Matt Cronin

Draft day dream comes true for Cronin

Draft day dream comes true for Cronin

Matt Cronin believed for a long time the day would come when he’d have an opportunity to be taken in the Major League Baseball Draft. Cronin’s belief turned into a reality early Tuesday afternoon. Washington selected the ace closer of the Arkansas Razorbacks and Navarre alum in the fourth round. The moment is historic. Picked […]

Collegiate National Team next stop for Cronin

Collegiate National Team next stop for Cronin

Matt Cronin isn’t done playing baseball yet. His next stop is North Carolina. He arrived there this past weekend to join the Team USA Collegiate National team. Cronin and his teammates will play a handful of games in the United States before wrapping up with a trip to Cuba July 10-15  for the USA vs. […]

Razorbacks’ run to title ends in heartbreak

Razorbacks’ run to title ends in heartbreak

The dream of a championship ended Thursday night for the Arkansas Razorbacks. In a winner-take-all Game 3 of the College World Series, Arkansas came up empty in a 5-0 loss to Oregon State at TD Ameritrade Park in Omaha. The momentum of this best-of-three series swung a night earlier. Navarre grad Matt Cronin was on […]

Arkansas’ championship dream on hold – game 3 tonight

Arkansas’ championship dream on hold – game 3 tonight

Championship glory is on hold. At least for now. With Arkansas holding a 3-2 lead and one out away from its first national championship in school history, the Razorbacks couldn’t close the door on Oregon State, which rallied for a 5-3 victory and kept its own hopes for a title alive. The two teams will […]

Cronin, Razorbacks earn shot at championship

Cronin, Razorbacks earn shot at championship

Goodbye Florida. Hello national championship opportunity. With a spot in the College World Series final on the line Friday night, Arkansas earned a title shot with a 5-2 win over the Gators at Ameritrade Park in Omaha. Clutch pitching by Matt Cronin over the final two innings helped Arkansas defeat the reigning champs on a […]

Cronin embraces role as Arkansas’ closer

Cronin embraces role as Arkansas’ closer

Arkansas’ charter bus is loaded up and ready to roll out of Fayetteville on a 90-degree Thursday afternoon in June. The ultimate destination is Omaha, Neb., the home of the NCAA College World Series. But first up is a trip to Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport and a charter flight to Nebraska. As Matt Cronin settles […]

Arkansas wins its College World Series opener

Arkansas wins its College World Series opener

Arkansas is one step closer to a national championship. The Razorbacks rolled past Texas 11-5 Sunday in their College World Series opener at Amritrade Park in Omaha. Navarre’s Matt Cronin is the team’s closer and has played a key role in its success this season. But he did not make an appearance in Sunday’s game. […]

Cronin notches another save as Razorbacks win regional

Cronin notches another save as Razorbacks win regional

Matt Cronin rose to the occasion for Arkansas in the regional final against Dallas Baptist Sunday night at Baum Stadium in Fayetteville. The sophomore out of Navarre worked the final two innings of the Razorbacks’ 4-3 win, striking out four, including the side in the eighth, while allowing just one run on three hits. The […]

Cronin part of no-hitter effort in SEC tournament

Cronin part of no-hitter effort in SEC tournament

Matt Cronin pitched his way into SEC history Thursday night, combining with two other pitchers to help the Arkansas Razorbacks knock off Auburn 12-0 in an elimination game in the conference tournament Thursday night. The former Navarre standout struck out six batters in three innings of work. Dominic Taccolini and Josh Alberius were also part of […]

Cronin adjusting to life as a college pitcher at Arkansas

Cronin adjusting to life as a college pitcher at Arkansas

Matt Cronin made his college baseball debut for Arkansas in March at the Frisco Classic in Texas. He came into the game against Nebraska in the final inning and, interestingly enough, he wasn’t nervous. “I wouldn’t say I was nervous,” Cronin said. “The only problem I had was getting over excited and not wanting to […]

Raiders focused on 2016 season

Raiders focused on 2016 season

Arguably, the 2015 Navarre baseball season was the most successful in school history. It included the program’s first 20- win season, the first district title since 2002 and a regional semifinal appearance. While all of those accomplishments are impressive, second-year head coach Scott Murphy has moved on from the successes of 2015. “We aren’t talking […]