Class A North

No. 1 CBA 13, Neptune 8

Jack Harnisch doubled, homered and drove in two and Matt Fitzsimmons was 2-for-2 with three RBI to lead the Colts to a win over the Scarlet Fliers, which clinched CBA's 17th outright division title.

CBA stormed out to an 11-0 lead after two-and-a-half innings before Neptune chipped away and got within 12-8 by the end of the sixth.

Tommy DiTullio was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and an RBI, Mason Wolf doubled home a run, Anthony Celestre tripled one in, and Connor Bashk added a solo home run off the bench.

Pat Reilly struck out four and allowed one unearned run over the final two innings to close out the game. Jake Lawrie threw the first three innings and Matt Barnes covered the next two.

Ron Cole was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored while Jack Smith went 2-for-4 with a double, homer and four RBI.

 

Freehold Boro 5, Colts Neck 4

Phil Marcantonio went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run and the Colonials walked off with a win on an error to edge the Cougars.

Mark Costanzo tied the game with an RBI bloop single in the bottom of the sixth, but Colts Neck second baseman Matt Staub cut down Matt DaSilva at the plate trying to score the go-ahead run.

Dan Cowles tied the game with a two-run double in the top of the sixth and Straub squeezed home a run to push the Cougars in front.

Anthony Galason was 1-for-3 with a solo home run that opened the scoring in the fourth inning.

Dan Della Valle allowed one run on two hits and no walks while striking out six and throwing 63 pitches. Matt Granato gave up three unearned runs in 3 1/3 innings while striking out four and walking one to earn the win.

Adrian Jimenez threw 96 pitches in six innings and Brooks Condon took the loss in relief.

 

Freehold Twp. 11, Howell 3

Leadoff hitter Chris Goodman went 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI to ignite a Patriots win over the Rebels. Cristian Corcione and Ryan Kurczeski each went 2-for-4, with Corcione driving in three and Kurczeski knocking in two for Freehold Township.

Brandon Smith and Kevin Goodman each went 1-for-4 with an RBI, with Goodman doubling for his hit. Nick Lodispoto also went 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored in the win.

Bryan Reed worked six inning and threw 111 pitches en rout to a win on the mound.

Eddie Morales was 3-for-4 with a run scored, Dylan Beyer was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Kyle Brex belted a two-run home run to highlight Howell's game on offense.

 

No. 8 Manalapan 5, Marlboro 4

Dan DeBlasio ripped a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Braves walked off with a win of the Mustangs. Marlboro tied the game with two runs in the top of the seventh inning, one on a bases-loaded interference and another on a fielder's choice error.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Marlboro (6-8, 4-7) 1 0 0 1 0 0 2 0 4 6 1
Manalapan (13-5, 8-4) 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 5 2 2

Pitching

Marlboro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ian Li 2.1 4 3 3 2 3 64
Joe Iacobello 5 1 1 0 3 1  69
Joe Lomangino 0.2 1 1 0 1 0  16
Manalapan IP H R ER BB SO PC
E.J. Melendez 4.2 6 2 2 4 3  82
Ryan Crehan 1.1 0 1 1 2 0 23
Hunter Serrano  1 0 1 0 2 0  22
Justin Korman (W, 3-0)  1 1 0 0 0 1  18

Top Hitters

Marlboro Stats
Justin Levito 2-4, 2B, RBI
Ramon Fontanes 2-4, RBI
Manalapan Stats
Giovanni Ciaccio 2-4, 3B, 2 R, BB
Dan DeBlasio 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Michael Kuver 1-2, 3B, R, BB

 

 

Class A Central

Rumson-Fair Haven 18, Matawan 17 (8 Innings)

Gordon Forsyth capped a career game with a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Bulldogs survived a wild, extra-inning slugfest with the Huskies.

Forsyth went 4-for-5 with a double, a home run and nine RBI to lead the offensive onslaught for Rumson. The sophomore also tied the game at 17-17 with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth.

Matawan pulled in front, 17-16, with five runs in the top of the sixth inning thanks to three consecutive run-scoring doubles by Steve Salot, Griffin Falco and Chris Gendi, with Salot and Gendi each driving in two runs with their doubles.

Andrew Schmid, Sean Mikolajczyk, Robby Smith and Mike Martino each drove in two runs for Rumson. Smith doubled, hit his fourth home run of the season and drove in two, Schmid tripled, scored three and drove in two, and Mikolajczyk doubled, scored three and drove in two. Dan Harby also went 3-for-4 with an RBI and five runs scored in the win.

Gendi finished 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI while Christian Rivera was 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI for Matawan. Jay Kalieta also went 3-for-6 with a double and an RBI for the Huskies.

 

St. John Vianney 14, Shore 3 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
SJV (8-4, 7-2) 5 3 5 1 0 X X 14 10 1
Shore (4-10, 2-8) 0 0 0 3 0 X X 3 3 2

Pitching

SJV IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt McCormack (W) 4 3 3 1 0 4 62
Logan Marter 1 0 0 0 0 3 16
Shore IP H R ER BB SO PC
Hunter Ward (L) 2 6 8 2 4 0 50
Oscar Scott 1 3 5 5 3 0 32
J.T. Schloesser 1 1 1 1 1 0 19
James Maletto 1 0 0 0 0 0 9

Top Hitters

SJV Stats
Spencer Margulis 1-1, 2B, RBI, 3 R
Chris Caragliano 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI, 2 R
Michael DiPede 2-2, 3B, RBI, R
Shore Stats
James LaBruno 1-2, HR, 2 RBI, R

 

No. 10 Raritan 11, Holmdel 1 (6 Innings)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Holmdel (2-11, 1-9)  0  0  0  0  1  0 x 1 5 0
Raritan (12-3, 8-2) 2  1  2  3 0  3 x  11 12  0

Pitching

Raritan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jake Tennant (W, 4-1) 6  5  1 1 2  5 84
Holmdel IP H R ER BB SO PC
Alec Signorile (L, 0-1) 2 2 3 3 3 2 53
Jake Umans 3 9 8 8 1 2 70
Evan Smith .1 1 0 0 1 0 10

Top Hitters

Raritan Stats
Tyler Bruno 3-4, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 2B
Jake Tennant 3-3, 2 R, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI
Alex Lamattina 2-3, 2 R, RBI
Zack Johnston 1-2, R, RBI
Holmdel Stats
Nick Fanzini 1-3
Mike Iulo 1-2
Jason Lyons 1-3

 

 

Class A South

No. 9 Central 15, Brick Memorial 8

Tom Ruscitti went 2-for-4 with a grand slam and drove in five runs to pace the Golden Eagles to a win over the Mustangs. Five of Ruscitti's six home runs - which now leads the Shore Conference - have come in Central's last four games.

Ruscitti also allowed one earned run over the first three innings while Colin Stacy pitched the last three to close out the game.

Ryan Galati and Vance Pelino each went 2-for-5 with two RBI, with Galati hitting a double and Pelino clocking a home run. Will Sedilo was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI, Colin Stacy was 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI and Nick Altieri finished 2-for-4 with a double and two runs in the win.

Mike Sullivan went 3-for-4 with two home runs and four RBI to lead Brick Memorial. T.J. Rosace also hit homer and drove in two during a 2-for-4 day at the plate and Greg Hanlon was 3-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI in the loss. Blaine Netterman also went 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for the Mustangs.

 

Class B North

Ocean 2, Long Branch 1

Mark Butler hit a go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the sixth to back winning pitcher Max Winters and the Spartans rallied to beat the Green Wave.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Long Branch (6-11, 3-9)  0 1 0 0 0 0 0  1 5 1
Ocean (8-9, 5-7) 0 0 0 0 0 2  X 2 6 0

Pitching

Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Mincielli  4.1  2  0  0  3  6  76
Evan Yerman (L, 2-5)  1.2  4  2  0  0  0  37
Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Max Winters (W, 5-1)  7  5  1  1  0  8  87

Top Hitters

Long Branch Stats
James Horniacek  2-3
Jordan Pellot  RBI
Ocean Stats
Cole Kelly  2-3
Mark Butler  2B, 2 RBI

 

No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 9, Middletown South 5

Sophomore Jack Scrivanic went 3-for-3 with two home runs and five RBI and the Caseys topped the Eagles.

Dan Ianelli added a solo home run and Vincent Bianchi was 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI for RBC. David Glancy also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Chris Sparber was 2-for-3 with a run scored. Robert Gonzales also doubled and scored a run in the win.

Chris O'Connor, Aurelio Licata combined for four of the six Middletown South hits, three of the five RBI and each hit a double. O'Connor was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Licata was 1-for-2 with an RBI and Sprake went 1-for-4 with two RBI.

Freshman Shane Panzini worked six innings and gave up two earned runs while picking up the win. Panzini struck out seven, walked five and threw 98 pitches. Rob Zega suffered the loss for Middletown South while throwing 88 pitches in four innings.

 

Manasquan 8, No. 2 Wall 3

Winning pitcher James Harmstead was 1-for-1 with an RBI and a run scored and Tommy Antonucci went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Warriors upended the Crimson Knights, who suffered their first loss in Class B North play.

Harmstead allowed two earned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out four and throwing 67 pitches. Alec Wells closed out the win with 2 2/3 scoreless innings, during which he allowed just one hit.

Will Hopkinson also tripled and scored a run and Ethan Thompson was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.

Grant Shulman surrendered eight runs - four earned - over 5 1/3 innings and 95 pitches in taking the loss for Wall.

 

No. 6 Monmouth 17, Middletown North 6

The Falcons scored 13 runs without making an out in the bottom of the sixth to overwhelm the Lions.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Midd North (4-12, 3-9) 4 0 0 1 0 1 x 6 9 2
Monmouth (11-6, 8-4) 2 0 0 2 0 13 x 17 20 0

Pitching

Middletown North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Chris Price 4 8 4 4 1 1 70
Danny Frontera (L) 1 4 4 4 2 1 26
Kevin Fallon 0 5 6 6 0 0 14
Vinny Gregorio 0 3 3 3 0 0 16
Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Bogan 5 8 5 5 2 4 75
Joe Schwarz 0.1 1 1 1 2 0 16
Seth Gonzalez (W) 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 5

Top Hitters

Middletown North Game Stats
Danny Frontera 2-4, RBI, 2B, R
Tyler Ras 0-2, 2 RBI, 2BB
Jake Dillon 1-3, RBI, 2B, BB
Shane Doyle 1-3, 2 RBI
Monmouth Game Stats
Anthony Guarino 3-5, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
Justin Scotto 3-5, 2 RBI, 2B, 3 R
Eli Rife 2-5, 2 RBI, 2 R
Ricky Voss 2-4, RBI, 2B, 2 R
Mike Faletti 2-4, 2 RBI, BB
Liam Kile 1-1, 2B, RBI, R, 2 BB
Dante Ciaramella 2-2, 2B, 2 RBI, 2R
Chris Anfuso 4-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI, R

 

 

Class B South

No. 3 Jackson Liberty 20, Lakewood 4 (5 Innings)

The Lions blasted four home runs and bounced back from their first division loss Tuesday against Lacey by beating up on the Piners.

Brandon Kinsman homered for the second straight game and finished 2-for-2 with five RBI, including a three-run home run in the third. Alex Torres and Charlie Rudderow each went 3-for-3 with a home run and three runs scored, with Torres driving in two and Rudderow driving in one as well as adding a double.

David Melfi was 3-for-5 with a double, home run and two RBI to round out the home runs for Jackson Liberty. The Lions also clubbed six doubles, with Rich Dordas, Daniel Sofield, Billy Hart and Shane Hickey also collecting two-baggers as well. Dordas finished 2-for-3 with four RBI, Sofield was 2-for-2 with three runs and two RBI, and Hart was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI in the win.

Tim Duffy pitched all five innings to earn his first win, allowing three earned runs on eight hits while walking none and striking out six on 70 pitches.

Angel Mendez and Justin Vega each went 2-for-3 with a double and Julian Zingler was 2-for-3 with three RBI for Lakewood.

 

Non-Division

Red Bank 18, Ranney 1 (5 innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Red Bank (6-8) 0 3 1 2 1 11 X 18 13 1
Ranney (7-6) 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 3 1

Pitching

Red Bank IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jack Povey (W, 2-2) 5 3 1 1 2 11 92
Nick Quaranta 1 0 0 0 0 1 14
Ranney IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ethan Gavin (L) 4 8 6 5 2 1 70
Benny Kraushaar 1 2 7 7 4 0 32
Jacob Field 1 3 5 5 2 0 32

Top Hitters

Red Bank Stats
Colin Chatto 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Sean O’Mara 2-3, 2 R, RBI
Luke Jarek 1-1, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Michael Eulner 1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Zach Yates 1-1, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Steven Navitsky 1-2, R, 2 RBI
Nick Quaranta 1-2, 2B, RBI
Aidan Kelly 1-3, 2 R, RBI
C.J. Paolino 1-1, 2B, RBI
Max Stamer 1-1, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ranney Stats
Ethan Gavin 1-3, 2B, RBI

 

 

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