Baseball Friday Scoreboard, 4/11/14
Class A North
Freehold Twp. 9, No. 6 CBA 7
Mike Alexander, Steve Derby and Joe Silvestrone each had multiple hits and the Patriots slugged their way past the Colts. Alexander finished 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while Derby went 2-for-4 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base. Silvestrone finished 2-for-3 with a run scored.
Senior Chris Talbott added a two-run double for Freehold Township and Kenny Carrier went 1-for-3 with a run scored, two RBI and a stolen base while nailing down the save with two innings of relief. Senior Chris Rose pitched two innings of relief to earn the win and also went 1-for-3 with an RBI at the plate.
Will Morgan hit a three-run home run for CBA and Ryan Ramiz went 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Sophomore catcher and University of North Carolina recruit Brandon Martorano went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, giving him an extra-base hit in each of CBA's first four games (two doubles, a triple and a home run).
Class A Central
Rumson-Fair Haven 8, Manasquan 2
Morgan Maguire went 3-for-3 with a home run, a triple and four RBI in support of pitchers Chris Drummond and Brian Smith, who combined on a seven-hitter to lead the Bulldogs to their third straight win by beating the Warriors. Smith came on in relief to earn his first varsity win.
Senior Thomas Culligan went 1-for-1 with a double, two walks and two RBI, while junior Max Goione finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Class A South
Lacey 4, Southern 2
Justin Weigland allowed one run on four hits and struck out eight in 5 2/3 innings to pick up his first win of the year and the Lions beat the Rams to win their fourth in a row. George Peddie plated two runs in the first inning to ignite the offense and Anthony Elefante finished 2-for-2 with an RBI.
Nick Sinopoli went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead Southern.
No. 5 Jackson Memorial 4, Brick 2
Matt Guarino scattered six hits over 5 1/3 innings and Nick Dabrio went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI single as the Jaguars edged the Green Dragons.
Nick Zbranak was hit by a pitch to force in a run, his Shore Conference leading 13th RBI of the season. Carmen Sclafani also added an RBI single for Brick.
No. 3 Toms River East 9, Brick Memorial 3
Jerry Caporale went 3-for-3 with two stolen bases and Max Lasky went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI to help lead the Raiders to a win over Mustangs. Catcher Ron Calantoni also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Senior Anthony DeBlasio allowed two runs on five hits while walking none and striking out three to earn the win for Toms River East. Nick Matteo went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Brick Memorial.
No. 8 Toms River South 2, No. 4 Toms River North 1
Sophomore Trevor Wagner and junior Vinny Scrudato combined on a three-hitter and the Indians mustered up enough offense to beat the Mariners for their fourth straight win.
Wagner allowed a run on one hit while walking three and striking out three over the first three innings before giving way to Scrudato, who finished the game with four shutout innings while allowing two hits and a hit batter.
Junior first baseman Spencer Kapp contributed an RBI single for Toms River South, while senior center fielder Russell Messler went 2-for-3 with a double and run scored on Kapp's single. Junior right fielder Jake Ryan pushed home a run by reaching on an error.
Toms River North designated hitter Brandon Fischer doubled and scored on a wild pitch for the Mariners lone run in the third inning.
Class B Central
Keansburg 11, Henry Hudson 2
Josh Heck allowed only two hits and struck out six Henry Hudson hitters to help the Titans beat the Admirals. Mike Keelan went 3-for-4 and Mike Politano and Austin Blum each tripled to lead the Keansburg offense.
St. Rose 12, Point Beach 1 (6 Innings)
Senior catcher Will King went 2-for-3 with a grand slam, a double and six RBI and the Purple Roses scored 11 runs in the fifth and six innings to blow the game open in a win over the Garnet Gulls.
Johnny Kussmaul also went 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI for St. Rose, while Travis Cloney finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored in the win. Seniro Parker Haggerty (2-0) picked up the win on the mound by allowed on unearned run on two hits with one walk and five strikeouts.
Noah Yates plated the lone Point Beach run with an RBI double in the third, momentarily pulling the Garnet Gulls even with St. Rose, 1-1.
Mater Dei Prep 13, Asbury Park 3 (Five Innings)
Sam Miles and Vinny Smith led the Seraphs offense, which scored nine runs in the bottom of the first to put the Blue Bishops away early. Miles finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored, a double and an RBI, while Smith went 1-for-2 with three runs scored and three RBI. Cole Hardy also went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI in the win.
Liam Olausen earned his first varsity win with three innings of relief, during which he allowed two runs on six hits while striking out six.
Sophomore Angel Rosario went 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored, while Will Wells and Joel Hernandez each added an RBI single for Asbury Park.
Class B South
Manchester 8, Lakewood 1
Senior right-hander Devin Tomei fired a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts and four walks and also delivered a double and two RBI to lead the Hawks to a win over the Piners.
Freshman Steven Rodriguez went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored, two RBI and a stolen base at the top of the Manchester order. Junior Dan Mills went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and a stolen base, while sophomore Jonathan Meaney finished 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base.
Pinelands 8, No. 9 Central 2
Tyler Carney pitched 5 2/3 innings of scoreless, four-hit ball and the Wildcats put the Golden Eagles away with six runs in the bottom of the sixth to pick up their second straight win. Mitch Merrill led the offense by going 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.
Pay Spagnola went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Vinny Bondinello finished 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI. Andrew DiPiazza finished 1-for-3 and drove in both Central runs with a single in the seventh inning.
Point Boro 7, Barnegat 5
Sophomore starting pitcher Frank Graziano helped his own cause by going 3-for-5 with a double and four RBI to pick up the win on the mound and lead the Panthers to a win over the Bengals.
Ryan Ulrich went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored and Jared Kacso finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI for Barnegat, which had 12 hits in the loss.
Monmouth 3, Red Bank 0
Corey Shelvin pitched a five-hit shutout and struck out seven to lead the Falcons to their fourth straight win by beating the Bucs.
John Bonczyk led the Monmouth offense by going 2-for-2 as the Falcons made the most of only four hits. Monmouth scored its runs on an RBI ground out by Dan Valerio, a sacrifice fly by Christian Hoplock and an error.
Jacob Nappi went 2-for-3 to highlight Red Bank's offense.
Shore 3, Freehold 2
Senior Andrew Schulz pitched a complete-game five-hitter and added a triple at the plate to help the Blue Devils beat the Colonials for their third straight win. Schulz allowed two unearned runs, walked two and struck out seven while improving to 2-0.
Senior catcher Nick Blaney led the offense by going 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI. Senior second baseman Matt Schulz also went 2-for-3 and drove in the game-winning run with a single in the bottom of the sixth.
Freehold starter Steven Rullo helped his cause at the plate by going 1-for-3 with an RBI single in the second inning to give Freehold a 2-0 lead.