(Story Courtesy of the University of Dallas)
IRVING, Texas - In his fifth season leading the University of Dallas baseball team as head coach, Fraser Holmes ('08) has reached career-win No. 100 with the Crusaders.
This milestone occurred in Irving, on Sunday, March 30, when the navy and white finished a three-game sweep of conference-foe Austin College, with a 10-6 nine-inning triumph over the 'Roos.
Junior right-handed pitcher Jacob Bruns (Holland, Mich.) was the winning pitcher of record, while junior infielder Trevor Keele (Edgewood, Texas) plated five RBI in the contest. Keele later earned Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference (SCAC) Offensive-Player-of-the-Week for his efforts.
Coach Holmes' all-time record with the Crusaders currently sits at 100-94 for a .515 winning percentage.
Dallas began SCAC play in the 2012 season. Now in their third season competing in the league, Coach Holmes' teams have compiled a 27-25 regular-season conference record, to date.
In this duration, his student-athletes have been named seven times to the All-SCAC First Team, while five more have been tabbed All-SCAC Honorable Mention. More impressive, however, might be the program's 13 appearances on the SCAC Academic Honor Roll.
Following the 2011 season, in which his squad went 25-14, Coach Holmes was voted as the Association of Division III Independents' (AD3I) Coach-of-the-Year.
A three-time (2006-08) letterwinning catcher for Dallas, he was selected to the 2008 AD3I First Team as a student-athlete.
The United States Collegiate Athletic Association (USCAA) awarded him First Team honors in 2006 and 2007. He was also a 2007 USCAA Academic All-American.