SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - With a 12-11 overall record and a 9-3 league record, the Spotswood High School varsity softball team was the sixteenth seed in the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament. The Chargers knocked off seventeenth seeded Dunellen High School, 5-2, in the preliminary round. Their victory meant a first round match up with top seeded South Plainfield High School on Monday, May 15.
South Plainfield came away with a 7-0 win as Katherine Vill earned her nineteenth victory on the mound this season. Vill pitched a four-hit shutout. She struck out 14 batters and did not allow a single walk. Julie Raba was two-for-four for the Chargers with two doubles. Savannah Robinson and Krista VanWageningh were the only other Chargers to get a hit off of Vill.
Camryn Schaeffer got her 1,000th career hit for South Plainfield in the victory. Schaeffer went four-for-four in the win. They will take on ninth seeded Bishop Ahr High School. Bishop Ahr defeated South River High School in their first round game.
The Chargers will take on East Brunswick High School on Wednesday, May 17 at the Spotswood High School Varsity Softball Team before traveling to North Plainfield High School on Thursday, May 18 in the first round of the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group Two Tournament. The Chargers are the tenth seed in the tournament while Noth Plainfield is the seventh seed. First pitch is at 3 p.m.