Last night, the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League held their all star game at Bethesda Big Train’s Shirley Povich Field. The turnout for the league’s top players was large, with numerous scouts in attendance behind the backstop.
The D.C. Grays were represented by three position players; Colton Shaver (1B BYU), Quinn Carpenter (OF Texas Tech), and Old Dominion University’s Kurt Sinnen (1B).
Shaver participated in the league’s home run derby, something he has gotten used to this summer after coming off his appearance in the NCAA College Home Run Derby in Omaha.
But yesterday’s Grays’ standout player ended up being the most valuable player on the night for the league.
Kurt Sinnen went 1-1 with an RBI and scored the winning run. Sinnen started, hit in the nine hole, and quietly dominated at the plate and in the field.
With only three Grays players represented, Sinnen made his presence known and represented the D.C. Grays the best way possible, by winning the MVP.
Sinnen has had a strong season at the plate with a team-leading .308 batting average and a tie for RBIs with 14.
He’s been the swiss army knife of the Grays’ infield, filling in wherever needed with a .985 fielding percentage.
Although the Grays weren’t strong in numbers last night, Kurt Sinnen stood out with his steady performance and even-keeled demeanor that earned him the MVP in a competitive all-star game.