Baseball America ranks Houston at No. 3 - highest preseason ranking ever
Possess a live arm that can reach 90 mph at times... Continuing to refine his pitching skills... Also talented at shortstop... Poses a dilemma for Cougar coaches who could play him on the mound or in the infield...Could be a solid asset on the mound.
Attended San Jacinto JC for two seasons before transferring to Houston... Played for head coach Chris Rupp and Tom Arrington...Was an all-conference award-winner after batting a team-best .386 with 11 doubles, two home runs and 28 RBIs... Struck out only seven times in 215 at bats and swiped seven bases... On the mound, posted a 1-1 record with a 2.25 ERA and 13 strikeouts in only 8.0 innings of work...Helped lead team to a 43-18 record in 2000 and a fourth-place national ranking.
Played at Fairview HS for head coach Rick Harig...Recognized as Team Most Valuable Player and Colorado Player of the Year and was an all-state, all-Colorado, and all-region honoree...Squad finished 19-7 and lost in the championship game... Batted .563 with nine home runs and 15 doubles one season...In summer ball, finished season with a .501 average and 18 home runs and 22 doubles... Helped lead basketball team to the Sweet 16 and was the football team MVP for two years.
Full name is Jesse Alan Crain... Born on July 5, 1981, in Toronto Canada.... Son of Dan and Sandy Crain... Majoring in history... Recruited by Texas, Ole Miss and Tulane.