5 - Nic Crosta
Nic Crosta
Height: 6-2
Weight: 205
Year: Senior
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: Highline
Previous College: Texas
Position: OF

As a Senior in 2005: Started 21 of the 27 games he appeared in ... missed all but one of the final 27 games of the season due to injury ... doubled and drove in a run on February 4 against Utah ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI and two walks in the first half of a doubleheader at San Diego State on February 13 ... went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, two runs scored and an RBI at San Jose State on March 6 ... doubled and homered again in three at-bats, with two RBIs and a run scored on March 12 against Brown ... doubled and drove in two runs against Pepperdine on May 14

As a Junior in 2004: Appeared in 55 of the Bronco's 56 games... started 54 contests... All-West Coast Conference Second Team selection... ranked second on the team with a .341 batting average... paced the squad in RBI (46), home runs (11) and slugging percentage (.566)... recorded 71 hits in 205 at-bats... drove in five runs at UC Riverside on February 1... went 3-for-5 against the Highlanders with a triple and a home run... went 4-for-6 with four RBI and three runs scored against San Jose State on March 7... stole a season-high two bases against Portland on April 2... went on a team season-high 10-game hitting streak from April 23 - May 9... hit .474 (18-for-38) over the streak with 17 runs driven in... named NCBWA Co-Hitter of the Week, Louisville Slugger Player of the Week and WCC Rawlings Player of the Week after a three-game series with Saint Mary's from April 23-25... went 3-for-4 with two home runs, two RBI and two runs scored in Saturday's contest... drove in a team season-high eight runs on Sunday... went 4-for-5 with three runs scored and two home runs against the Gaels in the series finale... drove in three runs with a three-run home run at San Francisco on May 9.

At University of Texas: Played for coaches Augie Garrido, Tommy Harmon and Frank Anderson at University of Texas... played 15 games... made 6 starts... batted .333 with nine runs scored, one double, two triples, and five RBI... notched one multiple hit game and a pair of multiple-RBI outings... hit .250 during Big 12 action going 1-4 against Texas Tech... played for the Santa Barbara Foresters (Santa Barbara, Calif.) finishing 31-17-1, batting .305 with 13 runs scored, a team best 28 RBI, a club high 10 doubles, one triple, two home runs and five stolen bases.

High School Information: A 2001 graduate of Highline High School in Seattle, Wash... played for head coach David Charles Larson... was utilized as a shortstop, utility player, third baseman, pitcher and left fielder for the Pirates over his four years... received honorable-mention All-League honors as a shortstop in 1998 after batting .436 with 10 runs scored, 13 RBI, three doubles, one triple and a pair of home runs... posted a .718 slugging percentage as a freshman while being named the 1998 USABA World Series Home Run Champion and a member of the USA Junior Olympic Washington/Oregon Team... garnered team MVP honors as well as first-team All-League accolades as a utility player, second-team All-League recognition at third base and honorable-mention All-League distinctions at both first base and designated hitter during a sophomore campaign in which he batted .480 with nine runs scored, 21 RBI, 10 doubles, one triple and two home runs to his credit... posted career and league-best numbers in batting average (.551), RBI (31) and home runs (8) to capture the Seamont League Triple Crown as a junior, while also scoring 16 runs, posting a 1.204 slugging percentage and collecting 27 hits, including six doubles and one triple, during the 2000 campaign... was named his club's MVP for the second year in a row, while earning first-team All-League honors as a third baseman and pitcher and being selected to the South County Journal All-Area Team as well as the Pacific Northwest Championship squad... also earned South County Journal Star of the Week accolades during his junior season... Recorded an .829 slugging percentage to go along with a .404 batting average, 16 runs scored, 18 RBI and four home runs as the Pirates' senior captain... selected first-team All-State as well as a first-team All-League outfielder in 2001, while also garnering South County Journal All-Area Team honors and Louisville Slugger High School All-America recognition from Collegiate Baseball... selected in the 39th round of the 2001 MLB First-Year Player Draft by the Oakland Athletics (#1181 overall)... batted .561 following his senior year while posting a 4-0 record on the mound to go along with a 2.10 ERA.... member of the National Honor Society and a four-time academic letterwinner... named Who's Who Among American High School Students from 1997-2000.

Personal Data: Born November 17, 1982 in Seattle, Wash... parents are Brad and Jann Crosta... has one younger sibling named Greg... majoring in business... enjoys playing golf in his spare time.

 

Crosta's Career Statistics

 

Year Avg. GP/GS AB R H 2B/3B/HR RBI BB/K SB/SBA
2004 .341 55/54 205 39 70 9/2/11 46 17/50 5/10
2005 .234 27/21 64 8 15 5/0/2 10 13/23 1/2
Career .316 82/75 269 47 85 14/2/13 56 30/73 6/12