Omaha, Neb. — Creighton Baseball junior Jake Holton picked up his second All-American nod for the 2019 season on Saturday, June 15 as he was named to the Rawlings/ABCA (American Baseball Coaches Association) Third Team. Earlier this season Holton earned Third Team All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball.
The BIG EAST Player of the Year, Holton was also an All-BIG EAST First Team and BIG EAST All-Tournament team pick. In his first season as a Bluejay, Jake led the squad in hitting at .386 with 80 hits including 15 doubles and 14 home runs. Holton finished second on the team with 58 RBI. Holton was selected in the 10th round of the MLB Draft by the Detroit Tigers
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