Well, Brian Sandera got it half right.
Holmes (San Antonio)
softball coach told the San Antonio Express
before the season that last season wasn't a fluke, that the Huskies couldn't wait for the 2013 season to start and they were basically out for blood.
OK, maybe not blood, but they were out to score bundles of runs and win a lot of games.
Holmes has backed that up with a 21-9 record through 30 games while scoring a whopping 222 runs while hitting .369 as a team.
For backing up what he predicted, the 37-year-old with a 58-29 career record is named the San Antonio High Yield Coach of the Week presented by Capital One Bank.
What Sandera didn't get exactly right was the outlook of junior catcher Hailey Rebar
, who hit .586 as a sophomore with 28 RBIs and 35 walks. She's already committed to Texas A&M.
"I don't think anybody is going to throw her a strike intentionally anymore," he told the newspaper before the season.
Well, Rebar has been walked 27 times already, but she has managed 78 official at-bats (106 plate appearances). She has lashed out 43 hits, has a gaudy .551 average with 13 doubles, a triple, three home runs and 32 RBIs.
Only senior outfielder/pitcher Alessia Gallegos
has more RBIs with 35. Gallegos is hitting .444 with nine doubles and two home runs. She's also the team's top pitcher at 11-3 with a 1.63 ERA.
Senior shortstop Alorah Vargas
is also having a huge year, hitting .417 with seven doubles and 27 RBIs.
Sandera was selected the San Antonio Express Softball Coach of the Year
in 2012, when the Huskies made their first playoff run since 2008. They reached the Region IV-5A final.
Last season, Holmes started the season 1-6 and finished 21-11. This season, the Huskies started fast by going 5-2 in their first seven, twice scoring 17 runs and once a dozen in a 12-11 win over Dawson.
Holmes closes the regular season with a doubleheader against Johnson (San Antonio)
(25-7-1) starting Thursday.