Baseball: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Seeded No. 3 in Union County Tournament

Jake Canavan is batting .379 with 6 stolen bases and 8 runs scored. Credits: John Mooney
Timmy Geissel is 2-1 with a 1.59 ERA and 20 strikeouts. Credits: John Mooney
Matt Fox is hitting .350 this season. Credits: John Mooney
SS Peter Warren and 2B Sam Schetelich Credits: John Mooney
Peter Yarem is hitting .370 with 6 RBI and 7 steals this season. Credits: John Mooney
Coach Joe Higgins's Raiders at 6-6 so far this season. Credits: John Mooney

UNION COUNTY, NJ -- Defending champion Gov. Livingston is the top seed in the 2017 Union County Tournament, which starts Thursday with preliminary round games. Second round action takes place on Saturday with quarterfinals set for May 3. The semifinals will be held at Cranford Memorial Field on Saturday, May 6 with the championship game taking place a week later on Saturday, May 13 at Kean University.

No. 1 Gov. Livingson and No. 2 Cranford received byes into the quarterfinals. No.3 Scotch Plains-Fanwood will host No. 14 Oratory Prep in the first round. No. 4 Westfield plays No. 13 Dayton.

Here are the seeds and the matchups:

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  • Winner of 17) Roselle Catholic vs.16) Plainfield at 1) Gov. Livingston
  • Winner of 18) Hillside vs.15) Linden at 2) Cranford
  • 14) Oratory Prep at 3) Scotch Plains-Fanwood
  • 13) Dayton (Springfield) at 4) Westfield
  • 12) Rahway at 5) Summit
  • 11) Roselle Park at 6) Union
  • 10) New Providence at 7) Elizabeth
  • 9) A. L. Johnson (Clark) at 8) Union Catholic

Meanwhile, the Raiders will host Gov. Livingston in a regular season game at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. is Scotch Plains-Fanwood’s only free daily paper. Sign up for our daily eNews and follow us on Facebook and twitter @SPF_TAP. Download the free TAPinto App for iPhone or Android.

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