Shane Crain
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Shane Crain

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lexington, Ky.

High School:
Lexington Christian

Last College:
Wabash Valley CC

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 213

Position:
C

Experience:
2L

B/T:
R/R


04/20/2013

Late Rally Lifts No. 8 Baseball to 7-4 Win at St. John's

Cardinals plate two runs in the eighth and four more in the ninth for the victory

04/19/2013

Road Series at St. John's Next for No. 8 Louisville Baseball

Friday at 6 p.m., ET (ESPN3), Saturday at 2:30 p.m. (CBS Sports) and Sunday at noon (ESPN3)

04/17/2013

No. 8 Baseball Cruises Past No. 15 Kentucky, 12-5

Gardner goes 4-for-4 with a home run and four RBI as Cardinals have won three of last four with UK

04/14/2013

Kidston's Gem Paces No. 8 Baseball in 4-0 Win Over Elon

Freshman righty strikes out seven in career best eight shutout innings to move to 5-0

04/13/2013

Young, Bullpen Lead No. 8 Baseball Rally over Elon

Cards' 3B drives in winning run and cranks 3-run HR while relief pitching is spotless

06/16/2014

LOUISVILLE v TEXAS | 2014 CWS

Louisville v Texas | 2014 CWS

06/15/2014

2014 CWS SUNDAY PRACTICE DAY

2014 CWS Sunday Practice Day

06/13/2014

2014 CWS PRACTICE DAY

2014 CWS Practice Day

06/12/2014

2014 CWS ARRIVAL/PRACTICE

2014 CWS Arrival/Practice

06/05/2014

2013 NCAA SUPER REGIONAL MEDIA DAY

2013 NCAA Super Regional Media Day

2014: Closed collegiate career hitting .296 with two home runs and 19 RBI in 22 starts and 37 games played. Doubled, walked and scored once in victory over Kentucky in NCAA Regional title game. Had a pinch hit home run in ninth inning against Houston on May 25 at American Conference Championship. Connected to three-run double in 10-0 win over Cincinnati in regular season finale. Was 3-for-4 with career-best five RBI, two doubles and three runs scored in March 29 win over Butler. Doubled, drove in two and scored once in March 15 win over Samford. Went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in March 8 win over Miami. Singled and scored twice in Louisville's 6-0 win over Eastern Illinois on Feb. 25. Was 2-for-4 with a RBI and one run scored in Feb. 22 series-clinching win over Western Michigan. Connected for second career home run, a three-run shot to left field, in Cardinals' home-opening win over Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 19.

2013: Started 36 games behind the plate and made 41 appearances overall hitting .228 with one home run and 16 RBI. Was 1-for-2 with a single and an RBI in win at Vanderbilt in NCAA Super Regional opener. Singled, walked and had an RBI in win over Bowling Green in NCAA Regional opener. Chipped in with a RBI double in series-opening win at UConn on May 11. Went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored in April 16 win at No. 15 Kentucky. Hit safely in all three wins against Elon from April 12-14. Connected for first career home run, a solo shot to left field, in weekend finale with Elon. Was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in opener with Elon. Singled, walked and added an RBI at WKU on April 9. Doubled in two as Cardinals finished sweep of No. 15 Notre Dame on March 30. Opened series with Irish with two hits on March 28. Was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored in March 20 win over USC. Had RBI single in Cardinals' midweek win over Purdue on March 13. Went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk, two runs scored and an RBI in March 1 win over Kent State. Was 2-for-5 with a run scored in Louisville's win over Purdue at BIG EAST/Big Ten Challenge.

Summer 2012: Selected as an All-Star in the Perfect Game League. Hit .310 with one home run, 23 RBI, eight doubles and 26 runs in 37 games for the Oneonta Outlaws.

2012: Hit .240 with 10 runs scored and six RBI in 25 appearances and 16 starts. Was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in win over Morehead State. Had two hits and scored once at WKU on May 1. Scored three runs after earning three walks in Cards' April 28 win over Connecticut. Making seventh start of the season, singled, walked, had two RBI and scored once in 12-1 win at USF on April 21. Came off the bench for first career double, one RBI and two runs scored in April 17 win at Indiana. Making fifth start of the season, singled, walked and scored twice in April 6 win at Georgetown. Went 1-for-3 in second start of the season in Cards' 3-1 win over Pepperdine on March 3. Made first career start in win against Michigan State on Feb. 19 finishing with a hit.

Before U of L: Played one season at Wabash Valley Community College (Ill.) where he hit .333 with 33 RBI and 16 doubles for the Warriors, who won the Great Rivers Athletic Conference regular season title and was the conference tournament runner-up. Prior to transferring to Wabash, he spent one season at Indiana State (2010), where he redshirted and did not play.

High School: Played four seasons for coach Keith Galloway at Lexington Christian Academy as a catcher, third baseman, shortstop and pitcher. Was named to the All "A" All-Tournament Team as a senior in 2009 and was a two-time all-city selection. Named First Team All-District in 2009 and Second Team All-District in 2008. Also lettered one season in basketball at Lexington Christian.

Personal: Born Shane Calvin Crain on Oct. 21, 1990, in Louisville. Son of Calvin and Carolyn Crain. Has one sibling, Casey. Majoring in equine administration at U of L. After college, he plans to partner with his dad in the horse industry and coach baseball. People with the greatest influence on his career are his parents, who always pushed him to succeed and never give up no matter how difficult it gets. Favorite movies are The Blind Side, 61* and The Patriot. Favorite TV shows include Two and a Half Men and Entourage. Favorite athletes are Josh Hamilton and Nomar Garciaparra. Favorite candy bar is Snickers. Favorite foods include BBQ chicken, mashed potatoes, corn and sweet tea. Favorite team is the Boston Red Sox. Favorite restaurants are Logan's and Raising Cane's. Enjoys listening to country music and classic rock. If he could have dinner with three people, he'd invite Josh Hamilton, Nomar Garciaparra and Mackey Sasser.

Career Stats:

Year

Avg

GP

GS

AB

R

H

2B

3B

HR

RBI

TB

SLG%

BB

HBP

SO

GDP

OB%

SF

SH

SB

ATT

PO

A

E

FLD%

2012

.240

25

16

50

10

12

2

0

0

6

14

.280

8

1

9

1

.344

2

2

0

1

120

12

1

.992

2013

.228

41

36

123

15

28

5

0

1

16

36

.293

12

3

18

3

.309

1

4

1

1

326

36

0

1.000

2014

.296

37

22

81

11

24

9

0

2

19

39

.481

6

1

11

1

.352

0

0

0

0

142

23

4

.976

TOTAL

.252

103

74

254

36

64

16

0

3

41

89

.350

26

5

38

5

.330

3

6

1

2

588

71

5

.992

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