Class A North

No. 6 CBA 3, Colts Neck 2

Sophomore Luca Dalatri allowed his first run and first earned run of the season, but was still good enough to improve to 3-0 by pitching the Colts past the Cougars. Dalatri pitched a complete-game five-hitter while allowing one earned run on no walks and six strikeouts.

Junior Griffin Arnott gave CBA the lead in the top of the sixth with an RBI double that dropped just in front of the diving attempt of Colts Neck left fielder Guiseppe Varile. Colts Neck jumped on top of Dalatri and CBA in the bottom of the first when senior shortstop Paul Marinello singled, stole second and moved to third on a throwing error, and scored on an RBI ground out by junior third baseman Tyler Kapuscinski.

The Cougars tied the game at 2 in the bottom of the fifth thanks to a two-out single by Varile, who then stole second and scored on an RBI single through the middle by center fielder Mike Antico.

CBA took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth on a double steal with runners on first and third and an RBI infield single by Will Morgan.

Colts Neck put the first two runners on against Dalatri in the bottom of the sixth , but senior Gianni Magliaro and junior center fielder Tyler Kay both hit hard line drives right to Colts center fielder Ryan Ramiz and Dalatri induced an inning-ending ground out.

Colts Neck senior right-hander Robbie Warendorf pitched into the sixth inning and in five-plus frames, he allowed three runs - one earned - on three hits, four walks and two hit batters while striking out five. Junior left-hander Chris Murphy came on with two on in the sixth and gave up the double to Arnott, but did not allow another baserunner and struck out five of the seven batters he faced.

Sophomore catcher Brandon Martorano went 2-for-4 for CBA, while Varile reached base in all three of hits at-bats, finishing 2-for-3 with a double off Dalatri.

Howell 2, Marlboro 1

Senior Ryan Wares went 2-for-2 with a triple and plated the winning run in the bottom of the seventh with a long single to help the Rebels beat the Mustangs and end a four-game losing streak. Senior left-hander Zach Loroesh allowed a run on five hits and a walk over seven innings while striking out six to earn the win.

Dan Matrisciano also went 2-for-3 with a double for Marlboro.

Junior left-hander Andrew Nardi took the loss with 6 2/3 innings, allowing one earned run on six hits and four walks with nine strikeouts. Brian Reilly finished 2-for-3 with an RBI for Marlboro.

Colts Neck 2, Middletown North 1

Middletown North senior Ryan Byrd broke up a no-hit bid by Colts Neck senior Gianni Magliaro with two out in the top of the seventh, but Magliaro stranded runners on second and third to end the game and cap a complete-game, one-hit gem in a Cougars win over the Lions.

Magliaro mowed down 16 Middletown North batters and allowed just one unearned run in the fifth inning. Colts Neck scored two runs in the top of the first on an RBI single by Paul Marinello and a sacrifice fly by Tyler Kapuscinski. Kapuscinski also had a double in the win.

Mike Zibrin allowed two unearned runs on five hits over six innings while striking out two in the loss.

Howell 5, Middletown South 2

Matt Fletcher plated the tying and go-ahead runs with a single and Justin Steel hammered a two-run double to highlight a five-run rally in the top of the seventh inning that gave the Rebels a win over the Eagles. Howell scored in the bottom of the seventh earlier in the day to beat Marlboro, 2-1.

Senior Ryan Wares - who singled home the winning run against Marlboro - delivered seven strong innings on the mound to earn his first win of the season. He allowed two earned runs on five hits and four walks while striking out five.

Tom Mariniello went 2-for-2 with an RBI and Andrew Wisialko tripled and stole a base for Middletown South.

Freehold Twp. 4, Marlboro 3

Junior catcher Joe Silvestrone hit a two-out, two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to give Freehold Township a 4-3 lead and Joe Ellerman finished off a complete game to give the Patriots a win over the Mustangs

Ellermann struck out nine while surrendering two earned runs on seven hits and three walks in his seven innings. Senior shortstop and junior outfielder Julius Saporito both each homered as part of a three-home-run game for Freehold Township, while senior third baseman Chris Talbott also went 2-for-3 with a stolen base.

Senior shortstop Justin Trochiano went 3-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base for Marlboro, while junior Mike Santoromita finished 2-for-3 with two doubles in the loss.

 

Class A Central

Raritan 2, Holmdel 0

Senior Mike Kelleher pitched a three-hit shutout to out-duel Holmdel junior Ashwin Jain and guide the Rockets to a win over the Hornets, ending a four-game losing streak. Kelleher struck out five in his first win of the season.

Senior Bruce Strickland doubled home a run in the bottom of the first to give Kelleher all the offense he would need, while Jon Rodriguez (2-for-3) and Tom Pulcine (2-for-2) each checked in with two hits and a stolen base.

Senior catcher Joe Sadler went 2-for-3 for Holmdel.

No. 9 Shore 6, Manasquan 2

Junior Ryan Campi blasted a go-ahead, three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning and the Blue Devils beat the Warriors behind a two-hitter over six innings by senior left-hander Matt Cosentino.

Manasquan took a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the third inning, but Shore answered with two in the top of the fourth, with Cosentino driving in Shore's first run on an RBI triple. Junior James Kelly drove Cosentino in to tie the game and two innings later, Campi delivered with his first varsity home run to put Shore on top.

Cosentino finished the game 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Kelly finished with two hits and two RBI in the win. Senior Austin Saito doubled, walked twice and scored a run for Manasquan.

No. 10 Red Bank Catholic 9, No. 7 Monmouth 5

Senior Al Molina struck out 12 in six innings of one-run ball and went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI to lead the Caseys to a win over the Falcons, sweeping the regular-season series. Molina allowed only three hits and two walks in his first ever start on the varsity mound before leaving with a 9-1 lead prior to the seventh inning.

Senior catcher Mike Alescio went 1-for-1 with a three-run homer and drove in four runs on the night. Seniors Brendan Madigan and Danny Sullivan each added two hits in Red Bank Catholic's 10-hit attack.

Dan Valerio went 2-for-4 with two RBI for Monmouth and junior Matt Vincenti added a double in the loss.

 

Class A South

No. 2 Toms River East 4, Southern 1

Senior Jeff Cannova pitched a four-hitter and the Raiders rolled on in Class A South with a win over the Rams. Cannova was the only one of Toms RIver East's starters yet to win a game and he turned in a four-hit gem that also included seven strikeouts and no walks.

Senior catcher Ron Calantoni went 1-or-2 with a two-out, two-run triple in the top of the fourth inning to open the scoring. Senior left fielder Jerry Caporale went 2-for-4, while center fielder Max Lasky was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the win.

Nick Liantonio was 1-for-3 with an RBI double for Southern.

Brick Memorial 9, No. 5 Toms River North 3

Nick Matteo went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Tyler Hobbs, Matt Cathey and Jake Voss all finished 2-for-3 as the Mustangs handed the Mariners their fifth straight loss after a 4-0 start while also ending a three-game slide of their own.

Matteo also added two runs and two stolen bases, Hobbs drove in two, and Cathey drove in a run and stole two bases.

Anthony Assante pitched a complete game for his second win of the season, allowing two earned runs on five hits and one walks while striking out five.

Joe Venditto was 1-for-1 with an RBI while Julian Feliz added a double for Toms River North.

Brick 5, Lacey 0

Junior left-hander Stephan Cole pitched a four-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and just one walk and the Green Dragons beat the Lions for their second straight win. Dan Finelli doubled home two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and Carmen Sclafani was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and three stolen bases in the win.

No. 3 Jackson Memorial 8, No. 4 Toms River South 1

Senior Matt Guarino struck out a career-high 11 batters in six strong innings of work and the Jaguars rode a four-run first inning to a win over the Indians. Guarino allowed one run on three hits and no walks over six innings of work, and after surrendering a run on two hits in the bottom of the first, the left-hander limited Toms River South to just one baserunner over his final five innings.

Guarino also chipped in an RBI double in Jackson's four-run first inning. Nick Dabrio went 2-for-3 with a triple, three RBI and two runs scored, while Mike Petrizzo finished 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI. Dabrio singled home the first run of the game and added a two-run triple in the seventh, his third triple of the year. Petrizzo hit a two-run single to cap the first-inning scoring for the Jaguars.

Trevor Wagner singled home Christian Campbell for Toms River South's lone run. Ryan Shiffer later added a double off Guarino.

 

Class B North

Long Branch 5, Matawan 3

Christian Sanchez scattered seven hits over seven innings and junior catcher Nick Conklin went 2-for-2 with a double and three RBI to lead the Green Wave to its first win of the season by beating the Huskies and previously unbeaten starter Nick Santuccio (3-1).

Sanchez struck out three and walked one in the win and Conklin ripped a go-ahead, two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning. Freshman Austin Cannon also went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two stolen bases.

Joe Piscopo added a triple for Matawan.

No. 1 Wall 12, Neptune 2 (6 Innings)

Junior Brendan Barcas went 2-for-3 with five RBI and the Crimson Knights rolled to their seventh straight win to open the season - the third straight by 10 runs - by beating the Scarlet Fliers.

Brendan Brady went 2-for-4 with an RBI, Dan Wondrack was 1-for-1 with a double and three runs scored, and Nick Martinez, Chris Barcas and Branden Biegert each had a hit and two RBI in the win.

Kevin Welsh gave Neptune a 2-0 lead in the top of the third with a two-run double and Hunter Daly went 2-for-3 in defeat.

Ryan Orender earned the win with three innings of work and Bobby Patterson allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings to finish off the game on the mound for Wall.

 

Class B Central

St. Rose 13, Keyport 3 (5 Innings)

Senior starting pitcher Jimmy Gowen doubled twice to help his own cause and the Purple Roses finished off the Red Raiders in five innings to remain unbeaten in Class B Central. Johnny Kussmaul also doubled for St. Rose in the win, while Kyle Mitchell checked in with a double for Keyport.

Mater Dei Prep 10, Ranney 0 (5 Innings)

Liam Olausen pitched a three-hit shutout over five innings and struck out 11 to help the Seraphs down the Panthers. Matt Eckert drove in four runs for Mater Dei, including a two-run home run in the fourth inning.

Point Beach 9, Henry Hudson 2

Kevin Donnelly allowed an unearned run on two hits and a walk with seven strikeouts over six innings to help the Garnet Gulls roll to a win over the Admirals. Antonio Garcia went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI, while Luke Maas finished 1-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored.

Noah Yates also went 1-for-3 and scored two runs. Ben Thompson drove in both Henry Hudson runs in a 1-for-4 day at the plate.

Class B South

Barnegat 8, Pinelands 0

Junior Seamus Brazil threw a one-hit shutout on 63 pitches - his second one-hit shutout of the season - and the Bengals rolled to a win over the Wildcats for their third straight win. The loss snaps a four-game winning streak for Pinelands.

Barnegat scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning, highlighted by back-to-back RBI doubles by Nik Fraim and Jared Kacso. Ed Rogan went 3-for-3 with two RBI and also scored on a Conner Hoeler RBI single in the first inning.

Manchester 3, Central 2

The Hawks rallied for the tying run against Central ace Andrew DiPiazza in the top of the sixth and scored the winning run against Anthony Arneth in the top of the seventh to pull out a key B South win over the Golden Eagles.

Manchester scored thanks to two two-out errors by Central in the top of the seventh after tying the game in the sixth on consecutive walks to start the inning and back-to-back ground outs.

Jon Meaney went 2-for-3 with two RBI, including an RBI double in the third. Central scored two runs in the fifth thanks to three straight walks and an errant throw to home by Manchester starter Devin Tomei on a comebacker to the mound.

Tomei made up for his one rough inning with his fourth complete-game, in which he allowed allowed three hits and six walks while also striking out five.

DiPiazza lasted six innings and did not factor into the decision. He allowed three hits and four walks while striking out eight. The four walks were the first he has issued this season.

Jackson Liberty 12, Lakewood 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Howard Taylor pitched three perfect innings and the Lions made the most of their eight hits in a win over the Piners. Matt Pinto went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI, James Sofield doubled home a run, and Dan Naif added a two-run single for Jackson Liberty.

Joel Rivera also added a double in the win.

Point Boro 9, Monsignor Donovan 6

Mike Falconetti went 3-for-4 with a pair of two-run doubles, including one in a seven-run seventh inning that propelled the Panthers to a back-and-forth win over the Griffins. Falconetti also had a two-run double in the sixth and all nine of Point Boro's runs in the sixth and seventh innings were scored with two outs.

Jack Fitzsimmons also had a two-run single in the seventh for Point Boro and senior Terence Berkeley went 3-for-3 with two runs scored in the win. Senior Mike Dunham pitched a complete game to earn the win, working around 12 Monsignor Donovan hits by walking none and striking out four to move to 3-0.

Matt Drake hit a solo home run in the bottom of the sixth to tie the game at 3. Russ Petranto went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored while Steve Lazicki and Frank Vicari each doubled for Monsignor Donovan. Losing pitcher Dante Pagano lasted 6 2/3 innings, scattering nine hits and four walks while striking out eight.

 

Non-Division

Rumson-Fair Haven 10, Red Bank 0 (5 Innings)

Chris Drummond pitched four shutout innings for five strikeouts and Max Goione scored twice and drove in two more to help lead the Bulldogs to a win over the Bucs for their fifth straight win. Goione finished 1-for-2, as did Morgan Maguire, who doubled and drove in a run for Rumson.

 

Non-Conference
At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Washington Lee 3, Freehold 1

New Hope-Solebury (Pa.) 6, Ocean 1

Brian Kochenash had two hits and Andrew MacNeille drove in a run, but the Spartans fell into an early hole and fell to New Hope-Solebury of Pa. Sophomore Jake Talarico pitched four scoreless innings of relief in his first varsity appearance on the mound.