Hendricken’s Martellini Named Gatorade Baseball Player of the Year
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Jack Andrade, GoLocal Sports Reporter
Bishop Hendricken junior Gian Martellini is the Gatorade Player of the Year for Rhode Island High School Baseball.
Martellini batted .467 this season as the Hawks compiled a 17-1 record, establishing themselves as the favorites in the state championship tournament. The All-State catcher also drove in 41 runs and is one of the best all-around prospects in New England.
Martellini has maintained a 3.14 GPA at Hendricken and has done community service through Habitat for Humanity and Hendricken's peer mentoring program for students with educational and developmental disabilities.
Martellini has verbally committed to play college baseball for Vanderbilt. He is the 10th Hawk to win the Gatorade Player of the Year Award, following pitcher Mike King in 2013 most recently.