• Justin Greene
    Justin Greene

Greene to continue baseball career at Louisiana Lafayette

YUMA, Arizona – Former Mitchell High School varsity baseball standout Justin Greene is set to start a new chapter in his life and baseball career. 

Greene, who graduated from Mitchell in 2017 and went to Arizona Western College on a baseball scholarship, will transfer to the University of Louisiana Lafayette next fall. 

Greene, who made the most recent list of top-100 junior college baseball prospects, said a few Division I schools and a couple of smaller universities expressed interest in him. 

Greene narrowed his final two choices down to Louisiana and Campbell University in Buies Creek, North Carolina, and said his visit to the Louisiana campus this past month sealed the deal. 

“After looking at the baseball and training facilities, I was really impressed,” he said. “I had a really good individual meeting with the head coach as well. The following week, after talking with my family about the trip, I decided that’s where I wanted to go.”

Louisiana is led by head coach Tony Robichaux, who has been at the helm for 22 seasons. 

The Ragin’ Cajuns compete in the West Division of the Sun Belt Conference. They have reached the NCAA Tournament nine times since 2000 – a year that saw them make their first and only College World Series appearance. 

Louisiana has finished above .500 every season since going 23-30 in 2012. 

Greene left his mark on Mitchell baseball with a memorable senior campaign that saw him hit over .500. At Arizona Western, he continued the strong play by hitting .345 with 12 home runs and 52 RBIs as a freshman. 

“I’m blessed to be able to call myself a Ragin’ Cajun now,” Greene said. “I’m just thankful God has blessed me with the abilities and opportunities to play baseball.”

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