30  Brennon Martin
Brennon Martin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
Harding Academy

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 195

Position:
LHP

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
L/L


Outlook for 2010
Coaches are anxious to see of Martin can take advantage of the valuable pitching experience he gained on Friday nights last season...Should play the same role again in 2010...Was elected a team co-caption for 2010 by his teammates after fall practices.

2009 (Junior)
Ace of the 2009 Memphis pitching staff...Had a breakout campaign in 2009, going 6-4 with a 4.66 ERA in 13 starts...Struck out a team and career-high 59 batters...Walked just 18... Issued 1.95 walks per nine innings pitched...His 83 innings pitched was the most by a Tiger pitcher since 2004 and ranked seventh in C-USA...Won five of his first six decisions...Highlighted his season with wins over No. 2 Rice (Mar. 27), Troy (Feb. 27), Valparaiso (Mar. 6), UCF (Apr. 3), SIU-Edwardsville (Apr. 10) and Southern Miss (May 9)...Averaged over six innings per start...Pitched the Tigers to the ninth inning three times, including blanking Troy through a career-long 8.2 innings en route to a 7-5 victory...Limited Indiana State to two runs on three hits and struck out eight in eight innings (3.13.09)...Scattered 11 hits in a gutsy 5.1 inning outing at Rice (3.27.09)...Fanned a career-high nine in a 6-3 win over SIU-Edwardsville...Helped Memphis clinch a series victory when he fanned four and held Southern Miss to just one run in a seven-inning performance...Also excelled in the classroom and was named to the 2009 C-USA All-Academic Team...Earned CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine All-District IV First Team honors.

2008 (Sophomore)
One of Memphis' top returning starting pitchers...Went 4-4 with a 5.40 ERA...Made seven starts in his 11 appearances...Recorded the staff's lone complete game, striking out seven and limiting UT-Martin to three hits in a 7-3 Tiger win (4/16/08)...Tossed 48.1 innings and struck out 36...Walked 15...Won four of his first five decisions, before dropping his last three to even his season record...Fanned five in six innings of action to start his year off with a win vs. UT-Martin (2/27/08)...Went 2-4 with a 5.45 ERA and 29 strikeouts as a starter...Was moved to the bullpen midway through the year...Went 2-0 with a 5.23 ERA and seven strikeouts in four relief appearances... Earned wins over UAB, Mississippi State and UT-Martin, twice...Moved back to the top midweek starter slot for his final five outings of the year...Dropped decisions to Ole Miss, Vanderbilt and Mississippi State in his last three outings.

2007 (Freshman)
Was forced into action due to injuries on the Tiger pitching staff...Came out of the bullpen in his first five outings and notched a 1-0 mark with a 4.09 ERA...Success moved him into the Tigers' midweek starter role where he won three of his four decisions...Made six starts in his 11 appearances...Memphis was 5-1 in his six starts...Registered a 4.73 ERA, making him one of four Memphis pitchers to post an ERA under 5.00...Was 4-1 on the year...Held opponents to a .290 batting average...Struck out 23 in 45.2 innings of action...Tossed one of Memphis' three complete games...Was 3-1 with a 4.93 ERA and 16 strikeouts in his six starts...Went the distance and scattered nine hits in Memphis' C-USA Tournament win over Houston (5/23/07)...Won three times in the U of M's final 16 games...Hurled one and one thirds scoreless innings in his collegiate debut to earn his first collegiate win over Akron (3/16/07)...Did not allow a run through his first 6.2 innings pitched...Held Mississippi State scoreless and fanned two in 4.2 innings of relief (3/28/07)...Was solid in his first career start, striking out three in 6.1 innings vs. Austin Peay (4/17/07)...Won his final three decisions...Struck out four and allowed two runs in 6.1 innings to earn the win over Arkansas State (5/8/07)...Sat down a season-high six and allowed just one earned run in a 5-3 win over UT-Martin (5/15/07).

2006
Redshirted the 2006 season.

Summer 2006
Pitched for the Union City Greyhounds...Logged a 4-3 record in nine appearances...Recorded a 2.84 ERA and struck out 39.

Prep
Prepped at Harding Academy of Memphis for Head Coach Al Stevens...Was a four-year letterman in baseball and basketball...Made 10 starts as a senior, going 1-8...Had a pair of complete-game performances... Logged 55 innings on the mound for the Lions...Finished his senior season with a 2.67 ERA and 69 strikeouts...Went 6-6, with a 3.32 ERA and 59 strikeouts as a junior...Logged 59.0 innings pitched in 2004...Was a 2004 Division II West Tennessee All-Region and All-Tournament selection...Named to the Division II West Tennessee All-Region team in 2003...2004-2005 Best of Preps/All-Metro Class private schools boys basketball team...2005 Harding Academy Athlete of the Year honoree...Listed as one of Tennessee's top players as a senior.

Personal
Full name is James Brennon Martin...Son of Jim and Susan Martin...Graduated on May 7, 2009 with a degree in marketing management.

Martin'sCareer Stats
Season ERA W-L APP GS CG SHO SV IP H R ER BB SO B/AVG
2007 4.73 4-1 11 6 1 0/0 0 45.2 53 28 24 23 23 .290
2008 5.40 4-4 11 7 1 0/0 0 48.1 53 29 29 15 36 .298
2009 4.66 6-4 13 13 0 0/0 0 83.0 95 53 43 18 59 .289
2010 ------- ---- --- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ---- -- -- ----
Career 4.88 14-9 35 26 2 0/0 0 177.0 201 110 96 56 118 .291

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