Michigan baseball recruit Charlie Donovan dies at 18

The Detroit News

Charles "Charlie" Donovan, the Gatorade Illinois baseball player of the year in 2015 and a Michigan recruit, died Nov. 5, according to the Journal & Topics newspaper in Des Plaines, Illinois.

A cause of death has not been released, according to USA Today. Donovan was 18.

Donovan, a shortstop, was drafted in the 30th round by the Milwaukee Brewers, but chose instead to head to Michigan.

According to USA Today, Donovan hit .484 with seven home runs, 33 RBIs and 42 stolen bases during his senior season for Westmont High School.

"We are deeply saddened by the passing of Charlie Donovan," Michigan coach Erik Bakich wrote Friday on Twitter. "Please join us in extending our heartfelt condolences to Jim, Karen, Jack, Joe and the entire Donovan family.

"Charlie represented all the values we hold dear at Michigan and he will always be a Wolverine."