10 - Blake Crosby|
AS A SENIOR (2009)
Drafted in the 42nd round of the 2009 MLB Draft by the Oakland Athletics...finishes his career ranked ninth in school history with 164 career hits and second in school history with 31 sacrifice bunts...led the team with a .397 batting average as a senior, which ranks as the ninth best average in single-season program history...posted career-highs in RBI with 47 and home runs with four...started all 54 games for the Hornets...made 45 starts at first base, six at third base and three at designated hitter...tied for team lead in multi-hit games with 25...also posted team-high 18 game hitting streak on the season...connected on his first career grand slam on March 24 at Oregon, and legged out his first career triple on February 28 at Cal Poly...also made an appearance on the pitcher’s mound, throwing an inning on May 14 at home against Fresno State.
AS A JUNIOR (2008)
Started 54 games during his junior season, including 53 at shortstop and one at designated hitter...hit .270 with three home runs and 25 RBI...his home runs were the first three of his career, with all of them being hit at Louisiana Tech’s J.C. Love Field...went 4-for-10 with two home runs and seven RBI during the Hornets’ three-game series against Louisiana Tech...also connected on a four-bagger against Nevada in the conference tournament on May 24...posted a fielding percentage of .969, making just eight errors in 257 chances...hit .298 during WAC play with 16 RBI and a .368 on base percentage...laid down a school-record 13 sacrifice bunts.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2007)
Started 36 games at shortstop in his first season in the Green and Gold...appeared in 40 games...hit .258 with 13 RBI and 16 runs scored...led the team in sacrifices with 10, which was the second highest single-season total in school history...had two sacrifices against New Mexico State on March 17...had his best game as a Hornet in the team’s 6-0 victory at Stanford on March 24...went 4-for-4 with a sacrifice bunt in five plate appearances...doubled in the third inning and followed it up with three straight singles in his final three at-bats, including an RBI single in the seventh...had RBI singles in back-to-back innings in the Hornets’ 13-4 triumph over South Dakota State on Feb. 18...committed just five errors during the season, boasting a fielding percentage of .967.
PRIOR TO SACRAMENTO STATE
Played at BYU in 2006...he hit .322 in 48 games for the Cougars with 49 hits, 23 RBI, 17 runs, nine doubles and a .960 fielding percentage at shortstop and third base...finished as the hardest player to strike out in the Mountain West Conference, batting .348 with 24 hits, 13 RBIs, six doubles, a .435 slugging percentage and a .400 on-base percentage against league competition.
A 2003 graduate of La Quinta HS in Westminster, Calif...played four years of shortstop for head coach Dave Demarest...earned all-Garden Grove league honors four consecutive seasons...batting .482 as a senior, led the Aztecs to the CIF Championship with a 30-2 record...as a junior had a 1.000 fielding percentage.
Born Sept. 11, 1984...parents are Ed Crosby and Kathy Staley...major is communication studies...minor is Spanish...older brother Bobby is the starting shortstop for the Oakland A’s...would like to play professional baseball in the future and eventually become a major league general manager...married his wife Kelsey in the summer of 2006, and the couple welcomed their first child, daughter Ava, this past fall.