Former Woodmen standout selected by Reds


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Alex Krupa, a 2013 Greenwood graduate, was selected Saturday by the Cincinnati Reds in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Photo by Steve McClure


Alex Krupa grew up an ardent fan of the Chicago Cubs.

But his loyalty took a dramatic shift late Saturday while tracking the third and final day of Major League Baseball’s 2013 First-Year Player Draft.

Krupa, a 2013 graduate of Greenwood Community High School, was selected by the Cincinnati Reds in the 19th round of the 40-round draft.

At that moment, the speedy center fielder embraced a new favorite team.

“I was a big Cubs fan,” said Krupa, a  four-year standout for the Woodmen. “I’m going to have to start liking the Reds.”

 

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