METUCHEN, NJ -- Recent rains postponed Senior Day ceremonies for both Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Saint Joseph High School in May. With few remaining open dates on the calendar because of state tournament play, coaches Mike Murray of St. Joe'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, St. Joe'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 TAPintoSPF.

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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 St. Joe's held on for a 6-2 victory.

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

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