Martin's First Team Nod Leads Crimson's Three All-Ivy Honors
Martin leads the way for three Crimson All-Ivy selections after the 2014 season.
PRINCETON, N.J. – Junior outfielder Mike Martin and seniors Carlton Bailey and Kyle Larrow earned All-Ivy honors, the league announced Friday. Martin becomes the 30th Crimson to be named to the First Team, while Bailey and Larrow earned Second Team and Honorable Mention nods, respectively.
Martin, a native of Buffalo Grove, Ill., hit .304 for the Crimson this season, with 22 runs scored, 12 RBI, six doubles, a pair of triples and a home run at the plate. On the basepaths, Martin was a catalyst for the massive turnaround in stolen bases, collecting a perfect 17-of-17 on the year, three more than the Crimson had all season in 2013. Martin also was perfect in the field with 93 putouts, four assists and zero errors.
Bailey displayed himself as one of the best utilitymen in the Ivy League, while hitting a team-best .319 in the leadoff position. The Texarkana, Texas, native also racked up 13 RBI and 15 runs scored, adding three doubles and three stolen bases. Bailey showed up on the starting lineup at second base, shortstop, left field, right field and at the DH spot for Harvard in his final season, racking up 40 putouts with 43 assists to just four errors.
Fellow classmate Larrow was equally impressive in his final season in Cambridge. The local Carver, Mass., product had a team-high 151 at bats in 2014, hitting .285 with 22 runs and 16 RBI. The Crimson's second baseman for every game but one – the Beanpot Championship, during which he was running the 2014 Boston Marathon – Larrow added 74 putouts, 82 assists and was involved in turning a team-best 13 double plays.
Harvard finished its season 11-28, 5-15 in Ivy League play.