Athletes of the Week – April 13


Cooper Trinkle, Columbus North senior baseball player

Trinkle had an RBI-double in a 3-0 win against Seymour. He went 2 for 3 with a double, a home run and four RBIs and recorded the save in Friday’s 5-3 win at Louisville Trinity. Saturday, he went 2 for 4 with three RBIs in a 9-8 loss at South Oldham (Kentucky).

His performance last week: “It’s nice to get off to a good start. I feel pretty good at the plate and in the field.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “I just kind of listen to some music and go through my routines.”

Favorite drink: “Blue Gatorade”

Favorite food: “Chicken wings”

Favorite book: “The Natural (about Bryce Harper)”

Favorite class: “Weights”

Role model: “My dad (Todd Trinkle)”

Best advice: “To work hard and let your work produce results. Don’t do too much.”

Athletics goal: “To play professional baseball”

If you could travel anywhere: “I’d say Cooperstown, New York. I’m named after the Baseball Hall of Fame, but I’ve never visited there.”


Emma Summers, Brown County freshman softball player

Summers threw a one-hitter and struck out 10 in a 10-0, five-inning win against Eastern Greene. She went 4 for 5 with a double in Friday’s 12-4 win at Columbus East. Saturday, she threw a perfect game and struck out 13 in a 2-0 win at Cascade.

Her performance last week: “Altogether, I thought it was pretty good. I was nervous to start out because freshman year starting varsity, it was nerve racking. But I think I pulled through and did pretty well.”

Do you do anything special to prepare? “Other than the warmup, I pray before every game.”

Favorite drink: “Dr. Pepper”

Favorite food: “French fries”

Favorite book: “What’s Left of Me”

Favorite class: “Geometry”

Role model: “Probably Jackie Traina. She pitched for Alabama and does a bunch of charity stuff. She went to Japan and did stuff there. She won a national championship, and that’s what I want to do.”

Best advice: “Don’t give up, because I never thought I’d get to where I am now. And then I got here, and it took a lot of work, but I just stuck it out.”

Athletics goal: “I want to play D-I softball, which is a huge goal, but I want to get there. I think I can if I work hard enough, and I want to pitch another perfect game.”

If you could travel anywhere: “I would probably want to go on a mission trip to somewhere like the Dominican Republic. Or if there was a crisis somewhere, I would want to go there. You see a lot of people go on mission trips there, and knowing that you could help someone is what I want to do.”