Walter on Holmes
"Brian has a great arm and great stuff. Over the past 18 months he has worked incredibly hard on his mechanics to develop a repeatable delivery. In doing so he has turned himself into big-time college pitcher and professional prospect."
2012 (Junior) Started 14 games for Wake Forest, posting a team-best 2.83 ERA in 82.2 innings of work ... Hurled the Demon Deacons' first no-hitter in nearly 12 years when he accomplished the feat at home vs. Marshall on Mar. 5 ... The no-hitter was the first since Ben Clayton threw a no-no vs. UNCG on March 27, 2000 ... Earned Louisville Slugger National Player of the Week by Collegiate Baseball Newspaper and ACC Player of the Week for the accomplishment ... Struck out a career-best 10 batters in the no-hitter, although a run scored on a pair of HBPs, a walk and a sac fly ... After the season, was drafted with the 399th overall pick in the 13th Round of the MLB Draft by the Houston Astros and signed with the club ... At career's end, his 2.91 ERA in his two seasons ranks as the ninth-lowest in school history ... Struck out 81 batters and held opponents to a .212 batting average ... Began the year with a 5-0 record through seven starts before finishing with a 7-3 record ... Went at least 6.0 innings in eight of his 14 starts ... Did not allow an earned run in four of his starts ... Struck out eight batters in just 5.0 innings of work in a win over Florida St. (3/25) ... Gave up two earned runs or less in nine of his 14 starts and three earned runs or less in 11 starts ... After being signed with the Astros, he played his minor league ball with the Tri-City ValleyCats and was named an All-Star in the New York-Penn League ... Ended his first professional season with a 2.57 ERA, a 7-2 record and 65 strikeouts in a team-high 66.2 innings with the ValleyCats.
2011 (Sophomore) Was permanently inserted into the weekend rotation on April 10 against Virginia Tech and put together an excellent second-half of the season ... Made 15 appearances on the year and started 11 games ... Made his debut with the Demon Deacons in the season opener at LSU on February 18 ... Picked up his first win of the year vs. Appalachian State on March 29, throwing 5.0 innings and striking out seven without giving up a run ... Made one more non-conference start against High Point before entering the ACC rotation, picking up another win in 6.0 innings of one-run baseball ... In six starts during the ACC regular season, he pitched 41.1 innings and gave up just seven earned runs for a 1.52 ERA ... Pitched 6.0 innings of shutout baseball Duke on May 13 to pick up the victory, striking out eight ... Turned in a season-best nine K's against both Northwestern (February 26) and Georgia Tech (April 15) ... Did not allow a home run all season ... His longest outing of the year came at Maryland on May 19, pitching 8.0 innings and striking out eight while allowing a pair of runs ... Was the tough-luck loser on the road at Clemson on April 22 after striking out seven and allowing just four hits and one run in seven innings.
2010 (at Young Harris JC)
Pitched in 13 games, including eight starts, and finished the season with a 4-2 record and an 8.16 ERA ... Averaged a strikeout an inning, fanning 43 in 43.0 innings of work.
Two-year letterwinner at Mill Creek High School ... Helped his team to state playoffs each of the last two season ... Posted a 4-1 record with a 1.89 ERA and 43 strikeouts during the 2009 season ... Named to All-Region 1st Team ... Also earned All-County 2nd Team honors.
Born January 30, 1991 ... Son of John Holmes and Sherry Jennings.