Wolfsberg '17 signs pro contract with NJ independent league team

Ryan Wolfsberg '17 (Josh McKee photo)
Ryan Wolfsberg '17 (Josh McKee photo)

Hamilton College alum Ryan Wolfsberg '17 (Lincoln, Mass./St. Sebastian's School) has signed a contract to play with the Sussex County Miners of the Canadian American Association of Professional Baseball.

Sussex County Miners website

The Miners play a 100-game season from May through September. New Jersey's newest professional baseball team plays its home games at Skylands Stadium in Augusta. The Miners were founded in 2014 and played their first game the following year. The Can-Am League is an independent league comprised of six teams -- three from the U.S. and three from Canada.

Wolfsberg is listed as an infielder on the Miners' roster after playing in the outfield all four years at Hamilton. As of August 15 he had played in three games and had two hits in seven at-bats with one walk and two runs scored.

In 2017 Wolfsberg made his second straight appearance on the NESCAC all-conference team after earning first team recognition last spring. Wolfsberg led the conference with a .611 slugging percentage and was the Continentals' leader with a .400 batting average and an on-base percentage of .473, ranking second in the NESCAC in both categories. He also led Hamilton with 38 hits and four home runs (tied for second in the NESCAC). Wolfsberg was second on the team with 23 runs batted in. He finished his career holding or sharing program records for batting average (.381), slugging percentage (.597), runs batted in (91), home runs (13), hits (138) and total bases (216).