Jun 08, 2018
SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Outfielder Elijah Greene, who finished third among all California state community college hitters during the 2018 season at Mt. San Antonio College, has signed a tender offer and will continue his baseball career at Cal Poly.
Greene, 6-1 and 185 pounds, hit .428 overall, including a .453 average in South Coast Conference play. He also was first in the state in hits (89), second in total bases (139), third in at-bats (208) and fifth in both plate appearances (239) and runs scored (55).
Greene's statistics included 16 doubles, five triples and eight home runs with 46 RBI in 49 games. The left-handed hitter and thrower also was among the state leaders in toughest to strike out, doing so just once every 10.9 plate appearances.
In conference games only, he led the South Coast Conference's North Division in average (.453), on-base percentage (.509), hits (43), runs (28), home runs (four) and RBI (20).
Greene led Mt. San Antonio to a 35-14 overall record, which included a first-place finish in the South Coast Conference's North Division and a spot in the California Community College Final Four.
Last week, Greene was named to the 2018 Pacific Association Southern California All-Region First Team and All-America Second Team. He also earned state All-CCCAA first-team honors and was named Most Valuable Player in the South Coast Conference, earning a spot on the first team.
Greene is a 2016 graduate of Chino Hills High School, where he earned a pair of varsity letters under head coach Kevin Chavez and was named to the All-Baseline League first team as a senior and to the second team as a junior. He was selected to play in the San Gabriel Valley High School Baseball All-League, All-Star Challenge.
Greene hit .371 during his junior season with four doubles, three triples, a trio of home runs and 22 RBI. He also pitched and posted a 3-0 mark with a 4.52 ERA in 2015. Chino Hills was 21-9 overall and reached the championship game of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs. The Huskies were 14-11 in 2016.
Ranked as the No. 13 left-handed pitcher in California by Perfect Game in 2016, Greene signed a National Letter of Intent to attend San Diego State and was a redshirt in 2017 before transferring to Mt. San Antonio College for the 2018 season.
Greene also was recruited by UC Santa Barbara, UC Riverside, Arizona, Seattle, Washington and Long Beach State. He has three years of eligibility remaining and wants to be a pro baseball player or a sports agent.
A 2016 Rawlings-Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-American and California All-Region Second Team selection, Greene played summer ball in 2015 and 2016 for the SoCal Redbirds in Orange County, Calif. and the Clarinda A's in 2017, compiling a 4-1 win-loss record. He also played fall ball for the Yankees Scout Team.
Last November, Cal Poly announced the signings of:
Willie Cano, Infielder, 6-1, 175, Gilbert, Ariz. (Mesquite High School)
AJ Esperanza, Catcher, 6-1, 185, Orange, Calif. (El Modena High School)
Ryan Jameson, Right-Handed Pitcher, 6-2, 175, Hollister, Calif. (San Benito High School)
Zane Lindeman, Right-Handed Pitcher, 6-3, 205, Altadena, Calif. (La Salle High School)
Conagher Sands, Third Base, 6-3, 215, Bakersfield, Calif. (Centennial High School)
Chase Watkins, Left-Handed Pitcher, 6-4, 200, Watsonville, Calif. (St. Francis High School)