FOREST — Shenandoah University freshman Colby Martin was named the Old Dominion Athletic Conference baseball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday afternoon.
Martin, a Lititz, Pennsylvania, native and Shenandoah’s starting second baseman, went 10-for-19 (.526) at the plate during the Hornets’ 4-1 week last week, which included wins over Eastern Mennonite, Wilson College, Hampden-Sydney and Mount Aloysius.
Martin’s week at the plate included two home runs, two doubles and six RBIs. He has recorded at least two hits in each of his last four games and an extra-base hit in four of his last five contests.
The right-hander, who has pitched 5⅔ innings of relief for the Hornets this spring, also picked up his third save of the season in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader split against Hampden-Sydney.
Martin’s ODAC Player of the Week award was the first in his career, and he is the fourth Hornet to earn one of the conference’s weekly baseball awards, joining fellow infielder Pearce Bucher — who was named the Player of the Week in back-to-back weeks in March — and pitcher Tad Dean.
Martin has put together a stellar college debut season at the plate, as he finished Shenandoah’s 34-game regular season ranked second in the ODAC in batting average (.459) and as the conference’s leader in hits (61), runs scored (49) and stolen bases (21). He also ranks among the top four in the ODAC in homers (seven, fourth in the conference), RBIs (46, second), doubles (12, third) and triples (six, second).