2008: First team All-Southland Conference selection ... three-time SLC Hitter of the Week ... team-best and career-best 17 game hit streak ... hit .362 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI while slugging .647 and with a .457 on-base percentage ... led team in nearly every offensive category, even going 19-24 on stolen base attempts for the season to finish second on the team only behind conference-leader and teammate Kai Kirby's 30 stolen bases ... had 21 multi-hit games and 13 games with multiple RBI ... went 2-for-4 with a pair of home runs and four RBI at Central Arkansas (4/6) ... scored nine runs in three-game series against UT-Arlington, going 8-for-13 with a home run in each game against the Mavs (5/9-5/11) ... went 3-for-5 with three RBI and two stolen bases in win over Houston Baptist (2/27) ... set school single-season record with 18 doubles ... finished tied for second all-time at SFA with 33 career doubles ... closed out career in top 10 at SFA in hits, at-bats, batting average, doubes, triples, home runs, RBI, runs scored, stolen bases, on-base percentage, total bases, slugging percentage.
For my 2008 stats go to: http://sfajacks.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2007-2008/teamcume.html
2007: Saw action in 56 games on the year with 54 starts ... finished fifth on the squad with .303 batting average ... tied a career high with four hits and also a pair of RBI versus UTSA ... had four RBI, including a three-run homer, in late-season win over Sam Houston ... finished third on `Jacks with 42 runs scored ... was fifth on team with a .486 slugging percentage ... his 15 doubles on the season tied him for third on the team ... hit a fourth-inning grand slam in `Jacks SLC Tournament win over McNeese State in a 4-for-5 performance ... fifth on the team with seven home runs ... went 2 for 4 with an RBI in regular season finale win over Sam Houston that clinched an SLC Tournament berth for SFA ... had a season-best 11-game hit streak come to an end in the season's final game against Texas State ... had a 4-for-5 performance with a pair of doubles and a solo home run against Youngstown State (2/24) ... had three four-hit performances on the year ... finished season with 16 multi-hit games ... had his average at .286 on March 4 before finishing the seaosn strong, increasing his average 17 points to .303 in his final 10 games.
Junior College: Was a two-year starting outfielder under Craig McMurtry at Temple College... helped lead his team to regional tournament both seasons.
High School: Was a three-year letterwinner for coach Clinton Welch at Dulles High... as a senior, was named first-team All-District 20-5A and played in the Houston Area All-Star Game... batted .477 as a senior... in three seasons at Dulles, batted .320 with seven home runs and 40 stolen bases.
Personal: Son of Richard and Carolyn Crabtree... dad, Richard, played baseball at Texas A&M. I majored in marketing at SFA and went on to work as a Personal Trainer at Lifetime Fitness. I was expecting to be drafted in the 2008 draft by the Astros or Cardinals, as the scouts showed interest, but for whatever reason I fell short. I believe that everything happens for a reason and God has a plan for my life that's much greater than the professional baseball path. I am now pursuing teaching and coaching, giving baseball lessons and personal training sessions to anyone who shows interest. Sharing the knowledge that I've accrued over the years is very fufilling to see the improvements made by my clients.
For Darren's career statistics got to: http://sfajacks.cstv.com/sports/m-basebl/stats/2010-2011/histcarr.html
2010: Third team all-Southland Conference selection ... named Southland Conference Hitter of the Week on March 15 ... tied SFA school records with six hits and eight RBI at Central Arkansas (3/13), including a grand slam ... led 'Jacks with 10 home runs while driving in 49 with a .432 batting average ... led 'Jacks with 30 walks, making him just the fourth Lumberjack since 2007 with at least 30 walks in a season ... put together 13 multi-hit games ... hit first career home run against Creighton (2/28) ... went 1-for-2 with a home run, two RBI and two walks in win over McNeese State (4/25) ... went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI at Lamar (5/20).
Junior College: Played two seasons at Temple College, leading Leopards to 44-16 record as a sophomore and just one win away from JuCo World Series ... hit .402 in 50 games in 2009, hitting 11 home runs and 58 RBI in 120 at-bats and with a .553 on-base percentage and .758 slugging percentage ... went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in an NJCAA Region 5 Tournament win over Howard College - helping hand the eventual national champion Hawks their only loss of the year, snapping a national record 57-game win streak.
High School: Hit .360, 6 HR, 36 RBI as a senior at Dulles High School ... first team all-district as a catcher ... all-greater Houston ... played in Houston area All-Star game.
Personal: Son of Carolyn and Richard Crabtree ... Recieved BBA in General business ... younger brother of former Lumberjack all-conference outfielder Kevin Crabtree.