Wally Crancer
5-11, 215
B/L, T/R
Riverside, Calif.
(Norco HS/Riverside JC)

Retired from professional baseball 5/4/10.

Transfer from Riverside Junior College who took advantage of opportunities to enjoy solid Tech debut in 2006.

2007: Selected as a team co-captain for senior season....hit safely in his first seven games of the season, including six multi-hit games along with four home runs....overall, hit .469 during February....went 1-for-2 with a walk along with a stolen base against catcher Brian McCann during 2/28 game vs. Atlanta Braves....collected four hits vs. Rutgers 3/3....drove in runs in nine consecutive games 2/11 to 3/3....hit safely in 11 straight games 4/27 to 5/17....went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI 5/12 at North Carolina....hit .436 with 16 RBI during May....selected by Baltimore Orioles in 12th round (369th overall) of June Draft and signed professional contract 6/12....went 3-for-4, including first professional home run, 7/2 vs. Brooklyn....suffered leg injury 7/3....returned to lineup 7/11 and delivered two-run homer vs. Williamsport....overall, hit safely in nine straight games 6/28 to 7/13....endured 0-for-17 slump 7/30 to 8/6 and again 8/17 to 8/21.

2006: Moved into a regular starting slot in the outfield with the injury to Danny Payne and started the last 21 games of the season....Started nine games in left field before moving to right field for the last 15 games of the season....Hit first collegiate home run 3/4 vs. Rutgers....Went 3-for-5 with a home run at N.C. State 3/18....Also went 3-for-5 with a home run in a win over Western Carolina 3/29....Had a pinch-hit home run vs. Clemson (4/16)....Went 4-for-11 with four RBI in the series vs. Duke (5/12-5/14)....Hit .500 (7-for-14) in Tech's series win over Miami (5/18-5/20)....Hit a grand slam in the middle game of the series against the Hurricanes....Went 2-for-3 with two walks and two runs against the College of Charleston (6/10) in the final game of the NCAA Super Regional....Was 3-for-5 with two doubles against Clemson in the College World Series (6/16).

2005: Hit .346 with three home runs and 22 RBI in 36 games for Riverside Junior College....spent the summer with the Portland, Oregon-based Aloha Knights for the inaugural season of the West Coast Collegiate Baseball League and helped team to a berth in the National Baseball Congress World Series in Wichita....finished the regular season with nine assists from his position in right field to lead all WCCBL outfielders in that category....named first-team All-WCCBL and team MVP....led or tied for the team lead in nine offensive categories including at bats (180), hits (58), doubles (12), triples (1), home runs (3), slugging percentage (.450), RBI (27), on base percentage (.406) and average (.322).

2004: Enrolled at Riverside Junior College....led RJC in batting (.340), hits (50), triples (5), home runs (9) and stolen bases (9) to earn first-team all-Orange Empire Conference honors....Played for Covington Lumberjacks of Valley League during the summer and hit team-leading .302 with seven home runs and 24 RBI while being named to the Valley League All-Star team.

2003: Red-shirted as a freshman at UC-Riverside.

High School: A three-year letter-winner for coach Gary Parcell at Norco High School in Norco, Calif....A two-time first-team all-Riverside County honoree....hit .469 with 13 homers to gain First Team All-Mountain View honors as a senior in 2002....Batted .440 as a junior and .375 as a sophomore....Also lettered in football and soccer.

Personal: Walter A. Crancer....Born July 7, 1984....Son of Walt and Lynn Crancer....Sister Lindsey plays soccer at Chapman University....Majoring in Management.

 Georgia Tech Statistics
 Year   AVG  GP-GS    AB   R   H  2B  3B  HR RBI   BB  SO  SB-ATT  FLD%
 2006  .321  53-36   159  32  51  11   0   6  30   17  24   2-2   .965
 2007  .363  54-54   215  40  78  11   0   8  52   25  27   1-2  1.000 
 2007  .345 107-90   374  72 129  22   0  14  82   42  51   3-4   .982