Minnesota welcomes the Longhorns for the first time in school history
2014 SENIOR SEASON: All-Big Ten Third Team selection named the Gophers' David Winfield Pitcher of the Year tied for the team lead (Meyer) with 67 strikeouts, also tying for fifth in the Big Ten second in strikeouts within Big Ten play (42) fifth in the conference in overall innings pitched (97.1) and second in Big Ten innings (58.0) held a 3.79 ERA and 4-2 record in 15 starts went 3-0 with a 3.72 ERA in Big Ten games struck out eight batters in 4.0 innings against Northern Illinois in Minnesota's season opener (2/14) did not allow an earned run in 6.0 innings pitched, striking out four in a no-decision at Sacramento State (3/14) picked up his second win of the season over Northwestern, tossing 7.0 innings, allowing one run, striking out five struck out seven over 7.0 innings in a win over Michigan State (3/29) set career highs with nine strikeouts in 8.0 innings pitched against Penn State, giving up one run (4/25) matched his career high of 8.0 innings at Indiana, giving up just one run on three hits and a walk while striking out three (5/15) Academic All-Big Ten.
2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Pitched a total of 10 games including 9 starts going 4-2 with a 2.28 ERA second on the team in starts (9), Gophers were 6-3 in those starts his 2.28 ERA was third on the team pitched a total of 51.1 innings (fourth on the team) was 3-1 with a 2.27 ERA in 39.2 Big Ten innings held opponents to a 2.57 ERA in his last six starts pitched 2.0 innings in his Gopher's debut not allowing a run against Indiana St. (3/17) went 5.1 innings allowing no earned runs while striking out three in a 2-1 win over Michigan (3/30) pitched four innings of scoreless relief while striking out three and earning the save against Ohio St. in a 7-0 winning effort (4/5) picked up his first win as a Gopher by going 5.0 innings and allowing three earned runs with two strike outs at Northwestern (4/13) pitched a career high 7.0 innings allowing only two runs in a 10-2 win at Iowa matched a career high 7.0 innings pitched in a 7-3 win at Penn St. only allowing two earned runs (5/4) allowed only one earned run in 6.2 innings pitched with three strike outs in a win over Nebraska (5/11) started in the Big Ten Tournament against Illinois (5/24), went 6.2 innings not allowing an earned run while picking up the win.
PRIOR TO MINNESOTA: No. 1 pitcher for Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) NJCAA First Team All-American in 2012 as well as NJCAA All-Tournament Team also all-region, all-conference when he posted a 12-1 record, 2.33 ERA in 104.1 innings pitched in 2012 produced a team-best 1.77 earned run average in 15 appearances and 12 starts in 2011 pitching 91.2 innings, struck out 90 batters in seven complete games for a 10-2 record named to the 2011 National Junior College Division II World Series All-Tournament Team struck out 15 batters as the Bears defeated UConn-Avery Point, 5-0, in the tournament's second round tossed a complete game five-hitter in leading DMACC to the win played baseball, basketball, football and golf at Wilton High School where he was all-state and all-elite in baseball, and second-team all-state in basketball also played for the Eau Claire Express in the Northwoods League in 2011. Crawford graduated from Wilton High School in 2010 and is the son of Ken and Dawn Crawford.
PERSONAL: A 2010 graduate of Wilton High School born January 10, 1992 son of Ken and Dawn Crawford has a brother, Cole lists playing in the JUCO World Series two straight years his most memorable sports thrill sports management major.