The South Plainfield High School baseball team is having another outstanding season. Currently their record is 12-6. This past week, the Tigers won three games beating division rival Woodbridge twice, and defeating out of conference foe Arthur L. Johnson. A huge part of the success the Tigers had this week, let alone the season, has been the consistent contributions of junior, Jordan Hamberg.
After only playing late in the season as a sophomore, the Tigers are beginning to rely heavily on their junior both as a pitcher and an outfielder. Jordan has developed into one of South Plainfield’s starting pitchers. On the season he is 4-1. He has pitched to a 1.40 earned run average. Jordan pitched a perfect game on Saturday vs. Woodbridge not allowing a single base runner while striking out 13 batters over the seven innings. Jordan is also a major contributor to the Tigers offense. He has a batting average of .429 with 19 runs batted in. This past week Jordan had 7 hits while driving in 6 runs. He also hit a grand slam in the win against Arthur L. Johnson. South Plainfield will continue to depend on Jordan Hamberg while the Tigers compete in the rest of the season.