Class A North

Middletown South 11, Freehold Twp. 9

The Eagles (4-2, 3-2) scored five runs in the top of the seventh inning and eight over the final two frames to rally from a six-run deficit and beat the Patriots (3-3, 2-3). Freddy Yahn led the offense by going 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI to lead Middletown South's 12-hit attack.

Johnny Zega and Zach Schild each went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, with Zega adding a double and Schild driving in two runs. Zach deRocco (1-1) picked up the win in relief and Andrew Wisialko struck out two in a scoreless seventh to earn the save.

Chris Talbott and Julius Saporito both homered for Freehold Township. Joe Silvestrone also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, while losing pitcher Kenny Carrier finished 2-for-4 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base.

Middletown North 8, No. 6 CBA 5

Jake Bailey delivered a two-run single to cap a three-run fourth inning for Middletown North, its second of consecutive three-run innings that carried the Lions (2-2, 2-2) to a win over the Colts (3-2, 3-2). The game was a restart of the opening-day meeting between the two teams that was called due to darkness with the game tied at 9 after seven innings.

Kyle Capo also drove in two runs in a 1-for-3 game and Ryan Goscinski went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the third for the Lions. Mike Bartels gave up four earned runs on 11 hits while earning the win, and Frank Dente pitched two scoreless innings with two strikeouts to close it out.

CBA catcher Brandon Martorano went 4-for-4 with two triples and two runs scored to lead the Colts offense.

 

Class A Central

No. 9 Shore 7, Raritan 1

Junior James Kelly allowed just one unearned run on five hits and one walk while striking out eight as the Blue Devils (4-1, 2-1) extended their winning streak to four by beating the Rockets (1-5, 0-5).

Andrew Schulz went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI, while Matt Cosentino was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBI in the win.

Sophomores Johnny Guccione and Brandon Bentley each went 2-for-3 for Raritan in the loss.

Rumson-Fair Haven 7, No. 7 Monmouth 1

Morgan Maguire allowed one run on one hit over six innings while striking out seven to lead the Bulldogs (4-2, 4-2) to their fourth straight win while also snapping a five-game winning streak by the Falcons (5-2, 3-2).

Maguire also went 2-for-4 with double, a run scored and an RBI. Rumson broke the game open with a four-run fifth inning, highlighted by an RBI double by Alex Riguardi, and Chris Drummond added to the lead with a two-run single in the sixth. Shane McCabe finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Thomas Culligan was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

No. 8 St. John Vianney 15, Holmdel 5 (5 Innings)

Joe Rotelli and Ciaran Devenney both homered and Chris Loney and Chris Morris each had three hits to lead the Lancers (4-3, 4-2) to a win over the Hornets (2-4, 1-3), snapping a three-game losing skid. Rotelli finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI, Morris was 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, and Loney went 3-for-4 with a double, two RBI, a run scored and two RBI.

Justin Chin pitched five innings of three-hit baseball while allowing five unearned runs on account of six St. John Vianney errors. Chin struck out three and walked one.

No. 10 Red Bank Catholic 13, Manasquan 11

Matt Kurdewan highlighted a seven-run sixth inning with a two-run double and the Caseys (5-2, 4-2) held on to beat the Warriors (2-4, 2-3) in a high-scoring A Central showdown. Kurdewan finished 2-for-4 while Brendan Madigan went 2-for-5, including a three-run triple in a five-run fourth inning.

Tommy Toole finished 4-for-5 with a home run, a double and two RBI, and his two-run homer in bottom of the seventh cut RBC's lead to 13-11. Tyler Bradley went 3-for-5 and Max Hawkins was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI in the loss.

 

Class A South

No. 4 Toms River South 16, Southern 10

Ryan Shiffer and Ray Ligouri each had three hits and the Indians (6-1, 4-1) tallied 13 hits to top the Rams (1-4, 0-4) in a Class A South slugfest for their sixth straight win. Shiffer finished 3-for-5 with a three-run triple, while Ligouri was 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and three RBI. Jesse Polozzo added a pinch-hit, three-run home run in the fifth, Trevor Wagner ripped a three-run double and Russell Messler finished 2-for-2 with a double and three runs scored.

Vinnie Colecchia and Nick Liantonio each went 3-for-4 in Southern's 15-hit attack, with Liantonio driving in four runs. Nick Sinopoli went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, while Chris Starner finished 2-for-2 with a triple and a run scored in the loss.

Jackson Memorial 2, Lacey 0

Sophomore Chris Hawryluk lost a perfect game on an error with one out in the fifth inning, but still finished off a one-hit shutout to lead the Jaguars (5-1, 4-1) to a win over the Lions (4-3, 2-3), ending their four-game winning streak. Hawryluk struck out seven in the victory, his second shutout of the season.

Justin Weigland reached on an error in the fifth and Dan Phillips followed with Lacey's lone base hit.

Hawryluk, Matt Guarino and Nick Dabrio all had two hits each for Jackson.

 

Class B North

Neptune 8, Long Branch 2

Latrell Jones pitched a five-hit complete game and went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead the Scarlet Fliers (1-3, 1-3) past the Green Wave (0-7, 0-4) for their first win of the season. Mike Rode went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and reached base in all five of his plate appearances.

Travis Carroll struck out eight in five innings in taking the loss for Long Branch.

No. 1 Wall 12, Matawan 2 (5 Innings)

Senior Tyler Swiggart pitched a five-inning complete game for his third win and the Crimson Knights (6-0, 4-0) hammered five doubles in a win over the Huskies (4-2, 3-2). Tim Willey went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBI, while Branden Biegert finished 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI to lead the offense.

Brendan McGregor went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the win and Dan Wondrack accounted for the fifth double. Jack Gifford also went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and three stolen bases.

Adam Elliot finished 2-for-3 at the plate for Matawan and Joe Piscopo went 1-for-3 while driving in both Huskies runs.

Ocean 5, Freehold 2 (11 Innings)

 

Class B Central

Keyport 14, Asbury Park 2 (5 Innings)

Jonathan Trigg struck out eight in four innings of three-hit ball and the Red Raiders (2-4, 2-4) offense put up double-digit runs for the second straight game in a win over the Blue Bishops (1-5, 1-5).

Anthony Fernandez went 2-for-2 with a triple and two runs scored while Steven Chandler finished 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Mater Dei Prep 5, Keansburg 4

Vincenzo Mezzacappa capped a three-run sixth inning for the Seraphs (4-3, 4-1) with a game-tying RBI single and Danny Poracky scored the winning run after reaching on an error in the seventh as Mater Dei Prep beat the Titans (4-2, 4-2).

Poracky also tripled in the game, while Matt Eckert had an RBI single in the first to give Mater Dei a 1-0 lead. Joe Breheny gave Keansburg a 2-1 lead with a two-run single in the bottom of the first.

Anthony Stanziale allowed four runs on eight hits with a walk and six strikeouts to earn the win. Mike Politano allowed three earned runs on five hits and one walk while punching out six in defeat.

 

Class B South

Jackson Liberty 18, Monsignor Donovan 0 (5 Innings)

The Lions (3-4, 2-3) exploded for 13 runs in the bottom of the first inning and pounded the Griffins (2-4, 2-2) in a five-inning shutout. Howard Taylor went 4-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBI while Joe Santonello went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Kyle Tavaska also went 1-for-3 with three runs scored and two RBI.

Dan Serreino allowed one hit and a walk over three innings of work and also struck out seven to pick up the win.

 

Non-Division

Red Bank 6, Point Boro 3

Johnny Milnes and Jacob Nappi each had two hits and an RBI and Sean O'Connell capped a four-run fifth inning with a two-run single as the Bucs (2-3) ended a three-game losing streak by beating the Panthers (3-2). Matt Reardon earned his first varsity win on the mound and Isaiah Sestito closed out the win by stranding the bases loaded in the seventh.

Bill Fehan picked up two hits and drove in a run for Point Boro.

Barnegat 4, No. 5 Toms River North 1

Junior John Corbett allowed one run on four hits over seven innings to earn the complete-game victory as the Bengals (4-2) handed the Mariners (4-3) their third straight loss. Corbett allowed three hits - including a home run to Jeff Ciervo - and did not strike out a batter over his first three innings but struck out five while allowing only one hit over the last four frames.

Ryan Ulrich went 2-for-4 at the top of the order and ignited a three-run first inning for the Bengals by drilling the first of two doubles to the left-center field fence to start the inning. He came around to score on one of three Toms River North errors in the inning and Matt Owens later plated the third run of the inning with an RBI single.

Justin Geduldick later added a pinch-hit RBI single in the sixth for an insurance run.

Ciervo led off the top of the second with his first varsity home run to cut Barnegat's lead to 3-1. Anthony Ferlise went 2-for-2 with a double and a walk, while losing pitcher Doug Molner gave up one earned run on seven hits and one walk while striking out five in six innings.

 

Non-Conference

Pinelands 4, Mainland 3 (9 Innings)

Bailey Taylor extended the game into extra innings with a two-out, game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the seventh inning and won it with a two-run single in the bottom of the ninth to send the Wildcats (4-3) to a dramatic win over the Mustangs.

Chad Astemborski pitched 1 2/3 innings of relief to earn the win, pitching out of a bases-loaded, no-out jam in the top of the ninth while limiting the damage to just one unearned run. Starter Jared Miller allowed one earned run on six hits hits with one walk and two strikeouts in six quality innings.

St. Lucie West Centennial (Fla.) 7, Manalapan 4

Chris Rodriguez, Jake Sadowitz and Stephen Carbonara each had RBI hits to help the Braves (5-3) overcome an early four-run deficit, but Manalapan's four-game winning streak came to an end against St. Lucie West Centennial in Florida.

Rodriguez drove in two runs with a single while both Carbonara and Sadowitz - who took the loss with 4 1/3 innings on the mound - each added an RBI single.

 

Sunday, April 13
Non-Conference
At Diamond Nation, Flemington

Red Bank Catholic 9, North Hunterdon 6

Senior Al Molina went 3-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI and the Caseys (4-2) outslugged the Lions at Diamond Nation. Tom Merlo finished 3-for-4 with three RBI, Brendan Madigan was 3-for-5 with 2 RBI, and Mike Alescio and Chris Bender each picked up two hits, with Alescio adding a double.

Sophomore Jeff Ipsen allowed one run in 2 1/3 innings of relief to earn his first win, including a strikeout to strand the bases loaded in the fourth inning. Molina struck out the side in the seventh to nail down the save.

Over his last three games, Molina is 10-for-12 with two home runs, a double and seven RBI.