Former Bama Baseball Catcher Finds New Home
Former Alabama baseball catcher Graham Crawford announced where his new home will be via social media on Monday.
The Hattiesburg, Miss., native is returning to his hometown to play baseball at Southern Miss.
"I am super excited and blessed to announce that I will be coming home to finish my academic and athletic career at the University of Southern Mississippi!! #SMTT," said Crawford on Twitter.
The junior played seven games with the Crimson Tide this past season as a reserve. He had four total at-bats with three strikeout and no hits. Fielding-wise, he had 11 catches (eight putouts, three assisted), and a perfect fielding percentage.
Prior to his arrival at the Capstone, Crawford played at Pearl River Community College for two seasons where he saw time in 53 games, had 152 at-bats, 28 hits, 17 home runs, 52 runs batted in, drew 39 walks, struck out 49 times, stole ten bases, and had a .316 batting average.
According to rolltide.com, Crawford "was named to the All-Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference first team and to the NJCAA Region 23 team following a standout sophomore season, and picked up NJCAA Third Team All-America accolades."
Crawford is the sixth Bama bats player to enter the transfer portal from this past season. He joins Owen Diodati, Davis Heller, James Thies, and Jacob Eddington, and Zane Denton.