Kirk Sipila enters his third season as one of the most relied upon ball players for the Dallas Spirits Baseball Club. A back-to-back team MVP (2014, 2015), Sipila can literally play in any position and can be expected to score or generate runs at any time. He brings a natural leadership to his teams and the club as a whole. Kirk increases his leadership role heading into 2016 as the Masters (45+) Team Manager, and plays on several teams spanning both in and outside the NTABL.
Kirk was a 3 year Varsity starter at Oliver Wendall Holmes High School in San Antonio, TX before transitioning to the college level. He left OWH with a number of achievements including, 1987 All District Second Team and All City Honorable Mention (1B), as well as 1988, 1989 All District and All City Honors. Sipila attended Ranger College in 1990 where he batted .358, with 7 HR, 29 R, 32 RBI, and 31 SB. He continued with receiving honors which included North Texas JC All Conference (CF) and North Texas JC Freshman of the Year awards. His 1991 stats included a batting average of .349, 11 HR, 31R, 47 RBI, and 27 SB while reaching North Texas JC All Conference and Midwest JC All Region Tournament Team honors. From 1992-1993, Kirk played with the Nuevo Laredo Tecolotes in the Mexican Independent League.
Sipila also heads into 2016 as the Veterans (35+) back-to-back batting champ (2014, 2015) finishing 2014 at .647 and 2015 at .417. He can be expected to lead his team in several categories and has the constant attention of any opponent. Kirk is a solid defender at any position, and is also relied upon for his submarine style of pitching, whether it be a complete game starter or closer in tight situations.
Sipila also served our country as a United States Air Force Active Duty and Veteran (1993-2000) and the Spirits are extremely proud of his time served. Sipila is married to his beautiful wife and soulmate, Michelle, and resides with her and their 4 children (sons, Joshua and Noah, daughters, Olivia and Sofia) in Prosper, TX.
Nickname: “Sip,” “Count Sipila,” “Kirk”