For anyone who knows Glenny Fredricks, the longtime Spotswood baseball coach, he epitomizes the tiny boro where he grew up.
Small, scrappy, gritty. Underdog mentality.
That’ll be the mindset of his Chargers, too, when they host East Brunswick Wednesday in Commander’s Cup XVI, for the Bill Thompson Memorial Trophy. It’s tied in with American Legion Post 25 in East Brunswick, where the late Thompson – a big baseball fan – was once their baseball adjutant for the post’s team.
Central Jersey Sports Radio will provide play-by-play of the game, beginning with a pregame show at 3:45, with first pitch at 4 pm. Click here to listen to the live broadcast.
Spotswood (13-5) had reeled off six straight wins before running into Middlesex, which won the Blue Division outright with a sweep of the Chargers this weekend, 10-0 Saturday at “The Swamp,” and 5-2 at home Monday afternoon.
East Brunswick (8-8) will be playing its third game in as many days as the Bears come off a win over Piscataway Monday, and host Westfield Tuesday afternoon.
Spotswood will throw junior Jackson Walsh (1-1, 3.41 ERA) against the Bears, and will look to get on base, then wreak havoc from there.
Click below to listen to Spotswood head coach Glenny Fredericks talk about the Chargers’ season so far, and their matchup Wednesday with East Brunswick: