Baseball: Scenes from Scotch Plains-Fanwood Joint Senior Day with St. Joseph High School (Metuchen)

Scotch Plains-Fanwood senior players line up for pre-game ceremony at St. Joseph High School. Credits: John Mooney
Raiders graduating seniors with St. Joe's players Jake Guensch (2) and Reagan Mooney (15), both of Fanwood. Credits: John Mooney
Raiders coaches Joe Higgins, JR Luccarelli and Kyle Anderson Credits: John Mooney
Saint Joseph High School graduating seniors Credits: John Mooney
Raiders stand at attention for the national anthem. Credits: John Mooney
Patrick Downey Credits: John Mooney
Jake Friedman Credits: John Mooney
Anthony DiNizo holds on a runner. Credits: John Mooney
Jake Guensch Credits: John Mooney
Erik Kaufman Credits: John Mooney
Reagan Mooney Credits: John Mooney
Nick McCormack Credits: John Mooney
Jake Friedman, Sam Schetelich, and Patrick Downey Credits: John Mooney
Anthony DiNizo and his parents, Frank and Sue Credits: John Mooney
Sam Schetelich and his parents, John and Amy Credits: John Mooney
Jake Friedman with his mom, Gina Credits: John Mooney
Matt Kipp and his parents, Guy and Jen Credits: John Mooney
Nick McCormack and his mom, Maria Credits: John Mooney
Erik Kaufman and his parents. Credits: John Mooney
Matt Zucker and his mom, Kristin Credits: John Mooney
Derek Cappadocia and his dad Credits: John Mooney
Patrick Downey and his parents, Eileen and Dom Credits: John Mooney
Sam Schetelich and Anthony DiNizo Credits: John Mooney
Joe Higgins and Reagan Mooney Credits: John Mooney

METUCHEN, NJ -- Recent rains postponed Senior Day ceremonies for both Scotch Plains-Fanwood and Saint Joseph High School in May. With few remaining open dates on the calendar because of state tournament play, coaches Mike Murray of St. Joe's and Joe Higgins of Scotch Plains-Fanwood decided to schedule a game and have a shared celebration. 

Higgins was able to introduce his graduating Raiders players on the field before the game. Murray, in turn, acknowledged the graduating Falcons, who were escorted onto the field by their families. After the contest, St. Joe's hosted a barbecue for both teams and their families.

"It was very nice for them to do this today and invite our families to the barbecue," Higgins told TAPintoSPF.

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As for the game, the Raiders jumped to a 1-0 lead in the second inning to take the lead. The Falcons quickly responded with 6 runs in the bottom of the frame. It was all the scoring that the host team would need as St. Joe's held on for a 6-2 victory.

Scotch Plains-Fanwood Seniors
Derek Cappadoccia, P
Anthony DiNizo, 1B
Patrick Downey, OF
Jake Friedman, P
Erik Kaufman, P
Matt Kipp, P
Nick McCormack, P
Sam Schetelich, SS
Matt Zucker, DH

Saint Joseph Seniors

Dan Anderl, P
Chris DiMaggio
Nick Estes, P
Jake Guensch, 1B 
​​​​​​​James Haddad
Matthew Hennelly, P
Tim Leano, INF
Reagan Mooney, P
Austin Neal, 3B
Max Santangelo​​​​​​​, P
Will Scharnagl
Nick Scull, C
Jon Sot, OF
Ryan Stamm, P
Kyle Subers, P

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