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 last pitched for the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2018.
These recruits will be on the upcoming Summer/Fall baseball roster.
Mark Tor (signed 2022)
Mark is a Right-handed pitcher from Lockport High School in Lockport, IL.
David Zaragoza (signed 2022)
David is a Right-handed pitcher from Lockport High School in Lockport, IL.
Caden Podgorski (signed 2022)
Caden is an Infielder from Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, IL.
Shane Jones (signed 2022)
Shane is a First Basemen from Homewood Flossmoor High School in Flossmoor, IL.
Connor Wong (signed 2022)
Connor is an Outfielder from Foothills Composite High School in Okotoks, Alberta, Canada.
Nathaniel Macnamara (signed 2022)
Nathaniel is a Catcher from Northern Secondary High School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
Dylan Duguay (signed 2022)
Dylan is an Infielder from Lord Secondary High School in Canada.
Hector Galvan (signed 2022)
Hector is a Right Handed Pitcher from Thornton Fractional South High School in Lansing, IL.
Mason Dunlop (signed 2022)
Mason is an Infielder from Lincoln Way Central High School in New Lenox, IL.
Dominic Chillmon (signed 2022)
Dominic is a Right Handed Pitcher from Shepard High School in Palos Heights, IL.
Trent Duncan (signed 2022)
Trent is a Right Handed Pitcher/Outfielder from Eastside Secondary School in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.
Evan Pearce (signed 2022)
Evan is an Outfielder from Oak Hill High School in Converse, IN.
Gavin Terry (signed 2022)
Gavin is an Outfielder from Gwendolyn Brooks College Prepatory Academy in Chicago, IL.