Carter Holton - Baseball - Vanderbilt University Athletics

#20 Carter Holton Season 2022-23


Class Sophomore
Height 5'11"
Weight 201
Hometown Guyton, Ga.
High School Benedictine Military

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Student-Athlete Features — Carter’s Craft

Head coach Tim Corbin on Holton: “Carter is a gamer. Loves the competitive environment. He thrives in it. He is a 70s throwback pitcher. He is one of those rare kids that has a knack for keeping the game simple, not over thinking but challenging the opponent. He earned great experiences over this last year by leading our staff as a freshman and winning some very big ball games. His USA summer experience with Enrique Bradfield and Coach Scott Brown was a credit to his ability and mindset. Carter is a winning baseball player and kid. Low maintenance young man … he asks for nothing!”

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