Alec Martinez (SR/Corpus Christi, Texas) of the OLLU baseball team was named Co-Pitcher of the Year in the Texas Collegiate League (TCL) this summer.
Martinez had a perfect 6-0 record this season in nine starts with the Flying Chanclas de San Antonio. In 47.1 innings pitched, Martinez had a 1.71 ERA while striking out 51 batters. His coach, John McLaren, earned Manager of the Year.
The Chanclas were crowned TCL champions after defeating the Victoria Generals 8-0 on Aug. 7. Martinez pitched four innings and allowed no runs with two strikeouts. The program finished with a 32-7 regular-season record and a 3-0 postseason mark.
Martinez said, “Being named Co-Pitcher of the Year was a great accomplishment. Coach McLaren and pitching coach Danny Graves helped me by working with my mechanics and my mental side of the game. I had a great time meeting new people and playing summer baseball for the Chanclas.”
Last season Martinez posted a 4.24 ERA with five wins for the Saints. He combined with Jose Diaz for a no-hitter against LSU-Shreveport on Mar. 26, marking the second time in OLLU history the feat had been achieved. The Saints totaled a season-high 34 wins and were NAIA World Series participants.
The baseball program begins its eighth season in 2022.