Monday, March 17, 2014

Martin Named SoCon Baseball Player of the Week

Adam Martin - Photo courtesy WCU Media Relations
Senior catcher Adam Martin has been named the Southern Conference player a of the week, for all games March 10-16.

Martin hit .421 and slugged 1.053 in five games last week, scoring nine runs and driving in 14. He hit three home runs, a double and a triple in addition to drawing four walks (two intentional) and hitting a pair of sacrifice flies.

Martin had an on-base percentage of .500 for the week. The senior from Marietta, Ga., opened his week by reaching base twice at Georgia Tech on Tuesday, driving in a run with a sac fly in WCU’s four-run first inning. Martin was 1-for-5 with a double, a run and an RBI fielder’s choice the next day at Kennesaw State before breaking out against Rider over the weekend.

In the Catamounts’ three-game sweep of the Broncs, Martin was 7-for-12 with 12 of his RBIs on the week. He opened the series with a 2-for-4 showing on Friday, hitting a two-run triple in the first inning and adding a single in the ninth. He scored both times. In Saturday’s doubleheader, Martin fell one RBI short of the school record with eight in WCU’s game-one win, hitting a two-run homer and a grand slam to go with a sac fly and a bases-loaded walk. He scored four times in the contest. In game two, Martin was 3-for-4 with another home run, driving in two runs and scoring one in the contest. He was walked three times in the doubleheader, twice intentionally.