Class A North

Freehold Twp. 8, Marlboro 5

Senior Mike Pirrotta took a perfect game into the fifth inning and pitched five innings of one-hit ball as the Patriots (5-5, 4-3) held off the Mustangs (5-7, 2-5) for an A North win. Pirrotta struck out four, walked on and allowed one single before departing with 71 pitches and an 8-0 lead. He also knocked in a run with an RBI single.

Senior Zack Pericone was 1-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored and also recorded the final out of the game on the mound. Senior Andrew Beam belted a two-run home run, Cristian Corcione was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored and Brandon Smith was 2-for-4 with a run scored for Freehold Township.

Jared Wright hit an RBI triple, Will Trochiano added an RBI double and Justin Kapuscinski checked in with a two-run single for Marlboro.

Ian Li threw 66 pitches and took the loss for Marlboro.

 

Class A South

Brick 1, Toms River East 0

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Brick (7-2, 4-1)0000001151
TR East (1-8, 1-6)0000000041

 

Pitching

BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Soldo (W, 2-1)62001781
Johnny Zurawski (S)12002122
TR EastIPHRERBBSOPC
Danny Clemente (L, 0-2)6.151038102
Darren Scholl0.20000110

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
Mike Soldo2-3, run

Mike Soldo went 2-for-3, pitched six strong innings and scored the winning run in the top of the seventh inning to help the Green Dragons beat the Raiders in a pitcher's duel. Soldo allowed two hits and a walk in six scoreless innings and struck out seven before John Zurawski came on for the seventh and closed the game despite loading the bases.

Danny Clemente allowed one unearned run on five hits and three walks while striking out eight in the hard-luck loss.

 

 

No. 4 Toms River North 11, Central 0 (5 Innings)

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TR North (6-2, 5-2) 600141160
Central (3-5, 3-4)00000040

 

Pitching

TR NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Brendan Mullins (W, 2-1)54002364
CentralIPHRERBBSOPC
Tyler Aires (L, 1-2)1.03665152
Jack Whelan3.23556165
Connor Keehn0.1000118

 

Top Hitters

TR NorthGame Stats
Mike Nyisztor2-3, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Alex Klalo2-3, R
Austin Feigin0-1, 3 BB, 2 R, SB
CentralGame Stats
Shane Black1-1, BB, SB
Vance Pelino1-2

 

 

Jackson Memorial 2, No. 1 Toms River South 1

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TR South (7-1, 6-1)0000100141
Jackson (5-4, 4-2)100010x271

 

Pitching

TR SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
T.J. Scuderi (L, 3-1)57212782
Matt Shiffer10000210
JacksonIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt D’Amore (W, 2-0)64111692
Mike Dimino10001118

 

Top Hitters

TR SouthGame Stats
Tom Campo2B, run
Connor Leatherman1B, RBI
JacksonGame Stats
Kyle Thaiss1-2, run
Ryan Boyle1-3, RBI
Connor Takacs1-2, 2B

Senior Ryan Boyle broke a 1-1 tie with a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Jaguars held off a seventh-inning threat to hand the Indians their first loss of the season.

Starter Matt D'Amore pitched into the seventh inning before turning the game over the Mike Dimino, who nailed down the save and recorded the final out with the potential tying run on third base.

Toms River South tied the game in the top of the fifth inning with Tom Campo doubled and scored on an RBI single by Connor Leatherman. Jackson Memorial struck first when Kyle Thaiss singled and scored from second base on a wild pitch in the second inning.

 

 

Class B North

Middletown South 9, Long Branch 1

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Midd. South (6-5, 3-5)0040410982
Long Branch (3-9, 0-8)0100000151

 

Pitching

Midd. SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
John Martin (W, 1-1)42111760
Jack Roesch200022
Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
James Horniacek (L, 1-4)33441469
Ryan Lorme22001430
Evan Yerman22442242

 

Top Hitters

Midd. SouthGame Stats
John Martin2-3, 3B, 2 runs
Scott Benigno1-3, 3B, 2 run
Joe Sprake3 RBI
Aurellio Licata2 RBI

 

Long BranchGame Stats
Matt Mincieli1-3
Pasa Fields2-3
Ryan Lorme1-3

 

 

No. 8 Middletown North 2, Ocean 1

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Ocean (4-7, 2-6)0000100151
Midd. North (7-4, 5-3)001100x281

 

Pitching

OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Mark Butler (L, 0-2)68210460
Midd. NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Price (W, 2-0)75110183

 

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Max Winters1-4, RBI
Midd. NorthGame Stats
Mike Mercier2-2, RBI
Jason Timmons2-2, RBI

 

 

Class B Central

Keansburg 6, Mater Dei Prep 5

Sophomore Liam Meyer blasted a game-winning solo home run in the bottom of the seventh to pay back the Seraphs (4-5, 4-3) for doing the same to the Titans (4-6, 4-4) earlier in the season. Ryan Turner hit a walkoff home run in nearly an identical scenario on April 13 to give Mater Dei a 6-5 win over Keansburg.

 

No. 5 St. Rose 12, Point Beach 2 (5 Innings)

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Pt. Beach (5-4, 5-2)00101xx253
St. Rose (9-0, 7-0)3108xxx12132

 

Pitching

Pt. BeachIPHRERBBSOPC
John Nista (L, 1-1)3.11110103076
Jude Lovegren0.22210012
St. RoseIPHRERBBSOPC
Brian DiPasquale (W, 3-0)55213993

 

Top Hitters

Pt. BeachGame Stats
Aiden Conway2-2, 2B
Phil Antoniotti2-3, R, SB
St. RoseGame Stats
Will Gannon2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Brendan Hueth3-4, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Riley Maypother2-3, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Sam Sestito1-3, R, 2 RBI
Brandon Mology1-2, BB, R, 2 RBI
Tom Blaes2-3, 2 R, SB
Brody Maypother1-3, R, RBI
John Crowley1-2, 2B, BB, R

 

Keyport 10, Ranney 0 (5 Innings)

Colin Fernandez and Justin Young combined on a five-inning no-hitter and the Red Raiders (2-7, 2-4) rolled to a win over the Panthers (0-7, 0-6). Fernandez struck out four and walked two over three inning and Young followed up with a strikeout and a walk in the final two innings.

Jackson Aumack was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the offense and Zack Whitehead also went 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI in the win.

 

Henry Hudson 6, Asbury Park 5

Senior Brendan Carlstrom threw five strong innings and helped his cause with a double, RBI and two runs scored as the Admirals (5-4, 4-3) edged the Blue Bishops (0-4, 0-4). Carlstrom allowed one earned run on three hits with no walks and seven strikeouts over five innings. He threw 70 pitches and finished 1-for-2 at the plate.

Tim Farrell also went 1-for-3 with two runs scored for Henry Hudson.

Devin Nash-McGee finished 3-for-3 with a triple and three runs scored for Asbury Park. Luis Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with an RBI and Christian Bragg finished 1-for-4 with three RBI for the Bishops.

Alex Peavy did not allow a hit in his four innings of work, but gave up three earned runs on four walks while striking out five and throwing 81 pitches.

 

 

Class B South

Manchester 3, Donovan Catholic 1

Freshman James Johns pitched a two-hitter and sophomore Jack Felipe led the offense as the Hawks (6-4, 6-2) rode their underclassmen to a win over the Griffins (4-6, 3-5). Felipe finished 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and junior Patrick Carney also went 1-for-2 with an RBI in Manchester's four-run third inning.

Johns allowed one earned run on two hits and four walks while striking out three on 84 pitches to pick up the win.

Donovan Catholic's lone run came on a solo homer by Bart Goble, who finished 2-for-3. Sophomore James Poplawski took the loss on the mound, allowing three earned run on five hits and two walks over six innings. Poplawski struck out two and threw 76 pitches.

 

Barnegat 3, Jackson Liberty 2

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Barnegat (3-7, 3-5)0010110362
Jackson Lib. (5-5, 4-4)0000101271

 

Pitching

BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Justin Deifenbach (W, 1-1)77210792
Jackson Lib.IPHRERBBSOPC
Nick DeCarlo (L, 1-2)4.25223380
Andrew Ludovico2.11110227

 

Top Hitters

BarnegatGame Stats
Ryan BushRBI
Christian Padilla2-4, RBI
Tyler LorencBB, R, RBI FC
Jackson Lib.Game Stats
Kyle Tavaska2-4, 2 RBI, 2B
Shane Hickey2-3, 2 R

 

 

Pinelands 15, Lakewood 2 (5 Innings)

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Lakewood (2-7, 1-7)00201Xx358
Pinelands (6-4, 6-2)20940xx13112

 

Pitching

PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Peter Hammond (W, 1-2)44221773
Sean O’Rourke11111016
LakewoodIPHRERBBSOPC
Julian Zingler (L)2.251176276
Kevin Lopez2.14331046

 

Top Hitters

PinelandsGame Stats
Chris Burke2-3, 2 BB, 4 runs
Tommy Allen2-4, 2 runs, 2 RBI
LakewoodGame Stats
Justin Vega2-3, 2 RBI

 

 

Lacey 1, Point Boro 0

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Pt. Boro (4-7, 2-6)0000000020
Lacey (10-1, 6-1)0000001150

 

Pitching

Pt. BoroIPHRERBBSO
Paul (L, 1-3)6.2511110
LaceyIPHRERBBSO
Tom Coraggio (W, 2-1)720006

 

Top Hitters

Pt. BoroGame Stats
Justin Refi2-2
LaceyGame Stats
Don Zellman2-3
Jorden Jurkiewicz1-3, 3B
Miles Feaster1-2, BB
Justin Thompson1-3, RBI

Justin Thompson came through with a two-out single to chase home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Lions beat the Panthers to win their seventh straight. The walk-off hit made a winner out of Tom Coraggio, who twirled a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts and no walks.

 

 

Non-Division

Howell 11, No. 6 Manasquan 1 (5 Innings)

Junior Nick Ruszczyk went 2-for-4 with a home run and five RBI and the Rebels (4-7) pounded the Warriors (7-4). Grant Hackett and Ryan Bearse also went 2-for-3 each, with Hackett also doubling and driving in three and Bearse knocking in one.

Nick Lorenzo was 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and J.P. Traynor finished 1-for-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI as well.

Mike Wynne picked up the win by allowing one run on one hit over five innings while walking four and striking out six. Wynne tossed 86 pitches.

Ethan Thompson had Manasquan's only hit in the game - a single that knocked in the only Warriors run in the fourth.

 

No. 3 Monmouth 13, Holmdel 0 (5 Innings)

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Monmouth (9-2)1360313120
Holmdel (4-6)00000001

 

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Paul Birzin (W, 1-0)50000850
HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
Tom Tesoriero (L)2.26878488
Michael Stoneham2.16442265

 

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Ricky Voss2-3, 2B
Justin Scotto2-3, BB

Senior Paul Birzin pitched a five-inning perfect game and the Falcons slammed the Hornets. Birzin struck out eight of the 15 batters he retired in order to pick up his first win of the season.

 

Sunday, April 23

Autisim Awareness Challenge

At North Brunswick Community Park

No. 7 CBA 4, Westfield 3

Sophomore Spencer Bauer hit a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth and junior Perry Quartuccio capped the inning with a go-ahead RBI single to give the Colts (8-3) a come-from-behind win over the Blue Devils (4-8).

Junior Matt Barnes earned the win in relief of junior starter Andrea Dalatri (4 2/3 innings, 69 pitches), pitching 1 1/3 innings and allowing one unearned run. Junior Jake Lawrie pitched a one-two-three seventh inning to earn the save.

Dalatri, junior Jack Harnisch and junior Matt Fitzsimmons all doubled for CBA.