TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Sophomore Tyler Holton has earned Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Pitcher of the Week honors after his impressive performance on Saturday against Samford, the league announced Monday.
This weekend’s outing advanced Holton to a 2-0 record after throwing a career-high seven shutout innings and allowing just two hits. Holton also stunned the crowd after striking out a career-high 11 batters, the most for a Seminole since Mike Compton struck out 11 against Coastal Carolina late in the 2015 season.
Holton looks to further improve his strikeout to walk ratio, which is currently set at 19/4, and he is carrying a 0.69 ERA as the new Saturday starter of the pitching staff. Before Saturday, Holton’s previous high for strikeouts was nine against Miami in the ACC Tournament last season.
The last Seminole pitcher to be awarded ACC Pitcher of the Week honors was Boomer Biegalski in May 2015 when he allowed just one hit over seven innings of work and struck out a career-high 12 Coastal Carolina batters
The 2015 season also came with another ACC Pitcher of the Week accolade, as senior lefty Billy Strode earned the honor in March as a result of earning four consecutive perfect saves and striking out ten of the 11 batters he faced.
Sharing honors with Holton is North Carolina’s Luca Dalatari, who struck out 15 batters in a 7-5 win over Radford.
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