Dalton Martin to play at Miles CC
Riders senior Dalton Martin has agreed to walk-on at Miles Community College next fall. MCC has long been a pipeline for Riders players under head coach Jeff Brabant. MCC competes in the MonDak Conference at the NJCAA Division II level. Brabant is entering his 17th season at MCC, and 9th season as head coach. Last season, MCC was one series short of advancing to the NJCAA Division II World Series and this year has received votes in the NJCAA Division II pre-season polls.
Coach Brabant on Martin: “Dalton comes from a terrific program with Coach Perleberg. We feel fortunate to continue the pathway from Roughrider to Pioneer. I really liked how Dalton competes and I like his drive and passion. His style and approach to the game is exactly what we preach everyday in our program. He will fit right in and hit the ground running because we know that Coach Perleberg will have him ready. We are excited to get Dalton on campus to continue his growth on and off the field”
Dalton on choosing MCC: “I chose MCC because I liked how small it was, the student to teacher ratio and how nice everyone was. Also the team/coaches made me fit in without me really being on the team; that was probably my favorite part about it.
In 2019, Martin was a key member of a Rustlers team that finished 28-31 and 5th place at the Wyoming State “A” Tournament. Dalton hit .285, with a .440 On Base Percentage and led his team in Base on Balls with 40. Martin also logged 45 innings on the mound last summer. In 2018, Martin threw a complete game shutout in the Wyoming “B” State Championship game over Evanston.
Coach Perleberg on Martin: Dalton has been a key member of our Riders program for the past 4 years. I’m excited for Dalton and this great opportunity that he has earned. He has worked his way up through the ranks of our program and brings a good attitude to the ballpark everyday. He has had a great off-season in our facility, attended many of our academies, and has worked hard in the weightroom. I’m excited to see this hard work pay off as he competes for a spot and role this spring. Dalton has always possessed a great work-ethic and will benefit from going to a program like Coach Brabant’s where he develops the entire player and person both on and off the field.
Dalton is the son of Rich and Autumn Martin. He will graduate this May from Campbell County High School and plans to begin a degree in physical therapy at MCC. The Riders family would like to congratulate Dalton on this accomplishment and we’re excited to watch your next few years at MCC.