Award honors college baseball’s breakout player of the year
Sam Finfer selected to first team and Wade Martin named to the second team
Marshall travels to Ohio on Tuesday
Will Ray pitched seven shutout innings with seven strikeouts
Starting pitcher Wade Martin had eight strikeouts
Marshall baseball senior day at Appalachian Power Park on May 20, 2017
Photos from Marshall baseball at Kennesaw State on Feb. 20, 2017. Photos by Clyde Click.
Photos from Marshall baseball's game at Georgia State on Feb. 17, 2017. Photos by Clyde Click.
Photos from Marshall's Conference USA Tournament semifinal game against Southern Miss
Photos from Marshall's doubleheader sweep over Lehigh on Sunday, March 6 at Kennedy Center Field in Huntington, W.Va.
2016 (Junior): Appeared in 49 games, starting 46 … used primarily as a catcher, designated hitter and pinch hitter … had 34 hits in 156 at-bats for a .218 batting average with a .385 on-base percentage … had a season high three hits twice against Florida A&M (Feb. 21) and Florida Atlantic (April 15) … recorded three RBIs against Florida A&M (Feb. 21), Southern Miss (March 18) and Eastern Kentucky (April 19) … had seven home runs, ranking third on the team … registered 17 consecutive games of reaching base safely … recorded eight multi-RBI games … stole four bases … had a .980 fielding percentage with 259 putouts and 37 assists … finished the season with 32 runs, 27 RBIs, four doubles and one triple.
Bellevue College (2015): Started 36 games with eight doubles and three home runs, as well as 21 RBIs.
Seattle University (2014): Played in 45 games, starting 33 … batted .248 with 13 runs, nine RBIs and drawing 18 walks.
High School: Attended Interlake High School in Bellevue, Wash. … was the team MVP all four years … First Team All-League baseball his junior and senior year … led the team to its first state appearance in 25 years ... hit .486 in 2012 with 10 doubles, two home runs, 15 RBI, and 22 Runs … earned the Interlake Golden Spikes Award as the best offensive and defensive player on the team … named first team All-County … drafted in the 29th round of the 2013 MLB Entry Draft by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Personal: Born on April 17, 1995… parents are Lee and Dana Finfer… has a sister Sarah… lettered in basketball for 3 years in high school… majoring in health science.