Maryland Eastern Shore’s Jordan Martin Earns All-MEAC Selection

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NORFOLK, Virginia – With a strong senior season, both offensively and defensively, Maryland Eastern Shore shortstop Jordan Martin (Stockbridge, Georgia) earned a Third Team All-MEAC selection, as announced by the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Tuesday.

A two-year team captain, Martin helped lead the Hawks back to the 2017 MEAC Championship as a fixture in the infield, batting .273 with 24 runs scored, 20 RBI’s, and tying for the team lead in steals, swiping 14 bags while only being caught once. Over the course of the season, he registered nearly a hit per game—with 48 base knocks over 49 contests.

He finished the season in the top five in 10 categories offensively, including all the above statistics, as well as on base percentage (.337), total bases (51), hit by pitches (6), stolen base percentage (.933), and a team high nine sacrifice bunts.

On defense Martin was one of the finest shortstops in the MEAC, committing just 13 errors all season long while leading the Hawks with 134 assists, almost three per game.

Martin increased his productivity during MEAC play on offense, batting .325 and earning a .386 on-base percentage. His .944 fielding percentage remained consistent regardless of opponent.

This is the first All-MEAC selection for the Hawks senior, who is completing his third season on The Shore. Martin arrived as a sophomore from Delaware Tech, and immediately anchored his spot as the Hawks’ starting shortstop. During his time he has started 144 of the team’s 146 contests, playing a big role as Maryland Eastern Shore enjoyed its most successful run of ball playing in 20 years, winning 44 games and earning two trips to the MEAC tournament—which included a school best 14 conference wins as a sophomore.

A native of Georgia, Martin is set to graduate this month with a degree in kinesiology, accompanied by a minor in business. He has routinely been a Dean’s List recipient and has been named to the MEAC All-Academic Team, and is planning a career in the sports industry back home outside Atlanta upon graduation.

But before that, he will join his Hawks at the MEAC Championship, beginning Wednesday at noon at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium in Salisbury.

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