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2014: Appeared in three games (all in relief) during first season with the Pirate program ... Worked a combined full one inning surrendering two runs (both earned) on three hits for a 18.00 ERA ... Made collegiate debut against Campbell (Feb. 18) walking one and hitting another ... Tossed a career-long one inning against NC Central (Mar. 26) giving up two runs (both earned) on three hits with a strikeout ... Last outing was against High Point (May 13) where he faced one batter ... In games pitched, ECU posted a 3-0 record outscoring opponents 27-12 ... 2014 Summer: Played for the Lakeshore Chinooks of the Northwoods League helping them to a 50-21 record, which included a perfect 7-0 run through the playoffs to claim the league title in just the teams third year of existence ... Posted a 6-3 record with a 2.78 ERA in 55 innings ... Closed out his summer working into the sixth inning in six consecutive starts recording a 5-0 record with 20 strikeouts, while allowing just six earned runs in 38.1 innings (1.41 ERA) ... To go along with the league title, the Chinooks were named Perfect Game's Summer Collegiate Team-of-the-Year.
Franklin High School: Six-time letterwinner (baseball 4, basketball 2) and two-time baseball captain (junior, senior) ... Helped coach Jim Hughes and the Sabers to 90 wins over a four-year period and a pair of Wisconsin State Summer Championships (2010-11) ... As a freshman posted a 5-2 record with 44 strikeouts and a 5.60 ERA in 40 innings ... During sophomore campaign sported a 5-1 ledger with 64 punch outs and a 2.45 ERA in 54.2 innings ... Earned honorable mention all-conference honors ... Participated in the 2011 USSSA All-American Games ... Named team captain as a junior ... Lowered his ERA to 1.97 with 73 strikeouts in 46.1 innings ... Posted a 4-4 record on the mound on his way to first team all-conference and second-team all-state honors ... Named 2012 Preseason High Honorable Mention Underclassmen All-American by Perfect Game ... As a senior earned First-Team All-Greater Metro honors after posting a 3-0 record on the mound ... Pitched in four games posting a 0.00 ERA with 29 strikeouts and five walks in 19.0 innings ... Named Second-Team All-Central Regional by Perfect Game ... Following senior campaign listed as the top left-hander and the overall No. 3 prospect in the state of Wisconsin by Perfect Game ... Played summer ball for Coach R.J. Fergus and the Hitters Baseball club posting a 3-1 record with a 0.94 ERA and 52 strikeouts in 37.1 innings ... Earned 2012 Second-Team All- State Summer honors ... Member of the Chicago Scouts Association team in the fall where he was a perfect 3-0 on the mount with a 1.80 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 25 innings for Coach John Sarna ... Named to the 2012 WWBA World Championship All-Tournament Team ... Tossed four scoreless innings with nine punch outs at the 2012 WWBA Kernels Foundation Championships earning all-tournament team honors ... Participated in the 2011 PG WWBA Underclassmen World Championships (Ft. Myers, Fla.), 2011-12 PG WWBA World Championships (Jupiter, Fla.) and the 2011-12 PG WWBA Kernels Foundation Championships (Cedar Rapids, Iowa) ... Named team captain as a senior for basketball team ... Three-time honor roll member.
Personal: Full name is Evan Jacob Kruczynski ... Born Mar. 31, 1995 ... Son of Tammy and Jeff Kruczynski ... Has one sibling (Taylor) ... Majoring in recreation and park management ... Named to ECU Director of Athletics Honor Roll in Fall of 2014.