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Class A North

No. 3 Middletown South 6, Freehold Twp. 0

Junior Ben Schild opened his season with a no-hitter and 16 strikeouts to lead the defending Group IV champion Eagles to a win over the Eagles on opening day.

Senior Joe Stanzione opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth inning and senior Evan Wood followed with a two-run single in the fifth to give Schild some additional breathing room. Junior Joe Bartos also checked in with a two-run single in Middletown South's five-run fifth.

Schild allowed three base-runners -- two on errors - and the lone walk he issued came in the first inning.

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Midd South (1-0, 1-0)001050X692


Lex Nelson (L ,0-1)4.14335275
Sean Keegan0.13330015
James Wortman1.12000110
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ben Schild (W, 1-0)700011695

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthGame Stats
Ben Schild1-3, 2 R
Brendan Sliva2-4
Joe Stanzione1-4, R
Evan Wood1-3, 2 RBI
Louis D’Alessio1-1, R, RBI, SB
Joe Bartos2-2, 2 RBI
John Chiusano1-1


Marlboro 3, No. 5 CBA 2

Junior Danny Talarico and senior Shawn McNiff each delivered big extra-base hits in a three-run first inning and senior Tyler Villa kept the Colts quiet in an opening-day win for the Mustangs.

Seniors Josh Mack and Julian Buchmann each worked walks to open the game and Talarico plated both with his RBI triple. McNiff then followed with an RBI double to get Marlboro out to an early 3-0.

Villa put up zeroes through the first five innings before CBA broke up his shutout in the sixth, with junior Harrison Campi smacking a triple and scoring on a groundout by junior Zaine Toneske.

Senior Jake Kalfayan closed out the game by pitching the seventh inning, but not without some noise from CBA. Senior Jack Frankovic singled home senior Alexey Stoudt to cut the deficit to 3-2, but Kalfayan bounced back to retire Campi on a groundout to end the game.

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Marlboro (1-0, 1-0)300000X361


Zaine Toneske (L, 0-1)12332231
Jack Frankovic54001563
Tyler Villa (W, 1-0)63112388
Jake Kalfayan (SV, 1)12110121

Top Hitters

CBAGame Stats
Harrison Campi1-4, 3B, R
Jack Frankovic1-4, RBI
Alexey Stoudt1-2, R
MarlboroGame Stats
Danny Talarico1-3, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Shawn McNiff1-3, 2B, RBI
Nik Gomolka2-3, 2B



Class A Central

No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 23, Shore 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Alex Stanyek and sophomore Sean Griggs each belted two home runs and junior Shane Andrus also went deep as the Caseys rode a five-homer day at the plate to an opening-day rout of the Blue Devils.

Stanyek crushed a three-run homer and a solo blast in a 4-for-4, six-RBI day at the plate, while Griggs connected for a three-run home run and a grand slam to account for his seven RBI.

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Richie Barton (L, 0-1)16881038
Rob Stock24544
Declan Leary (W, 1-0)53001671

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Alex Stanyek 4-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 6 RBI
Sean Griggs3-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 7 RBI
Shane Andrus2-4, HR, R, RBI
Jake Jacobson 2-4
Andrew Gonzalez 2-4, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI
Jack Meyers 2-3, 3 R
Matt Brunner 2-3, 3 R


Ocean 6, Raritan 1

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Ocean (1-0, 1-0) 411000x671


Ben Hutchins (L, 0-1)2.24632154
John Molnar3.13000146
Matt King (W, 1-0)5.27111793
Will Calderone1.10000318

Top Hitters

Alex Dekis2-3, 2B
Dan Calicari2-2, 2B, BB
Shane Garrett2-3, 2 2B, R, RBI
Connor Tongring2-3
Zach Robinson1-2, BB


Monmouth 13, St. Rose 3 (6 Innings)

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Monmouth (1-0, 1-0)215032X13131


Jack Tiernan (L, 0-1) 38863370
Jack Donahue24330329
Tommy Schmidt12221127
Aiden Denton (W, 1-0)4 5213481
Zach Lopes22110130

Top Hitters

St. RoseGame Stats
Jack Lomerson1-1, 3B, 2 BB, R
Matt Gowen1-3, RBI
Dave Bookbinder2-3, R
Chris Tallarico1-1, RBI
Max Glassberg2-3
MonmouthGame Stats
Christian Zito4-4, HR, BB, 3 R, 4 RBI
Aiden Denton2-3, 2B, 3 R, RBI
Joey Esposito1-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI
Mike Milevoi1-3, R, RBI
Christian Theobold1-3, 2B, BB, R
Andrew McKinley3-4, 2 2B, 4 R, RBI



Class A South

Toms River North 12, Brick Memorial 2

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Brick Mem (0-1, 0-1)10010XX240


Brenden Lavallee (W, 1-0)44204592
Nate Obeng10001013
Brady Leach (L, 0-1)27663463
Cole Cook-Benson39660153

Top Hitters

TR NorthGame Stats
Dom Saldida4-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Ty Kazanowsky1-3, HR, 2 R, 4 RBI
Ryan Baker3-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Evan Kwortnik2-3, R, RBI
Brenden Lavallee1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Jeremiah Pruitt2-3, R
A.J. Chesney1-3, 2B
Kevin McVicar1-3, R, RBI
Jack Pesso1-3, R, RBI
Brick MemorialGame Stats
Brady Leach2-2, RBI
Declan Sheehan1-3, RBI
Jack Flood1-2, 2B, R


Toms River East 3, Brick 2

Senior Dante Carr hit a bizarre, inside-the-park home run in the top of the fourth inning that proved to be the difference in a Raiders opening-day win over the Green Dragons.

Carr scalded a line drive to the right-centerfield gap and it skipped all the way to the fence, allowing junior Ryan Ushock to score. Brick centerfielder R.J. Reinhold slid near the fence to retrieve the ball and, according to Brick coach Jason Groschel, his leg got stuck under the temporary fence as he held onto the ball.

Reinhold lobbied for the umpires to rule the ball dead, but the play stayed live and Carr motored around the bases for a two-run, inside-the-park homer that put Toms River East on top, 3-0.

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Aidan Galipoli (W, 1-0)4.15224361
Brandon Safoschnik1.10002127
Bobby Sabatino (SV, 1)1.10002224
Matt Kunzman (L, 0-1)55332574
Kyle Knowsley20003027

Top Hitters

Toms River EastGame Stats
Dante Carr1-2, HR, R, 2 RBI
Ryan Ushock2-3, 2B, R
Bobby Sabatino2-4
BrickGame Stats
Vin Caldarise1-3, RBI
A.J. Grygiel1-2, 2B, R
Jimmy Schreiner1-3, R
Nick Hoheb1-4, 2B


No. 4 Jackson Memorial 9, Southern 0

Junior Nick Mellino went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI, including a tie-breaking, two-run double in the top of the sixth that opened the floodgates for the Jaguars in a win over the Rams.

Junior Charlie Meglio reached in all five of his plate appearances, which included four walks and an RBI single that made it 3-0 in the sixth. Senior J.R. Osmond also went 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Senior Zach McCabe tossed six shutout frames to earn the win, allowing three hits and a walk while striking out 11 on 92 pitches.

Senior Stephen Stafford went 3-for-3 for Southern and pitched five no-hit innings before being lifted with 99 pitches. Jackson Memorial then pounced with four runs in the sixth inning and five in the seventh against the Southern bullpen, with Mellino breaking up the no-hitter with his two-run double.


Class B North

No. 6 Colts Neck 12, No. 8 Wall 2

Colts Neck plated all seven runs in the third inning with two out and senior Dave Cohen added a fifth-inning exclamation point with a two-run home run as the Cougars rolled through the Crimson Knights for a big divisional win to open the season.

Cohen also had a two-run single in the seven-run third, as did senior Nick Carrell.

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Wall (0-1, 0-1)0110000246


Anthony Gubitosi (W, 1-0)52203685
Tom Diffley22001126
Matt Johnson (L, 0-1)38942371
Truir Brown32221256
Andrew Fischer12111122
Matt Johnson (L, 0-1)38942371
Truir Brown32221256
Andrew Fischer12211122

Top Hitters

Colts NeckGame Stats
Dave Cohen3-5, HR, 3 R, 4 RBI
Christian Rice2-4, 2B, 3 R
Tom Diffley1-4, 2 R
WallGame Stats
Matt Johnson1-1, 2 BB, R
Jerry Winchester1-3
Gabe Cavazzoni1-3, BB


Freehold Boro 4, Matawan 2

Sophomore Josh Medina delivered a go-ahead, three-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning to make a winner out of junior Aiden Denham and the Colonials rallied to top the Huskies for an opening-day win.

Senior Jake Brigandi touched Denham for a two-run double in the top of the first inning, but those two unearned runs were the lone blemishes on Denham's line for the day. The junior right-hander scattered six hits, walked two and struck out seven during his 102-pitch complete game.

Adam Greenspan added an RBI single in the sixth for Freehold Boro to cap the scoring.

Sophomore Brandon Falco pitched five scoreless innings for Matawan, allowing two hits with two walks and seven strikeouts on 89 pitches. Sophomore Andrew Gendi took the loss for Matawan.


St. John Vianney 11, Neptune 1 (5 Innings)

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Neptune (0-1, 0-1)10000XX144


Aiden Cody (W, 1-0)54110751
Ryan Cole47633672
Dan Moran0.12432123
Aedan Martin0.21100116

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Andrew Zottar2-3, 2B, HR, R, 5 RBI
Dan Afflitto1-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Nick Playerl2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Brady Oswick2-4, 2 RBI
Dylan Galamb1-3, 2 R
Devon Chandra1-2, 2 R
NeptuneGame Stats
Nick Quagliato2-2, HR, R, RBI


Manasquan 12, Red Bank 1 (5 Innings)

Sophomore Cullen Condon pitched a five-inning no-hitter and went 3-for-4 at the plate to star in an opening-day win for the Warriors over the Bucs.

Condon struck out 11, walked three and allowed an unearned run in the bottom of the second inning, which tied the game, 1-1.

Manasquan blew it open with a nine-run third inning, with senior James Cosgrove driving in three runs on two separate RBI hits. Cosgrove broke the 1-1 tie with a two-run single and capped the scoring in the inning with an RBI triple.

Ryan Deegan and Mike Antonucci each added two-run hits in the inning and Condon helped his cause with an RBI single.

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Red Bank (0-1, 0-1)01000XX103


Cullen Condon (W, 1-0)501031186
Cole Armond (L, 0-1)2.21010103479

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Mike Antonucci3-3, 3 R, 2 RBI
James Cosgrove2-4, 3B, R, 3 RBI
Pat Woodford2-2, 2 2B, R, RBI
Nicolas Galvan2-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Cullen Condon3-4, RBI
Ryan Deegan1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Jack O’Shea2-4, R, RBI



Class B Central

Keansburg 19, Asbury Park 6 (5 Innings)

Senior Andrew Valle went 2-for-3 with a home run and five RBI to key the Titans to a win over the Blue Bishops.

Junior Ryan Comey was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and junior Kyle Scott finished 2-for-2 with three RBI for Keansburg. Junior Aiden Flynn also went 2-for-3 with three RBI while sophomore Phil Sears finished 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI in the win.

Junior Antonio Alejandro worked all five innings on 91 pitches to earn the win, allowing two earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out seven.


Henry Hudson 4, Mater Dei Prep 1

Sophomore Gavin Sansone and junior Sean Hanna combined for a no-hitter with 17 strikeouts for the Seraphs, but it was the Admirals and sophomore pitcher Brandon Hendrickson who prevailed with an opening-day win.

Henry Hudson worked seven walks and cashed in by scoring two runs off of Mater Dei's lone error of the game.

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Brandon Hendrickson (W)721011795
Gavin Sansone (L, 0-1)5043716110
Sean Hannah10002118

Top Hitters

Henry HudsonGame Stats
Brandon Hendrickson0-1, 2 BB, R, 4 SB
Aiden Winters0-1, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 SB
Mater DeiGame Stats
Brian Burnett1-3, RBI


No. 9 Ranney 18, Keyport 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Diego Tavarez pitched a five-inning no hitter with nine strikeouts and also launched a home run at the plate to lead the Panthers to an opening-day win over the Red Raiders.

Tavarez gave up just one baserunner on a hit-by-pitch and finished 2-for-2 at the plate with a double, homer, two runs scored and three RBI.

Senior Charlie Chropuvka also homered while finishing 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and four RBI.

Junior Brett Wehringer (4-for-4, two doubles, a triple, three runs and three RBI), junior Glen Cantalupo (3-for-3, a double, three runs and three RBI) and junior Lou Spadafora (2-for-2, two RBI) all had perfect days at the plate as well for Ranney, which collected eight doubles as a team. Junior Jack Tallent (2-for-3, two runs, two RBI), junior Ricky Nagy (1-for-3, RBI) and junior Enrique Beltra (1-for-2, one RBI) each contributed a double as well.



Class B South

Jackson Liberty 9, Manchester 3

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Manchester (0-1, 0-1)1000011395


Chris Sasso (W, 1-0)55112896
Garrett Drew25221141
Frank Kern (L, 0-1)46441164
Colin Fazio33523170

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Garrett Drew2-3, 3 R, BB
R.J. Vashey2-4, 2B, R
ManchesterGame Stats
Brandon Sogness3-4, 2 SB
Logan Duffy1-4, HR, R, RBI


Pinelands 24, Lakewood 1 (5 Innings)

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Pinelands (1-0)0000124120


Kaden Inman (W, 1-0)3.01003657
Bobby Gordon1.0100005
Derrick Noland (L, 0-1)2.04433243
Jensey Castro3.08206104105

Top Hitters

PinelandsGame Stats
Stephen DeMilio4-5 ,4 R, 2 RBI, 3 SB
Nate Sofield4-4, 2B, 4 R, 2 RBI
Logan Russo3-3, 3 R, 4 RBI
Hunter Theuret2-3, 2 R, 2 2B, 5 RBI
LakewoodGame Stats
Rojay Gayle1-1, HR


Point Boro 3, Donovan Catholic 2

Sophomore Bryson Kirby blasted a two-run home run and pitched 6 2/3 innings to earn the win as the Panthers knocked off the Griffins for an opening-day win. Senior Trey Harpootlian recorded the final out of the game to seal the victory.


Barnegat 4, Lacey 0

Senior Jared Schworn broke a scoreless tie with an RBI triple in the third and junior Bryce Davenport added a two-run double in the fourth to back starter Ryan Kulpa in an opening-day win for the Bengals over the Lions.

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Barnegat (1-0, 1-0)001300X481


Noah Quinn (L, 0-1)46442766
Ryan Preston22000238
Ryan Kulpa (W, 1-0)63002784
P.J. Craig0.1000016
Tyler Carll0.21000218

Top Hitters

LaceyGame Stats
BarnegatGame Stats
Jared Schworn2-2, 3B, BB, RBI
Bryce Davenport1-3, 2B, 2 RBI




Point Beach 28, Wardlaw-Hartridge 0 (5 Innings)



Long Branch at Middletown North – PPD, Saturday, 10 a.m.

No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven at Holmdel -- PPD, Saturday, 11 a.m.


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