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Spotswood High School's JT Vento Tapped For All-State Baseball Group Two Team

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Outfielder JT Vento was the only Charger named to an All-State Baseball group team for the 2017 season. Credits: Dawn Miller
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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Spotswood High School outfielder, JT Vento has been named to the All-State Baseball Group Two First Team. Vento was the only Charger named to any of the group two all-state teams, capping off a banner year for both the Spotswood native and the team.

The Chargers finished the 2016 season with a 21-5 overall record. Their 11-1 league record earned Spotswood their first Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division championship in a decade. On a personal level, Vento, who was a leader on and off the field according to Spotswood High School baseball head coach, Glenn Fredricks, finished the winning season with a .408 batting average, getting 31 hits in 76 at bats. He also scored 24 runs, stole 12 bases, hit three home runs and drove in 25 runs.

The outfielder completed his Charger career with a .418 batting average, delivering 59 hits in 141 at bats. He scored 47 runs and batted in 45 RBIs. The senior ended his time on the high school diamond with seven home runs, eight triples, 12 doubles and 18 stolen bases.

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Vento hit the field for the 2016 Garden State Underclassman Game at Diamond Nation last June. The game showcases high school baseball talent throughout the state and is attended by numerous professional and college baseball scouts. Participants are picked based on how each player is projected to be a potential NCAA Division One recruit.

Vento will be taking his play to Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina in the fall. The NCAA Division One Chanticleers boasted the best regular season record in the Sun Belt Conference in 2017 and were the 2016 National Champions, winning the 2016 NCAA College World Series.

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