Baseball Monday Scoreboard, 4/27/15
Class A North
Manalapan 11, No. 1 CBA 9
Chris Rodriguez keyed an eight-run sixth inning with a two-run triple and the Braves (11-5, 4-5) held off a seventh-inning rally by CBA to beat the top-ranked Colts (11-3, 7-2). Rodriguez finished 3-for-5 with three RBI in the win.
Stephen Hansen followed Rodriguez's run-scoring triple with an RBI double in the eight-run sixth, which turned a 4-3 CBA lead into an 11-4 Manalapan advantage. Jake Sadowitz also went 2-for-3 with two doubles for the Braves.
Winning pitcher Matt Klepper opened the scoring with a two-run single in the first inning and Manalapan made it a three-run first on an RBI single by Ryan McGrane. Starter Ajay Kawa pitched into the fifth inning and allowed two earned runs on only two hits.
CBA scored five runs in the top of the seventh and loaded the bases with two out to put the tying run on second and go-ahead run on first before Will Morgan lined out to Rodriguez at shortstop to end the game. Brandon Martorano hit a three-run homer to highlight the seventh inning rally for CBA.
Freehold Twp. 3, Freehold 0
Ralph Gambino pitched a five-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and two walks and the Patriots (7-8, 3-7) blanked the crosstown rival Colonials (7-9, 4-6). Gambino also threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings against Freehold Boro in an extra-inning loss to the Colonials and has allowed just one earned run over his last 20 1/3 innings pitched.
Matt Gorman was 2-for-3 with a run scored, RBI and a stolen base, while Joe Silvestrone also added an RBI and Kyle Fenton added a double.
No. 5 Marlboro 4, Middletown North 0
Jeremy Dyzenhaus needed only 63 pitches to fire a four-hit shutout as the Mustangs (8-4, 6-3) beat the Lions (4-8, 3-6) to end a three-game losing streak. Dyzenhaus struck out two and did not walk a batter in the complete-game effort.
Phil Saglietto doubled and drove in a run for Marlboro, while Will Trochiano and Gene Napolitano each drove in a run.
Class A South
Toms River East 2, Lacey 1 (9 Innings)
Tyler Idzinski plated the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the top of the ninth inning and the Raiders (4-5, 4-5) edged the Lions (5-8, 3-7) in an extra-inning affair.
Bailey Engelhard went 3-for-4 to lead the Toms River East offense, while Nick Cottone allowed one run and four walks while striking out five over seven innings. Kevin Brown threw two scoreless innings of relief to earn the win.
Don Zellman allowed a run on five hits over six innings for Lacey, while Brandon Haggerty drove in the lone Lions run with an RBI single in the third.
No. 2 Toms River North 8, No. 8 Toms River South 3
Ryan Larsen homered, doubled, drove in five runs and struck out 10 in a complete-game effort to lead the the Mariners (9-2, 8-1) to a win over the Indians (7-4, 6-3).
Mike Tiplady also doubled, singled and drove in two for Toms River North.
Class B North
Wall 11, Red Bank 0
Zach Wilson hit a grand slam and three Wall players recorded three hits each in support of starter Regan Dombroski, who threw a five-hit shutout to help the Crimson Knights (9-4, 5-3) beat the Bucs (4-8, 3-6).
Dombroski did not walk a batter and struck out three while requiring only 72 pitches to pitch the full seven innings.
Nick Martinez wen 3-for-5 with a double, three RBI and two runs scored to lead the Wall offense, while Nolan Cloney and Nick Maciejewski each went 3-for-4. Dan Wondrack and Ryan Orender were each 2-for-4 in the win, while Sean Larkin finished 2-for-5 for Wall. Wondrack also scored two runs.
Red Bank Catholic 11, Neptune 1 (6 Innings)
Evan Madigan went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Doug Facendo was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI to help lead the Caseys (10-2, 8-1) to a win over the Scarlet Fliers (2-9, 1-8). Tom Montano allowed a run on four hits and a walk while striking out three to earn the win.
Tyler Schembri finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Neptune.
Class B Central
Keyport 6, Henry Hudson 0
Christian Smith allowed two hits over five scoreless innings with five strikeouts and also singled and drove in two runs to help the Red Raiders (5-5, 5-5) beat the Admirals (1-7, 1-7).
Jake Caverly went 4-for-4 with a run scored and two RBI, while Colin Fernandez also singled and knocked in two runs for Keyport.
Ranney 8, Keansburg 4
Corey Natofsky allowed three runs over six innings and John Mejia went 2-for-3 with two RBI as the Panthers (2-8, 2-7) topped the Titans (4-6, 4-6). Natofsky also struck out seven while walking four and scattering eight hits.
Ian Terry went 2-for-4 with an RBI double, his eighth double of the season.
Mater Dei Prep 12, Asbury Park 2 (5 Innings)
Cole Hardy and Liam Olausen both homered and the Seraphs (9-4, 8-1) rode a nine-run first inning to a win over the Blue Bishops (0-7, 0-7). Hardy hit a two-run homer and a two-run double in the first inning.
Sophomore Kevin Olausen allowed just one hit and one walk in four shutout innings to earn the win in his first varsity start.
St. Rose 8, Point Beach 3
Travis Cloney, Brendan Hueth and J.P. Traynor all singled and doubled and Jason Criscuolo pitched 3 2/3 innings of scoreless relief to lead the Purple Roses (10-3, 8-1) to a win over the Garnet Gulls (8-2, 8-2), the last team to beat St. Rose before the Roses' current 10-game winning streak.
Cloney was 2-for-3 with a run scored, Hueth 2-for-5 with a run scored and Traynor finished 2-for-4 with two RBI to lead the St. Rose offense. John Kussmaul also went 2-for-4 with three runs scored, while Joe Volpe was 2-for-4 with an RBI.
Criscuolo relieved starter Pat Fullman with one out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the third and struck out the first two batters he faced to escape the jam and preserve a 3-3 tie. He struck out four, walked two and allowed three hits in earning the win.
St. Rose took the lead on an RBI single by Volpe in the top of the fifth. Traynor added an RBI ground-rule double in the seventh and earlier singled in a run in the second.
Kussmaul pitched a scoreless seventh to nail down the win.
Andrew Allegretta went 2-for-2 with two RBI to lead the Garnet Gulls offense. John VanSchoick also doubled and scored a run, while Geno Antognoli walked twice and scored two runs in the loss.
Class B South
Manchester 4, Barnegat 3
Ryan Vanderham doubled and drove in two runs and Darrius Garcia and Steve Rodriguez each added a hit and an RBI to help lead the Hawks (6-5, 5-4) past the Bengals (7-5, 6-3).
Joe Felipe lasted four innings on the mound to earn the win and Ryan Bowker worked around two walks and a hit batter by striking out two in a scoreless seventh to earn the save.
Aaron McLaughlin went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while Justin Diefenbach was 1-for-4 with two RBI for Barnegat.
Jackson Liberty 15, Lakewood 8
Matt Pinto was 4-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI to lead Jackson Liberty's offensive outburst as the Lions (6-4, 6-2) beat the Piners (1-10, 1-9).
Dylan Milleman went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI, while Brandon Palllante and Kyle Tavaska each finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Tavaska also added a double.
Andew Ludovico lasted four innings on the mound for his first varsity win. Harry Brown led Lakewood at the plate by going 3-for-5 with two doubles and four RBI.
Point Boro 10, Central 4
Gabe Pesante went 2-for-3 and had a two-run single in a five-run first inning that propelled the Panthers (7-7, 4-6) to a win over the Golden Eagles (5-7, 4-5). Sam Monaco (3-for-4) and Bill Feehan (3-for-5) each had three hits and two runs scored, while Frank Graziano finished 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Mike Falconetti pitched five innings of relief for the win, allowing on earned run on four hits. Starter Tim Rossi worked the first two innings before leaving with an injury resulting from taking a cleat to his shin, according to Point Boro coach Dave Drew.
Jake Dominguez and Matt Aires each went 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for Central.
Donovan Catholic 5, Pinelands 2
Freshman Mike Dimino allowed one run over six innings and the Griffins (9-4, 6-2) bounced back from a two-loss Saturday by beating the Wildcats (5-7, 4-5), who were one of the two teams to beat Donovan Catholic on Saturday.
Mike Marron delivered a two-out, two-run single in the first inning and Charlie Dimino and Steve Lazicki each doubled in a run in the fifth to lead the Donovan Catholic offense.
R.J. Rodriguez went 3-for-4 for Pinelands.
No. 7 Jackson Memorial 7, Howell 2
Matt Crispe went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI and the Jaguars (8-4) topped the Rebels (6-6) for their seventh straight win. Chris Hawryluk was 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI, while Joe DeMaio finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
Kyle Lona also went 2-for-3 and Brando Janofsky was 1-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases. Lorenzo Spinelli allowed two runs on six hits over five innings to earn the win, while Matt Castronuova pitched two scoreless, hitless innings to close it out.
Justin Steel hit a solo home run to highlight the Howell offense.
Shore 9, Long Branch 3
Ryan Campi allowed two earned runs over four innings for his first varsity win and helped his cause by going 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBI as the Blue Devils (6-6) beat the Green Wave (2-12). Campi allowed three hits, struck out four and did not issue a walk.
Michael O'Halloran was also 2-for-2 with a run scored and two RBI for Shore and Matt McCarthy also added a double in the win.
Austin Cannon was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Long Branch
No. 9 Ocean 6, Rumson-Fair Haven 1
Blake Demeter struck out 13 in a complete-game five-hitter and the Spartans (11-3) topped the Bulldogs (2-7). Sam Maxwell and Frank Henry each had two hits, with Maxwell scoring two runs and stealing two bases and Henry driving in a run. Tyler Rossback also added an RBI single for Ocean.
Max Goione drove in the lone Rumson run with an RBI double in the fifth and Teddy Sourlis had two hits in the loss.