About Us

The Rochester Ridgemen are part of Athletes in Action Baseball and they compete in the New York Collegiate Baseball League. The NYCBL, founded in 1978, is a summer wood bat league sanctioned by the NCAA and partially funded by Major League Baseball. The league gives college players who have not yet signed a professional contract the opportunity to develop their skills at a higher level of play, gain experience with wood bats, and be evaluated by scouts. The NYCBL is located in scenic Upstate New York.

Teams play a 42 game regular season schedule with games beginning in June and ending in the last week in July. All games are 9 innings, with most doubleheaders scheduled on the weekends. The All-Star game will be played in early July, and the League Championship Series concludes in the last week of July.

Many current and former Major League Players have spent a summer playing in the NYCBL including the players below:

  • Hunter Pence
  • Tim Hudson
  • Brad Lidge
  • Brendan Harris
  • Steve Kline
  • Jeremy Accardo
  • Dallas Braden
  • Rajai Davis
  • Scott Sauerbeck
  • Brett Carroll
  • Lou Merloni
  • Josh Kinney
  • John McDonald
  • Tim Naehring
  • Scott Cassidy