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Class A North

No. 3 Middletown South 11, No. 2 Howell 10

Senior Evan Wood started a two-out rally in the top of the eighth with a single through the middle, scored the tiebreaking run on an RBI single by senior Joe Stanzione and closed out a wild Eagles win over the Rebels with a one-two-three eighth inning on the mound.

Wood also hit one of four Middletown South home runs -- a two-run shot in the top of the sixth that extended Middletown South's lead to 10-6. Senior Joe Stanzione and junior Will Christopher hit back-to-back home runs in the top of the fifth to turn a 5-5 game into an 8-5 Middletown South lead.

Stanzione also hit a two-run homer in the top of the third to cut Howell's lead to 5-4 after the Rebels jumped out to a 5-0 lead with five runs in the bottom of the first. Stanzione now leads the Shore Conference with seven home runs.

Howell mounted a stunning four-run rally against Middletown South ace Ben Schild to tie the game, 10-10, in the bottom of the seventh. It started with a single by junior Russell Halvorsen to lead it off, followed by back-to-back doubles by seniors Devon Smith and Thomas Strauch, the latter of which plated two runs to cut the Middletown South lead to 10-8.

Senior Nick Todisco beat out an infield single with one out to put runners on the corners and Schild responded with a strikeout. Schild, however, issued back-to-back walks to force in Howell's ninth run and the Rebels tied the game on a catcher's interference call with two out. Schild then got Halvorsen to fly out to right field to extend the game to extra innings and give Middletown South a chance to win the game.

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Midd South (13-6, 9-3)0230320111131
Howell (12-4, 10-2)5000104010111

Pitching

Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Mason Christopher4.16663276
Derek Commander1.21000016
Ben Schild (W, 4-0)14432139
Evan Wood (SV, 2)1000007
HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Jason Pace36553360
Stephen Jardim2.14540142
Aiden Bauer0.2000016
Thomas Strauch (L, 0-1)23111444

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthGame Stats
Joe Stanzione3-5, 2 HR, 2 R, 5 RBI
Evan Wood3-5, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Will Christopher1-4, HR, BB, 2 R, RBI
Ben Schild1-3, 2 BB, 2 R
Louis D’Alessio1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Brendan Sliva1-4, RBI
HowellGame Stats
Thomas Strauch2-5, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI
Devon Smith3-5, 2 2B, 3 R
Nick Todisco2-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Braden Walsh1-3, 2B, 4 RBI
Joe Zito1-2, 2 BB, R
Nick Gomes1-3, BB, R, RBI

 

Manalapan 2, No. 9 Marlboro 0

Senior Dylan Reiner scored what proved to be the winning run in the first inning and made a sparking defensive play in the fifth to lend just enough support for right-handers Dylan Shaffer and Tyler Kane in a Braves shutout win over the Mustangs, ending Marlboro's seven-game winning streak.

Reiner walked and scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the first, with a second Manalapan run scoring in the inning on an RBI groundout by senior Max Graime.

Shaffer completed five innings of work to earn the win and escaped trouble in the top of the fifth with the shutout intact thanks to Reiner. With runners on first and second and one out, junior Danny Talarico lifted a deep fly ball to the left-center gap and Reiner, playing leftfield, ran it down for an over-the-shoulder catch. Marlboro's baserunners judged to ball to be out of the reach of the outfielders and made a bid to score, so Reiner threw the ball to second to complete an inning-ending double-play.

Senior Tyler Kane struck out five in a two-out save and struck out the side in order in the seventh to close it out.

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Marlboro (9-7, 5-7)0000000050
Manalapan (7-8, 6-5)200000X250

Pitching

MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Nik Gomolka (L, 0-1)44221168
Lawrence Elinson20000326
ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Dylan Shaffer (W, 3-0)55002587
Tyler Kane (SV, 1)20001536

Top Hitters

MarlboroGame Stats
Shawn McNiff2-3
Julien Umanzor1-2, BB
ManalapanGame Stats
Dylan Reiner1-2, BB, R
Joe Vavaro1-2
Chris Silva1-2

 

Middletown North 8, Freehold Twp. 1

Senior Mike Weinbel fired six strong innings with one earned run allowed and the Lions (6-8, 5-7) rolled to a win over the Patriots (8-8, 4-7).

 

 

Class A Central

Monmouth 2, Ocean 1

Junior Joey Esposito ripped a game-winning RBI double down the left-field line to score senior Christian Zito from first with two out in the bottom of the seventh and the Falcons pulled out a walk-off thriller over the Spartans to give coach Paul Crivello his 100th career win.

Zito drew a two-out walk and took off for second on the pitch that Esposito roped down the line.

Monmouth pulled even in the bottom of the sixth inning on an RBI single by sophomore Evan Booth that scored pinch-runner Will Theobald, who stole second base before scoring on the single.

Junior Jake Smith drove in Ocean's lone run with an RBI double down the left-field line in the top of the third.

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Ocean (7-7, 6-4)0010000142
Monmouth (9-5, 9-3)0000011252

Pitching

OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Shane Garrett (L, 2-1) 6.252155110
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Aiden Denton (W, 4-0)741018111

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Cord Birzin1-3, 2B
Jake Smith2-3, 2B, RBI
Jack Zabarsky1-3
MonmouthGame Stats
James Kelly2-4
Joey Esposito1-4, 2B, RBI
Evan Booth1-1, RBI
Mike Milevoi1-3

 

 

Class A South

Central 7, Brick Memorial 0

Senior Cam Leiter struck out a career-high 16 and the Golden Eagles backed their ace with three home runs in a win over the Mustangs that keeps Central in the running for the Class A South championship.

Central's lineup wasted little time grabbing a lead for Leiter, with junior Dom Masino and sophomore Cristian Soto stroking back-to-back doubles to start the bottom of the first. Soto later belted the first of two home runs by Central in the bottom of the fifth, with Soto hitting a two-run shot to make the score 4-0 and junior Chase Pierce later connecting on a three-run shot that capped the scoring.

Senior Shane Sajewicz drilled the first of the three Central longballs with a solo shot in the bottom of the fourth.

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Brick Mem (10-6, 7-5)0000000013
Central (11-5, 8-4)100150X7101

Pitching

Brick MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Mancini (L, 2-2)4.19441079
Nick Garbooshian0.21331025
Ryan Mulcahey1000016
CentralIPHRERBBSOPC
Cam Leiter (W, 2-2)7100216105

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Declan Sheehan1-3, 2B
CentralGame Stats
Cristian Soto2-4, 2B, HR, R, 3 RBI
Shane Sajewicz1-2, HR, 2 R, RBI
Chase Pierce1-3, HR, R, 3 RBI
Cam Leiter2-4, R
Dom Masino1-4, 2B, R
Billy Sottilaire1-2, 2B, BB

 

No. 8 Jackson Memorial 10, Brick 0 (5 Innings)

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Brick (1-12, 0-12)0000000042
Jackson (10-6, 9-3)01054XX10152

Pitching

BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
Kyle Knowsley (L, 0-4)411661489
Zach Carter0.14440018
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach McCabe11001220
Andy Osmond (W, 1-0)11000118
Sage Goeke21001127
Dean Daddio11000213

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
Nick Hoheb2-2, 2B
Kevin Toye1-1, BB
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Zach Crotchfelt2-3, HR, 2 R, RBI
Anthony Palmieri2-2, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Nick Mellino2-4, 2B, R, 4 RBI
Charlie Meglio3-4, RBI
J.R. Osmond2-3, RBI
Tommy Kendrick2-3, 2 R, RBI
Andrew Patire1-2, 2B, 2 R

 

Toms River East 3, Toms River North 2

Junior Bobby Sabatino singled home a run in a three-run inning for Toms River East and closed out the win on the mound to help the Raiders earn a regular-season split with the rival Mariners.

Toms River East scoring the other two runs in the go-ahead, three-run rally on a balk and a wild pitch.

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TRN (7-8, 6-6)0110000231
TRE (5-7, 5-7)003000x351

Pitching

Toms River NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Nate Obeng (L, 2-3)653135100
Toms River EastIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Safoschnik (2-2)53204597
Jack Mika1000029
Bobby Sabatino (SV, 3)1000029

Top Hitters

Toms River NorthGame Stats
A.J. Chesney1-3, RBI
Kevin McVicar1-3
Ty Kazanowsky1-3
Toms River EastGame Stats
Anthony Encarnacion3-3, 2B
Bobby Sabatino1-3, R, RBI
Ryan Koman1-3, R

 

 

Class B North

Neptune 3, Colts Neck 3

The Scarlet Fliers and Cougars traded runs in the ninth inning and Colts Neck left nine runners on base in the final four innings, as darkness forced the two teams to settle for a tie.

Junior Quincy Esannason broke a 2-2 tie with a two-out RBI double in the top of the ninth, but Colts Neck responded with a rally that culminated with sophomore Chris Scully plating the tying run with an infield single with one out.

Sophomore Casey Gardiner and junior Ryan Tan got the rally going with back-to-back one-out singles, with Gardiner racing to third on Tan's hit to put him in position to score on Scully's single.

Neptune senior right-hander Dan Moran -- who relieved senior starter Ryan Cole -- stranded the two Colts Neck runners in the ninth with a strikeout and a groundout, then stranded the bases loaded in both the 10th and 11th innings. Colts Neck loaded the bases with one out in the 11th, but Cole fielded a ground ball and threw to home for the force out and second out of the inning, followed by an inning-ending fly out.

Senior Tyler Persico delivered Neptune's first two runs, first on an RBI double in the third, then with a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the fifth. Colts Neck tied the game at 1-1 on an RBI single by sophomore Tosh Mancini in the bottom of the third and again at 2-2 on a throwing error on a steal of third by senior Brad Salamone.

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Neptune (7-5-1, 5-5-1)0010100010351
Colts Neck (9-4-1, 9-2-1)00100100103152

Pitching

NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Cole8 8 2 2 1 9 111
Dan Moran 4 7 1 121 70
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Gubitosi 6 4 2 2 6 9 112
Tyler Spencer 6 2 1 1 1 6 106

Top Hitters

NeptuneStats
Quincy Esannason1-4, 2 BB, RBI
Ryan Cole1-4, 2 BB, 2 R
Tyler Persico2-6, 2B, 2 RBI
Brennan Moloughney1-5
Colts NeckStats
Tyler Spencer3-6, 2B
Brad Salamone1-6, R
Dave Cohen1-5, BB, RBI
Casey Gardiner1-5, R
Ryan Tan2-6
Chris Scully3-6, R, RBI
Joe Cilea2-3, 3B
Tosh Mancini2-5, RBI

 

Manasquan 4, Matawan 1

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Matawan (3-10-1, 2-9-1)0100000126
Manasquan (10-8, 7-5)102010X443

Pitching

MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Falco (L, 1-4)43312885
Jake Brigandi21101021
ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
James Cosgrove (W, 3-2)61102282
Pat Woodford (SV, 1)11002226

Top Hitters

MatawanStats
Sean Hart1-3, RBI
ManasquanStats
Mike Antonucci1-4, 2 R, RBI
Jack O’Shea1-3, RBI

 

Class B Central

Henry Hudson 11, Keansburg 8

Sophomores Chris Parmigiani and Aidan Winters combined on a one-hitter and each drove in three runs, but it still took 11 runs for the Admirals (3-5, 3-4) to beat the Titans (3-7, 3-7) in a high-scoring game.

Parmigiani pitched six no-hit innings on 103 pitches with nine strikeouts before Winters took over and closed out the win despite allowing the lone Keansburg hit to junior Kyle Scott.

Winters went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI while Parmigiani was 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI to lead the Henry Hudson lineup.

Sophomore Hayden Kurdes was also 2-for-2 with a double and three runs scored, sophomore Brandon Hendrickson went 1-for-2 with a triple, two runs and an RBI and freshman Teddy Fariello finished 1-for-4 with two RBI in the win.

Mater Dei Prep 8, Keyport 4

Junior Sean Hanna was 3-for-3 with RBI singles in the fifth and sixth innings and struck out five over the final two innings to earn the save to help the Seraphs (7-6, 6-4) rally for a win over the Red Raiders (4-8, 3-7).

Starting pitcher Gavin Sansone went 1-for-2 with a triple and two runs scored, senior Cal Lugay was 1-for-3 with an RBI and seniors Gerard Novello and Kole Devaney each drove in two runs for Mater Dei, which erased deficits of 2-0 and 4-2. Lugay tied the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth and Hanna's RBI single in the bottom of the fifth gave the Seraphs a 5-4 lead.

Sansone allowed four earned runs on four hits and three walks while striking out 13 and throwing 85 pitches over five innings. Hanna issued a pair of walks, but did not give up a hit in his two innings.

Senior Anthony Longo and junior Mason Hospital each went 1-for-3 with two RBI, with Longo hitting a two-run homer in the first and scoring two runs and Hospital giving Keyport a 4-2 lead with a two-run double in the third. Senior D.J. Thomson also went 2-for-4 for Keyport and scored on both Longo's home run and Hospital's double.

Senior Jack DiPaolo pitched the first inning for Keyport and Carter Williams took the loss, but also struck out seven and allowed just one earned run in four innings of work.

Point Beach 17, Asbury Park 0 (5 Innings)

Juniors James Larsen and Kyle Kolans combined on a five-inning no-hitter and the Garnet Gulls (11-5, 8-2) handled the Blue Bishops (0-7, 0-7). Larsen struck out four while walking one over the first two innings before Kolans came on to strike out seven in three perfect innings.

Senior Andrew Banick was 2-for-2 with a double and four RBI to lead Point Beach, while seniors Phil Trebour and Braden Ryan each went 2-for-3 with three RBI. Ryan doubled and scored two runs while Trebour hit two doubles and scored four runs.

 

Class B South

Donovan Catholic 13, Manchester 3 (6 Innings)

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Manchester (5-8-1, 5-6-1)001200X362
Donovan (8-7, 8-4)511051X13110

Pitching

ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
Frank Kern (L, 1-3)2.16771257
Joe Inkrote2.24553065
Anthony Carino0.21112122
Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Marciano (W, 3-0)66332676

Top Hitters

ManchesterStats
Mike Damato2-3, 2B, RBI
Sean McAllister1-3, HR, R, RBI
Joe Bentivegna1-3, 2B, R
Donovan CatholicStats
Lou DiBiase1-2, HR, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ryan Butchko2-2, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Gavin Degnan2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Anthony Mursko2-4, 2 RBI

 

Barnegat 9, Pinelands 2

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Barnegat (9-7, 9-3)4113000960
Pinelands (6-7, 5-7)0000020244

Pitching

BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
P.J. Craig (W, 3-2)742201091
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Stephen DeMilio (L, 3-2)22500342
Chris Mitchell44441154
T.J. Ross10002221

Top Hitters

BarnegatGame Stats
Jared Schworn1-4, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI
Ryan Kulpa1-4, 2B, 3 R
Rafael Dominguez1-4, 2B
PinelandsGame Stats
Stephen DeMilio1-2, RBI
Rian O’Rourke1-3, R
Kaden Inman1-2, R

 

 

Postponements

Class A North

No. 6 CBA at Long Branch - PPD, Monday, 3:45 p.m.

 

Class A Central

No. 1 Rumson-Fair Haven at Shore - PPD, Thursday, 4 p.m.