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At Central Regional

Toms River East 9, No. 6 Central 4

Ahmir Cournier went 2-for-3 with a double and the Raiders scored six runs over the final two innings to put away the Golden Eagles and win their fifth straight to open the season. Brad Brush was also 2-for-4 with an RBI and Jared Mizrachi went 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Ryan Galati was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Shane Black was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Central.

No. 1 CBA 6, No. 2 Wall 5

Tom Rodgers tied the game in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI double and won it in the bottom of the seventh with an RBI single to lift the Colts over previously-unbeaten Crimson Knights and also give coach Marty Kenney his 800th career win.

Kenney is only the second coach in N.J. with more than 800 wins, joining all-time leader Ken Frank of Toms River South.

Sophomore Braedin Hunt belted a two-run home run in the bottom of the fourth while Tommy DiTullio finished 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Wall took the lead on a three-run home run by starting pitcher Grant Shulman in the top of the fifth inning, which made the score 5-4. Shulman finished 2-for-3 with four RBI and also threw 92 pitches over five innings in taking the no-decision.

 

At Toms River North

Southern 12, Piscataway 5

No. 3 Manalapan 11, No. 7 Toms River North 1 (6 Innings)

The Braves scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to bury the Mariners. Anthony Naylor doubled and drove in three runs, Giovanni Ciaccio was 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and Nick DiMiceli was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Billy Watters finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Michael Kuver also went 3-for-4 in the win.

Anthony Jomo and E.J. Melendez combined on a four-hitter, with Melendez pitching three one-hit innings of relief. Brendan Mullins allowed two earned runs in five innings in taking the loss.

 

At Toms River South

Toms River South 6, Allentown 5

T.J. Scuderi went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI and Michael Lazzaro cracked his first solo home run to lead the Indians to a win over the Redbirds. Allentown beat Toms River South, 4-3, in last year's Central Jersey Group III semifinal.

Colin Mackle plated Scuderi with the winning run in the bottom of the sixth with a double off the first-base bag.

St. Augustine 6, Delbarton 1

 

At Jackson Liberty High School

No. 4 Jackson Liberty 14, No. 5 Jackson Memorial 4 (6 Innings)

Shane Hickey belted two three-run home runs in the first two innings and Scott Wierciszewski hammered a grand slam to end a Lions rout of the rival Jaguars.

Hickey finished 3-for-3 with a double, four runs scored and also earned the win on the mound. Wierciszewski's home run was his third of the year and his four RBI raised his season total to 24 in six games. Charlie Rudderow also went 1-for-3 with three RBI in the win.

Andrew Sefick was 2-for-2 with a double for Jackson Memorial.

Brick Memorial 18, Lacey 7

Greg Hanlon and T.J. Rosace each went 4-for-5 with four RBI and three runs scored and the Mustangs handled the Lions. Rosace tripled and homered, while Hanlon added a double.

Blaine Netterman finished 3-for-4 with a home run, three runs scored and three RBI for Brick Memorial.

Jorden Jurkiewicz was 3-for-4 with two doubles for Lacey.

 

At Count Basie Park, Red Bank

Red Bank 4, Neptune 2

Jack Povey pitched a three-hitter and Zach Yates hit a two-run double in a three-run Red Bank second inning to lead the Bucs to a win over the Scarlet Fliers. Povey allowed one eared run and one walk while striking out seven on 82 pitches.

Sean Jno-Baptiste hit a solo home run to key the Neptune offense while Sam Draper also spun a three-hitter for the Scarlet Fliers. Draper allowed two earned runs with four walks and one strikeout on 76 pitches.

Red Bank Catholic 10, Pinelands 0 (6 Innings)

Nick Merlo went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI and John Nimeth threw six scoreless innings as the Caseys coasted to a win over the Wildcats. Nimeth allowed four hits and a walk while striking out six.

Alex Gonzales also finished a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with two runs scored and David Glancy was 1-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two stolen bases for RBC.

Sean O'Rourke went 2-for-3 for Pinelands.

 

At Middletown North

Middletown South 19, No. 9 Colts Neck 2 (5 Innings)

Jack Sheridan went 3-for-4 with four runs scored and two RBI to lead the Eagles rout of the Cougars - their second win in as many games this week against Colts Neck. Danny Minze finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the win.

Middletown North 6, Colonia 5

Tyler Ras was 2-for-3 with two doubles and one RBI to lead the Lions past the Patriots for their first win of the season. Jake Dillon was also 2-for-3 with an RBI for Middletown North. Jason Timmons earned the win, scattering 11 hits and allowing two earned runs on nine strikeouts.

 

At St. Rose Athletic Complex

Freehold Twp. 7, St. Rose 5

Ryan Ford was two-for-three with a triple and Brandon Smith kept things rolling with a triple and two RBI as the Patriots beat the Purple Roses. Cristian Corcione added a 2-for-3 game with an RBI.

Williamstown 15, Donovan Catholic 1

 

At Monmouth Regional

Brick 4, No. 10 Monmouth 1

Joe Guerra doubled home a run and finished 2-for-4 while John Coppola was 1-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Green Dragons past the Falcons. Joe Espana pitched five relief innings to earn the win.

Mater Dei Prep 5, Shore 3

Brandon Sansone allowed two earned runs on six hits and two walks with seven strikeouts to help lead Mater Dei past the Blue Devils. Sanson also threw 106 pitches.

Ryan Turner was 1-for-3 with two RBI, Greg Bender was 2-for-3 with an RBI for Mater Dei and Mikey Deusch was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for Shore.

 

At Ocean

Matawan 15, Long Branch 1 (5 Innings)

Richie Olsen was 2-for-4 with a double and five RBI to lead the Huskies to a lopsided win over the Green Wave. Chris Gendi was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI, while Dan Hirujo and Ben Palumbo were both 1-for-3 with two RBI each. Olsen also gave up only one run on four hits with one walk and six strikeouts over only 52 pitches.

No. 8 Freehold Boro 8, Ocean 7

Nick Aiello doubled home two runs in the top of the seventh inning to put the Colonials on top and Freehold Boro topped the Spartans on the road. Aiello finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI, Phil Marcantonio was 2-for-3 with two doubles and RBI, and Anthony Farinaccio finished 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Jack D'Auria was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Will Callano was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Ocean.

 

At Howell

Howell 16, Manchester 0

Nick Ruszczyk went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and three RBI to lead the Rebels and Dan Beyer also went 3-for-3 with a double.

Manasquan 14, Holmdel 8

Dylan Finn hit a grand slam and drove in five RBI and Denny Maher added a three-run homer to spark the Warriors past the Hornets. Sal Monticciolo homered and finished 2-for-4 for Holmdel.

 

At Point Pleasant Boro

Point Beach 11, Lakewood 1

John Nista was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and struck out 10 in six innings to lead the Garnet Gulls over the Piners. Nista allowed six hits and one unearned run without a walk.

Point Boro 3, Rumson-Fair Haven 2

Pinch-runner Connor Kennedy scored the winning run on a squeeze by Andrew Laspina and the Panthers walked off with a win. Sam Collins stuck out in eight in six innings and allowed one earned run on seven hits.

Andrew Schmid went 2-for-4 with an RBI at the plate.

 

At St. John Vianney

Marlboro 20, St. John Vianney 9

Justin Levito had a career day, going 4-for-5 with two home runs, a double and eight RBI to lead the Mustangs to a 20-run outburst in a win over the Lancers. Justin Kapuscinski was 2-for-2 with a home run, five runs scored and two RBI.

Ryan Sekman and Evan Perrette each went 1-for-2 with two RBI for St. John Vianney, with Sekman collecting a double.

Raritan 9, Barnegat 1

Ryan Kasmer went 4-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Rockets past the Bengals. Dan Vanmeerbeke also thew six innings of five-hit ball with no earned runs, three walks and six strikeouts.

 

At Rutgers University

Keansburg 15, Henry Hudson 1 (5 Innings)

 

 

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