2009: Played in 27 games, starting in 19 as a true freshman... Started 17 games at third base and two at second base... Went 4-for-6 in the series finale against Texas-Pan American on May 12, with four RBI, getting 10 of his 20 RBI in the series against the Miners... Hit .310 for the season with 22 hits (11 for extra bases) and three stolen bases... Also pitched six innings in five appearances, striking out five and walking just two.
Prep: A three-year letterwinner in baseball for the Wildcats, he was a two-time first-team all-league selection and a five-time scholar-athlete... As a junior he hit .521, helping lead the team to a conference title and second place in the NCS... He was also named the football team's defensive MVP, playing both safety and outside linebacker.
Personal: The youngest of two sons of Mike and Teresa Crudo, he was born Sept. 28, 1990 in Ukiah, Calif... Has a brother Pete... Has plans on majoring in kinesiology.