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Jesse Crain Named to Canada's World Baseball Classic Team Roster

Jesse Crain

Jan. 18, 2013

HOUSTON — Former University of Houston baseball great and current Chicago White Sox reliever Jesse Crain recently accepted an invitation to play for Team Canada in the prestigious World Baseball Classic this Spring.

Crain played the 2002 season for the Cougars and helped that squad to one of the most prolific postseason runs by any Houston team in the history of the program. The 2002 squad captured the Conference USA regular season title and Mesa Regional before going on to finish ninth in the final national standings.

Crain earned First Team All-American honors as a utility player. He threw for an 0.23 ERA with a 4-0 record, allowing just one earned run in 38.1 innings in relief, while hitting .309 with 47 RBI as the starting shortstop for the Cougars.

He went on to become a second round draft selection by the Minnesota Twins for 10 seasons before being traded to the Chicago White Sox. In 2012, Crain tossed for a 2.44 ERA and a 2-3 record with 60 strikeouts in 48.0 innings.

“I’m extremely proud of Jesse and all he has accomplished as an elite Major League player,” Whitting said. “As an all-time Cougar great, we are fortunate to have him represent Houston Baseball on the international level. He is very deserving of this honor of representing Team Canada during the prestigious World Baseball Classic.”

For complete World Baseball Classic information, CLICK HERE.

UP NEXT
Houston Baseball will host ‘Fan Appreciation Day’ and its Alumni Game at 1 p.m. Saturday, February 2 at Cougar Field. Admission is free.

The Cougars will then open their 2013 season officially at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15 by hosting Northeastern University in a three-game series (Feb. 15-17) at Cougar Field. For more of the latest news and highlights, visit www.UHCougars.com.


 

 

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