UTICA, Mich.- Another former member of the Southeastern University baseball team has signed a professional contract. Former Fire shortstop Adam De La Cruz (Class of 2019) has signed with the Utica Unicorns of the United Shores Professional Baseball League.
De La Cruz was a two-year standout for SEU, playing a key part in leading the Fire to the 2018 Avista-NAIA World Series Championship.
The Bronx, New York native is coming off a senior campaign in which he belted .340 at the plate, registered 21 doubles, hit seven home runs, drove in 53 runs, and posted a .963 fielding percentage in 60 starts at shortstop.
Per the USPBL history page, the league launched in May 2016 as an innovative developmental finishing school for players seeking to make it to the Majors. The teams are comprised of top-level college baseball players from around the country.
Each of the four teams in the league plays a 50-game regular season schedule from May-September, with an all-star game and championship game to follow.
Other former SEU baseball players Dan Valerio and Noah Strohl spent time in the USPBL earlier this summer.
De La Cruz and the Unicorns take on the Eastside Diamond Hoppers tonight at 7:05 p.m. You can follow along with the rest of their season here.