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Madera’s Martinez heads to Mt. Marty College

YANKTON, South Dakota — Mount Marty College and head baseball coach Andy Bernatow are pleased to announce the recruiting class for fall 2019.

Currently, the Lancers have signed 21 players for the upcoming school year. The recruiting class is comprised of 13 freshmen and eight transfers, including former Madera Coyote infielder Nick Martinez, who played the last two years at Reedley College.

Head Coach Andy Bernatow, who is headed into his 16th year, is excited about the incoming class.

“We graduated 16 seniors this past school year,” he said. “This class needs to have the ability to provide an immediate impact at the varsity level, while continuing to build a foundation for a consistent and solid future. I am appreciative of the entire coaching staff and admissions office for the help they provided to create this class. Graduating 16 players provides a daunting task, but I do feel that this class and the group of returning players have the ability to continue to provide success to Mount Marty Baseball. I am eager to get this group to campus, have them gel with the returning players, and see what they can create on the field, in the classroom, and in the community.”

Nick Martinez: Infielder, Junior, Reedley College

Martinez was a 2-year starter for Reedley College. He posted a .253 batting average this past season. During his career at Reedley he had 57 hits, 37 runs, 32 runs batted in, 11 doubles, and 2 home runs. Martinez provides a physical presence standing 6’3” and weighs 215 pounds. Martinez had a decorated high school career in which he was a two-time All-Madera Tribune selection. For his senior year he was named All-League, 2017 All-Madera Tribune Most Valuable Player, and Player of the Year for the County/Metro Athletic Conference. Martinez is the son of Sabina and Juan Martinez and will pursue a degree in Criminal Justice. He is from Madera, California and a graduate of Madera High School.

Junior college transfers

Julito Fazzini: Catcher, Designated Hitter, Outfielder, Junior, Mount Hood Community College (Mount Hood, OR), Anchorage, Alaska

Turner Knight: Pitcher, Junior, Salt Lake City Community College (Salt Lake City, UT), American Fork, Utah

Dylan Nicholson: Pitcher, Junior, Northeast Community College (Norfolk, NE), Papillion, Nebraska.

Tyler Priest: Pitcher, Junior, Mount Hood Community College (Mount Hood, OR) Beaverton, Oregon

Jake Rajsigl: Pitcher, Junior, Lackawanna College (Scranton, PA) Windsor, Ontario, Canada

David Richardson: Outfielder, Junior, Northeast Community College (Norfolk, NE), Bellevue, Nebraska

Jet Weber: Infielder, Junior, Indian Hills Community College (Centerville, IA), Elkhorn, Wisconsin


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