TUCSON, Ariz.- Arizona junior-to-be Trevor Crowe helped lead USA Baseball to a gold medal at the FISU II World University Baseball Championship in Tainin, Taiwan, over the weekend. The American team, composed of collegiate all-stars, defeated Japan 4-2 in the championship game to complete a perfect 8-0 record in the tournament and capture the gold.
Crowe, who went straight to the Team USA tryouts from Arizona’s 15th all-time appearance in the College World Series, played in 24 of the 25 games during the summer tour and made 17 starts in the outfield. He batted .295 with eight doubles, three triples, 11 RBI, 11 runs scored and a team-high-tying five stolen bases. He posted a game-winning hit with a one-out double in the bottom of the ninth inning in a 4-3 win over Korea in the third game of the FISU championships.
The gold medal run with Team USA capped off an impressive year for Crowe. The Wildcats’ leading hitter in 2004 with a .350 average, the switch-hitting outfielder was a vital cog in Arizona’s first appearance in the College World Series in 18 years. He finished the season as the Pac-10 stolen base champion, swiping 26 bags in 27 attempts. He was named to the All-CWS team in Omaha and was UA's lone representative on the All-Pac-10 team as well.