University of Montevallo student and Spain Park High School graduate Dustin Cowart is part of Athletes in Action’s Rochester Ridgemen team this season in the New York Collegiate Baseball League (NYCBL).
The NYCBL was founded in 1978 and is a “wood bat” development league for professional baseball. A small portion of the league’s annual budget is funded by Major League Baseball, and college players are given the opportunity to improve their skills and be evaluated by scouts.
Cowart is making a contribution to the team this summer as a pitcher. The Ridgemen played 44 games through late July.
Coward is a part of Athletes in Action, a ministry of Cru (formerly called Campus Crusade for Christ). Since 1966, Athletes in Action has been using sports as a platform to help people answer questions of faith. As an Athletes in Action-owned team, Ridgemen team members will be sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ with other teams in the league and ministering to the surrounding area of Webster where games are being held.