17 Michael Fischbach
17 Michael Fischbach
Year: So.
Hometown: Valencia, Calif.
High School: Valencia
Position: OF/LHP

2014: A mideast Region third team pick and an all-Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association first team pick...Hit .417 (35-for-84) in the 28 games against league rivals to become the first Briton since 2006 to win the MIAA batting title...In statistics for league games, Fischbach finished second in the MIAA in on base percentage (.485) and slugging percentage (.679). His nine doubles and three home runs placed him in a tie for third in both categories...Collected at least one hit in 24 of the 28 league games and finished the season on a six-game hitting streak during which he hit .619 (13-for-21 with a double, triple, two home runs and six runs batted in).

2013: Started 32 games, mainly in left field...Hit .256, but drew 16 walks and was hit by pitch three times to raise his on-base percentage to .387...Slugged a two-run home run to right field in the third inning of Albion’s game one win over Kalamazoo on March 23...Drove in two runs in the first game of the April 13 doubleheader with Olivet.

Played soccer and baseball at Valencia High School…The outfielder hit .320 with a .538 on-base percentage his senior year…He hit .294 as a junior…Served as captain of the soccer team his senior year and he achieved first team status in the Foothill League and Santa Clarita Valley…Achieved scholar-athlete and principal’s honor roll awards…High school teammates playing at the Division I level include Connor Chase (Fresno State), Brian Mundell (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo), Nick Rivas (McNeese State) and Shane Zeile (UCLA)…Interested in majoring in economics & management with an emphasis in accounting…Son of Ray and Karin Fischbach.