N. Texas Baseball Star Robbed of His College World Series Ring

Former Flower Mound pitcher robbed at gunpoint after leaving a bar

A North Texas native who was a pitcher at Rice University was robbed at gunpoint as he left a Dallas bar on Saturday night.

Justin Crowder said he wasn't upset the robbers took his money; he was more upset they took one of his most prized possessions, his College World Series Ring.

"It's a sentimental piece for me. Baseball is something I've done my entire life and I look at that ring and I see my successes," the 29-year-old man said after the robbery.

Crowder said he was leaving the Capitol Pub on Henderson Avenue when a car blocked him and three armed men got out of the vehicle and forced him into their car.  One man followed them in Crowder's 2007 Sebring. The robbers drove Crowder to four ATMs where Crowder withdrew as much cash as he could.

The hour-long ride came to an end when Crowder's bank stopped allowing withdrawals and the men dropped him off on a street near Southern Methodist University.  In addition to his College World Series Ring, he said the men took his watch, his money and his car.

"I just gave them what they wanted and hoped they'd set me free," Crowder said.

Police said they do not have any suspects in the case.

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