Two Wildcats Earn All-Region Honors

Nick Martini

June 23, 2011

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State juniors James Allen and Nick Martini were named to the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) All-Midwest Region second team, the ABCA has announced.

It was Allen’s first selection to the team, while it was the second time in Martini’s career he was named to the ABCA All-Midwest Region team after his first-team honor a year ago. The honors mark the fifth-straight season a Wildcat has been named all-region, and it is the first time since 1997 that Kansas State had two players on the list.

Allen held a 3-1 record and a 1.35 ERA with a school-record 17 saves during the 2011 campaign. In 29 appearances, Allen struck out 45 batters as opposed to just 11 walks, while he yielded a .179 opponent batting average. The right-hander, who was selected in the seventh round of the 2011 draft by Cincinnati, left K-State with a school-record 31 career saves, a mark that is tied for fourth in Big 12 history.

Martini, who was drafted in the seventh round of the 2011 draft by St. Louis, tied for team-high honors this season with a .326 batting average. He also recorded 15 doubles, four triples, one home run and 44 RBI in 61 games. Martini left Kansas State in the top 10 of 15 career categories, including stolen bases (second, 62), doubles (tied for fourth, 49) and batting average (seventh, .360).