Class A North

Howell 5, No. 9 Colts Neck 4

Tommy Talbott belted a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Rebels (2-1, 1-1) won a back-and-forth slugfest with the Cougars (1-4, 0-3).

Hunter Boag connected on a two-run home run to break a 2-2 tie and put Colts Neck ahead, 4-2, in the top of the sixth inning before Talbott reclaimed the lead for Howell in the bottom of the inning.

Adrian Jimenez and Nick Straub hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the third to put Colts Neck on top.

Ryan Bearse picked up the win in relief, pitching a scoreless seventh after surrendering the home run to Boag in the sixth. John Limaldi allowed two runs on five hits and two walks while fanning five in five innings and 83 pitches for Howell.

Anthony Sasso surrendered two unearned runs on two hits with three walks and four strikeouts while taking the no-decision for Colts Neck. Sasso threw 89 pitches.

 

No. 8 Freehold Boro 3, Neptune 2

Mark Costanzo drove in two runs and scored the winning run on Matt Granato's game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Colonials (2-1, 2-1) a walk-off win over the Scarlet Fliers (1-4, 1-2).

Costanzo finished 2-for-4 with a double, Granato was 2-for-5 and Phil Marcantonio was 2-for-2 with a double, a walk and a hit-by-pitch.

Costanzo also picked up the win on the mound with two scoreless innings of relief. He allowed one hit, did not issue a walk and struck out two. Dane DellaValle worked the first 4 2/3 innings on 67 pitches, allowing one unearned run on one hit, one walk and four strikeouts.

Nick Aiello allowed one run over the next 1 1/3 innings before turning it over to Costanzo.

Neptune junior right-hander Ron Cole allowed one run on five hits with five strikeouts and no walks. He threw 71 pitches and did not factor into the decision. Arden Underwood, meanwhile, threw 83 pitches in 3 2/3 innings, allowed two runs on three hits and four walks, and struck out seven in defeat.

 

Marlboro 3, No. 1 CBA 2

Justin Levito lined a game-winning double to the right-center gap in the bottom of the seventh to score courtesy runner Nick Zicchinolfi and the Mustangs (3-2, 2-2) walked off with a win over the Colts (3-1, 2-1), who suffered their first loss of the season.

Zicchinolfi came on to run for catcher Justin Kapuscinski, who walked to lead off the seventh and finished the game 2-for-3 with a double while driving in the other two Marlboro runs.

Gurkaran Singh allowed two earned runs on seven hits and two walks while striking out seven in 6 1/3 innings on the mound. He reached his one-game pitch limit in the seventh and gave way to Josh Schleifman, who picked up the win in relief by recording two outs on seven pitches.

Singh also went 1-for-2 with a walk at the plate and Anthony Brienza chipped in a 2-for-4 game with a run scored for Marlboro.

Nick Hohenstein threw 102 pitches over six innings and did not factor into the decision. He allowed two earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out 10. Jake Lawrie took the loss after coming on the pitch the seventh inning for the second consecutive day.

Tommy DiTullio was 1-for-2 with an RBI for CBA, while teammates Jack Harnisch and Andrea Dalatri were each 1-for-3 with a run scored.

 

No. 3 Manalapan 7, Freehold Twp. 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Freehold Twp. (3-3, 3-2) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 1
Manalapan (6-1, 2-1) 1 0 0 0 3 3 X 7 7 0

Pitching

Freehold Twp. IP H R ER BB SO PC
Liam Simon (L, 0-1) 5 5 5 3 3 3 72
Vladimir Scriptunas 1 2 2 2 1 0 17
Manalapan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ben Levine (W, 2-0) 6 6 1 1 1 4 69
Aaron Ayers 1 1 0 0 0 0 15

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp. Stats
Chris Goodman 1-3, R
Nick Lodispoto 1-3, RBI
Brandon Smith 2-2
Manalapan Stats
Billy Watters 3-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R
Nick DiMiceli 1-3, R, 2 RBI
Giovanni Ciaccio 1-2, RBI, 2B
Anthony Naylor 1-2, 2B, R, BB

 

 

Class A Central

Red Bank 5, Rumson-Fair Haven 3

Michael Eulner scattered seven hits over seven innings and pitched the Bucs (1-3, 1-3) past the Bulldogs (2-2, 2-2) to claim bragging rights in the Ridge Road Rivalry while also picking up their first win of the season.

Eulner allowed three earned runs and four walks while striking out four on 106 pitches.

C.J. Paolino, Zach Yates and Nick Quaranta all went 1-for-3 with an RBI, while Colin Chatto was 1-for-3 with a runs scored to lead the Red Bank offense.

Thomas Forlenza led Rumson at the dish with a perfect 3-for-3 performance, including two doubles, a run scored and an RBI. Dan Harby also went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Andrew Schmid was 1-for-3 with a double for the Bulldogs.

Gordon Forsyth took the loss, allowing three runs (two earned) on three hits and four walks while striking out five in four innings and 94 pitches.

 

Raritan 8, Shore 1

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Shore (2-2, 1-2)  0  1  0  0  0  0 0 5 0
Raritan (3-1, 3-0)  0  2  4  0 x  8  0

Pitching

Raritan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Zack Johnston (W, 2-1)  6  3  1 0 1  9  90
Hunter Neville  1  1  0  0  1  1  23
Shore IP H R ER BB SO PC
James LaBruno 4 7 8 6 7 5 98
Cody Fleisher 2 0 0 0 0 4 29

Top Hitters

Raritan Stats
Tyler Bruno  2-4, 2 R, 2B
Ryan Kasmer  2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dan Fiore 1-2, 2 RBI
Shore Stats
James LaBruno 2-3, 2B, RBI
Cody Fleischer 1-3, 2B

 

 

Class B North

Middletown South 17, Long Branch 7 (6 Innings)

Jack Kinsella went 3-for-5 with a double, home run and three RBI, Robby Zega drove in four and the Eagles (4-1, 3-1) cruised past the Green Wave (2-2, 1-2) behind a 16-hit attack.

Zega finished 2-for-4 with a double and two runs scored to go with his four RBI, while Jack Sheridan (2-for-4, three runs), Aurelio Licata (2-for-4, double, four runs), Anthony Esposito (2-for-5, 2 RBI) and Matt Cruz (2-for-4, double, two RBI) each added two hits apiece as well.

Chris O'Connor and Dylon Walling each went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI and Joe Sprake was 1-for-3 with an RBI, giving all nine Middletown South starters at least one hit.

Jack Roesch lasted 4 2/3 innings and 76 pitches to pick up the win and Chris Lotito pitched a scoreless 1 1/3 on 27 pitches to finish the job.

Matt Mincieli went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead Long Branch. Joseph Mazza and James Horniacek were each 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and Pasa Fields doubled and scored a run in the loss.

 

Ocean 3, Middletown North 2

Junior Max Winters came through with a game-winning, walk-off RBI single to score Mark Butler in the bottom of the seventh and the Spartans handed the Lions their fourth straight loss to open the season.

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

Pitching

Midd North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Tyler Ras 5 2 1 0 3 9  86
Sean Gardiner (L, 0-1) 1.1 4 2 1 0 0 27
Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Kevin Schoenberger (W,1-1) 7 2 2 1 2  5 91

Top Hitters

Midd North Stats
Garrett French 1-3, R
Player Stats
 Jack D’Auria 1-3
 Max Winters 2-4, GW RBI 1B
 Mark Butler 1-3, R

 

No. 2 Wall 5, Red Bank Catholic 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Wall (5-0, 3-0) 0 2 0 1 1 1 0 5 13 2
RBC (2-2, 2-2) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3

Pitching

Wall IP H R ER BB SO PC
Trey Dombroski (W, 2-0) 7 2 0 0 2 11 102
Red Bank Catholic IP H R ER BB SO PC
Austin Nappi (L, 1-1) 6 11 5 3 0 2 86
Joe Ianelli 1 1 0 0 1 0 25

Top Hitters

Wall Stats
Tanner Powers 3-4, 2 R, RBI
Doug Wetzel 2-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI, SB
Grant Shulman 2-4
Andy Lenneper 2-4, 2B, 2 R
Red Bank Catholic Stats
Vincent Bianchi 1-2, 2B, BB, R
Ryan O’Hara 1-3

 

Manasquan 7, No. 10 Monmouth 4

Junior James Harmstead went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in the top of the sixth and the Warriors (3-1, 2-1) pulled out a win over the Falcons (3-2, 1-2).

Denny Maher also went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI and Tommy Antonucci and Ricky Flynn were each 1-for-3 with an RBI in the win.

Mike Anthony scattered nine hits over seven innings and 101 pitches to earn the complete-game win. He allowed three earned runs and a pair of walks while striking out three.

Justin Scotto, Dante Ciaramella and Charlie Kelly each went 2-for-4, with Scotto doubling and scoring a run, Ciaramella scoring two and Kelly driving in a run.

 

Class B South

Pinelands at No. 4 Jackson Liberty - PPD, April 17

 

 

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