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Non-Division

Ocean 4, Marlboro 3

Shane Garrett pitched a four-hitter on 98 pitches and went 1-for-3 with a run and a go-ahead RBI single in the sixth to lead the Spartans (12-11) over the Mustangs (13-12) for their fifth straight win heading into the NJSIAA Tournament.

Cord Birzin also went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in the two-run sixth inning for Ocean, which took a 4-2 lead with the RBI hits by Garrett and Birzin. Freshman Connor Tongring also finished 2-for-2 in the win.

Julien Umanzor went 2-for-3 with his 18th double on the season, as well as two runs to lead Marlboro. Paul Santos also went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the loss.

Tyler Villa allowed two unearned runs on four hits and no walks with seven strikeouts on 82 pitches in taking the no-decision.

Manasquan 12, Barnegat 2 (5 Innings)

Mike Antonucci and Cole Kozlowski each went 3-for-3 and the Warriors (12-13) broke the game up with a six-run fourth inning to score a win over the Bengals (11-13).

Antonucci hit two doubles and scored three runs, while Kozlowski tripled, scored two runs and drove in two. Mike Presbrey went 2-for-2 with an RBI and two runs scored and James Cosgrove and winning pitcher Cullen Condon were each 1-for-1 with an RBI to give Manasquan five players with perfect days at the plate. Cosgrove's hit was a double.

Ryan Deegan (2-for-4) and Brett Patten (1-for-4) each drove in two runs as well for the Warriors.

Luca Marshall earned the win with three scoreless innings in relief of Condon.

Jared Schworn accounted for the Barnegat offense with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning.

Middletown North 20, Keyport 3 (5 Innings)

Zach Hampton went 2-for-2 with two RBI and pitched two hitless innings with four strikeouts to earn the win as the Lions (14-10) cruised to a win over the Red Raiders (5-13).

Dylan Briggs went 2-for-3 with a triple, three runs and three RBI and both Colby McMahon and Andrew Lombardi each went 1-for-1 with a double and two RBI for Middletown North.

Josh Dswonyk and D.J. Thomson each went 1-for-2, with Dwsonyk driving in a run and Thomson scoring two for Keyport. Mason Hospital also went 1-for-3 in the loss.

Wall 10, Manchester 0 (5 Innings)

Jake Howlett, Colin MacDermant and Mike Horowitz each drove in multiple runs in a 10-run first inning and each finished 1-for-2 as the Crimson Knights (19-6) coasted to a win over the Hawks (8-13-1).

Howlett drove in three runs while MacDermant and Horowitz each knocked in two. Nick Lovarco finished 2-for-2 with two runs scored for Wall.

Andrew Fischer pitched three scoreless innings with five hits allowed, no walks and five strikeouts on 43 pitches to earn the win. Lovarco and Jake Layton each threw a scoreless inning to close out the win.

Brandon Sogness went 2-for-3 and Nick Johnson was 1-for-1 with a double and walk to lead Manchester.

 

Middletown South 5, Red Bank Catholic 2

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Midd South (19-9)0000050560
RBC (19-8)0002000271

Pitching

Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Will Christopher31003451
Brendan Roche (W)24221132
Jake Czwakiel0.22000011
Evan Wood (SV)1.10001233
Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Steve Svenson31000640
Ryan Prior (L)2.23522453
Dylan Passo1.12000114

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthGame Stats
Brendan Sliva2-3, R
Will Christopher1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Ben Schild1-3, R, 2 RBI
Steve Boguszewski1-1, R
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Matt Brunner2-2, BB, 2 RBI
Alex Stanyek2-4
Frank Scrivanic1-3, HBP, R

 

St. Rose 5, Point Beach 3

Dave Bookbinder's single led two a two-run error that tied the game in the bottom of the fifth and Joe Sestito quickly broke the tie with a go-ahead RBI single on the next batter as the Purple Roses (7-16) rallied to cool off the Garnet Gulls (16-9), who were coming off three straight wins over the three Toms River public school teams.

Zac LaVigna went 2-for-3 and Ryan Rogers pitched a complete-game five-hitter on 82 pitches to earn the win.

Braden Ryan was 2-for-3 with an RBI, Phil Trebour was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored and Nate Clayton finished 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead Point Beach.

Ranney 3, Toms River North 0

Four Ranney pitchers -- Nick Coniglio, Jack Renaud, Marcello Mastroianni and A.J. Gracia -- combined on a two-hit shutout and Ricky Nagy delivered a two-run single to give the Panthers (21-5) a road win over the Mariners (8-16).

Gracia went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the first inning and Brett Wehringer was 2-for-4 for Ranney.

Brenden Lavallee pitched the first six innings and took the loss for Toms River North.

Pinelands 5, Matawan 1

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Matawan (10-12-1)0100000194
Pinelands (10-12)000104X560

Pitching

MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Falco (L)56532778
Mark Kovach10000113
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Stephen DeMilio34100333
Logan Russo (W)45003276

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Chris Galasso2-4
Jake Brigandi1-3, R
Mark Kovach1-2, RBI
PinelandsGame Stats
Rian O’Rourke1-3, 2B, R, RBI, SB
Stephen DeMilio1-3, R
T.J. Ross1-3, RBI
Casey Baglivo1-3, 2 R

 

Jackson Liberty 3, Toms River South 1

Chris Sasso pitched a five-hitter on 105 pitches with seven strikeouts and one walk and also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead the Lions (11-9) to a win over the Indians (12-11).

Anthony Nannini went 2-for-2 with a run, Garrett Drew was 1-for-4 with a double and run and Brett Benecke added the other of Jackson Liberty's three doubles.

Chris Hastings allowed one earned run on nine hits and two walks with seven strikeouts on 98 pitches in taking the loss. Chris Clark went 1-for-3 and drove in the lone Toms River South run.

 

 

Non-Conference

Hamilton West 5, Freehold Twp. 2

Ryan Costello was 3-for-3 with two doubles but the Patriots (14-11) fell to the Hornets (17-8). Giacomo Calamita was 1-for-3 with two RBI and Ryan Kopf went 1-for-2 with a walk for Freehold Township.

Colts Neck 2, Northern Burlington 1

Dave Cohen scored the winning run in the bottom of the sixth on an errant throw and the Cougars topped the Greyhounds in a rematch of last year's Central Jersey Group III final and in a matchup of two undefeated starters.

Cohen hit a walk-off shot over the fence that officially went down as a game-winning single in last year's championship game, making Thursday the second time Cohen has helped burn Northern Burlington in Colts Neck.

Chris Scully singled home the tying run in the fourth and it was his third hit of the game that led to the error that scored Cohen.

Anthony Gubitosi won the showdown with Ryan Boyd, improving to 7-0 while notching his his sixth start with a double-digit strikeout total.

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No. Burlington (16-7)0100000131
Colts Neck (14-7-1)0001010261

Pitching

Northern BurlingtonIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Boyd (L, 5-1)66210588
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Gubitosi (W, 7-0)7310210106

Top Hitters

Northern BurlingtonStats
Tony Peters1-3
Ryan Boyd0-2, BB, R
Ryan Kochie1-2, BB
Tony Kownacki1-3
Colts NeckStats
Chris Scully3-3, RBI
Christian Rice1-2
Dave Cohen1-3, R
Casey Gardiner1-3, R

 

Carteret 6, Mater Dei Prep 4

Anthony Tancredi went 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI to help the Seraphs jump out to a 4-0 lead, but the Ramblers (10-11) rallied to defeat the Seraphs (8-11) in the final home baseball game at Mater Dei Prep, which is closing its doors for good at the end of the current school year.

Gavin Sansone was 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored and pitched the final two innings, allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts and no walks. Sean Hanna worked the first five innings and allowed five unearned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out eight.

South Brunswick 6, St. John Vianney 3

Dan Afflitto (2-for-3) and Andrew Zottar (2-for-4, run) doubled and finished with two hits, but the Vikings (12-12) touched St. John Vianney ace Aiden Cody for a pair of home runs in picking up the win over the Lancers (17-6-1).

Cody threw 33 pitches in two innings of work before David Hamlin and Nick Ferraioli followed with two each and Afflitto closed out the day. Ferraioli allowed an unearned run with no hits, no walks and three strikeouts and Afflitto followed with a clean seventh inning.

 

 

Postponements/Cancelations

Non-Conference

Steinert at Jackson Memorial - Canceled

Southern at Mainland - Canceled