SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood High School varsity softball team started the 2016 season with a victory yesterday over Mother Seton, 7-3.
Julie Raba had a strong game for the Chargers, going 2-for-4 on the afternoon. Raba scored two runs, hit two singles and had an RBI.
The Chargers had 11 hits in the game that saw the Setters make six errors. Spotswood took the lead in the second with a three-run inning. They added three additional runs in the fourth and one insurance run in the sixth.
Mother Seton scored three runs on five hits. Charger pitcher Alexa Raba struck out 11 batters and had two walks. She allowed five hits and three earned runs. Raba also hit two singles in the game.
Freshman Savannah Robinson made her varsity debut, going 2-for-2. Robinson hit two singles, batted in an RBI and scored a run.
Olivia Hellerich had a productive afternoon at the plate, going 2-for-4. Hellerich hit a single and a double, earning an RBI.
A rainy Saturday morning forced the cancellation of today's home game against Perth Amboy.
The Chargers have a busy week on the field with three games as students return to school from spring break. They will take on Middlesex at home on Tuesday, April 5 at 4 p.m. The team will travel to Piscataway on Wednesday, April 6 for a 4 p.m. away game. They will play another away contest on Thursday, April 7 against New Brunswick at 4 p.m.