Class A North

No. 7 CBA 10, Neptune 9 (9 Innings)

Tommy DiTullio singled through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the ninth and the Colts (11-5, 6-5) rallied in both the seventh and ninth innings to beat the Scarlet Fliers (4-10, 3-8). DiTullio finished 4-for-6.

CBA scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game to extra innings and plated three more in the ninth after Neptune scored two in the top of the inning.

CBA scored the tying run in the seventh on a throwing error with two out and Neptune took the lead in the ninth on an error that allowed two runs to score.

Eddie Dudek tied the game in the ninth with an RBI single to right before DiTullio won it. Peter Morreale was 3-for-5 with two doubles, while Nick Hohenstein and Jack Harnisch each went 2-for-4 with a double.

Matt Barnes earned the win in relief of starter Blaise Venancio. Barnes threw 60 pitches over 4 2/3 innings after Venancio tossed 74 in 4 1/3.

Ron Cole pitched into the seventh inning for Neptune before reaching 111 pitches and also helped his cause with a two-run double. Aedan Martin went 2-for-4 and took the loss on the mound.

 

No. 9 Freehold Boro 8, Colts Neck 7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Freehold (11-5, 8-4) 3 1 2 1 1 0 0 8 9 2
Colts Neck (8-7, 7-5) 0 1 2 0 2 0 2 7 9 3

 

Pitching

Freehold IP H R ER BB SO PC
Dane Della Valle (W, 5-0) 4.2 7 5 3 1   4  91
Dan Chiusano (S, 1) 2.1 2 2 0 1 3 45
Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Kevin Condon (L, 1-1) 4 6 7 6 4 5 86
Anthony Galason 3 3 1 0 1 0 38

 

Top Hitters

Freehold Game Stats
Mark Costanzo 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Matt Granato 2-3, RBI
Dan Chiusano 2-2
Nick Aiello 2B, R, RBI
Colts Neck Game Stats
Joe Kohm 1-4, 2B, RBI
Anthony Galason 2-3, R, 3B, 2 RBI
Hunter Boag 1-2, R, RBI
Anthony Sasso 1-1, RBI
Rob Mannino 1-3
Adrian Jimenez 1-4, RBI, 2B

 

Howell 5, Freehold Twp. 4

Mike Wynne pitched five innings to improve to 5-0 and the Rebels (7-10, 3-9) backed him up with just enough offense to take down the Patriots (8-6, 7-4).

Wynne scattered nine hits, allowed one earned run and a walk, and struck out two. He threw 84 pitches, which pushed him up against the 140-pitch limit over a five-day stretch. Wynne pitched in Saturday's Monmouth County Tournament win over Middletown South.

J.P. Traynor and Nick Ruszczyk both went 2-for-3, with Traynor scoring two runs and knocking one in, and Ruszczyk doubling and driving in two.

Dylan Bleyer pitched the final two innings and escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam after two runs had already scored in the seventh. He got a strikeout and a pop-up to end the game.

Bryan Reed took the loss despite pitching a complete game on 94 pitches. He allowed three earned runs on five hits while walking two and striking out eight.

 

Marlboro 3, No. 8 Manalapan 1

David Vignapiano tossed five-plus innings to earn his first career win and Will Kramer and Zach DeRosa both pitched out of tight jams in relief as the Mustangs (9-9, 5-6) upended the Braves (12-5, 7-3).

Vignapiano allowed a run on five hits and three walks while striking out four and throwing 92 pitches. Kramer took over with runners on the corners and none out in the sixth and induced a comebacker to get the out at first, another grounder that resulted in an out at the plate, followed by a strikeout to end the threat.

Kramer reached his pitch limit over two days and DeRosa recorded a three-pitch strike out with the tying runs at second and third.

Will Trochiano was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Anthony Brienza went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for Marlboro.

Steven Bullen went 2-for-3 with a double for Manalapan while E.J. Melendez took the loss and threw 71 pitches.

 

Class A Central

Rumson-Fair Haven 13, Matawan 6

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Rumson-FH (4-10, 4-6) 4 0 0 4 0 0 4 12 14 7
Matawan (9-6, 7-3) 0 3 0 1 0 2 0 6 4 6

 

Pitching

Rumson-FH IP H R ER BB SO PC
Liam Adams 2 1 3 0 4 1 54
Alex Burnett (W, 1-0) 5 3 3 1 3 3 91
Matawan IP H R ER BB SO PC
John Carelli (L, 2-1) 3.2 9 8 4 2 4 74
Chris Gendi 2.1 4 4 4 0 2 37
Richie Olsen 1 1 1 1 0 1 14

 

Top Hitters

Rumson-FH Game Stats
Christian Lanzalotto 3-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Andy Schluter 3-4, 2 R, RBI
Connor Dupree 2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Tommy Oakes 1-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Jack Boyer 2-4, RBI
Robby Smith 1-3, 2 R
Matawan Game Stats
Jake Burlew 2-3, 2B, 3 R, RBI
Mike Trapani 1-2, 2 BB, RBI
Jackson Hercek 1-4, RBI

 

Raritan 13, Holmdel 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Raritan (12-4, 8-2) 0 4 1 2 6 0 0 13 16 1
Holmdel (5-8, 5-5) 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 5 8 3

 

Pitching

Raritan IP H R ER BB SO
Matt Birdsall 3.2 6 5 5 1 6
Zach Johnston (W, 4-1) 3.1 2 0 0 1 7
Holmdel IP H R ER BB SO
Mike Lyons (L) 3.2 7 7 4 4 1
Chris Ammirati 3.1 9 6 4 1 0

 

Top Hitters

Raritan Game Stats
Tyler Bruno 2-4, 3 runs
Dan Vanmeerbeke 4-4, 2 runs
Jake Tennant 2-5, 3B, 2 runs, 5 RBI
Matt Birdsall 3-5, 2B, 2 runs, RBI
Holmdel Game Stats
Sal Monticciolo 3-4, 2B, grand slam, 4 RBI
Matt Fanelli 1-3, 3B
Alec Licato 1-2, 2B

 

Shore 5, St. John Vianney 4 (8 Innings)

Mike Shirvanian went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI and Mike Jelliff picked up his first career win in relief as the Blue Devils (5-7, 4-4) outlasted the Lancers (4-8, 3-7) in extra innings.

 

 

Class A South

Southern 4, Toms River East 3 (9 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Southern (8-4, 7-4) 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 10 1
TR East (2-11, 2-9) 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 3 13 2

 

Pitching

Southern IP H R ER BB SO PC
Pat Barrett 3.1 5 0 0 3 4 64
ColinFlood 2.2 6 2 2 0 1 30
Nolan Watson (W, 1-0) 3 2 1 0 1 4 47
TR East IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brandon Coyle 1.1 3 0 0 0 3 28
Jared Mizrachi 2.1 2 0 0 1 2 48
Nick DeGennaro (L, 2-3) 5.1 5 4 1 0 7 84

 

Top Hitters

Southern Game Stats
Nolan Watson 2-5, 2 runs
Pat Barrett 2-5, Run, RBI
TR East Game Stats
Ahmir Cournier 3-4, Run, 2 doubles
Brad Brush 4-5, 2 RBI, 2 doubles

 

Jackson Memorial 5, Brick 3

Connor Takacs hit a go-ahead three-run home run to cap a five-run fifth inning for Jackson Memorial and the Jaguars (6-9, 5-6) pulled out a win on the road over the Green Dragons (9-4, 6-3).

Ryan Tallent earned the win for Jackson while throwing 87 pitches and Mike Dimino closed it out on 44.

Joe Guerra was 1-for-2 with two runs scored for Brick. John Zurawski took the loss for the Green Dragons.

 

Class B North

Long Branch 6, Ocean 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ocean (7-12, 3-9) 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 3 3 1
Long Branch (4-13, 1-11) 0 0 0 1 4 1 x 6 6 0

 

Pitching

Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brian Davis (L, 0-1) 4.1 6 5 4 1 7 87
Evan Arbeeny 1.2 0 1 1 1 1 20
Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Evan Yerman (W, 1-2) 6.1 3 3 3 3 7 106
Matt Mincieli (S) 0.2 1 0 0 1 1 17

 

Top Hitters

Ocean Game Stats
Max Winters 2-3
Alec Keezer 1-3, 2B, R
Mark Butler 1-2, RBI
Long Branch Game Stats
Matt Mincieli 1-2, 3B, 2 RBI
Carlos Irizarry 0-2 Run
T.J. Brewer 2-3, 2B, RBI
Jalen Walls 1-3, RBI

The Green Wave strung together five consecutive hits during a four-run fifth inning that was the difference in earning a win over the Spartans - Long Branch's first win insided the rough-and-tumble B North division this season.

T.J. Brewer ripped an RBI double to give Long Branch a 2-1 lead in the fifth and Matt Mincieli struck the big blow with a two-run triple to deep center field that made it 4-1. Jalen Walls then followed with an RBI single to cap the fifth-inning scoring.

Alec Keezer smashed a double off the left-field fence in the top of the fifth and scored to pull Ocean even at 1-1.

Evan Yerman pitched into the seventh inning to earn his first win of the season and Mincieli picked up the save after coming in with runners on second and third and one out in the final inning.

 

No. 3 Wall 4, No. 4 Manasquan 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manasquan (9-7, 8-4) 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 10 2
Wall (12-5, 8-4) 0 0 2 0 0 2 x 4 4 0

 

Pitching

Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Tommy Sheehan (L, 3-2) 6 4 4 2 3 10 97
Wall IP H R ER BB SO PC
Tanner Powers (W, 1-0) 7 10 3 3 0 2 104

 

Top Hitters

Manasquan Game Stats
Tommy Sheehan 3-4
James Harmstead 2-3, 2B, R
Ricky Flynn 1-2, BB, RBI
Adam Schreck 1-3, RBI
Tommy Antonucci 1-4, 3B, R
Wall Game Stats
Shane Richey 1-1, 3B, 2 RBI
Teddy Sharkey 1-3, 2 RBI
John Volpe 1-3, R

Freshman Teddy Sharkey lined an 0-2 offering from Tommy Sheehan to left field for a go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the sixth and the Crimson Knights rallied to beat the Notre Dame signee and the Warriors to pull into a tie for second in the Class B North race. Both Wall and Manasquan are one game behind Monmouth Regional for the division lead.

Senior Shane Richey was 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and a two-out, two-run triple in the bottom of the third inning that pulled Wall within 3-2.

Richey also handled all four of his chances at second base to lead an error-free game by the Crimson Knights behind left-hander Tanner Powers. Powers worked scattered 10 hits while pitching a complete game and allowed three hits and no runs over the final four frames.

Tommy Sheehan gave up two solid hits by Sharkey and Richey, but the other two were a tapper to second base that Grant Shulman beat out in the third inning and a pop-up by John Volpe that twisted in the wind and landed behind first base in shallow right field. Both of those hits turned into runs on Richey's triple, which came on a 1-2 pitch.

In the sixth inning, Sheehan walked Richey and committed throwing errors on consecutive sacrifice attempts to load the bases with none out. Just one inning earlier, he mowed down three consecutive batters via the strikeout.

Manasquan scored twice in the first inning and again in the third. Tommy Antonucci tripled to the right-field corner and scored on a pop-up to shallow right field by Ethan Thompson for the first run and Adam Schreck plated the second on a ground ball to shortstop. Tommy Sheehan singled and James Harmstead doubled to set up the second run.

Ricky Flyn singled home a run in the third for the Warriors, who were denied a fourth run when Volpe threw out a runner at home plate on a single by Adam Galvan.

 

Monmouth 5, Middletown North 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Monmouth (13-4, 9-3) 0 3 0 0 0 0 2 5 5 2
Midd. North (8-8, 6-6) 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 9 1

 

Pitching

Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Charlie Kelly (W, 3-1) 6.2 9 4 3 3 3 97
Ricky Voss 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
Mike Valerio (S, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 1
Midd. North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Garrett French (L, 5 2 3 1 3 6 91
Cody Sharkey 2 3 2 2 2 0 27

 

Top Hitters

Monmouth Game Stats
Mark Abrams 2-4, 2B, RBI
Midd. North Game Stats
Brendan Doherty 3-4, 2 RBI
Marc Cerbo 2-3, 2B

Mark Abrams singled in an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning that proved to be the difference and three different Monmouth pitchers pitched in the seventh inning to help the Falcons close out the Lions and take over sole possession of first place in Class B North.

Abrams's single gave the Falcons a 5-1 lead, but Middletown North rallied to within a run in the bottom of the seventh. Brendan Doherty singled with the bases loaded to drive in the first run of the inning with one out and Mike Mercier chased home another run with a sacrifice fly.

Jake Dillon then singled to extend the rally and load the bases and another run scored when reliever Ricky Voss took over for Monmouth starter Charlie Kelly and hit Jason Timmons to slice the Monmouth lead to 5-4.

Mike Valerio then came in and coaxed Ryan Rozinski into a fielder's choice ground out to end the game.

 

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 5, Middletown South 1

 

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