Holmes enjoys hot night on mound and plate for Tigers

On the day that two of his senior teammates were named Perfect Game All-Americans, Conway junior Grant Holmes went out and showed there are at least three on the Tigers’ roster deserving of the honor.

Holmes led the Tigers (4-2 overall, 2-0 Region 6-4A) on the mound and at the plate, striking out 12 and driving in two runs in a 3-1 victory over visiting rival Carolina Forest (2-6, 0-2).

Holmes broke open a scoreless tie with a two-RBI double, and Reed Hardwick followed with an RBI single to give the Tigers all the offense they needed, thanks to Holmes’ dominance on the mound.

Conway shortstop Jordan Gore made the Perfect Game Atlantic Division’s All-American first team, followed by teammate and first baseman GK Young on the second team. Holmes, who has verbally committed to play at Florida, is a junior an ineligible for the award until next season.

Conway, which scored a 13-3 victory over Carolina Forest on Monday, was playing its sixth game in a seven day period after finishing second in last week’s IP Classic.

The Tigers meet the Panthers again on Friday to close out the regular-season series. Region 6-4A opted to play weekly three-game series this season.

– Photo by Chuck Silvey

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