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Wallace State baseball’s Easton Kirk named a NJCAA Division I 3rd-team All-American

Wallace State baseball’s Easton Kirk named a NJCAA Division I 3rd-team All-American

HANCEVILLE, ALA. – Wallace State baseball's Easton Kirk has been named a National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I 3rd-team All-American.

Kirk, who wrapped up his Wallace State career last month, won the Alabama Community College Conference (ACCC) Triple Crown during the regular season, leading the league in all three major offensive categories. He finished the regular season with a .480 average, 18 home runs and 64 RBIs.

Kirk, a Piedmont native, was also named the 2019 ACCC Player of the Year, the ACCC North Division Player of the Year and was selected to the ACCC All-Southeastern District team. He helped Wallace State baseball finish with a 29-17 record and earn a first-round bye at the ACCC/Region 22 Tournament.

After earning Class 3A 1st-team All-State distinction at Piedmont, Kirk splashed upon the scene as a freshman for Wallace State, earning All-ACCC recognition in 2018 after hitting .364 with 10 homers and 51 RBIs. He added 16 doubles and scored 47 runs.

Kirk, a Troy University commit, was even better in 2019. In 125 at bats prior to the postseason, he added a .992 slugging percentage and had multi-hit performances in 18 games.

It's the second consecutive season Wallace State baseball has produced a NJCAA All-American. Blake Rivera was a 2nd-team All-American last season. Rivera was drafted in the fourth round last season by the San Francisco Giants and is currently pitching for the Augusta Green Jackets.