SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Down two nothing in the second inning, the Spotswood High School varsity baseball team came back to defeat Carteret High School, 4-2, for their seventh straight victory and head coach, Glenn Fredricks' 200th career win on Friday, April 21. Sophomore Matt Vento got the win on the mound, pitching five innings and allowing seven hits and two runs. Vento struck out seven batters. Chris Auciello came on in relief, pitching two innings and giving up only one hit.
The victory moves the Chargers' overall record on the season to 9-2. They remain undefeated in league play with a 7-0 record. Fredricks, a former Charger himself, has been behind the Spotswood bench for the past 13 seasons. The popular physical education teacher at Spotswood High School is one of two coaches in the long history of the Greater Middlesex Conference to have claimed the division, league, sectional and state tournament titles in the same season. 2007 was a banner year for Spotswood High School baseball. Under Fredricks, the varsity baseball team has only had three losing campaigns. Friday's win against Carteret was his 200th as head coach. Fredricks also spent two years as an assistant before taking over the head coaching duties.
The Ramblers Jacob Jarosz and Dennis Shopp combined on the mound for Carteret, giving up five hits over seven innings. JT Vento was three-for-three for Spotswood with a key double and one RBI. The senior also scored a run in the win. Matthew Ciaccio and Mike Izzo both had one RBI for the Chargers while Nick Vincelli was one-for-four. All of Spotswood's runs were scored in the fourth inning.
The Chargers will travel to Carteret High School to complete the home-at-home series today. The game is set to begin at 11 a.m.