SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Alexa Raba earned her second straight victory on the mound as the Spotswood High School varsity softball team defeated Middlesex yesterday,14-4.

Raba gave up 11 hits in her six innings on the mound. She stuck out six batters and walked one on a chilly afternoon for softball. 

The Chargers had a four-run first inning to take the lead and never looked back. A seven-run third put the game out of reach for the Blue Jays. Spotswood had 17 hits in the game and were charged with one error in the field.

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Julie Raba had three hits with two RBI's. She also scored three runs in the victory. Megan Tully had a strong outing for Spotswood as well with two singles and 2 RBI's. Brianna Worden had two hits and two RBI's while Krista VanWageninge and Megan Poulson both had two hits and one RBI.

Candace DiNizo and Ashley Dotey both had three hits for Middlesex. DiNizo and Dotey accounted for all four of the Blue Jays runs.

Kristie Tackach gave up 17 hits on the mound for Middlesex. Tackach struck out one and walked four in six innings.

The win moves the Chargers record to 2-0 on the young season. They will travel to Piscataway today for a 4 p.m. game.


The junior varsity softball squad started off their season on a high note as well. They soundly defeated Middlesex's junior varsity team 15-0.