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App’s Martinez Named Sun Belt Pitcher Of The Week
Quinton Martinez struck out four batters and allowed no runs while facing just 22 battersin seven innings pitchd.
photo courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics

App’s Martinez Named Sun Belt Pitcher of the Week

App State left-hander Quinton Martinez has been named the Sun Belt Conference’s Pitcher of the Week following his standout performance in a 4-0 win at Winthrop on Saturday.

In a career-high seven innings, Martinez struck out four batters and didn’t allow a run while facing just 22 batters — one over the minimum total for that number of innings. He improved to 3-0 in his career by giving up three hits (all singles), and with the help of two double plays as well as one thrown-out steal attempt, the one Winthrop baserunner who advanced into scoring position against him only reached second base.

Martinez was the only Sun Belt pitcher with more than five scoreless innings during the opening weekend of the 2021 season, and he did it against a team that was picked to finish second in the Big South Conference following an 11-4 season in 2020.