TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Juniors Tyler Holton and Jackson Lueck were named preseason All-Americans by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association Monday afternoon. Holton is a second-team starting pitcher and Lueck is a third-team outfielder.
Holton, from Tallahassee, earned preseason All-America recognition from D1Baseball, Collegiate Baseball and Perfect Game. He enters 2018 after a standout sophomore season, finishing with a 10-3 record, 2.34 earned run average and 144 strikeouts in 119.1 innings pitched. Holton is expected to lead a deep Seminole pitching staff that returns all three weekend starters from a College World Series team in 2017.
Holton was a first-team All-American and All-ACC performer in 2017.
Lueck, from Orlando, hit .318 with 21 extra base hits in 2017 despite missing 13 games due to injury and illness. Lueck has led Florida State in hitting each of his first two seasons in Tallahassee and has a combined .341 average. He had a perfect fielding percentage as FSU’s starting left fielder and was the ACC Championship Most Valuable Player.
Third baseman Drew Mendoza (D1Baseball) and catcher Cal Raleigh (Collegiate Baseball and Baseball America) have also been recognized as preseason All-Americans entering this season.
Florida State, a consensus top five team to begin the year, begins the 2018 season on February 16 at home against Xavier. Single-game tickets for the 2018 season go on sale February 12.
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