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      Eric Martin
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
Turpin HS

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 190

Position:
RHP

B/T:
R/R

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2014 - JUNIOR
• Made three appearances for the Vols, going 1-0 with a 3.60 ERA through 5.0 innings of work.
• Tossed 1.0 shutout innings while giving up two hits and striking out one versus La Salle (March 5).
• Threw 1.0 inning of relief against Kentucky on May 2, allowing three runs (two earned) on one hit with one strikeout.
• Tossed 3.0 scoreless innings against Morehead State (May 13) to earn the win in extras, surrendering just one hit to his 10 batters faced in the outing.
• Threw 11.0 relief innings for the Bethesda Big Train of the Cal Ripken Summer League and had a fantastic start, holding a 6.0-scoreless innings streak over six appearances from June 6-28. During that span, he recorded six strikeouts and only allowed two walks.

2013 - SOPHOMORE
• Made a team high 22 appearances out of the bullpen as a sophomore, posting a 3.49 ERA in 38.2 innings pitched.
• His 3.49 ERA tied for the team lead with senior Zack Godley.
• Opposing batters struggled against him as he was second on the pitching staff with a .228 batting average against.
• Pitched 2.0 innings of scoreless relief in the second game of a doubleheader at UNLV on Feb. 16.
• Added two more shutout frames in an 11-2 win over No. 20 Arizona State on Feb. 23, striking out two batters.
• Recorded three consecutive scoreless appearances against Alcorn State and Western Kentucky from March 9-13.
• Fired four strong innings out of the bullpen against the Crimson Tide two days later, yielding two runs on six hits while striking out two.
• Earned his first collegiate win against Texas A&M on May 18 when he fired four shutout innings of relief in a 7-5 Tennessee victory.

2012 - FRESHMAN
• Made nine appearances out of the bullpen as a freshman, posting an 8.10 ERA in 13.1 innings of work.
• His collegiate debut came against Rice in the Houston College Classic at MinuteMaid Park on March 4.
• Recorded the second-longest relief outing by a Vol in 2012, going 4.2 innings out of the bullpen at Auburn on April 28.
• Pitched for the Bethesda Big Train in the Cal Ripken League during the summer of 2012.

HIGH SCHOOL
• Graduated from Turpin High School in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he was coached by Rob Lubanski.
• Was named a 2011 Pre-Season Under Armour All-American, 2011 Rawlings All American and Central Region All-HIgh School Senior Honorable Mention, 2010 FAVC Baseball Co-Player of the Year, 2010 Cincinnati Enquirer Honorable Mention (2009-2010) and 2009 FAVC Baseball first team.
• Helped the Spartans to a 17-11 record as a senior in 2011, hitting .293 with 14 RBIs and posting 3-2 record with a 3.13 ERA and 14 strikeouts in 22.1 innings on the mound.
• In his junior campaign, the Spartans went 22-4 and won the 2010 FAVC League Championship as he went 5-1 with a 1.07 ERA and 53 strikeouts in 46 innings.
• He also hit .417 with 44 RBIs and seven home runs.
• A three-sport athlete, he played football and basketball.
• As quarterback, he led the Spartans to an 11-1 record and a 2009 FAVC League football Championship.
• Was named 2009 FAVC Football All-League and 2009 Southwest Ohio second team.
• On the hardwood, he averaged 16 points and 3.4 assists his senior year earning 2010 FAVC basketball first team honors.

PERSONAL
• Full name is William Eric Martin
• Born September 9, 1992, in Cincinnati, Ohio
• Son of Kent and Linda Martin
• Has one sibling, Ryan, who is currently a junior pitcher at Michigan State
• Son of former Vol swimmer, Kent Martin, who was a five-time SEC Champion and was a member of the 1978 national championship swim team
• Majoring in business
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