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Baseball: St. Joseph (Metuchen) Blanks Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 9-0

Mike Farr had 9 strike outs in his complete game shutout against the Raiders on Wednesday. Credits: John Mooney
Matt Fox at first base (left) with Jon Sot, who had two doubles for the Falcons. Credits: John Mooney
George Mueller had one of the four Raider hits vs. St. Joseph on Wednesday. Credits: John Mooney
Ross Maertz had two doubles for St. Joseph. Credits: John Mooney
Nick McCormack started his first varsity game for the Raiders on Wednesday. Credits: John Mooney

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Starting pitcher Mike Farr threw a complete game shutout and helped his own cause by hitting a double and scoring twice as St. Joseph (Metuchen) defeated Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 9-0.

Farr, a senior, yielded just four singles and struck out 9 Raider batters in a dominating performance.

"He (Farr) was very aggressive and did a great job," said Raiders head coach Joe Higgins.  "He had an over the top downward angle on his fastball, and his curve was sharp. We couldn't touch it."

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St. Joseph's offense banged out 15 hits and scored 5 runs (3 earned) in 3 2/3 innings against Nick McCormack, who made his first varsity start after picking up a win in relief last week against Elizabeth.  

Scotch Plains-Fanwood (3-2) next visits Union Catholic on Thursday, April 13. St. Joseph hosts Paramus Catholic on Saturday, April 15.

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