Baseball Monday Scoreboard, 5/4/15
Class A North
Manalapan 5, Freehold 3
Jake Sadowitz hit a solo home run in the second inning, drove in a run in the fifth and recorded the final two outs final two outs of the game for the save as the Braves beat the Colonials for their sixth straight win and 10th in 11 games.
Matt Klepper doubled and scored on an RBI single by Ryan McGrane in the fourth and Stephen Hansen doubled home a run in the fifth as well. Nick Marotta gave up a run over four innings to earn the win before giving way to Ajay Kawa.
Howell 9, Marlboro 5
Connor Boyle went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Rob Napolitano was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored to help lead the Rebels to a win over the Mustangs.
John Stratton was also 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI, while Chris Barone was 1-for-2 with three RBI. Connor Fey also went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Howell.
Nick Poyer picked up the win by allowing two runs over 4 2/3 innings.
Brian Reilly was 3-for-3 with a home run, a run scored and two RBI for Marlboro, while Phil Saglietto annd Steve Santigate each finished 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and RBI in the loss.
Middletown South 9, CBA 5
Johnny Zega allowed two runs on three hits over five innings and went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI to help lead the Eagles to a win over the Colts, their 12th straight win and 14th in the last 15 games. With the win, Middletown South (14-5, 8-4) pulls even with CBA (13-5, 8-4) for first place in Class A North.
Nolan Pereless was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI on a two-run single in the fifth inning that stretched Middletown South's lead to 9-2. Freddie Yahn was 2-for-4 with two RBI and Austin Markmann went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the win.
Luca Dalatri blasted a solo home run in the top of the fifth to cut the Middletown South lead to 4-2. Will Morgan was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Matt D'Angelo went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI in the loss.
Freehold Twp. 8, Middletown North 0
Sophomore Mike Pirrotta threw a two-hit shutout and Joe Silvestrone hit his seventh home run of the season as the Patriots downed the Lions.
Silvestrone finished 3-for-3, including his three-run blast in the fourth, and also scored three runs. Kyle Fenton finished 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, John Carroll was 1-for-3 with an RBI and two stolen bases, and Kevin Gordon reached base three times and scored twice in the win.
Class A Central
Shore 5, Holmdel 4
James Kelly went 4-for-4 with a double, triple, run scored and RBI to make a winner out of Matt Pennell and the Blue Devils, who topped the Hornets by overcoming a 4-0 deficit.
Shore scored four runs in the fifth to tie the game at four and took the lead on back-to-back doubles by Kelly and Matt McCarthy in the sixth.
Pennell threw 2 2/3 innings of hitless relief to earn his first varsity win.
Will Van Name went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, a run scored and an RBI for Holmdel.
Rumson-Fair Haven 7, Monmouth 1
Morgan Maguire struck out 11 in a complete-game four-hitter and went 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead the Bulldogs to a win over the Falcons.
Mickey Schluter was also 1-for-3 with two RBI for Rumson. Jake Caruso went 3-for-4 and Teddy Sourlis was 2-for-4 with an RBI in the win.
St. John Vianney 8, Raritan 1
Joey Raia allowed one run over five innings and catcher Ciaran Devenney was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI as the Vianney battery led the Lancers to a win over the Rockets.
Bo Bentley went 2-for-3 with a home run and a double for Raritan.
Class B North
Long Branch 5, Neptune 4
Ocean 16, Matawan 5 (5 Innings)
Starter Anthony Bartolomei went 4-for-4 with three doubles, four runs scored and three RBI to back his own cause as the Spartans coasted to a win over the Huskies. Bartolomei struck out five and allowed one earned run in a five-inning complete game.
Sam Maxwell doubled, singled twice and drove in three runs, while Brian Kochenash tripled, singled twice and scored three times. Brian Olesen and Jake Talarico both had two hits and three RBI, while Frank Henry tripled, singled and drove in a run.
Adam Elliot picked up two hits and an RBI to lead Matawan.
Colts Neck 14, Red Bank 4 (6 Innings)
Jordan Gonzalez hit a three-run home run and Jeremy Slad and Dante Caruso each went 3-for-4 to lead the Cougars in a win over the Bucs, which clinches the Class B North Public Division Title for Colts Neck.
Slad doubled and drove in two, while Caruso drove in three. Tim Cavrak also went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three runs scored, while Sam DeVitis was 1-for-2 with three runs scored and an RBI.
Anthony Galason allowed one earned run on four hits in a complete-game effort.
Wall 8, Red Bank Catholic 5
Nolan Cloney hit a game-tying two-run double and Brendan Barcas and Ryan Orender added RBI singles in Wall's four-run fifth inning, which gave the Crimson Knights a 6-4 lead and propelled them to a win over the Caseys, their 10th straight win overall.
Dan Wondrack also went 2-for-3 with a solo home run in the first, while Orender and Barcas both finished 2-for-4.
Doug Facendo hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the second inning to give Red Bank Catholic a 4-1 lead and Evan Madigan added a solo homer in the fifth to trim Wall's lead to 6-5. Wall added two insurance runs in the seventh thanks to a wild pitch that set up runners at second and third, an error to plate one and a balk to push accross another.
Red Bank Catholic brought the tying run to the plate in the seventh and the game ended when Wall misplayed a pop-up by Aaron Ahn and threw out Chris Bender at home on the play. Bender started the play at second base and advanced to third when the pop-up dropped, but was forced to try to scored when courtesy runner Joe Luff stormed around second and toward third, where Bender had stopped.
Class B Central
St. Rose 13, Asbury Park 3 (5 Innings)
Sevenn St. Rose players had at least two hits, with Brandon Mology going 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three RBI to highlight the offensive attack as the Purple Roses topped the Blue Bishops.
Kyle Missry and Joe Volpe each doubled, tripled and scored two runs, with Missry knocking in two and Volpe driving in three. Travis Cloney was 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and two RBI, Mike Gowen finished 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, and Brendan Hueth was 2-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored. J.P. Traynor also went 2-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored.
John Crowley allowed one earned run on three hits with four strikeouts to pick up his third win of the season.
Henry McGee was 2-for-3 with a double and RBI, while Devin McGee-Nash was 1-for-3 with two runs scored for Asbury Park.
Class B South
Barnegat 6, Jackson Liberty 1
Max Ritner went 2-for-3 with three RBI and Seamus Brazill tossed a five-hit complete game to help lead the Bengals past the Lions and keep them in the hunt for a Class B South division championship. The two teams will meet again on Thursday.
Brazill allowed one earned run on five hits and three walks while striking out six. Ritner staked Barnegat to a 2-0 lead with a two-run single in the bottom of the first and made it 4-0 with another RBI single in the third that plated two runs - the second of which crossed the plate because of a Jackson Liberty error.
Brazill, Nik Fraim and and Ed Rogan each doubled for Barnegat. Brandon Pallante doubled and scored on an RBI single by Mike Zak in the fourth for the Lions' only run.
Pinelands 4, Mater Dei Prep 3
Darien Martinez allowed three unearned runs and struck out eight in a two-hitter that paced the Wildcats to a win over the Seraphs.
Mitch Merrill and Dave DeFeo each doubled and singled, with Merrill scoring a pair of runs annd DeFeo driving one in. Ryan Ross also went 2-for-3 with an RBI.
Cole Hardy had both Mater Dei hits in a 2-for-2 game and also scored and drove in a run.
Point Beach 4, Donovan Catholic 2
Andrew Allegretta, Antonio Garcia and Joe Delgrippo each had a pair of hits and an RBI as the Garnet Gulls took down the Griffins. Allegretta and Delgrippo were each 2-for-3, while Garcia finished 2-for-4 with a double.
John VanSchoick also went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the win. John Nista allowed an unearned run on one hit over four innings to earn the win.
Lacey 8, Central 5
Don Zellman struck out eight over 6 1/3 innings and the Lions outlasted the Golden Eagles at Leiter Field.
Lacey jumped on top of Central with three runs on the first, highlighted by a two-run single by Anthony Elefante. Brett Kinsey and Anthony Ruggiano also added an RBI single each in the top of the seventh to stretch Lacey's lead to 8-4.
Frank Rose went 3-for-4 with a home run, double, two runs scored and an RBI for Central.
Wardlaw-Hartridge 7, Ranney 6