Stratinsky and Czajowski Named to All-League Team

The two Generals named to the MCL All-League team, Brett Stratinsky (L) and Ryan Czajowski (R)
08/05/2018 12:45 PM -

Following the Northwest Indiana Oilmen clinching the Midwest Collegiate League title last night, the league office announced the MCL awards and All-League team. Two Generals, first baseman Brett Stratinsky and pitcher Ryan Czajowski, were named to the squad. Here is a summary of their respective seasons.

First Basemen - Brett Stratinsky

Stats: .320 AVG, 4 HR, 28 RBIs, 16 Runs, .627 SLG, 1.020 OPS, 18 Games

Stratinsky, a rising senior at Middle Tennessee State, was a midseason addition for the Generals and make his impact known for the rest of the way. He was second on the Generals with four home runs and finished fifth league-wide. Stratinsky also holds two Joliet single-game records in RBIs (5 vs Bloomington on July 28) and home runs (2 at Crestwood on July 6).

Pitcher - Ryan Czajowski

Stats: 3-1 W-L, 2.31 ERA, 40 SO, 24 BB, 8 G, 46 ⅔  IP

Czajowski was the ace this summer for the Generals pitching staff. The Moraine Valley CC product led the team in innings pitched (46 ⅔ ), strikeouts (40) and in earned run average (2.31). He also was an MCL All-Star and started the game for the West squad. Czajowski most impressive and meaningful start came on the second to last day of the regular season against the Bobcats. In the first game of the doubleheader, he went all seven innings on 122 pitches and gave up only one earned run in the 7-5 win.

Outside of the Generals, here is who captured the league awards and how the league team was compiled.

Most Valuable Player – Nate Montgomery, Northwest Indiana Oilmen

Pitcher of the Year – Quinn Gudaitis, Bloomington Bobcats

Manager of the Year – Ben Caple, DuPage County Hounds

2018 MCL All-League Team

C – Nate Montgomery, NWI

1B – Brett Stratinsky, Joliet

2B – Dane Toppel, DuPage County

SS – Billy Mote, Bloomington

3B – Cole Blatchford, Crestwood

OF – Zaid Walker, NWI

OF – David Giuliano, DuPage County

OF – Stephen Mogged, DuPage County

UTL – Nick Figus, NWI  

P – Quinn Gudaitis, Bloomington

P – Anthony Rogers, Southland

P – Zach Frey, Bloomington

P – Ryan Czajowski, Joliet

P – Christian Howell, NWI