June 9, 2015
COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina senior first baseman Kyle Martin was selected by the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth round of the 2015 MLB Draft. Martin was the No. 114 overall selection.
A second-team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and a first-team All-SEC honoree, Martin led the Gamecocks in all three Triple Crown categories batting .350 (71-for-203) with 14 homers and 56 RBI.
He also scored 50 runs, tallied 12 doubles, tripled twice and stole 11 bases. Martin had a .455 on-base percentage and a .635 slugging mark. Martin had 14 multi-RBI games for the season.. Martin became the 28th player in school history to reach the 200-hit total with a single in the bottom of the eighth inning vs. LSU, his last hit at Carolina Stadium.
Martin was even more impressive in league contests. In 30 SEC games, Martin hit a league-high 11 homers, slugged a SEC-best .794 and totaled a league-best 85 total bases. In addition, he ranked second in the SEC in league games with a .393 batting average, a .504 on-base percentage and 24 walks in conference play.
If words were available to say how honored and privileged I am…I still wouldn’t be able to find… https://t.co/d6q0f6NkxH
– KyleMartinÃ¢â€º”TM (@KMart_33) June 10, 2015
Kyle Martin BIO
2015 – Earned second-team All-America honors by Collegiate Baseball … Earned first-team All-SEC honors at first base … Named to USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award Midseason Watch List … Played in all 57 games with 56 starts, hit .350 (71-for-203) with 50 runs scored, 12 doubles, two triples, 14 homers, 56 RBI … .455 on-base percentage and a .635 slugging mark, walked a team-high 39 times … Became the 28th player in school history to reach the 200-hit total with a single in the bottom of the eighth inning in 8-1 loss vs. LSU (5/16) … 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored in 10-7 win over LSU (5/14) … 1-for-2 with two walks and three runs scored in 17-0 win over USC Upstate (5/12) … 3-for-5 with two runs scored, four RBI including a three-run homer in 8-7 win over Texas A&M (5/10) … Solo homer in 15-14 loss at Texas A&M (5/9) … Two-run homer in the ninth inning of a 9-7 win over Texas A&M (5/8) … 2-for-3 in 6-2 loss to Auburn (5/2) … 2-for-2 with two homers including a grand slam as well as a career-high seven RBI in 10-1 victory over Auburn (5/1) … 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored in 10-4 loss at Tennessee (4/26) … 1-for-3 with solo homer in 4-3 loss at Tennessee (4/25) … Walked and scored a run in 3-2 series win over Vanderbilt (4/18) … Hit .583 (7-for-12) in the Florida series with a pair of homers and four RBI … Solo homer in 12-2 loss at Florida (4/12) … Became the first Gamecock in the last 11 years to hit for the cycle going 4-for-4 with a walk, two runs and two RBI in 12-5 loss at Florida (4/11) … 2-for-4 with a RBI single in 14-3 loss at Florida (4/10) … Two-run double in 11-1 win over Appalachian State (4/7) … 1-for-3 with two walks, a run scored and three RBI in 13-7 win at Mississippi State (4/4) … 2-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored in 7-5 loss at Mississippi State (4/3) … 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs scored and a RBI in 8-5 win over Georgia (3/29) … 2-for-4 with first career triple, a two-run homer in 4-3 loss to Georgia (3/28) … 1-for-3 with two RBI in 6-5 loss to Georgia (3/27) … Tied career-high with four hits, with a double two stolen bases and added a run as well in 7-5 win at Missouri (3/22) … 2-for-4 with two runs, three RBI including a two-run walk-off homer in 10th inning of 6-4 win over Kentucky (3/15) … 1-for-3 with a run scored in 4-3 win over Kentucky (3/14) … 3-for-4 with a homer, two runs scored and two RBI in 13-3 win over Penn State (3/11) … 1-for-1 with two walks, a double and a RBI sacrifice fly in 5-3 win over Miami (Ohio) (3/8) … 2-for-4 with a run scored, two-run homer and tied career-high with four RBI in 11-3 win over High Point (3/4) … 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI in 10-4 win over Charleston Southern (3/3) … Bases loaded two-run single in 6-0 win over Northeastern (2/21) … 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in 8-3 win over College of Charleston (2/14) … 2-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI in 7-1 win over College of Charleston (2/14).
2014 – Started all 62 games, team’s leading hitter with a .336 average (82-for-244) with 35 runs scored, 11 doubles, five homers and 38 RBI, a .389 on-base percentage and a .443 slugging percentage … Named to NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team … 2-for-4 with a RBI double in 10-1 loss vs. Maryland in NCAA Regional (6/1) … 3-for-4 with a RBI , a double and a run scored in 4-3 loss vs. Maryland in NCAA Regional (5/31) … 1-for-3 with two RBI in 5-2 win over Campbell in NCAA Regional (5/30) … Solo homer in 7-2 loss vs. Florida at SEC Tournament (5/22) … 2-for-5 with a RBI and a run scored in 6-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/17) … 4-for-5 with a RBI and a double in 9-3 loss at Vanderbilt (5/16) … 3-for-5 with a run scored and three RBI in 10-1 win over The Citadel (5/13) … 4-for-5 tying career-high in hits with a run scored and two RBI in 9-3 win over Alabama (4/27) … Tied career-high in hits going 4-for-4 with a double, a run scored and a RBI in 6-1 win over USC Upstate (4/23) … 2-for-4 with a stolen base and a run scored in 4-3 win at Auburn (4/20) … 2-for-4 with a two-run double and a run scored in 10-8 loss at The Citadel (4/16) … 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored in 6-5 loss to Florida (4/13) … 2-for-4 with a RBI and a stolen base in 4-1 win over Florida (4/11) … 3-for-4 with a three-run homer, two runs scored and tied career-high with four RBI in 9-2 win at Furman (4/8) … 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 9-6 win over Tennessee (3/29) … 2-for-4 with a run scored in 3-1 win over Ole Miss (3/15) … Solo homer in 5-0 win over Furman (3/11) … 2-for-4 with a RBI and two runs scored in 9-6 win vs. Clemson (2/28) … 2-for-5 with a run scored in 6-0 win over Eastern Kentucky (2/23) … Solo home run in 4-0 win over Eastern Kentucky (2/21) … 2-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in 4-0 win over Presbyterian (2/18) … 4-for-4 with two runs scored and a RBI in 12-0 win over Bucknell (2/16) … 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI In 17-4 win over Bucknell (2/15) … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2013 – Played in 34 games with 18 starts, hit .288 (23-for-80) with 15 runs scored, two doubles, two homers and 10 RBI … 3-for-5 with two runs scored in 6-5 loss to North Carolina in NCAA Super Regional (6/8) … NCAA Regional MVP & All-Tournament Team, hit .500 (6-for-12) with a homer, four runs and six RBI in the regional … 3-for-5 with a homer, career-high three runs scored and career-high four RBI in 19-3 win over Liberty (6/1) … 2-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in 7-3 win over Saint Louis (5/31) … 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in 8-3 win over Georgia (5/12) … Walked, stole a base and scored a run in 9-3 win over Wofford (5/8) … Pinch-hit home run in 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt (5/3) … Key single in 11th inning of 7-6 win over Kentucky (4/22) … Pinch-hit single in 5-3 loss to Arkansas (3/24) … Pinch-hit double in 9-5 win at The Citadel (3/19) … 2-for-5 with two runs scored in 12-4 win over Davidson (3/13) … RBI and a run scored in 6-4 win over Albany (2/24) … Pinch-hit RBI single in bottom of the 9th inning led to eventual winning run in 8-7 rally over Liberty (2/17) … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
2012 – Played in 40 games with 22 starts, hit .295 (23-for-78) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, a homer and 12 RBI … RBI groundout in 4-1 loss to Arizona in CWS Championship Series (6/25) … 1-for-3 with a run scored in 4-1 win over Kent State in NCAA College World Series (6/21) … Key leadoff pinch-hit single in ninth inning of 5-4 win over Clemson in NCAA Regional (6/2) … 1-for-2 with a run scored in 3-2 loss to Vanderbilt at SEC Tournament (5/24) … Pinch-hit RBI single in 7-6 loss at Arkansas (5/5) … Pinch-hit RBI sacrifice fly in 8-6 win at Arkansas (5/4) … RBI double in 2-1 win over Davidson (5/2) … Pinch-hit double in 12-4 loss at Vanderbilt (3/31) … Key pinch-hit two-run single in 9-3 win over Florida (3/22) … 2-for-3 with a double and run scored in 3-1 win over Princeton (3/11) … 3-for-4 with a solo home run in 2-1 win over Princeton (3/9) … 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the 9-6 win vs. Clemson (3/3) … Pinch-hit single kept alive 11th inning that led to 3-2 victory vs. Clemson in Charleston (3/2) … 3-for-5 with a double, RBI and two runs scored in 13-1 win over VMI (2/18).