Falcons nip Spartans on the diamond

Another 1-run victory for Jefferson

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  • In the second inning Jefferson infielder Kyle Haller scoops up a grounder. Photos by George Leroy Hunter

  • Sparta third baseman Cole Patten breaks for the hit ball in the second inning.

  • Sparta's Patten tags out sliding Jefferson runner Matt Gonzales.

  • Jefferson's Zach Roskowski fouls one off his own foot. Roskowski went 1-for-3.

  • Jefferson's Kyle Haller takes a cut. Haller hit a home run and went 2-for-4.

  • Sparta pitcher Connor Dick brings it.

  • Jefferson's Antonio Favata swings and misses. Favata went 2-for-3 with a run.

  • Jefferson pitcher Mike Sullivan threw for four innings allowing six hits with four walks and two strikeouts.

  • Sparta's Jack Kulik connects

  • Sparta's Eric Lesch steps back from an inside pitch.

SPARTA — Jefferson Township High School defeated Sparta High School in varsity baseball on Monday, May 15. The final score was 4-3. The game took place at Sparta High School in Sparta Township.

It was the second meeting between the Jefferson Falcons and the Sparta Spartans in less then a month. On May 1 Jefferson beat Sparta 8-7 in Oak Ridge, New Jersey.

Team records: Jefferson Falcons 10-11. Sparta Spartans 6-14.

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