March 2, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Florida State’s Tyler Holt was named ACC Player of the Week after leading the fifth-ranked Seminoles to a series victory over Auburn this past week. The weekly accolade is the first of Holt’s career and the first for Florida State in 2009.
Holt hit .714 in three games against Auburn registering 10 hits in 14 at-bats. He finished the three-game series slugging 1.357, collecting four doubles, a triple and a home run. Holt went on to tally 19 total bases against the Tigers, while posting an on-base percentage of .750.
The sophomore center fielder tied a career-high with five hits in game two, his third five-hit game of his career. He reached base on all five plate appearances in game three collecting a home run, two doubles, a hit-by-pitch and a walk. Holt has reached base on 10 consecutive plate appearances which is three off the school record of 13 set by Paul Sorrento in 1985.
The Gainesville, Fla., native put together a string of six straight hits over two games (five on Friday at home and one on Saturday on the road). The streak came to an end in his second at-bat in game three as Holt was hit in the back on a 0-2 offering. Holt did all he could in game three to bring the Seminoles from behind on two separate occasions. He tied the game at 6-6 in the sixth lacing a double off the wall in left and then brought the Seminoles within one in the eighth blasting a solo home run over the wall in right center to leadoff the inning.
On the season, Holt leads the ACC with a .643 average and 18 hits. He is slugging 1.107 with eight doubles, one triple and one home run.
Florida State (6-1) returns to the diamond on Tuesday, March 3 as the Seminoles travel east across I-10 to face the Jacksonville Dolphins (3-4). First pitch is slated for 6:00 p.m.