Wayne Graham said --"We're happy Holt is back with us. He's knowledgeable and handles pressure well. His experience and maturity can help us, as could his stuff from the left side."
Rice -- 2013: Served as situational specialist against left-handed hitters, totaling 2.1 innings (seven outs) in seven appearances... Finished with five strikeouts in the 2.1 frames, an eye-opening average of 19.3 strikeouts per 9.0 innings... Struck out the only batter he faced in three of his seven outings... Needed just two pitches to induce a double-play grounder in the home victory over Lamar (May 1)... Held all opposing hitters to a composite .250 batting average... Allowed two hits, one walk and hit one batter... 2012: Appeared in two games before being sidelined for the remainder of the season... Pitched one-third of an inning against an Arizona team that went on to win the National Championship... Saw action at home against Lamar... 2011: Appeared in 12 games, 11 out of the bullpen and one starting assignment... Worked mainly in situational duty against left-handed hitters... Maintained a 3.48 ERA for the full season... Held all opposing hitters to a composite .200 batting average... Maintained a 1.2-to-1 strikeouts-to-walks ratio... Averaged 6.1 strikeouts per nine innings of work... Made 10 relief appearances before working his way into his first career start against eventual NCAA Regional participant Texas State... Pitched a career-long 3.2 innings against Texas State, allowing just one earned run on a base hit in a no-decision... Registered a 1.59 ERA in five appearances against quality teams that went on to play in the NCAA Tournament... Tallied 1.2 shutout relief innings against UAB in the first game of the C-USA Tournament, where he also tied a career-high with a pair of strikeouts... Fired 4.1 consecutive scoreless innings during one stretch of the season... Night Owl who maintained a 1.29 ERA when playing under the lights... Recorded three defensive assists in the Texas State start... Played locally in the Karl Young League over the summer... 2010: Pitched in 15 games in inaugural collegiate season with every appearance coming out of the bullpen... Finished fifth on the team in relief appearances... Led the staff in picking runners off first base (3)... Made NCAA debut in the season-opening series on the road at Stanford... Notched first win with 2.0 solid innings at home against nationally-ranked Texas... Began his collegiate career having allowed only one run, and one walk, in his first 8.0 innings... Pitched a career-long 3.0 frames on the road against Oklahoma State, holding the Cowboys scoreless on a pair of singles... Fired a pair of scoreless innings against heavy-hitting East Carolina in the Conference USA Tournament... Threw at least 2.0 innings on four occasions... Did some of his best pitching away from Reckling Park, maintaining a 1.04 ERA in eight road outings... Registered a career-high two strikeouts in a game three different times (California, Memphis and Dallas Baptist).
High School - A 2009 graduate of Westlake High School in Austin... Helped the baseball team to the 2009 state semifinals and to the regional semifinals in 2007 and 2008... Coached by James Ellison... Maintained a 1.29 ERA as a senior to earn first-team all-District 25-5A honors... Led the Chaparral's to three-consecutive district titles from 2007 to 2009... Winning pitcher of the 2009 Central Texas All-Star game... Invited to the Area Code games try-out camp in 2008... Played varsity football for one year, helping the Chaps reach the state quarter-finals... Two-time District 25-5A all-Academic honoree.
Personal - Full name: Holt Harrison McNair... Born: July 3, 1990, in Austin... Parents: Cary and Kate McNair of Austin (one brother and one sister)... College: Wiess