GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Tusculum second baseman Daulton Martin has been selected to the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region first team.
Martin is a consensus All-Region selection garnering first team accolades by the American Baseball Coaches Association and the National Baseball Writers of America. He also received All-Region second team recognition by the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association which is selected by the DII media relations directors in the southeast.
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 NCBWA All-America second team 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.
ABCA/Rawlings Division II All-Southeast Region Team
C - Andres Perez, North Georgia
1B - Chance Bowden, Catawba
2B - Daulton Martin, Tusculum
3B - Trey Jacobs, UNC Pembroke
SS - Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial
OF - Logan Mattix, Georgia College
OF - Luke Jackson, UNC Pembroke
OF - Luke Cureton, Belmont Abbey
OF - Connor Grant, North Greenville
DH - Austin Mapes, Erskine
UT - Nate Estes, Mount Olive
SP - Charlie Hecht, Georgia College
SP - Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
SP - Kolton Ingram, Columbus State
SP - Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial
RP - Zach Vennaro, Mount Olive
C - Matt Honeycutt, Mars Hill
1B - Matthew Miller, Georgia College
2B - Seth Hartings, UNC Pembroke
3B - Chase Allen, Limestone
SS - Colin Allman, Newberry
OF - Justin Dean, Lenoir-Rhyne
OF - Justin Carroll, Mount Olive
OF - Logan Augustine, Lincoln Memorial
OF - Austin Pharr, Columbus State
DH - Connor Grainger, UNC Pembroke
UT - Colin Rosenbaum, Belmont Abbey
SP - Michael Livingston, Young Harris
SP - Anthony Burke, UNC Pembroke
SP - Christian Aragon, USC Aiken
SP - German Reyes, Mount Olive
RP - Bradly Cammack, Georgia College
Southeast Player of the Year: Chance Bowden, Catawba
Southeast Pitcher of the Year: Charlie Hecht, Georgia College