BURBANK — For a No. 3 hitter, Providence's Sean Holt couldn't have asked for more ideal situations than the four times he walked to the batter's box on Tuesday evening.
Facing seemingly overwhelmed pitchers from Valley Torah in a nonleague game, the slugger capitalized on the eight runners on base in his four at-bats — including seven in scoring position — with three hits and seven runs driven in to help the Pioneers notch a 13-1 victory at Schafer Field in Ralph Foy Park.
Holt's three-hit performance highlighted a day in which five starters registered a hit and seven scored runs in the game that was called after five innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.
The win is the third straight for Providence to start the season.
"We're expecting big things from Sean this year, a high RBI total," said fourth-year Pioneers Coach Steven Knez, who also reiterated that he expects this year's squad to match last season's win total of five after the first five games of this season. "With Dante [Cano] and Thomas [Keller] in front of him, there should be no problems getting to 40 or 50."