|Shay Crawford - 18
Led the Blazers with 16 starts on the mound and appeared in 17 total games ... UAB was 10-6 in games he started ... finished with a team-best 71 strikeouts, tying for eighth in Conference USA, in 77 innings pitched ... a member of the weekend rotation the entire season ... his 5.14 ERA was best among Blazer starters ... his five wins tied for second-most on the team ... struck out a career-best 10 batters in his March 27 win over Savannah State ... fanned eight in six innings March 13 on his way to defeating Harvard ... turned in his best start of the season in the conference tournament opener May 20 against Houston, holding the Cougars to one run (unearned) on five hits while striking out six batters in a career-high seven innings to earn the win ... earned the win in the first game of an April 18 doubleheader at Southern Miss, holding the Golden Eagles to two runs (one earned) in six innings ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Received a medical redshirt ... pitched in five games, including three starts ... struck out 17 batters in 17.1 innings of work ... posted an 0-1 record with a 5.19 ERA ... made his first start of the season Feb. 26 against Mississippi State ... struck out a season-best five batters in a season-high 6.0 innings in his second start March 2 against Brown ... held Memphis scoreless over three innings in his last start March 23 while allowing one hit and striking out four in his final appearance of the season ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Appeared in 15 games, making 13 starts ... selected to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... won four games on the mound ... held an ERA of 5.86 ... struck out 28 batters in 55.1 innings of work ... was 2-3 in his starts against Conference USA teams ... went 3-2 with a 4.08 ERA at Young Memorial Field ... did not walk more than two batters in 12 of his 15 outings ... earned his fourth win of the season at Marshall on May 12, allowing two earned runs in 6.0 innings ... pitched 5.1 innings against third-ranked Rice April 28, allowing five earned runs on seven hits ... got his third win of the season and first-ever in Conference USA by beating UCF on March 31, allowing just one run in 6.0 innings ... won his second career game against UNC Asheville March 24, allowing two runs in 6.1 innings ... got his first career victory after he didn't give up a single run and set a then-career-high with four strikeouts in 6.2 innings against Central Arkansas on March 30 ... made his first career start against Central Michigan Feb. 18, allowing one earned run and striking out three in 4.0 innings ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll ... spent the summer playing with the Delaware Cows of the Great Lakes Summer Collegiate League, posting a 3.42 ERA with 17 strikeouts in 23.2 innings
Was a three-year letterwinner at Harding Academy under head coach Al Stevens ... three-time recipient of the Commercial Appeal's Best of Preps and was tabbed one of Shelby-Metro Top Baseball Players after turning in a 1.77 ERA with 103 strikeouts and eight saves in 67.1 innings as a junior ... two-time all-state as a utility player and once as a pitcher by the Tennessee Sports Writers Association ... three-time member of the All-West Tennessee Division II Tournament Team ... earned the APAK 18U All-Stars Top Pitcher Award after posting a 4-3 record with 56 strikeouts in 34.1 innings, averaging 11.4 strikeouts per nine innings.
Shay Richmond Crawford ... born Dec. 12, 1987 ... parents are Rick and Susan Crawford ... has one sister ... majoring in industrial distribution.