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SSC Baseball Team wins Regional Tournament

5/15/2012

Top photo: The SSC Baseball Team (35-22) won the NJCAA Division I Region IV-A Tournament after defeating Kishwaukee College 11-10 Monday afternoon at Bulldog Field.

Middle: Coach Steve Ruzich was presented with his 9th Coach of the Year Award by SSC President George Dammer.

Bottom: John Livingston (1B, Highland, IN) was named the NJCAA Division I Region IV-A Tournament MVP after hitting .833 (10-12) in three games this weekend.


Bulldogs to host Midwest District Tourney this weekend.

SOUTH HOLLAND, IL – The South Suburban College Baseball Team (35-22) won the NJCAA Division I Region IV-A Tournament after defeating Kishwaukee College 11-10 Monday afternoon at Bulldog Field. The Bulldogs will now host the Midwest District Tournament this weekend (Saturday and Sunday) with the winner advancing to the National Tournament in Colorado.

The Bulldogs earned the District Tournament berth with a walk-off two-out, two-strike single by Craig Austgen (SS, Lowell, IN) scoring the tying and go-ahead runs. It was a back and forth battle all afternoon with Kishwaukee setting up the wild finish by scoring four runs in the top half of the 9th to take a 10-9 lead. Winning pitcher Joe Greenfield (RHP, Orland Park, IL) came in relief and gave up the tying and go ahead runs before getting the final out in the 9th. Greenfield was also the winning pitcher on Sunday after throwing a 10-0, five inning shutout over Kishwaukee.

John Livingston (1B, Highland, IN) was named the Tournament MVP after hitting .833 (10-12) in three games this weekend. Coach Steve Ruzich was presented with his 9th Coach of the Year Award.

The District Tournament is a three team, double-elimination tournament and will open with Iowa Western (#1 in the nation) vs. John Logan Saturday at 10:00 a.m. The Bulldogs will play the loser at 1:00 p.m. and the winner at 4:00 p.m. Saturday. The District Championship Game will be held on Sunday.

For more information or to register please contact Coach Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413 or email SRuzich@ssc.edu . SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.

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