Class North

Colts Neck 9, Neptune 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Neptune (1-1, 1-1) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1
Colts Neck (1-1, 1-1) 1 2 0 0 1 5 X 9 11 1

 

Pitching

Neptune IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ron Cole (L, 0-1) 5.1 7 6 4 4   4 81
Greg Millaway .2 4 3 3 2 1 24
Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Kevin Condon (W, 1-0) 5 2 1 1 1 3 80
Anthony Galason 2 1 0 0 1 0 21

 

Top Hitters

Neptune Game Stats
Justin Tucker 1-3, RBI
Devon Furges 1-3, R
Colts Neck Game Stats
Hunter Boag  2-4, R, 2RBI
Anthony Galason 2-4, R, 3RBI
Jon Weitzman 2-3, 2R
Nick Straub 2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Sam Christopher 2-4, R, 2B

 

Howell 7, No. 5 Marlboro 3

Junior right-hander Mike Wynne pitched five strong innings with seven strikeouts and junior Mike Walsh doubled twice and drove in four to lead the Rebels (1-1, 1-1) to a win over the Mustangs (1-1, 1-1). Wynne allowed on run on five hits and did not walk a batter in his 66-pitch outing.

Walsh finished 3-for-5 to lead the offense, Ean Craig was 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI, and senior Nick Lorenzo finished 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Junior Grant Hackett also went 1-for-2 with three walks, a run scored and two RBI.

Junior Justin Levito and sophomore Justin Kapuscinski each went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Marlboro, with Levito also driving in a run and Kapuscinski cracking his second double in as many games. Sophomore Ian Li took the loss on the mound in relief of starter Noah Hutter, who gave up a run on two hits and four walks while striking out five in just two innings.

 

CBA 9, Manalapan 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CBA (2-0, 2-0) 1 0 0 3 3 0 2 9 9 0
Manalapan (1-1, 1-1) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 0

 

Pitching

CBA IP H R ER BB SO
Blaise Venancio (W, 1-0) 5 3 1 1 1 2
Spencer Bauer 2 0 0 0 0 2
Manalapan IP H R ER BB SO
John Pudder (L, 0-1) 5 8 7 7 1 2
Anthony Jomo 1.1 1 2 2 1 1
Korman 0.2 0 0 0 0 1

 

Top Hitters

CBA Game Stats
Tommy DiTullio 2-4, HR, RBI
John Dudek 1-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Andrea Dalatri 3-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 Runs
Manalapan Game Stats
Jack Schweitzer 1-3, RBI
Rob Gargano 1-3
Vin Lanza 1-2

 

No. 6 Freehold Boro 5, Freehold Twp. 1

Senior Tom Holdorf (77 pitches) struck out eight over five one-hit innings and the Colonials (1-1, 1-1) beat the Patriots (0-2, 0-2) behind their left-handed hurler, as well as a four-run third inning. Junior right-hander Ryan Ford allowed three earned runs on six hits over five innings to take the loss while throwing 90 pitches.

 

 

Class A Central

Raritan 6, Rumson-Fair Haven 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Rumson (0-2, 0-2) 1 1 1 0 3 0 0 3 5 2
Raritan (2-0, 1-0) 0 0 3 0 0 3 0 6 9 2

 

Rumson IP H R ER BB SO PC
Liam Adams 5 8 3 3 3 4 81
Gorgon Forsyth (L, 0-1) 1 2 3 2 1 1 27

 

Raritan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Birdsall (W, 1-0) 6.2 5 3 2 3 11 106
Jake Tennant (S, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 9

 

Top Hitters

Rumson Game Stats
Connor Dupree 2-3, 2B, BB, R
Brandon Fiahy 1-3, RBI, R
Raritan Game Stats
Tyler Bruno 2-4, 2 RBI
Jake Tennant 2-2, BB, 2B, 2 Runs
Tim Hayes 1-3, R, 2B, 2 RBI

 

Red Bank 8, Holmdel 3

Senior middle-infielders Jack Mangold and John Juco each doubled, scored two runs, and drove in one in to lead the Bucs (1-1, 1-1) past the Hornets (0-2, 0-2). Mangold finished 3-for-3 while Juco was 2-for-4.

Both Jack Stamer and Matt Santos also went 2-for-4 and Aidan Kelly pitched in a pinch-hit, two-run single.

Will Grant earned the win in relief of starter Jack Povey, who worked four-plus innings. Holmdel scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning off both Povey and Grant, highlighted by a solo home run by junior Sal Monticiollo, who finished 2-for-3.

 

Matawan 10, Shore 7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Matawan (2-0, 2-0) 0 0 0 1 6 0 3 10 10 3
Shore (1-1, 1-1) 2 0 0 3 0 0 2 7 8 7

 

Pitching

Matawan IP H R ER BB SO PC
John Carelli (W, 1-0) 4 6 5 5 0 5 77
Jackson Hercek (S, 1) 3 2 2 2 2 0 38
Shore IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Shirvanian (L, 0-1) 4.2 7 7 2 2 6 82
Jimmy Malletto 2.2 2 3 0 0 0 41

 

Top Hitters

Matawan Game Stats
Jackson Hercek 1-4, double, R
Tom Collazo 2-5, double, 2 RBI, R
Mike Trapani 3-4, 2 R
Richie Olson 3-4, 2 R
Shore Game Stats
Smolokoff 2-3, R, 2 RBI
Michael Jelliff 1-3, RBI
LaBruno 1-2, R

 

 

Class A South

No. 9 Brick 4, Toms River East 1

The Green Dragons (1-1, 1-0) scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to knock off the Raiders (0-1, 0-1).

Senior John Prato and Chris Salsano started the rally with back-to-back two-out singles and after a walk by Mike Soldo loaded the bases, Joe Guerra ripped a two-run single to right-centerfield to give Brick the lead. A.J. Serrino then followed with a two-run double to cap the run.

Junior Danny Clemente launced a solo home run to give Toms River East the 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth, one of just two hits off Brick starter John Zurawski. Zurawski went the distance to earn the win, striking out nine and walking two.

Junior Nick DeGennaro struck out 11 and did not walk a batter over six innings while suffering the loss. He allowed all four runs on six hits, four of which came during the sixth-inning rally.

 

No. 3 Toms River South 2, Jackson Memorial 0

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4

5

6

7

R

H

E

Jackson (0-1, 0-1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

4

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TR South (1-0, 1-0)

0

0

0

0

0

2

x

2

6

0

Pitching

Jackson

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

PC

Connor Takacs (L, 0-1)

5.1

5

2

1

1

2

74

Mike Diminio

.2

1

0

0

0

1

11

TR South

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

PC

Justin Fall (W, 1-0)

7

4

0

0

1

8

78

Top Hitters

Jackson

Game Stats

Tom Pellone

1-2, BB

Troy Bathman

1-3

Alex Iadisernia

1-3

Christian Pellone

1-2

TR South

Game Stats

Matt Shiffer

2-3, SB, run

Jared Kwicinski

2-3, SB, RBI

Justin Fall

1-3

T.J. Scuderi

1-2, BB, run

 

Southern 5, Brick Memorial 4

Junior Marcos Matias went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and classmate Joe Colonna delivered a two-run double as the Rams (1-0, 1-0) pulled out a win over the Mustangs (0-1, 0-1) on a walk-off wild pitch.

Nick Simone threw a six-pitch seventh inning to earn the win in relief of starter Zach Fillmore (2 2/3 innings, 69 pitches) and reliever Colin Flood (3 1/3, 57).

Junior Blaine Netterman went 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Brick Memorial attack.

 

No. 1 Toms River North 4, Central 1

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

 

Pitching

Central IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jared Morris (L, 0-1) 3.1 2 2 2 3 1 70
Connor Keehn 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 15
A.J. Smith 1 2 0 0 1 0 13
Jake Whelan 1 1 0 0 0 1 11
TR North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Craig Larsen (W, 1-0) 5 2 1 0 0 3 68
Brody Sprinkle 0.1 19
Anthony Sasso (S, 1) 1.2 0 0 0 1 5 28

 

Top Hitters

Central Game Stats
Shane Black 1-2, BB, run
Mike Bickford 1-3
TR North Game Stats
Mike Nyisztor 0-0, 2 BB, HBP, 2 SB, run
Jared Bellissimo 2-3, RBI, run, SB
Justin Schaff 1-2, sac fly, RBI
Ian Mindas 1-2, RBI single

Junior Jared Bellissimo went 2-for-3 with a run scored to back classmate and winning pitcher Craig Larsen as the Mariners beat the Golden Eagles in the opener for both teams. Senior Austin Feigin went 1-for-3 with a run scored while senior Ian Mindas and junior Jordan Schaff each went 1-for-2 with an RBI in the win, with Mindas knocking in the go-ahead run in the fourth.

 

 

Class B North

Monmouth 1, Long Branch 0

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

 

Pitching

Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Charlie Kelly (W, 1-0) 7 2 0 0 1 6 82
Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Mincielli (L, 0-1) 6 1 1 0 2 9 102
Yerman 1 0 0 0 2 1 18

 

Top Hitters

Away Team Game Stats
Justin Scotto 0-3, R, SB
Paul Birzin 1-2
Liam Kile RBI

 

Long Branch Game Stats
T.J. Brewer 1-2
Carlos Irizarry 1-1

Junior right-hander Charlie Kelly pitched a two-hit shutout and the Falcons made the most of one hit to beat the Green Wave. Monmouth scored without a hit in the first inning when junior Justin Scotto walked, stole second and scored on a sacrifice fly by Liam Kile.

Senior Paul Birzin collected the lone Monmouth hit off Long Branch starter Matt Mincielli in the fourth inning.

 

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 10, Ocean 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ocean (1-1, 1-1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3
RBC (2-0, 2-0) 3 2 1 4 0 0 x 10 14 1

 

Pitching

Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brian Davis (L, 0-1) 3.1 9 9 8 2 3 78
Travis Lillie 1.2 3 1 1 0 1 29
Ryan Jenks 1 2 0 0 0 0 15
RBC IP H R ER BB SO PC
Blaise Panzini (W, 1-0) 5 0 1 0 4 5 81
Jake Birnbaum 2 1 0 0 1 3 34

 

Top Hitters

Ocean Game Stats
Jack D’Auria 0-1, BB, R, 2 SB
Phil DeMarco 1-3

 

RBC Game Stats
Mike Veit 4-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Aidan Supp 3-4, R, RBI
Aaron Ahn 2-2, 2 BB, R, RBI
David Glancy 2-4, R, RBI
Dom Caraballo 1-4, 2B, R
Steve Turk 1-4, RBI
Anthony DeRosa 0-2, BB, R, RBI

 

No. 9 Manasquan 7, No. 7 Middletown North 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manasquan (1-1, 1-1) 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 7 13 1
Midd. North (1-1, 1-1) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 4 0

 

Pitching

Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO
Connor Muly (W, 1-0) 6 3 2 0 3 10
Nick Perone 1 0 0 0 0 0
Midd. North IP H R ER BB SO
Garrett French (L, 1-1) 4.1 9 5 5 5 2
Cody Sharkey 2.2 4 2 1 0 6

 

Top Hitters

Manasquan Game Stats
James Harmstead 3-4
Adam Schreck 3-3, 2B
Ricky Flynn 1-4, 2 RBI
Midd. North Game Stats
Tyler Ras 2-3, 2B

 

Wall at No. 4 Middletown South - PPD, April 12, 3:45 p.m.

 

 

Class B Central

No. 10 St. Rose 9, Point Beach 1

Junior Sam Sestito pitched a no-hitter in his first varsity start and the Purple Roses beat the Garnet Gulls to open the season. Sestito allowed an earned run, walked three and struck out two while throwing 98 pitches.

Junior Will Gannon was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored, while senior Brandon Mology went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Junior Riley Maypother also doubled and drove in three runs, senior Joe Volpe was 1-for-5 with two RBI and senior Brendan Hueth finished 1-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in the win.

 

Class B South

Pinelands 2, Lakewood 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Lakewood (0-1, 0-1) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0
Pinelands (1-0, 1-0) 0 0 0 1 1 0 X 2 9 2

 

Pitching

Lakewood IP H R ER BB SO PC
Angel Mendez (L, 0-1) 6 9 2 2 0 2 67
Pinelands IP H R ER BB SO PC
Noah Dean (W, 1-0) 7 0 1 0 5 11 105

Top Hitters

Lakewood Game Stats
Terrence Cole-Woodson 0-1, BB, Run

 

Pinelands Game Stats
Anthony Diaz 1-3, Run, SB
Tommy Madge 1-2, RBI
Tommy Allen 2-3, 2B, RBI

Sophomore Noah Dean pitched a no-hitter in his first start of the season and the Wildcats topped the Piners for an opening-day win. Dean struck out 11 and walked five on 105 pitches.

Lakewood junior Terrence Cole-Woddson walked and scored on a throwing error in the sixth to break up the shutout.

Seniors Tommy Allen and Tommy Madge each delivered two-out RBI hits for Pinelands. Allen plated the game's first run with an RBI double in the fourth and Madge came through with an RBI single in the fifth that turned out to be the game-winner.

 

Manchester 8, Donovan Catholic 5

Manchester senior starter Gavin Pabst helped himself off the hook by going 3-for-4 with two RBI and the Hawks (1-0, 1-0) used a four-run fifth to overtake the Griffins (1-1, 1-1) and hold on for a win in their opener.

Pabst (52 pitches) gave up five runs on five hits in three innings of work before Patrick Carney came on for three shutout innings to earn the win. Pabst struck out four and walked one, while Carney gave up two hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three during a 39-pitch relief outing.

Senior left-hander Joe Felipe pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the save while throwing 12 pitches and also hit a two-run home run.

Senior Matt Miggliaccio also went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI at the plate for the Hawks. Sophomore Jack Felipe was also 2-for-4 with a double.

Bart Goble went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Ryan O'Sullivan was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored for Donovan Catholic.

 

Lacey 4, Point Boro 0

Senior Don Zellman threw a one-hit shutout on 81 pitches and the Lions (2-0, 1-0) blanked the defending B South champion Panthers (0-2, 0-2) for their second straight win to open the season. Zellman struck out eight, walked two and took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, when Point Boro freshman Nick Guzzi broke up Zellman's bid with a two-out single to left.

Zellman took the mound in the bottom of the first already leading 3-0 thanks to a three-run double in the first by senior Brandon Haggerty. Senior Anthony Elefante later added an RBI single and finished 1-for-3. Zellman also finished 1-for-4 with a run scored.

 

Jackson Liberty 6, Barnegat 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Jackson Lib. (1-0, 1-0) 1 0 4 0 0 0 1 6 5 1
Barnegat (0-1, 0-1) 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 9 5

 

Pitching

Jackson Lib. IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Pickus (W, 1-0) 6 8 1 1 1 2 70
Kyle Tavaska 0.2 2 3 3 3 0 11
Andrew Ludovico (S, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 15
Barnegat IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Bush (L, 0-1) 2.1 2 5 3 4 2 55
Tyler Suydam 3.2 1 0 0 0 3 40
Dexter Dambroski 1 0 1 1 3 1 30

 

Top Hitters

Jackson Lib. Game Stats
Kyle Tavaska 2-4, 2 R
Billy Hart 1-2, R, RBI
Barnegat Game Stats
Justin Diefenbach 3-4, 2 runs
Aaron McLaughlin 3-4, run

Senior Billy Hart and sophomore Scott Wiercizewski each delivered run-scoring hits and the Lions took advantage of five Barnegat errors to beat the Bengals.

Junior right-hander Matt Pickus threw six strong innings to earn the win and senior Andrew Ludovico recorded the final out on a bases-loaded strikeout in the bottom of the seventh.

 

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