The College Baseball Blog continues our weekly Players and Pitchers of the Week honors this week with Tyler Holt from Florida State being the CBB Pitcher of the Week while Luke Irvine from Northwestern State is named the CBB Pitcher of the Week.
Holt hit .500 in five games last week, which included an ACC road series victory over Duke and a win over No. 7 Florida at home. The junior centerfielder registered a hit and scored a run in all five games including multiple hits in four of the five games. He finished the week posting a 1.000 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .600. He was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases and was perfect from the field in 12 fielding opportunities.
Holt started the week scoring two of the three runs in FSU’s 3-2 win over Florida giving the Seminoles their third win over the Gators in four games this season. Against Duke, Holt batted .545 and slugged 1.364 as five of his six hits over the weekend went for extra bases. The Gainesville, Fla., native opened the weekend with his first multi-home run game of the series, slugging two home runs in his first two at-bats vs. Duke on Friday. He finished game one with three RBI and tied a career-high with four runs scored. On Saturday, Holt went 2-for-4 with a double, single and two runs scored, while wrapping up the weekend with a double, a run scored, two stolen bases and two walks as FSU claimed its third road ACC series of the season with an 8-3 victory over the Blue Devils.
Irvine threw seven shutout innings while allowing just two hits in a 10-0, eight-inning win over UTSA on Friday. After he gave up a lead-off double to start the game, the junior from Liberty, Mo. (Liberty), did not allow another hit until the sixth inning. Irvine struck out nine and walked just two to improve to 4-2 on the year and lowered his season ERA to 2.05. He leads the conference with 74 strikeouts in 52.2 innings pitched.