|Hometown:||Seal Beach, Calif.|
|Previous College:||Cypress College|
|Previous School:||Los Alamitos HS|
Was one of the top relievers for the Golden Eagles ... earned his one save in a 6-1 win against Bethune-Cookman on April 1 ... Struck out four batters in appearances against Tulane (March 11), UC-Irvine (March 16), San Francisco (March 25), Oklahoma State (June 4), and Clemson (June 9) ... Struck out multiple batters 13 times ... Improved throughout the year as he dropped his ERA from 13.50 (Feb. 23) to a season low 3.93 (June 9) ... Won his first game after pitching five scoreless innings of relief against Tulane on March 11 ... Improved to 2-0 in his only start of the year, pitched 6.1 innings against Wichita State on April 11 while only allowing two runs in the 3-2 win ... Picked up his third win in 1.2 innings of relief work against conference foe Valparaiso ... Went five straight appearances with out allowing a run from May 16 to June 4 ... Went 2-0 in that time, winning both games against Oklahoma State in the Fayetteville Regional ... Pitched six scoreless innings in relief in the 9-2 victory over Oklahoma State (June 4).
Spent two seasons at Cypress College in Cypress, Calif. ... appeared in 18 games as a sophomore, going 3-2 with three saves and a 3.62 ERA ... made eight starts and 10 relief appearances ... struck out 44 and walked 25 in 64.2 innings ... pitched in 10 games as freshman at Cypress, getting four starts ... was 2-1 with a 5.94 ERA, allowing 47 hits in 36.1 innings ... struck out 26 and walked only seven ...teammate at Cypress of former Golden Eagle Ronnie Ball.
2003 graduate of Los Alamitos High School ... a first-team all-league selection and second-team all-county pick as a senior ... also lettered in football.
Full name is Erik Steven Crichton ... son of Steve Crichton and Cheri Frost ... Recreation Administration major ... chose ORU over USC, South Carolina, UNLV, Long Beach State and Tennessee ... born June 6, 1985.