Treven Crowley of Hilmar High made an official verbal commitment to Fresno State on Tuesday afternoon via social media after just concluding a junior season that will be hard to top.
“Honestly, I chose Fresno State cause it was local and they have a really good program. I personally didn’t care if it was UCLA or not… I knew I would commit somewhere that would benefit me to get to the next level with baseball and for my family to watch,” said Crowley.
Crowley was a highly regarded prospect ever since his freshman year.
He consistently hit 91-93 miles per hour on the radar gun while topping out at 94.
He received scholarship offers from top schools, including Vanderbilt, UCLA, UC Irvine, Cal State Fullerton, Arizona State and the University of Oregon.
“I just knew Fresno State was the best fit for me. I liked it a lot and they had the best offer,” said Crowley. “It is a lot that happened so I wanted to commit during my senior year, which I did, all my friends committed as well.”
Crowley had a standout year in baseball, which earned him many honors and accolades that included the Turlock Journal’s Offensive Player of the Year. He was also the starting quarterback for the Hilmar Yellowjackets football team in the fall that saw them make history.
After he finished is junior year of football, Crowley had his eyes set on the baseball season — his first love.
He continued to strive for greatness and work hard and his numbers made him stand out among his peers once again.
In 22 games, Crowley batted .588 for the year and had a team high in runs (30), hits (40), and home-runs (2). He also had 18 RBI.
On the mound he had a 1.96 ERA and tossed 53 and ⅔ innings, allowing just 15 earned runs while striking out 80. Opponents hit .187 off him.
He was also named the Trans Valley League Offensive Player of the Year.
“I do feel satisfied with all I have done,” Crowley added. “My senior year is I just want to put Hilmar on the map. The high school has done so much for me with academics and sports, everyone deserves a lot, they all been by my side through thick and thin, especially coach Marques, and coach Santos as well and Stav as well, and teachers, so I want to put Hilmar on the map when I go pro, do whatever I can, make Hilmar happy when I am there. One thing I want someone to know is that you can be one of the best or better players if you work your butt off. I wish people understood that nothing matters, if you work your butt off, everything will pay off.”