SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School varsity baseball team was on a roll, winning 12 straight games this spring. Their streak was halted by Middlesex High School on Monday, May 1. The Blue Jays Kyle Nepton pitched a two-hit shut out and also earned his 100th career strikeout in the game in the 3-0 victory over Spotswood. Nepton struck out four Charger batters in seven innings on the mound. Middlesex's Matt Carovillano hit a single in the third that scored two runners to give the Blue Jays a three-run lead.
The win drops Spotswood's overall record on the season to 14-3. It also dropped them to second in the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division. Spotswood and Middlesex now have identical 10-1 records in league play. However,the Blue Jays currently hold the edge with yesterday's victory, moving into first place in the division. The two teams will face off again today to complete the home-at-home series. The first pitch will be thrown at 4 p.m. at Middlesex High School.