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Ventnor, NJ resident CJ Egrie signs with Division I Holy Cross

The prominent former Holy Spirit Spartan, CJ Egrie, a resident of Ventnor, made his collegial decision on the day of the national signing, choosing Holy Cross University to continue his baseball career.

Holy Cross is a member of the Patriot League and Division I school.

Egrie, who is spending this year at Phillips Academy, a prestigious graduate school in Andover, Massachusetts, about 25 miles north of Boston, made the announcement on social media.

“I chose Holy Cross because I felt like I was at home when I arrived on campus,” Egrie told me by text. The coaching staff made me feel so welcome, the facilities and the baseball program are too good. So with the great history of the school, the campus and the quality of education offered, there is everything I wanted. “

Egrie had a tremendous senior season for the Spartans in the spring of 2021, leading the Spartans to 19 wins and a non-public B title. He finished .360 with 29 hits, 15 RBIs, 34 runs, seven doubles, 16 walks, 17 steals.

Egrie is another member of a talented group of players from South Jersey who played together for the Atlantic Shore Babe Ruth team that made it to the World Series at the age of 13.

Other members of this talented team include: Trevor Cohen of Holy Spirit, who signed with Rutgers. Tommy Finnegan of Ocean City signed with St. John’s. Continent Cole Campbell signed with NJIT. Matt Nunan from Ocean City is at Boston College, Ben Hoag also from Ocean City is at Virginia Wesleyan University and Mark Elliott who went to Mainland is at West Chester University.

It was a great group of kids, all of whom are pursuing their baseball careers.

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