Kent State’s Tyler Martin suffered a severe eye injury on Saturday afternoon as he was playing with the Stark County Terriers after a freak accident. Martin was walking near the on-deck circle where an errant bat struck him near one of his eyes. He was rushed immediately to a nearby hospital which put him under surgery to repair the damage. He is currently still in the hospital and I have not received any word if the incident will affect his vision.
Martin appeared in 23 games including three starts while hitting .238 with two homers and five RBI. He will be entering his senior campaign in the fall.
Hopefully Tyler is able to return to the playing field next season so please keep him in your thoughts.