Spotswood and East Brunswick to rematch in annual Commander’s Cup game

Spotswood holds the Bill Thompson Memorial Commander’s Cup Trophy after a 6-5 walk-off win over East Brunswick on May 19, 2021. It was the Chargers’ fourth straight win in the series. (Photo: Mike Pavlichko)

East Brunswick beat Spotswood on Tuesday in the opening round of the GMC Tournament, 11-1.

Wipe that score from the ledger when the two teams meet again, same place, same time, for the Commander’s Cup Trophy.

Wednesday’s game was sponsored in part by Fredricks’ ACBL Team, New Brunswick Matrix. Click for details on the team!

Last year, the Chargers evened the Commander’s Cup series with the Bears 8-8, with one tie, on a walkoff hit by Tyler Lewandowski – who was only 0-for-4 on the day and whose wild pitch allowed the Bears to score the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth – giving Spotswood a 6-5 comeback win.

READ MORE: “Walk ’em off Spotswood!” Lewandowski’s double off the wall lets Chargers keep Commander’s Cup Trophy another year

Three days later, they knocked off EB in the first round of the GMC Tournament.

Yup, wipe Tuesday from the ledger.

You can hear the game live on Central Jersey Sports Radio Thursday afternoon with pregame from East Brunswick High School set for 4 pm, pregame at 3:45. Mike Pavlichko and Chris Tsakonas will call all the action; click here to listen live.

Spotswood has won six of the last eight meetings between the schools, including last year’s GMCT win, and this year’s GMCT loss. And they’ve held the trophy ever since a late May, 2017 road win against the Bears.

READ MORE: The history of the Commander’s Cup:

Click below to hear Spotswood head coach Glenny Fredricks talk about the Chargers’ season and the matchup with East Brunswick:

All-Time Commander’s Cup Trophy Results
East Brunswick leads 8-7-1

5/19/21 – Spotswood 6, East Brunswick 5 (8 inn.) (at SHS)
5/8/19 – Spotswood 3, East Brunswick 0 (at EB)
5/17/18 – Spotswood 5, East Brunswick 3 (8 inn.) (at EB)
5/31/17 – Spotswood 6, East Brunswick 0 (at EB)
5/7/16 – East Brunswick 6, Spotswood 1 (at EB)
5/2/15 – Spotswood 5, East Brunswick 4 (at SHS)
5/3/14 – East Brunswick 13, Spotswood 7 (at EB)
5/4/13 – East Brunswick 4, Spotswood 2 (8 inn.) (at EB)
5/18/12 – East Brunswick 4, Spotswood 2 (at Michelin Field)
5/9/11 – East Brunswick 16, Spotswood 9 (at EB)
5/19/10 – East Brunswick 5, Spotswood 4 (at EB)
4/26/09 – East Brunswick 13, Spotswood 3 (at Trenton)
4/27/08 – Spotswood 5, East Brunswick 4 (9 inn.) (at Trenton)
4/21/07 – Spotswood 6, East Brunswick 0 (at Trenton)
4/30/06 – Spotswood 5, East Brunswick 5 (8 inn.) (at Trenton)
5/9/05 – East Brunswick 5, Spotswood 4 (at EB)

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