Welcome to the home of the 2012 Rutherford Rays!
An 18 and older Collegiate summer Team (Wooden Bat)
The Rutherford Rays (formerly the Belleville Rays) have
been competing together since 2006. The team was put together by former General
Manager and Present Asst. Coach Bruce Daddis. The team was originally comprised
of high school graduates from Belleville mixed with a few collegiate players.
As the years moved on, and David Caruso took over, the team has formulated into
a Collegiate Summer team that has competed in the NJ Metrolpolitan League, and
now, the NJABL.
The Rays are excited to kick off their inaugural season in the NJABL. The
league is comprised of 18 teams throughout NJ and NY and is highly competitive.
Rays' manager David Caruso is hopeful for the Rays to have a turnaround season
after have a down year in 2011. More information to come, and LET'S GO RAYS!
The Rays are anchored by a core of players:
Caldwell College infielder, Joe O'Donnel.
St. Lawrence first baseman, Jeff Kott.
Catholic University 3B, Marc Hanna.
Bergen Community college OF, Mark Alessio.
Kings College 2B Anthony Re and Catcher Chris DeCarlo.
Former Newark Bears P, Aaron Kalb "AK 47".
Montclair State P Joe Santora.
Former Seattle Mariner farmhand, Mike Vitale (Pitcher).
And 6 year veterans, both former Montclair State players and graduates, Joe
Zembryski (also Seton Hall) and David Caruso (Manager).
The team has added some key additions this season:
INF Rob Cortright, Drew University
P Lou Cautero, Former Montclair State Pitcher
C Anthony D'Agostino, Mount St. Mary's College
Bloomfield College brothers, Emilio and Jonattan Fernandez (OF / INF)
1B/DH Kevin Mohr
P Francis Rossi, Drew University
P Anthony Sangirardi, Kings College P
OF/RP Thomas Sheehan, Scranton University
P Kevin Wieme, former P @ William Paterson/MSU
Rutherford High School Pitcher Brian Kelly
If you would like any information about the team, please reach out to Dave,
We are currently at a maximum roster, but players interested can reach out to
Dave in the beginning of January each year, and tryouts will be scheduled.
We also would like to send a special thanks to our sponsors:
Dr. Garrick Cox, Orthopedic Specialist/Surgeon
Crazed Nutrition LLC
The All American Sports Shop (Lyndhurst)
Sportscare Physical Therapy (Belleville/Nutley)