Minnich named to Tino Martinez Award watch list
Senior first baseman Nathan Minnich (Waynesboro, PA/Waynesboro Area Sr.) of the Shepherd University baseball team has been named to the 2012 Tino Martinez Award Watch List for the most outstanding player in DII college baseball. Minnich finished eighth in the final balloting in 2011.
Over 130 exceptional student-athletes comprise the initial watch list. The annual honor is named after the former University of Tampa Spartan, Olympian, and MLB All-Star, Tino Martinez.
Nominations for the award were made by baseball sports information directors and mdia members. Omission from the initial list does not exclude additional players from future consideration.
The list will be updated with a mid-season release in mid April. Semifinalists will be announced on May 7 and finalists will be named on May 21.
After the finalists are chosen the fans will once again be invited to vote online at tinoaward.com to help determine the winner. The winner will be announced after the conclusion of the DI baseball Championship held in Cary, NC from May 26 - June 2.