Holden received 1,971 votes in the two-day semifinals, edging out Natalia Hawthorne of La Sierra by over 500 votes to move on to next week's finals. Holden has now received a total of 3,355 votes over the course of the quarter and semifinals as compared to the 1,454 total votes she received through three rounds last year when she won the poll.
She edged out Emily Canales of Redlands to move to the semifinals, getting 1,384 votes in the one day quarterfinal poll. Canales got 1,155 votes in a four athlete poll that featured over 2,800 votes.
Holden compiled a 26-4 record this season, leading California Baptist University to an NCCAA National Championship and Pacific West Conference Title. The senior pitcher had a 1.57 ERA, 302 strikeouts this season and earned both NCCAA National Pitcher of the Year and PacWest Pitcher of the Year honors.
The winner of Thursday and Friday's quarterfinal bracket will face Holden in the finals. Check back with cbulancers.com for more details next week and be sure to vote Holden!