COLUMBIA | Aaron Crow has no idea how close he is to the NCAA Division I record for consecutive innings pitched without yielding a run.
Neither, apparently, does the NCAA. It’s one of the few statistics not listed in the college record book.
“And that’s too bad because he’s really doing something special,” Missouri coach Tim Jamieson said Friday night after Crow threw a shutout against Oklahoma State in No. 4-ranked MU’s 3-0 victory.
Crow — a 6-foot-3 junior right-hander out of Topeka Washburn Rural — has thrown 42 2/3 straight innings of scoreless baseball.
That is only one out short of the 43 consecutive innings thrown by Arizona State’s Eddie Bane in 1972. And if that is merely an Arizona State record, it was entered in the NCAA books the same season the Sun Devils as a staff threw an NCAA-record 64 consecutive scoreless innings.
Not since Feb. 29 against California has Crow, 6-0, given up a run, earned or otherwise. He scattered eight hits against Oklahoma State in his third complete game in the last four, and despite being struck on his right, pitching, shoulder by a line drive off the bat of the game’s first batter, Crow said he felt good all night.
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Crow was a top ten pick in mock drafts before the college season started and he's been so dominant while Pedro Alvarez only returned 5 days ago. He has a really legit chance at going #1 overall.
Aaron Crow's line through 7 appearances: 52.0 IP 7 W O L 0.69 ERA 36 H 4 R 4 ER 11 BB 67 K