Class A North

No. 2 CBA 4, No. 10 Colts Neck 3

Senior John Dudek hit a tie-breaking, two-out RBI single to right in the top of the fifth inning and senior right-hander Nick Hohenstein pitched three scoreless innings to nail down a Colts win over the Cougars.

Hohenstein also split the left-center gap in the top of the third inning for a two-run double and scored the tying run on a sacrifice fly by Andrea Dalatri.

Joe Kohm punched a two-run double to right-center in the bottom of the first to open the scoring and scored on an RBI single by Colts Neck starter Hunter Boag.

Colts Neck put the potential tying run on base in the bottom of the seventh, but catcher Tom Rodgers threw out Nick Straub on an attempted steal of second base to end the game. Rodgers entered the game as a pinch-hitter for starter Mason Wolf and remained behind the plate for the final inning.

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CBA (2-0, 1-0)0030100460
Colts Neck (1-2, 0-2)3000000362

Pitching

CBAIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Escandon (W, 1-0)45331352
Nick Hohenstein (S, 1)31001445
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Hunter Boag43313574
Adrian Jimenez (L, 0-1)33111159

Top Hitters

CBAStats
Nick Hohenstein1-2, 2B, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
John Dudek1-4, RBI
Andrea Dalatri1-3, RBI
Tommy DiTullio1-4, 2 R
Anthony Celestre1-2, BB, SB
Colts NeckStats
Joe Kohm1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Anthony Galason2-3, 2B, R
Hunter Boag1-3, RBI
Rob Mannino2-3, R

 

No. 8 Freehold Twp. 3, Neptune 0

Senior right-hander Ryan Ford fired a 3-hit shutout with 11 strikeouts and the Patriots blanked the Scarlet Fliers for their first win of the season. Ford took a perfect game into the sixth inning, when Matt Bonderant singled with two out to break up the bid. He wrapped up his complete-game win on 88 pitches.

Ford also went 1-for-3 with a double, a stolen base and a run scored at the plate, while Kevin Goodman was 2-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base as well. Luke Milchman knocked in a run with an RBI single for Freehold Township.

University Kentucky commit and junior right-hander Ron Cole gave up three unearned runs over 4 1/3 innings for Neptune. He surrendered four hits and a walk while striking out three on 61 pitches.

 

No. 9 Freehold Boro 4, Marlboro 3

Senior catcher Phil Marcantonio crushed a go-ahead two-run home run to dead centerfield in the top of the seventh inning and senior Matt Granato worked out of a jam in the bottom of the inning to deliver the Colonials (1-0, 1-0) a win over the Mustangs (2-1, 1-1) in their season-opener.

After the first two batters of the bottom of the seventh reached on an error and a catcher's interference, Granato recorded consecutive strikeouts and ended it by inducing a pop-up on the infield.

Nick Aiello and Mark Costanzo each drove in a run to stake the Colonials to a 2-0 lead before Marlboro answered with three runs in the bottom of the fifth. Junior second baseman Anthony Brienza started Marlboro's rally with a booming double to right field.

 

Class A Central

Raritan 8, Red Bank 6

Dan Fiore went 2-for-2 with a triple to led off a five-run sixth inning and the Rockets (3-0, 2-0) rallied to beat the Bucs (0-1, 0-1).

Jake Tennant pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn the win, allowing six hits and three walks while striking out three.

Ryan Kasmer was 1-for-4 with two RBI and freshman Chris Gonzalez finished 1-for-3 with two RBI for Raritan.

Junior right-hander Jack Povey allowed three unearned runs on just one hits and three walks over five innings and struck out seven. Povey departed after five with 98 pitches.

C.J. Paolino went 2-for-4 with four RBI and Aidan Kelly was 2-for-2 with three walks and two runs scored to lead the Red Bank offense. Povey also contributed at the plate by going 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Rumson-Fair Haven 4, St. John Vianney 2

Senior right-hander Alex Burnett pitched a six-hit complete game and junior Sean Mikolajczak homered and drove in three runs to lead the Bulldogs (1-1, 1-1) over the Lancers (1-1, 1-1).

Burnett allowed two earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out seven on 105 pitches. Mikolajczak belted a two-run homer to open the scoring in the first inning and added an RBI single in the top of the seventh for insurance.

Spencer Margulis was 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI, while John Kaminski and Luciano Fabrizzi each went 2-for-3 for St. John Vianney.

Sophomore Ryan Chin (54 pitches) allowed two runs on three hits in two innings to suffer the loss. Peter Loumakos (43 pitches) struck out four over three innings while allowing a run and Logan Marter (38 pitches) also allowed a run in two innings of work while striking out three.

 

Matawan at Holmdel - PPD, TBA

 

 

Class A South

Toms River East 8, Brick 2

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TR East (2-0, 2-0)5101100 891
Brick (0-2, 0-2)0200000272

Pitching

TR EastIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Coyle2.24222142
Justin Donnamaria (W, 1-0)4.13001361
BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
Kyle Sullivan (L, 0-1) 0.1 354 2 0 33
Gonzalez 3.2 3 222 364
Jimmy Leblo 1 1113330
Page1 1000214
Salvato 1 1000116

Top Hitters

TR EastStats
Danny Clemente2-3, HR
Matt Santos2-4, 2 RBI
Aidan Meola2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
PlayerStats
Joe Guerra2-4
Mike McGuigan2-4, RBI
Cole Groschel0-1, RBI
Jimmy Leblo1-3, R

 

Central 8, Southern 7

Senior Colin Stacy went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI to lead the Golden Eagles (3-0, 2-0) to their third straight win to open the season, this time over the defending South Jersey Group IV champion Rams (0-3, 0-2).

A.J. Smith picked up his second win, allowing three earned runs on 10 hits and two walks with one strikeout over six innings. Rich Galati fired a scoreless seventh and struck out two to earn the save.

Galati also finished 3-for-5 with a run scored at the plate and Shane Black was 2-for-5 with two RBI. Smith and Vance Pelino also went 2-for-4 apiece, with Pelino adding a double for Central.

Aiden Hoszzu went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI while Austin Pharo was also 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI to lead Southern. Marcos Matias and Joe Colonna also went 2-for-4 each, with Matias picking up a double as well.

Andrew Luongo dropped to 0-2 on the mound, allowing three earned runs on nine hits and two walks while punching out a pair.

 

Jackson Memorial 3, Toms River South 1

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TR South (0-3, 0-2)000100014
Jackson Mem (3-0, 2-0) 1002000391

Pitching

TR SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Gabe Driscoll (L, 0-1) 473322 69
Colin Mackle2 20012 26
Jackson Mem.IPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Sefick (W, 2-0)63100374
Mike Dimino (S, 2)1000005

Top Hitters

TR SouthStats
Jordan Erbe 2-3, RBI
Jackson Mem.Stats
Tom Pellone 2-4, 2B
Alex Iadisernia 2-4, 2B
Jake Wendell2-R HR

 

 

Class B North

Middletown South 16, Ocean 11

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Midd South (2-0, 2-0) 2 24500316162
Ocean (1-3, 0-2) 0 033 0 0 5 11 83

Pitching

Midd SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Sprake (W, 2-0) 4 5 6 6 4 7 80
Ryan Truscio 2.2 3 5 5 4 3 53
Chris Lotito 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 5
OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Max Winters (L, 1-1) 2 5 4 2 1 5 48
Scuba Hagerman 1 4 4 4 2243
Jack Mostow 0.2 3 5 4 3 1 38
Isaac Greenspan0.1 0 0 0 0 1 4
Nick Callano 2.2 4 3 3 1 1 45
Michael Cascaes0.11000112

Top Hitters

Midd SouthStats
Trevor Brey 4-5, 3 2B, 4 RBI, 4 R
Chris O'Connor 3-4, BB, 2B, 2 SB, 2 R
Dylon Walling 3-4, 2 2B, 3 R, BB,  SB
OceanStats
 Nick Callano 2-2, 2 2B, R, RBI
 Cole Kelly 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI, R, BB
 Ryan Toomey 1-2, 3 HBP, 2B, 3 RBI

 

Long Branch 2, Manasquan 1

R.J. Hurd's sixth-inning ground ball to shortstop scored Evan Yerman with the go-ahead run and senior Jawan Wilkins pitched a one-two-three seventh inning to earn himself a win in relief and seal a Green Wave victory of the defending Group II champion Warriors.

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Manasquan (2-1, 1-1)0000100153
Long Branch (2-1, 1-1)0010010251

Pitching

ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
McEneny (L, 1-1)5.15213790
Joey Attardo0.2000008
Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Mincieli4.22002674
Jawan Wilkins (W, 1-0)2.13111149

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Will Hopkinson2-4
Ricky FlynnRun
Ethan Thompson1-3, RBI
Long BranchGame Stats
Matt Mincieli3-3
T.J. Brewer0-3, RBI
R.J. Hurd0-2, R

 

Monmouth 6, No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 2

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Monmouth (2-1, 1-1)1032000672
RBC (2-1, 2-1)0001100233

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSO
Dante Ciaramella (W, 1-0)732114
RBCIPHRERBBSO
Blaise Panzini (L, 0-1)3.166535
Vincent Bianchi3.210014

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Justin Scotto3-3, 2B, 3B, 3 R
Alex Alonso1-3, 3B

 

No. 4 Wall 9, No. 3 Middletown North 4

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Wall (3-0, 2-0) 0 0 12 6 00914 2
Midd North (0-2, 0-2)010 0021 4 6 0

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Napolitano (W, 1-0) 5.1 431 3 7 89
Jason Horowitz 1.22 1 1 0 1 24
Midd NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Garrett French 4.2 11 9 9 1 4
Dan Frontera 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 8
Sean Gardiner 2 3 0 0 0 2 32

Top Hitters

WallStats
Tanner Powers3-4, 3 RBI
John Volpe2-4
Dylan Richey2-4, RBI
Anthony Velasquez1-3, HR, 2 RBI
Midd NorthStats
Tyler Ras2-2, 2 BB

 

 

Class B Central

Keansburg at Mater Dei Prep - PPD, TBA

Ranney 7, Keyport 5

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Keyport (0-2, 0-2) 0100013581
Ranney (2-1, 2-0)0120220791

Pitching

KeyportIPHRERBBSOPC
Lucas Dant (L, 0-1)4.27532368
E. Hospital1.13222028
RanneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Ethan Gavin (W, 1-1)67220586
Ben Kraushaar0.133 23036
Ryan Kraushaar0.2000003

Top Hitters

KeyportStats
Zack Whitehead2-3, R, BB
Tyler Ely1-2, R
RanneyStats
Ethan Gavin2-4, R, 2 RBI
Charles Chropuvka1-3, 2 RBI
Ben Kraushaar2-3, RBI
Ryan Kruashaar1-2, 2 R, BB

 

 

Class B South

No. 6 Jackson Liberty 10, Barnegat 4

Junior Connor Keenan homered and drove in four runs and junior Scott Wierciszewski followed up an eight-RBI game Thursday by driving in three more on Friday as the Lions (2-0, 2-0) cruised to past the Bengals (0-3, 0-2).

Keenan finished 2-for-3 with a run scored and Wierciszewski was 2-for-4 with a runs scored. Junior Charlie Rudderow was also 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI for Jackson Liberty.

Junior Kevin Ritz earned the win with 4 1/3 innings of work, during which the right-hander surrendered four runs - two earned - on four hits and five walks while striking out six in 94 pitches. Junior Nick DeCarlo struck out four over 2 2/3 scoreless, one-hit innings of relief.

Junior Tyler Suydam allowed three earned runs on seven hits in four innings in taking the loss for Barnegat. Freshman Nick Danbrowney was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the loss.

 

Manchester 7, Pinelands 5

Junior Jack Felipe went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI and the Hawks (2-1, 2-1) took down the Wildcats (1-2, 1-1). Mike Conger and Jimmy Johns each went 3-for-5 with a stolen base, with Conger adding a triple, two runs and an RBI and Johns scoring three runs.

Ryan Anderson worked 1 1/3 innings of relief to earn the win.

 

 

Non-Conference

Lakewood at Academy for Urban Leadership Center, 3:45 p.m.

 

 

At Fort Pierce, Fla.

Brick Memorial 5, Batavia (N.Y.) 4

Sean Beck plated Blaine Netterman with the game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Mustangs (3-1) won their Florida finale.

Netterman drew a pair of walks and scored a pair of runs, Nick Gillen was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI, and Mike Sullivan finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Tristan Savoia allowed three earned runs on five hits over six innings and 84 pitchers before giving way to Graham Harrigan, who picked up the win by tossing a perfect seventh with one strikeout.