After transferring from the University of Arkansas for one season only at Crowder, southpaw pitcher Ty Harris will be continuing his academic and athletic career at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama, marking a return to the Division I level for the southpaw from Rogers, Arkansas.

After transferring from the University of Arkansas for one season only at Crowder, southpaw pitcher Ty Harris will be continuing his academic and athletic career at UAB in Birmingham, Alabama, marking a return to the Division I level for the southpaw from Rogers, Arkansas.
In his one season for the ‘Riders, Harris finished 7-3 with a 3.88 ERA in 13 overall appearances and 12 starts. Harris struck out 75 and walked - over 65 innings pitched.
Harris took a no-decision in the JUCO World Series against Wallace-Dothan, allowing six runs (four earned) on eight hits over five innings. Harris walked two and struck out one. Crowder later came back for a 10-7 win against the Governors from Dothan, Alabama.
Rebounding from a rough start in the Region 16 tournament, Harris gave Crowder a quality start in a win over Delgado at the South Central District tournament. Harris earned the win, allowing four runs (all earned) on seven hits over six innings. He struck out six and walked two.
In his second-ever start for Crowder, Harris struck out a season-high 10 in a 6-4 win over Des Moines Area. Harris fanned two batters per inning during his five-inning start. That was his first win in a Crowder uniform.
Playing for the Razorbacks, Harris made seven appearances and finished with a 9.64 ERA over 4 2/3 innings. He allowed five earned runs on six hits and had five walks and two strikeouts. He pitched against Auburn, Missouri, and Mississippi State. Harris earned SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
Harris heads to an UAB program fresh off a 24-31 overall and 9-21 Conference USA mark.
The Blazers finished next-to-last in the 12-school conference that features several former Crowder players in different capacities.
The Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles, regular season conference champions at 25-5, are coached by Scott Berry, a Neosho native and former Crowder player. Berry earned coach of the year honors in C-USA for the Golden Eagles’ outstanding season.
Charlotte, who finished 34-24 overall and 18-12 C-USA, features former Crowder pitcher Jonah Patten. Patten went 1-1 with a 6.75 ERA in 12 overall appearances, including two starts.
The 49ers also signed former Crowder pitcher Joey Cooner, who completed his sophomore season with NJCAA Division I All-American third team honors. Cooner finished among national leaders in wins with 11 and posted a 11-2 record with a 2.70 ERA and tallied 106 strikeouts and 27 walks over 83 1/3 innings.
Marshall will feature Harris’ former teammates Elvis Peralta and Michael Guerrero, who signed with the Thundering Herd in the fall early signing period. Peralta earned NJCAA-I All-American first team for an outstanding sophomore season.
The Thundering Herd are coached by former Crowder player Jeff Waggoner, who played two seasons at Crowder before finishing his playing career at Cleveland State.
Seems like Conference USA will be blessed with a Crowder touch next season.