Brinkman Garners National Team of the Week Spotlight

Photo by Marco Quaroni
Photo by Marco Quaroni

St. Louis, Mo., May 1, 2018 – Sophomore John Brinkman of the Washington University in St. Louis baseball team was named to the D3baseball.com National Team of the Week on May 1 after a stellar week against Brandeis University.

Brinkman scorched the baseball this past weekend in helping WashU earn a 4-0 series sweep of the Judges. Overall, he finished the series 9-for-16 (.569), with six of his hits going for extra bases as his slugging percentage was 1.125. In addition, Brinkman knocked in 11 runs, drew two walks, was hit by a pitch, stole a base and scored five runs.

The Worden, Ill.-native had back-to-back games which he finished one extra base hit shy of hitting for the cycle including a 4-for-4 performance on Friday with two doubles, a triple and a UAA record tying seven RBI. Brinkman also found his way onto the mound and earned his first save of the season during Saturday's 7-5 victory.

On the year, Brinkman leads the Bears with a .372 batting average, 48 hits, 15 doubles and 42 runs batted in. He has a .981 fielding percentage splitting time between first and third base, with 10 appearances on the mound as well.

WashU baseball concluded the regular season with a 21-14 overall record and will await the NCAA Division III selection committee's announcement of the regional qualifiers on Sunday, May 13. Be sure to stay up to date on all your Bears scores and awards by following @WashUBears on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.