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4  Kyle Martin
Kyle Martin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Diego, Calif.

Last College:
Mesa J.C.

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 175

Position:
INF

Birthdate:
11/22/1984

Experience:
1L

B/T:
R/R


2006
Wrapped up the season with a .302 batting average...nine doubles, eight home runs and 30 RBI...played in 50 games and made 49 starts, all at shortstop...One of six newcomers to earn a start on opening day. Started two of the three-games of the Louisiana-Monroe series at shortstop but missed the series finale due to a minor injury on his throwing hand...Had the game-tying RBI against New Mexico on Feb. 14 when he laced an RBI single in the seventh...Missed the final two games of the Campbell series after being hit on his right wrist in the series opener...did not return to the starting lineup until the weekend series against UNC Asheville...Tallied a four-hit game in the series opener at Texas A&M on March 24th and ended the three-game series with a .455 batting average (second best on the team)...Had a huge weekend against Baylor March 31 - April 2 as he hit .471 over three games picked up three home runs...he picked up his first two home runs of the in Saturday's 14-4 win and then added another solo home run in the series finale...went 4-for-4 at the plate with three RBI (first multiple-RBI game of the year) to pace the offense in the Saturday game...Hit .500 in the weekend series at Nebraska...went 5-for-10 at the plate with four RBI...added his fifth home run of the year in the series finale (two-run blast in the seventh)...His sacrifice fly in the bottom of the eighth gave Tech a 3-2 lead on Sunday and the Red Raiders hung on for a series sweep of Missouri...Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and four RBI...hit two home runs in the game for the second time this season (last vs. Baylor - 4/1).

AT SAN DIEGO MESA COLLEGE
Played two seasons at San Diego Mesa College in San Diego, California...coached by Kevin Hazelett, Dave Arroyo and Eric Coleman...was a two-time First-Team All-Conference selection... last season he posted a .354 batting average along with 20 doubles, one triple, six home runs, 37 RBI and six stolen bases...tallied a slugging percentage of .626 and an on-base percentage of .431.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2003 graduate of La Jolla High School in San Diego, California...played varsity baseball under coaches Bob Allen and Gary Frank...set the school record for doubles in a season by hitting 16 his junior season...was team MVP as both a junior and a senior...First-Team All-Western League.

PERSONAL
Born on November 22, 1984 in San Diego, California to parents Geoff and Nancy Martin...father Geoff is a school administrator and a graduate of the University of San Diego...mother Nancy is a teacher and a graduate of San Diego State...has one older brother, Ryan (23)...enjoys surfing and fishing...majoring in human development and family studies.

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Texas Tech Red Raiders