Saint Leo junior first baseman Troy Sieber was one of 40 Division II baseball players named as a semifinalist for the 2016 D2 Baseball News Tino Martinez Award, which recognizes the national player of the year in Division II baseball.
As of May 18, Sieber leads the Sunshine State Conference (SSC) with a .457 batting average, which ranks sixth among Division II leaders. The New Jersey native also ranks second in all of Division II with a .553 on base percentage, and is among the SSC’s top five in slugging percentage (.873, 2nd), runs scored (68, 2nd), runs batted in (55, T-5th), hits (79, T-3rd), and home runs (16, 3rd).
The winner of the 2016 Tino Martinez Award will be named on June 6, following the NCAA Division II Baseball Championship in Cary, North Carolina. The award is named after former University of Tampa player, United States Olympian, first-round MLB draft pick, and MLB All-Star Tino Martinez. A three-time All-American, Martinez still holds several Tampa records and led the Spartans to national championships in 1986 and 1987. He was inducted into the College Baseball Hall of Fame in 2013.