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BASEBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR CASEY MARTIN, LONOKE

Playing a game he loves, Lonoke's Martin excels

By Tim Cooper

This article was published June 11, 2017 at 3:06 a.m.

Lonoke infielder Casey Martin had 10 home runs, 13 doubles and batted .595 as the Jackrabbits made the Class 4A quarterfi nals. As a pitcher, Martin had a 5-1 record and struck out 29 in 222/3 innings.

Casey Martin at a glance

SCHOOL Lonoke

CLASS Senior

HEIGHT 5-11

POSITION Shortstop

NOTEWORTHY Named the Gatorade Arkansas Baseball Player of the Year, Casey Martin slugged 10 home runs, hit 13 doubles and batted .595 (66 of 111) during his senior year. … He also stole 34 bases and struck out only nine times. … On the mound, he posted a 5-1 record with a 1.50 earned run average, striking out 29 batters in 22 2/3 innings. He led Lonoke to a 21-13 record and to the Class 4A quarterfinals. … He has signed with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

Baseball has never been a chore for Casey Martin. He relishes every day he's on the field.

Casey Martin at a glance

SCHOOL Lonoke

CLASS Senior

HEIGHT 5-11

POSITION Shortstop

NOTEWORTHY Named the Gatorade Arkansas Baseball Player of the Year, Casey Martin slugged 10 home runs, hit 13 doubles and batted .595 (66 of 111) during his senior year. … He also stole 34 bases and struck out only nine times. … On the mound, he posted a 5-1 record with a 1.50 earned run average, striking out 29 batters in 22 2/3 innings. He led Lonoke to a 21-13 record and to the Class 4A quarterfinals. … He has signed with the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville.

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