About Us

The Rochester Ridgemen 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.

Our Home Field

The Ridgemen play their home games at Basket Road Field in Webster, New York. The field features beautiful artificial turf, which makes it one of the best playing surfaces in the New York Collegiate Summer Baseball League.

Extra Fun Built In

While in Upstate NY, we take time to enjoy the amazing beauty and fun in our backyard. Summer fun includes trips to Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls, The Finger Lakes, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame  in Cooperstown. 

Host Families

Players are assigned in pairs to an amazing host family. Your host provides you a place to sleep, food for breakfast and a packed lunch, and laundry facilities as needed.

Complete Athlete

To reach the highest levels of success in life, we focus on developing your body, mind and spirit. We achieve this through daily sessions in the gym and on the field with trainers, coaches, and special guests (retired MLB players), community outreach events (Little League, YMCA, & VBS baseball clinics), and time in the classroom (with chaplains and business leaders).

The Season

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

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Rochester Ridgemen

P.O. Box 25231, Rochester, NY 14625, United States


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