Class A North

No. 1 CBA 12, Neptune 2 (5 Innings)

Andrea Dalatri homered and drove in three runs and four CBA players had two hits apiece as the Colts (4-1, 3-1) bounced back from their first loss of the season by beating the Scarlet Fliers (1-5, 1-3) via the 10-run rule.

Nick Hohenstein, Tommy DiTullio, Braedin Hunt and Mason Wolf all had two hits apiece, with Wolf driving in three runs. Dalatri clubbed his two-run home run in the fourth inning.

Joe Escandon improved to 2-0 on the mound for CBA, surrendering one run on three hits and a walk while striking out three over four innings and 65 pitches.

Jett Tinik doubled in a run in the fifth inning to lead Neptune's offense.

 

No. 9 Colts Neck 5, No. 8 Freehold Boro 4

Anthony Galason was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning to force in the winning run, giving the Cougars a win over the Colonials. The win snaps a three-game skid for Colts Neck.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Freehold (2-2, 2-2) 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 8 2
Colts Neck (2-4, 1-3) 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 5 8 2

Pitching

Freehold IP H R ER BB SO PC
Dan Molina 2 0 1 1 4 1 47
Nick Aiello 2 6 3 3 0 1 39
Matt Granato (L, 1-1) 2.2 2 1 1 2 2 54
Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Anthony Galason 1.2 3 3 3 3 3 48
Adrian Jimenez 2.2 3 1 1 4 2 67
Hunter Boag (W, 1-2) 2.2 2 0 0 2 3 42

Top Hitters

Freehold Stats
Mark Costanza 2-3, 2 BB
Zach Sepkowski 1-3
Phil Marcantonio 1-4
Nick Aiello 4 BB, 2 RBI
Cam Elslager 1/4, RBI
Anthony Farinaccio 1-4, 2B
Matt DaSilva 1-4, RBI
Colts Neck Stats
Anthony Galason 1-2, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Brooks Condon 1-2
Hunter Boag 2-4, R, RBI
Dan Cowles 1-4, 2B, RBI
Rob Mannino 2-3, 2B, 2 R
Nick Straub 1-3, 2B, R

 

Freehold Twp. 8, Howell 3

The Patriots (4-3, 4-2) erupted for six runs in the bottom of the fifth and stormed past the Rebels (3-2, 2-2). Nick Portaleos delivered a two-run single in the inning, with Chris Goodman supplying an RBI double and Chris Goodman added an RBI single in the rally.

Goodman finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases and Brandon Smith was also 2-for-3 a run scored.

Ryan Ford gave up two earned runs on six hits over six innings to earn his second win while throwing 99 pitches. He also went 1-for-3 with a pair of RBI at the plate. Senior Bryan Reed pitched a perfect seventh inning with two strikeouts to finish off the win.

Ryan Bearse and Nick Ruszczyk each went 2-for-4 for Howell, with Ruszczyk also hitting triple and scoring twice.

 

Marlboro 7, No. 3 Manalapan 6

Sophomore Ramon Fontanes went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and four RBI to lead the Mustangs (4-3, 3-3) past the Braves (6-2, 2-2). Fontenes hit a two-run home run in the second inning and a two-run double in the fifth.

Junior Justin Kapuscinski hit a tie-breaking solo home run to lead off the fifth, which put Marlboro on top, 5-4, before Fontanes followed with his two-run double.

Justin Levito and Gurkaran Singh each went 1-for-3 with two runs scored in the win.

Freshman Joe Lomingino pitched the last three innings on 57 pitches to earn his first varsity win, coming on in relief of starter Josh Schleifman (52 pitches). Ryan Crehan took the loss for Manalapan.

Giovanni Ciaccio and Nick DiMiceli each went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI to lead Manalapan. Robert Gargano was 1-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI, Jack Schweitzer finished 1-for-1 with an RBI and Jake Pellecchia was 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI in the loss.

 

Class A Central

Rumson-Fair Haven 6, Matawan 3

Sean Mikolajczek hit a tie-breaking RBI single in the top of the seventh and the Bulldogs tacked on two more runs in the inning to put away the Huskies.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Rumson (3-2, 3-2) 0 0 3 0 0 0 3 6 8  1
Matawan (2-3, 2-3) 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 3 6  2

Pitching

Rumson IP H R ER BB SO PC
Alex Burnett  5  4  3  2  2  6  88
Kevin Shanes (W, 1-0)  2  2 0 0  1  3  33
Matawan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Danny Hirujo  6  6  6  3  1  4  89
Jackson Hercek  1  1 0 0 0 0  16

Top Hitters

Rumson Stats
Andrew Schmid 1-3, RBI, R
Kevin Stant  3-3, RBI, R
Matawan Stats
Jay Kalieta 1-3, RBI, SB
Jackson Hercek 1-4, 3B, R

 

Raritan 1, Holmdel 0 (8 Innings)

Tyler Bruno went 2-for-4 and scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the eighth inning and the Rockets (4-1, 4-0) beat the Hornets (1-4, 1-3) and made a winner out of junior Jake Tennant on the mound.

Tennant fired a three-hit shutout over eight innings, walking two and striking out four while tossing 98 pitches.

Brandon Saghafi was the hard-luck loser for Holmdel after allowing just the one run on four hits over 7 2/3 innings and 109 pitches. Like his counterpart, Saghafi also walked two and struck out four and added a double at the plate.

Alex DiBona was 2-for-4 with a double for Holmdel.

 

St. John Vianney 13, Shore 3 (5 Innings)

Ryan Chin went 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI, including an RBI single to cap an eight-run fifth inning that sealed the Lancers (3-1, 3-1) win over the Blue Devils (2-3, 1-3).

Luciano Fabrizzi and Ryan Sekman each went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, with Fabrizzi driving in two and Sekman knocking in one. Robert Skinner and Spencer Margulis each added a double, with Margulis driving in two and Skinning finishing 1-for-2 with an RBI.

Evan Perrette was also 1-for-2 with three runs scored and an RBI for St. John Vianney.

Brendan Martin pitched all five innings and threw 77 pitches to earn the complete-game victory. Martin allowed two earned runs on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

 

 

Class B North

Ocean 10, Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ocean (3-3, 2-3) 0 1 1 6 2 X X 10 7 3
Long Branch (2-4, 1-4) 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 2 4

Pitching

Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Max Winters (W, 2-0) 5 2 0 0 0 4 66
Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jawan Wilkins (L, 1-1) 3 4 2 1 1 1 59
James Horniacek 1.1 2 8 3 4 1 53
Smith-Moore 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 15

Top Hitters

Ocean Game Stats
Ryan Toomey 1-4, 2 RBI
Cole Kelly 1-3, 2 RBI
Mark Butler 1-2, 2 R
Max Winters 1-3, 2 RBI
Long Branch Game Stats
Jordan Pellot 1-2
Pasa Fields 1-2

 

Red Bank Catholic 5, Middletown South 4

Junior Ryan O'Hara delivered the game-winning RBI double with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Caseys fought past the Eagles to snap a brief two-game skid.

Junior David Glancy started RBC's comeback with a two-run triple in a three-run fifth that tied the game at 3-3 and later led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk. Glancy moved to second on a ground out and after an intentional walk to junior Vincent Bianchi, O'Hara stepped up and ended the game.

Sophomore Robert Gonzales came up big in his first varsity start, singling home the tying run in the bottom of the sixth inning.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Midd South (4-2, 3-2) 0 1 0 0 2 1 0 4 5 1
RBC (3-2, 3-2) 0 0 0 0 3 1 1 5 7 4

Pitching

Midd South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Sprake (L, 2-1) 6.1 7 5 5 5 6 103
RBC IP H R ER BB SO PC
Blaise Panzini 5.2 3 4 2 4 4 92
Vincent Bianchi (W, 1-0) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 20

Top Hitters

Midd South Stats
Aurelio Licata 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
RBC Stats
Ryan O’Hara 2-4, 2B, RBI
David Glancy 1-3, 3B, BB, 2 RBI
Vincent Bianchi 1-3, 2B
Robert Gonzales 1-3, RBI

 

No. 2 Wall 7, Manasquan 1

Tanner Powers went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI to back another dominant pitching performance in a Crimson Knights (6-0, 5-0) win, this time by Ryan Napolitano against the rival Warriors (4-2, 3-2).

Napolitano allowed one unearned run on five hits and two walks while striking out eight in six innings and 94 pitches. Jason Horowitz finished the game with a five-pitch seventh inning.

David Howarth was 1-for-2 with an RBI, Grant Shulman went 1-for-3 with a run scored and Johnny Volpe doubled in the win.

Ryan O'Keefe threw 73 pitches over four innings in defeat for Manasquan and Alec Wells fired 44 over the final two innings. Wells also went 1-for-2 with the lone Warriors RBI, while James Harmstead was 2-for-3 in the loss.

 

No. 10 Monmouth 6, Middletown North 4 (8 Innings)

The Falcons prolonged Middletown North's misery by tying the game with a run in the top of the seventh and scoring three in the top of the eighth, handing the Lions their sixth straight loss to open the season.

Chris Anfuso ripped a triple in the top of the seventh and scored on an RBI knock by Justin Scotto to even the score at 3-3.

Seth Gonzalez and Drew Faccone each picked up RBI singles in the top of the eight to push Monmouth in front.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Monmouth (5-2, 3-2) 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 3 6 9 3
Midd North (0-6, 0-5) 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 4 12 3

Pitching

Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Dante Ciaramella (W, 2-0) 8 12 4 3 0 3 93
Midd North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Chris Price (L, 0-2) 7.1 9 6 6 1 1 107
Jason Timmons 0.2 0 0 0 0 1 7

Top Hitters

Monmouth Stats
Seth Gonzalez 2-4, 3 RBI
Chris Anfuso 3-4, 3B, R
Midd North Stats
Brendan Doherty 2-4
Tyler Ras 2-4, RBI
Jake Dillon 2-4, 2B
Michael Roditis 2-4
Mike Adamson 2-4

 

 

Class B Central

St. Rose 9, Point Beach 6

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Point Beach (3-2, 3-1) 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 6 11 2
St. Rose (4-1, 4-0) 1 0 3 0 2 3 X 9 12 0

Pitching

Point Beach IP H R ER BB SO PC
Chris Russo (L, 1-1) 5 9 6 5 2 4 99
John Nista 1 2 3 0 0 0 26
St. Rose IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sammy Sestito (W, 1-0) 5 7 3 3 2 4 80
John Crowley 2 4 3 3 1 2 36

Top Hitters

Point Beach Stats
Vincent Storino 2-3, 2B, 5 RBI
John Nista 3-3, R
Phil Antoniotti 2-4, R
Josh Yates 2-4, R
Jude Lovegren 1-3, 2 R
Kenny MacPherson 1-4, RBI
St. Rose Stats
Riley Maypother 2-4, 2B, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Brody Maypother 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Sammy Sestito 3-3, RBI
Jeff DeFazio 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Phil Morelli 1-3, R, 2 RBI

 

 

Class B South

Manchester 12, Lacey 2 (6 Innings)

Junior Markel Hourigan and freshman Evan Scala both homered and the Hawks (5-1, 5-1) scored eight runs in the second inning, collected five extra-base hits and continued to swing hot bats in a win over the Lions (3-3, 2-3).

Hourigan was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI while Scala finished 2-for-4 with two runs and three RBI. John Simonini was 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI, Ryan Costello was 2-for-3 with a double, a run and an RBI, Nick Chiapisi finished 2-for-3 with a double and a run, and Chris Santiago was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI for Manchester.

Winning pitcher Mike Conger helped his cause by going 1-for-3 with a run and two RBI for Manchester. Conger allowed two earned run on nine hits over six innings while walking none and striking out five on 90 pitches.

Anthony Tobia was 3-for-3 with a double and drove in both Lacey runs.

 

No. 4 Jackson Liberty 4, Point Boro 1

David Melfi went 2-for-4 with a two-run single during Jackson Liberty's four-run fifth inning, which lifted the Lions (5-0, 5-0) over the Panthers (2-3, 2-3) for their fifth straight win to open the season.

Melfi later scored on an RBI single by Daniel Sofield, who went 2-for-3 in the game. Alex Torres drew a bases-loaded walk to cap the scoring in the fifth for Jackson Liberty.

Scott Wierciszewski did not add to his Shore-leading 19 RBI but he did finish the game 2-for-4 - his fifth straight game with at least two hits.

Kevin Ritz earned the win with four shutout innings in relief of starter Rich Dordas (67 pitches), who also went 2-for-5 at the plate. Ritz allowed two hits and five walks, struck out two and threw 82 pitches.

Sam Collins went 2-for-4 and scored Point Boro's lone run of the game. He also pitched 2 1/2 scoreless innings and 27 pitches in relief of starter Christian Aurin, who threw 85 pitches before exiting after 4 1/3 innings.

 

Non-Conference

Ranney 14, Calvary Christian 3

Ethan Gavin was 4-for-4 with five RBI and Charles Kopuvka went 3-for-4 with four RBI to lead the Panthers (4-2, 4-1) to another win. Ryan Kraushaar (87 pitches) allowed one earned run on four hits over five innings with four walks and five strikeouts to pick up the win.

 

 

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