Spotswood 8, Metuchen 1
HNT Baseball Roundup: Pace pitches Spotswood to victory
Senior right-hander Cody Pace hurled five no-hit innings before being lifted in favor of a reliever in the Spotswood High School baseball team's 8-1 Greater Middlesex Conference Blue Division victory Tuesday over Metuchen. Spotswood coach Glenn Fredricks lifted Pace so he would be eligible to throw under NJSIAA pitching regulations in Friday's pivotal division game against previously unbeaten South River, which suffered a 5-0 loss Tuesday at Middlesex.
Tim Redshaw recorded Metuchen's lone hit, leading off the seventh with a single off Chris Stout.
Anthony Feltre, who led off the game with a walk, scored Metuchen's lone run on a passed ball. The Bulldogs (4-3) had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Shawn Weeks and Anthony Pietanza each went 3-for-3 for the Chargers (4-1), who trail first-place Middlesex by a game in the division standings.
Dean Vitale's two-run homer in the first erased a 1-0 deficit. He finished 2-for-5. Spotswood built upon its 3-1 lead with a three-run rally in the fifth. Pace fanned eight and walked two.
Matt Mangarella went 2-for-4 for Spotswood.