MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. --- Tusculum University's Charles Hall and Daulton Martin have been named to the 2019 Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA) Baseball All-Southeast Region first team.
Both Hall and Martin garnered D2CCA All-Region first team honors last year.
Hall was named one of the four All-Region first team starting pitchers after he posted a 6-3 record and continues to lead the nation in strikeouts with 148. The 2019 South Atlantic Conference Pitcher of the Year finished the season with a 2.31 earned run average which was second lowest in the league and 41st in NCAA Division II.
Hall leads the conference with his 89.2 innings pitched as he tossed two complete games and notched a 14.86 strikeouts per nine innings pitched which is the fourth-best average in the country.
On March 15 of this season, Hall established a new NCAA II national record with his 22 strikeouts against Queens University of Charlotte. For his efforts, he was named the NCBWA Division II National Pitcher of the Week. In his 13 starts, he posted 10 or more strikeouts on 10 occasions and was tabbed SAC and Region Pitcher of the Week, twice each.
In his two seasons at Tusculum, Hall posted a 10-6 record with two saves and a 3.26 ERA which is ninth in the TU record book. His 219 career strikeouts are fourth in school history while pitching in 163 career innings.
The Dumfries, Virginia native graduated from Tusculum last Saturday and majored in business IT. He is a member of the SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll, Athletic Director's Honor Roll, Dean's List and Charles Oliver Gray Honors List.
Martin, a junior from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, returns to the All-Region first team at second base. The three-time All-SAC selection led the Pioneers with his .362 batting average while also topping the league with his 22 doubles (T6th in NCAA II) and 52 walks (3rd in NCAA II). He also led Tusculum with his eight home runs, 112 totals bases, .633 slugging percentage, .518 on-base percentage (18th in NCAA II) and five sacrifice flies.
The 2018 All-American accounted for 15 multiple-hit games while also going 17-of-22 in stolen bases and was hit by pitch 11 times. In his 153-game career with the Pioneers, Martin is batting .384 which is the ninth-highest in school history. He is also listed throughout the TU record book where his 54 career doubles are tied for the most in program history. He is fifth all-time in hits (214), fifth in triples (11), seventh in RBI (129), third in total bases (338), second in walks (105), fifth in hit by pitch (26) and second in career on-base percentage (.498).
Like Hall, Martin is a member of the SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll and the Athletic Director's Honor Roll while majoring in business management.
The Tusculum duo advances to the D2CCA All-America ballot which will be selected nationally by members of the Division II Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA).
The D2CCA All-America programs honor student-athletes in Division II athletic programs. The mission of the CCA is to encourage and promote Division II athletics and high standards of sportsmanship as important elements of higher education.
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D2CAA All-Southeast Region Baseball Team
C - John Michael Faile, North Greenville
1B - Adam Sasser, North Greenville
2B - Daulton Martin, Tusculum
3B - Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial
SS - Utah Jones, North Greenville
OF - Ethan Baucom, UNC Pembroke
OF - Danton Hyman, Newberry
OF - Marquise Lanier, Chowan
DH - Conner Durden, USC Aiken
UT - Hunter Dula, Wingate
UT - Joe Mason, Mount Olive
SP - Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
SP - Charles Hall, Tusculum
SP - Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial
SP - Tucker Smith, Georgia Southwestern
RP - Quinton Driggers Newberry
C - Ethan Goforth, Carson-Newman
1B - Chris Salvey, Lincoln Memorial
2B - Chase Sudduth, North Georgia
3B - Chase Allen, Limestone
3B - Garrett Green, Georgia College
SS - Chandler Rogers, USC Aiken
OF - Tyler Thompson, Carson-Newman
OF - Jeffrey Chandler Jr., North Greenville
OF - Jed Bryant, Wingate
DH - Nate Stinson, Lincoln Memorial
DH - JT Stone, Mount Olive
UT - Tanner Jacobson, Queens
UT - Jared Williams, North Greenville
SP - Michael Giacone, North Greenville
SP - Robert Girgis, Flagler
SP - Josh Bookbinder, Newberry
SP - Austin Turgeon, Wingate
RP - Devin Dudal, Columbus State
Region Pitcher of the Year: Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
Region Player of the Year: Utah Jones, North Greenville