OMAHA, Neb. – The finalists for D2 Baseball News 2017 Tino Martinez Award were released on Tuesday morning, with Lynn University's Tyler Curtis as one of the 12 players on the list.
The Tino Martinez Award honors Division II baseball's most outstanding individual player. The annual award is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, Olympian and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.
Curtis hit .433 in his senior season in the Blue and White, finishing runner up in the Sunshine State Conference in that category. The Newburgh, N.Y. native ranked top 10 of the SSC in slugging percentage (2nd - .733), on base percentage (1st - .518), runs scored (4th – 59), total hits (5th – 81), home runs (10th – 13), and walks (7th – 31).
He added 15 doubles while driving in 47 runs and stole seven bases on eight attempts. The third baseman is one of two athletes on the list representing the SSC joining Tampa third baseman/catcher J.D. Osborne.
Curtis was previously named the Division II SSC Player of the Year, tabbed as an All-SSC and National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association All-South Region First Team selection, to go along with the Division II All-Conference Commissioner Association Second Team honor.
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