June 12, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The 2009 Florida State baseball season may be over but the awards continue to file in as three Seminole student-athletes were honored for their contributes on the baseball diamond this spring. Freshman Sean Gilmartin and sophomore Mike McGee were named All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association (NCBWA), while Tyler Holt joined Gilmartin and McGee on the All-Ping! Baseball teams.
The NCBWA honored Gilmartin as a second team All-American and named McGee to the third team as a utility player. Holt was named to the All-Ping! first team, while McGee and Gilmartin both earned a spot on the second team. Gilmartin was also honored on the All-Ping! Freshman first team.
Gilmartin finished his freshman campaign with a 12-3 record and a 3.49 ERA posting 83 strikeouts in 98 innings of work. He made 15 starts and three relief appearances in 2009 while picking up a save. The Moorpark, Calif., native became the Seminoles’ Friday night starter just three weeks into the season. He currently leads the ACC in wins and ranks in the top 10 in complete games (t-1st), opponents batting average (3rd), innings pitched (t-2nd) and ERA (6th). Gilmartin became just the second freshman in school history to earn first team All-ACC accolades.
The NCBWA also named Gilmartin to the Freshman All-American team and as their Freshman Pitcher of the Year. He has also been honored as a third team All-American and a Freshman All-American by Collegiate Baseball. He is just the second Seminole this decade to be named an All-American as a freshman, joining Stephen Drew in 2002.
McGee had a very productive sophomore campaign as a two-way player for the Seminoles in 2009. The outfielder/right handed pitcher finished the season second on the team in hitting with a .379 average, while leading the Garnet and Gold in home runs (19), RBI (78) and slugging percentage (.768). On the mound, McGee, went 6-2 with a 4.04 ERA in 15 appearances which included 13 starts. The Port St. Lucie, Fla., native registered 72 strikeouts in 69.0 innings of work. He posted a career-high 12 strikeouts in the regular season finale against Grambling State and held opponents to .248 batting average on the year. McGee was honored as a first team Freshman All-American by Rivals.com and earned a spot on the second team by the NCBWA, both as a utility player, a season ago.
Holt finished his sophomore campaign leading the team in hitting with a .401 average as he was one of just two Seminole student-athletes to start in all 63 games during the 2009 season. He collected 95 hits in 237 at-bats, recording 87 runs, 54 walks, 34 stolen bases and an on-base percentage of .520, the seventh highest recorded in a single-season at Florida State. Holt currently leads the ACC in runs scored, stolen bases, walks and on-base percentage, while ranking in the top 10 in batting average (3rd), doubles (3rd) and hits (t-3rd). The Gainesville, Fla., native also had a solid season defensively posting a .993 fielding percentage out in centerfield as he committed just one error in 142 fielding opportunities.
Holt was also named a second team All-American by Collegiate Baseball and earned a spot on the All-ACC first team in 2009.