The South Plainfield High School baseball team is continuing to have a successful 2018 season with a record of 15-9. This past week, the Tigers went 4-0 beating out of conference foes North Hunterdon, Montgomery, and Bernards. They finished the week with a win in the first round of the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament, over Carteret. A major contributor to South Plainfield’s success has been the consistency of junior pitcher, Christopher Shine.
After a break out sophomore campaign, the Tigers are ready to depend on their junior pitcher. Chris has become the ace of the South Plainfield’s pitching staff. On the season he is a deceptive 2-2. He has pitched to an impressive 0.42 earned run average over 33 innings. On the season he has 50 strike outs to only 12 hits. Chris saved one of his best performances in the Tigers 2-0 win over North Hunterdon. He made history pitching a no-hitter for South Plainfield. Chris also contributes with his bat. Currently he has a .327 batting average with 3 homeruns and 13 runners batted in (RBIs). South Plainfield will continue to rely on Chris Shine while competing in the GMC and NJSIAA tournaments.
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