AS A FRESHMAN IN 2013
Redshirted the season.
Played for the Encinitas Gamers and the West Coast Bulldogs in the summer of 2012 ... Competed for the San Diego Gamers in the summer of 2011, Encinitas Gamers in the summer of 2010, and the West Coast Bulldogs in the 2008 and 2009 summers.
A 2012 graduate of La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad ... Guided the Mavericks to the 2012 CIF San Diego Section Division II crown, with team ranked as high as ninth in the state and 60th in the nation ... Earned winning decision on the mound and had winning hit in CIF final ... All-Avocado West League Second Team ... 2012 pitching statistics included 13 appearances, 12 starts, three complete games, 8-2 record, 1.97 ERA, 74.2 innings pitched, 57 strikeouts and 13 walks ... Batting numbers included a .333 average (31-for-93), 13 runs, four doubles, one triple and 18 RBI ... La Costa Canyon was a two-time Avocado West League champion in his two years as a varsity member ... Two-time U-T San Diego All-Academic Team ... Team Scholar-Athlete Award in 2011, when he posted a 5-1 record and 2.01 ERA ... MVP of junior varsity team in 2010 and captain of freshman squad in 2009.
Born Sept. 5, 1993, in San Diego ... Parents are David and Delane Hinkle, who both attended Cal State Northridge ... Majoring in structural engineering at Warren College ... Aspires to play professional baseball followed by a career in the field of structural engineering ... Counts being the winning pitcher and providing the game-winning hit in the CIF title game as a senior in high school as his top baseball memory to date ... Hobbies include going to the gym, going to the beach, bike riding and playing other sports with friends ... Roots for the San Diego Padres and Chargers, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Boston Red Sox ... Favorite athlete is Tigers ace Justin Verlander ... Top movie is The Rookie ... Punching in a Dream by The Naked and Famous can be found on his playlist ... Loves steak ... Lists his parents, coaches and Babe Ruth as his greatest influences ... Enjoys coaching little league and youth baseball players and sharing his knowledge and love of the game with them.