CHARGERS VIE FOR DIVISION CROWN FOR 3RD STRAIGHT YEAR
Posted by Glenn Fredricks on May 06 2005 at 05:00PM PDT
SPOTSWOOD, NJ - by the Prof The 2005 Spotswood High School Chargers baseball squad set a number of goals before the season. One of those goals was accomplished yesterday with a win over arch-rival South River by a score of 5-3. That goal: a Blue Division Championship.....its' third consecutive. With the victory the Chargers assured themselves of no less than a share of the crown with a showdown Saturday afternoon in Iselin with the 2nd place Kennedy Mustangs looming. It was to be a winner take all affair, but the Highland Park Owls had different ideas, defeating Kennedy in Iselin 5-4 the same day the Chargers vanquished the Rams. At 9-2 in the Blue Division, SHS holds a 1 game advantage over JFK with only the head to head matchup left. However, this does not diminish the importance of taking down the Mustangs Saturday just 2 days before the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament is seeded. With a win, the Chargers become undisputed Blue Divsion Champion and have the floor to themselves to start the meeting. A loss, and Spotswood would have to share the airwaves with JFK, and could fall out of the Top 8. A Top 8 seed guarantees a bye into the first round of the tourney, skipping 2 prelimenary rounds, and saving much needed pitching. In any case, the 2005 Chargers will be Blue Division Champions, win-lose-or-draw, joining the 2003 and 2004 squads with the same titles. A win Saturday also gives Monday's Commander Cup game versus Red Division Champion added signifigance for seeding purposes. First things first, however, the Mustangs must be handled on Saturday.
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