Baseball Thursday Scoreboard, 5/15/14
Class A North
No. 3 Colts Neck 9, No. 5 CBA 0
Paul Marinello and Tyler Kay both homered and Mario Ferraioli pitched a complete-game shutout to lead the Cougars to a win over the Colts that clinches the outright Class A North championship.
Class A South
Southern 7, Lacey 6
The Rams broke a 6-6 tie on a Nick Scalone squeeze bunt in the bottom of the sixth and held on to beat the Lions to cap the Class A South season for both teams. Eric Hammell led Southern at the plate, going 2-for-2 with a double, a stolen base and three runs scored, while Chris Starner and Mike Lee each went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
No. 9 Jackson Memorial 4, No. 2 Toms River East 1
The Jaguars scored three runs in the top of the seventh inning after tying the game in the top of the sixth to rally for a win over the Raider and clinch a Class A South co-championship along with Toms River East.
Senior Matt Guarino earned the win with two innings of relief and capped the scoring with an RBI double to score starter Brandon Janofsky, who reached on a double over the first-base bag that the Toms River dugout vehemently argued to be a foul ball.
Eric Biele, who entered the game when Guarino moved from first base to the mound, gave Jackson Memorial the lead with a singled to center field through a drawn-in infield to score Rich Rountree, who started the rally with a one-out triple to deep right-center field. Kyle Johnson drove in Biele with a fielder's choice ground out to make it 3-1.
Janofsky allowed just one earned run on three hits in five innings and also went 2-for-4 at the plate with a double and two runs scored. He singled with one out in the top of the sixth and scored on a fielder's choice by Joe DeMaio. Guarino was also 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.
Senior Anthony DeBlasio suffered his first loss of the season (6-1) while working 6 1/3 innings. He allowed two runs - one earned - on four hits with two walks and one strikeout.
Class B South
Point Boro 2, No. 4 Central 1
Sophomore Frank Graziano pitched a five-hitter and Dan Gonella hit a two-run triple to break a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth inning as the Panthers beat the Golden Eagles.
Graziano allowed just one unearned run, walking one and striking out three, and also went 1-for-3 with a run scored. Sam Monoco went 3-for-3 with a double and a run scored for Point Boro. Andrew DiPiazza finished 3-for-3 with a double to lead Central.
Brick Memorial 11, Freehold 3
Ocean 19, Holmdel 9
The Spartans scored 11 unanswered runs to end the game and beat the Hornets in a high-scoring, non-divisonal game. Miles Moody and Sam Miles each had three hits and four RBI to lead Ocean's offense and Jimmy McGrorry drove in three runs.
Glenn Davis scored four times, while John Walsh had two hits and two RBI in the Ocean onslaught. Anthony Bartolomei allowed three runs on three hits with five strikeouts in four innings of relief to earn the win.
Holmdel senior Joe Sadler tied the game at 5 with a grand slam in the third and gave the Hornets a 9-8 lead with a three-run bomb in the fourth to become Holmdel's all-time career home run leader.
Brick 3, Howell 1
Brian Gallagher went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Nick Zbranak doubled in a run to lead the Green Dragons to a win over the Rebels. Dan Berg also went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base out of the leadoff spot.
Manalapan 4, Jackson Liberty 2
Ajay Kawa scattered six hits and allowed two runs over 5 1/3 innings to pick up the win and the Braves topped the Lions. Kawa struck out five before giving way to Ryan Tsang, who recorded the final five outs to the earn the save. Matt Parke went 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI and Sean Galvin was 2-for-3 with a solo home run for Manalapan.
Red Bank Catholic 8, Middletown North 6 (8 Innings)
Mike Spinelli drove in the winning run with an RBI single in the top of the 8th inning and the Caseys edged the Lions in extra innings. Matt Reilly tied the game for Middletown North with a two-run single in the bottom of the seventh.
Brendan Madigan, Evan Madigan and Mattt Kurdewan each went 2-for-4, with Brendan Madigan accounting for two of Red Bank Catholic's five doubles. Brendan Madigan scored two runs and drove in two more, Evan Madigan doubled, scored twice and drove in one, and Kurdewan doubled drove in two.
Tom Merlo, who walked and scored the winning run in the eight, had the other Caseys double.
Manchester 5, Rumson-Fair Haven 2
Ryan Vanderham hit a tie-breaking two-run single in the top of the seventh to make a winner out of starter Marc Edwards in the Hawks' win over the Bulldogs. Edwards allowed only three hits while walking two and striking out three in the complete-game victory.
Devin Tomei went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in the top of the first, while Morgan Maguire went 1-for-1 with a two-run double in the fourth for Rumson.
Red Bank 9, Mater Dei Prep 4
Sean O'Connell hit a go-ahead three-run double in the top of the fifth to break a 3-3 tie and the Bucs pulled away to beat the Seraphs. Matt Santos allowed one unearned run on one hits with three strikeouts over two innings of relief to earn the win.
Sam Miles went 2-for-4 with a double, run scored, RBI and a stolen base for Mater Dei Prep.
Henry Hudson at Neptune, 3:45 p.m.
Lakewood 6, Point Beach 3
Winning pitcher Alex Catalan went 4-for-4 with two RBI and the Piners topped the Garnet Gulls in a non-division game. Harry Brown also went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Billy Figueroa was 2-for-3.
Noah Yates went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored and John Daly was 1-for-3 with two RBI.
Barnegat 4, Toms River South 0
Ryan Ulrich pitched a six-hit shutout with three strikeouts and a walk in his first start of the year and Ed Rogan drove in all four runs as the Barnegat duo led the Bengals to a win over the Indians.
Rogan finished 2-for-3 with a two-run double in the first and a two-run single in the fifth. Joe Letinski also went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.
Raritan 4, Keyport 1
Chris Nichol pitched a two-hit complete game with seven strikeouts and Nick Glesnor went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI to lead the Rockets to a win over the Red Raiders.
No. 6 Wall 4, Marlboro 3
Tim Willey hit a go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Crimson Knights held on to beat the Mustangs and secure the 300th career win for head coach Todd Schmitt.
Senior catcher Dan Wondrack also belted a two-run home run in the first, his third homer of the season.
Pinelands 8, Middletown South 6
Winning pitcher Cory Burke went 2-for-3 with a homer and two RBI and lasted 6 1/3 innings on the mound to lead the Wildcats to a win over the Eagles. Dave Lunn also drove in three runs and Sage Sysol and Vinny Bondinello each went 2-for-3, with Sysol adding two RBI.
Nolan Pereless was 2-for-4 with and RBI and Kyle Brey finished 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for Middletown South.
No. 1 Freehold Twp. 6, Freehold 5
Kenny Carrier doubled twice and the Patriots jumped on top with three runs in the top of the first and held on to beat the Colonials. Freehold senior John Bostic also doubled twice in the loss.
Toms River North 6, Manasquan 3