South Suburban’s Greenfield drafted by Red Sox
July 12, 2012 3:22PM
Updated: August 16, 2012 6:05AM
Joe Greenfield, a right-handed pitcher who pitched at South Suburban College in 2012 and prepped at Sandburg High School, was selected in the 22nd round by the Boston Red Sox in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft recently. Greenfield’s record was 6-5 on the mound with 107 strikeouts, breaking the school record held by Tony Cingrani (a Lincoln-Way Central and Rice University product and a third-round pick of Cincinnati Reds in the 2011 Baseball Draft).
Greenfield, an Orland Park native, helped the Bulldogs capture their ninth Regional Championship this spring. He has accepted a baseball scholarship to Eastern Illinois University for the fall.
“Joe was a hard working player that feared no opponent and lived to be in pressure situations,” South Suburban coach Steve Ruzich. “Joe will excel at the next level because of his tremendous work ethic.”
Greenfield is the 21st Bulldogs baseball player drafted under Ruzich at SSC. He will also represent the 221st baseball student-athlete that has moved on to a four-year institution under Ruzich’s guidance.
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