Baseball: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Wallops Union City, 10-2

Peter Yarem delivered the big blast of the day Saturday -- a three-run triple in the fourth inning to break the game wide open. Credits: TAPintoSPF Staff
Nick McCormack dealt 5 2/3 innings of two run baseball Saturday on the rooftop at Roosevelt Stadium in Union City. Credits: TAPintoSPF Staff
Matt Kipp delivers a pitch during Saturday's game in Union City to shut the game down for Scotch Plains. Credits: TAPintoSPF Staff
Colin McAlinden hit a single and drove in a run Saturday. Credits: TAPintoSPF Staff
Ryan Yawger leads off third base after a pinch-hit triple. Credits: TAPintoSPF Staff
Michael Dieu at bat during Saturday's game. Credits: TAPintoSPF Staff

UNION CITY, NJ — It was a party on the roof for the Scotch Plains-Fanwood baseball team, as the Raiders crushed the Union City Soaring Eagles, 10-2, Saturday afternoon on the famous rooftop field at Roosevelt Stadium in the heart of Hudson County.

Nick McCormack, in his second career varsity start, tossed a 5 2/3 inning gem to lead the way for Scotch Plains. The junior allowed two runs (one earned) on six hits, while striking out five and walking four.

The Raiders’ offense, which had shown signs of waking up from a deep slump, erupted for 10 runs, headlined by a six-run fourth inning. 

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Peter Yarem delivered the big blast of the day — a three-run triple in that fourth inning. Patrick Downey, George Mueller and Colin McAlindin each went 1-for-3 with an RBI at the plate. Mueller also made a spectacular diving stab of a line drive at third base late in the game.

Junior right-handed pitcher Matt Kipp shut the door on Union City, throwing 1 1/3 innings and striking out one, to end the game. 

The Raiders (6-5) picked up momentum with two consecutive victories before embarking on a potentially season-defining week in which they have two county championship rematches with Gov. Livingston and visit Westfield. 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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