On Friday, February 5, one more Moore County High School student signed a letter of intent and made his college plans official. Senior baseball player Chris Martin will be attending Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee, to join their baseball team and major in pre-vet with a minor in marketing.
In regard to this next step, Martin thoughtfully remarked, “First of all, I want to thank God for the chance to play baseball. Thank you to my family and a huge thanks to my coaches Randy Morey, Chris Thomas, and Corey Mullins for pushing me to be the best I can be. We have a talented team and plan to travel deep in the playoffs.”
In the past, Martin has made the super freshman and super sophomore baseball teams, and he was an all-region football player his junior year. During his final season of football, Martin was an all-region and all-academic player as well as a recipient of the Burlsworth Character award.
The quality of an athlete is measured both in his level of skill in his sport and the depth of his personal character. Not only has Martin received recognition for his talent, but he also has a teachable spirit that has helped him to make an impression on everyone around him.
Coach Chris Thomas commented, “I am so happy for Chris and his family. Freed is getting a great one. Chris is a great athlete, great person, and natural leader. Chris is one of the most coachable kids I have ever coached. I am very excited to see him play as a Raider this year and continue on at Freed- Hardeman next year.”
Head Coach Randy Morey added that “Chris Martin is a natural leader and will be a pleasure to coach. He’s a versatile catcher who has a lot of power and can hit for average as well. Chris has the potential to play in this game for many years.”
We offer our congratulations to the Martin family and wish Chris the utmost success in his academic and athletic endeavors.