Baseball Wednesday Scoreboard, 5/6/15
Class A North
CBA 1, Howell 0
Luca Dalatri homered for the second straight game, the run senior right-hander Mike Garvey would need to earn the win against the Rebels. Garvey made his first start in three weeks after missing time due to soreness in his pitching elbow, according the CBA coach Marty Kennney.
Garvey allowed five hits, walked one and struck out four in six shutout innings before giving way to Nick Hohenstein, who struck out the side in the seventh to earn the save.
Brian Chaballa allowed one run on six hits with two walks while striking out six in six innings for Howell. Connor Fey and Troy Miller each had two hits in the loss.
Manalapan 5, Middletown North 4
Jake Sadowitz hit a game-winning walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Braves scored three runs in the final frame to beat the Lions and keep their hopes of a Class A North co-title alive.
Sadowitz finished 3-for-3 and also hit a go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the sixth to give Manalapan a 2-1 lead. The junior left-hander also recorded the final two outs of the top of the seventh inning, lining him up for the win. Nick Serra allowed three runs on seven hits over 6 1/3 innings.
Chris Rodriguez also drove in a run with an RBI single and the Braves tied the game at 4 on a throwing error.
Middletown South 5, Freehold 1
The Eagles won their 13th straight game and 15th of their last 16 to move within a win of guaranteeing at least a share of the Class A North division title. Middletown South can win the division outright with a Manalapan win over CBA on Thursday and a win over Howell on Friday.
Freehold Twp. 12, Marlboro 5
Joe Silvestrone launced his eighth home run of the season and drove in five runs to lead the Patriots to a win over the Mustangs. The home run for the senior catcher tied a single-season school record. Silvestrone now owns the record along with former Rutgers standout and Baltimore Oriole Val Majewski.
Silvestrone finished 2-for-3 at the plate, while Jake Russo was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI in the win. Kevin Gordon also went 2-for-4 with three runs scored for Freehold Township. John Carroll, meanwhile, hit his 10th double of the season to tie a school record.
Kyle Fenton earned the win on the mound by allowing one earned run over six innings. Mike Santaromita was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI for Marlboro.
Class A Central
Rumson-Fair Haven 3, Manasquan 2
Max Goione hit a two-run home run to back starter Anthony Mazzucca and the Bulldogs beat the Warriors to deny Manasquan a chance to clinch the Class A Central title.
Mazzucca allowed two runs on three hits while striking out three to earn the win, while Connor Dupree also went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Teddy Sourlis plated a run with a first-inning, two-out RBI single in the win.
St. John Vianney 5, Monmouth 2
Brandon DeKovics threw five innings shutout innings of three-hit ball and Ciaran Devenney went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the offense as the Lancers topped the Falcons to pull into a first-place tie with Manasquan atop the A Central standings.
St. John Vianney can win its second straight outright division title with a win over Shore on Friday and a Manasquan loss to Monmouth on Thursday.
Josh Jackson was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Monmouth.
Class B North
Colts Neck 7, Wall 2
Tim Cavrak went 4-for-4 with an RBI and Mario Ferraioli allowed two runs on six hits while striking out nine as the Cougars beat the Crimson Knights to clinch the outright Class B North championship. The division title is the second in a row for Colts Neck, which won Class A North last year.
Jordan Gonzalez, Sam DeVitis and Jeremy Slad each had two hits apiece, with DeVitis driving in three runs and Gonzalez and Slad driving in a run each.
Red Bank Catholic 18, Long Branch 2 (5 Innings)
The Caseys scored 11 runs in the second inning and pounded 18 hits to rout the Green Wave. Tom Merlo was 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI and Mike Ianelli finished 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBI to highlight the offense.
Mike Spinelli was 3-for-3 with two runs scored, while Aaron Ahn and Evan Madigan were each 3-for-4 with two runs scored, with Ahn driving in two and Madigan knocking in one. Sophomore Anthony DeRosa also launched a home run in the win.
Tom Montano went the distance, allowing five hits while striking out four. Nick Conklin went 2-for-3 with two doubles for Long Branch.
Red Bank 9, Matawan 4
Matt Santos and Leo DiGuoilio each went 2-for-4 with three RBI and the Bucs used a five-run fourth inning to ignite them in a win over the Huskies.
Connor Kelly and Drew Cook also went 2-for-4 each, with Kelly knocking in a run in the fourth. Nick Massa worked five innings to earn the win for Red Bank.
Isaiah Phillip was 3-for-4 with an RBI and Nick Smith went 2-for-4 with an RBI in the loss. Matt Esposito also went 2-for-3 with a triple and a run scored for Matawan.
Ocean 6, Neptune 4
Sam Maxwell broke a 2-2 tie with a two-run single in the top of the sixth inning and the Spartans held on to edge the Scarlet Fliers. Maxwell finished 2-for-3, while Frank Henry, Marc Chernin and Briann Olesen each drove in a run.
Travis Lillie allowed two runs and struck out three in five innings to earn the win before Blake Demeter struck out three on the way to a two-out save.
Matt Jegou went 3-for-3 for Neptune.
Shore 5, Manchester 0
Devin McLaughlin and Ryan Campi combined on five-hit shutout and the Blue Devils scored five runs in the second inning to beat the Hawks.
McLaughlin pitched five shutout innings and Campi followed him up with two hitless frames with three strikeouts.
Michael O'Halloran doubled home a the first run of the game and Dhillon Barbetti hit a two-run double to cap the rally. Justin Halper also finished 2-for-2 with a run scored in the win.
Steve Rodriguez went 2-for-2 for Manchester.
Donovan Catholic 7, Southern 4
Nick Povoa went the distance and the Griffins beat the Rams in a non-divisional game. Matt Drake drove in two runs to lead the offense, while Zach Mann, Mike Marron, Kyle Malloy and R.J. Berardi each had a run-scoring single.