24 - Michael Martin
Michael Martin
Birth Date: 12/05/1983
Height: 6-2
Weight: 210
Year: Senior
Hometown: Red Bluff, Calif.
High School: Red Bluff HS
Position: RHP
2008
Veteran right-hander could fill any pitching role. 2007
Martin appeared in two games going 1-0. He sat out the rest of the year recovering from a prior elbow injury. 2006
Did not play due to injury. 2005
The junior made 18 appearances, 16 of which were starts, posting a 4.85 ERA and a 6-7 record...Punched out a team-leading 60 batters over the course of the season...Hurled a team-high 102 innings...His six wins ranked second on the team in that category...Led all Gaucho pitchers with two runners picked off...Tossed a complete game in his first win of the season at Fresno State on Feb. 19...Lasted eight innings and gave up five hits while punching out six at UC Davis on April 8...Posted four or more strikeouts on eight occasions...Threw seven innings and gave up no earned runs while scattering four hits in his final start of the season, a win at Cal State Northridge on May 28...Lasted five or more innings on 13 occasions...Wins include games against Loyola Marymount, Oral Roberts, UCLA and Long Beach State. 2004
Right-hander made16 appearances, all starts as a sophomore...Finished the season with a 9-4 record and an ERA of 5.15...Tossed 7.0 scoreless innings against San Diego State on Feb. 8, his first game and first win of the season...Martin won his first eight decisions...In his first nine starts, he allowed three or fewer earned runs eight times...Martin had a season-high eight strikeouts in 7.1 innings in a win over San Jose State...Also posted wins against Pepperdine, Fresno State, Cal Poly and Cal State Northridge. 2003
Started six games and finished with a record of 2-3 in his freshman campaign...Struck out 36 batters in 42 innings pitched...Led the team with four pickoffs...Fanned a season-high eight batters against Long Beach State on April 26. High School
Played for Jim Bonomini at Red Bluff High School...Named All-Conference and All-Section his senior year after finishing 7-1 with a 0.75 ERA and 34 strikeouts...Also competed in basketball at RBHS. Personal
Born December 5, 1983 in Red Bluff, Calif...Majoring in sociology and minoring in sport management at UCSB...Kobe Bryant, Andy Graham, Michael Jordan, and Albert Pujols are his favorite athletes...Aspires to play professional baseball and then get into coaching...If he was not pitching, he would be playing basketball...Favorite movies are "Wedding Crashers", and "Super Troopers"...Favorite aspects of Santa Barbara are the beach and the weather...Would like to invite Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan, and Eva Longoria to dinner if he could...Best advice ever received about baseball was "Baseball is a lot like life--the line drives are caught and the squibbles go for base hits - it's an unfair game"...Has one brother, Scott...Son of Chuck and Cheryl Martin.

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