Martini Keeps Getting on Base for K-State
Associated Press - Thu 06:36 AM 03/24/2011
Kansas State outfielder Nick Martini goes into this weekend's series at Baylor having reached base in a nation-leading 79 consecutive games.
The junior from Crystal Lake, Ill., says he tries to be an unselfish player, but acknowledges that the streak is on his mind when he steps to the plate.
Martini kept it alive through last weekend's three losses at Texas. He went hitless the first two games but reached on an error and walk on Friday and was hit on the hand by a pitch in his second plate appearance Saturday.
The NCAA doesn't track consecutive games on base. According to K-State research, Elon's Cory Harrilchak owns the longest Division I streak - 86 games over the 2008-09 seasons.