Joe Fields maintained a relationship with USC Salkehatchie throughout his high school years. In the end, the contact paid off.
The Battery Creek senior will play baseball for the Indians after first meeting USCS coach Bubba Dorman two years ago. Former Battery Creek and USCS baseball player Randolph Brown made the initial introductions.
Fields said he would like to play shortstop for the Indians if given the opportunity. He played the position three seasons for the Dolphins before moving to center field before his senior season.
"It was something I offered to do to better the team," Fields said. "I liked it."
Fields hit .318 for the Dolphins his senior season, driving in 18 runs. He also stole 18 bases.
He said he will play summer ball before reporting to USCS in August.
Name: Joe Fields
High school: Battery Creek
High school coach: Daniel Tooman
College: USC Salkehatchie
Probable major: Sports administration
About USC Salkehatchie: The Indians finished 19-29 during the 2011 baseball season and 6-18 in NJCAA Region 10.
Why USC Salkehatchie? "(The coach) is a good guy," Fields said. "And I just think that's my best chance for college ball."
Other schools considered: Voorhees
Other high school sports played: None
Accolades: All-region selection for 2009 and 2010 seasons