Every young kid who is an athlete usually dreams of making it big in their sport by going to a top college and then eventually turning pro. Eighteen-year-old Treven Crowley of Newman recently took the next step to making that dream a reality.
The talented right-handed pitcher, who attends and plays for Hilmar High, recently signed a letter of intent to play at Division I Fresno State.
He is also being looked at by nearly a dozen Major League Baseball teams, Crowley reported.
For Crowley, years of hard work in the sport he loves are paying dividends.
Crowley, the son of Jon and Martha Crowley, first picked up the game at 3 years of age as a tee-baller, and discovered a passion for the sport.
“It all really just came naturally to me,” Said Crowley. “I noticed myself really progressing a lot as I got older too.”
Crowley had a role model and inspiration growing up as he followed the career of his older brother Terance Marin, who is currently with the Tijuana Toros, a Triple A team in the Mexican League.
“I would watch the practices that my older brother was at during his high school days and then eventually to his college career and just learned so much from him,” Crowley told Mattos Newspapers.
As he gained knowledge of the game under the mentoring of his older brother, Crowley started to play up in age against older players.
“This is where I felt myself getting better by not playing against kids my age,” he noted.
Crowley is a talented pitcher who has received numerous awards and also getting looked at by colleges since he was a freshman in high school.
Schools such as UC Davis, San Jose State, UCLA, and Sacramento State expressed interest during his high school days, but on the advice of his father waited until his senior year to commit. As he did offers from Arizona, Oregon, South Carolina, Texas, and Fresno State came in.
“I was so proud of him. I would push him to do his best and to stay focused on the field and in the classroom but overall it was all him who put in all the work and time to get to where he is today,” said his father.
Crowley said he chose Fresno State in part because of its proximity to home - and also because of the comfortable home away from home feel of the school.
He is continuing a regimented training routine for his senior season and, beyond, college baseball.
He trains and lifts for 90 minutes three days a week, eats properly and works on baseball mechanics and arm care.
Crowley also noted that there are really no days off to him, as his mind set and mentality is to always stay active.
As the baseball season approaches in the spring Crowley is ready to produce more.
“Now it is strictly baseball and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for me,” he concluded.