This summer baseball fans from across Bergen County will be able to watch their favorite alumni compete with the North Jersey Eagles of the Atlantic Collegiate Baseball League at Overpeck Park in Ridgefield Park. And on this year's roster is alumni and River Edge native Ray McCourt (catcher).
The 6'1" junior at Molloy College picked up First-Team All-North Jersey Recognition in 2007 with the Crusaders and then went on to the County College of Morris, where he won All-Region and All-Conference kudos.
As part of the Molloy Lions, he was recently named to the 2012 All-East Coast Conference Baseball Team after batting .287 on the campaign, with 25 RBI and 15 runs scored. He also posted eight walks, ripped seven doubles, and swiped three bases. From behind the plate he has a .970 fielding percentage.
The Eagles are currently 1-4 in the Wolff Division but the season runs through July 26. They face the Jersey Pilots, Lehigh Valley Catz, Quakertown Blazers, Allentown Railers and Trenton Generals this summer.
The North Jersey Eagles – Bergen County’s College team is one of only three teams state wide. The "prospect league" features NCAA scholarship athletes from New Jersey, New York, Conneticut, Florida and Texas.
Also representing Bergen County are infielders John Wollerman of Hasbrouck Heights and Kyle Grimm of Bergenfield; center/left fielder Johnny Gondolfo of Franklin Lakes; and pitchers Ryan Casey of Paramus , Chris Carroll of Westwood, Joe Gondolfo of Saddle River, Rich Anastasi of Waldwick, and Jonathan Reich of Hillsdale.
Passaic County is represented by catcher Ryan Carroll of Wayne and pitcher Jordan Gajdos of Towaco.