North Lincoln sophomore Trent Hopkins has been named to the NC.Preps 1A All-State Baseball Team.
The first baseman was second on the team with a .405 batting average and had 19 RBIs. He also stole 24-of-24 bases.
Hopkins was surprised when told of his being named.
â€œThe Lord always helps me with stuff like this. I worked as hard as I could during the season and went out and played the best I could,â€ he said.
His head coach Sean Andrews was proud of his stud sophomore.
â€œItâ€™s well-deserved and Iâ€™m proud of the kid. He gives me everything he has everyday,â€ Andrews said. â€œHeâ€™s one of the most coachable kids that I have. Day in and day out, he is extremely focused in practice.â€
Cheron Farley, who graduated in 1995, is believed to be the last Lincoln County athlete to be make All-State in two sports. He achieved it playing baseball and football.
â€œI didnâ€™t think I would make both of them. I was shocked,â€ Hopkins said.
by John Mark Brooks