Class A North

No. 1 CBA 3, No. 4 Middletown South 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
CBA (7-1, 4-0) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 9 2
Midd. South (3-2, 3-2) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 3 3

Pitching

CBA IP H R ER BB SO
 Luca Dalatri (W, 3-0) 8 2 1 1 1 19
Midd South IP H R ER BB SO
 Jon Martin (L, 1-1) 7.1 7 2 2 2 7
 Johnny Zega 0.2 2 1 1 1 1

Top Hitters

CBA Game Stats
 Brandon Martorano 2-4, HR, 2 RBI
 Cid Porter 3-4, 2B, R, RBI
 Luca Dalatri 1-4, 2B
Midd South Game Stats
 Tom Gannon 2-4, 2B, R

Brandon Martorano hit a tie-breaking two-run home run in the top of the eighth inning and Luca Dalatri struck out a career-high 19 in a three-hit, eight-inning complete game as the Colts edged the Eagles for their sixth straight win.

Dalatri threw 122 pitches and allowed his first run of the season on a wild pitch with two out in the bottom of the sixth inning. Middletown South center fielder Tom Gannon led off the frame with a double to the left-field fence and scored the tying run when Dalatri uncorked a fastball over Martorano's head. The senior right-hander also walked his first batter of the season in that sixth inning.

For the season, Dalatri has now struck out 44 batters in 21 innings with just one walk and 12 hits allowed. The other two hits Dalatri allowed Wednesday were an infield single and a bunt single, both in the first inning.

 

Freehold Boro 5, Manalapan 0

Nick Zuppe pitched five shutout innings, allowing five hits and no walks while striking out five as the Colonials (3-3, 2-3) blanked the Braves (2-4, 1-4).

Phil Marcantonio highlighted the Freehold offense with a two-run single in the sixth inning. Mark Costanzo gave the Colonials a 1-0 lead with an RBI groundout in the second inning.

John Pudder took the loss on the mound for Manalapan.

Middletown North 1, Freehold Twp. 0

Sophomore Tyler Ras threw a one-hit shutout with seven strikeouts - his second straight complete game - and the Lions (1-4, 1-4) blanked the Patriots (0-5, 0-5) for their first win of the season. Ras walked three and allowed just a third-inning single to Ryan Cardone.

Seth Ziegler went 1-for-3 and scored on an RBI groundout by Brendan Doherty for the game's lone run in the fourth. Kyle Capo doubled and Cole Fluta was 2-for-4 with a stolen base.

Mike Pirrotta scattered eight hits and struck out five without walking a batter in taking the hard-luck, complete-game loss.

 

Class A Central

Manasquan 10, Holmdel 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manasquan (2-2, 2-2) 3 0 3 0 1 0 3 10 12 3
Holmdel (1-3, 1-3) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 6 5

Pitching

Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO
Tom Sheehan (W, 1-0)  6 5 2 1  1 6
Jack Sheehan 1 1  0 0 0 0
Holmdel IP H R ER BB SO
 Jordyn Brosemer (L, 1-1)  5 8 7 5 1 3
 Lukas Gudelis  1 0 0 0 0 0
 Chris Ammirati  1 4  3  2  1  0

Top Hitters

Manasquan Game Stats
Tommy Antonucci 3-3, BB, 4 R, RBI
Tom Sheehan 2-3, 4 RBI
Adam Schreck 2-4, 3 RBI
Home Game Stats
Lukas Gudelis 1-3, RBI
Will Van Name 2-4
Michael Carannanate 1-3, RBI
DePinho 1-3

 

Monmouth 6, Shore 4

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

Pitching

Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO
 Chris Raike (W, 1-0) 7 5 4 4 0 8
Shore IP H R ER BB SO
 Chas Breithoff 4 4 2 2 1 6
 Michael Mendillo (L, 0-1) 3 4 4 4 4 4

Top Hitters

Monmouth Game Stats
 Christian Hoplock 1-3, R, 2 RBI
 Josh Jackson 3-4, 2B, R, RBI
 Paul Birzin 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
 Andrew Slinger 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Shore Game Stats
 Devin McLaughlin 2-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
 Chas Breithoff 1-3, 3B, R, RBI

 

Class A South

No. 7 Jackson Memorial 1, Brick 0 (8 Innings)

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

Pitching

Jackson Mem. IP H R ER BB SO
Colin McCulligh 7  6  0  0  1  5
Shawn Kelich (W, 1-0)  1  0 0  0  0 1
Brick IP H R ER BB SO
Mike Soldo  7 2  0  0  4 3
Tito Morales (L, 0-1)  1 1  1  0 0 0

Top Hitters

Jackson Mem. Game Stats
 Kyle Johnson  1-4
 Ryan Boyle  2-4, R
 Dave DeJesus  0-3, RBI
Brick Game Stats
 A.J. Serrino  1-3, 2B, BB
 Mike Soldo  1-3, 2B
 Matt Stadelberger  1-3, 2B
 Jake Scott  2-3

Dave DeJesus plated Ryan Boyle with the winning run in the top of the eighth inning on a sacrifice fly and the Jaguars edged the Green Dragons to remain unbeaten. Shawn Kelich picked up his first win in relief after Colin McCulligh tossed seven scoreless innings, matching Brick starter Mike Soldo's seven scoreless, two-hit frames.

 

Toms River North 7, Toms River East 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
TR East (0-5, 0-5) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 5 2
TR North (1-2, 1-2) 0 0 3 2 2 0 X 7 11 1

Pitching

TR East IP H R ER BB SO
 Brad Brush (L, 0-3) 4 6 5 4 5 3
TR North IP H R ER BB SO
 Brendan Mullins (W, 1-0) 6 5 2 2 1 5
Joe Rose 1 0 0 0 0 3

Top Hitters

TR East Game Stats
 Cole Robbins 1-3, 2B, R
 Connor Robbins 2-3, R, RBI
TR North Game Stats
Mike Nyisztor 2-4, 2 R, RBI
Joe Rose 1-2, 2 R, RBI, BB, HBP
Jeff Ciervo 2-3, R, BB
Dave Cordoma  1-3, R, SB

 

Lacey 8, Southern 3

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4

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Southern (3-2, 3-2)

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4

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Lacey (2-2, 2-2)

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5

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8

6

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Pitching

Southern

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

 Pat Barrett (L, 1-1)

3.2

5

6

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6

 Jared Lubanski

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0

0

0

0

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Lacey

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

 Anthony Elefante (W, 2-0)

5

3

3

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4

 Tom Coraggio

2

1

0

0

1

3

Top Hitters

Southern

Game Stats

 Joey Robertson

0-1, 2 BB

Lacey

Game Stats

 Donald Zellman

2-4, R, RBI

 Anthony Elefante

1-2, HBP, RBI

 

No. 9 Brick Memorial 7, Toms River South 6

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Brick Mem (6-1, 4-0) 0 1 2 2 0 2 0 7 8 3
TRS (3-3, 3-2) 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 6 7 5

Pitching

Brick Mem. IP H R ER BB SO
 Alec Merritt (W, 3-0) 6 6 6 5 2 0
Ray Lutick (S, 2) 1 1 0 0 0 0
TR South IP H R ER BB SO
Trevor Wagner (L, 1-2) 5 8 7 3 7 10
Nick Scrudato 2 0 0 0 0 4

Top Hitters

Brick Mem. Game Stats
Brian Markoski 1-4, 2B, R
Dylan Evans 1-2, 2 R, 2 BB
Matt Cuppari 1-4, R
James Donlon 3-4, 2B R, RBI
Teddy Gonzalez 1-4
Tim Santiago 1-2, BB, HBP, RBI
TR South Game Stats
T.J. Scuderi 1-4, R, 2 RBI
Tom Campo 1-4, 2 RBI
Michael Conover 2-3, 2 R
Ben Montenegro 1-3
Matt Shiffer 1-2, R, RBI
Connor Feeney 1-2

Brian Markoski doubled and scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth inning as the Mustangs (6-1, 4-0) pulled out a win over the Indians (3-3, 3-2) in a back-and-forth affair.

James Donlon was 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI and also threw out the potential tying run at the plate from right field after a single by Toms River South first baseman Connor Feeney.

Alec Merritt allowed five earned runs on six hits in six innings to pick up the win, while Ray Lutick nailed down the save with a scoreless seventh inning.

Trevor Wagner struck out 10 in five innings while walking seven in taking his second loss of the season. Wagner threw a no-hitter against Toms River North in his last start.

T.J. Scuderi and Tom Campo each went 1-for-4 with two RBI for Toms River South.

 

Class B North

Matawan 5, No. 5 Colts Neck 4

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

Pitching

Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO
 Mario Ferraioli 5  5 2  2 3 7
 Anthony Galason (L) 1.1 2 3 2 0 2
 Tim Cavrak 0.1 1 0 0 1 1
Matawan IP H R ER BB SO
 Anthony Hirujo 4.2  4  3  2  3 3
 Brandon Rivera 1.1 1 0 0 0  1
 Richard Joa  (W, 1-1) 1  1  1 0 0  3

Top Hitters

Colts Neck Game Stats
 Mike Antico  2-3, BB,  2 R, SB
 Jon Weitzman  2-4, RBI, SB
Home Game Stats
 Adam Elliott  2-4, R, RBI
 Chris Vetter  2-3, BB, RBI
 Richard Joa  1-1, GW RBI 1B
 Isaiah Phillip  1-2, R, BB
 Makel Caldwell  1-3 bb run sb

Winning pitcher Richard Joa delivered a two-out, walk-off RBI single in his lone at-bat of the game and the Huskies knocked off the Cougars. The loss was Colts Neck's first divisional loss since 2014.

Adam Elliot started the seventh-inning rally with a one-out single and catcher Chris Vetter followed with a single of his own to set the Huskies up with runners at the corners. Tim Cavrak came on in relief to notch a strikeout before Joa delivered the winning hit to score pinch-runner Antonio Martinez.

Vetter also threw three would-be base-stealers out from behind the plate.

Colts Neck tied the game in the top of the seventh when Mike Antico singled, stole second and scored on an error.

 

Wall 3, Long Branch 0

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Long Branch (1-3, 0-3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Wall (2-2, 2-2) 0 3 0 0 0 0 x 3 6 1

Pitching

Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO
Carlos Pacheco (L, 1-1)  1 2  2  2 0 1
 James Horniacek  5 4  1 1 1 3
Wall IP H R ER BB SO
 Mike Nocchi (W, 1-0) 7  1 0 0 0 14

Top Hitters

Wall Game Stats
 Sean Larkin 2-3
 Regan Dombroski 1-3, 3B
 Sean Richey 1-3, RBI

 

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 13, No. 10 Ocean 0 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
RBC (4-0, 4-0) 4 5 0 0 4 x x 13 15 0
Ocean (6-2, 2-2) 0 0 0 0 0 x x 0 1 2

Pitching

RBC IP H R ER BB SO
 John Poccia 4 0 0 0 1 4
 Austin Nappi 1 1 0 0 0 0
Ocean IP H R ER BB SO
 J.T. Toomey (L, 1-1) 1 6 5 5 0 0
 Max Winters 2 5 4 0 0  1
 Scott Bradley 1 4 4 4 3 1

Top Hitters

RBC Game Stats
Evan Madigan 3-4, HR, RBI
Aaron Ahn 3-4, HR, 3 RBI
 Doug Facendo 2-3, 2 RBI
 Anthony DeRosa 2-4
 Suli Abas 2-3, 3 RBI

 

Red Bank 2, Neptune 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Red Bank (2-3, 2-2) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 2
Neptune (1-3, 1-3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 0

Pitching

Neptune IP H R ER BB SO HR
Justin Tucker (L, 1-2) 7 5 2 2 4 4 0
Red Bank IP H R ER BB SO HR
Jack Povey (W, 1-0) 6.1 1 0 0 2 5 0
Matt Reardon (S, 1) 0.2 0 0 0 1 1 0

Top Hitters

Red Bank Game Stats
Sam Tekelch 2-3, 2B
Neptune Game Stats
Tyler Schembri 2-3, R
Jake Giblin 2-3

Matt Santos and Nick Massa each delivered RBI singles in the top of the sixth inning in support of starter Jack Povey as the Bucs rallied for a win over the Scarlet Fliers.

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 8, Henry Hudson 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Mater Dei (3-1, 3-1) 1 2 1 1 3 0 0 8 8 0
Henry Hudson (1-3, 1-3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4

Pitching

Mater Dei IP H R ER BB SO
Mat Carrigy 3 0 0 0 2 6
Anthony Grimaldi  (1-0) 4 0 0 0 3 4
Henry Hudson IP H R ER BB SO
Brendan Carlstrom (L, 0-3) 3 4 4 4 6 5
Liam Hagan 2 4 4 3 3 1
Matt Payne 2 0 0 0 2 0

Top Hitters

Mater Dei Game Stats
 Joe Ruth 2-3, BB, 4 RBI
 Cole Hardy 2-3, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
 Joe Profaci 1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Henry Hudson Game Stats
 Tom Colantino 0-1, 2 BB, SB

Mat Carrigy and Anthony Crimaldi combined for Mater Dei's second no-hitter of the season by pitching the Seraphs past the Admirals. Joe Ruth - who drove in four runs on Wednesday - no-hit Keyport on opening day. The no-hitter is the fifth by a Shore Conference team this season and third in as many days.

 

St. Rose 8, Keyport 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Keyport (1-3, 1-3) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4
St. Rose (3-0, 3-0) 0 2 3 1 2 0 X 8 9

Pitching

Keyport IP H R ER BB SO
Steve Chandler (L, 0-2) 5 8 8 6 3 1
Colin Fernandez 1 1  0 0 1 0
St. Rose IP H R ER BB SO
Brandon Mology (W, 1-0)  3 1 0 0 2 5
John Crowley  3 2 1 1 1
Will Gannon  1 1  0 0 1 3

Top Hitters

Keyport Game Stats
 Mike Russo 1-2, 1 R
 Evan Smutz  1-3
 Colin Fernandez 0-2 , RBI
St. Rose Game Stats
 Will Gannon  1-4, 3B, RBI
 Mike Gowen  2-4, R
 Brenden Hueth  1-3, RBI, 2B, R
 John Crowley  2-3, R, 2 RBI
 Tom Blaes  1-3, RBI
 Brandon Mology  1-2, R, RBI
 Brody Maypother 1-3, 2 R

 

Point Beach 11, Ranney 1 (6 Innings)

Josh Yates, Joe Delgrippo, Kevin Donnelly and Ryan Franzoni each doubled and were four of the six Point Beach players with multi-hit games as the Garnet Gulls took care of the Panthers in six innings.

Yates was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Delgrippo 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI, Donnelly 3-for-3 with a run and two RBI, and Franzoni 2-4 with a run and three RBI. John Nista also went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Tanner Smith was 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Donnelly struck out six in three no-hit innings to earn the win. James Geraghty was 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and an RBI to lead Ranney.

Keansburg 20, Asbury Park 10 (6 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Asbury (0-4, 0-4) 2 0 2 3 3 0 x 10 13 6
Keansburg (2-1, 2-1) 2 6 9 1 0 2 x 20 11 1

Pitching

Keansburg IP H R ER BB SO
 Matt Gibney 3 7  4  4 2 2
 Liam Meyer 1.2  5 6 5  3  3
 Ian Terry  1.1  1 0  0 0 2

Top Hitters

Asbury Park Game Stats
 Calvin Simmons-Carter  3-4, 2B, 4 RBI
 Henry McGee  3-4, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI
Keansburg Game Stats
 Austin Blum  4-4, 2 R, 2 HBP, 3 RBI
 Miguel Crespo  1-2, 2B, BB, 2 RBI, 3 Runs
 Ian Terry  4 RBI, 2 R
 Joe Osterbye  1-2, 3 RBI, HBP

 

Class B South

Lakewood 2, Manchester 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Lakewood 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 9 2
Manchester 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0

Pitching

Lakewood IP H R ER BB SO HR
Ramon Mercedes 8 4 0 0 0 3 0
Manchester IP H R ER BB SO HR
Dillon Barry 6 4 0 0 2 3 0
Matt Bryant (L, 1-1) 2 5 2 2 2 0 0

Top Hitters

Lakewood Game Stats
Yamill Toro 2-3,  2B
Ramon Mercedes 2-4, R, SB
Alex Guzman 2-4, 2 RBI
Manchester Game Stats
Marc Wernoch 2-3

Alex Guzman's two-run single in the top of the eighth inning made a winner out of Ramon Mercedes and gave the Piners an extra-inning victory over the Hawks. Mercedes tossed a four-hit shutout to earn the win.

 

Point Boro 3, Jackson Liberty 2 (8 Innings)

Mike Falconetti hit a walk-off solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to cap a come-from-behind win for the Panthers (4-1, 4-1) over the Lions (2-3, 2-3). Faconetti finished 3-for-4.

Point Boro scored twice in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings, with Thomas Paul driving in a run with an RBI single and Bill Feehan plating the tying run with a ground out.

Jackson Liberty outfielder Kenny Pommerencke cut down the potential winning run at home plate with to end the seventh.

Kyle Tavaska was 2-for-4 with a run scored and David Melfi and Ryan Van Wickle each went 1-for-3 with an RBI, with Melfi's coming on a double.

 

Central 6, Pinelands 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Central (3-3, 2-3) 1 0 5 0 0 0 0 6 6 2
Pinelands (1-4, 1-4) 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 4 6 0

Pitching

Central IP H R ER BB SO HR
Joe Bassett (W, 1-0) 7 6 4 2 1 5
Pinelands IP H R ER BB SO HR
Darien Martinez (L, 0-2) 2 2 4 4 3 3
Tommy Madge 0 1 2 2 3 0

Top Hitters

Central Game Stats
Jack Sudia 2-3, R, RBI
Tom Ruscitti 1-4, 3B, 4 RBI
Colin Stacy 2-3, R
Pinelands Game Stats
Anthony Diaz 2-4, RBI
Chris Burke 2-4, R

Tom Ruscitti's three-run triple keyed a five-run third inning that paced the Golden Eagles to a win over the Wildcats.

 

Donovan Catholic 1, No. 8 Barnegat 0

Zach Mann pitched a three-hit shutout and went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead the Griffins (3-2, 3-2) to a win over the Bengals (3-2, 3-2). Mann struck out four and walked two in his second mound victory of the season.

Bubba Goble drove in the game's lone run in the second inning and Nick Demaio also went 2-for-3 at the plate for Donovan Catholic.

Justin Diefenback went the distance for Barnegat and scattered seven hits while striking out one and limiting the Griffins to no walks. The lone run off Diefenbach was unearned.