Class A South

No. 2 Jackson Memorial 6, Southern 0

Senior Ryan Takacs threw five innings of three-hit ball and junior third baseman Kyle Johnson went 4-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI as the Jaguars (1-2, 1-2) topped the Rams (0-4, 0-3) for their first win of the season.

Joe DeMaio also singled in two runs with a single in a three-run first and John Carello also went 3-for-4 with a double.

Toms River East 5, Lacey 4 (8 Innings)

Junior first baseman Cole Robbins hit a game-ending, solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Raiders (2-1, 2-1) topped the Lions (2-2, 1-2) in an extra-inning thriller. Robbins finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Matt Corsi went 2-for-4 with two RBI while Chad Leonard finished 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Jon Meola also added a double for Toms River East.

Senior Kyle Catania allowed four runs on eight hits and walked two while striking out six, taking the no-decision with 6 1/3 innings of work. Senior Kevin Brown pitched 1 2/3 hitless frames to earn the win.

Anthony Dellavolla went 2-for-3 with two RBI for Lacey, while Anthony Ruggiero was 2-for-3 with a run scored in the loss.

No. 3 Toms River North 9, No. 7 Toms River South 2

Junior Brandon Fischer went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI to back senior right-hander Brett Hyers as the Mariners (3-1, 3-0) stayed unbeaten in Class A South by beating the Indians (2-1, 2-1). Hyers needed only 59 pitches to tear through seven innings, allowing one earned run on three hits and no walks while striking out two.

Fischer picked up a two-run single in a four-run first inning for Toms River North and made it 5-0 with an RBI double in the second. Senior designated hitter Ryan Larsen broke the game open with a three-run home run to left in the bottom of the fifth to put Toms River North ahead, 8-1. Sophomore shortstop Mike Nyisztor added an RBI double in the fifth to cap the Mariners scoring.

Senior right fielder Jake Ryan had two of the three Toms River South hits, including a solo home run to right in the seventh - Ryan's second homer in as many games.

 

Class B Central

Keyport 9, Henry Hudson 3

Sophomore Shane Chandler went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs, an RBI and five stolen bases and the Red Raiders (1-2, 1-2) used a fast start to beat the Admirals (0-2, 0-2) for their first win of the season.

Sophomore Kyle Johnson also went 2-for-3 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI for Keyport. Sophomore Christian Smith also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Kyle Rauen went 1-for-2 with two runs scored for Henry Hudson.

Point Beach 11, St. Rose 0 (5 Innings)

Junior John Van Schoick pitched a four-hit shutout over five innings and went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead the Garnet Gulls (3-0, 3-0) to a resounding win over the Purple Roses (0-3, 0-1). Van Schoick singled home a run in a six-run first inning for Point Beach and the right-hander went on to strike out five on the mound while walking three.

Junior Joe Delgrippo went 1-for-3 with three RBI and senior Antonio Garcia finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Keansburg 6, Ranney 5

Junior Ian Terry went 3-for-4 with two doubles, stole three bases and struck out five on the mound while earning the win in relief to lead the Titans (2-1, 2-1) in a win over the Panthers (0-1, 0-1).

Senior Jim McAteer singled, stole second base and scored the winning run on an error in the top of the seventh.

Corey Natofsky went 1-for-2 with a RBI double and two runs scored for Ranney. Natofsky's RBI double was part of a three-run sixth inning that pulled Ranney even at 5.

 

Class B South

No. 5 Barnegat 2, Manchester 0

Senior right-hander Seamus Brazill pitched a two-hit shutout with two walks and six strikeouts as the Bengals (2-1, 2-1) blanked the Hawks (2-1, 2-1), handing Manchester its first loss.

Senior catcher Nik Fraim opened the scoring with an RBI single in the fourth to plate junior Collin O'Conner. Sophomore shortstop Aaron McLaughlin drove in a run with an RBI single in the fifth to cap the scoring, while junior Jared Kacso picked up two hits in the win.

Sophomore Joe Felipe allowed two runs on six hits in taking the hard-luck loss for Manchester.

Jackson Liberty 8, Lakewood 1

Senior Matt Pinto went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs and senior Howard Taylor was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI as the Lions (2-1, 2-1) topped the Piners (0-3, 0-3). Taylor also scored two runs and Pinto drove in a run as well.

Junior Brandon Pallante allowed one run on two hits and three walks with five strikeouts over four innings to earn the win. Sophomore Kyle Tavaska also chipped in a 2-for-4 day with a run scored.

Central 4, Point Boro 2

Senior right-hander Anthony Arneth pitched 6 1/3 strong innings and scored the go-ahead run in a three-run Central sixth inning that helped lift the Golden Eagles (2-1, 1-1) to a win over the Panthers (1-3, 0-3). Arneth allowed one earned run on five hits and did not walk a batter while striking out five.

Arneth singled and scored on a fielder's choice ground ball by Matt Aires, with Arneth beating the throw to the plate to give Central a 2-1 lead. Catcher Tony Colbert plated another run with a sacrifice fly and senior Joe Firetto capped the sixth with a squeeze bunt that made it 4-1.

Firetto also tied the game at 1 in the bottom of the fifth with an RBI double. Bill Feehan went 2-for-3 and Sebastian Severio was 2-for-4 for Point Boro.

 

Non-Conference

Mainland at Pinelands - PPD

Donovan Catholic 2, St. Charles Prep (Fla.) 1

Junior Nick Povoa pitched a complete game for his second win of the season and the Griffins (2-1) scored two runs in the top of the seventh inning to rally for a win over St. Charles Prep.

Mike Marron tied the game with a suicide squeeze to score Matt Drake, who led off the inning with a single. Senior Matt Puleo gave Donovan Catholic the lead with a two-out single to left field that scored Alex Loffredo, who beat out an infield single and moved to second on a throwing error.

At Tampa, Fla.

Canisius (N.Y.) 11, Brick Memorial 7

 

At Cocoa Beach, Fla.

Manalapan 12, West Windsor-Plainsboro South 4

Junior Jake Sadowitz hit a bases-clearing double as part of an eight-run sixth inning and the Braves broke a late 4-4 tie to beat the Pirates (0-4) for their third straight win. Sadowitz finished 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI.

Mike Mollica was 3-for-3 with a triple and a run scored and Chris Rodriguez also went 3-for-5 to lead the Manalapan offense. Right-hander Nick Marotta earned his second win of the season with three innings of relief, allowing two runs on two hits while striking out three. Senior right-hander Ajay Kawa worked the first four innings and allowed two runs while striking out five.

 

At Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Ocean 10, Cape May Tech 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Jake Talarico threw a five-inning no-hitter in his first varsity start and the Spartans (4-0) remained unbeaten with a win in Myrtle Beach. Talarico struck out four and hit a batter for Cape May Tech's lone base-runner.

Senior Sam Maxwell went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three stolen bases to lead the offense and junior Brian Olesen drove in three runs for Ocean. Junior Brian Kochenash and senior Anthony Bartolomei each added two hits in the win.