The following student athletes have signed letters of commitment to attend South Suburban College next fall. These players join an impressive legacy of SSC Bulldogs Baseball. The current student athletes’ graduation rate is 75% and some of whom have gone on to study and compete higher levels including the Major Leagues.
Head Baseball Coach Steve Ruzich has coached eleven All-Americans including 2013 1st team Steve Letz and 2006 1st team (and present assistant coach) Lee Fischer, who was also voted best defensive player in the nation that year. As a player himself, “Coach Ru” was named second team All-American Catcher, All-District Catcher and All-Area Catcher.
SSC has had 305 players have continued on to four-year college programs. 24 of Bulldog baseball players were drafted by major league teams including six players that have reached the big leagues including Rob Mackowiak, Tim Brydak, Ron Mahay and Tony Cingrani. Cingrani is currently pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers.
These recruits will be on the upcoming Summer/Fall baseball roster.
David Barron (signed 2020)
David is a left-hander from Canada who pitched and played first base for HR Sports Training Centre and Winnipeg South Chiefs 18U in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Vince Borrelli (signed 2020)
A right-handed pitcher, Vince is from Victor A. Andrew High School in Tinley Park, IL.
Jacob Bosse (signed 2020)
Jacob is an left-handed pitcher from Crown Point (IN) High School.
Anthony Caldanaro (signed 2020)
Anthony is a right-handed pitcher playing for Homewood Flossmoor High School.
Tanner Dawson (signed 2020)
Another Canadian, Tanner is an right-handed pitcher and shortstop from South Central High School in Waywayseecappo, Manitoba. He played summer ball for Milwaukee Brewers Scout Team – Canada 16U.
Noah Gulley (signed 2020)
Noah plays outfield for Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, NV.
Ethan Habetler (signed 2020)
Ethan plays first and third base for West De Pere High School in Wisconsin.
Ty Johnson (signed 2020)
Ty is an outfielder for Baseball Alberta from Calgary, Alberta in Canada.
Alberto Lamas (signed 2020)
A right-handed pitcher, Alberto is from Joliet Catholic Academy in Joliet, IL.
Cupertino Mejia (signed 2020)
An outfielder, Cupertino plays for Oak Forest (IL) High School.
Donavan Noble (signed 2020)
Donavan is a middle infielder from the Gwendolyn Brooks College Preparatory Academy in Chicago, IL.
Nick Scroppo (signed 2020)
Nick is a catcher from Peotone (IL) High School.
Tyler Smith (signed 2020)
Tyler is from St. Andrews, Manitoba, Canada. He’s a right-handed pitcher for Baseball Manitoba 18U.
Joseph Virruso (signed 2020)
Joseph plays outfield for Oak Lawn (IL) High School.