Crawford makes return to field and to Omaha - Tucson News Now

Crawford makes return to field and to Omaha


Tyler Crawford made it back to the hill this season and now he's heading back to Omaha.

After 732 days away from the mound, the senior left-hander returned to the bump earlier this season at a game in Phoenix against rival Arizona State.

Crawford, the only remaining member from the 2012 national championship team, missed the 2015 season with Tommy John surgery and was out for a large part of the 2014 season as well. 

The Phoenix Sunrise Mountain High School grad has made six appearances, allowing one earned run on two hits in six and two-thirds innings, with three walks and four strikeouts.

The senior tossed a scoreless inning during the regional round in Lafayette, not allowing a hit or walk. He struggled in his Super Regional outing at Mississippi State giving up two walks and a double in one-third of an inning.

Crawford made two appearances in Omaha in 2012 when the Cats won the national championship. Arizona that tournament used just two relievers out of the bullpen, Crawford and closer Mathew Troupe.

He is one of seven seniors who have contributed to the Cats run to the College World Series.

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David Kelly contributed to this story.

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