MONROE TOWNSHIP, NJ - The Spotswood High School varsity baseball game lost to Monroe High School on Saturday, 10-5. Monroe took a 2-1 lead after the first inning, adding three additional runs in the second. Spotswood chipped back with runs in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, but a three-run sixth put the game out of reach for the Chargers.
John Albrecht and Shawn Eldridge both had doubles for Monroe while Chris Stephnowski had three RBIs. Sean Saviano had two RBIs for the Falcons. Derek Buhl was 2-for-3 for Spotswood and Nick Vincelli was 2-for-4 with a triple. The Chargers had singles from Chance Fee, Vinnie Guardiola, Mike Izzo, Evan Scarduffa and Jack Welsh.
Guardiola, Dylan Seel, Matt Amador and AJ Chasan all spent time on the mound for Spotswood. Amador had three strikeouts during his turn. Chasan made his varsity debut on the mound, pitching 2.1 innings. The junior was charged with the loss for Spotswood.
Matt Fopeano and Matt Zurawiecki both pitched for Monroe. Fopeano earned the win on the mound and had four strikeouts while Zurawiecki had six strikeouts.
The loss drops Spotswood's overall season record to 4-2. The defending Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division champions remain 2-0 in league play. Spotswood will take on Bishop Ahr High School on Monday, April 16 at the Spotswood High School Varsity Baseball Field at 4 p.m., weather permitting.