EAST HANOVER, N.J- Two-time county champions, East Hanover Middle School baseball team is sending off some strong eighth graders to high school. Golden Glove recipient Mark Ruccio is one of them and he is the Mary Comito State Farm Athlete of the Week.

Ruccio was raised in a family of great athletes. At the age of three he was swinging the bat and hitting the ball, hard. He played for recreation teams through out his elementary school years and played for the Eagles from sixth grade. In 2018 and 2019 the Eagles baseball team took the county title, due in part to his efforts on both offense and defense, earning him the Golden Glove fielders award this year. He finishes his career at EHMS with a .425 batting average, among the highest in recent years.