Baseball: Scenes from Saint Joseph (Metuchen) Joint Senior Day with Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School

Saint Joseph High School graduating seniors Credits: John Mooney
Scotch Plains-Fanwood senior players line up for pre-game ceremony at St. Joseph High School. Credits: John Mooney
Raiders graduating seniors with St. Joe's players Jake Guensch (2) and Reagan Mooney (15), both of Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
Joe Higgins and Reagan Mooney Credits: John Mooney
Anthony DiNizo holds on a runner. Credits: John Mooney
Jake Guensch Credits: John Mooney
Reagan Mooney Credits: John Mooney

METUCHEN, NJ -- Recent rains postponed Senior Day ceremonies for both Saint Joseph and Scotch Plains-Fanwood  High School in May. With few remaining open dates on the calendar because of state tournament play, coaches Mike Murray of Saint Joesph's and Joe Higgins of Scotch Plains-Fanwood decided to schedule a game and have a shared celebration. 

Higgins was able to introduce his graduating Raiders players on the field before the game. Murray, in turn, acknowledged the graduating Falcons, who were escorted onto the field by their families. After the contest, Saint Joseph's hosted a barbecue for both teams and their families.

"It was very nice for them to do this today and invite our families to the barbecue," Higgins told TAPinto.

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As for the game, the Raiders jumped to a 1-0 lead in the second inning to take the lead. The Falcons quickly responded with 6 runs in the bottom of the frame. It was all the scoring that the host team would need as Saint Joseph's held on for a 6-2 victory.

Saint Joseph Seniors

Dan Anderl, P
Chris DiMaggio
Nick Estes, P
Jake Guensch, 1B 
James Haddad
Matthew Hennelly, P
Tim Leano, INF
Reagan Mooney, P
Austin Neal, 3B
Max Santangelo, P
Will Scharnagl
Nick Scull, C
Jon Sot, OF
Ryan Stamm, P
Kyle Subers, P


Scotch Plains-Fanwood Seniors
Derek Cappadoccia, P
Anthony DiNizo, 1B
Patrick Downey, OF
Jake Friedman, P
Erik Kaufman, P
Matt Kipp, P
Nick McCormack, P
Sam Schetelich, SS
Matt Zucker, DH

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