It hasn't taken long for David Martin to make himself at home. The former Watauga High baseball player, now a freshman at Lenior-Rhyne Unversity, a
Division II school in Hickory, N.C., and a member of the South Atlantic Conference is off to a roaring start with his new team.
Martin, despite a wrist injury that forced him to miss a couple of games, is batting .286 with four home runs, five doubles, and 16 runs-batted-in.
He has a .488 slugging percentage and a .347 slugging percentage. Martin had six hits in a three-game series against Newberry this past weekend. He also homered and drove in three runs in a come-from-behind 10-7 win on Saturday.
Matt Proffitt, an all-state player for Watauga High last spring, is currently a freshman at Brevard College, a Division II school in Brevard, N.C., and a member of the SAC. Proffitt has played in 32 games this season, he has started 30 of those games. Proffitt is batting .267 with a home run, ten RBI, five doubles, and a .347 slugging percentage.
And Max Linnville, who graduated from WHS last spring, is currently playing for Holy Cross College in South Bend, IN., an NAIA school and a member of the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. Linnville has played and started in 18 games for the Saints. He's batting .246 with two doubles and six RBI.