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Blake Shinkle

Position IF
Height 6'1''
Weight 170 lbs.
Class Sophomore
Hometown Olathe, Kan.
High School Blue Valley Southwest
B/T So./1L

Honors and Awards

  • 2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • 2016 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • 2016 Millard Jantz Academic Newcomer
  • Three-time Athletic Director’s and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll

2019, Senior season
Made season debut in left field at USC Upstate (2/16).

2018, Junior season
Started two of the 35 games he played in … Batted .333 (7-for-21) with one triple and one RBI … Made an appearance opening weekend against Murray State (2/17) as a pinch runner … Recorded one at bat and a run scored against Northwestern (2/24) … Scored a run against Texas Southern (3/3) … Swiped a bag against then-No. 20 St. John’s (3/10) … Picked up first hit of the season at Grand Canyon (3/20) … Notched second-career start at Cincinnati (4/29) … Hit first-career triple against West Virginia (5/4).

2017, sophomore season
Spring 2017 Athletic Director’s & Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll … Saw action in 14 games on the season making one start, used primarily as a pinch runner and defensive replacement … Batted .100 (1-of-10) … Notched first hit of season at Wichita State (4/19) in a pinch-hit situation … Started first-career game against Texas Southern (5/5) where he drew a personal-best two walks.

2016, Freshman season
Appeared in 29 games … Recorded a .313 batting average (5-for-16) … Made collegiate debut and scored first-career run against Northern Colorado (2/22) … Notched first-career at bat vs. Utah (2/26) … Tallied a run against North Dakota (3/11) … Posted first-career base hit vs. Murray State (3/15) … Recorded an at bat at Stanford (3/19) … Career highs in at bats (3), hits (2) and RBIs (2) against Benedictine (3/30).

Blue Valley Southwest HS
Three-year letterman under head coach Rick Sabath … Regional Champions in 2013 and 2014 … 5A State runner-up in 2014 … 5A State Champions in 2015 … Hit .611 with a .650 on-base percentage during the 2014 post season … Batted .350 during the 2015 season with a .450 clip during the Timberwolves’ postseason run … Selected to the Kansas City Royals Elite Scout Team in 2013 and 2014 … Named to the Eastern Kansas League All-Second Team in 2013 and 2015 … Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal
Born in Overland Park, Kansas … The son of Jeff and Pam Shinkle … Has four younger siblings: Brent, Bo, Brody and Brooke … Grandparents (Clark and Sueann Stewart), parents (Jeff and Pam Shinkle), and uncle (Craig Stewart) all attended KU … Uncle, Craig, played baseball at KU from 1996-97 … Plans to major in sport management.