Sage Ferraro Memorial Game

This Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11am the Sage Ferraro Memorial Game at Trenton Thunder Ballpark -COA Angels vs Hatboro Raydogs…

Sage Ferraro was the starting pitcher for the Angels inaugural season in 2014. His devotion to the game of baseball began as a youth and never waned. Joining the Angels gave a purpose to Sage’s recovery from substance use disorder. #77 was planning to go to college where he hoped to pick up his baseball career on the college diamond. Tragically, on July 14, 2014 Sage Ferraro passed from an accidental heroin overdose.  This game between the Angels and the Hatboro Raydogs, played at Trenton Thunder Ballpark, is held annually in Sage Ferraro’s memory. Join us Saturday, May 18, 2024 at 11am. Gates open at 9:30am. Admission is free and concessions are open.






COA Angels Baseball:

The COA Angels baseball team competes in the South Jersey Mens Senior Baseball League in the 21+ North Division. The Angels currently training for the 2024 season and in 2018 won the NJABL Amateur Championship having compiled an undefeated 20-0-2 record that year. The Angels are the brainchild of friends Jon Di Lisa, a Marine who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Jon Macciocca, a high school baseball standout in his own right. The two friends, who are persons in long-term recovery, asked City of Angels to sponsor the team and to fulfill their ultimate dream to play baseball once again. The Angels inaugural season was in 2014. Today, the Angels Captains are Xavier Rodrigues and Cole McManimon. . If you take notice of the Angels team jerseys…they were presented to the team in 2014 by MLB’s Los Angeles Angels and were actual team jerseys worn in Los Angeles’ 2011, 50th Anniversary season.  Overcoming adversity is a constant for the Angel’s team, as they dealt with the tragic deaths of their first pitcher Sage Ferraro, 3rd baseman Brian Low, catcher Chris Kline, former player Anthony Corson and in August 2023, volunteer Megan McNellis, from a rare infection. The Angels partner with the Trenton Thunder to present Addiction Awareness Night coming on August 17, 2024 and their Annual Sage Ferraro Memorial Game, being played Saturday, May 18, 2024 at Trenton Thunder BallPark.