Class A North

No. 8 Middletown South 7, No. 3 CBA 5

Junior Chris O'Connor went 2-for-3 with an RBI and sophomore Jack Shea earned his second win in relief this season as the Eagles (4-0, 3-0) edged the Colts (2-2, 1-2) for their fourth straight win to open the season.

Sophomore Matt Pontari (84 pitches) allowed five runs - four earned - on eight hits and one walk while striking out four over the first five innings before passing the ball to Shea in the sixth. The sophomore right-hander walked one and did not allow a hit in two scoreless frames to improve to 2-0 and clinch another win for Middletown South over a top-five team in the SSN Top 10.

Middletown South defeated Red Bank Catholic - also ranked No. 3 at the time - on Saturday, 5-3.

Senior Jack Kinsella was 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI, sophomore Joe Stanizone and junior Michael Barbara each went 1-for-3 with a run scored and junior Jack Sheridan drove in two runs in the win.

Senior Joe Escandon took the loss for CBA, allowing two earned runs on five hits and a pair of walks while striking out four in 5 1/3 innings and 85 pitches.

Senior Tommy DiTullio and junior Pat Reilly each went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for CBA while juniors Mason Wolf and Declan Hoventer each doubled in the loss.

No. 7 Manalapan 5, Freehold Boro 0

Senior left-hander Ben Levine struck out 15 in a three-hit shutout and senior Michael Kuver drove in four of the five Manalapan runs to lift the Braves (5-0, 4-0) over the Colonials (2-2, 2-1) for coach Brian Boyce's 300th career win.

Levine walked just one batter and completed the game on 96 pitches. Kuver, meanwhile, finished 2-for-3 with a double and a triple to lead the offense.

Senior Jake Pellecchia was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, senior Nick DiPietrantonio tripled and scored a run and sophomore Tommy Guidice doubled home a run for Manalapan.

Senior Dominic Nonnenmacher took the loss, allowing five runs on five hits and four walks with five strikeouts over five innings and 87 pitches.

Freehold Twp. 8, Marlboro 3

Senior Cristian Corcione went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI to lead the Patriots (1-3, 1-2) past the Mustangs (1-3, 0-3) for their first win of the season.

Senior Mike Woods was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI and sophomore Pat Burns finished 1-for-2 with a run and an RBI.

Senior Liam Simon worked four innings for the win, allowing three runs on five hits and three walks while striking out five on 88 pitches.

Sophomore Luke Mulhern shut the door with five strikeouts in three scoreless innings in his varsity debut.

Sophomore Mark Capell was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored and senior Vin Ferrigno went 2-for-4 with a run scored.

Junior Ian Li lasted three innings and 60 pitches in taking the loss.

No. 9 Howell at Long Branch - PPD, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m.

 

Class A Central

No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 7, Raritan 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Raritan (2-3, 2-1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 2 2
RBC (3-0, 3-1) 1 2 0 1 0 3 X 7 11 1

Pitching

Raritan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jake Tennant (L, 1-1) 4 7 4 3 1 2 76
Cameron Rafalko 1.2 3 3 2 0 0 26
DiLaurenzio 0.1 1 0 0 0 0 4
Red Bank Catholic IP H R ER BB SO PC
Shane Panzini (W, 2-0) 7 2 1 1 5 10 103

Top Hitters

Raritan Stats
DJ Dekis 1-2
Shawn Ohea 1-1
Raritan Stats
Vin Bianchi 2-4, 2B
Chris Sparber 2-4
Jack Scrivanic 1-2, 2B
Anthony Borriello 1-2, 2 RBI

 

Monmouth 14, Rumson-Fair Haven 0 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Rumson-FH (2-2, 1-2) 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 1 5
Monmouth (2-2, 1-2) 1 6 2 5 X X X 14 12 0

Pitching

Rumson IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Ferrara (L, 0-1) 1 1 1 1 1 0 24
JC Carolan 2 7 8 5 2 2 57
Thomas Elgrim 1 4 5 4 1 0 27
Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Dante Ciaramella (W, 1-1) 4 1 0 0 0 8 52
Nick Bogan 1 0 0 0 0 1 11

Top Hitters

Rumson Stats
Thomas Elgrim 1-2
Monmouth Stats
Brian Yadlon 2-3, 5 RBI, R
Dante Ciaramella 2-2, 2B, 4 RBI
Alex Alonso 1-2, 3B, 3 RBI, R
Drew Faccone 3-3, 2B, RBI, R
Jake Cushing 1-4, 2 RBI
Eli Rife 1-3, 3 R
Kevin Lynch 1-3, 3 R

 

Holmdel 1, Shore 0

Senior Jason Lyons pitched a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts and drove in the only run of the game with an RBI single to carry the Hornets (1-3, 1-2) past the Blue Devils (2-2, 1-2) for their first win of the season.

Lyons did not issue a walk nor did he hit a batter, but two Holmdel errors cost him the perfect game.

Sophomore Louie Curcio doubled in the first inning and came home on an RBI single to right field by Lyons. From there, the senior right-hander took over on the mound by striking out 15 of the 23 batters he faced.

Lyons's performance overshadowed another strong outing by Shore senior Mike Deusch, who struck out five and walked only one in the hard-luck loss. Deusch pitched a one-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts in Shore's opening-day win over Rumson last week.

No. 6 Manasquan 8, St. Rose 0

Seniors Spencer Bauer, Alex Galvan and Alec Wells each had a perfect day at the plate and junior Ryan O'Keefe and senior James Harmstead combined on a two-hit shutout in a Warriors (3-0, 3-0) win over the Purple Roses (0-4, 0-3).

Bauer and Galvan each went 4-for-4 with three RBI, including two triples and two runs scored for Bauer. Wells was 3-for-3 with two runs and an RBI. Senior Mike Anthony also went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

O'Keefe allowed one hit and three walks while striking out four over five scoreless frames and 73 pitches. Harmstead also allowed a hit in two scoreless frames, striking out two, walking none and throwing 30 pitches.

Senior Jeff DeFazio accounted for both St. Rose hits and finished 2-for-3. Senior Evan Peeke took the loss, allowing five runs on 11 hits and no walks while striking out two and tossing 71 pitches.

 

Class A South

No. 1 Jackson Memorial 8, Toms River North 5

Senior Ahmir Cournier launched a three-run home run to open the scoring in the third and the Jaguars (4-0, 3-0) tacked on five in the fifth before holding on to beat the Mariners (2-2, 2-1).

Junior Ryan Lasko highlighted the five-run inning with a two-run triple and senior Alex Iadisernia also added an RBI single on the way to a 2-for-4 day at the plate.

Sophomore Matt Potok spun five strong innings to earn the win. The right-hander took an 8-0 lead into the bottom of the fifth before allowing an unearned run to cross in his final inning of work. Potok threw 70 pitches, allowed four hits and struck out four without walking a batter.

Senior Sean Aguiar went 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, junior Robert Jeans was 2-for-3 with a run scored and senior Mike Colella drove in three to lead Toms River North's offense.

Senior Jon Giordano worked four innings and 88 pitches in taking the loss. He allowed only two hits, but issued four walks and gave up the home run to Cournier in the third.

Toms River South 5, Toms River East 2

Senior Matt Hartshorn drove in four runs, including two on a tie-breaking home run in the top of the fifth inning to propel the Indians (2-2, 1-2) to a hard-fought win over the Raiders (3-1, 2-1).

Hartshorn finished 2-for-4 with an RBI double in the first inning to go with his two-run home run in the fifth that broke a 2-2 tie. He later added a sacrifice fly in the seventh.

Junior Logan Spakowski pitched five scoreless innings of relief, allowing two hits and a walk while striking out five after senior Colin Mackle threw the first two innings.

Junior Jordan Erbe went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI to add to Toms River South's offense.

Sophomore Aidan Meola was 2-for-2 with a solo home run in the third inning that tied the game at 2-2. Junior Matt Santos drove in a run with a double in the first and junior Ryan Cicardo finished 2-for-3.

Senior Brandon Coyle took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts over six innings and 95 pitches.

 

Class B North

Colts Neck 12, Neptune 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Colts Neck (1-2, 1-2) 3 3 1 3 1 1 0 12 15 1
Neptune (2-2, 1-2) 1 0 0 0 4 0 0 5 10 1

Pitching

Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Walter Jordan (W, 1-0) 4.2 9 4 4 2 3 87
Brooks Condon 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 10
Chase Masterson 2 1 0 0 2 2 38
Neptune IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ron Cole (L, 1-1) 2 5 6 6 2 2 57
Arden Underwood 1.2 6 4 4 1 0 43
Andre Harris 2 3 2 1 2 3 42
Jett Tinik 1.1 1 0 0 1 0 22

Top Hitters

Colts Neck Stats
Rob Mannino 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dan Cowles 2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
George Zemlanicky 1-3, 2 RBI
Reece Horneck 3-5, 2 R, RBI
Nick Torres 2-5, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Logan Boag 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Neptune Stats
John Gannon 2-4, R, 2 RBI
Sebastian Jno-Baptiste 2-3, 2 R
Rocco Richard 1-4, 2B, RBI
Kyle Bailey 2-4, 2B
Ron Cole 1-3, R, RBI

 

Middletown North 9, Matawan 7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Matawan (2-2, 1-2) 0 1 4 0 2 0 0 7 9 1
Midd North (2-2, 2-1) 5 1 3 0 0 0 X 9 7 3

Pitching

Matawan IP H R ER BB SO PC
John Beukers (L, 0-1) 0.1 1 5 5 4 1 25
RJ Clifton 1.2 1 1 0 2 2 34
Chris Gendi 3 4 3 3 2 2 51
Jackson Hercek 1 1 0 0 0 1 16
Middletown North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Rozinski (W, 1-1) 5 8 7 3 0 5 88
Sean Gardiner (SV, 1) 2 1 0 0 0 3 25

Top Hitters

Matawan Stats
Jay Kalieta 3-4, 2B
Griffin Falco 2-4, 2 R
Chris Gendi 2-3, BB, 3 R
Midd North Stats
Colin Dowlen 2-3, R, 2 RBI
Ryan Rozinski 1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Shane Doyle 1-2, R, 2 RBI
Sean Gardiner 1-2, R
Richie Wall 1-2, R, RBI

 

No. 10 Ocean 7, St. John Vianney 1

Junior Kevin Schoenberger went the distance and struck out seven to pitch the Spartans (4-0, 3-0) past the Lancers (0-4, 0-3) for their fourth straight win to open the season.

Schoenberger allowed on earned run on five hits and two walks while throwing 101 pitches.

Junior Brian Yatcilla was 2-for-3 with two runs scored while sophomore Kevin Novobilsky was 1-for-3 with three RBI for Ocean. Senior Max Winters, senior Ryan Toomey and junior Kevin D'Auria each went 2-for-4, with D'Auria scoring two runs, Winters driving in one and Toomey doubling and scoring a run.

Junior Cole Kelly also went 1-for-4 with two RBI and senior Scuba Hagerman was 1-for-3 with an RBI.

Senior Robert Skinner went 3-for-4 with a run scored to lead St. John Vianney at the plate. Sophomore Robert Smith took the loss on the mound while senior Matt Dellea made his third appearance on the mound in four games and struck out six in 2 2/3 innings of relief.

No. 2 Wall 1, Red Bank 0

Senior Trey Dombroski pitched an eight-inning, two-hit shutout with 16 strikeouts and no walks as the Crimson Knights (4-0, 3-0) turned away the Bucs (1-3, 1-2) in a tense pitchers' duel.

Dombroski bested senior counterpart Jack Povey, who limited Wall to four hits and two walks while striking out five over 6 1/3 innings and 92 pitches. Dombroski, meanwhile, needed only 98 pitches to complete his eight innings.

Wall broke through in the top of the eighth against junior reliever Jack McCabe, with senior Tanner Powers breaking the scoreless tie with an RBI double. Senior Grant Shulman led off the inning with a single and scored the winning run to cap a 2-for-4 day at the plate.

 

Class B Central

Point Beach 3, Keyport 2

Sophomore David Terra-Nova gave Point Beach the lead with a two-run double in the fourth and freshman Hunter Roselli followed with an RBI single later in the inning to give winning pitcher Jeff Wall all the support he needed in a Garnet Gulls (3-1, 3-0) win over the Red Raiders (0-3, 0-3).

Terra-Nova and Roselli each finished 2-for-3, with Terra-Nova adding another double on top of his RBI two-bagger.

Wall allowed one earned runs over six innings of work and 83 pitches. The sophomore surrendered six hits and one walk while striking out three.

Junior Lucas Dant swallowed the hard-luck loss for Keyport, going the full seven innings on 104 pitches. He struck out nine while allowing only two walks and scattering six hits.

Freshman Anthony Longo was 2-for-3 with a double two runs scored and classmate Jack DiPaolo drove in Keyport's first run with an RBI double to give the Red Raiders a 1-0 lead in the third.

 

Class B South

No. 5 Jackson Liberty 9, Manchester 1

Seniors David Melfi and Charlie Rudderow each went 2-for-3 with multiple RBI to back senior starter Nick DeCarlo as the Lions (3-1, 3-0) handled the Hawks (3-2, 2-1) for a key B South win.

Melfi doubled twice and drove in three runs while Rudderow also cracked a double and drove in two. Sophomore Dan Keenan also went 1-for-3 with two RBI.

DeCarlo allowed one run on two hits and four walks over six innings while striking out five and throwing 95 pitches. Junior Tim Duffy closed out the game with a scoreless seventh.

Sophomore Jacob Tafrow went 1-for-3 with the lone Manchester RBI and losing pitcher James Johns (4 1/3 innings, six runs, 66 pitches) was 1-for-3 with the lone run scored.

 

Non-Division

Lacey 6, Brick 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Lacey (1-3, 0-2) 0 1 0 2 2 0 1 6 8 0
Home (0-3, 0-2) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 3 4

Pitching

Lacey IP H R ER BB SO PC
Colin Trembly 4.1 2 2 1 5 8 100
Sam Sramaty 2.1 1 0 0 0 4 27
Brick IP H R ER BB SO PC
Rob Page 4.1 7 5 3 3 3 68
Mike Salvato 1.2 0 0 0 1 1 26
Joe Carchio 1 4 1 1 0 1 18

Top Hitters

Lacey Stats
Garrett Reilly 2-4, 2B, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI
Donnie Kirk 2-3, 3 RBI
Brandon DeAngelo 1-3, 2B, 2 R
Brick Stats
Jimmy Leblo 1-3, RBI
Anthony Prato 1-3, R

 

Point Boro 4, Central 0

Nick Guzzi pitched a two-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and no walks and went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI at the plate to lead the Panthers (3-1) to a win over the Golden Eagles (0-4).

Senior Sam Collins was 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI and senior Paul Franceschini was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Point Boro.

Senior Fischer Senatore allowed one unearned run one three hits over six innings and 111 pitches. Senatore struck out six and walked two.

 

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