Southland Baseball Players of the Week

Texas State's Jason Martinson hits for cycle in series clinching victory, while McNeese State's Jaden Dillon hurls 10-inning complete game.

FROM CBB NEWS SOURCE

FRISCO, Texas – Texas State infielder Jason Martinson has been named the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and McNeese State right-handed pitcher Jaden Dillon has been named the Southland Pitcher of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

Martinson helped Texas State claim its second Southland Conference series of the season by winning two of three games at Sam Houston State. The junior from Hurst, Texas (Grapevine), hit for the cycle in the first game of a doubleheader on Sunday. He doubled in the second inning to break open a 1-1 tie and delivered a two-run home run in the ninth to lift the Bobcats to a 9-8 victory. In the second game of the doubleheader, he was 2-for-3 and drove in two more runs. Martinson batted .471 in four games last week, which also included a 13-7 win at Texas Tech. For the week, he had two doubles, a triple and a home run, scored five times and drove in five runs.

In his first start for McNeese, Dillon hurled the first complete game of season for the Cowboys, going 10 innings in a 4-3 win over No. 17 Southeastern Louisiana. The sophomore from Bridge City, Texas, allowed two earned runs on four hits with four strikeouts and a pair of walks in handing the Lions their second loss of the season. In seven appearances this season, Dillon is 3-0 with a 3.86 ERA in 25.2 innings.

Honorable mention for hitter of the week goes to Central Arkansas first baseman Blake Roberts, Sam Houston State outfielder Mark Hudson, UT Arlington center fielder Michael Choice and Southeastern Louisiana shortstop Justin Boudreaux. Honorable mention for pitcher of the week goes to UT Arlington right hander Logan Bawcom, Central Arkansas right hander Michael Wild and UTSA left hander Casey Selsor. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland baseball sports information contacts.

Each school’s SID nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his or her own player.

2010 Southland Conference Hitter and Pitcher of the Week

Date                              Hitter                                                                                        Pitcher

Feb. 23                Andy Riche, MCN                                       Spencer Cuniff, LU

March 2              Trey Hernandez, AMCC                             Jason Mitchell, UTA

March 9              Chase Jaramillo, NICH                               Matison Smith, LU

March 15            Darren Crabtree, SFA                                 Luke Irvine, NWLA

March 22            Jason Martinson, TXST                              Jaden Dillon, MCN