Class A South

Brick Memorial 6, Toms River South 5

T.J. Rosace hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the seventh and Mike Sullivan singled home Blaine Netterman later in the inning to give the Mustangs (8-12, 3-10) a dramatic win over the Indians (9-9, 7-7).

Rosace was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI on his solo shot, Netterman was 3-for-4 with three doubles and two runs scored and Sullivan finished 2-for-4 with a run scored and three RBI. Tristan Savoia also tripled and drove in two for Brick Memorial.

Graham Harrigan pitched two scoreless innings in relief of starter Nick Stephan to earn the win.

T.J. Scuderi was 1-for-4 with a home run, two runs and two RBI to lead Toms River South. Tom Spiwak pitched into the seventh inning and Justin Lowden took the loss.

 

Toms River North 10, Brick 3

Craig Larsen hit his sixth and seventh home runs of the season and the Mariners (14-5, 11-3) beat the Green Dragons (5-13, 2-12) to clinch a share of the Class A South championship with Jackson Memorial.

Pitching

Toms River North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brendan Mullins (W, 2-2) 6 6 1 1 3 7 98
Mike Centeno 1 3 2 2 0 2 17
Brick IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Espana (L)  5  6 5 4  3  3 90
Kyle Sullivan  2  6  5 5 1  0 43

Top Hitters

Toms River North Stats
Craig Larsen 2-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI, 3 R
Jared Bellisimo 3-4, R
Robert Jeans 2-3, 2 R
Brick Stats
John Coppola 2-3
Chris Salsano 1-3, 2B, R
Christian Malta 1-1, RBI, R

 

Jackson Memorial 9, Toms River East 8

Troy Bathmann hit a game-winning RBI double with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Jaguars beat the Raiders and won a share of the Class A South championship with Toms River North in walk-off fashion.

Ryan Goodall hit a three-run home run in the top of the second to give Toms River East an early 5-0 lead, but the Jaguars stormed back with four in the second and three in the fourth to take the lead.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
TR East (9-8, 7-7) 2 3 0 0 2 1 0 8 11 6
Jackson (17-4, 11-3)  0 4 0 3 1 0 1 9 11 1

Pitching

Toms River East IP H R ER BB SO PC
Justin Donnamaria 3.2 8 7 0 0 1 48
Brandon Coyle 1 0 1 1 2 0 22
Jared Mizrachi (L) 2 3 1 1 2 1 32

Top Hitters

Toms River East Stats
Ryan Goodall 3-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Matt Santos 2-4, 2 RBI, R
Nick DeGennaro 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Jackson Memorial Stats
Troy Bathmann 2-5, 2B, 3 RBI
Alex Iadisernia 2-3, RBI
Ryan Lasko 2-3, 2 R, RBI
Mike Dimino 2-3, R
Christian Pellone 1-4, 2 R, RBI

 

Central 5, Southern 3

Tom Ruscitti hit his Shore-Conference-leading eighth home run to become Central's all-time career leader in homers and the Golden Eagles (12-6, 9-4) edged the Rams (6-11, 5-9).

The record was previously set by Tim Morris in 1986 and Ruscitti's eight runs runs this season tied a school record for the most in a single season. Seven of Ruscitti's home runs have come in Central's last nine games.

 

 

Class B Central

Keansburg 14, Ranney 1 (5 Innings)

Paul Eckleberry pitched a five-inning complete game and the Titans (9-8, 8-6) hammered the Panthers (9-9, 7-6).

 

St. Rose 9, Henry Hudson 2

 

Asbury Park 6, Keyport 3

Jarred Chathuant went 2-for-3 with a huge three-run double in the top of fifth inning that proved the difference as the Blue Bishops (1-13, 1-13) held off the Red Raiders (3-10, 3-10) for their first win of the season, snapping a 27-game losing streak dating back to the final game of 2016.

Luis Rodriquez was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Jansi Mendez-Garcia was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for Asbury Park.

Miguel Diaz went the distance to earn the win, allowing three earned runs on five hits and two walks with four strikeouts while firing 103 pitches.

Justin Young was 1-for-3 with two RBI for Keyport while Lucas Dant took the loss on the mound.

 

Point Beach 1, Mater Dei Prep 0

Phil Antoniotti drove in Josh Yates with the game's only run in the first inning and was one of three pitchers to combined on a one-hitter as the Garnet Gulls (13-5, 12-2) beat the Seraphs (11-6, 10-4) to clinch the Class B Central public division title.

Chris Russo pitched 5 1/3 innings for the win, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out five and throwing 91 pitches. Antoniotti recorded the final out of the sixth inning and John Nista worked a clean seventh to earn the save.

Yates was 1-for-2, Antoniotti finished 1-for-3 and Kenny MacPherson checked in at 2-for-3 to lead Point Beach.

Greg Bender was nearly spotless after allowing the first inning run, finishing up with a four-hitter with four walks over six innings. Bender struck out one and threw 67 pitches. Mike Dunne accounted for the lone Mater Dei hit.

 

 

Class B South

Point Boro 18, Lakewood 1 (5 Innings)

Nick Guzzi hit two triples and drove in four to lead the Panthers (13-5, 10-4) to a rout of the Piners (2-14, 1-13). Christian Aurin was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI, Ryan Jasaitis was 2-for-2 with three RBI and winning pitcher Ryan Sansone also went 1-for-1 with two RBI for Point Boro.

Justin Vega was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Lakewood.

 

Pinelands 6, Manchester 4

Bobby Lefevre hit a two-run triple and Billy Crawford followed with an RBI single during a key five-run third inning that propelled the Wildcats (9-9, 8-6) to a win over the Hawks (9-7, 9-5).

Crawford finished 2-for-3 and Joey Ventresca also went 2-for-2 with a run scored for Pinelands before coming to pitch the final two innings to earn the save. Ventresca allowed one hit and struck out three during his two scoreless frames.

Anthony Diaz picked up the win on the mound and also went 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Losing pitcher Jagger Karaska also helped his cause by going 1-for-3 with two RBI, while Derek Schmidt led the offense with two RBI during a 2-for-4 game at the plate. Karaska struck out seven over 6 2/3 innings, during which he allowed four earned runs on six hits, two walks and 101 pitches.

 

Jackson Liberty 4, Donovan Catholic 0

David Melfi hit his third home run in two games and Tim Duffy fired five scoreless innings to lead the Lions (17-2, 13-1) to a win over the Griffins (2-15, 1-13) to complete a one-loss season in B South play.

Brandon Kinsman was 2-for-3 with two RBI, Alex Torres was 1-for-2 with an RBI and Scott Wierciszewski was 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for Jackson Liberty.

Duffy allowed four hits and one walk on 73 pitches and also struck out five. Nick DeCarlo took over with a 3-0 lead and saved the game with two scoreless innings, during which he allowed one hit and stuck out four.

Frankie Dominici allowed two earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out six in his complete-game effort for Donovan Catholic. Matt Morro went 2-for-3 out of the leadoff spot for the Griffins.

 

Lacey 11, Barnegat 2

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Barnegat (6-13, 6-8) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 6
Lacey (11-10, 8-6) 2 1 0 0 8 0 X 11 10 2

Pitching

Barnegat IP H R ER BB SO PC
Tyler Sudyam (L) 5 10 10 6 1 3 78
Lacey IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sam Sramaty (W) 7 5 2 2 1 6 70

Top Hitters

Barnegat Stats
MacGillivray 2-3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI
Lacey Stats
Jorden Jurkiewicz 2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2B
James Roselli 2-3, 2 RBI
Darrian Grisard 2-4, R

 

 

Non-Division

Shore 6, Long Branch 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Shore (6-11) 0 0 3 2 0 0 1 6 5 2
Long Branch (6-15) 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 5 8 2

Pitching

Shore IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Shirvanian (W, 2-3) 7 8 5 3 3 9 104
Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
James Horniacek (L, 0-3) 3 1 5 4 5 3 63
Evan Yerman 3.1 3 1 0 1 4 42
Matt Mincieli 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 9

Top Hitters

Shore Stats
Christian Bauman 2-4, 2B, 4 RBI
Mike Deusch 1-3, R, RBI
Long Branch Stats
Matt Mincieli 3-4, 2B, R, RBI
Ivan Navarro 2-3, 2 R

 

Wall 6, Rumson-Fair Haven 3

Andy Lenneper was 2-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI and Ryan Napolitano went the distance on the mound to help the Crimson Knights (17-3) top the Bulldogs (9-6).

Grant Schulman also went 2-for-4 with two RBI, Dylan Richey was 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored, and John Volpe finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Wall.

Napolitano scattered nine hits and two walks while striking out 10 and throwing 107 pitches in his complete-game effort.

Gordon Forsyth and Sean Mikolajczek each went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Thomas Forlenza was 1-for-2 with two RBI for Rumson. Mike Martino also went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI.

Dylan Avino worked six innings in taking the loss.

 

 

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