#38 Casey Martin
AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner enters his senior season with a .291 career batting average, five home runs and 30 RBI … has added 30 runs, four doubles, one triple, 18 walks, three sacrifice flies, three sacrifice bunts and one stolen base (one attempt) in 99 games (48 starts) … tremendous raw power that will compete for a starting spot at first base or designated hitter … outstanding defensive first baseman (did not commit a single error in 272 fielding chances in 2008) … split time at first base last year with the departed Evan Sharpley and junior David Casey … started predominantly against left-handed pitchers.
JUNIOR SEASON (2009): Appeared in 49 games and started 24 for the Irish, all at first base … batted .301 (25-for-83) with two home runs and 12 RBI … added 13 runs scored, one double, nine walks, four hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, one sacrifice bunt and one stolen base (one attempt) … did ground into a pair of double plays in 83 at bats … batted .327 (17-for-52) against left-handed pitching … hit .326 (14-for-43) with runners on base … led the Irish with 25 appearances off the bench, second in putouts, second in fielding double plays and fifth in fielding chances … hit .282 (11-for-39) with two home runs and four RBI in 21 BIG EAST games (11 starts) … added eight runs scored, one double, four walks, two hit by pitch and one stolen base (one attempt) … registered five multi-hit games (Feb. 28 vs. Dayton; March 27 at Pittsburgh; April 11 at Cincinnati), including one four-hit game (March 15 vs. Texas-Pan American) and one three-hit game (April 18 vs. WVU-1) … recorded three multi-RBI games (Feb. 28 vs. Dayton; March 18 vs. Valparaiso; March 27 at Pittsburgh) … Notre Dame went 14-10 when Martin started … batted .319 (23-for-72) with two home runs and 12 RBI in games started … went 2-for-11 (.182) when coming off the Irish bench, including 1-for-8 (.125) when pinch hitting … belted home runs at Pittsburgh (March 27) and at St. John[apos]s (May 14) … named MVP of the Mountain Collegiate Baseball League this past summer … saw action in 36 games and started 33 (through team[apos]s first 39 games; stats have not been updated) … batted .344 with 13 doubles, four triples, two home runs and 20 RBI … drew 13 walks and scored 25 runs … owned a .415 on-base percentage and .532 slugging percentage … also swiped four bases in six attempts … led the team in doubles and triples … ranked second in batting average and fourth in RBI … also captured coaches[apos] award … helped club win second consecutive league title.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008): Saw action in 50 games, including 24 starts … all 24 starts came at first base … batted .281 (25-for-89) with three home runs and 18 RBI … added 17 runs scored, three doubles, one triple, nine walks, two sacrifice flies and two sacrifice bunts … batted .333 (15-for-45) against left-handed pitching … hit an impressive .347 (17-for-49) with runners on base … batted .355 (11-for-31) with two out and recorded eight two-out RBI … hit .297 (11-for-37) with two home runs and seven RBI in 23 BIG EAST games (eight starts) … added seven runs scored and four walks … registered five multi-hit games and three multi-RBI games … batted .269 (18-for-67) with three home runs and 15 RBI in games started … hit .318 (7-for-22) with three RBI coming off the Irish bench … started the first seven games for Notre Dame … was hit twice and scored two runs against Mount St. Mary[apos]s … went 2-for-3 with a walk, a triple, an RBI and two runs scored against South Alabama on Mar. 8 … went 2-for-4 with two home runs, two runs scored and five RBI against Georgetown on Mar. 21 … came off the bench with two hits, an RBI and a run scored versus Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Mar. 26 … drove in three runs without benefit of a hit against Manchester College on Apr. 9 (had a pair of sacrifice flies and a run-scoring HBP) … registered a season-high 16 putouts that evening … came off the bench versus Villanova on Apr. 13 with a pair of hits … drove in three runs against Mississippi Valley State on Apr. 30 … went 2-for-3 with a home run, a run scored and three RBI … did not commit a single error in 272 fielding chances on the season … tied for the second-most fielding chances by any BIG EAST player without an error (only Ryan Baker had more with 390) … tied for the third-most fielding chances (110) by any BIG EAST player without an error in conference games (only Ryan Baker had more with 196) … the 272 fielding chances without an error ranks as the second-most by a Notre Dame player in single-season history … spent the summer of 2007 playing for the Dubois County Bombers of the Central Illinois Collegiate League, where he made both all-star teams and ranked among the leaders in hitting, RBIs and fielding … started all 49 games for the Bombers … batted .299 with 33 RBI and 10 doubles … only player on squad to start all 49 games, led team in RBI and finished third on team in batting average … ranked in the top 10 of the league in batting average (t-6th), hits (3rd), RBI (3rd) and total bases (72, 3rd).
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON AT INDIANA STATE (2007): Saw action in 39 games and started 28 for the Sycamores … hit .252 with four home runs and 25 RBI (only 119 at-bats) … finished second on the team in home runs … swiped four bases in five attempts … recorded a .992 fielding percentage at first base … committed just two errors in 263 chances … registered 10 RBI during conference games (third best on squad) … drilled a three-run, 13th inning game-winning home run against Illinois State.
FRESHMAN SEASON AT INDIANA STATE (2006): Earned a medical redshirt due to hamstring injury.
PREP & PERSONAL: Played for head coach Jack Campbell at Chesterton High School … named First Team All-Duneland Athletic Conference and an all-area selection after his junior year … led the conference with a .494 batting average and added six home runs in 2004 … pre-season all-state selection … also played football and basketball … joins Irish baseball program that features 78 Indiana natives among its all-time monogram winners … from same hometown as Mike Graney (`60), who earned monograms in baseball (`59) and basketball (`58-[apos]60) … son of Craig and Tamara Martin … born June 9, 1986, in Valparaiso … full name is Casey Alan Martin … enrolled in College of Arts & Letters as a history and computer applications double major.
Martin[apos]s Career Statistics
Martin in the BIG EAST Conference
*Earned Medical Redshirt at Indiana State
^Played at Indiana State
Career stats only include Notre Dame totals