NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It was a long, chilly afternoon on the softball field for the Zebras yesterday as both the Spotswood High School varsity and junior varsity squads soundly defeated New Brunswick High School's softball teams.
The varsity increased their record on the 2016 season to 4-0 with a 25-1 victory over New Brunswick. Senior Alexa Raba picked up the win, pitching two innings. Raba gave up two hits and struck out four.
However, it was a disastrous second and third inning for the Zebras that burst the scoring wide open for the Chargers. Mariela Hernandez was on the mound for New Brunswick for the initial three innings. Hernandez walked five batters, gave up nine hits and 17 runs. Six of the runs were earned.
Nya Pelzer-Cover came on in relief for Hernandez in the third, but didn't fare much better. Pelzer-Cover gave up five hits and eight runs to pick up the loss.
Spotswood scored seven runs in the second and 13 in the third to seal the convincing victory over New Brunswick who also committed ten errors. Imani Lugo scored the lone run for the Zebras.
Freshman Savannah Robinson went two-for-four for the Chargers, scoring four runs and picking up three RBIs. Krista VanWageninge had three RBIs in the win while Olivia Hellerich and Megan Poulson both had two RBIs.
The junior varsity squad also earned a desicive victory over the New Brunswick junior varsity team, winning their game, 20-1.
Both teams will get a day off today since their home game against Sayreville was postponed.
Their next game will be Tuesday, April 12. The Chargers will travel to Edison to take on Wardlaw-Hartridge in a 4 p.m. away game.