SEMIFINALISTS FOR 2015 D2 BASEBALL NEWS TINO MARTINEZ AWARD ANNOUNCED
AWARD HONORS DII BASEBALL’S MOST OUTSTANDING PLAYER

The semifinalists for the D2 Baseball News Tino Martinez Award have been determined. The thirty exceptional student-athletes named comprise an elite list of top players at the DII level. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, Olympian and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.

The winner of the 2015 Tino Martinez Award will be named Monday, June 1st following the Division II Championships which will held in Cary, NC. The finalists will be revealed prior to the beginning of the DII finals

About Tino Martinez
The Tino Martinez Award is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez. Martinez was a three-time All-American and still holds a number of UT records including career home runs (54), career slugging percentage (.736), career on base percentage (.494), single season batting average (.452) and single season slugging percentage (.957).

While he wore a Spartan uniform Tampa advanced to their first NCAA Division II National Championships (1986 and '87) and won their first of twelve SSC Championships ('87). Martinez was elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013. Current LSU head coach Paul Mainieri has been quoted as stating Martinez was, "the best player I've ever coached against".

Previous Tino Martinez Award Winners
2014 - Austin Kaiser, Colorado Mesa Mavs
2013 – Harmen Sidhu, Sonoma State Seawolves
2012 - Nathan Minnich, Shepherd Rams
2011 - Chase Larsson, Cameron Aggies
2010 - Bryan Fogle, Erskine Flying Fleet

2015 Tino Martinez Award Semifinalists

Name School YR POS AVG HR RBI SLG% OB% SB
Nathan Ackerman Wayne St (NE) JR OF 0.367 13 39 0.850 0.409 0
Will Albertson Catawba JR C/OF 0.491 19 70 0.939 0.553 2
Austin Allen Florida Tech JR C/DH 0.439 10 49 0.790 0.483 4
Albert Baur Newberry 1B SR 0.418 15 55 0.791 0.507 2
Andrew Brodbeck Flagler 2B SR 0.392 4 28 0.594 0.527 23
Patrick Castleberry Arkansas Tech C SR 0.380 13 58 .740 .475 1
Brendan Collins Columbus St OF SR 0.410 5 37 0.590 0.476 29
Collins Cuthrell UNC Pembroke SR 3B 0.454 22 63 0.988 0.543 5
Justin Garcia Nova Southeastern JR 1B 0.368 15 49 0.819 0.477 7
Jordan Godman CSU-Pueblo OF JR 0.444 3 28 0.681 0.528 23
Justin Harris Emporia St SR OF 0.483 4 29 0.772 0.549 25
Chris Hoffman Missouri Southern OF JR 0.442 7 34 0.717 0.503 14
Jhalan Jackson Florida Southern OF JR 0.398 13 48 0.797 0.455 2
Stephen James Ashland 2B SR 0.407 8 39 0.788 0.482 5
Nolan Johnson Minnesota St C SR 0.416 4 21 0.664 0.429 0
Hayden Jones Valdosta St SS JR 0.424 6 38 0.662 0.491 1
Dean Long Emporia St SR 3B 0.387 15 55 0.825 0.488 10
Jason Morozowski Mt Olive OF JR 0.419 14 65 0.743 0.483 14
Hunter Newman Trevecca Nazarene JR 1B 0.504 14 58 1.000 0.598 5
Brandon Overstreet Erskine SS SR 0.422 8 55 0.679 0.458 8
Tanner Rainey West Alabama SR 1B 0.348 12 43 0.791 0.473 4
Nick Sell Seton Hill SR 3B 0.466 21 71 1.092 0.523 8
Troy Sieber St. Leo 1B SO 0.366 12 50 0.725 0.471 1
Colton Simbeck Alabama-Huntsville SR OF 0.402 14 38 0.990 0.483 1
Thomas Spitz Wingate OF SR 0.366 11 51 0.674 0.452 13
Allen Staton North Greenville SS SR 0.398 8 35 0.694 0.460 16
Dylan Tice West Chester SR SS 0.448 7 23 0.885 0.535 2
Ryan Uhl Indiana (PA) SR 1B 0.383 19 50 0.972 0.507 0
Adam Urbania Slippery Rock SR OF 0.435 7 43 0.741 0.509 5
Austin Wallingford Colorado Mesa C SR 0.383 10 33 0.708 0.458 10
Matt Wilson Shepherd SR OF 0.479 6 32 0.840 0.573 2
Kamran Young Cal St Dominguez Hills OF SR 0.407 10 33 0.732 0.519 3

 


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