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Jordan Martin signs a letter of intent to play college baseball at Georgia Southwestern at Heritage Thursday. - photo by Bryan Fazio

Jason Borcherding is in his second year as a head baseball coach and Thursday achieved another first.

The Heritage baseball coach had his first player sign a letter of intent to play in college at the Heritage Media Center.

Jordan Martin signed with Georgia Southwestern, where he will play shortstop and a little second base.

"I've had other kids sign but being head coach this is my first one," Borcherding said. "And it couldn't happen to a better kid."

Martin had played for Borcherding in each of the past two years, serving as a middle infielder and the team's leadoff hitter.

"He's one of the hardest working kids we've got in the program," Borcherding said. "If you come up here in the summer, Jordan's up here hitting. He's also doubled up while playing basketball while up here hitting and still finding time to do lessons."

That hard work helped earn several scholarship offers also from Flagler College and others, but he settled on Georgia Southwestern

"It was just the best fit for me," Martin said. "I liked the environment and the school. It was real nice."

Georgia Southwestern is looking for Martin to provide a spark at the beginning of the lineup.

"I'll be able to bring my ability to run the bases fast, along with my glove and my ability to help the team," Martin said.

Martin will study physical therapy at Georgia Southwestern.

"He's a steady guy, he's not a guy that gets to high, not a guy that gets too low, he's always even keeled all the time," Borcherding said. "He's just one of our leaders, our guys look toward him for that leadership and Georgia Southwestern will be happy to have him."