CVCC pitcher Jeff Shields selected by Arizona Diamondbacks in seventh round

cwhite@ledger-enquirer.comJune 8, 2010 

The Arizona Diamondbacks selected Chattahoochee Valley Community College right-handed pitcher Jeff Shields in the seventh round of the MLB draft on Tuesday.

Shields, a Georgia signee who played high school baseball at Central Gwinnett, went 12-2 with a 1.60 ERA in his sophomore season at CVCC, struck out 98 and improved his velocity from the mid-80s to the mid- to low-90s.

Shields told the Ledger-Enquirer on Sunday that he would have to consider the offer before deciding to turn pro or go to Georgia for his junior season.

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