PEMBROKE, N.C. --- Tusculum second baseman Daulton Martin has been named to the NCAA Division II All-America Second Team as selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA).
Martin, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, led the South Atlantic Conference with his .413 batting average while his 86 total hits are third in the nation and the second most by a DII left-handed hitter. The 2018 All-SAC first team choice is 25th in the country in batting average and his seven triples are a league-best and ninth in the nation. He is 15th in the land in doubles (20), 20th in total bases (132) and 27th in on-base percentage (.500).
His 86 hits are the sixth-most in Tusculum history, while leading the team with 29 multiple-hit games including 10 with three or more hits. He hit safely in his first 12 games of the season to post a 23-game hitting streak dating back to last year. The 23-game streak is the fourth-longest in program history and five games away from the school record.
The 2018 consensus All-Region selection reached base safely in 51 of 52 games this season including the first 44 in a row. Along with reach base in his last 12 outings in 2017, he finished with a school-record streak of getting on-base in 56 consecutive contests.
After just two seasons, Martin has a .399 career batting average which is currently the sixth highest in Tusculum history. His .489 career on-base percentage is third in the Tusculum record book and is tied for fifth with his 10 career triples.
The Pioneers posted a 25-27 overall record and finished fifth in the conference standings. Tusculum advanced to the SAC postseason for a 19th straight year and went 2-2 in the league tournament recording wins over Newberry and No. 2 seed and NCAA II Tournament participant Wingate.
2018 NCBWA Division II All-America Team
C – Mikey Gangwish, Colorado School of Mines
1B – Zack Shannon, Delta State
2B – Kyle Marsh, Embry-Riddle
3B – Trey Jacobs, UNC Pembroke
SS – Patrick Dorrian, Lynn
OF – Drake McNamara, Southern Indiana
OF – Brenton Doyle, Shepherd
OF – Matt Diesel, Felician
DH – Nick Stokowski, Illinois Springfield
UTL – Logan Browning, Florida Southern
SP – Josiah Gray, LeMoyne
SP – David Lebron, Tampa
SP – Chris Vallmont, Mercyhurst
RP – Zach Vennaro, Mount Olive
C – Collin Kaucher, Ohio Dominican
1B – Jared Melone, West Chester
2B – Daulton Martin, Tusculum
3B – Kaleo Johnson, Montana St. Billings
SS – Alex Pimentel, SW Oklahoma St.
OF – Zander Clarke, UC San Diego
OF – Blake Adams, Tarleton St.
OF – Darrell Langston, Claflin
DH – Hayden Marze, Florida Southern
UTL – Andrew Bush, California Baptist
SP – Joe Ryan, Stanislaus St.
SP – Gus Varland, Concordia-St. Paul
SP – Charlie Hecht, Georgia College
RP – J.T. Hintzen, Florida Southern
C – Jake Anchia, Nova Southeastern
1B – Reed Hjelle, Minnesota Crookston
2B – Cody Birdsong, Quincy
3B – Jacob Richardson, Southern Arkansas
SS – Cole Taylor, Illinois Springfield
OF – Austin Edgette, Bloomsburg
OF – Tyler Flores, Point Loma
OF – Bryce Fischer, Emporia St.
DH – Shane Dressler, West Chester
UTL – Alex Achtermann, Nebraska-Kearney
SP – Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
SP – James Varela, LIU Post
SP – Michael Stout, Fairmont St.
SP – Tanner Lawson, St. Edward's
RP – Kyle Lawson, Grand Valley St.
Honorable Mention: Catcher: Matt Honeycutt, Jr., Mars Hill; Tyler Walters, Slippery Rock. First Base: Chance Bowden, Catawba; Justin Childers, Ohio Dominican. Second Base: Alex DeLaCruz, Eastern New Mexico; Ted DeSanti, Indiana (Pa.); Andres Rio, Arkansas-Monticello. Third Base: Emelio Abreu, Winston-Salem State; Kyle Hubbuch, North Alabama; Dalton Schumer, Maryville (Mo.); Bruce Strickland, Felician. Shortstop: Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial; Ben Walsh, LeMoyne; Nick Ward, West Chester. Outfield: Clay Casey, Delta State; Giovanni Dingcong, St. Thomas Aquinas; Hunter Douglas, Colorado Mesa; Luke Jackson, UNC Pembroke; Trevor Kehe, Colorado School of Mines; Andrew Liberty, Nova Southeastern; Logan Mattix, Georgia College; David Vinsky, Northwood; Zac Wilson, Davenport. Designated Hitter: Dustin Braun,Central Washington; Bradley Mathiowetz, Angelo State. Utility: Nick Gobert, Southern Indiana; Christian Hamel, Shepherd; Nate Schmal, Georgia College. Starting Pitcher: Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial; David Palmer, New Haven; Eli Nabholz, Millersville; Tyler Jandron, Northwood (Mich.); Nathan Hickey, Tarleton State; Seth Holman, Emporia State; Dylan Stowell, California Baptist. Relief Pitcher: Brandon LaManna, New Haven; Taylor Langston, Henderson State; Jae Wagner, Chico State.