Spotlight: Alec Crawford
April 4, 2014
Senior right-hander Alec Crawford is in his second year with the Golden Gophers. The Wilton, Iowa, native was an NJCAA All-American at Des Moines Area Community College (DMACC) before coming to Minnesota. He has been the Gophers’ first-game starter this season. Entering the weekend series against Michigan, Crawford has won his past three starts.
What were some of your favorite parts of the team’s travels during the early part of the season?
Which place was your favorite?
Last year an injury kept you out of the rotation early in the season. How nice was it to be in the mix right from the start this year?
Even on a pitch count in the first game of the year, you still got eight strikeouts in four innings. What was working well for you that day?
You’re the Friday starter, but you have actually pitched on Saturday a several times this season. Does that affect your preparation or routine during the week?
With several different catchers this year, what kind of adjustments do you make?
I think I’ve thrown to three different catchers in six starts. It’s always hard to kind of get on the same page with a catcher, but as far as throwing to them, in practice we throw to them quite a bit. And in the fall we threw to all of them. You make certain adjustments here and there, but they’re all great, so it’s not that different.
How did your two years at DMACC, including playing in the JUCO World Series, help you prepare for Division I?