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Posted on Sun, Jun 30, 2013 : 5:30 a.m.

Huron's Demetrius Sims is 2013 Washtenaw County baseball Player of the Year

By Pete Cunningham


Demetrius Sims, above, is the 2013 Washtenaw County baseball Player of the Year.

Daniel Brenner | file photo

Demetrius Sims

Demetrius Sims

School: Ann Arbor Huron
Class: Senior

Notable: Demetrius Sims played shortstop and hit from the leadoff spot for a Huron team that went 22-14 and won a Division 1 district championship. Sims had a batting average of .323 with 24 RBIs, 13 extra-base hits and 41 runs scored. Sims had a tremendous impact on his team’s success in the field, where he had a .969 fielding percentage. He only committed four errors on the entire season and had a perfect fielding percentage in the postseason for the River Rats. “Demetrius only had four errors on the entire season and he was getting to balls I’ll probably never see a high school kid ever get to again…His hands are unbelievably soft. You know if it’s hit anywhere near him he’s going to get it,” said Huron coach Terry Bigham. Sims had his worst year from the plate as a senior, but still finished his three-year varsity career with a .360 average. His .396 average as a junior set the single season record for Huron. Sims will play in the Michigan High School Baseball Coaches Association All-Star Game at Comerica Park on July 1. He will continue his playing career at Division I Bethune-Cookman in Florida.

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Sun, Jun 30, 2013 : 6:51 p.m.

Congrats on an outstanding season. I wish you all the best in the future. I too represented Huron in the All Star game ( in Tiger Stadium ) back in 1988. It's an honor and a wonderful experience. Enjoy yourself and good luck in game!! Go Rats!!

Susie Q

Sun, Jun 30, 2013 : 12:50 p.m.

Congratulations! Good luck at college.