SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ — In the Blue Devils-Raiders season baseball opener, SP-F lefty starter Tim Geissel struck out seven in a 9-3 complete game victory over cross-town rival Westfield at Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School. It is the Raiders' third straight Opening Day victory over Westfield.
Kobi Wolf hit a solo home run off Geissel in the fifth inning for Westfield.
The Raiders jumped out to a 2-0 first-inning lead on a single and a passed ball. Westfield touched up Geissel in the third inning by scoring two runs to tie the game. However, the lefty battled back and retired the side with the bases loaded.
A five-run fifth put the game on ice for Scorch Plains-Fanwood.