Martin named to ABCA All-America baseball team

Martin named to ABCA All-America baseball team

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Tusculum second baseman Daulton Martin has been named to the 2018 ABCA/Rawlings NCAA Division II All-America Baseball third team.

Martin earns his second All-American honor of the spring after garnering second team honors by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America (NCBWA) last month.

Martin, a sophomore from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, led the South Atlantic Conference with his .413 batting average (18th in NCAA II) while his 86 total hits are 17th in the nation and the second most by a DII left-handed hitter.  The 2018 All-SAC first team choice is 18th in the country in batting average and his seven triples are a league-best and 10th in the nation.  He finished 20th in the land in doubles (20) and 23rd 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 was 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 reaching 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 ABCA/Rawlings All-America Division II Team
First 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
INF – Jared Melone, West Chester
OF – Matt Diesel, Felician
OF – Brenton Doyle, Shepherd
OF – Zander Clarke, UC San Diego
OF – Drake McNamara, Southern Indiana
DH – Nick Stokowski, Illinois Springfield
SP – David Lebron, Tampa
SP – Kolton Ingram, Columbus St.
SP – Chris Vallmont, Mercyhurst
SP – Josiah Gray, LeMoyne
RP – J.T. Hinzen, Florida Southern

Second Team
C – Tyler Walters, Slippery Rock
1B – Chance Bowden, Catawba
2B – Cody Birdsong, Quincy
3B – Jacob Richardson, Southern Arkansas
SS – Cole Taylor, Illinois Springfield
OF – Luke Jackson, UNC Pembroke
OF – Bryce Fischer, Emporia State
OF – Blake Adams, Tarleton State
OF – Trevor Kehe, Colorado School of Mines
DH – AJ Walden, Alabama-Huntsville
UT – Logan Browning, Florida Southern
SP – Charlie Hecht, Georgia College
SP – Tanner Lawson, St. Edward's
SP – James Varela, LIU Post
SP – Joe Ryan, Stanislaus State
RP – Zach Vennaro, Mount Olive

Third Team
C – Jake Anchia, Nova Southeastern
1B – Reed Hjelle, Minnesota-Crookston
2B – Daulton Martin, Tusculum
3B – Kaleo Johnson, Montana State Billings
SS – Ben Walsh, LeMoyne
INF – Mike Rothmund, Illinois Springfield
OF – David Vinsky, Northwood
OF – Austin Edgette, Bloomsburg
OF – Logan Mattix, Georgia College
OF – William Hairston, St. Edward's
DH – Travis Able, Central Missouri
UT – Andrew Bash, California Baptist
SP – Gus Varland, Concordia-St. Paul
SP – Jacob Blank, Augustana
SP – Tyler Jandron, Northwood
SP – Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
RP – Daniel Jang, Biola
RP – Zach Reeg, Augustana