Dykota Spiess broke a 6-6 tie with a three-run home run to lead the Catamounts to a 9-7 win over No. 24 Appalachian State to claim the series.
2012 (Sophomore): Saw action in all 56 games, making 53 appearances in the starting lineup ... Was behind the plate for 41 starts during the season while also starting six times in left field, four times as the designated hitter and twice at first base ... Finished the year batting .281 with 54 hits including nine doubles, two triples and seven home runs, second on the squad ... Batted .296 when starting as the catcher, and was .311 on the season with runners aboard ... Tallied 11 two-out RBI ... Had a season-long, eight-game hitting streak with a stretch of reaching base safely in 11-consecutive games ... Drove in 33 runs with nine multiple RBI games, third on the team ... Only committed three errors behind the plate all season, boasting a fielding percentage of .991 with just three passed balls ... Was also a threat behind the dish, throwing out 16 of the 44 would-be base stealers (.363) ... Doubled twice in the second game of a season-opening doubleheader against Fordham (February 17) ... Collected a career-high four hits including a home run in game three against Furman (April 15); Summer League: Played for the St. Cloud Rox in St. Cloud, Minn., in the Northwoods League during the summer of 2012 ... Finished the summer hitting .258 with eight extra base hits including six doubles and two home runs as a part of a .358 slugging percentage ... Drove in 13 runs with one stolen base.
2011 (Freshman): Played in 40 games as a true freshman making 35 starts including 27 games as the catcher, six as the designated hitter and twice at first base ... Missed nearly two weeks at the end of the regular season due to a high ankle sprain, returning for the Southern Conference tournament ... Finished the year with a .291 batting average, driving in 24 runs ... Of his 39 base hits, 13 were for extra bases with seven doubles and five homeruns ... Threw out 11 would-be base stealers to rank tied for eighth in the SoCon ... Picked up his first collegiate base hit in his second career game - first career start - belting a seventh-inning home run against Morehead State (February 19) ... Tied for the team's second-longest hitting streak with a career-best 11-game hitting streak ... Collected a career-best three hits in a 3-for-5 outing against Samford (April 10) ... Doubled twice in the first game of a twin bill at Davidson (March 27), driving in four runs ... Blasted his first career grand slam homerun, amassing a career-high tying four RBI against San Diego State (April 30) ... Played in the wooden bat summer league in Alaska for the Matsu Miners ... Claimed the summer league's home run derby title.
Prior to Western Carolina: Was a part of the Harrison HS State Championship team as a senior, earning first team All-County honors ... Named second team Southeast All-Region by Perfect Game USA ... Hit .378 as a junior with seven doubles and three home runs with 26 RBI for Harrison HS ... Was the 40th ranked baseball recruit in the state of Georgia and ranked 446th overall in the entire nation by PGCrosschecker ... Was named to the 2008 PG Crosschecker Southeast Top Prospect team and the 2008 PG National Underclass Top Prospect Team ... Played summer baseball with the East Cobb Astros.
Personal: Full name is Adam B. Martin ... Is the son of Gary and Joann Martin ... Has a younger sister, Allison ... His father played football at Georgia Tech.
Career Game Highs: At Bats: 6, twice (MR: at Clemson, 4/4/12) Hits: 4, FURMAN (4/17/12) Runs: 2, 16 times (MR: APPALACHIAN STATE, 5/17/12) Doubles: 2, twice (MR: FORDHAM, 2/17/12) Triples: 1, three times (MR: at Clemson, 4/4/12) Home Runs: 1, 12 times (MR: at Elon 5/5/12) RBI: 4, twice (MR: SAN DIEGO STATE, 4/22/11) HBP: 2, COL. OF CHARLESTON (4/28/12) Stolen Bases: 1, three times (MR: at Kennesaw State, 3/28/12) Hitting Streak: 11 games (4/3/11 - 4/24/11)