N.J. High school athletic programs that are traditional powers
always have players who tend to be overshadowed amid the many top
players. After it happened to James Page at Cherry Hill West, the
baseball pitcher made the most of his freshman year at Mercer County
Page used his
improvement on the diamond and in the classroom to gain a scholarship
from Saint Peters College. The sophomore right-hander has
signed a National Letter of Intent with the Metro Atlantic Athletic
Conference school and will join MCCC teammate Russ Stupienski there
in the fall of 2010.
tough, MCCC head baseball coach Matt Wolski says of Page.
In the last year, hes been hurt for a while. Hes
battled through it. Id go out to the mound and hed say,
Coach, Im not coming out of this game. Id
say, Well, youre not coming out.
210 pounds, Page, from Lawrenceville, N.J., is a powerful player.
He made nine appearances during MCCCs 2009 season, worked
28 2/3 innings, went 2-2 and finished with a 6.28 ERA.