PARLIN/NORTH BRUNSWICK -- The South Plainfield High School varsity softball and baseball teams both defeated its opponents on the road on Wednesday afternoon.
The Lady Tigers won their fifth straight game on Wednesday as they defeated Sayreville, 9-0, in a Greater Middlesex Conference-White Division game in Parlin. The Tigers beat North Brunswick, 12-5, in another GMC-White matchup in North Brunswick.
Jillian Holoboski and Danielle DeCarlo both hit home runs for South Plainfield, which racked up 11 hits on the afternoon. Holoboski leads the team with three homers while DeCarlo now has two. Holoboski also had a double and finished 2-for-4 on the day with four RBI and two runs scored. She also earned the win from the circle tossing a four-hit shutout while striking out three.
DeCarlo also had a single and two RBI and two runs scored. Jennifer Grasso also picked up two hits and scored while MaKayla Sosa went a perfect 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored.
Cameron Marks and Jennifer Flasser also chipped in with singles for the Tigers.
Sosa and Holoboski have made the engine go this season for South Plainfield as the two are batting .500 or better and are tired with 15 runs to lead the team. Sosa has driven in 16 runs while Holoboski has 14 RBI and 21 total hits, good for tops on the squad.
For Sayreville, Sam Emolo went 2-for-3 with two singles.
South Plainfield quickly returns to action on Thursday (weather permitting) at 4:00 p.m. at North Brunswick. The Tigers edged the Raiders, 6-3, on Opening Day. Sayreville hosts Woodbridge on Friday at 4:00 p.m.
As for the varsity baseball squad, they got a must needed win after losing the previous three straight and six of their last seven. South Plainfield jumped out to a 9-0 lead after three and half innings of play. The Tigers scored three in the top of the first inning, five in the second, and one in the fourth before the Raiders scored three in the bottom of the fourth. South Plainfield and North Brunswick scored three and two more runs respectively in the sixth.
Rob Gonzalez, Mike Stanczak, and Chris Shine all hit home runs for the Tigers, which tallied 18 hits. Stanczak finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and three runs scored while Gonzalez drove in four and scored three times. Shine totaled two RBI and two runs scored.
On the mound, Billy Keane earned the win pitching all seven innings and giving up eight hits, five runs (four earned) and a walk while striking out seven.
For North Brunswick, Kelson Hopson led the way with a homer and three RBI.
Next up, the Tigers host Montgomery on Thursday at 4:00 p.m. while the Raiders are home on Friday at 7:00 p.m. against Bernards at Community Park.