Martinez headlines CU baseball dinner / auction Jan. 27

LEBANON -- The Cumberland University baseball team will host its annual Kickoff Dinner and Auction at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, January 27 in the Benton Jennings Center on the CU.

In addition former Bulldog Luis Martinez will be honored during the event. Martinez became the first CU player to reach the Major Leagues last season with the Padres.

The evening will include a silent and live auction of baseball memorabilia with other donated items also available.

All proceeds from the event go directly to the Cumberland baseball program.

Martinez was the catcher on the 2007 NAIA World Series team and was selected in the 12th round by San Diego. He played at every level of the Padres organization before reaching the Major Leagues last season. He was recently traded to the Texas Rangers and added to that teams 40-man roster.

Cost of the event is $25 per person. For more information or questions please contact head coach Woody Hunt at 615-547-1366 or email