SHEPHERDSTOWN, W.Va. – Senior first baseman Nathan Minnich (Waynesboro, PA/Waynesboro Area Sr.) of the Shepherd University baseball team was named a semifinalist for the 2012 Tino Martinez Award by College Baseball Lineup today. The award is presented to the most outstanding player in DII college baseball. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, United States Olympian, first round draft pick and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.
Minnich leads NCAA II in batting average (.500), on base percentage (.647), slugging percentage (1.047), and home runs per game (0.46). He is ranked in the top six nationally in seven other categories. Minnich has set numerous career and season records this year.