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Nick Martini
26  Nick Martini
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Crystal Lake, Ill.

High School:
Prairie Ridge

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 192

Position:
OF

Birthdate:
06/27/1990

Experience:
2L

B/T:
L/L

The reigning Big 12 Player of the Year and 2011 Preseason All-American who led the conference in hitting... Begins the season second on the K-State career batting average list at .376.

Sophomore (2010): A Second Team All-American by the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) and the 2010 Big 12 Player of the Year as a sophomore... Became the first Wildcat to earn conference player of the year honors since 1992... Earned Preseason All-Big 12 accolades from Rivals.com and Baseball America... Named the Big 12 Player of the Year by the Waco Tribune and Collegiate Baseball, while he was a First Team All-Big 12 performer by the Waco Tribune, Austin American Statesman and The Oklahoman... Also earned Second Team All-American honors from Collegiate Baseball and ABCA All-Region honors... The Big 12's top hitter with a .416 batting average and led the conference in on-base percentage at .509, while he was second in hits (96), third in walks (41), fifth in triples (4), sixth in RBI (59) and seventh in stolen bases (39) and total bases (133)... Ranked fifth in school history and 30th nationally in average... Hit .433 against Big 12 competition, the eighth-best mark in league history... Also ranked 26th nationally in on-base percentage and tied for 34th in hits... His 96 hits were one shy of the single-season school record, while his 71 singles were a new school record... Also set the school record with a 26-game hitting streak from February 27 to April 11... Streak was the fifth-longest in Big 12 history... Hit .446 (45-for-101) with seven doubles, two triples, two home runs and 28 RBI during the streak... Recorded a hit in 54-of-59 games, while he reached base in every contest... Led the team with 31 multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI contests... Was 19-for-24 in stolen base attempts, while he worked 41 walks... Tied his career high with four hits against Minnesota on May 4, going 4-for-6 with three RBI... Set a new career high in RBI with five against Western Michigan... Stole three bases at Wichita State on April 20 and against Chicago State on April 27... Ended the season on a high note as he went 5-for-8 with a double, a home run and six RBI in the final two games of the NCAA Regional.

Freshman (2009): One of the best freshman hitters in K-State history... Named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American and earned Honorable Mention All-Big 12 accolades... Helped K-State to the top team batting average in the Big 12 and third-best in school history... Was also a main component in helping the Cats set school records for single-season hits and stolen bases... Appeared in all 62 games, teaming with six other individuals to set the school record for games played in a season... Finished third on the team in batting average at .336 (79-of-232)... Recorded a team-high 17 doubles, two triples, four home runs and 50 RBI... Successful on 19-of-24 stolen-base attempts... Finished fifth in the Big 12 in both doubles and stolen bases, while he was 18th in the league in batting average... Set K-State freshman records in runs scored and hits... Also finished fifth in school history in single-season at-bats... Finished his rookie campaign second on the team in multi-hit games with 25 and third in multi-RBI contests with 12... Also recorded 17 two-out RBI and 13 infield hits... Began the season with a nine-game hitting streak, going 14-for-35 (.400) with five doubles, one triple and seven RBI... Earned All-Houston Regional honors as he went 8-for-18 in the program's first-ever regional with two doubles and seven RBI... Went 3-for-5 in each of the first two games of the regional, including against No. 6 Rice, in which he recorded four RBI and led K-State to the regional final... Scored four runs against Butler, the most by a Wildcat since 2007... Had a good series against Baylor, going 7-for-12 with one double and four RBI... Also went 6-for-13 in a three-game series against Nebraska... Tallied consecutive three-hit games to help the Cats tally a pair of upsets over No. 2 Texas in Austin... Went 3-for-3 with a season-high two doubles against Niagara... Collected a season-best four hits against North Dakota, while he went 3-for-3 with a season-high two home runs against BYU.

Prairie Ridge HS: Lettered and started three years for the Wolves, the last under head coach Dave Haskins... Rated the top hitter in Illinois by Prep Baseball Report and was also named the Most Valuable Hitter at the 2007 18-under Wood Bat Continental Amateur Baseball Association World Series... A career .474 hitter with 55 doubles, six triples, 14 home runs and 101 RBI... Named all-conference, all-area and all-state as a sophomore, junior and senior... Led team to a 32-8 record as a senior, including a 15-0 record in conference play and a state championship... Hit for the cycle as a junior against Grayslake Central.

Personal: Nicholas Scott Martini was born June 27, 1990, in Park Ridge, Ill... Son of Scott and Kristin Martini... Has three siblings, Alex, Madison and Hannah... Father, Scott, played golf at Northeastern Illinois.