NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Spotswood High School varsity baseball's seventh inning comeback in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament semi-finals fell short on Sunday. Perth Amboy High School will head to the May 27 final against North Plainfield High School.
Twelfth seeded Perth Amboy built a 9-0 lead in the semi-final game before eighth seeded Spotswood scored seven runs in the seventh to turn the game into a nail biter. Jordarlyn De Los Santos got the win on the mound for Perth Amboy, giving up five runs on four hits. Pether Minier got the save, allowing two runs on three hits.
De Los Santos also had a double for Perth Amboy. Joseph Duran had two doubles for Perth Amboy while Gary Galan and Bryan Valenzuela each had a double. Matt Vento took the loss on the mound, allowing six runs on eight hits. Vento was 2-for-4 at the plate with a double. George Guyette and Matt Amador both spent time on the mound. Amador gave up two runs on two hits.
Jack Welsh had a triple and three RBIs for the Chargers. Chance Fee, Mike Izzo, Eddie Rogers and Nick Vincelli all had singles for Spotswood.
North Plainfield is the 14th seed in the Middlesex County tournament, defeating seventh seeded Old Bridge High School 12-0 to gain a final berth.
Spotswood will now turn their attention to the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group One Tournament, which begins today. The Chargers are the sixth seed in the state tournament and will take on 11th seeded Monmouth High School this afternoon at 4 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Varsity Baseball Field.
Monmouth has an overall record of 15-8. Spotswood has an overall record of 17-6.