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Tyler Holt Honored With Rawlings Gold Glove Award

June 24, 2009





TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A trio of Florida State baseball student-athletes were honored for their achievements on the diamond in 2009 as the American Baseball Coaches Associations announced its All-Atlantic Region and All-America teams as well as the recipients of the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award on Wednesday, June 24.

Holt was the recipient of the Gold Glove Award for his outstanding defensive effort in centerfield in 2009. The sophomore from Gainesville, Fla., finished the season with a .993 fielding percentage as he committed just one error in 142 fielding opportunities. Holt collected a pair of outfield assists including an eighth inning double play against Wake Forest in a 6-4 Florida State victory.

In just the third year of presenting the ABCA/Rawlings Gold Glove Award, Holt was named the second recipient from Florida State joining Buster Posey as winners of the prestigious award. Posey earned a Gold Glove at catcher in 2008 after finishing the season with a .983 fielding percentage and six pickoffs, while throwing out 40.7 percent of would be base stealers in 62 starts.

Offensively, 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 finished the year leading 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).

Holt was also named a second team All-American by Baseball America, Collegiate Baseball and the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, while earning a spot on the All-ACC first team in 2009.

Sean Gilmartin earned first team All-Atlantic Region accolades, while teammates Tyler Holt and Mike McGee landed a spot on the second team. Gilmartin was also honored as a third team All-American by the ABCA and Rawlings.

The postseason accolades continue to pour in for Gilmartin, who has been named an All-American and/or Freshman All-American by four different organizations or publications this year.

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 one save. The Moorpark, Calif., native became the Seminoles’ Friday night starter just three weeks into the season. He finished the year leading the ACC in wins and ranked in the top 10 in complete games (t-1st), opponents batting average (3rd), innings pitched (t-3rd) and ERA (8th). Gilmartin became just the second freshman in school history to earn first team All-ACC accolades.

The NCBWA named Gilmartin a second team All-American, Freshman All-American and 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 and to the Ping! Baseball Freshman first team. Gilmartin 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). He finished the season leading the ACC in RBI and slugging percentage, while ranking in the top 10 in five other offensive categories including home runs (4th), on-base percentage (4th), runs scored (t-5th), batting average (6th) and total bases (7th).

On the mound, McGee went 6-2 with a 4.04 ERA in 15 appearances including 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.

In 2009, McGee was named a second team All-ACC honoree as well as earning second team All-America honors from Baseball America and third team All-America honors from the NCBWA.

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