Class A North

No. 8 Freehold Twp. 7, Marlboro 6

Cristian Corcione stroked the game-winning RBI single with two out in the bottom of the seventh and the Patriots (2-2, 2-1) rallied from a five-run deficit in the top of the first inning to walk off with a win over the Mustangs (2-2, 1-2). Corcione finished the game 2-for-3 and also scored a run.

Freshman Patrick Burns tied the game with a one-out RBI double in the seventh and it would have been the game-winner had Marlboro's relay from the left field not cut down the potential winning run at the plate. Burns finished 1-for-2 with three runs scored.

Senior Ryan Ford was 3-for-4 with a double, three RBI, a run scored and a stolen base for Freehold Township, while Brandon Smith also added an RBI double in the win. Kevin Goodman led off the seventh inning with a single and finished 1-for-3.

Three Patriots relievers combined for 6.1 innings in support of starter Bryan Reed, who lasted two-thirds of an inning. Vladimir Scriptunas, Zach Gorman and Nick Lodispoto combined to allow on earned run on three hits and three walks over the last six-plus innings.

Gorman struck out six, walked one and allowed a run on one hit in four strong innings to hold down the fort before Lodispoto pitched the final two to earn the win.

Anthony Brienza was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases to lead Marlboro, while Justin Levito and Gurkaran Singh accounted for the other two Mustangs hits in the game.

Joe Lomingino pitched 4 2/3 innings of relief for Marlboro and took the loss.

 

Class A Central

Matawan 11, Red Bank 1

Jay Kalieta went 5-for-5 and Chris Gendi was 2-for-5 with a double to lead an 18-hit attack by the Huskies (1-1, 1-1) that sunk the Bucs (0-2, 0-2).

Kalieta scored a pair of runs, while Gendi scored twice and drove in two. Jackson Hercek went 3-for-5 with two RBI and pitched a scoreless seventh inning to wrap up the win.

Steve Salot also went 2-for-5 with two RBI, Chris Dietrich was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Richie Olsen went 2-for-4 with a run scored, and Ben Porricelli singled and drove in two for Matawan.

Dan Hirujo worked six innings to earn the win, allowing one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out four and throwing 78 pitches.

Colin Chatto went 2-for-3 with a double and scored Red Bank's lone run on an RBI single by Zach Yates.

 

Class B North

No. 4 Wall 1, Middletown South 0

Junior right-hander Grant Shulman fired a three-hit shutout and drove in the game's lone run as the Crimson Knights (4-0, 3-0) blanked the Eagles (2-1, 2-1) to win their fourth straight game to open the season.

Shulman did not issue a walk and struck out eight while navigating through seven innings on just 78 pitches. He gave himself the only run of support he would need when he punched an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the first inning, chasing home junior shortstop Dylan Richey.

Junior Robby Zega went the distance and pitched a three-hitter of his own for Middletown South. He walked three and struck out six on 82 pitches.

 

 

Non-Division

Brick 11, Mater Dei Prep 1 (6 Innings)

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Brick120224x11123

Pitching

Mater DeiIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Dunne (L, 0-1)48542267
Greg Bender1.24652045
BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Brunner 2 000 1 530
Tom Powell (W, 1-0) 4 2 101 140

Top Hitters

Mater DeiStats
Ryan Turner1-2
Sean Turner1-3
BrickStats
Joe Guerra2-3, 2 R, RBI, 2B
Vin Galdieri3-4, 4 R, RBI, 2B, 2 SB
Chris Salsano2-4, 2 R, SB
John Coppola1-2, R, RBI, BB
Anthony Prato1-3, R, RBI, 2B

 

Monmouth 8, Neptune 6

Liam Kile broke a deadlock with a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Falcons denied the Scarlet Fliers their first win of the season.

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Monmouth (3-1, 1-1)201302x893

Pitching

NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Sebastian Jno-Baptiste47552176
Sam Draper (L, 0-2)1.22322328
Greg Millway0.1000001
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ricky Voss4.26541476
Seth Gonzalez (W, 1-0)1.12110234
Alex Alonso11000015

Top Hitters

NeptuneGame Stats
Jett Tinik3-4, SB
Sebastian Jno-Baptiste1-4, 2 RBI
Jack Smith2-4, 2 RBI
John Gannon1-3, RBI
Devin Furges1-4, RBI
MonmouthGame Stats
Anthony Guarino1-4, 3 RBI
Ricky Voss2-2, 2 RBI, 2B, SB
Liam Kile1-4, 2 RBI
Alex Alonso0-2, RBI, BB

 

Howell 8, No. 3 Middletown North 3

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Midd North (0-3)0120000394

Pitching

HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Wynne (W, 1-0)46332277
Ryan Bearse (S, 1)33000235
Midd NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Price (L, 0-1)4.17522477
Daniel Frontera1.27322154
Fallon100000

Top Hitters

HowellStats
Ryan Gonzalez3-5, R, RBI
Dylan Beyer2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Mike Wynne2-4, RBI
Midd NorthStats
Tyler Ras3-3, BB
Garrett French2-3, 2B
Daniel Frontera2-4

 

Jackson Memorial 10, St. Rose 3

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Jackson Mem (4-0)102106X10120

Pitching

St. RoseIPHRERBBSOPC
Riley Maypother34333458
John Crowley (L, 0-1)38740055
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Shawn Kelich25332255
Ryder Tallent (W, 1-0)41003363
Joe Princiotta10000011

Top Hitters

St. RoseStats
Brody Maypother2-4, HR, R, RBI
Sammy Sestito2-4, R, RBI
Jackson MemorialStats
Alex Iadisernia2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Carmine Petosa1-2, 2B, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
Christian Pellone2-3, 2 R, SB
Andrew Sefick2-3
Troy Bathman1-2, HBP, RBI
Tom Pellone1-4, 2 R, SB

 

 

Non-Conference

Woodbridge 11, Henry Hudson 1 (5 Innings)

 

No. 5 Manalapan 4, Bayonne 2

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Manalapan (5-0)0000310452

Pitching

BayonneIPHRERBBSOPC
O’Connor4.122245 79
Lee1.232133 45
ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Rob Gargano (W, 1-0)532032 72
Ryan Crehan (S, 2)210021 31

Top Hitters

BayonneStats
Brown2-3
Moosh1-3
ManalapanStats
Giovanni Ciaccio1-1, 3 BB, R
Rob Gargano1-3, R
Jake Pellecchia1-2, BB, R

 

No. 1 Toms River North 6, Gloucester Catholic 4

Craig Larsen's base-loaded single in the bottom of the sixth chased home three runs and the Mariners (2-2) held on to beat the Rams (3-2) for a big non-conference win. The first two runs scored as a result of Larsen's hit while the third came in on a throwing error.

Toms River North took the lead earlier in the sixth on a tie-breaking squeeze bunt by Nick DeRose.

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TR North (2-2) 002004x650

Pitching

Gloucester Cath.IPHRERBBSOPC
Guldin 43224574
Solometo 1.21432237
Mastrogiovanni 0.1 1 0020 14
TR NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Centeno5.2 62216103
Chris Wood, (W, 1-0) 0.1222009
Jon Giordano (S, 1)11001028

Top Hitters

Gloucester Cath.Stats
Giordano2-4, 2B, R
McNellis2-2, BB, 2 R, 3 SB
TR NorthStats
Craig Larsen1-3, BB, R, 3 RBI
Jared Bellissimo1-2, 2 BB, 2B
Justin Schaff1-3, RBI