Hannibal, Mo. – The Hannibal-LaGrange Baseball Team is pleased to announce the signing of Nelson Martinez from Miami, Florida.  Martinez is the son of Migdalia and Nelson Martinez, and is transferring in from Hesston College after one season.

He has been influenced greatly by his father, who has been a great role model.  In high school, Martinez was on the Dean's list.  As a captain, he helped to keep his teammates fired-up and locked in the game.  He also played club for the Toa Baja Brewers in Toa Baja, Puerto Rico.  While on the team Martinez hit over 0.350 each season. 

Martinez plans on majoring in Exercise Science.

Coach Ben Strother said, "We are thrilled to add an experienced infielder in Nelson.  He has a high baseball IQ and will be a big part of our infield next season.  He swings the bat well and is known for his glove.  Further we know that we are getting a great attitude and competitor with Nelson; we can't wait to get him in a Trojan uniform next season."