2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
Talented performer who worked as a pitcher and reserve infielder during his LSU career … after completing his eligibility in 2009, he joined the LSU staff as an undergraduate assistant coach for the 2010 season … served as host of “The Buzz from Omaha,” a series of video features on the Tigers’ 2008 and 2009 trips to the College World Series that appeared on www.LSUsports.net … a member of the 2008 and 2009 SEC Academic Honor Rolls as a kinesiology major.
SENIOR SEASON (2009)
Batted .313 (10-for-32) in 31 games (six starts at first base) with four doubles, eight RBI and five runs … also made nine appearances as a relief pitcher, recording no decisions and a 5.40 ERA in 8.1 innings with two walks and six strikeouts .. emerged as a valuable reliever down the stretch of the ?09 season; made his first career collegiate appearance on the mound on April 29 versus Tulane … fired two shutout innings in 2009 SEC Tournament championship game (May 24) vs. Vanderbilt, allowing one hit with no walks and one strikeout to clinch the tournament title for LSU.
JUNIOR SEASON (2008)
Appeared in 26 games with three starts (two at first base, one at third base) … batted .375 (6-for-16) with two doubles, one homer and three RBI … launched a solo homer during LSU’s 21-7 victory over UC Irvine in Game 3 of the NCAA Super Regional (June 9) … singled and scored two runs in May 17 win at Auburn … collected a double and an RBI versus Nicholls State (April 15) … also doubled and drove in a run against Duquesne (March 1).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007)
Played in 39 games with 25 starts, batting .234 (22-for-94) with four doubles, eight RBI and 13 runs … singled and scored a run in LSU’s series-clinching win at Arkansas May 6 … career-best three hits at Stetson (Feb. 18) with three runs scored … 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI at Tulane (April 3).
FRESHMAN SEASON (2006)
Played in 20 games (three starts), batting .263 (5-for-19) with one homer, two RBI and one run scored . . . primarily filled a reserve role in 2006; played third base when Will Harris was called upon as a relief pitcher . . . started three games: 2/12 vs. North Florida, 2/19 vs. Tennessee Tech and 5/26 in SEC Tournament vs. Alabama . . . launched his first career homer in the Tigers’ SEC Tournament opener vs. top-seeded Alabama (5/24); the solo shot in the top of the ninth inning gave LSU a 4-2 lead in a game the Tigers won by a final score of 4-3 . . . singled in his first career at-bat in LSU’s season-opening win over North Florida (2/10).
Two-time first-team all-state performer at East Ascension High School … earned four letters in baseball (shortstop/pitcher) and three letters in football (quarterback) … instrumental in helping the Spartans to the 2003 class 4A state title with a .416 average, five homers and 35 RBI … as a junior, maintained a perfect 4-0 record on the mound to go along with a 2.13 ERA with seven walks and 30 strikeouts … named district 7-4A MVP junior and senior seasons … was a second-team all-district quarterback as a junior … voted East Ascension Student of the Year in 2004-05.
Full name is Martin Pius Haydel Jr. … parents are Marty and Pam Haydel … has one older brother, Dustin and four sisters, Amber, Katie, Brigette and Mindee … chose to attend LSU because of “academics and the quality of the baseball program” … lists his dad, Marty, as the biggest influence on his athletic career because “he taught me the game of baseball at a young age and continues to do so” … majoring in kinesiology at LSU … born April 6, 1987.
Haydel’s LSU Career Highs
At-Bats: 5 twice; last vs. UCF (2/25/07)
Hits: 3 at Stetson (2/18/07); vs. Harvard (3/24/09)
Runs Scored: 3 at Stetson (2/18/07)
Doubles: 2 at Tulane (4/3/07)
Home Runs: 1 vs. Alabama (5/24/06); vs. UC Irvine (6/9/08)
RBI: 2 twice; last at New Orleans (3/3/09)
Innings: 2.0 vs. Vanderbilt (5/24/09)
Strikeouts: 3 vs. Florida (5/8/09)
Hits Allowed: 3 vs. Rice (6/5/09)
Runs: 3 vs. Rice (6/5/09)
Earned Runs: 3 vs. Rice (6/5/09)
Walks: 1 twice; last vs. Southern (5/29/09)