21 - Martin Parra
Martin Parra
Height: 6-3
Weight: 210
Year: Sr.
Hometown: El Paso, Texas
High School: Andress HS
Position: INF
Bats/Throws: R/R

In 2008: Started 48 games including 43 at third base while playing in 54 for the Islanders ... Posted second-straight season with a .300 average finishing the season with a .307 average and an 11-game hitting streak ... Batted .329 in Southland Conference play ...Third on Islanders with six long balls, fourth in steals with five, and fifth with 26 runs batted in ... Posted 14 multi-hit games with two 3-hit games ... During 11-game hit streak had six mult-hit games ...Recorded his first two home run game with a pair against Stephen F. Austin (4/13) to go with four RBI and three runs scored ... Posted three RBIs in games versus Notre Dame (3/7) ...Went 2-for-2 with a home run, two RBI, and two runs scored as Islanders eliminated UTSA at the Southland Conference Tournament.

In 2007: Played in all 56 contests starting 55 times at third base ... Only Islander to play in every game and led team in starts ... Finished sixth on the team in hitting with a .308 average ... Was third on the team in doubles with 13 ... Recorded career highs in average (.308), hits (56), runs (32), RBI (28), doubles (13), and walks (19) ... Set a single-season record with 55 strikeouts ... Posted 14 multi-hit games including six games with three hits ... Drove in multiple runs in seven games with three RBI in a game four times ... Had a season-best hitting streak of five games which was part of an 11-game stretch where he reached safely in each game ... Went 6-of-12 in a series on two separate occassions — versus Grambling and at Central Arkansas.

In 2006: Played in 28 games starting 16 contests ... Eleven starts were as the designated hitter and five at third base ... Hit first career home run at Whataburger Field against UTSA (2/25) ... had two of his seven hits against Southern Illinois (2/19).

In High School: Coached by Gilbert Peblano at Andress High School in El Paso ... Team was 18-9 as a senior ... Named MVP of team for three straight seasons ... Lettered for four years in baseball, football and basketball ... Football MVP as a senior.

Personal: Born Martin Parra on Feb. 14, 1987 in El Paso ... Son of Martin Parra and Sandra Hernandez ... Management major.