After being drafted for the third time, former South Carolina baseball pitcher Wil Crowe is off to the professional ranks.
Crowe signed with the Washington Nationals, who selected him in the second round of the 2017 MLB Draft, leaving South Carolina after a solid career. He announced the decision to sign on his Twitter, thanking South Carolina for his time spent as a Gamecock.
“Thank you for your endless support and bringing me the best years of my life,” Crowe said.
— Wil Crowe (@WilCrowe15) June 29, 2017
The Tennessee native returned from Tommy John surgery to go 6-5 with a 3.41 ERA in 15 starts in 2016.
Crowe was previously drafted by the Cleveland Indians out of high school, as well as after his redshirt sophomore year at USC. But he opted to come back to Columbia for his junior season after missing his third year due to surgery.
He was picked No. 65 overall by the Nationals, signing for the full slot value of $946,500, according to MLB Pipeline.
Crowe finished his South Carolina career with a 17-12 record and a 3.48 ERA in 39 starts.