Former SIU player signs with the Phillies

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - Great news for newly drafted former SIU first baseman Chris Serritella.

Serritella, who was drafted in the fourth round by the Phillies, has signed with the National League ballclub.  He will begin rookie camp next week in Lakeland, Florida.

He has also been named National Collegiate Baseball Writers of America district five player of the year.  He was one of nine players to earn this national honor.

Serritella beat out all college  players from Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, and Wisconsin.

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