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Spotswood Varsity Baseball Completes Sweep of Bishop Ahr

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - After defeating Bishop Ahr High School by 11 runs on Monday, the Spotswood High School varsity baseball team completed the sweep over the Trojans, winning 13-3 on Tuesday, April 18. Bishop Ahr jumped out to a quick three-run lead by the third inning. Fred Rago started the game for the Chargers, giving up three runs on three hits and striking out one. Sophomore Matt Vento shut the door on the mound, only allowing one hit in three innings.

By the bottom of the fourth, Spotswood had narrowed Bishop Ahr's lead to only one run. However, the bats really came alive for the Chargers in the fifth. While Vento held the Trojans to only one hit, his teammates began putting runners on the bases and numbers up on the scoreboard. Vento struck out five to nail down his first win on the mound this season, helping to give Spotswood their fifth victory in a row.

Vento also went one-for-four, scoring two runs. Big brother, JT Vento, was two-for-four for the Chargers. The elder Vento scored three runs. Sal Mistretta had a double in the win with two RBIs. Junior Vinnie Guardiola was four-for-four for Spotswood with two RBIs. Guardiola also scored two runs.

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Sean Flynn pitched four and two-thirds innings for Bishop Ahr, allowing 10 runs on 10 hits. At the plate, Flynn had a double and an RBI. Sam Rodriguez had one RBI while Brandon Rodriguez had a double.

Their win improves the Chargers' overall season record to 7-2. They remain undefeated in league play with a 5-0 conference record. Spotswood will take on New Brunswick High School today at 4 p.m. at the Spotswood High School Varsity Baseball Field.

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