SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School varsity baseball team lost to Monmouth High School on Monday ending their NJSIAA Central Jersey Group Two Tournament hopes. Eleventh seeded Monmouth knocked the sixth seeded Chargers out of the tournament in the opening round with a 6-0 victory. Dante Ciarmella shut out the Chargers on the mound, allowing only two hits in seven innings. Ciarmella struck out 12 batters.
Dylan Seel started the game for the Chargers, giving up five runs on five hits in two innings of work. George Guyette gave up one run on four hits. Matt Amador closed out the game for Spotswood. Matt Vento and Vinnie Guardiola each got a hit for the Chargers.
Anthony Guarino was 2-for-3 for Monmouth with four RBIs and a double. Monmouth also had doubles from Charlie Kelly and Justin Scotto. Monmouth will move on in the tournament to take on third seeded Voorhees.
Spotswood concludes its 2018 season with a 17-7 overall record. The Chargers are Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division co-champions along with Middlesex High School. Both teams finished the season with 11-1 division records. Spotswood won the 2017 Blue Division title last spring after a ten year drought.