LITTLE SILVER, NJ - Shane McCarthy was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals this morning and became the 1st person ever from Little Silver to be selected by a professional baseball team.  Shane grew up playing baseball in Little Silver.  He was a dominating player since the start!  He played for the Little Silver Warriors at Markham Place School, the recreation baseball teams from kindergarten through 8th grade, and the travel baseball program in Little Silver called the "Jersey Shore Thunder"

 

He grew up on North Lovett which is a two-minute walk to the ballfields.  After middle school Shane attended RFH, and then Seton Hall University where last spring he threw the school's 1st ever perfect game!  Shane is a tremendous baseball player, but an even better person.  He dedicates his time to others, and volunteers for many organizations in the Little Silver area.

Shane has one more season of collegiate eligibility if he choses to stay in college one more year.  If Shane comes to terms and decides to pursue his dreams for the major leagues, it will start this July in "Rookie Ball" with the Johnson City Cardinals.  Shane McCarthy is the perfect role model for children aspiring to achieve their goals.  He works hard and represents his friends, family, teammates and community proudly.