#3 Starting Pitcher: Andy Crum, Purcellville

Andy Crum Shippensburg 2017We’ve reached the top three! ATVL’s 3rd best starting pitcher, and highest ranked lefty, of the 2017 Valley League season is Purcellville’s Andy Crum!

The 6-foot-1, 190 pound senior from Shippensburg put up the following statline for the Cannons:

Pur ERA W L G GS IP H R ER BB K BAVG WIP BB/9 K/9
2017 2.00 3 2 7 7 40.3 31 14 9 12 32 0.220 1.067 2.7 7.1
Play 3.60 0 0 1 1 5.0 5 3 2 2 5 0.278 1.400 3.6 9.0

For pitchers considered for this list, Andy finished 3rd in ERA, tied for 7th in strikeouts, tied for 4th in batting average against, 3rd in WHIP, 7th in BB/9, and 9th K/9. His best start was on June 21stĀ against Winchester, when he threw 7 shutout innings while allowing 2 hits, 3 walks, and struck out 1, for a game score of 71. On July 13th, he shut out Staunton over 6 innings, while allowing 3 hits, 3 walks, and striking out 7. His game score that day was 70. He was named 2nd team All-Valley after the season.

Andy has gotten better each year at Shippensburg, even while his workload has increased. Take a look:

Ship ERA W L G GS IP H R ER BB K BAVG WIP BB/9 K/9
2015 19.29 0 2 6 1 7.0 17 16 15 6 7 0.447 3.286 7.7 9.0
2016 5.49 3 1 10 6 41.0 36 29 25 22 31 0.237 1.415 4.8 6.8
2017 5.29 5 4 21 7 63.0 84 54 37 23 58 0.312 1.698 3.3 8.3

Throw out that rough freshman year, and look at how Andy’s rate stats have improved from 2016 to 2017. I would expect another jump for the young man after his solid VBL season! Congrats, Andy!

Andy Crum Purcellville 2017

 

 

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