Former Bulldog Cingrani Earns First MLB Victory

Tony Cingrani
Tony Cingrani. (PHOTO SUPPLIED)

South Holland, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Former South Suburban College pitcher Tony Cingrani (6’4”, LHP, Lincolnway Central) earned his first major league win on April 18 as the Cincinnati Reds defeated the Florida Marlins 11-1. Cingrani pitched five innings allowing one run and striking out eight. He was just called up this week to join the Reds’ starting rotation.

The 24 year-old Cingrani played for the Bulldogs from 2008-09 and holds the SSC record for most career strikeouts with 194.  Following his 2009 season with the Bulldogs, Cingrani transferred to Rice University where he pitched for the perennial powerhouse Owls for two years.  In 2011, Cingrani was drafted in the third round by the Reds, and in 2012 he was called up to the big leagues at the end of the year to pitch out of the bullpen. His next start will be next week against the Chicago Cubs.

For more information about Cingrani or SSC Baseball, please contact Head Coach Steve Ruzich at (708) 596-2000, ext. 2413 or email [email protected].  SSC is located at 15800 South State Street, South Holland, Illinois.