2007: Played in 36 games, making 29 starts...All but nine of his starts were as designated hitter...Hit .267 with 13 runs scored, six doubles, four home runs and 21 RBI...Tied for first on the team in home runs...Ranked third on the team with a .422 slugging percentage...Had a career-high four hits when he went 4-for-5 with two runs, two doubles and one RBI...Knocked in four runs with a pair of doubles at Indiana State (5/18)...Posted multiple-hits on seven occasions...Hit safely in three of his first five games as a Saluki...Had all but two of his doubles in league games.
Pre-SIU: Transferred to SIU from Rend Lake College, where he hit over .300 in two seasons...Hit .329 with nine home runs as a freshman and .345 with seven homers as a sophomore...Prior to that, he was named the Southern Illinoisan Player-of-the-Year at nearby Harrisburg High School...Also earned all-state and all-conference honors as a prep...Hit .478 with 12 home runs and 66 RBI en route to leading the Bulldogs to a 35-5 record and state championship as a senior...As a junior, he hit .370 with 11 home runs and 49 RBI, as HHS went 40-2 and finished runner-up in the state...Is the Bulldogs' single-season and career home run leader...Was an all-conference honoree in football, as well.
Personal: Full name is Christopher Lee Crank...Majors in Administration of Justice...Born September 17, 1985...Son of Ronnie and Mary Crank.
Last Updated February 7, 2008
Chris Crank's Career Statistics at SIU