NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ -- Senior pitcher and second baseman Nate Scott would have returned as a three-year starter of the 2020 Pioneer varsity baseball team. 

"He would have played 2B, and been our number one pitcher," said New Providence head baseball coach Chris Brodeur. "Voted captain by the team last year, Nate embodies what it means to be a Pioneer baseball player. His love of the game is felt by everyone he comes in contact with. Nate stands out as both competitive, and fun-loving, he knows what it takes to win, as he has contributed to both our past two sectional championships."

Scott's high school highlight is winning back to back sectional titles with the Pioneer team. New Providence defeated Brearley of Kenilworth 3-1 for the 2019 Section 2, Group 1 Championship. The prior year the Pioneers defeated Dunellen in the title game. 

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"I love wearing the NP uniform because it lets me represent my town and my community. I’m proud to be a Pioneer," he said.

Scott heads to Ithaca College this fall and will continue to play baseball for the Bombers. 

TAPinto: A favorite youth highlight in your sport? 

Nate: Going out to dinner at Chimney Rock after a win with my teammates.

TAPinto: How are you doing during this period of isolation?

Nate: I am super bummed that I can’t finish out my high school career and play out my senior season. I am trying to make the most of this time to improve my game for the next level.

TAPinto: What will the first thing you do once restrictions are lifted?

Nate: I will be playing baseball with every single person I can find. I’ll also be heading to Citi Field to watch the Mets play.

Editor's Note: New Providence High School closed its doors for the school year in mid-March, corresponding with the declaration of the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic. In early May the NJSIAA confirmed that the entire spring sports season would be canceled statewide.TAPinto New Providence will feature New Providence High School senior athletes in a spotlight series to be published. Seniors, click here for form. 

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