Spent two years at Georgia Tech after playing two years at Riverside (Calif.) Community College ... A power hitting corner outfielder with a very good throwing arm ... Earned a starting position in the outfield early in his first season on the Flats after beginning his career at Tech as the starting designated hitter ... Split time in right field and as the DH his senior year.
2007: One of two co-captains on the team ... Finished the year second on the team in average and RBI and third in slugging percentage, on base percentage, hits, home runs and total bases ... Primarily hit in the cleanup spot in the lineup ... Hit safely in 41 games on the year while posting 26 multi-hit (including 10 of the last 13) and 13 multi-RBI games ... Finished the year with a .469 average in his last 16 games ... Went 3-for-8 with a home run in the season opening series at Georgia Southern (2/10-2/11) ... Had three hits, including a home run, two runs and two RBI against Illinois-Chicago (2/18) ... Went 7-for-11 with three doubles, two home runs and eight RBI in the series against Duquesne (2/23-2/25) ... Also had a 1.455 slugging percentage and a .733 on base percentage against the Dukes ... Had one of Tech's two hits and reached base twice in an exhibition game against the Atlanta Braves ... Went 3-for-6 with an RBI and two runs scored in Tech's 18-12 win over Rutgers (3/2) ... Posted a career-high four hits and drove in three runs in the second game against the Scarlet Knights (3/3) ... Had five hits, two walks, two runs and an RBI against Boston College (3/16-3/18) ... Collected three hits and had two runs and two RBI in Tech's 16-6 win over Maryland (3/31) ... Hit .417 with two doubles and five RBI against NC State (4/20-4/22) ... Went 6-for-11 with three RBI against Clemson (4/27-4/29) ... Hit .467 with a double and six RBI in the series at USF (5/5-5/7) ... Went 7-for-13 against N. 4 North Carolina (5/11-5/13) ... Had four hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs in the middle game of the series against the `Heels ... Had two hits, including a two-run HR, vs. No. 3 Florida State (5/17) ... Tied the ACC Tournament game against UNC with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning ... Went 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored in that game.
2006: Hit .321 with 6 home runs and 30 RBI for the season ... Moved into a regular starting outfielder's role 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 ... 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) ... Was 3-for-9 in the series at Maryland (3/31-4/1) ... 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 Tech's 14-5 win 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 ... Went 3-for-5 with two doubles against Clemson in the College World Series (6/16)
Junior College: Lettered two years at Riverside Community College ... Hit .340 with nine home runs and 40 RBI as a freshman and earned first-team all-conference honors ... Batted .346 with three homers as a sophomore and was a preseason All-America selection.
High School: A three-year letterwinner for coach Gary Parcell at Norco High School ... A two-time first-team all-Riverside County honoree ... Hit .469 with 13 home runs as a senior ... Batted .440 as a junior and .375 as a sophomore ... Also lettered in football and soccer.
Personal: Full name is Walter A. Crancer ... Born July 7, 1984 ... Son of Walt and Lynn Crancer ... Sister Lindsey plays soccer at Chapman University ... Majoring in Management.
Year G-GS AB R H Avg. 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB SO SB-A Fld% 2006 53-36 159 32 51 .321 11 0 6 30 80 .503 17 24 2-2 .965 2007 54-54 215 40 78 .363 11 0 8 52 113 .526 25 27 1-2 1.000 Totals 107-90 374 72 12* .345 22 0 14 82 193 .516 42 51 3-4 .982