Billy Carty Memorial Scholarship

The Billy Carty Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of the former Rutgers University at Camden shortstop and pitcher who died of cancer in 1985. Billy was co-captain of the Paul VI HS baseball team in 1981, and played at Rutgers-Camden during 1983 and 1984 while his cancer was in remission.

He was named the university’s Most Courageous Athlete in 1984. This scholarship was initiated, and has been sustained by individuals who took part in the first Phillies Dream Week in 1984. The scholarship fund has been supplemented since 1995 by donations in memory of Russ Trout. Russ was Billy’s uncle and his first coach in Little League baseball. Russ Trout also died of cancer in 1994.

Any donation made to the Hot Stovers is to the scholarship fund we have established.
An anonymous donor will match any funds donated, up to a total fund collection of $20,000.

1985    Tom Heinkel, Bishop Eustace
1986    Ray Kirschner, Gloucester
1987     Brandon Cole, Atlantic City
1988      Mark Karr, Pennsville
1989      Glenn Foley, Cherry Hill East
1990       Mike Maerten, Delran
1991       Neal Houser, Gloucester
1992       Mike Moriarty, Bishop Eustace
1993       Dan Olson, Lower Cape May
1994       Brian Rotchford, Paul VI
1995       Joe Cruz, Overbrook
1996       Blaine Neal, Bishop Eustace
1997       George Roane, Woodstown
1998       Greg Mickles, Maple Shade
1999       John Oehler, Audubon
2000       Mike Scanzano, Cherokee
2001       Dane Mason, Cherokee
2002    Jon George, Camden Catholic
2003    Blake Bullis, Delran
2004    Ben Yerkes, Shawnee
 2005    Dewey Oriente, Bishop Eustace
2006    Chris Henderson,  Cherokee
2007     Matt Szczur, Lower Cape May
2008      Justin Carter, Lenape
2009      Kevin Casey, Bishop Eustace
2010      Shane Taylor, Clearview
2011      Brett Phillips, Audubon
2012      John Brue, Gloucester Catholic
2013      Steve Priolo, Eastern
2014      Tom Flacco, Eastern
2015      Nick D’Alessandro, Williamstown
2016      Nolan Gerold, Camden Catholic
2017      Andrew Fehr, Audubon
2019     Jason Hoopes-St. Augustine Prep HS
2021     Jayden Schertel-Holy Spirit HS
2019     Jason Hooper St. Augustine Prep
2021     Jayden Shertel Holy Spirit HS
2022     Ethan Bowen Shawnee HS
2023       Mike DeBlasio Pitcher-Absegami HS