Martini Garners Second All-America Designation

Nick Martini

June 24, 2010

MANHATTAN, Kan. – Kansas State outfielder Nick Martini picked up his second All-America award on Thursday as he was named a Second Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA).


Martini, who earned Louisville Slugger Third Team All-American accolades by Collegiate Baseball, became the second-straight Wildcat to be honored by the ABCA after A.J. Morris was named an All-American and the Midwest Region Player of the Year in 2009.


Martini, the 2010 Big 12 Co-Player of the Year, was also named to the ABCA’s All-Midwest Region team as he finished his sophomore campaign with a Big 12-best .416 batting average. The Crystal Lake, Ill., product tied for fifth in school history in single-season batting average, while he will begin his junior year second on the school’s career list at .376.


Martini logged 96 hits in 2010, just one shy of tying Heath Schesser’s record of 97 in 1997. Of his 96 hits, 71 were singles, setting the school’s single-season mark. He also set the school record for longest hitting streak (26), while finishing the season third in the K-State record book in on-base percentage (.509), ninth in total bases (133) and 10th in RBI (59).


Joining Martini on the ABCA All-America list from the Big 12 were Texas pitchers Chance Ruffin (first team) and Cole Green (second team), Texas A&M pitcher Barret Loux (third team), Missouri first baseman Aaron Senne (third team) and Oklahoma third baseman Garrett Buechele (third team).