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Tino Martinez 2016 D2 National Player of the Year Semi-Finalists

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Tino MartinezOMAHA, NE – The semifinalists for the D2 Baseball News 2016 Tino Martinez Award have been determined. The forty two exceptional student-athletes named comprise an elite list of top players at the DII level. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, Olympian and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.

The winner of the 2015 Tino Martinez Award will be named Monday, June 6th following the Division II World Series which will held in Cary, NC. The finalists will be revealed prior to the beginning of the DII finals.

About Tino Martinez
The Tino Martinez Award is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez. Martinez was a three-time All-American and still holds a number of UT records including career home runs (54), career slugging percentage (.736), career on base percentage (.494), single season batting average (.452) and single season slugging percentage (.957).

While he wore a Spartan uniform Tampa advanced to their first NCAA Division II National Championships (1986 and ’87) and won their first of twelve SSC Championships (’87). Martinez was elected to the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013. Current LSU head coach Paul Mainieri has been quoted as stating Martinez was, “the best player I’ve ever coached against”.

Previous Tino Martinez Award Winners

Last season, the Tino Martinez Award went to Seton Hill Griffin Nick Sell. Sell led the Griffins and the PSAC in runs scored (65), hits (83) and runs batted in (92).  Nick also led the Griffins with a .444 batting average and 28 home runs, a new Seton Hill single season record.  He has also added 18 doubles, 4 triples and 10 stolen bases.  Nick has also set new Seton Hill career records in home runs, hits, doubles and RBI. Sell led Division II in RBIs and was second in slugging percentage (1.032) and home runs. He was also second in total bases with 193.

2015 – Nick Sell, Seton Hill Griffins
2014 – Austin Kaiser, Colorado Mesa Mavericks
2013 – Harmen Sidhu, Sonoma State Seawolves
2012 – Nathan Minnich, Shepherd Rams
2011 – Chase Larsson, Cameron Aggies
2010 – Bryan Fogle, Erskine Flying Fleet

Tino Martinez Award Semifinalists
LAST NAME FIRST NAME SCHOOL POS AVG GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB
Albertson Will Catawba C 0.414 49-49 203 57 84 16 1 14 55 144 0.709 27 9 17 3 0.496 3 0 7
Arrowood J.D. St. Edward’s 1B 0.385 46-46 169 46 65 21 1 15 53 133 0.787 27 2 32 5 0.47 2 0 2
Bennie Robert East Stroudsburg OF 0.413 52-52 206 63 85 19 2 10 53 138 0.67 21 6 39 5 0.477 2 0 19
Billings Shane Wingate OF 0.437 50-50 206 69 90 15 7 4 34 131 0.636 25 2 14 0 0.498 2 2 29
Collier Marquis Alderson Broaddus 1B 0.429 41-41 154 32 66 24 1 3 45 101 0.656 16 5 23 1 0.489 3 0 0
Cook Dylan Georgia College 2B 0.435 44-44 193 54 84 14 3 12 57 140 0.725 19 4 19 4 0.491 2 0 23
Davis Tyler Northwest Nazarene 2B 0.327 42-42 159 34 52 11 0 12 36 99 0.623 18 4 23 6 0.407 1 1 6
Fennell Mick California (PA) OF 0.385 48-48 169 57 65 10 7 8 33 113 0.669 25 7 8 0 0.478 2 0 22
DeGoti Alexander Barry SS 0.401 44-44 172 61 69 10 2 13 53 122 0.709 24 11 21 3 0.491 5 1 18
Godman Jordan Colorado Pueblo OF 0.510 37-37 147 51 75 9 6 5 32 111 0.755 9 4 20 0 0.55 0 0 26
Gomez Brandon Nova Southeastern OF 0.344 47-47 186 47 64 11 3 19 66 138 0.742 16 3 33 0 0.397 4 0 1
Gregory Reese St. Cloud State DH 0.451 35-34 113 35 51 15 0 13 45 105 0.929 7 3 14 3 0.484 3 1 0
Heide Zac Seton Hill 1B 0.422 47-46 147 53 62 14 2 14 56 122 0.83 30 7 22 1 0.538 0 3 10
Holland Ben Lee 1B 0.417 46-46 168 54 70 23 0 17 49 144 0.857 38 6 32 1 0.528 4 0 6
Jabs Jay Franklin Pierce 3B 0.369 42-42 157 48 58 8 3 11 48 105 0.669 30 2 22 3 0.471 2 0 16
Kamies Jon Central Oklahoma 1B 0.399 45-45 183 55 73 16 2 17 67 144 0.787 24 4 28 2 0.479 0 0 7
Koehler Evan Emporia State 1B 0.347 46-46 173 53 60 12 1 20 62 134 0.775 30 5 38 2 0.452 2 2 7
Lohr Stephen Cal Baptist 3B 0.444 38-38 144 44 64 20 1 6 38 104 0.722 22 2 15 4 0.524 0 1 2
Lusignan Colby Lander 1B 0.411 45-45 190 53 78 17 2 10 56 129 0.679 28 10 48 2 0.509 0 0 2
Maggio Nathaniel North Greenville 1B 0.324 48-48 182 49 59 20 0 17 49 130 0.714 28 3 46 3 0.417 3 0 3
McClellan Mike Columbus St. 1B 0.431 48-47 188 56 81 11 0 17 65 143 0.761 25 12 46 3 0.513 5 0 1
Moon Zach USC Aiken DH 0.351 49-49 185 53 65 14 15 62 124 0.67 30 11 45 4 0.463 3 1 0
Morache Tanner Dixie State SS 0.407 49-49 204 51 83 22 2 3 37 118 0.578 19 4 24 0 0.459 4 4 11
O’Donnell Patrick Augustana (SD) OF 0.491 41-41 167 51 82 18 3 10 51 136 0.814 20 1 13 7 0.545 1 1 8
Oliver Bennett Central Missouri 1B 0.335 43-43 164 40 55 7 2 19 42 123 0.75 15 4 29 4 0.398 3 4 1
Ortel Luke Hillsdale OF 0.481 42-42 185 59 89 25 8 8 41 154 0.832 8 9 12 2 0.52 2 0 24
Porter Tre Shepherd SS 0.409 36-36 127 52 52 5 4 16 35 113 0.89 29 3 29 0 0.528 0 1 19
Raley Lucas Lake Erie OF 0.438 39-39 128 43 56 9 2 11 31 102 0.797 25 7 10 3 0.55 0 0 12
Rall Jesse Missouri Southern St. DH 0.357 44-44 154 56 55 10 2 18 51 123 0.799 33 15 48 2 0.502 3 0 0
Robertson Will Delta St. OF 0.443 46-46 176 44 78 26 0 7 64 125 0.71 15 10 11 7 0.505 3 1 4
Rogers Evan Mars Hill SS 0.390 48-48 172 66 67 19 2 19 55 147 0.855 39 4 20 3 0.505 3 1 22
Rosenbaum Colin Belmont Abbey SS 0.402 45-45 174 45 70 20 2 3 42 103 0.592 27 4 21 6 0.486 3 1 5
Scoggins Casey Tampa OF 0.385 41-41 169 55 65 10 9 3 30 102 0.604 24 4 21 1 0.47 1 4 11
Sieber Troy St. Leo 1B 0.434 41-41 152 59 66 11 6 11 49 122 0.803 29 9 23 6 0.539 3 0 9
Silviano John Lynn OF/C 0.385 44-44 169 58 65 12 1 25 58 154 0.911 47 2 33 4 0.521 1 0 4
Snyder Ryan Quincy OF 0.470 42-42 151 58 71 16 2 17 70 142 0.94 26 5 21 2 0.545 5 0 7
Sternagel John Florida Tech SS 0.363 43-43 179 51 65 19 2 4 30 100 0.559 25 6 29 2 0.455 1 0 32
Stoltzfus Mitch Millersville 1B 0.435 45-43 161 43 70 14 0 9 55 111 0.689 11 1 17 4 0.466 3 0 5
Walker Taylor Montevallo 1B 0.413 50-50 208 62 86 19 0 18 70 159 0.764 26 5 32 5 0.485 2 0 1
Webster Andrew Barton C 0.401 47-47 177 38 71 12 2 10 61 117 0.661 22 5 34 4 0.476 2 0 3
Wojciechowski Alex Minnesota Duluth C 0.487 38-38 154 63 75 10 3 28 78 175 1.136 20 3 16 6 0.551 1 0 9
Wood Corey Arkansas- Monticello OF 0.353 41-41 153 44 54 13 2 17 55 122 0.797 31 1 37 0 0.46 2 1 9

For the list of finalists, go to www.tinomartinezaward.com.

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