Class A North

No. 1 CBA 8, Manalapan 4

Nick Hohenstein went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI as the Colts pulled away for a win over the Braves to cap the A North season for both teams. Hohenstein started the game on the mound and gave up three earned runs on six hits and five walks in 4 1/3 innings in taking the no-decision.

Joe Gargana needed to record only two outs in the bottom of the fifth to earn the win and Evan Menendez saved it with two scoreless frames.

Brandon Martorano also went 3-for-5 with a double and and two RBI and Cid Porter was 1-for-4 with a double and two runs scored.

Dan DeBlasio was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs and Chris Winters finished 2-for-4 with two RBI for Manalapan.


Class A Central

Monmouth 5, Holmdel 1

Mark Abrams went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and the Falcons beat the Hornets. Christian Hoplock also doubled and drove in two for Monmouth.

Chris Raike pitched a six-hit complete game while allowing one run and three walks to go with two strikeouts.

Alex Dibona and Lukas Gudelis each doubled and Alex Galarza was 1-for-3 with an RBI while Chris Ammirati was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run scored for Holmdel. Sal Montocciolo allowed two earned runs on five hits and five walks while striking out eight in six innings for the Hornets.


Class A South

Brick Memorial 8, No. 3 Toms River North 7

Blaine Netterman knocked in the tying and winning runs with a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Mustangs rallied from a 6-2 deficit to beat the Mariners, spoiling Toms River North's chance to capture a share of the division title.

Netterman finished 2-for-4 with his first two varsity hits and Andrew LaRosa was also 2-for-4 with two RBI. Nick Reyes went 2-for-3 with a triple and an RBI, while Brian Markoski and Dylan Nolan each doubled and scored a run, with Nolan also driving one in.

Ray Lutick earned his first varsity win by pitching 1 1/3 innings and Nick Stephan pitched a scoreless seventh for the save.

Joey Rose launched two more home runs for Toms River North to up his season total to a Shore-Conference-leading nine and drove in four runs total in the loss.



No. 6 Toms River South 5, St. John Vianney 0

T.J. Scuderi struck out seven over five two-hit innings and also went 3-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI at the plate to lead the Indians to a win over the Lancers. Junior Ben Montenegro hit his third home run of the season and drove in two for Toms River South, while Matt Shiffer was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI on a bases loaded walk.

Jackson Memorial 3, Freehold Twp. 2

Kyle Johnson created the winning run in the bottom of the sixth by singling, stealing second, taking third on a wild pitch and scoring on an error to help lift the Jaguars to a win over the Patriots.

Tim Beck pitched three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win after Matt DaMore worked the first four. Kyle Lona and Tim Halasnik each hit RBI singles in Jackson's two-run first and Lona finished 2-for-4 with a double.

Matt Gorman was 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored and John Carroll finished 2-for-4 for Freehold Township.

Shore 8, Keyport 4

Dhillon Barbetti, Ryan Jones and Chas Breithoff each drove in two runs and the Blue Devils overcame a 4-0 first-inning deficit to beat the Red Raiders.

Matt Pennell pitched 6 1/3 shutout innings of relief, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out six.

Shane Chandler went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and four stolen bases to lead Keyport. Christian Smith was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI while Steven Chandler finished 2-for-4 in the loss.

Pinelands 7, Mater Dei Prep 5 (8 Innings)

Chris Burke hit a tie-breaking RBI single in the top of the eighth inning and the Wildcats rallied from a 5-2 deficit through five innings to top the Seraphs.

Joey McDonald pitched three innings to earn the win and Noah Dean pitched a scoreless seventh to pick up the save. Brad O'Brien drove in the tying run in the seventh on a fielder's choice and Joey Ventresca added a sacrifice fly in the eighth to cap the scoring.

Joe Ruth went 3-for-5 with two home runs and four RBI to lead Mater Dei.

St. Rose 5, No. 5 Point Boro 4

Joe Volpe hit a game-tying two-run double and one batter later, Brendan Hueth broke the tie with an RBI double to drive in the game-winning run as the Purple Roses scored four runs in the top of the seventh to stun the Panthers.

Brandon Mology also drove in a run with an RBI single in the seventh. The rally started with three consecutive two-out walks before Mology began a run of three consecutive hits. Hueth finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and surrendered three unearned runs on three hits over the first three innings on the mound while walking two and striking out four.

Brian DiPasquale allowed one run in two innings with three strikeouts and Andrew Baier earned the win by pitching a scoreless sixth. Will Gannone struck out the side in the seventh around one hit to earn the save.

Mike Falconetti, Tim Rossi and Frank Graziano combined to pitch five one-hit innings for Point Boro before St. Rose finally broke through for an unearned run against Mark Leyble in the fifth.

Graziano was 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI while Falconetti was 2-for-3 a double and an RBI. Bill Feehan was also 2-for-4 with tw runs scored for Point Boro.

At FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood

Lakewood 7, Long Branch 4

Ramon Mercedes allowed one run over six innings and the Piners held off a seventh-inning rally to beat the Green Wave. Mercedes surrendered five hits and two walks while striking out sive.

Angel Mendez hit an RBI triple to key a three-run first inning for Lakewood and Alex Guzman also tripled and drove in two for the Piners.

Alonzo Rawls was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI for Long Branch.

Toms River East 11, Donovan Catholic 6

Cole Robbins went 2-for-3 with two triples and four RBI to lead the Raiders to a win over the Griffins. Chad Leonard was 3-for-4 with three runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases, while Tyler Idzinski was 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

Jared Pollaro allowed two runs on one hit and four walks while striking out five in fourth innings to earn the win.



Somerville at No. 7 Marlboro, 4 p.m.


At Campbell's Field, Camden

Gloucester Catholic 1, Barnegat 0

Jason Groome pitched a two-hitter with 14 strikeouts and two walks, but an unearned run in the third and a three-hit shutout by Florida State recruit Tyler Mondile gave the Rams the win over the Bengals. Groome was also 1-for-2 with a walk at the plate.