Posted by Glenn Fredricks on Jun 07 2007 at 05:00PM PDT
GROUP 2 BASEBALL INFO BOX Friday, June 08, 2007 Spotswood (25-4) vs. Indian Hills (23-8) When: Tomorrow, 2 p.m. Where: Toms River South Key players for Spotswood: RHP Will Beard (11-1, 2.06 ERA, 75 IP, 108 K, 33 BB), 2B/RHP Mike Hohman (.489, 39 runs, 15 SB), C Anthony Addone (.375, 4 HR, 32 RBI), 3B John Berner (.337, 6 HR, 29 RBI), RF Joey Petosa (.409, 28 RBI, 10 SB), SS Cody Pace (.387, 15 RBI, 8 SB), 1B C.J. Mooney (.342, 14 RBI), CF Phil Spina (.333, 1 HR, 15 RBI), LF Brian Curci (.258), DH/OF Mike Collins (.410, 19 RBI). Key players for Indian Hills: LHP/OF Ryan Furbeck (7-1), CF Alex Sariyan, SS Ramee Yacoub, 2B Jason Freeman, RF Mike Marscovetra, 1B Jared Avidion, RHP Jake Hazen, C David Goodmark, DH Eric Rosenberg, 3B Justin Van Grown. Keys to victory for Spotswood: Beard can win even without his best stuff, as he did in defeating J.P. Stevens, 7-6, for the Greater Middlesex Conference Tournament championship last week. When he does have his best stuff, his control of his curveball blends with his 90 mph fastball to make him nearly unhittable. Spotswood is batting .368 as a team, so there are no spots in the order that provide a true break for an opposing pitcher. Keys to victory for Indian Hills: Sariyan drilled a three-run triple and Marscovetra hit two home runs in a Group 2 semifinal victory over Hackettstown. Furbeck, the team's ace, did not pitch that game, so he'll be well rested against Spotswood. Although he's just a sophomore, Avidion bats cleanup and is also a capable relief pitcher. Pick: Spotswood, 5-2.


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