Southern Miss (40-18) earned a NCAA Regional spot for the first time in four years
The Golden Eagles have won the C-USA regular-season crown in 2003, 2011 and 2013.
The Golden Eagles entertain Louisiana Tech this weekend.
Appeared in 52 games, starting 50 (47 at second base, three at shortstop)…Hit .222 with 21 runs and 20 RBIs…Posted 6 multiple-hit games, including three-hit efforts against UAB (4/3) and Charlotte (5/10)…Hit safely in 11 of his final 15 games, including four of multiple-hit games...Lone home run came in first game of doubleheader at Louisiana Tech (3/20)…Posted .968 fielding percentage, while committing just seven errors in 220 chances….Involved in 41 double plays.
The only Golden Eagle to play and start in all 60 games...All 60 starts came at second base...Posted a .251 batting average with six doubles and 23 RBI...Finished the year hitting safely in the final five games, batting .400 (8x20) during that stretch with four RBI...Ended the year with a three-hit and then a two-hit contest against UTSA in the final day for the Golden Eagles in the C-USA Tournament...Named to the C-USA All-Tournament Team...Enjoyed a solid Middle Tennessee series (4/4-5) in which he collected a pair of hits in each of the first two games of the set...Had two hits and drove in three runs against nationally ranked Louisiana-Lafayette (2/21)...Put together 12 multi-hit contests (9 two-hit and 3 three-hit) and added four multi-RBI games (3 two-RBI, 1 three-RBI)...Did not commit an error in his first eight games and only made one miscue over the first 15 contests...Had most assists on the team with 170 and collected at least four in 24 games.
Played in 18 games, making 10 starts (eight at shortstop) ... Batted .211 with a double and a triple with eight RBI ... Made collegiate debut with a pinch hit against Mississippi State (3/12) and was hit by a pitch ... Also walked in the contest ... Hit safely in his next five games ... Drove in season-high three runs against Rice (3/22) and East Carolina (5/25) ... Finished the year with a three-game hitting streak, including a bases-clearing double in the ECU contest (5/25) ... Fielded 27 of 30 fielding chances for a .900 fielding percentage ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for Spring 2013 semester.
Played for coach Phil Clark at Bartlett High School, where his squad won the District 14-AAA championship his senior campaign and finished 26-9 ... A second-team all-state two-way player selection by the Tennessee Baseball Coaches Association ... Earned all-state honors by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association for AAA ... Posted a 6-2 record with a 1.57 earned run average on the mound, while also batting .395 with a home run and 23 RBI at shortstop during his senior campaign.
Son of Jonna Martin ... Majoring in Sport Management ... Born on Aug. 10, 1993.
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