It was recently announced that sophomore pitcher and designated hitter Daniel Martinez (Riverside, CA) was named the California Community College Baseball Coaches Association (CCCBCA) Southern California Player of the week.
Martinez, a Division I bounce back from University of California Riverside, has solidified himself as a top player for the Tigers in the early stages of the season. He has helmed a 4-1 start for the Tigers by wearing a number of hats.
Martinez enjoyed a week in which he recorded his first-career win on the bump over the defending state champion Grossmont College Griffins. He tossed six innings and scattered just three hits while bringing a no hitter into the fourth inning. He fanned five batters in his outing as well. Two games prior, he came in and recorded a save against Palomar after retiring the side in order and striking out one batter.
At the dish, Martinez has been equally as impressive. He has gone 5-for-10 with three doubles, four RBI, five runs scored, and three walks. Martinez is currently hitting .353 which includes a .593 on-base percentage and a .529 slugging percentage.
The Tigers are in action today at 5 p.m. as they face off against the East Los Angeles Huskies at home in hopes to earn their fifth-straight victory.