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.

For more updates, check back at ledger-enquirer.com and pick up Wednesday's issue of the Ledger-Enquirer.

Ledger-Enquirer is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere in the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

Commenting FAQs | Terms of Service