What a season it’s been for Michael Sinks.
The Barton sophomore second baseman capped off that memorable season by being named a first team NJCAA All American this week.
Sinks was picked first team at designated hitter, rounding out the 11-member first team. He was one of two Region VI players to earn first team honors along with Hutchinson’s Michael Helman in the infield.
Sinks had a monster season at the plate for the Cougars.
The Lawrence High graduate set three school records including racking up 100 hits to set a single season record. He hit .431 from the leadoff spot in the order with a .507 on base percentage.
He also displayed power with 12 home runs, 57 RBI and a .741 slugging percentage. His 26 doubles this season was also a Barton school record.
Sinks leaves Barton with career records in hits at 184 and doubles at 37. Sinks stole 14 bases and drew more walks (29) than he struck out (21). He led Barton in runs scored at 75 while playing in all 60 games as Barton finished the season with a 42-18 record.
He had a 16-game hitting streak and hit safely in 52 of the 60 games. His play seemed to get better as the competition improved, hitting .470 during the 32-game conference season with nine home runs, 36 RBI and 40 runs scored.
Sinks hit better than .400 in all four months during the season with his low .414 during March and a high of .462 in May.
NJCAA All Americans
P – Seth Hougesen, Dyersburg State (Tenn), So.
P – Tommy Romero, Eastern Florida, So.
P – Grant Townsend, Central Arizona, So.
C – Tre Todd, Harford (Md), So.
IF – Michael Helman, Hutchinson, So.
IF – Andrew Morales, Odessa (Texas), So.
IF – Elvis Peralta, Crowder (Mo), So.
IF – Reynaldo, Rivera, Chipola (Fla), So.
OF – Jonathan LaCroix, Seminole St (Okla), Fr.
OF – Colby Price, Panola (Texas), So.
OF – Eric Senior, Midland (Texas), So.
DH – Michael Sinks, Barton, So.
P – Casey Cobb, Chattahoochee Valley (Ala), Fr
P – Payton Phillips, East Georgia State, So.
P – Max Roberts, Wabash Valley (Ill), Fr.
C – Doug Facendo, Howard (Texas), Fr.
IF – Raul Hernandez, Lincoln Trail (Ill), So.
IF – Carson Maxwell, Galveston (Texas), So
IF – Dalton Reed, Seminole State (Okla), So.
IF – Peyton Sorrels, Harford (Md), So.
OF – Roberto Enriquez, Allen County, So.
OF – Jacob Rhinesmith, Indian Hills (Iowa), So.
OF – Marco Rivera, Vernon (Texas), So.
DH – Yan Tremblay, Clarendon (Texas), So.
P – Joey Cooner, Crowder (Mo), So.
P – Tyler Ivey, Grayson (Texas), So.
P – Brendan Stanek, Johnson County, So.
C – Cooper Minnick, Neosho County, So.
IF – Andrew Bechtold, Chipola (Fla), So.
IF – Chase Sudduth, Gordon State (Ga), So.
IF – Evan Edwards, SC Lancaster, So.
IF – Jaylen Smith, Chattahoochee Valley (Ala), So
OF – Dylan Harris, Walters State (Tenn), Fr.
OF – Jackson Hesterlee, Southern Union State (Ala), So.
OF – Jared Williams, SC Lancaster, So.
DH – Cameron Touchette, John A Logan (Ill), Fr
P = Bowden Francis, Chipola (Fla), So.
P – Ronnie Broyles, Dyersburg State (Tenn), So.
P – Darin Cook, Lamar (Colo), So.
P – Logan Bailey, Panola (Texas), So.
P – Jordan Spicer, Polk State (Fla), So.
P – Jacob Cantleberry, San Iacinto (Texas), Fr.
P – David Dunlavey, SC Lancaster, Fr.
C – Max Guzman, Chipola (Fla), Fr.
IF – Miguel Medina, ASA College (NY), Fr.
IF – Jake Northern, Connors State (Okla), Fr.
IF – Luis Giminez, Indian Hills (Iowa), So.
IF – Alex Phillips, Kansas City Kansas, So.
IF – Nolan Rattai, Midland (Texas), So.
OF – Logan Bottrell, Cochise (Ariz), So.
OF – Andrew Swanson, Dyersburg State (Tenn), Fr.
OF – Cross Holfert, SC Lancaster, Fr.
DH – Luke Johnson, Harford (Md), So.