After a nail bitting 9-8 victory over Summit, the SPF Raiders 10u Travel Team have won the final round of playoff games, becoming the 2012 Union County Spring "B" Ball League Champions.
This talented team of 12 young baseball stars includes: Benjamin Engelhardt, Carter Slifer, Devin Warbeck, Dominick Romano, Gustavo Barco, Jayson Williams, Joseph Barge, Matthew Delgado, Michael Besante, Michael Urbano, Nicholas Hughes, Thomas Glastal.
The league consist of nine travel baseball teams from around the state. This group of extrodinary professional baseball hopefuls have been practicing hard as a team since February of 2012 under the leadership of a skilled team of coaches including: Luis Vega, Richard Baylor, Damian Warbeck, Pete Delgado, and Joseph Barge.
"The team has finally come to understand that if you practice hard and play hard, anything you want is possible," a spokesperson for the team said. "They have made their coaches, families and townsmen proud of each and everyone of them."
The Scotch Plains Fanwood Youth Baseball Association would like to encourage all young Scotch Plains-Fanwood athletes to continue to follow in the path of this great group of ballplayers. To learn more about the SPFYBA, visit http://www.spfyba.org/