Des Moines Area Community College sophomore pitcher Alec Crawford, from Wilton, Iowa, was announced as a First-Team All-American by the National Junior College Baseball Association for 2012.
Crawford was a part of the DMACC Bears team which qualified for the Junior College World Series for the second straight year, fourth time overall.
Crawford finished the year with a 12-1 record, 2.33 ERA, while pitching 104 innings and striking out 97 batters while walking only 19. He is the Bears' single season leader in wins and innings pitched. He was also named First Team All-Region, First Team North Plains-District, and named to the World Series All-Tournament team each for the second year in a row.
Pictured is Alec Crawford after his World Series win vs. #1 LSU-Eunice in Enid, Oklahoma. Left to right, Dawn Crawford, his mother from Wilton, Iowa, Cindy Youel, aunt from Traer, Iowa, Crawford, and his aunt, Tammi Hamilton, from Clear Lake, Iowa. Crawford will pitch for the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers next season.
Crawford finished his career at DMACC as the all-time leader in total wins (22), innings pitched (196), strike out totals (187), and lowest career ERA (2.07). He will continue his baseball career next year at the University of Minnesota.
He is the grandson of Marvin and Verona Staker of Traer, the nephew of Josh and Cindy Youel and Kendall and Lynn Staker of Traer, and the son of Ken and Dawn Crawford of Wilton, Iowa.