Carter Holton - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#20 Carter Holton


Class Junior
Height 5'11"
Weight 191
Hometown Guyton, Georgia
High School Benedictine Military

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Head coach Tim Corbin on Holton: “Holt is a great competitor. I love watching him pitch. He’s a puncher with true knock out ability. You know what you’re getting when he steps on the mound. Throwback style of pitching…keeps it simple and challenges opponent. He’s a fifth infielder…tremendous athlete off the mound. His instincts as a defender are next level. Carter has been part of two different tours on the USA collegiate summer team. I thought this was one of his best falls in terms of overall development. Has really taken another step physically and fitness wise. Carter has also blossomed as a student this fall. Low maintenance, ‘ask for nothing kid’.”

Student-Athlete Features — Carter’s Craft

As a Junior (2024)
• Tossed 5.0 innings vs. No. 1 Tennessee (May 11), holding the Vols to one earned run while striking out seven
• Earned sixth win vs. Florida (April 19), tossing 7.0 innings with two earned runs allowed on four hits and 10 strikeouts
• Four consecutive quality starts against #18 Auburn (March 15), South Carolina (March 23), Missouri (March 30) and #18 LSU
• Struck out eight and allowed one run over seven innings vs. Missouri (March 30)
• Went six innings at South Carolina (March 23), allowing two runs on three hits while striking out 10
• Held #18 Auburn (March 15) to one run on four hits over seven innings with nine strikeouts and one walk
• Five shutout innings with 11 strikeouts vs. Illinois State (March 8)
• Struck out eight batters over five innings vs. Gonzaga (Feb.23)
• 2024 Golden Spikes Award Preseason Watch List
• Preseason All-SEC second team

As a Sophomore (2023)
• Quality start at Tennessee (April 21), going six innings while allowing one run and striking out six
• Tossed seven innings with 10 strikeouts, allowing two runs and three hits, to earn win against Georgia (March 31)
• Quality start and win vs. #3 Ole Miss (March 16), going six innings with five strikeouts and two earned
• Allowed one run on three hits over 6.0 innings with seven strikeouts vs. LMU (March 10)
• Combined shutout against #17 UCLA (Feb. 24), allowed one hit while striking out seven over 5.2 innings
• Unanimous Preseason All-America (Second team – D1Baseball; Third team – NCBWA, Perfect Game, Collegiate Baseball, Baseball America)
• Preseason All-SEC Second Team
• Preseason Golden Spikes Award Watch List

As a Freshman (2022)
• Unanimous Freshman All-America (Baseball America, D1Baseball, Perfect Game, NCBWA, Collegiate Baseball)
• Named Freshman All-SEC
• ABCA/Rawlings Southeast All-Region first team
• SEC Co-Pitcher of the Week (May 16)
• SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (May 9)
• SEC Co-Freshman of the Week (March 21)
• Top-20 in NCAA DI, tied for first in SEC for complete games
• ERA was sixth-best in SEC
• Strikeouts ranked eighth in conference
• Ranked 20th in country and third in SEC, allowing 6.27 hits per nine innings
• Made first collegiate start vs. Oklahoma State (Feb. 20)
• Threw 6.0 innings, allowing two runs with six strikeouts vs. Army (Feb. 26)
• Carried a perfect game into the seventh inning in a seven-inning complete game in Game 1 at Hawaii (March 6)
• Struck out 10 over 7.0 scoreless innings vs. Missouri (March 19) in first SEC start
• Nine strikeouts over 5.2 innings vs. Tennessee (April 2)
• Didn’t allow a run in three consecutive starts vs. Texas A&M, at Georgia and at Arkansas to close out the regular season
• Notched his second complete game on the year with 7.0 scoreless frames at Arkansas (May 15)

The Holton File
• Attended Benedictine Military (Guyton, Ga.)
• Nation’s top left-handed pitcher according to Perfect Game, and No. 24 overall prospect
• Rated as the fourth-best player in the state of Georgia and the state’s top-ranked southpaw
• 2020 Perfect Game All-American Classic participant
• 2019 Perfect Game Preseason Underclassmen All-America
• Perfect Game Top 100 National Rank (No. 24)
• Three-time All-Greater Savannah Player of the Year (2018, 2019, 2021)
• Tossed three perfect games and two no-hitters over the course of his high school career
• Helped lead Benedictine Military to three Regional Titles in his four years, including a state championship as a freshman in 2018
• Batted .429 as a senior, with 10 doubles, one triple, 12 home runs and 41 RBIs
• Owned a 9-2 record on the mound in 2021 with a 0.36 ERA
• Carried a 9-0 record as a pitcher his sophomore prep season
• Drafted in the 19th round of the 2021 MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers out of high school
• Three-year member of the honor roll
• Student government representative all four of his years at Benedictine Military
• Son of Dawn and Carl
• Has one brother, CJ, and one sister, Sarah
• Enjoys fishing, hunting and playing basketball
• Full name is Joshua Carter Holton
• Major is undeclared