Spotswood Earns Second Straight Shutout On The Diamond

The Spotswood High School varsity baseball team begins its quest for their first state title since 2007 on Monday, May 22 against Newark Tech. Credits: Dawn Miller

SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School varsity baseball team earned their second shutout in a row, defeating Ewing High School 10-0 on Saturday, May 20. Their two double-digit victories come on the heels of the team's surprising first round loss to Old Bridge High School in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament. However, the Chargers have turned the page and are now focusing on their upcoming game against Newark Tech in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group Two Tournament.

Andrew Fuzesi got the win on the mound for the Chargers against Ewing, giving up three hits in the shutout win. Dylan Seel pitched the final one and two thirds innings for Spotswood. The Chargers scored ten runs on ten hits. Matt Vento was three-for-three with four RBIs and a double. Nick Vincelli continued to have a hot bat, going three-for-four a double, one RBI and a stolen base. The junior also scored two runs. Matthew Ciaccio had two RBIs for Spotswood.

The bats were quiet for the Chargers against Old Bridge in the GMC Tournament, but reawakened later in the week with regular season routs against Dunellen and Ewing. Old Bridge made it all the way to the semi-finals of the tournament before losing on Saturday to St. Joseph's, 3-2. St. Joe's will take on Monroe in the GMC final. Monroe defeated Woodbridge 3-1 to take their spot in the GMC showdown.

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Meanwhile, Spotswood will begin its quest for its first state title since 2007. The Chargers are the third seed in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group Two bracket and will take on Newark Tech in the first round on Monday, May 22. Newark Tech is seeded fourteenth and has an 11-10 overall record and a 6-5 league record.

2007 was a banner year for baseball at Spotswood High School and one that will be forever etched in Charger history. The team claimed every title available in high school baseball. They were only the second team in Greater Middlesex Conference history to accomplish the feat. Edison High School did it in 1993.

Charger head coach, Glenn Fredricks was behind the bench for that magical season. Fredricks is in his thirteenth season and recently earned his fourth division title. The Chargers became the Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division champs this spring for the first time in a decade. Fredricks also picked up his milestone 200th career victory this campaign.

Spotswood will play their first round game against Newark Tech tomorrow at the Spotswood High School Varsity Baseball Field. First pitch is at 4 p.m.

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