Left-Handed Pitcher
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 185
Year: Junior
City/State: Colby, Kan.
Other College: Seward County CC


Honors & Awards
2005 MLB 46th-round Draft Pick (San Francisco)
Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll (Fall 2005)

2006 Outlook: The only junior college addition to the NU pitching staff, left-hander Jared Cranston looks to be an impact newcomer this spring Earned first-team All-Jayhawk league honors in 2005, going 6-2 with 101 strikeouts in 77.1 innings Was picked by the San Francisco Giants in the 46th round of the 2005 MLB First-Year Player Draft Impressed the coaching staff with an outstanding work ethic Could fill a number of roles on the staff, from weekend starter to someone who could be used multiple times during a Big 12 series.

Seward County CC/Colby High School: Cranston was one of the top pitchers in the Jayhawk League pitching for Coach Galen McSpedden at Seward County CC Earned first-team Jayhawk West All-Conference in 2005, after posting a 6-2 record with a save and a 2.68 ERA Ranked fourth among junior college pitchers in strikeouts with 101 over 77.1 innings in helping Seward rank 21st nationally in the polls Was named NJCAA Pitcher of the Week after fanning 12 over six innings against Cloud County CC Helped Seward CC to a fifth-place finish at the 2004 NJCAA World Series, going 2-0 with a save, as he struck out 21 in 19.2 innings Pitched for Coach Bob Steinkamp’s Beatrice Bruins over the summer, going 4-3 with a save and a 3.50 ERA, leading the Bruins in innings (61.2) and strikeouts (79) Earned first-team all-state honors in each of his last two seasons for Coach Kevin Cox at Colby High School, compiling a 17-1 record Was 8-0 with a 0.20 ERA as a senior, as he struck out 84 in 55 innings for the No. 1 ranked team in the state Earned first-team academic all-state honors in high school Selected NU over a host of schools, including TCU, St. John’s, Kansas State, New Orleans and Alabama.

Personal: Born on April 18, 1985, in Colby, Kan. Parents are John and Carla Cranston Has two brothers (Jake and Jordon) and one sister (Jodi) Majors in geography and has a 3.031 GPA.

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