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Westfield Downs Scotch Plains-Fanwood, 9-6, in Baseball Opener

Matt Storcks was a one-man wrecking crew for Westfield as his 7 RBI led to a 9-6 win over Scotch Plains-Fanwood. Credits: Sean Conklin
Lefty Chris Gibbons (7) was on the mound for Scotch Plains-Fanwood against Westfield on Tues, April 1. Credits: Sean Conklin

SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Westfield shortstop Matt Storcks knocked in seven runs as the Blue Devils spoiled the Raiders' varsity baseball home opener, 9-6, Tuesday afternoon.

Storcks hit a grand slam in the third inning, a two-run triple in the fourth, and a run-scoring sacrifice fly in the fifth to account for most of Westfield's offense.

SPF's Matt Ridge opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first, and the score remained 1-0 until Westfield touched up starter Chris Gibbons for five runs in the third. The Raiders chipped away and brought the score to 7-6 at the end of the fourth, before the Blue Devils padded their lead with two more runs in the fifth.

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Westfield Police Blotter: PayPal and Credit Card Fraud Reported & More

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