COLUMBIA, S.C. (Univ. of SC, SID) – South Carolina right-handed pitcher Wil Crowe earned second-team Freshman All-America honors as announced by Baseball America on Monday. In his first season, Crowe went 8-3 in 15 starts with a 2.75 ERA in 91.2 innings pitched.
Crowe allowed just 32 runs, 28 earned, on 76 hits with 19 walks and 59 strikeouts. Crowe was strong in his last start with the Garnet and Black as he pitched four-hit complete game shutout in a 9-0 win vs. Campbell in the NCAA Regional that earned him All-Tournament Team honors. Crowe was also honored by the SEC twice as SEC Pitcher of the Week and SEC Freshman of the Week.
Earlier this month, Crowe also earned Freshman All-America honors from Collegiate Baseball.
Wil Crowe, NCAA Regional
WIL CROWE HIGHLIGHTS: 2014 – Started 15 games and went 8-3 with a 2.75 ERA in 91.2 innings, allowed 32 runs, 28 earned, on 76 hits with 19 walks and 59 strikeouts, opponents hit .228 against him ... Named to NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team ... Hurled four-hit complete game shutout with no walks and four strikeouts in 9-0 win over Campbell in NCAA Regional (6/1) ... Allowed three runs on four hits in seven-plus innings of work with no walks and tied a season-high with nine strikeouts to earn a win in 6-3 win over Vanderbilt (5/17) ... Quality start despite no-decision in 2-1 win over Missouri (5/11), allowed one run on four hits in seven innings with a walk and four strikeouts ... No-decision in 9-3 win over Alabama (4/27); allowed three runs on five hits in five-plus innings with four walks and three strikeouts ... No-decision in 4-3 win at Auburn (4/20); allowed three runs on six hits in 5.2 innings with two walks and six strikeouts ... Worked 7.1 innings and allowed five runs, two earned, on 10 hits with a walk and four strikeouts in 6-5 loss to Florida (4/13) ... Improved to 6-0 with 7.1 scoreless innings with just eight hits allowed no walks and three strikeouts in 8-0 win over Tennessee (3/30) ... Earned fifth win of the season in 8-3 win at Kentucky (3/23); allowed two runs on four hits in six-plus innings ... Improved to 4-0 in 3-1 win over Ole Miss (3/15); allowed one run on six hits in 5.1 innings with a walk and two strikeouts ... Eight scoreless innings with just four hits allowed and one walk and a career-high nine strikeouts in 1-0 win over Brown (3/9) ... No-decision in 5-3 win at Clemson; worked 6.2 innings and allowed three runs on eight hits with no walks and a pair of strikeouts (3/2) ... SEC Freshman of the Week after pitching 6.1 scoreless innings with just four hits allowed and five strikeouts in 6-0 win over Eastern Kentucky (2/23) ... SEC Pitcher of the Week after going 6.1 hitless innings with just one walk and one hit by pitch while striking out five to earn first career victory in first start in 12-0 win over Bucknell (2/16).