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. 

Sign Up for E-News

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.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Scotch Plains/Fanwood

Union County Students to 'March for Our Lives' Saturday in Union

March 19, 2018

UNION, NJ – Students from all over Union County will be walking from Burnet Middle School to Town Hall on Saturday morning, March 24, in an anti-gun violence march.

Led by steering committee chairman Colin Sumner, the march, which has the support of Senator Joseph Cryan, Moms Demand Action, Union County Chapter, and the Union County Freeholders, is not aimed at taking away guns, but ...

The Day After

Some years ago, the United Nations held the International Summit on Sustainable Development, here in Johannesburg. The Summit was a great success. One wonders, though, whether all the wonderful decisions and resolutions that were adopted were ever implemented. In other words, were they themselves sustainable?

Good ideas and worthwhile projects are suggested regularly. The question is, do they ...

The Role of Meal Replacements in Weight Loss

March 20, 2018

Obesity is at epidemic proportions in the United States and in other developed and developing countries. The prevalence of obesity is increasing not only in adults, but also in children and adolescents. We all know that obesity is a significant risk factor for various chronic illnesses, most importantly heart disease and diabetes, but also cancer and osteoarthritis, liver and kidney disease, ...

St. Bartholomew Academy Pee Wee Boys Win Championship

March 21, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- St. Bartholomew Academy Pee Wee Boys basketball won the Union County CYO Championships for their division on Sunday, March 11. Coached by Jim Reagan and Allison Yaeger, the team of third and fourth-grade boys defeated St. James the Apostle School 41-28 at St. Joseph’s School in Maplewood.

The Union County CYO Basketball League is open to Girls and Boys in ...

Upcoming Events


Fri, March 23, 12:00 PM

Resolve, Scotch Plains

Free Teen Anxiety Group (Ages 14-17) at Resolve

Sun, March 25, 7:00 PM

Temple Sholom, Scotch Plains

The Displaced Persons Camp Experience

Religions And Spirituality


Tue, March 27, 7:30 PM

Temple Emanu-El , Westfield

Intergenerational Holocaust Event at Temple ...