WINGATE, N.C. --- Tusculum second baseman Daulton Martin has been named to the NCAA Division II All-Southeast Region First Team as selected by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (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.
Martin 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 TC 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. The Pioneers finished the year with six victories over teams that advanced to the NCAA II postseason including Wingate (3), Belmont Abbey, Lincoln Memorial and Bellarmine.
NCBWA Division II All-Southeast Region Team
C – Matt Honeycutt, Mars Hill
1B – Chance Bowden, Catawba
2B – Daulton Martin, Tusculum
3B – Trey Jacobs, UNC Pembroke
SS – Tyler Adams, Lincoln Memorial
OF – Logan Mattix, Georgia College
OF – Connor Grant, North Greenville
OF – Luke Jackson, UNC Pembroke
DH – Heath Mitchem, Catawba
UT – Nate Schmal, Georgia College
SP – Charlie Hecht, Georgia College
SP – Tucker Burgess, North Greenville
SP – Kolton Ingram, Columbus State
RP – Zach Vennaro, Mount Olive
C – Andres Perez, North Georgia
1B – Matthew Miller, Georgia College
2B – Matt McGarry, Belmont Abbey
3B – Chase Allen, Limestone
SS – Colin Allman, Newberry
OF – Luke Cureton, Belmont Abbey
OF – Wesley Wommack, Georgia College
OF – Logan Augustine, Lincoln Memorial
DH – Connor Grainger, UNC Pembroke
UT – Nate Estes, Mount Olive
SP – Ethan Elliott, Lincoln Memorial
SP – Michael Livingston, Young Harris
SP – German Reyes, Mount Olive
RP – Parker Morrison, North Georgia
Region Player of the Year: Chance Bowden, Catawba
Region Pitcher of the Year: Charlie Hecht, Georgia College
Region Coach of the Year: Landon Powell, North Greenville