OMAHA, Neb. - Newberry College sophomores Albert Baur and Jonathan Rosenberger have been added to the watch list for the 2013 Tino Martinez Award, as announced Tuesday night.
The Tino Martinez Award is awarded annually to the most outstanding player in Division II baseball. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick, MLB All-Star and newly named member of the College Baseball Hall of Fame, Tino Martinez. Semifinalists are scheduled to be announced on May 6.
Baur was announced as a second team all-South Atlantic Conference first baseman and SAC Gold Glove winner Wednesday. He was twice named SAC Player of the Week and earned the SAC statistical championship with 1.11 RBIs per game. He led the league in hits with 74 (which also ties for the national lead) and RBIs with 52. He is second in the conference in doubles with 18 and total bases with 120, fourth in the league with a .612 slugging percentage, fifth in the conference with eight homeruns and sixth in the league with 44 runs. He earned Newberry's second-ever SAC Gold Glove with a .990 fielding percentage with only four errors in 383 chances and has been in on 32 double plays.
Rosenberger became the third starting pitcher in program history to earn first team all-SAC honors Wednesday. The sophomore has an 8-1 record with a 2.33 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 69.2 innings pitched this season. He has the third-most pitching victories in the conference and the fifth-best ERA. Seven of his victories came in SAC play, and SAC batters have a .226 average against him. He had scoreless starts against West Alabama and Lenoir-Rhyne and held Tusculum to one run in eight innings in the regular season meeting.