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#8 Seth Martinez
Position: Right-Handed Pitcher
Bats: R
Throws: R
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 184
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Peoria, Ariz.
High School: Sunrise Mountain
Experience: 1 Letter

Freshman (2014):

  • Went 5-0 in seven starts and 12 appearances
  • His 50 innings pitched ranked fourth on the team and most among freshmen
  • His five wins ranked second on the team
  • Notched a 4.32 ERA and a .266 opposing batting average
  • Struck out 34 compared with 16 walks
  • Took over for injured starter Brett Lilek with two outs in the top of the first inning in the postseason opener vs No. 25 Pepperdine (5/30) and allowed two runs on three hits and struck out seven in 6.1 innings. He gave up two runs on a pair of walks and two base hits in the second inning, but settled down and retired the next 16 batters he faced, including five consecutive perfect frames. He struck out a career-high seven and did not allow a baserunner until a leadoff single in the eighth inning.
  • Allowed just two hits and no runs in a career-long seven innings, and tied his career high with six strikeouts, in a win over New Mexico State (4/29)
  • Struck out six in four innings, including the side in the fourth, and gave up just one run on three hits and two walks to earn the win in his first career appearance vs Wichita State (3/18)
  • Allowed two runs on six hits and struck out three vs No. 20 UNLV (4/15)
  • Gave up four earned runs on five hits in 4.1 innings in a midweek game vs Arizona (3/26)
  • Tossed a scoreless inning in his first Pac-12 appearance vs USC (4/5)
  • Started the final game at Packard Stadium vs Abilene Christian (5/20) and scattered one earned run on six hits in 5.2 innings

High School:

  • Graduated from Sunrise Mountain in 2013
  • Three-year baseball letterman, two-year golf letterman
  • Two-time First Team All-District in 2012 and 2013
  • Earned Second Team All-State honors as a junior in 2012
  • Threw a no-hitter against Thunderbird High School his junior year

Personal: Majoring in exploratory humanities and fine arts…parents are Bobby and Kelly Martinez…has a sister, Taylor…says he picked ASU because on his official visit he liked how serious the coaches were about making their players better, and because ASU is always one of the top programs…his favorite player of all time is Nolan Ryan and his favorite Sun Devil athlete is Dustin Pedroia… his birthday is Aug. 29, 1994… full name is Seth Antonio Martinez.

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