Former Raven Blake Holovach Completes First Pro Season
September 7, 2012
Blake Holovach, shown during a game on March 12, 2011 against Neosho County, was picked by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round of the MLB draft in June . Holovach completed his junior season this past year at the University of Missouri and led the Tigers in wins with seven.
Former Coffeyville Community College pitcher Blake Holovach is off to a fast start in his first professional season after being selected in the Major League Baseball draft in June. Holovach, who pitched for the Ravens in 2010 and 2011 under former head coach Andy Morgan, was picked by the Seattle Mariners in the 27th round. Holovach signed quickly following his selection.
Holovach, a hard-throwing lefty, was assigned to the Mariners rookie league team in Pulaski, Va. to begin his pro career. Holovach pitched in 14 games with Pulaski, a team in the Appalachian League, including ten starts. Holovach was 1-5 with a 3.91 ERA in 48.1 innings. Holovach walked 22 and struck out 30.
He was promoted to the Everett AquaSox of the Northwest League late in the season where he made one start, allowing five runs in the three innings.
Holovach, a junior at the University of Missouri this past spring, led the Tigers in wins with seven. Holovach compiled a 5.08 earned run average and struck out 44 batters in 79 2/3 innings.