SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Scotch Plains 8U Black jumped out to an early lead over their in-town rival Scotch Plains Blue scoring 5 runs in the first two innings including a hard hit double by Chris Horn. 

The offense continued and collected another 5 runs in the third including a double by Nick Madden. SP Blue responded by plating one in the third and another in the fourth innings. SPF Black responded by scoring another three runs in the fourth inning leading to a final score of 13 – 2. 

Pitchers Connor Hayeck, Aiden Schollin and Jacob Vosseler were on top of their game and collectively threw better than 60% strikes during the outing.

Altogether SPF Black collected nine hits with two extra base hits, struck out 8 batters, walked 4 and had no errors in five innings of work, which led to an exciting finish for the Championship game.