The Texas Tech Red Raiders opened Big 12 play this weekend against the University of Texas. While Texas Tech outhit the Longhorns in every game this weekend, the Longhorns defeated the Red Raiders in 2 out of three games. It was a low scoring weekend for both teams, so finding a hitter of the week was not an easy task, but sophomore Gabe Holt did have a pretty successful weekend.
With his performance against Texas, Holt has now reached base safely in 32 straight games, a career best for the Bonaire, Georgia, native. No other Red Raider has reached base safely in 30+ games since Tyler Neslony in 2014.
With his single in the first, Holt has reached base safely in 3⃣0⃣ straight games, setting a new career mark.— Texas Tech Baseball (@TTU_Baseball) March 15, 2019
He's the first Red Raider with 30 straight since Tyler Neslony in 2014.
On Friday, Holt went 2-for-5, but did not get the chance to score. He was first at bat for the Red Raiders with a single through left field that got him to base safely. Unfortunately for Tech, he was caught stealing. The next time he reached base was on a single in the top of the fourth.
On Saturday, Holt initiated the offense for Tech in the eighth, drawing a leadoff walk. A few short plays later, he was the first to score thanks to an RBI fly out to left field from Brian Klein. The Red Raider went on to win the game 3-0 thanks to the momentum Holt brought in the eight. It was the only inning that saw any runs through the entire game.
Holt then went 1-for-4 Sunday. He finished up the weekend with a walk in the third inning that somehow extended his hitting streak to 11 games. A double play ended the top of the third striking out both Josh Jung and Holt.
Overall, he recorded four hits and two walks over the weekend. He has improved to 11 runs and 19 hits for the season.