Class A North

Freehold Twp. 8, Marlboro 5

Senior Mike Pirrotta took a perfect game into the fifth inning and pitched five innings of one-hit ball as the Patriots (5-5, 4-3) held off the Mustangs (5-7, 2-5) for an A North win. Pirrotta struck out four, walked on and allowed one single before departing with 71 pitches and an 8-0 lead. He also knocked in a run with an RBI single.

Senior Zack Pericone was 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored and also recorded the final out of the game on the mound. Senior Andrew Beam belted a two-run home run, Cristian Corcione was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored and Brandon Smith was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Freehold Township.

Jared Wright hit an RBI triple, Will Trochiano added an RBI double and Justin Kapuscinski checked in with a two-run single for Marlboro.

Ian Li threw 66 pitches and took the loss for Marlboro.

 

Class A South

Brick 1, Toms River East 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Brick (7-2, 4-1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
TR East (1-8, 1-6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 1

 

Pitching

Brick IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Soldo (W, 2-1) 6 2 0 0 1 7 81
Johnny Zurawski (S) 1 2 0 0 2 1 22
TR East IP H R ER BB SO PC
Danny Clemente (L, 0-2) 6.1 5 1 0 3 8 102
Darren Scholl 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 10

Top Hitters

Brick Game Stats
Mike Soldo 2-3, run

Mike Soldo went 2-for-3, pitched six strong innings and scored the winning run in the top of the seventh inning to help the Green Dragons beat the Raiders in a pitcher's duel. Soldo allowed two hits and a walk in six scoreless innings and struck out seven before John Zurawski came on for the seventh and closed the game despite loading the bases.

Danny Clemente allowed one unearned run on five hits and three walks while striking out eight in the hard-luck loss.

 

 

No. 4 Toms River North 11, Central 0 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 R H E
TR North (6-2, 5-2) 6 0 0 1 4 11 6 0
Central (3-5, 3-4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

 

Pitching

TR North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brendan Mullins (W, 2-1) 5 4 0 0 2 3 64
Central IP H R ER BB SO PC
Tyler Aires (L, 1-2) 1.0 3 6 6 5 1 52
Jack Whelan 3.2 3 5 5 6 1 65
Connor Keehn 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 8

 

Top Hitters

TR North Game Stats
Mike Nyisztor 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Alex Klalo 2-3, R
Austin Feigin 0-1, 3 BB, 2 R, SB
Central Game Stats
Shane Black 1-1, BB, SB
Vance Pelino 1-2

 

 

Jackson Memorial 2, No. 1 Toms River South 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
TR South (7-1, 6-1) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 1
Jackson (5-4, 4-2) 1 0 0 0 1 0 x 2 7 1

 

Pitching

TR South IP H R ER BB SO PC
T.J. Scuderi (L, 3-1) 5 7 2 1 2 7 82
Matt Shiffer 1 0 0 0 0 2 10
Jackson IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt D’Amore (W, 2-0) 6 4 1 1 1 6 92
Mike Dimino 1 0 0 0 1 1 18

 

Top Hitters

TR South Game Stats
Tom Campo 2B, run
Connor Leatherman 1B, RBI
Jackson Game Stats
Kyle Thaiss 1-2, run
Ryan Boyle 1-3, RBI
Connor Takacs 1-2, 2B

Senior Ryan Boyle broke a 1-1 tie with a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Jaguars held off a seventh-inning threat to hand the Indians their first loss of the season.

Starter Matt D'Amore pitched into the seventh inning before turning the game over the Mike Dimino, who nailed down the save and recorded the final out with the potential tying run on third base.

Toms River South tied the game in the top of the fifth inning with Tom Campo doubled and scored on an RBI single by Connor Leatherman. Jackson Memorial struck first when Kyle Thaiss singled and scored from second base on a wild pitch in the second inning.

 

 

Class B North

Middletown South 9, Long Branch 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Midd. South (6-5, 3-5) 0 0 4 0 4 1 0 9 8 2
Long Branch (3-9, 0-8) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 1

 

Pitching

Midd. South IP H R ER BB SO PC
John Martin (W, 1-1) 4 2 1 1 1 7 60
Jack Roesch 2 0 0 0 2 2
Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
James Horniacek (L, 1-4) 3 3 4 4 1 4 69
Ryan Lorme 2 2 0 0 1 4 30
Evan Yerman 2 2 4 4 2 2 42

 

Top Hitters

Midd. South Game Stats
John Martin 2-3, 3B, 2 runs
Scott Benigno 1-3, 3B, 2 run
Joe Sprake 3 RBI
Aurellio Licata 2 RBI

 

Long Branch Game Stats
Matt Mincieli 1-3
Pasa Fields 2-3
Ryan Lorme 1-3

 

 

No. 8 Middletown North 2, Ocean 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ocean (4-7, 2-6) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 5 1
Midd. North (7-4, 5-3) 0 0 1 1 0 0 x 2 8 1

 

Pitching

Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mark Butler (L, 0-2) 6 8 2 1 0 4 60
Midd. North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Chris Price (W, 2-0) 7 5 1 1 0 1 83

 

Top Hitters

Ocean Game Stats
Max Winters 1-4, RBI
Midd. North Game Stats
Mike Mercier 2-2, RBI
Jason Timmons 2-2, RBI

 

 

Class B Central

Keansburg 6, Mater Dei Prep 5

Sophomore Liam Meyer blasted a game-winning solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to pay back the Seraphs (4-5, 4-3) for doing the same to the Titans (4-6, 4-4) earlier in the season. Ryan Turner hit a walkoff home run in nearly an identical scenario on April 13 to give Mater Dei a 6-5 win over Keansburg.

 

No. 5 St. Rose 12, Point Beach 2 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Pt. Beach (5-4, 5-2) 0 0 1 0 1 x x 2 5 3
St. Rose (9-0, 7-0) 3 1 0 8 x x x 12 13 2

 

Pitching

Pt. Beach IP H R ER BB SO PC
John Nista (L, 1-1) 3.1 11 10 10 3 0 76
Jude Lovegren 0.2 2 2 1 0 0 12
St. Rose IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brian DiPasquale (W, 3-0) 5 5 2 1 3 9 93

 

Top Hitters

Pt. Beach Game Stats
Aiden Conway 2-2, 2B
Phil Antoniotti 2-3, R, SB
St. Rose Game Stats
Will Gannon 2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Brendan Hueth 3-4, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Riley Maypother 2-3, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Sam Sestito 1-3, R, 2 RBI
Brandon Mology 1-2, BB, R, 2 RBI
Tom Blaes 2-3, 2 R, SB
Brody Maypother 1-3, R, RBI
John Crowley 1-2, 2B, BB, R

 

Keyport 10, Ranney 0 (5 Innings)

Colin Fernandez and Justin Young combined on a five-inning no-hitter and the Red Raiders (2-7, 2-4) rolled to a win over the Panthers (0-7, 0-6). Fernandez struck out four and walked two over three inning and Young followed up with a strikeout and a walk in the final two innings.

Jackson Aumack was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the offense and Zack Whitehead also went 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI in the win.

 

Henry Hudson 6, Asbury Park 5

Senior Brendan Carlstrom threw five strong innings and helped his cause with a double, RBI and two runs scored as the Admirals (5-4, 4-3) edged the Blue Bishops (0-4, 0-4). Carlstrom allowed one earned run on three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts over five innings. He threw 70 pitches and finished 1-for-2 at the plate.

Tim Farrell also went 1-for-3 with two runs scored for Henry Hudson.

Devin Nash-McGee finished 3-for-3 with a triple and three runs scored for Asbury Park. Luis Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Christian Bragg finished 1-for-4 with three RBI for the Bishops.

Alex Peavy did not allow a hit in his four innings of work, but gave up three earned runs on four walks while striking out five and throwing 81 pitches.

 

 

Class B South

Manchester 3, Donovan Catholic 1

Freshman James Johns pitched a two-hitter and sophomore Jack Felipe led the offense as the Hawks (6-4, 6-2) rode their underclassmen to a win over the Griffins (4-6, 3-5). Felipe finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and junior Patrick Carney also went 1-for-2 with an RBI in Manchester's four-run third inning.

Johns allowed one earned run on two hits and four walks while striking out three on 84 pitches to pick up the win.

Donovan Catholic's lone run came on a solo homer by Bart Goble, who finished 2-for-3. Sophomore James Poplawski took the loss on the mound, allowing three earned run on five hits and two walks over six innings. Poplawski struck out two and threw 76 pitches.

 

Barnegat 3, Jackson Liberty 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Barnegat (3-7, 3-5) 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 3 6 2
Jackson Lib. (5-5, 4-4) 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 7 1

 

Pitching

Barnegat IP H R ER BB SO PC
Justin Deifenbach (W, 1-1) 7 7 2 1 0 7 92
Jackson Lib. IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick DeCarlo (L, 1-2) 4.2 5 2 2 3 3 80
Andrew Ludovico 2.1 1 1 1 0 2 27

 

Top Hitters

Barnegat Game Stats
Ryan Bush RBI
Christian Padilla 2-4, RBI
Tyler Lorenc BB, R, RBI FC
Jackson Lib. Game Stats
Kyle Tavaska 2-4, 2 RBI, 2B
Shane Hickey 2-3, 2 R

 

 

Pinelands 15, Lakewood 2 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Lakewood (2-7, 1-7) 0 0 2 0 1 X x 3 5 8
Pinelands (6-4, 6-2) 2 0 9 4 0 x x 13 11 2

 

Pitching

Pinelands IP H R ER BB SO PC
Peter Hammond (W, 1-2) 4 4 2 2 1 7 73
Sean O’Rourke 1 1 1 1 1 0 16
Lakewood IP H R ER BB SO PC
Julian Zingler (L) 2.2 5 11 7 6 2 76
Kevin Lopez 2.1 4 3 3 1 0 46

 

Top Hitters

Pinelands Game Stats
Chris Burke 2-3, 2 BB, 4 runs
Tommy Allen 2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI
Lakewood Game Stats
Justin Vega 2-3, 2 RBI

 

 

Lacey 1, Point Boro 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Pt. Boro (4-7, 2-6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
Lacey (10-1, 6-1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 0

 

Pitching

Pt. Boro IP H R ER BB SO
Paul (L, 1-3) 6.2 5 1 1 1 10
Lacey IP H R ER BB SO
Tom Coraggio (W, 2-1) 7 2 0 0 0 6

 

Top Hitters

Pt. Boro Game Stats
Justin Refi 2-2
Lacey Game Stats
Don Zellman 2-3
Jorden Jurkiewicz 1-3, 3B
Miles Feaster 1-2, BB
Justin Thompson 1-3, RBI

Justin Thompson came through with a two-out single to chase home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Lions beat the Panthers to win their seventh straight. The walk-off hit made a winner out of Tom Coraggio, who twirled a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts and no walks.

 

 

Non-Division

Howell 11, No. 6 Manasquan 1 (5 Innings)

Junior Nick Ruszczyk went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI and the Rebels (4-7) pounded the Warriors (7-4). Grant Hackett and Ryan Bearse also went 2-for-3 each, with Hackett also doubling and driving in three and Bearse knocking in one.

Nick Lorenzo was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and J.P. Traynor finished 1-for-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI as well.

Mike Wynne picked up the win by allowing one run on one hit over five innings while walking four and striking out six. Wynne tossed 86 pitches.

Ethan Thompson had Manasquan's only hit in the game - a single that knocked in the only Warriors run in the fourth.

 

No. 3 Monmouth 13, Holmdel 0 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Monmouth (9-2) 1 3 6 0 3 13 12 0
Holmdel (4-6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

 

Pitching

Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Paul Birzin (W, 1-0) 5 0 0 0 0 8 50
Holmdel IP H R ER BB SO PC
Tom Tesoriero (L) 2.2 6 8 7 8 4 88
Michael Stoneham 2.1 6 4 4 2 2 65

 

Top Hitters

Monmouth Game Stats
Ricky Voss 2-3, 2B
Justin Scotto 2-3, BB

Senior Paul Birzin pitched a five-inning perfect game and the Falcons slammed the Hornets. Birzin struck out eight of the 15 batters he retired in order to pick up his first win of the season.

 

Sunday, April 23

Autisim Awareness Challenge

At North Brunswick Community Park

No. 7 CBA 4, Westfield 3

Sophomore Spencer Bauer hit a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth and junior Perry Quartuccio capped the inning with a go-ahead RBI single to give the Colts (8-3) a come-from-behind win over the Blue Devils (4-8).

Junior Matt Barnes earned the win in relief of junior starter Andrea Dalatri (4 2/3 innings, 69 pitches), pitching 1 1/3 innings and allowing one unearned run. Junior Jake Lawrie pitched a one-two-three seventh inning to earn the save.

Dalatri, junior Jack Harnisch and junior Matt Fitzsimmons all doubled for CBA.

 

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