Martin earns first team Freshman All-America honors - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Martin earns first team Freshman All-America honors

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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) -

Texas Tech right-handed pitcher Davis Martin earned his second Freshman All-America honor of the season Monday as he was recognized by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA).

Martin, who was one of three starting pitchers named to the NCBWA first team, was previously named to the Freshman All-America team compiled by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper just a week ago. He is one of 14 players in school history to garner Freshman All-America accolades, a list that includes teammate Steven Gingery.

Martin, a native of San Angelo, Texas, was joined on the first team by fellow starting pitchers Colton Eastman of Cal State Fullerton and Braden Webb of South Carolina. The Big 12 led all conferences with five players named to one of the two teams.

The right-hander has been among the top freshmen in the country this season as he enters the College World Series with a 9-1 record to go along with a 2.73 earned-run average. His nine wins currently rank tied for fourth nationally among freshmen.

In his 13 starts this season, Martin was 8-1 overall with a 2.64 ERA, paving the way for him to earn All-Big 12 first team honors as well All-Freshmen Team accolades from the conference coaches. He was a unanimous selection to the all-freshmen team.

Opponents are hitting just .239 overall against Martin, who began the year in the bullpen before transitioning to Tech’s primary Friday night starter prior to Big 12 play. He finished a perfect 6-0 overall with a 2.00 ERA against league foes.

The Red Raiders head to Omaha later this week in preparation for their College World Series opener Sunday against fellow Big 12 foe TCU. First pitch is slated for 2 p.m. Sunday on ESPNU.

TEXAS TECH FRESHMEN ALL-AMERICANS

  • 2016 – Steven Gingery (Collegiate Baseball)
  • 2016 – Davis Martin (Collegiate Baseball, NCBWA)
  • 2014 – Dylan Dusek (Collegiate Baseball)
  • 2014 – Stephen Smith (Collegiate Baseball)
  • 2013 - Eric Gutierrez (Collegiate Baseball) 
  • 2013 – Jarrard Poteete (Collegiate Baseball) 
  • 2011 - David Paiz (Collegiate Baseball) 
  • 2010 - Barrett Barnes (Baseball America, NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball, PING!) 
  • 2010 - Jamodrick McGruder (Collegiate Baseball) 
  • 2006 - Roger Kieschnick (Collegiate Baseball) 
  • 2006 - Miles Morgan (Collegiate Baseball) 
  • 1998 - Brennan Burns (Collegiate Baseball) 
  • 1997 - Josh Bard (Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball) 
  • 1986 - Mike Humphreys (Baseball America) 

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