24  Ryan Martin
Ryan Martin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Collierville, Tenn.

High School:
Collierville

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 210

Position:
Designated Hitter/Outfielder

Experience:
3L

Bats/Throws:
L/R


2005 Outlook on Martin: Excellent athlete combining strength, power and speed...Should help solidify the middle of the Tigers' order and is experienced enough to handle the tough job of being a DH...Returns as the Tigers' top run producer of 2004...Could also see action in leftfield.

2004: Started in eight games before missing a month (23 games) of action due to a back injury...Primarily a designated hitter, Martin started in 34 games seeing action in left field in just nine contests...Hit .266 with six home runs and 25 RBI...Led the team with three triples...Posted a .508 slugging percentage...Hit a team high .500 with bases loaded...Had seven multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI performances to go with his season-long seven game hit streak...Went 3-for-5 with three RBI and roped a team high three doubles against Houston...Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and a home run against Tulane...Went 2-for-4 with a pair of RBI, a run scored and a home run in his first game back from injury against Southern Miss.

2003: Earned second-team All-Conference USA honors after leading the Tigers with a .338 batting average...His .388 clip in C-USA play also led the team and was the sixth-highest mark in the league...Tied for the team lead with seven home runs and added 19 RBI...Let the club with five game-winning RBI and a .576 slugging percentage...Hit safely in 19 of 21 C-USA starts...Also topped the team with a .390 on base percentage...The Tigers were 6-0 in games that he homered in, including a 4-0 mark in C-USA play...Had the team's second-longest hitting streak at 13 games...His first home run of the season was the most dramatic as his walk-off blast in the bottom of the tenth inning gave the Tigers an 8-7 win over No. 9 Mississippi State...Had 13 multiple-hit-efforts, including a 4-for-4 outing against TCU in which he homered twice and drove in three runs...In two games vs. Saint Louis, went 5-for-8 with a home run and three RBI...Drove in the game winning run in game three as the Tigers finished off the sweep of the Billikens with a 3-2 victory...Went 5-for-11 in the USF series, including the game-winning home run in the first contest of the series.

2002: Made 20 starts in 35 total appearances for the Tigers... Primary action was in left field where he made 18 starts... Was the only Tiger to belt a home run in three consecutive games...Had a season-high three RBI in the final game of that stretch in acontest with Middle Tennessee...Posted three multiple-hit games...Scored a season high three runs in game two of the UAB series.

Prep: Lettered three years for Coach John Perkins at Collierville High School...Named All-District and All-Region in his junior and senior years...Batted .376 with three home runs and 25 RBI to help lead Collierville to a 28-11 record in his senior year...Held a .400 average with six home runs and 44 RBI during his career... Member of the National Honor Society.

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