Ocean County Tournament
Championship
At Toms River East High School

(6) Central 6, (4) Barnegat 0

Junior right-hander Anthony Arneth pitched a four-hit shutout with six strikeouts and three walks and the Golden Eagles beat the Bengals for the third time this season to win their first OCT since 1986.

Senior Andrew DiPiazza was named tournament most valuable player for throwing complete-game victories in the quarterfinals against Toms River South and the semifinals against Toms River East and also making an impact at the plate. DiPiazza went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in the third inning to open the scoring on Tuesday.

Central took a 4-0 lead with three runs in the fourth inning. Second baseman Jake Dominguez singled home a run to make it 2-0 and center fielder Rich Galati added a two-run single to make it 4-0. The Golden Eagles added two more in the fifth thanks to three Barnegat errors, part of a six-error game by the Bengals defense.

 

Regular Season
Class A North

No. 1 Freehold Twp. 7, Manalapan 3

Steve Derby and Kenny Carrier each hit first-inning home runs and Joe Decelie pitched a six-hit complete game with eight strikeouts and only one walk as the Patriots beat the Braves to close out their Class A North season and keep their hopes for a division title share alive. Freehold Township can share the division championship with Colts Neck if CBA beats Colts Neck when the two meet in a regular season game on Thursday.

Class A South

Toms River North 7, Toms River South 6

Sophomore Joey Rose went 4-for-4 with a grand slam and a triple and the Mariners survived to beat the Indians after surrendering a six-run lead. Rose's tripled off the center field wall and scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Julian Feliz to make it 7-6.

Feliz finished 2-for-3 with two RBI for the Mariners. Toms River South tied the game at 6 with a four-run fourth inning, during which Vinny Scrudato, Ray Ligouri and Ryan Shiffer each had an RBI single. Scrudato and Ligouri each finished 2-for-2.

 

Class B North

Freehold 10, Red Bank 8

 

Non-Division

Middletown South 5, No. 10 Red Bank Catholic 3

Joe Timmins went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Andrew Wisialko was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and the Eagles bounced back from a heartbreaking 11-inning loss in the Monmouth County Tournament late Monday night to beat the Caseys.

Dan Mishlen gave up three runs on four hits over five innings to pick up the win. Mike Alescio was 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored for RBC.

Ocean 4, Brick Memorial 0

Dan Verderese fired a five-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and no walks and the Spartans topped the Mustangs in a non-divisional game. John Walsh and Glenn Davis each went 2-for-4 with a run scored and Miles Moody was 2-for-5 with an RBI in the win.

No. 6 Wall 3, Monmouth 0

Ryan Orender and Steve Coltrain combined on a five-hit shutout and the Crimson Knights blanked the Falcons. Orender allowed three hits over five innings to earn the win and Coltrain followed with two innings of two-hit ball and four strikeouts.

Charlie Cosenza drove in the third Wall run with a single in the sixth after the Crimson Knights took a 2-0 lead in the second thanks to two of Monmouth's five errors.

Lacey 4, Monsignor Donovan 3

Joe Casaluzzo broke a 1-1 tie with a two-run double in the fourth inning and the Lions beat the Griffins for their second straight win after snapping a 12-game losing streak on Saturday against Manchester.

Holmdel 7, Matawan 5

The Hornets scored seven runs in the top of he seventh inning to stun the Huskies. Joe Sadler started the rally with a double and D.J. Goins plated the go-ahead run with a fielder's choice RBI. Tyler Fischer capped the inning with an RBI single for insurance.

Joe Piscopo went 3-for-4 for Matawan, which sent the go-ahead run to the plate in the bottom of the seventh.

Neptune 15, Keansburg 2 (5 Innings)

 

At FirstEnergy Park

Red Bank 9, Raritan 4