Former Holy Spirit Spartan standout C.J. Egrie, a Ventnor resident, made his college decision on National Signing Day, choosing Holy Cross University to continue is baseball career.

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

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

"I choose Holy Cross because I felt like I was HOME moment I arrived on campus," Egrie told me via text message. The coaching staff made me feel so welcomed, facilities and baseball program are too notch.  So that along with the great history of the school, campus and quality of education offered there is everything I every 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 hitting .360 with 29 hits, 15 RBIs, 34 runs, seven doubles, 16 walks, 17 stolen bases.

Egrie is another member from a talented group of South Jersey players who played together for the Atlantic Shore Babe Ruth team that made it all the way to the World Series as 13-year olds.

Other members of that talented team include: Trevor Cohen of Holy Spirit, who signed with Rutgers. Tommy Finnegan of Ocean City signed with St. John's. Mainland Cole Campbell signed with NJIT. Matt Nunan of 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 tremendous group of kids, who are all continuing their baseball careers.

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