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Class A North

No. 5 Middletown South 16, Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Joe Bartos went 3-for-4 with a double and four RBI and senior Joe Stanzione was 3-for-4 with a double, five runs and an RBI to pace the Eagles (6-2, 5-1) to a win over the Green Wave (0-6, 0-6).

Middletown North 1, Manalapan 0

Senior Colin Dowlen pitched a four-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts and senior Aiden Sheehan delivered the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh as the Lions (3-3, 3-3) overcame another dominant performance by Manalapan ace Tyler Kane to edge the Braves (1-4, 1-3).

Dowlen allowed just one walk in his overpowering outing and finished his day by striking out the side in order in the top of the seventh. The Seton-Hall-bound right-hander then led off the bottom of the seventh with a single and after a failed sacrifice, a hit-by-pitch and a wild pitch, Sheehan punched the ball over a drawn-in infield to plate the winning run.

Dowlen finished 2-for-2 with a walk at the plate.

Kane allowed one run for the third straight outing to open the season and dropped to 0-2, with each of his losses coming by a score of 1-0, with Kane going the distance. He allowed four hits, walked one and struck out six.

No. 2 Howell 9, Marlboro 8

After giving up the lead on the mound in the top of the seventh inning, senior Nick Gomes belted a two-out, game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Rebels a thrilling win over the Mustangs -- their seventh straight to open the season.

Senior Nick Todisco worked a two-out walk to extend the inning and Gomes slammed a shot into right field that gave the Howell catcher a chance to rumble home with the winning run.

Marlboro fell into an early 4-0 hole, but scored two runs each in the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh innings. In the top of the seventh, senior and losing pitcher Josh Mack launched a game-tying, two-run home run with two out to give the Mustangs new life.

In the top of the sixth, Marlboro took its first lead on a two-out, two run double by senior Julian Umanzor, making it 6-4.

Howell responded with four runs in the bottom of the sixth, with Todisco tying the game with a two-run home run. Junior Russell Halvorsen and senior Thomas Strauch later worked back-to-back, bases-loaded walks to give the Rebels an 8-6 lead.

After scoring a pair of runs on an error in the bottom of the first, Howell extended its lead to 4-0 in the third on a two-run home run by sophomore Joe Zito.

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Marlboro (2-5, 1-5)00022228123
Howell (7-0, 6-0)2020041993

Pitching

MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Alex D’Ambrosio5.166429103
Chris Collina0.12221012
Josh Mack (L, 0-1)11112327
HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Dan Furlong4.27411589
Aiden Bauer11111123
Nick Gomes (W, 1-0)1.14331132

Top Hitters

MarlboroGame Stats
Josh Mack2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Julian Umanzor2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Nick Gomolka3-3
Alex D’Ambrosio1-3, 2 R
Julian Buchman1-4, 2 R
Danny Talarico1-4, R, RBI
HowellGame Stats
Nick Todisco1-2, HR, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Joe Zito2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Thomas Strauch2-3, 2B, 2 R
Nick Gomes1-4, 2B, RBI
Russell Halvorsen1-2, 2 BB, R, 2 SB

 

 

Class A Central

Monmouth 10, Holmdel 0

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Monmouth (5-1, 5-1)220015X10150
Holmdel (0-6, 0-6)000000X061

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Christian Zito (W, 2-1)66001879
HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
Elliot Chun (L, 0-1)49440265
Luke Buda26661363

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Chris Theobald2-3, 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI
Christian Zito3-4, RBI
James Kelly2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Aiden Denton2-4, 2 R, RBI
Zach Lopes1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Andrew McKinley1-3, 2B, R
HolmdelGame Stats
Brandon Cieplensky1-3, 2B
Sean Brescia1-1, BB

 

Shore 13, Ocean 2 (5 Innings)

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Shore (3-3, 3-2)000112xx13121
Ocean (5-1, 5-1) 00200xx246

Pitching

ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Cole Stefanelli (W, 2-0)44222372
Donovan Hughes10001220
OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt King (L, 2-1)3.17871465
Shane Flanagan1.25530142

Top Hitters

ShoreStats
Joe Santi2-4, 2 R, RBI
Cole Stefanelli3-4, 2 RBI
Rich Barton2-3, 2B, 2 R
Rylan Fegan2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
OceanStats
George Krenkel2-2, HR, 2 RBI

 

No. 1 Rumson-Fair Haven 11, Raritan 1 (5 Innings)

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Raritan (0-5, 0-5)00010xx141
Rumson (7-0, 6-0)54011xx11110

Pitching

RaritanIPHRERBBSOPC
Giancarlo Lamberti ( 0-2)28965272
James Nichols23222036
Rumson-Fair HavenIPHRERBBSOPC
John Goodes (W, 3-0)44111371
Cal Champeau10001119

Top Hitters

RaritanGame Stats
Billy Tigar1-2, HR, RBI
Dan Fedorco2-2
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Charlie Tallman4-4, HR, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, SB
Brian Doherty2-2, HR, 2 BB, 3 R, SB
Liam Murphy2-3, HR, 3 RBI

 

No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 11, St. Rose 1 (5 Innings)

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St. Rose (0-7, 0-6)00010XX123
RBC (4-2, 4-2)30062XX1190

Pitching

St. RoseIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Tallarico (L, 0-1) 3.269 832
Max Glassberg.232200
Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Prior (W, 1-1) 52 113 374

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Sean Griggs1-3, 3B, 2 RBI
Shane Andrus2-3, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
Nico Gonzalez1-2, BB
Andrew Gonzalez1-2, 3B, 2 RBI

 

 

Class A South

No. 8 Jackson Memorial 7, Toms River North 0

Junior Charlie Meglio hit a three-run home run in the first inning and added a two-run shot in the sixth, which was more than enough to support another dominant outing by senior left-hander Zach Crotchfelt in a Jaguars win over the Mariners.

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TR North (4-2, 3-2)0000000032
Jackson Mem (4-2, 4-1)400012X7100

Pitching

Toms River NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Kieran Mulholland (L, 1-1)0.26440021
Kyle Tilloston5.14331381
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Crotchfelt (W, 2-1)730021699

Top Hitters

Toms River NorthGame Stats
Ryan Baker1-2, BB
Ty Kazanowsky1-3, 2B
Evan Kwortnik1-3, 2B
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Charlie Meglio3-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 5 RBI
Mike Arent1-2, RBI
J.R. Osmond1-3, R
Tommy Kendrick1-3, R
Nick Mellino1-4, 2 R

 

Toms River East 6, Southern 3

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Southern (3-3, 3-3)0000003331
TR East (3-3, 3-3)060000X682

 

Pitching

SouthernIPHRERBBSOPC
Brendan Book (L, 0-2)15551135
Owen Durnien42113458
Mike Nasti11000013
Toms River EastIPHRERBBSOPC
Aidan Gallipoli (W, 2-1)52003271
Bobby Sabatino21301542

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Brandon Brown1-3, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Toms River EastGame Stats
Bobby Sabatino1-3, BB, R
Akkash Santiago1-3, 2 RBI
Aidan Gallipoli2-2, BB
Dante Carr1-2, BB, R, RBI
Brendan Safoschnik1-3, R, RBI
Anthony Encarnacion1-2, BB, R
Kyle Healy1-3, R, RBI

 

 

Class B North

Red Bank 8, Freehold Boro 0 (5 Innings)

Weather shortened Red Bank's win over Freehold Boro to five innings, officially giving junior Nathan Ruth a complete-game shutout victory. The Colonials got on the board in the top of the sixth inning against the Bucs bullpen, but the game was called in the top of the sixth, reverting the score back to the last completed inning.

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Freehold (1-5, 1-4)00000XX020
Red Bank (2-4, 2-320042XX891

Pitching

Freehold BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Terefenko (L, 0-2)598747101

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Nathan Ruth2-3, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI
Gus Dal Pra2-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Tommy Ruth1-3, 2B, 2 R
Jackson Hyman1-4, 3B, 2 RBI

 

St. John Vianney 8, Matawan 2

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SJV (3-1-1, 3-1-1)51011008101
Matawan (3-2-1, 2-2-1)000002X223

Pitching

St. John VianneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Aiden Cody (W, 2-1)7222210108
MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Falco (L, 1-1)48721368
Sal Cassano32112140

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Nick Ferraioli3-4, RBI
Brady Oswick2-4, 3B, 2 R
Matteo Pasculli1-3, BB, 2 RBI
Danny Flynn1-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI
MatawanGame Stats
Andrew Gendi1-3, 2 RBI

 

Wall 10, Neptune 6

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Wall (4-2, 4-2)200210510100
Neptune (2-4, 1-4)0000006692

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Truir Brown (W, 1-0)55001469
T.J. Legere1.14662133
Andrew Fischer0.20002016
NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Brennan Moloughney (1-1)46553375
Aedan Martin23320134
Jack Tinik0.10222119
Kevin O’Neill0.21001116

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Nick Colbert1-2, HR, RBI
Nick Lovarco2-4, HR, RBI
Andrew Fischer1-3, 2B, RBI
Jackson Coan2-3, RBI
Jake Howlett1-4, 3 RBI
NeptuneGame Stats
Ryan Cole1-4, HR, 4 RBI
Quincy Esannason2-4, RBI
Kevin O’Neill2-4, BB

 

No. 9 Colts Neck 2, No. 10 Manasquan 1

Nick Carrell's ground ball with two out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh was played into an error and the Cougars rallied from a 1-0 deficit in their final at-bat to stun the Warriors and sweep the regular-season series.

Senior Brad Salamone led off the inning with a single and made it to third on a passed ball and wild pitch on consecutive pitches. Senior Dave Cohen wasted no time, smacking the next pitcher through the left side of a drawn-in infield to tie the game.

Manasquan jumped out to a 1-0 lead when junior Brett Patten singled and reached third on a two-base fielder error in the outfield, then scored on a two-out throwing error.

For the second straight outing, Colts Neck senior left-hander Anthony Gubitosi responded to an unearned run against him in the first inning by going on a strikeout tirade. The Delaware-bound senior struck out 14 of the first 18 batters he faced, finished with 15 strikeouts in 21 batters faced and did not issue a walk. The lone Warriors to reach base did so with Patten's leadoff single and two Colts Neck errors.

Gubitosi struck out a career-high 18 in a 3-1 win over St. John Vianney on Friday.

Sophomore right-hander Cullen Condon bested Gubitosi for the first six innings, striking out the side in order during the sixth to reach 12 punchouts for the game send the game to the seventh with Manasquan leading, 1-0.

Cullen pitched out of trouble in the top of the first by striking out Salamone and Cohen back-to-back after sophomore and winning pitcher Tom Diffley tripled into the rightfield corner with one out.

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Manasquan (4-3, 3-3)1000000111
Colts Neck (4-1, 4-1)0000002244

Pitching

ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Cullen Condon (L, 2-1)6.2421312110
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Gubitosi6110015104
Tom Diffley (W, 1-0)10001216

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Brett Patten1-3, R
Ryan Deegan0-2, BB, SB
Colts NeckGame Stats
Brad Salamone2-3, R
Dave Cohen1-3, RBI
Tom Diffley1-3, 3B

 

 

Class B Central

Keansburg 12, Asbury Park 2 (5 Innings)

Junior Matt Keelen went 3-for-4 with three runs and three RBI and the Titans 2-3, 2-3) pulled away for a win over the Blue Bishops (0-5, 0-5).

Sophomore Phil Sears went 3-for-4 with two RBI, junior Kyle Scott was 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI, and senior Andrew Valle finished 2-for-3 with two runs for Keyport.

Freshman James Valle allowed one earned run over five innings and struck out eight in his complete-game win.

Senior Exiever Chathaunt and freshman Nestor Castillo each went 2-for-3 with a run scored to lead Asbury Park.

 

 

Class B South

Point Boro 5, Manchester 5 (6 Innings)

Manchester (2-4-1, 2-3-1) plated four runs in the top of the seventh to take a 9-5 lead, but rain forced the umpiring crew to call the game. By rule the game reverts back to the score at the end of the last completed inning, which was 5-5 at the end of the sixth.

Senior Justin Renzi went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI, Brandon Sogness was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Manchester and junior A.J. Ramirez went 1-for-2 with a two-run triple in the top of the fourth.

Sophomore Bryson Kirby went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI to lead Point Boro (3-5-1, 2-3-1), while senior teammate Charlie Vitale was 2-for-3 with an RBI and senior Nick Scelfo was 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Senior Mike Damato made his second appearance on the mound this season for Manchester, tossing 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief with one hit allowed and five strikeouts.

Junior Matt Dewitte worked five innings for Point Boro before senior Trey Harpootlian took over and pitched a scoreless sixth before running into trouble in the seventh inning.

 

Barnegat 8, Donovan Catholic 3

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Donovan (3-4, 3-3)1000002362
Barnegat (5-3, 5-1)110033X870

Pitching

Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Hunter Lefkus (L, 0-2)42313474
John Grano0.10221014
Nick Dowling1.25331143
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
P.J. Craig (W, 2-1)641135100
Rafael Dominguez12221226

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Ryan Butchko2-3, 2 RBI
Gavin Degnan1-4, HR, RBI
Rocco Scarpitti1-1, 2 BB
BarnegatGame Stats
P.J. Craig1-2, 3 RBI
Jared Schworn1-3, 2B, RBI
Justin Bye1-3, 3 RBI
Bryce Davenport2-3, R

 

Pinelands 1, Jackson Liberty 0

Senior Rian O'Rourke doubled and scored on an RBI single by freshman Nate Sofield for the game's lone run and senior right-hander Stephen DeMilio spun a 12-strikeout, five-hit shutout to carry the Wildcats past the Lions for a regular-season sweep of Jackson Liberty.

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Pinelands (5-2, 4-2)0001000140
Jackson Lib (3-3, 3-3) 0000000051

Pitching

Jackson LibertyIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Sasso (L, 1-1)741121198
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Stephen DeMilio (W, 2-1)750001284

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Chris Sasso1-3, 2B
PinelandsGame Stats
Rian O’Rourke2-3, 2 2B, R
Nate Sofield1-3, RBI

 

Postponements

Class A South

Toms River South at Brick Memorial - PPD, TBA