NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Appearing in their eighth straight Autism Awareness Showcase on April 23, the Spotswood High School varsity baseball team defeated Robbinsville High School, 7-5 in extra innings. Robbinsville tied the game on a clutch, two-out single from Dan Palmer in the seventh, forcing extra innings. An untimely wild pitch and a well-timed RBI single from Nick Vincelli in the eighth set the stage for Spotswood's tenth win in a row.
Vincelli had a hot bat in the Sunday morning contest, going two-for-four with two doubles. JT Vento was two-for-five with three RBIs. Jack Gillmer was two-for-five for Robbinsville with a double and two RBIs.
Chris Auciello got the win on the mound for the Chargers, pitching three and one third innings and giving up one run on four hits. Auciello struck out one. Fred Rago pitched one inning for Spotswood and allowed one run on three hits while Evan Scarduffa pitched three and two thirds innings, giving up three runs on three hits. Scarduffa struck out two batters.
Grayson Cooke pitched the majority of the game, allowing seven runs on nine hits. Cooke struck out three batters and was charged with the loss.
Spotswood won three games over the weekend to improve their overall record for 2017 to 12-2. They remain undefeated in league play with an 8-0 record. The Chargers have a couple of days off before heading to South River High School on Wednesday, April 26 to face the Rams.