GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Tusculum University's Charles Hall and Daulton Martin have been named to the NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region first team as selected by the American Baseball Coaches Association.
The Tusculum duo are consensus All-Region selections also garnering mentions from the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association and the Division II Sports Information Directors of America.
Hall posted a 6-3 record and continues to lead the nation in strikeouts with 148. The 2019 SAC Pitcher of the Year finished the season with a 2.31 earned run average which was the 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.
Hall established a new NCAA II national record with his 22 strikeouts against Queens University of Charlotte on Mar, 15, 2019. 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 this spring 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, is a three-time All-South Atlantic Conference selection and 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 NCBWA 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).
Martin is majoring in business management and is a member of the SAC Commissioner's Honor Roll and the Tusculum Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
Tusculum finished the season with a 30-21 overall record and tied for third place in the South Atlantic Conference standings.
2019 ABCA Division II All-Southeast Region Team
C – John Michael Faile, North Greenville
1B – Adam Sasser, North Greenville
2B – Daulton Martin, Tusculum
3B – Drew Yniesta, Erskine
SS – Utah Jones, North Greenville
INF – Noah Jones, Queens (N.C.)
OF – Danton Hyman, Newberry
OF –Tyler Thompson, Carson-Newman
OF – Marquise Lanier, Chowan
OF – Ethan Baucom, UNC Pembroke
DH – Connor Durden, USC Aiken
P – Charles Hall, Tusculum
P – Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial
P – Michael Giacone, North Greenville
P – Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
RP – Quinton Driggers, Newberry
C – Ethan Goforth, Carson-Newman
1B – Chris Salvey, Lincoln Memorial
2B – Chase Sudduth, North Georgia
3B – Jackson Raper, Catawba
SS – Jeremy Simpson, Catawba
INF – Cal Gentry, Georgia College
OF – Jed Bryant, Wingate
OF – Jakob Rolly, Belmont Abbey
OF – Jeffrey Chandler, Jr., North Greenville
OF – Zavier Lushington, Young Harris
DH – JT Stone, Mount Olive
P – Josh Bookbinder, Mount Olive
P – Bryan Ketchie, Catawba
P – Robert Girgis, Flagler
P – Tucker Smith, Georgia Southwestern
RP – Parker Morrison, North Georgia
Region Player of the Year: Utah Jones, North Greenville
Region Pitcher of the Year: Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial