Sam Finfer selected to first team and Wade Martin named to the second team
Sophomore pitcher is one of 13 student-athletes selected
Starting pitcher Wade Martin had eight strikeouts
Wade Martin pitched a career-high nine innings with seven strikeouts
The amount of medal winners increased by four from the previous year
Photos from Marshall baseball's game at Georgia State on Feb. 17, 2017. Photos by Clyde Click.
2017 (Sophomore): Named to the All-Conference USA Second Team and C-USA All-Academic Team … started in all 14 games that he appeared in on the mound … held a 3-4 record with a 4.24 ERA … tossed a team-high 78 innings pitched … struck out a team-high 77 batters, good for 11th in Conference USA … led C-USA in batters struck out looking with 32 … ranked in the top 10 of four different categories in C-USA games only – batters struck out looking (1st, 21), innings pitched (1st, 68.1), strikeouts (5th, 56) and opposing batting average (7th, .237) … collected his first win of the season against Lehigh (March 4) by throwing over five shutout innings … earned his first win in league play over UTSA (March 18) by throwing seven innings and only allowing one run with five strikeouts … had a career-high 11 strikeouts against Middle Tennessee (April 1), becoming the first Herd pitcher to have more than 10 strikeouts in a game since 2015 … tossed a career-high nine innings in a win at UAB (April 8) … named to the Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll and recipient of the C-USA Academic Medal.
2016 (Freshman): Appeared in 12 games, starting two … had a 1-0 record through 17.1 innings pitched with 15 strikeouts … win came against Morehead State (March 15), first collegiate appearance … had a season-high five strikeouts against No. 17 Florida Atlantic … tossed a season-high three innings twice against Eastern Kentucky (April 19) and at WKU (May 15) ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and awarded the C-USA Academic Medal.
High School: Attended Wheelersburg High School.
Personal: Born on April 9, 1996 … son of Tom and Mindy Martin … father played football at Ohio Wesleyan University … has one sister, Becca … had a 3.71 high school GPA … majoring in business administration and health care management.