The SEC announced its 2015 Baseball Awards and All-SEC teams on Monday and South Carolina had two players receive recognition.
Senior first baseman Kyle Martin was named first-team All-SEC. Martin was drafted in the 20th round last year, but decided to return for his senior season. Though it's been a rough season for the team overall, Martin has had a fantastic year as far as his personal accomplishments. He leads the team in batting average (.352), home runs (14) and RBI (56). Martin is in the top five in the SEC in several offensive categories, including RBI, walks, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, and home runs. Martin was also one of the best players in the SEC in league play, leading in homers (11) and slugging percentage (.794). He ranked second in conference games in batting average (.393) and on-base percentage (.504).
Junior second baseman Max Schrock was named second-team All-SEC. Despite being plagued by injury once again, Schrock has been a huge contributor for the Gamecocks offensively. His batting average of .323 is third on the team and he is tied for second on the team in home runs with six. He is also second on the team in slugging percentage (.500) and doubles (11). Like Martin, Schrock stepped up in SEC play and hit .354, better than his overall season average.