Name: Lyle Holland
High School: Freedom
Graduation Class: 2019
Years with Dirtbags: 4
College Commitment: Uncommitted
How has the offseason been for you?
This off-season has definitely been a grind. I’ve been working with a personal trainer on both my strength and speed.
What are your personal goals for 2018?
I want to continue to get stronger and become more consistent at the plate in order to compete at the next level.
What’s one area of your game you feel like you have improved?
I’ve been working very hard on my hitting both in the cage and on the field. I can tell a huge difference in my swing because of the work I have been doing in the weight room.
Take us through your Dirtbag journey, you’re entering year four. What have you learned while wearing the jersey?
The journey began when I was 14 and I remember being very nervous playing on a 15U team. It didn’t take long for me to figure out that I could compete and play with some of the best players in North Carolina. Something I have definitely learned, since wearing the Dirtbag jersey, is that I must work hard all of the time and make plays or someone else will take my spot on the field.
Who’s the best player you have played with while playing with the Dirtbags?
I really can’t single out one particular player. Every Dirtbag player I have ever played with has great baseball talent and is very competitive.
What’s your most memorable game as a Dirtbag?
My most memorable tournament was when I was a freshman at the Perfect Game Freshman World Series when Andy broke out the blue pants and we went 3 and 0 and made it to the playoffs.
Describe how playing with the Dirtbags, has helped you develop as a player?
Playing for the Dirtbags has shown me there is more to it than just showing up playing games.The Dirtbags have shown me how critical it is to train in the off season in order to take my game to the next level.
What are you looking for in a college home?
I am looking for a college where I can earn my degree and play college baseball. I want to be able to come in and compete for playing time and grow, both as a player and as a person.
What do most people not know about Lyle Holland?
I work just as hard in the classroom as I do in the weight room and on the field.
Stay tuned for another exciting episode of “Under The Gun” coming up Thursday…