Class A North

No. 9 Freehold Boro 4, Middletown North 1

Senior Steve Rullo tossed six scoreless innings and the Colonials beat the Lions to open their season. Rullo allowed four hits and walked two in his season debut before giving way to senior James Manos.

Sophomore Phil Marcantonio went 2-for-3 with an RBI and junior Tom Holdorf doubled and drove in a run. Senior Nick LaMorte also doubled and scored a run and Senior Nick Zuppe went 1-for-3 with an RBI single.

No. 3 Middletown South 12, Freehold Twp. 3

Senior left-hander Ian Scheuer allowed on earned run in six innings and senior Austin Markmann went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI to lead the Eagles to a win over the Patriots. Scheuer struck out five and walked one in the win.

Seniors Tom Gannon and Zach Schild each went 2-for-4 as well, with Gannon doubling and scoring two runs and Schild scoring one and driving one in. Junior Dave Mangarelli was 1-for-3 with two RBI and senior Johnny Zega went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Howell 2, No. 5 Manalapan 1

Senior Mark Iacobino ripped the go-ahead two-run double in the top of the seventh inning and the Rebels overcame a dominant five innings by Manalapan starter Tyler Stafflinger to earn the opening-day win. Iacobino finished 2-for-3 with two doubles on the day.

Stafflinger, a senior right-hander headed to NJIT next year, allowed three hits and did not walk a batter in five scoreless innings while also racking up 10 strikeouts.

Howell senior right-hander and St. John's recruit Brian Chabala overcame six walks and four hits in 5 2/3 innings by striking out nine, but still left the game trailing 1-0. Troy Miller pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 inning to earn the win.

Miller and senior Justin Steel each went 1-for-3 with a double and junior Grant Hackett finished 2-for-3 in the win.

Manalapan senior Jake Sadowitz tripled and walked three times in his four plate appearances and senior Mattt Rosenberg also tripled in the loss.


Class A Central

Raritan at Monmouth, PPD - Saturday, 2 p.m.


Class A South

Brick at Lacey - PPD, Monday, 3:45 p.m.

The Lions took a 1-0 lead into the fifth inning, but the game was cut short by lightning in the area and will be started from the beginning on Monday.

Southern 2, Toms River East 1

Sophomore Marco Matias singled and scored in a two-run Southern first and junior Pat Barrett added an RBI single in the frame as the Rams held on for an opening-day win over the Raiders.

Junior Nick Simone allowed a run on three hits and two walks over 5 1/3 innings while striking out four. Junior Zach Fillmore recorded the final five outs to nail down the save and did not allow a hit.

Chad Leonard singled and scored on an RBI double by Cole Robbins to cut the Southern lead to 2-1 in the fourth. Sophomore Brad Brush allowed two unearned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out six in the hard-luck loss.

No. 7 Jackson Memorial 4, No. 10 Toms River South 3

Senior Chris Hawryluk pitched a six-hit complete game and senior Kyle Johnson and junior Ryan Boyle each went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI out of the top two spots in the batting order as the Jaguars edged the Indians to open the season.

Hawryluk walked one and struck out seven on 98 pitches despite needing 49 to escape the first two innings, which included a 45-minute rain delay with one out in the bottom of the first inning.

Junior Dave DeJesus gave Jackson Memorial a 1-0 lead with a two-out RBI single to right in the top of the first and the Jaguars took the lead for on a two-out passed ball in the second.

Boyle singled home Johnson in the top of the fifth to extend Jackson Memorial's lead to 3-1 and Johnson laced and RBI double off the wall on a bounce with two out in the top of the sixth.

Sophomore T.J. Scuderi belted a two-run home run to left with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh, but Hawryluk retired the final three batters he faced to close out the complete game.

Each center fielder threw out a runner at the plate, with Jackson Memorial's Kyle Lona cutting down a run on a Tom Campo single to end the first and Dylan Danelson throwing out Alex Iadiserna after the Jackson left fielder tried to score on an errant throw to second base following a wild pitch.


Class B North

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 9, Matawan 1

Senior John Poccia allowed two hits and a walk with four strikeouts over six scoreless innings and the Caseys handled the Huskies on opening day to give head coac Buddy Hausmann his 150th career win.

Junior Dom Caraballo went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI and senior Doug Facendo was 2-for-2 with a double, triple and two RBI.

Jake Burlew went 2-for-2 with a double and drove in the lone Matawan run in the seventh.


Class B Central

Keansburg 19, Henry Hudson 4 (5 Innings)

Freshman Liam Meyer went 4-for-5 with a double, four runs and two RBI in his first high school game and the Titans whacked the Admirals on opening day.

Senior Gannon Meyer went 2-for-2 with a double, triple, three runs and two RBI, while senior Austin Blum was 2-for-4 with two doubles, three runs and four RBI for Keansburg.

Senior Ian Terry picked up the win on the mound with four innings of two-hit ball and three strikeouts.

Mater Dei Prep 3, Keyport 0

Senior right-hander Joe Ruth threw an opening-day no-hitter and the Seraphs blanked the Red Raiders to begin their Class B Central title defense in style. Ruth walked two, struck out eight and also doubled home a run and walked twice at the plate.

Senior Cole Hardy went 3-for-4 with two runs scored for Mater Dei, which got all four off its hits off Keyport junior starter Christian Smith from Ruth and Hardy. Smith struck out seven and walked five in a losing effort.


Class B South

Lakewood 2, Donovan Catholic 0

Senior Ramon Marcados threw a three-hit shutout with a walk and two strikeouts and the Piners edged the Griffins to open their season with a win.

Senior Jason Holguin went 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the top of the sixth for a Lakewood insurance run after senior Javiel Figueroa gave the Piners the lead with an RBI ground out in the fifth. Figueroa also doubled in the game.

Donovan Catholic senior starter Andrew Jarvis allowed two runs on six hits without walking a batter and also struck out four.

Point Boro 10, Manchester 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Josiah Gliddon pitched a one-hit shutout over five innings and the Panthers hammered the Hawks to open their season. Gliddon walked one, struck out six and also went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead the offense.

Senior Frank Graziano was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI while senior shortstop Sam Monacao finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI for Point Boro. Senior Mark Leyble also went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and junior Patrick Feehan went 1-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI in the win.

Pinelands at No. 4 Barnegat - PPD, TBA

The Barnegat opener and much-anticipated season debut of left-hander Jason Groome was postponed due to impending rain and will now be Tuesday, 3:45 p.m. at home against Point Pleasant Boro.

Jackson Liberty at Central - PPD, Monday, 3:45 p.m.



St. John Vianney 6, Red Bank 1

Senior catcher Ciaran Devenney hit a two-run home run in support of winning pitcher Brandon DeKovics and the Lancers topped the Bucs in the non-divisional season-opener.

The St. John Vianney senior right hander struck out eight in picking up the victory on the mound.



Union City 9, Rumson-Fair Haven 8


At Vero Beach, Fla.

No. 1 CBA 10, Dunbar (Ky.) 0 (6 Innings)

Senior right-hander Luca Dalatri pitched a six-inning, six-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts and no walks as the Colts routed Dunbar of Lexington, Ky. in their season-opener at Dodgertown in Vero Beach.

Dalatri and fellow senior Brandon Martorano each went 2-for-4 with a double, with Martorano driving in two and Dalatri knocking in one. Sophomore Andrea Dalatri and senior Brendan Galvin each went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, while sophomore Nick Hohenstein also went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Senior Cid Porter was 1-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI out of the leadoff spot for CBA.

At Fort Pierce, Fla.

No. 1 CBA vs. Episcopal Academy (Pa.), 7 p.m.


At Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Brick Memorial 12, Big Walnut (Oh.) 1 (5 Innings)

Senior Matt Cuppari went 2-for-3 with a double, a grand slam and finished with six RBI to lead the Mustangs to a five-inning win in their season opener in Cocoa Beach.

Senior James Donlon went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and senior Dave Clark was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored. Senior Brian Markoski added a 1-for-3 effort at the plate with two runs and two RBI, while Dylan Evans walked three times and scored three runs.

Senior Alec Merritt allowed a run on seven hits and two walks over four innings to earn the win.

Brick Memorial 12, Clay (Oh.) 2 (5 Innings)

James Donlon drove in three of his four runs with a three-run triple in the third inning as the Mustangs completed a sweep of a pair of Ohio teams in just 10 innings.

Brian Markoski and Matt Cuppari each went 1-for-2 with two runs score and Cuppari also knocked in a run to give him seven RBI during the double-header.

Dylan Evans went 1-for-1 with a double and two runs scored, Dylan Nolan finished 2-for-4 and Dave Clark also went 1-for-2 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI.

Mike Kraft and Teddy Gonzalez each added a double and Antonio Laborte was 1-for-2 with two runs scored.

D.J. Wilson struck out four in five innings of work while allowing two earned runs on seven hits in picking up the win.


At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Colts Neck 3, St. Joseph (Pa.) 0

Senior Mario Ferraioli fanned 11 batters in five shutout innings and the Cougars blanked St. Joseph to win their opener. Ferraioli surrendered four hits and three walks while picking up the win before giving way to junior John Weizman, who recorded a six-out save.

Senior Nick Umbro drove in a run the bottom of the fourth with an RBI triple and senior Dante Caruso doubled one home in the sixth. Weizman also knocked in a run with an RBI single in the bottom of the first.

Junior Brendan Clarke finished 1-for-2 with two runs scored and senior Mike Antico was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base.

Ocean 13, Chardon (Oh.) 3 (5 Innings)

Sophomore Jack D'Auria went 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBI in his first varsity game and the Spartans handled Chardon in their season-opener.

Senior Brian Kochenash went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI and junior Alec Keezer and senior Marc Chernin each added a pair of hits and two RBI. Jake Talarico also knocked in three runs in the win.

Senior J.T. Toomey allowed two earned runs on just one hit over five innings to earn the win on the mound.

Ocean 9, DePaul 3

Jack D'Auria continued his scalding-hot start to the season by belting a grand slam in Ocean's nine-run sixth inning that propelled the Spartans to a second win of the day.

Senior Brian Olesen, junior Alec Keezer and senior Marc Chernin each added an RBI single in the Ocean sixth, which erased a 3-0 deficit through five innings.

Junior Phil DeMarco pitched a four-hit complete game with four strikeouts to earn the win.