MSU returns 22 players from last season's team that advanced to the NCAA Tournament.
102 Spartans student-athletes were recognized for having a 3.0 or better GPA.
Torsten Boss goes 2-for-3 with a two-run homer and three RBIs for MSU.
MSU improves to 3-0 in extra-inning games this season.
2012 (JUNIOR): Made five appearances out of the bullpen . . . threw 4 1/3 innings and compiled a 4.15 ERA . . . pitched a scoreless 14th inning at Cincinnati (3/17) to earn the win as the Spartans defeated the Bearcats, 5-4 . . . also threw scoreless frames against Oakland (3/25), Eastern Michigan (4/11) and Illinois (5/4).
SUMMER 2011: Named an all-star in the Great Lakes Collegiate League as he compiled a 1.88 ERA and collected 21 strikeouts in 24 innings pitched for the Cincinnati Steam.
2011 (SOPHOMORE): Made nine appearances (eight relief, one start) and pitched 10.2 innings . . . opponents hit .256 against him . . . did not allow a run in his eight relief appearances (8.1 innings) . . . started his first career game at Western Michigan on May 10 and took the loss (2.0 IP, 6 ER, 7 H) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2010 (FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state selection as a senior . . . earned all-district, all-city and all-league honors in 2008...played for coach Rob Lubanski at Turpin High School . . . Southwest Ohio Football Player of the Year and first-team all-state as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born Sept. 22, 1989 . . . favorite athlete is Peyton Manning . . . father is his biggest baseball influence . . . son of Kent and Linda Martin . . . father was a national champion swimmer at Tennessee . . . finance major.