Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS Scores Nine Unanswered Runs to End Johnson Crusaders Varsity Baseball Winning Streak

Scotch Plains-Fanwood senior Peter Yarem went 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI's in the Raiders' 17-8 road victory over the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders. Credits: Daniel Collins
Scotch Plains-Fanwood junior Colin McAlindin went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs as he Raiders ended the Crusaders' winning streak at six games. Credits: Daniel Collins
Scotch Plains-Fanwood junior Sam Schetelich also drove in three runs as the Raiders captured the win on the road. Credits: Daniel Collins
Arthur L. Johnson High School junior Joe Turek had a hit and an RBI as the Crusaders lost to the Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders 17-8 Tuesday afternoon in Clark. Credits: Daniel Collins
Arthur L. Johnson High School freshman Max Carmino went 3-for-4 with an RBI for the Crusaders Tuesday afternoon. Credits: Daniel Collins
Arthur L. Johnson High School junior Zach Thornton had a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the second inning. Credits: Daniel Collins

CLARK, NJ -  The Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School Raiders scored nine unanswered runs in the sixth and seventh innings to glide to a road win against the Arthur L. Johnson High School Crusaders varsity baseball team by a final score of 17-8 Tuesday afternoon in Clark.

The Crusaders jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning, courtesy of freshman Max Carmino reaching on an error and a sacrifice fly from junior Zach Thornton.

The Raiders would strike for four runs in the top of the third inning and added two more runs in the top of the fifth inning to take a 6-2 lead. The Crusaders would answer with five runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning to take a 7-6 lead.

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The Raiders came right back to take an 8-7 lead in the top of the fifth inning, before Scotch Plains broke the tie in the top of the sixth inning with two runs, taking a 10-8 lead, continuing the back-and-forth battle between the two teams.

After seven more runs in the top of the seventh inning, the Raiders sealed the deal on the Crusaders and ended their six-game winning streak.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood senior Peter Yarem went 3-for-5 at the plate with two doubles and drove in four runs, while senior Colin McAlindin and junior Sam Schetelich both went 2-for-5 and drove in three runs apiece for the Raiders.

Also for the Raiders, senior Peter Warren went 4-for-5 and recorded four RBI’s, along with hitting two doubles. Senior Matt Fox and junior Peter Downey both recorded two RBI’s.

It was the first loss for Johnson since April 15, when they dropped a 7-6 game against Iselin Kennedy HS.

In the loss for Johnson, senior Vin Crisafi went 1-for-4 and had two RBI’s.

The Johnson Crusaders (7-7) will travel on the road and play at Governor Livingston HS in the 2017 Union County Tournament Quarterfinals Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Raiders (8-7) will return home to take on Union HS in the 2017 Union County Tournament Quarterfinals Wednesday morning at 4:00 p.m.

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