A Quick Six from Spring Sports Senior Gavin Simpkins

Senior Gavin Simpkins, a pitcher for the Rocks.

Senior Gavin Simpkins, a pitcher for the Rocks.

Max Latkovski, Staff Reporter

Coming off reaching the state semifinals in 2019 and a season stopped in 2020, the 6-0 baseball Rocks are more than ready to make a state title run in 2021.  A top pitcher for Trinity, senior Gavin Simpkins answered some questions about his Rocks baseball career and the new season. 

 

Q: What are your expectations for the season?

A: We hope to bring home the first state championship for baseball in Trinity history.

Q: What’s your approach to pitching, and where do you think you’ll pitch in the rotation?

A: My approach to pitching revolves around confidence — I’m in control of the game. I expect to be one of our three starting pitchers.

Q: Who will be your hardest opponent? 

Coach Arnold has helped in many ways, not just as an athlete but in life as well. He has really helped me improve my pitching tremendously.”

A: The toughest opponent this season will be McCracken County because they have a really talented pitching rotation.

Q: Who do you expect to be in the starting lineup for this season?

A: Our outfield is going to consist of Daylen Lile, Josh Castleman and Korbyn Dickerson. The infield will consist of Austin Taylor, Ethan Hodge, Thomas Nettles and myself. Max Latkovski will be in control of the defense behind the plate.

Q: Who will the strongest hitters this year?

A: I expect Daylen Lile and Korbyn Dickerson to be our top producers at the plate this season.

Q: In what ways has head coach Rick Arnold helped you develop as a player?

A: Coach Arnold has helped in many ways, not just as an athlete but in life as well. He has really helped me improve my pitching tremendously.