Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week: Baseball's Jake Friedman

April 23, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD — Picking up right where he left off last season, Jake Friedman has been a key component to one of the state’s best pitching staffs this baseball season. 

In five appearances (three starts) this year, the senior right-hander owns an excellent 1.15 ERA, 22 strikeouts, and a record of 4-0 with a save. That comes on the heels of a 2-0 record and 0.68 ...

Baseball: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Beats Sayreville, 8-4, in Comeback Win at Autism Awareness Challenge

NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ -- Scotch Plains-Fanwood overcame a 4-3 fourth inning deficit with five unanswered runs in the fifth inning to defeat Sayreville, 8-4, at the Autism Awareness Challenge in North Brunswick

Patrick Cuccurullo started and went 3 innings, followed by winning pitcher Nick McCormack and Nick Merkel, who closed out the game.

Sam Schetelich was the hitting star with ...

LAX: Delaware Valley Tops Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 12-10, Despite Costanzo's 5 Goals

DELAWARE VALLEY, NJ -- Delaware Valley couldn't stop Noah Costanzo, who had another 5-goal game, but outscored Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 12-10, in a conference matchup. 

"It's a tough conference loss. We had some miss opportunities to put the ball in, get ground balls and clear the ball," said coach Nick Miceli in an interview with TAPintoSPF. 

"Noah ...

Somerset Patriots Pitcher Scott Copeland's Contract Purchased By New York Mets

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - The Somerset Patriots have announced that right-hand pitcher Scott Copeland’s contract has been purchased by the New York Mets. He is expected to report to Double-A Binghamton.

The 6’3” righty broke into the big leagues in 2015 with the Toronto Blue Jays. That year, Copeland went 1-1 over five games (three starts) with six strikeouts. He had gone 11-6 with a ...

Scotch Plains Honors SPFHS Student Athletes at Council Meeting

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- The Scotch Plains Council recognized the achievements of a number of Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School winter athletes at the governing body's meeting on Tuesday, April 17. 

Among those honored were:

Girls Varsity Swim Team: Four-time Union County Champions
Wrestler Sam Wustefeld: Union County and District Champion, runner up in the State Championships in ...

SPFSA 40th Anniversary Soccer Festival to Feature Rutgers-Seton Hall Match and Pre-Game Festivities by Red Bulls on Sun, Apr. 22

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Soccer Association (SPFSA) will present its SPFSA 40th Anniversary Soccer Festival on Sunday, April 22, at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School.

The festival will feature a special NCAA women’s soccer exhibition between 2016 national semifinalist and perennial Big Ten Conference power Rutgers University versus instate rival and Big East ...

Baseball: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Edges Bridgewater-Raritan, 4-3, for Fourth Straight Win

BRIDGEWATER, NJ - Matt Kipp pitched four shutout innings in relief and Tyler Stines collected two hits and drove in a run as Scotch Plains-Fanwood won its fourth consecutive game, 4-3, over Bridgewater-Raritan on Wednesday.

The game marked junior Danny Wilkinson's first start since his record-setting 20-strikeout performance against Union last Thursday. But Wilkinson, who threw 110 pitches ...

LAX: 8-Goal Second Half Leads Scotch Plains-Fanwood Over Bernards

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- It was close for one half. Scotch Plains-Fanwood went into the half-time break with a 5-4 lead and then erupted for eight second-half goals to defeat Bernards, 13-6, at blustery Wexler Field on Tuesday.

Noah Costanzo, this week's Joint Motion Physical Therapy Athlete of the Week, erupted for five goals, while Jack Brady and Tommy Nakonechny each ...

Baseball: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Pounds Linden in Late Innings, Wins 12-1

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- Micheal Dieu hit his team-leading second home run and a double to lead a potent Raiders attack that pounded Linden pitching for 10 runs in the late innings.

"Their starter (Ryan Wagner) did a great job on us and just ran out of gas," said varsity coach Joe Higgins.

Dieu and Patrick Downey drove in two runs. Anthony DiNizo continued his ...

Volleyball: Scotch Plains-Fanwood Wins Hackensack Tournament

SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- The Scotch Plains-Fanwood boys volleyball team won the 8th annual Hackensack Volleyball Tournament this weekend.

What makes the victory even more impressive is that 2018 is the first year that boys volleyball is a varsity sport at SPFHS.

The Raiders went 3-3 in preliminary round (Pool A) to finish second. In the semifinal round, the boys upset Jefferson, ...

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Baseball: Fox's Strong Pitching Leads Union Catholic to Victory over North 13th Street Tech

April 22, 2018

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Michael Fox delivered a strong game on the mound and six different players knocked in runs for Union Catholic as the Vikings defeated North 13th Street Tech, 8-4, on Saturday in Scotch Plains.

It's the second victory in three games for the Vikings, who improved to 4-7 on the season.

Fox, a sophomore lefty, struck out 10 and allowed three earned ...