EDWARDSVILLE, Ill. – SIUE baseball signee Sam Hopkins (O'Fallon) was recently honored by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as the All-Metro Pitcher of the Year.
As a senior, Hopkins was 10-1 in 15 appearances, including nine starts. He finished with two saves and a 1.07 earned run average in 72 innings. He struck out 61, while walking just 18. He allowed 57 hits and held opponents to a .207 batting average. O'Fallon won 30 games and advanced to the Class 4A sectional final.
As a junior, Hopkins was 10-2 with a 2.24 ERA and 22 strikeouts, helping O'Fallon to a Southwestern Conference championship with a 6-1 record. Hopkins was honored as a first team All-Southwestern Conference selection and a second team All-Metro pick, as chosen by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.