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Kevin Crimmel
Kevin  Crimmel


Harrisburg, Pa.

High School:
Central Dauphin

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 193

Starting Pitcher




On Crimmel: Versatile pitcher who can pitch successfully in any role ... Repertoire includes an excellent curveball and good fastball ... Has terrific command of all of his pitches ... One of the most dependable pitchers on the Villanova staff during his collegiate career.

Career: At one time or another filled every possible role on the pitching staff and finished his career tied for the school's all-time appearances record with 71 games pitched, including 17 starts and 54 relief appearances ... Pitched one complete game and had a career record of 11-11 with three saves ... Logged 164.0 innings pitched and tallied 65 walks and 122 strikeouts while averaging 6.7 strikeouts per nine innings ... As a reliever was often used in critical situations and in 54 appearances out of the bullpen inherited 64 runners, allowing less than half to score.

2010: Stepped into the role of being the team's most versatile reliever, pitching either in long relief or as a setup man in the late innings ... Appeared in 24 games with three starts and went 6-2 with three saves and a 3.02 ERA ... His 24 games pitched tied for the fifth-highest in a single season at Villanova over the last 25 years ... Tied for the team lead in victories and was third in games pitched and strikeouts ... Pitched 53 2/3 innings and allowed 59 hits while opponents batted .286 against him ... Issued just 16 walks and had 44 strikeouts to post a 2.75 walk-to-strikeout ratio with 7.4 strikeouts per nine innings ... Did not allow an earned run in 13 of his 24 appearances ... Allowed only seven of 20 inherited runners (35%) to score.

2009: Earned a spot in the weekend starting rotation after a strong finish to the 2008 season ... Pitched in 13 games with 11 starts and one complete game, going 3-5 with a 6.33 ERA in 58 1/3 innings ... Tied for second on the team in strikeouts and was tied for third in innings pitched ... Allowed 80 hits and a .321 opponent batting average while walking just 19 and striking out 41 ... Averaged 6.3 strikeouts per nine innings ... Surrendered three earned runs or less in six of 11 starts ... Tossed first career complete game against Notre Dame ... Had a season-high seven strikeouts against North Carolina State and Cincinnati.

2008: Pitched in 19 games with three starts and was 1-3 with a 5.17 ERA ... In 38 1/3 innings pitched, allowed 50 hits and 22 earned runs while issuing 22 walks and striking out 26 ... Inherited a team-high 21 runners in his relief outings ... On the final day of the regular season worked two scoreless innings of relief against St. John's as the Wildcats clinched a playoff berth in the first game of a doubleheader ... Went on to start the nightcap that same day and allowed just one run over four innings ... Pitched four scoreless innings of relief to earn a win against Bowling Green ... His ERA for the season would have been 3.79 were it not for a wind-aided pitching line of seven earned runs over 2 2/3 innings in a conference start against Seton Hall in March.

2007: Earned a situational role pitching in the late innings out of the bullpen and appeared in 15 contests ... Posted a 1-1 record and a 9.22 ERA in 13 2/3 innings pitched ... Allowed 23 hits and 18 runs, of which 14 were earned ... Issued eight walks and struck out 11 ... Pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings of one-hit relief in his longest stint of the season against Seton Hall ... Inherited at least one runner on base in 12 of his 15 outings and stranded 11 of 22 inherited runners for the season.

Central Dauphin High School: Named a Dauphin County All-Star ... Played in the 2003 Keystone State Games ... In the fall of 2005 posted a 6-1 record and 1.61 ERA with 53:9 strikeout:walk ratio ... Two-year letterwinner ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born 6/12/87 in Harrisburg, Pa. ... Older of two sons of Steve and Glenda Crimmel ... Has a younger brother, Kyle (19) ... Biology major ... Hopes to one day become a physical therapist.