GARY SOUTHSHORE RAILCATS MEDIA RELEASE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 25, 2022
Contact: Ryan Zimmerman
McCarthy Makes His Way Back to Gary
Gary, IN – The RailCats roster continues to take shape as the 2022 season draws nearer as Tommy McCarthy comes back for this third season.
“Tommy adds value to the team with his defensive versatility,” manager Lamarr Rogers said. “I’ve heard many good things about him, and some of my trusted sources confirmed my decision to bring him back to the Steel Yard.”
A 40th round selection by the Philadelphia Phillies in the 2015 Major League Baseball Draft, McCarthy elected instead to enroll at The College of New Jersey. He excelled throughout his four seasons as a Lion, accumulating a .305/.407/.399 slash line with three home runs, 89 runs batted in, 142 hits, 29 doubles, 82 runs scored, 68 walks, and an .806 on-base plus slugging. He received New Jersey Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team honors as well as the Bill Dioguardi Conference Player of the Year Award in 2018 while led TCNJ to NJAC Tournament Championships in 2017 and 2018 and made the NCAA Division III National Tournament all four years.
The RailCats signed McCarthy at the end of the season in 2019, and he put up impressive numbers in a limited sample size. After playing for the New Jersey Jackals in the one-year All American Baseball Challenge, he returned to the South Shore in 2021 and had 25 hits, nine RBI, six doubles, 15 runs, and 15 walks in 40 games.
In the offseason, McCarthy serves as an assistant coach at TCNJ.
The RailCats 2022 season begins at the Steel Yard on Friday, May 20 vs Lincoln Saltdogs. Single-game tickets, season tickets packages and group outings for the 2022 season can be reserved by calling 219-882-2255 or emailing [email protected].