Jeremy Martinez Earns Pac-12 Player of the Week Honors

    Jeremy Martinez
    April 25, 2016

    SAN FRANCISCO - Trojan junior catcher Jeremy Martinez earned Pac-12 Player of the Week honors for the week of April 18-24, the Pac-12 Conference announced today.

    For the first time since 1996, USC has garnered three Pac-12 Player of Week honors in the same season. Martinez (Fountain Valley, Calif.), the junior catcher, was on fire at the plate this week as the Trojans went 3-1, including a Pac-12 series victory at Washington State. Martinez was .688 at the plate (11-for-16), with multi-hit outings in all four games. First in an 8-3 midweek victory over then-No. 18 Long Beach State, the Trojan catcher was 4-for-4 with three RBI, two coming on a two-run home run as he was a part of the Trojans’ five home runs, the most in a single game in program history since 2006. He then was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in game one of the series at Washington State as the Trojans won a rain-delayed 10-inning contest 4-2 on Friday in the series opener. He followed up that performance with a 2-for-5 day with one home run (a solo shot), coming on a two-run home run as the Trojans took the series with a 6-2 victory on Saturday. Rounding out the weekend, Martinez went 3-for-4 on Sunday for his final multi-hit day of the week.

    This is Martinez's first-career weekly honor and the 62nd all-time for USC. He joins Timmy Robinson and AJ Ramirez as other Pac-12 Player of the Week honorees this season.

    The Trojans will be back in action on Tuesday, April 26, hosting UC Irvine at 6 p.m. PT at Dedeaux Field.