UCSD starting pitcher takes talent overseas

    UCSD starting pitcher Alex Cremidan has proven to be a solid force for Triton baseball, and he is trying to make a name for himself overseas as well. Cremidan is in Europe this summer pitching for the Greek national team.

    Courtesy of UCSD Athletics

    Cremidan earned all-conference honors last year in his junior season. After being hampered by injuries during his sophomore year, he helped anchor last year’s strong pitching staff with a 7-2 record and an earned run average of 3.07. He struck out 71 opposing batters while walking just 28 in 67.1 innings of work.

    “”He leads our rotation,”” UCSD head coach Dan O’Brien said. “”He probably could have been drafted last season if school weren’t so important to him.””

    When he returns to the Tritons in the fall, Cremidan’s experience on the Greek team should help him lead UCSD to success.

    After proving their critics wrong last season and missing the playoffs by just one game, the Tritons hope Cremidan and the rest of their solid rotation will be able to give UCSD a chance to advance to the postseason during the upcoming year.

    Cremidan, who must deal with new adversities while pitching at the national level, will return to the Tritons after learning how to handle the pressure of representing a nation as he does for the Greek national baseball team, as well as being in a larger spotlight.

    After graduating next June, Cremidan will likely be heading to the minor leagues. There he will look to kick start his professional Major League Baseball career.

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