Nathan Minnich of Shepherd Wins 2012 Tino Martinez Award

The recipient of the 2012 Tino Martinez Award is senior first baseman Nathan Minnich from Shepherd University (W.Va.). The award is presented to the most outstanding player in DII college baseball. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.

Minnich, who was a Tino Martinez Award finalist last season and finished eighth, was a runaway winner this season, receiving the first place vote on over half of the ballots cast and also captured the Internet fan vote.

The 6’3”, 240-pound slugger from Waynesboro, PA anticipates hearing his name called in this year’s Major League Baseball after posting incredible stats reserved for video games. He finished the season batting .487 (74 for 152) with 21 home runs, 12 doubles and 72 RBIs, while racking up a .980 slugging percentage. He led the country in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, walks per game and RBIs. He also ranked second in batting average and home runs and finished ranking third in runs scored per game.

After Minnich the voting was tight between the remaining five candidates. Southern New Hampshire’s Tim Flight edged Concordia St. Paul’s Bryan Lippincott for second place.  Lippincott in turn finished in third by a slight margin over Western Oregon’s Grady Wood and St. Mary’s (TX) Rene Solis who tied for fourth place. Flight and Lippincott were able to secure the second and third places in the final vote standings thanks to a substantial push from the Internet based fan vote. Sunshine State Player of the Year Anthony Boza of Lynn finished sixth in the voting.

Initial nominations for the award were made by baseball sports information contacts and media members. A panel of media, coaches and sports information officers was polled to finalize the candidates and determine the winner. A fan Internet vote also contributed to the final vote.

Chase Larsson of the Cameron Aggies was the recipient of the award last season after leading DII in home runs (29), RBI (84), slugging percentage (1.000) and total bases (190). Mount Olive’s Carter Capps, the 2011 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s National Pitcher of the Year, finished in a close second.

Erskine’s Bryan Fogle of won the first edition of the award in 2010 after batting .430 and leading DII with 28 home runs, 103 RBI (the second most in NCAA history) and 203 total bases. The Flying Fleet star was drafted by Tampa Bay following the season. Runner-up Hayden Simpson of Southern Arkansas was a first round draft choice of the Chicago Cubs.

DII Baseball Regional Results

Atlantic Regional – hosted by Kutztown University
1. Seton Hill 42-8
2. West Chester 38-10
3. Kutztown 35-17 *
4. Mercyhurst 38-15
5. Shepherd 32-17
6. Winston Salem 27-16

Central Regional – hosted by Minnesota State
1. Minnesota State 44-10 *
2. St. Cloud 45-12
3. Colorado Mesa 39-14
4. New Mexico Highlands 39-14
5. Winona St 29-20
6. Regis 32-21

East Regional – hosted by Southern New Hampshire University
1. Southern New Hampshire 38-12 *
2. Le Moyne 40-13-1
3. Franklin Pierce 36-16-1
4. St. Anselm 28-23-2
5. Wilmington 32-16
6. Dowling 30-17

Midwest Regional – hosted by Wayne State University
1. Indianapolis 42-14
2. Grand Valley State 41-14
3. Wayne St 34-19 *
4. Northern Kentucky 35-19
5. Rockhurst 32-17
6. Lewis 33-20

Southeast Regional - hosted by Mount Olive College
1. Mount Olive 44-8 *
2. Tusculum 46-8
3. Armstrong Atlantic 40-14
4. Francis Marion 37-15
5. Catawba 39-14
6. Lander 37-18

South Central Regional – hosted by University of Central Missouri
1. Central Missouri 44-7 *
2. St. Mary’s (TX) 44-8
3. Angelo St 40-15
4. Southern Arkansas 36-15
5. Texas A&M Kingsville 31-16
6. St. Edward’s 35-14

South Regional – hosted by University of Tampa
1. Tampa 38-8 *
2. Delta State 40-12
3. Lynn 34-13
4. West Florida 34-17
5. Nova Southeastern 33-13
6. Alabama-Huntsville 31-22
7. North Albama 39-16
8. Stillman 29-16

West Regional – hosted by Western Oregon
1. Western Oregon 40-9 *
2. Dixie State 32-18
3. UC San Diego 32-22
4. Cal State Chico 37-16


DII Baseball Championship Field of 48 Teams

ATLANTIC
1. Seton Hill 42-8
2. West Chester 38-10
3. Kutztown 35-17 *
4. Mercyhurst 38-15
5. Shepherd 32-17
6. Winston Salem 27-16

CENTRAL
1. Minnesota State 44-10 *
2. St. Cloud 45-12
3. Colorado Mesa 39-14
4. New Mexico Highlands 39-14
5. Winona St 29-20
6. Regis 32-21

EAST
1. Southern New Hampshire 38-12 *
2. Le Moyne 40-13-1
3. Franklin Pierce 36-16-1
4. St. Anselm 28-23-2
5. Wilmington 32-16
6. Dowling 30-17

MIDWEST
1. Indianapolis 42-14
2. Grand Valley State 41-14
3. Wayne St 34-19 *
4. Northern Kentucky 35-19
5. Rockhurst 32-17
6. Lewis 33-20

SOUTHEAST
1. Mount Olive 44-8 *
2. Tusculum 46-8
3. Armstrong Atlantic 40-14
4. Francis Marion 37-15
5. Catawba 39-14
6. Lander 37-18

SOUTH CENTRAL
1. Central Missouri 44-7 *
2. St. Mary’s (TX) 44-8
3. Angelo St 40-15
4. Southern Arkansas 36-15
5. Texas A&M Kingsville 31-16
6. St. Edward’s 35-14

SOUTH
1. Tampa 38-8 *
2. Delta State 40-12
3. Lynn 34-13
4. West Florida 34-17
5. Nova Southeastern 33-13
6. Alabama-Huntsville 31-22
7. North Albama 39-16
8. Stillman 29-16

WEST
1. Western Oregon 40-9 *
2. Dixie State 32-18
3. UC San Diego 32-22
4. Cal State Chico 37-16

* – Designates home team

2012 Tino Martinez Award Semi Finalists Announced

The Semifinalists for the 2012 Tino Martinez Award have been revealed. The award is presented to the most outstanding player in DII college baseball. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.

The fifty-five semi-finalists represent forty-eight different schools from across the nation. Seven schools, Grand Valley State, Mercyhurst, North Alabama, Nova Southeastern, St. Anselm, St. Mary’s and Western Oregon each had two players on the list.

Each of the eight geographic regions are represented, with a minimum of six players selected from each area. Six players comprise the semi-finalists from the Atlantic, Central, East and West Regions, seven student-athletes make up the list from the Midwest and South Central, eight from the Southeast and nine players have been included from the South.

Initial nominations for the award were made by baseball sports information contacts and media members. A panel of media, coaches and sports information officers will be polled to finalize the candidates. The group will once again vote on the finalists, with a fan Internet vote also contributing to the crowning of the winner.

The finalists are scheduled to be named on Monday, May 21st. The winner will be announced after the conclusion of the DII Baseball Championship held in Cary, NC from May 26th to June 2th.

Chase Larsson of the Cameron Aggies was the recipient of the 2011 Tino Martinez DII Player of the Year Award. Larsson finished the season for the Aggies leading DII in home runs (29), RBI (84), slugging percentage (1.000) and total bases (190). He also finished the regular season batting .432, good for 11th overall in the nation. Larsson also incredibly established a new NCAA Division II record when he mashed a homerun in nine consecutive games during one stretch. Mount Olive’s Carter Capps, the 2011 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s National Pitcher of the Year, finished in a close second.

Erskine’s Bryan Fogle of won the first edition of the award in 2010 after batting .430 and leading DII with 28 home runs, 103 RBI (the second most in NCAA history) and 203 total bases. The Flying Fleet star was drafted by Tampa Bay following the season. Runner-up Hayden Simpson of Southern Arkansas was a first round draft choice of the Chicago Cubs.

ATLANTIC REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Latshaw Shane Sr. OF Mercyhurst PSAC
Minnich Nathan Sr. 1B/DH Shepherd WVIAC
Petty Kyle Jr. UTL Cal U (PA) PSAC
Rawding Ben Jr. LHP Mercyhurst PSAC
Sell Nicholas Fr. 3B Seton Hill WVIAC
Wendle Joe Jr. 2B/SS West Chester PSAC
CENTRAL REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Birr Logan Sr. RHP St. Cloud State NSIC
Hansen Derek Jr. UTL Augustana (SD) NSIC
Kincaid Ben Sr. P/OF Minnesota State NSIC
Lippincott Bryan Sr. 3B Concordia St. Paul NSIC
Popick Jeff Sr. OF Colorado Mesa RMAC
Wuest Brian Jr. OF Nebraska-Kearney RMAC
EAST REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Cannon Casey Jr. RHP Le Moyne NE-10
Flight Tim Jr. LHP Southern New Hampshire NE-10
Harbach Joe Sr. OF Wilmington CACC
Healy John Sr. LHP St. Anselm NE-10
Kelly Robert Jr. P/1B St. Anselm NE-10
Mathieu Zach So. 1B Franklin Pierce NE-10
MIDWEST REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Anderson Steve Sr. OF Grand Valley State GLIAC
Cacique Brayan Sr. 2B/OF Lake Erie GLIAC
Drake Donovan Sr. RHP U Indy GLVC
Grana Kyle Jr. RHP Bellarmine GLVC
Loeding Brett Jr. RHP Northern Kentucky GLVC
Priestes Aaron Jr. OF Quincy GLVC
Schepel Kyle Sr. RHP Grand Valley State GLIAC
SOUTH REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Asuaje Carlos So. 2B Nova Southeastern Sunshine St
Bierman Sean Sr. LHP Tampa Sunshine St
Boughner Chad Jr. RHP North Alabama Gulf South
Boza Anthony Sr. 1B Lynn Sunshine St
Cuda Joey Sr. RHP Eckerd Sunshine St
Glisson Christian Sr. DH Valdosta State Gulf South
Mitchell Colton Jr. LHP Delta State Gulf South
Regoli Areo Sr OF Nova Southeastern Sunshine St
Schmidt Michael Jr. 2B North Alabama Gulf South
SOUTH CENTRAL REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Neumann Lee Jr. OF Angelo State Lone Star
Johnson Stephen Jr. RHP St. Edward’s Heartland
Perez Jonathan Jr. RHP St. Mary’s Heartland
Rycroft Austin Sr. OF Central Oklahoma Independent
Solis Rene So. LHP St. Mary’s Heartland
Stoppelman Lee Sr. LHP Central Missouri MIAA
Thomas Justin Jr LHP Southern Arkansas Great American Conference
SOUTHEAST REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Allison Casey Sr. OF Wingate South Atlantic
Carmon Stephen Sr. SS USC Aiken Peach Belt
Goodman Craig Sr. RHP Tusculum South Atlantic
Jordan Spencer Jr. RHP Francis Marion Peach Belt
Koeneman Kyle Sr. 1B Carson-Newman South Atlantic
Pate Coty Sr. 1B Mars Hill South Atlantic
Rogers Jacob Sr. 1B Mount Olive Conf Carolinas
Taylor Zach Jr. OF Armstrong Atlantic State Peach Belt
WEST REGION
Last Name First Name Yr Pos School Conference
Broussard Geoff Sr. RHP Cal Poly Pomona Calf Collegiate
Duran Daniel Sr. 3B Cal St Los Angeles Calf Collegiate
Folkinga Bo Sr. 1B Western Oregon Great Northwest
Odom Kevin Sr. 2B Cal Baptist Pacific West
Susdorf Danny Jr. OF UC San Diego Calf Collegiate
Wood Grady Sr. RHP Western Oregon Great Northwest

NCBWA Division II Top 25: May 8

NATIONAL TOP 25 (Final)
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Tampa, Fla. (6) 38-8 293 2
2. St, Mary’s Texas (4) 41-8 286 1
3. Tusculum, Tenn. (1) 46-8 273 4
4. Central Missouri (1) 41-7 259 6
5. Minnesota State 39-9 237 5
6. Seton Hill, Pa. 42-8 232 7
7. Mount Olive, N.C. 42-8 230 3
8. Western Oregon 34-9 207 8
9. Grand Valley State, Mich. 37-13 196 10
10. Delta State, Miss. 37-12 175 9
11. St. Cloud State, Minn. 42-10 163 18
12. Angelo State, Texas 37-14 156 12
13. West Chester, Pa. 38-10 144 13
14. Franklin Pierce, N.H. 33-15-1 135 15
15. Colorado Mesa 38-12 108 11
16. Lynn, Fla. 34-13 97 RV
17. Chico State, Calif. 36-14 95 25
18. Indianapolis, Ind. 37-13 88 NR
19. Armstrong Atlantic, Ga. 36-13 87 17
20. St. Edwards, Texas 35-11 81 22
21. LeMoyne, N.Y. 35-12-1 64 RV
22. North Alabama 38-15 60 21
23. Cal Baptist 38-12 52 16
24. Francis Marion, S.C. 34-14 35 23
25. Missouri S&T 31-12 27 19
Dropped out: #14 Nova Southeastern, Fla.; #20 Southern New
Hampshire; #24 Mercyhurst, Pa.
Also receiving votes: Kutztown, Pa. (31-15) 21 points;
Southern Arkansas (35-14) 19 points; Nova Southeastern, Fla.
(31-12) 18 points; Mercyhurst, Pa. (38-15) 16 points; New
Mexico Highlands (37-12) 14 points; Catawba, S.C. (36-10)
12 points; Southern New Hampshire (38-12) 12 points; USC
Aiken (34-16) 5 points; UC San Diego (29-21) 3 points.

Official NCAA Division II Baseball Region Polls (May 2, 2012) 2nd Report

Rank /School /Overall Record /In-Region Record

ATLANTIC
1 Seton Hill 41-8 39-6
2 West Chester 32-9 26-8
3 Mercyhurst 35-13 32-10
4 Kutztown 31-15 28-15
5 Shippensburg 30-19 29-18
6 Bloomsburg 25-20 24-19
7 Millersville 24-21-1 24-21-1
8 Shepherd 30-16-0 29-12
8 Winston-Salem 34-17 34-17

CENTRAL
1 Minnesota State-Mankato 33-7 30-6
2 Colorado Mesa 36-10 36-10
3 St. Cloud State 36-10 25-6
4 New Mexico Highlands 33-12 31-12
5 Wayne State (Neb.) 26-16 23-11
6 Augustana (S.D.) 28-15 26-14
7 Winona State 26-17 24-14
8 Colorado State-Pueblo 25-21 25-21
8 Concordia-St. Paul 20-20 17-17

EAST
1 Southern New Hampshire 36-12 33-12
2 Franklin Pierce 31-13-1 29-10-1
3 Le Moyne 31-12-1 23-9-1
4 St. Thomas Aquinas 30-15 30-15
5 Bentley 25-21 25-12
6 St. Anselm 25-21-2 22-14-2
7 Stonehill 26-18 26-17
8 Pace 26-17 26-15

MIDWEST
1 Indianapolis 34-12 32-9
2 Grand Valley State 32-12 31-11
3 Rockhurst 27-15 26-15
4 Wayne State (Mich.) 26-15 23-13
5 Northern Kentucky 30-16 28-16
6 Lewis 30-16 28-16
7 Ashland 26-20 25-19
8 Drury 26-16 25-14

SOUTH
1 Tampa 35-8 23-7
2 Delta State 35-11 32-10
3 Nova Southeastern 31-9 24-8
4 Lynn 31-13 24-9
4 North Alabama 36-14 24-12
6 West Florida 32-15 27-15
7 Alabama-Huntsville 28-20 27-19
8 Valdosta State 26-17 24-16
9 West Alabama 28-20 23-18
10 Florida Tech 26-20 23-18

SOUTHEAST
1 Mount Olive 42-7 42-5
2 Tusculum 46-8 44-7
3 Armstrong 36-12 28-11
4 Francis Marion 33-14 31-14
5 South Carolina-Aiken 33-16 32-16
6 Catawba 39-14 39-14
7 Lander 33-16 33-16
8 Georgia College 29-19 29-19

SOUTH CENTRAL
1 Central Missouri 37-7 37-7
2 St. Mary’s (Texas) 41-8 36-8
3 Angelo State 36-14 36-13
4 Texas A&M-Kingsville 31-14 24-12
5 Southern Arkansas 32-14 30-13
6 St. Edward’s 33-11 28-10
7 Southeastern Oklahoma 32-15 28-13
8 West Texas A&M 29-17 26-16

WEST
1 Western Oregon 31-8 31-6
2 UC-San Diego 28-20 28-20
3 Cal State San Bernardino 25-16 23-14
4 Cal State Chico 33-13 33-13
5 Cal State L.A. 24-18 22-18
6 Dixie State 29-17 29-17
7 Cal Poly Pomona 31-18 28-17
8 Cal State Stanislaus 26-20 25-19

National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Rankings

NATIONAL TOP 25
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. St, Mary’s Texas (5) 38-8 314 1
2. Tusculum, Tenn. (5) 43-7 311 3
3. Tampa, Fla. (2) 32-8 301 2
4. Central Missouri 35-7 268 4
5. Mount Olive, N.C. 38-7 264 5
T6. Minnesota State 27-7 248 T8
T6. Seton Hill, Pa. 37-7 248 T8
8. Grand Valley State, Mich. 30-10 221 11
9. North Alabama 34-12 201 12
10. Cal Baptist 36-10 191 10
11. Armstrong Atlantic, Ga. 35-9 184 15
12. Southern New Hampshire 33-9 162 6
13. Delta State, Miss. 30-11 148 22
14. Western Oregon 27-8 144 14
15. Angelo State, Texas 32-14 142 18
16. Colorado Mesa 32-10 136 21
17. West Chester, Pa. 29-8 117 17
18. Northern Kentucky 28-12 84 RV
19. St. Cloud State, Minn. 27-10 81 13
20. Nova Southeastern, Fla. 28-8 78 7
21. Franklin Pierce, N.H. 27-12-1 70 RV
22. Mercyhurst, Pa. 32-12 52 24
23. Francis Marion, S.C. 33-14 49 T25
24. Catawba, S.C. 38-10 46 19
25. St. Edwards, Texas 29-11 34 23

Dropped out: #16 Missouri S&T; #20 LeMoyne, N.Y.;
#T25 Lynn, Fla.

Also receiving votes: Lynn, Fla. (30-11) 30 points; Missouri
S&T (26-11) 23 points; LeMoyne, N.Y. (29-9-1) 22 points; UC
San Diego (26-18) 20 points; Chico State, Calif. (29-13) 10
points; Texas A&M Kingsville (28-12) 10 points; USC Aiken
(31-16) 10 points; West Florida (31-13) 10 points; New Mexico
Highlands (29-12) 4 points; Wayne State, Mich. (24-13) 2
points.

National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association 2012 Division II polls: April 24

ATLANTIC REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Seton Hill, Pa. (11) 37-7 119 1
2. West Chester, Pa. (1) 29-8 105 2
3. Mercyhurst, Pa. 32-12 99 3
4. Kutztown, Pa. 28-14 85 4
5. Shepherd,, W. Va. 26-15 55 5
6. Winston-Salem St., N.C. 34-17 53 9
7. Shippensburg, Pa. 25-19 46 6
8. West Virginia Wesleyan 25-13 30 10
9. East Stroudsburg, Pa. 24-17-1 22 8
10. California, Pa. 24-20 19 7
Dropped out: None.
Also receiving votes: Bloomsburg, Pa. (24-17) 13 points;
Gannon, Pa. (24-18) 6 points; Millersville, Pa. (24-20-1) 6
points; Lock Haven, Pa. (16-25-1) 2 points.

CENTRAL REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Minnesota State (8) 27-7 80 1
2. Colorado Mesa 32-10 70 T2
3. St. Cloud State, Minn. 27-10 64 T2
4. New Mexico Highlands 29-12 56 4
5. Augustana, S.D. 24-13 44 6
6. Wayne State, Neb. 23-13 39 7
7. Winona State, Minn. 22-15 29 8
8. Colorado State-Pueblo 25-17 28 5
9. Southwest Minnesota St. 21-14 16 9
10. Concordia-St. Paul, Minn. 19-15 12 10
Also receiving votes: Regis, Colo. (21-20) 2 points.

EAST REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. South. New Hamp. (4) 33-9 83 1
2. Franklin Pierce, N.H. (4) 27-12-1 81 3
3. LeMoyne, N.Y. (1) 29-9-1 78 2
4. Southern Conn. State 26-12 64 5
5. St. Thomas Aquinas, N.Y. 27-13 55 6
6. UMass Lowell 23-14-1 38 7
7. Stonehill, Mass. 23-16 32 4
8. Dowling, N.Y. 24-14 27 8
9. Wilmington, Del. 25-14 23 9
10. Pace, N.Y. 23-16 9 10
Dropped out: None.

Also receiving votes: Bloomfield, N.J. (20-12) 4 points;
Bentley, Mass. (22-19) 1 point.

MIDWEST REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Grand Valley St., MI (9) 30-10 90 1
2. Northern Kentucky 28-12 78 4
3. Missouri S&T 26-11 71 2
4. Wayne State, Mich. 24-13 60 5
5. Lewis, Ill. 28-13 49 7
6. Indianapolis, Ind. 28-11 48 8
7. Drury, Mo. 23-15 41 3
8. Rockhurst, Mo. 26-13 26 9
9. Ashland, Ohio 23-17 23 6
10. Southern Indiana 22-19 8 10
Dropped out: None.
Also receiving votes: Lake Erie, Ohio (21-17) 1 point.

SOUTH REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Tampa, Fla. (7) 32-8 70 1
2. North Alabama 34-12 58 3
3. Delta State, Miss. 30-11 55 4
4 Nova Southeastern, Fla. 28-8 46 2
5. Lynn, Fla. 30-11 44 5
6. West Florida 31-13 40 6
7. Florida Tech 26-19 25 7
8. Valdosta State, Ga. 23-16 19 8
9. Alabama-Huntsville 26-19 18 9
10. Florida Southern 23-18 8 RV
Dropped out: #10 Rollins.
Also receiving votes: Rollins, Fla. (23-16) 2 points.

SOUTH CENTRAL REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. St. Mary’s, Texas (5) 38-8 68 1
2. Central Missouri (2) 35-7 65 2
3. Angelo State, Texas 32-14 48 3
4. St. Edward’s, Texas 29-11 45 4
5. Texas A&M-Kingsville 28-12 40 5
6. Southeastern Okla. St. 31-13 34 6
7. Missouri Western 29-13 23 T7
8. Southern Arkansas 28-14 20 T7
9. Emporia State, Kans. 24-16 18 9
10. Newman, Kans. 27-15 10 RV
Dropped out: #9 West Texas A&M
Also receiving votes: Missouri Southern (24-16), Central
Oklahoma (30-14).

SOUTHEAST REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
1. Tusculum, Tenn. (10) 43-7 108 1
2. Mount Olive, N.C. (1) 38-7 93 2
3. Armstrong Atlantic, Ga. 35-9 91 3
4. Francis Marion, S.C. 33-14 74 5
5. Catawba, N.C. 38-10 64 4
6. USC Aiken 31-16 59 6
7. Lander, S.C. 31-16 33 T9
8. Georgia College 27-18 30 7
9. Belmont Abbey, N.C. 30-19 21 T9
10. UNC Pembroke 29-18 10 8
Dropped out: None.
Also receiving votes: Young Harris, Ga. (35-10) 9 points;
Columbus State, Ga. (28-18) 9 points; Wingate, N.C. (30-23) 3
points; King, Tenn. (27-17) 1 point.

WEST REGION TOP 10
Rk School (#1 votes) W-L Pts. Prev.
T1. Cal Baptist (4) 36-10 64 1
T1. Western Oregon (3) 27-8 64 2
T3. UC San Diego 26-18 53 3
T3. Chico State, Calif. 29-13 53 4
5. Cal State San Bernardino 22-15 38 6
6. Dixie State, Utah 27-15 31 7
7. Cal State Stanislaus 25-17 28 8
8. Cal Poly Pomona 27-18 26 5
9. Cal State Los Angeles 22-16 18 9
T10. Hawaii Pacific 22-15 4 10
T10. Cal State Monterey Bay 25-21 4 RV
Dropped out: None.
Also receiving votes: Grand Canyon, Ariz. (24-20) 2 points.

2012 Tino Martinez Award Watch List

2012 TINO MARTINEZ AWARD WATCH LIST

* – Designates a player added midseason

Name Year Pos School
Conwell, Kyle Jr. OF Abilene Christian
Zarrella, Anthony Jr. 1B Adelphi
DeBruin, Grant Jr. 1B Alabama Huntsville
Feckley, Jake So. RHP/IF Angelo State
Wilder, Nate Sr. 3B/RHP Arkansas Tech
Bader, Ethan So. RHP Armstrong Atlantic State
Taylor, Zach Jr. OF Armstrong Atlantic State
Shipman, Scott Jr. RHP Augusta State
Hansen, Derek Jr. UTL Augustana (SD)
Coleman, Lyndon Sr. OF Barry
English, Adrian So. SS Barry
Witkowski, Corey Sr. LHP Barry
Vasquez, Justin Sr. OF Belmont Abbey
Budkevics, Bo Jr. RHP C.W. Post *
Bengard, Jon Jr. RHP Cal Baptist *
Broussard, Geoff Sr. RHP Cal Poly Pomona *
Santora, Mike Sr. SS Cal Poly Pomona
Whitman, Jordan Jr. OF Cal Poly Pomona
Asakura, Gabriel Sr. RHP Cal St Los Angeles
Pond, Josh Sr RHP Cal St San Bernardino
Gallardo, AJ Sr. LHP Cal State East Bay *
Duran, Daniel Sr. 3B Cal State LA *
Handza, Troy Sr. OF Cal U
Petty, Kyle Jr. UTL Cal U *
Rivera, Devyn Sr. RHP California Baptist
Dawson, Josh Sr. 2B Cameron
Koeneman, Kyle Sr. 1B Carson-Newman *
Dula, Chris So. 3B/RHP Catawba
Jankowski, J.J. Sr. RHP Catawba *
Satterfield, Ethan So. OF Catawba *
Coons, Jordan Sr. UTL Central Missouri *
Schwartz, Bret Sr. SS Central Missouri
Lopez, Edgar Jr. RHP Central Oklahoma *
Maples, J.P. Jr. OF Central Oklahoma *
Rycroft, Austin Sr. OF Central Oklahoma *
Daywalt, Jesse Sr. 2B Chestnut Hill
Hopkins, Bob Jr. RHP Chestnut Hill *
Baker, Nick So. RHP Chico State
Foster, Cody Sr. OF Chico State *
Manlove, Ben Jr. C Chico State
Christensen, Jared Sr. LHP Colorado Mesa
Popick, Jeff Sr. OF Colorado Mesa
Snell, Nolan Jr. RHP Colorado Mesa
Leibrandt, Brodie Jr. LHP Columbus State *
, Ryan Sr. OF Columbus State
Teschner, Brett Jr. C Columbus State
Lippincott, Bryan Sr. 3B Concordia
Pomierski, Tim Jr. RHP CSU Pueblo
Zosel, Harold Jr. RHP CSUMB *
Branstetter, Josh Jr. RHP Delta State
Newcomb, Aaron Sr. RHP Delta State *
Dedrick, Mike Jr. RHP Dixie State
Littlewood, Tyson Sr. 1B Dixie State
Villanueva, Emilio So. OF Drury
Ernst, Brian Jr. UTL East Stroudsburg *
Cuda, Joey Sr. RHP Eckerd
Cuda, Joey Sr. RHP Eckerd *
Vaskas, Joe Sr. 1B/DH Emporia State
Rusch, Max Sr. RHP Flagler
Kish, Colin Jr. OF Florida Southern
Snyder, Mike Sr. 3B Florida Southern
Clabough, KC Sr. SS Florida Tech
McChesney, Ryan Sr. C Florida Tech
Sandifer, Don Jr. RHP Francis Marion
Sosnoskie, Buddy Sr. OF Francis Marion
Crawford, Jack Jr. LHP Franklin Pierce *
Roche, James Gr. OF Franklin Pierce
Thompson, Ryan Jr. RHP Franklin Pierce
Funk, Tanner Sr. SS GCSU
Guinane , Mike Jr. LHP GCSU
Repenning, Cody Jr. RHP Grand Canyon
Anderson, Steve Sr. OF Grand Valley State
Garman, Ryan Sr RHP Grand Valley State
Schepel, Kyle Sr. RHP Grand Valley State
Ninemire, Billy Jr. 1B Harding
Presley, Chase Sr. 2B Harding
Amaral, Blake Sr. 3B Hawaii Pacific
Guarneros, Jorge Sr. RHP Incarnate Word
Jewasko, Kirk Sr. LHP Incarnate Word
Zinsmeister, Robbie Jr. SS Indiana (PA) *
White, Jordan Sr. OF Kentucky Wesleyan
Houck, Shayne Sr. 3B Kutztown
Toth, Matt Sr. OF Lake Erie
Botsford, Brett Sr. OF Le Moyne
Zielinski, Derek Jr. RHP Le Moyne *
Bolling, Mike Sr. OF
Ward, Cameron Sr. RHP Limestone
Boza, Anthony Sr. 1B Lynn *
Kale, Shawn Sr. RHP Lynn
Pate, Coty Sr. 1B Mars Hill *
Aschley, Eric Sr. RHP Mercyhurst
Blair, Zak Jr. 2B Mercyhurst
August, Mike Sr. SS Millersville
McMonagle, Mike Sr. RHP Millersville
Rothschild, Brooks Sr. RHP Millersville
Bellin, Bryce So. RHP Minnesota State *
Kincaid, Ben Sr. P/OF Minnesota State
Skjefte, Lucas Jr. OF Minnesota State *
Sudbeck, Jeremy Sr. 1B Minnesota State
Gronek, Zack Sr. LHP Missouri S&T
Fontana, Chuck Sr. LHP Molloy
Peterson, Heath Sr. 1B Montevallo *
Ross, Chris Jr. OF Montevallo
Berry, Jermaine Jr. 3B Mount Olive *
Callaway, Antonio Sr. OF Mount Olive *
Coffey, Daniel Sr. 1B Mount Olive
Escalante, Geno Jr. C Mount Olive *
Mercurio, Mike Jr. SS Mount Olive *
Rogers, Jacob Sr. 3B Mount Olive
Mohr, Clay Sr. OF New Mexico Highlands
McElwee, Josh Sr. RHP Newberry *
Boughner, Chad Jr. RHP North Alabama *
LaMunyon, JP Jr. 3B North Alabama
Schmidt, Michael Jr. 2B North Alabama
Sloan, Jake Jr. DH North Alabama
Hobby, Blake Sr. RHP North Georgia
Hooper, Derek Jr. 2B North Georgia
Fulmer, Derek Jr. UTL North Greenville
Provence, Drew Sr. RHP North Greenville
Taylor, Adam Jr. OF North Greenville
Loeding, Brett Jr. RHP Northern Kentucky *
Sneed, Zeb Jr. RHP Northwest Nazarene
Asuaje, Carlos So. 2B Nova Southeastern
Regoli, Areo Sr OF Nova Southeastern
Westcott, Zachary So. RHP Nova Southeastern *
Thompson, Brian Sr. RHP Quincy
Shoutta, Jon So. DH/1B Regis
Porter, Ryan Sr. OF Rockhurst
Mager, Kevin Sr. 3B Rollins
Name Year Pos School
Haines, Alex So. LHP Seton Hill *
Minnich, Nathan Sr. 1B/DH Shepherd
Lee, Thomas Jr. RHP Sonoma State
Bako, Peter Sr. OF Southeastern Oklahoma State
Gentry, Blake Sr. OF Southeastern Oklahoma State
Grimmett, Nick Jr. IF Southeastern Oklahoma State
Buck, Trey Sr. SS Southern Arkansas
Shields, Doug Sr. RHP Southern Arkansas
Thomas, Justin Jr. LHP Southern Arkansas *
Thomas, Rafael Sr. OF Southern Arkansas
Geffert, Ryan Sr. 1B Southern Connecticut State
Zbin, Chris Sr. LHP Southern Connecticut State
Mooney, Dylan Sr. C Southern Indiana
Vance, Brad Sr. SS Southern Indiana
Flight, Tim Jr. LHP Southern New Hampshire *
Mendez, Junior So. RHP Southern New Hampshire *
Kelly, Robert Jr. P/1B St. Anselm
Fischer, Kyle So. RHP St. Cloud State
Imholte, Phil Jr. OF St. Cloud State *
Lieser, Scott Jr. RHP St. Cloud State
Harris, Tyler Sr. RHP St. Edward’s *
Johnson, Stephen Jr. RHP St. Edward’s
Shank, Adam Sr 1B St. Edward’s
Brnovich, Ryan Jr. 2B/SS St. Leo
Cokinos, M.P. Jr. C St. Mary’s
Migl, Tyler Sr. OF St. Mary’s
O’Neal, Carl Jr. RHP St. Mary’s
Perez, Jonathan Jr. RHP St. Mary’s *
Richard, Billy Jr. OF St. Mary’s *
Solis, Rene So. LHP St. Mary’s *
White, Michael Sr. OF/P Stonehill
Bierman, Sean Sr. LHP Tampa
Jones, Andrew Sr. OF Tampa
Packrall, Preston So. RHP Tampa *
Schrader, Jake Jr. 1B Tampa
Stuckly, Ethan Sr. OF Tarleton State
Colon, Alexi Sr. OF Tusculum
Goodman, Craig Sr. RHP Tusculum *
Susdorf, Danny Jr. OF UC San Diego
York, Tony Sr. RHP UC San Diego *
Cole, Garrett Jr. RHP UMass Lowell
Kneeland, Cam Sr. SS UMass Lowell
Haley, Josh Sr. OF UNC Pembroke
Lewis, Braxton Sr. RHP UNC Pembroke
Aranas, Nick Sr. OF USC Aiken
Bourdo, Tyler Sr. 2B USC Aiken *
Brown, Wyatt Jr. RHP USC Aiken *
Carmon, Stephen Sr. SS USC Aiken
Miller, Josh Jr. C USC Aiken *
Glisson, Christian Sr. DH Valdosta State *
Hurley, Billy Sr. RHP Wayne State (MI) *
Bisenius, Mike Sr. OF Wayne State College
Cole, Ladarrius Jr. OF West Alabama
Wendle, Joe Jr. 2B/SS West Chester
Wlodarchyk, Jordan Jr. DH West Chester *
Rodriguez, Andrew Jr. OF West Florida
St. Hilaire, Max Jr. OF West Florida
Stephens, Jake Jr. LHP West Florida
Drew, Stuart Jr. 2B West Georgia
Cooper, Jess Sr. 1B West Texas A&M
Easom, Jordan Sr. SS West Texas A&M *
Lind, Kirk Sr. RHP Western Oregon
Harbach Joe Sr. OF Wilmington *
Allison, Casey Sr. OF Wingate *
McPherson, Dodson Jr. OF Wingate
Yeung, Brian So. 1B Wingate
McMullen, Seth Jr. SS Winona State
Simon, Kodey Sr. RHP Winona State
Moore, Adam So. UTL Young Harris *

Chase Larsson of Cameron Wins 2011 Tino Martinez Award

Chase Larsson of the Cameron Aggies is the recipient of the 2011 Tino Martinez DII Player of the Year Award. The award is presented to the most outstanding player in DII college baseball. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.

Larsson didn’t just have one of the most prolific offensive seasons of the year, he complied some of the most impressive numbers in DII history. The slugging 6’4” outfielder from Vancouver, BC, finished the season for the Aggies leading DII in home runs (29), RBI (84), slugging percentage (1.000) and total bases (190). He also finished the regular season batting .432, good for 11th overall in the nation.

A former 18th round draft pick by the Kansas City Royals out of high school, Larsson was also named the Lone Star Conference Player of the Year and was awarded the South Central Region Player of the Year by Daktronics, the American Baseball Coaches Association and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association.

Early in the season Larsson tied a school record with eight RBIs in a single game and matched a school and conference records when he belted three home runs in a single contest. Larsson also incredibly established a new NCAA Division II record when he mashed a homerun in nine consecutive games during a stretch in March.

The winner of the Tino Martinez Award was chosen by a panel of DII baseball media and coaches from across the nation. Their votes narrowed down a list of 47 semifinalists to eight finalists. A final ranking of the remaining student-athletes was then tallied to determine the winner. Fans and supporters were also given the opportunity to participate in the selection process as an online vote was also taken. Those results were combined with the panel to select the winner.

Mount Olive’s Carter Capps, the 2011 National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association’s National Pitcher of the Year, finished in a close second. Matt Johnson of the Arkanas Tech Wonder Boys and Barry’s Dean Green also fininshed near the top, placing third and fourth respectively. Dodson McPherson of Wingate was fifth, Ryan Thompson from Franklin Pierce was sixth and Ashland pitcher Ajay Meyer and Nathan Minnich from Sheperd rounded out the top eight.

Bryan Fogle of Erskine won the first edition of the award after batting .430 and leading DII with 28 home runs, 103 RBI (the second most in NCAA history) and 203 total bases. Fogle was drafted by Tampa Bay following the season. Runner-up Hayden Simpson of Southern Arkansas was a first round draft choice of the Chicago Cubs.