Courtesy: UVa Sports InformationCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia junior left-handed pitcher Kyle Crockett (Poquoson, Va.) was selected by the Cleveland Indians Friday in the fourth round of the 2013 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Crockett was the 111th selection overall.
A First-Team All-ACC selection in 2013, Crockett is 4-1 with a 1.68 ERA and 12 saves this season. In 53 2/3 innings this season, he has allowed just 39 hits and six walks while striking out 68. Of the six walks, half are intentional. Crockett was named the Most Outstanding Player at the NCAA Charlottesville Regional last week after coming on late in each of the first two games to record a pair of two-inning saves.
Earlier this season Crockett became the first pitcher in Virginia history to record saves in five consecutive games, doing so from April 2-8. He has played in 87 career games, which ranks fifth in Virginia history.
Crockett was named to the watch lists for the Golden Spikes and NCBWA Stopper of the Year awards earlier this season.
The draft concludes Saturday with rounds 11-40.
Virginia opens NCAA Super Regional play at 1 p.m. Saturday when it plays host to Mississippi State at Davenport Field. ESPN2 will have the live television broadcast. The best-of-three series continues at 7 p.m. Sunday (ESPNU), while Game 3 (if necessary) will be played at 4 p.m. Monday (ESPN2).