Tompkins Cortland Alums Playing Pro Baseball
June 13, 2013
Former Tompkins Cortland Community College baseball players Billy Crowe (Class of 2011) and Dustin Sandberg (Class of 2011) are continuing their playing careers on the professional level, having signed with the Alpine (Texas) Cowboys of the independent Pecos League. The Cowboys, the 2012 Pecos League champions, are managed by former Tompkins Cortland assistant baseball coach Ryan Stevens.
Crowe was a 2011 all-conference catcher for the Panthers. A two-year starter, he graduated among the all-time Tompkins Cortland leaders in several offensive categories, including most hits, doubles, runs scored, and stolen bases. He attended Virginia Weslyan College after Tompkins Cortland. In 18 games this year with the Cowboys, Crowe is hitting .326 with 11 RBI.
Sandberg was all conference in 2010. He holds several career records for Tompkins Cortland, including most home runs and RBI in a game, season, and career. He is third all-time in slugging percentage and is in the top ten all time for runs scored, hits, double, and triples. Sandberg attended Clarke University (Iowa) after graduating from Tompkins Cortland. He is hitting .250 with a home run in 16 games with Cowboys.