Fortune played baseball for head coach Jim Swope from 1971 to 1972 seasons. As a junior, Fortune hit .315 and helped UT Martin to a 30-15 won-loss record and the West Division Volunteer State Athletic Conference championship. UT Martin advanced to the NCAA Mid-East Regional in Ohio. Fortune, UT Martin's catcher, was one of four seniors on the 1972 team that opened the season with an 8-1 start. The team finished the year with a 22-11 record and a second-place finish in the East Division of the Gulf South Conference. The team also advanced the national payoffs. Fortune posted a career batting average of .331, had 34 career homeruns, 36 stolen bases.
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