May 28, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – With just over a month remaining in the 2009 baseball season, a pair of Seminoles were honored for their outstanding performances on the field during the regular season. Sophomore Tyler Holt and freshman Sean Gilmartin were named to the Louisville Slugger NCAA Division I All-American baseball teams as announced by Collegiate Baseball newspaper.
Holt was named a second team All-American, while Gilmartin earned a spot on the third team. Both Seminoles received first team All-ACC honors in leading Florida State to its third straight Atlantic Division title and the No. 1 overall seed in the ACC Tournament.
Coming off a fine freshman season in which he earned second team Freshman All-America honors from the NCBWA, Holt was named a second team All-American in 2009. The sophomore outfielder is just one of two Seminoles to play in every game this year, while hitting at the top of the lineup all season long. Holt enters the NCAA Tournament ranked fourth in the ACC in hitting with a .388 average. He currently leads the league in runs scored (76), stolen bases (32), on-base percentage (.515) and walks (51). The Gainesville, Fla., native registered multiple hits in 23 games this year, while tying a career-high with five hits against Auburn back on February 27. Holt has been the ideal lead-off hitter since arriving in Tallahassee in 2008 reaching base in 119 of 126 career games including 55 of 58 games in 2009.
After going 11-3 with a 3.64 ERA during the regular season, Gilmartin was honored as a third team All-American in just his first collegiate season. The Moorpark, Calif., native became the Seminoles Friday night starter just three weeks into the season and posted impressive numbers working 84 innings in 16 total appearances which included 13 starts. He struck out 75 batters while holding opponents to a .226 average. Gilmartin currently leads the ACC in wins and ranks in the top 10 in ERA (7th), innings pitched (7th) and opponents batting average (3rd). He became just the second freshman in school history to earn first team All-ACC accolades and is just the second Seminole this decade to be named an All-American as a freshman, joining Stephen Drew in 2002.