Summer League (2005): Played for the Bourne Braves in the Cape Cod League...had three starts and earned a save with 29.1 innings....struck out 18 while walking five.
As a Sophomore (2005): Recorded a career-high 10 strikeouts against no.23 TCU in six innings...through his first five appearances he held a 1.85 ERA and 4-0 record...third on the team with 80.2 innings and 61 strikeouts...held a 2.8 strikeout/walk ratio.
As a Freshman (2004): Was the no. 3 three starter through April 17...in his next outing against Belmont he picked up a save as FAU used a triple play to end the game...had a season-high eight strikeouts in his second outing of the season against Southern Illinois in five innings...threw a season-high 6.1 innings against Florida International...wins came against FAMU, Southern Illinois, Winthrop, Gardner-Webb, UCF...held a strikeout to walk ratio at 4.3...in 7.1 innings of relief he only gave up one earned run.
Draft (2003): Drafted by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 47th round.
High School: Played for Mike Thiesen at Martin County High School...pitched 54 innings and struck out 86 while only walking three...posted a 5-1 record on his way to a 0.51 ERA...named First-Team All-State, First-Team All-Treasure Lake Conference and First-Team All-Area...Area Code and Diamond Club selection.
Personal: Criminal justice major...son of Buddy and Tamy Crotta...born Sept. 25, 1984, in Fort Lauderdale, FL.