Class: Sophomore
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Position: Starting Pitcher

I don't know if he's been more dominant. He throws strikes. He throws the ball over the plate and he challenges hitters."

Nebraska Omaha Coach Bob Herold

2.89 9 2 14 13 7 1 87.1 47 35 152 .157

Joe was named the South Central Region Pitcher of the Year as a part of the 2010 Daktronics All-South Central Region First Team. He went 9-2 with a 2.89 ERA. He currently leads all of NCAA Baseball Division I, II or III - with both his 152 strikeouts and 15.7 strikeouts per nine innings. For the season Joe only allowed 4.84 hits allowed per nine innings to also rank amongst the nation's leaders. During an eight game stretch, he struck out 98 batters with double-digit K's in all but one of the contests. On April 24th he broke the 49-year old school record for strikeouts in a season in style by tossing UNO's first complete-game no-hitter since 1995. The game was also his sixth-straight complete game of the season.

  • Holtmeyer's 152 Ks this season are the most by a DII pitcher since Garrett Murdy of Texas A&M Kingsville recorded 158 in 2004
  • Holtmeyer is the eighth pitcher (in DII) in the last 20 years (since 1990) to reach 150 or more Ks in a single season.
  • Holtmeyer is just the 15th pitcher (in DII) since 1970 (when the NCAA tracked DII strikeout leaders) to amass 150 or more Ks in a single season.

Get to know Joe:

  • In a season full of outstanding accomplishments and success what has been your most memorable moment?

    "My most memorable moment of the season was beating UCM twice in one day. The first game I got to pitch a complete game and Jake Benne scored the winning run of the game on a close play at home plate in the 7th inning."

  • If you were asked to talk to a recruit and talk to him about joining the team, what would be the major reason for him to choose your school?

    "The major reason for choosing UNO would be because of the players and the coaches here. This team is like a family and the coaches are not only the best at coaching, but are the best people I have ever met."

  • Who has been most influential in your development as a player? 

    "My family, coaches, teammates and I have been the most influential in my development as a player. I don't want to let any of them down and I work my hardest off and on the field to become what they expect and what I expect of myself."

  • What player that you competed against this year would get your vote for the Tino Martinez  Award? 

    "Tyler Ruch, Central Missouri"
  • What do you like to do when you're not playing baseball? 

    "I like to go down to the lake with my friends and family."
  • What are your plans for the summer

    "I plan on going to the Cape Cod league and playing for the Harwich Mariners."