- position OF
- height 6-0
- Weight 180
- class Graduate Student
- Hometown Lighthouse Point, Fla.
- Previous School Western Kentucky
• Conference USA Hitter of Week (5/1/23)
PRIOR TO KENTUCKY
Played in 143 games at Western Kentucky after a one-season stop in junior college…Batted .289 in 477 at bats and started 127 games…Scored 95 runs, drove in 64, smacked 31 doubles, three triples and nine home runs…Posted an .802 OPS and stole 32 bases…Made just nine errors over three seasons.
2023 (Western Kentucky)
Appeared in 57 games making 56 starts at center field … Produced a .314 / .400 / .454 slash line with 57 runs, 72 hits, 16 doubles, two triples, and four home runs with 31 RBI … Ranked third in CUSA in stolen bases going 20-for-23 … Was named CUSA Hitter of the Week after posting a .500 batting average with a 1.142 OPS in four games with eight hits, eight runs, five RBI, five stolen bases, and a sacrifice bunt to contribute to a sweep over Charlotte (5/1) … Recorded a season-high seven at-bats against Florida Atlantic (4/22) … Stole a season-high three stolen bases against Charlotte (4/28).
2022 (Western Kentucky)
Appeared in 45 games and made 39 starts in the outfield … Produced a .287 /.395 /.412 slash line with 17 runs, 39 hits, six doubles, one triple, and three home runs … Was a perfect 9-for-9 on stolen bases.
2021 (Western Kentucky)
Appeared in 41 games while starting 32 primarily in center field … Produced a .241/.312.375 slash line … Added 21 runs, 12 RBI, nine doubles, nine walks and two home runs … Recorded a season-high three hits and four runs while tying a season-high with three RBI against Bowling Green (3/14) … Tallied 87 putouts and three assists in the field … Produced a season-high nine putouts against FIU (4/1).
JUNIOR COLLEGE (at Polk State)
Played in 17 games during his lone season with the team … Produced a .297/.348/.484 slash line … Added 14 RBI, 13 runs, eight stolen bases and two home runs … Tallied 27 putouts with no errors in the field.
Lettered four years in baseball … Two-time All-County First Team member … 2018 FACA All-State selection … Recorded a .500 batting average while scoring 32 runs as a junior … Hit .420 to go along with five home runs and 34 runs as a senior…Played for Jason Hamilton at Cardinal Gibbons…Also played football.
Full name is Ty Willis Crittenberger…Son of Kelly and Debbie…Has five older siblings: Jennifer, Jack, Katie, Townsend and Mackenzie…Jennifer played soccer at Florida Gulf Coast University, Jack played baseball at Charleston Southern and Mackenzie currently plays soccer at NC State…Majoring in Sports Psychology… Biggest thrill in sports is stealing home…Favorite athlete is Michael Jordan because he exemplifies the epitome of being competitive…Hobbies include hiking and exercising…Great grandfather was a 2-star Lieutenant General in the United States Army.
*WKU Athletics Communications contributed to this bio