Alec Crawford
Alec  Crawford


Wilton, Iowa

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6-2 / 210




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Gophers Produce Early Runs to Win, 7-3 Over Penn State

Minnesota scored runs in the second, third and fourth to win, 7-3

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.

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.

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.

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.


Around the Bases with Alex Boxwell

Around the Bases with Alex Boxwell

3/20/2018 - Baseball

GopherSports.com went "Around the Base" with Gopher Baseball outfielder Alex Boxwell earlier this season to catch up during his senior season.

Gophers Claim Series Victory Over No. 9 TCU

Gophers Claim Series Victory Over No. 9 TCU

3/18/2018 - Baseball

Minnesota split a pair of results on Sunday against Baseball America's No. 9-ranked team in the nation, TCU, claiming the series two games to one.

Rain Delays Saturday's Conclusion to Sunday

Rain Delays Saturday's Conclusion to Sunday

3/17/2018 - Baseball

Riley Smith drew a walk with two outs in the top of the third for the Gopher Baseball team before rain postponed the conclusion of the Saturday's game.

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