SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School boys varsity baseball team lost to Bishop Ahr yesterday, 10-5. Their loss drops their overall record on the season to 4-5. They are 3-3 in league play.
Matthew Ciaccio took the loss on the mound for the Chargers, allowing seven hits and eight runs in four innings of work. Three runs were earned. Ciaccio walked five batters and struck out six. Fred Rago pitched the remaining three innings, allowing two hits and two runs. One run was earned. Rago also walked three batters.
Mike Mesaros picked up the win for Bishop Ahr on the mound, pitching 5 and two thirds innings.
The Chargers were leading 1-0 after one, but a six-run second inning opened up the lead for the Trojans who added two runs in the fourth and sixth innings to seal the victory.
Matt Krause was three-for-four for Spotswood at the plate. Krause hit a double and banged in three RBIs. Jake Ryan was two-for-four with a triple and an RBI. Ryan also had a stolen base.
Andrew Brazicki was two-for-four for Bishop Ahr with a double and two RBIs.
The Chargers will travel to Edison this afternoon to play the second game of a home-at-home series with the Trojans. Today's game begins at 4 p.m. at Bishop Ahr High School.
Tomorrow, the Chargers will head to North Brunswick Community Park to take on Robbinsville High School. The game is part of the Autism Awareness Baseball Challenge. Forty teams from around the Garden State will compete in twenty games that will be played today, tomorrow and Sunday.
The Chargers game against Robbinsville is one of eight others that will be played on Saturday. First pitch in the Chargers/Robbinsville game is 10 a.m.