GLEN ROSE – When Devin Crawford tossed a no-hitter on March 4 in the semifinals of the Harley "Hogg" Sinclair Memorial Tournament, it set the tone for his statistically-outstanding 2016 campaign. The feat also caught the attention of at least one collegiate head coach.
But one is all he needed.
On Thursday, June 9, Crawford, while sitting alongside his mother, Shelly and father, Curtis, signed his National Letter of Intent to continue his baseball career at Cedar Valley College in Lancaster Texas under longtime CVC Head Coach Robert Dally.
"I think Devin is going to be successful in our program," Dally said. "I think he has a huge pitching upside and is going to be a huge contributor to our baseball program for the next two seasons. The first time he came to campus, he had a personal workout and he threw well. I knew I liked what I saw then. We're excited to have him as a part of our program."
Crawford, a 2016 11-3A 1st team pitcher, compiled a 7-2 record with a miniscule 1.77 ERA over his 69.1 IP this season. The left-handed strikeout artist compiled 89 punchouts, while allowing only 47 hits and issuing 24 walks over that span.
He also eventually tied Colten Lane's school-record of 14 strikeouts in a single game after falling just short during his 13-strikeout and no-hit performance in March.
This all comes after pitching just 10.1 innings during his junior campaign.
Crawford will take the summer off to rest, recuperate and prepare for his journey into the collegiate ranks.
Cedar Valley College, located in Lancaster, Texas, is DIII junior college and member of the Dallas County Community College District that includes Brookhaven, Eastfield, Mountain View, North Lake and Richland colleges.
Since 2006, CVC has sent 89 players on to four-year universities to continue their baseball careers.
Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith