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At Central Regional

Freehold Twp. 5, Central 1

Joe Silvestrone hit his Shore-Conference-leading sixth home run of the season and the Patriots topped the Golden Eagles behind a two-hitter by senior Kyle Fenton on the mound. Fenton struck out five and did not walk a batter in his first start of the season.

Silvestrone finished 2-for-3 and was named the Player of the Game.

Southern 12, Mater Dei Prep 6

Zach Mason struck out 14 to earn Player of the Game recognition and the Rams hammered the Seraphs for their second straight win. Jared Lubanski finished 3-for-4 with two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases, while Mat Maletesta also went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI.

Mike Lee finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI for Southern, while Cole Hardy led Mater Dei at the plate by going2-for-4 with a double and three runs scored.


At Howell

Howell 10, Holmdel 5

Mike Parisi went 2-for-3 with a home run, double and three RBI to earn Player of the Game honors and lead the Rebels to a win over the Hornets.

Justin Steel also homered for Howell and Connor Fey and Connor Boyle each had three hits. Fey doubled twice and drove in three runs, while Boyle was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI. Dan Matrisciano also went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

Donovan O'Malley allowed one earned run on six hits over five innings to earn his first varsity win. Will Van Name went 2-for-2 with two RBI for Holmdel.

Brick Memorial 5, No. 2 Colts Neck 3

Matt Cuppari hit a two-run home run in the first and Ian Ambrose fired five innings without allowing an earned run to earn Player of the Game honors as the Mustangs handed the Cougars their first loss of the season.

Ambrose allowed five hits and three walks while striking out three to earn the win. D.J. Wilson pitched the final two frames to earn the save while allowing one run.

Brian Markoski was 1-for-4 with two runs scored and James Donlon went 1-for-3 with and RBI for Brick Memorial. Jake Voss also added an RBI single in the fifth to make it 5-0.

Tyler Kapuscinski finished 3-for-4 with a double, triple and a run scored for Colts Neck, while Mike Antico was 2-for-4 with a run scored and two stolen bases in the loss.


At Jackson Memorial

Jackson Memorial 8, Jackson Liberty 4

Senior Rich Rountree belted a game-winning grand slam in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Jaguars (4-4) rallied for seven runs in the final frame to walk off with a thrilling win over the crosstown rival Lions (3-4). The game-winning homer was Roundtree's third longball of the season and upped his team-leading RBI total to 13.

Chris Hawryluk hit a two-run double to cut the lead to 4-3 in the seventh and Joe DeMaio beat out an infield single with the bases loaded and two out to push home the tying run. The right-handed-swining Rountree then stepped up a drilled the winning home run to right field to end the game.

Matt Pinto smashed a solo home run in the first inning to give the Lions the early lead and later added an RBI single to make it 2-1. Jackson Memorial senior shortstop Brandon Janofsky's RBI single in the bottom of the first tie the game at 1 before Pinto gave the Lions the lead back in the third. Pinto finished 3-for-3 in the game.

Howard Taylor also drove in two runs for Jackson Liberty, one in the third on an RBI groundout and another on an RBI single in the fifth to make it 4-1.

Manalapan 11, No. 8 Brick 5

Chris Rodriguez and Matt Klepper each went 3-for-4 and Ryan McGrane and Tyler Stafflinger each hit a home run as the Braves rode a 16-hit attack to a win over the Green Dragons. McGrane scored two runs and drove in three, while Stafflinger and Klepper each came around to score twice.

Nick Marotta allowed five runs - three earned - while striking out five to earn the win. John Prato picked up two hits and RBI for Brick and Ron Parliament added a tw-run double in the loss.


At Ocean

Shore 11, Matawan 9

Juniors Devin McLaughlin and Michael O'Halloran combined for six hits and eight RBI and James Kelly threw two innings of relief to pick up the win and nail down a victory for the Blue Devils over the Huskies.

McLaughlin went 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, two runs scored and three RBI, while O'Halloran was 2-for-3 with five RBI. Shore tied the game at 8 with three runs in the sixth and took the lead on an RBI double by Dhillon Barbetti in the top of the seventh.

Matt Esposito went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Matawan, while Adam Elliot hit a three-run home run in the third to give the Huskies a 5-4 lead.

No. 7 Ocean 3, Freehold 2

Senior Anthony Bartolomei hit a tie-breaking, game-winning solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Spartans walked off with a thrilling extra-innings win over the Colonials.

The solo blast off the scoreboard in right field was the second solo shot of the day for the left-handed swinging Bartolomei, who hit a high drive that just cleared the right-field fence in the bottom of the fourth. Those were the first two homers of Bartolomei's varsity career.

Bartolomei also threw seven innings on the mound, allowing two runs on two hits while walking three and striking out seven. Bartolomei struck out the side in the the seventh after walking the leadoff batter in the seventh to finish his day. Blake DeMeter pitched around a leadoff single by Marco Meleo in the eighth to throw a scoreless inning of relief and earn the win.

Ocean tied the game with a two-out rally in the bottom of the sixth. Brian Olesen ripped a two-out double to the gap in left-center field and gave way to pinch-runner Bo Britton. Marc Chernin then delivered a ground-ball single through the right side to score Britton from second.

Freehold jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the top of the fourth on a wild pitch with the bases loaded that allowed courtesy runner Steve Rullo to score from third and on an RBI single by Frank Granato. Nick Belka tried to score from second on the Granato single, but Ocean center fielder Sam Maxwell threw him out at the plate to end the inning. Freehold starter Dante Cuzzolino began the inning with a double off the very top of the left-field fence.

Cuzzolino went the distance in taking the loss, allowing three runs on eight hits while walking none and striking out four.


At St. Rose

St. Rose 9, Manasquan 3

Travis Cloney ripped a two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the second inning and finished 2-for-3 to win the Player of the Game award and lead the Purple Roses to a win over the Warriors. Kyle Missry also went 3-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored for St. Rose.

Joe Volpe went 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI and Nick DelRusso was 1-for-2 with an RBI. Patric Fullman worked 4 1/3 innings for the win and Jason Criscuolo pitched the final 1 2/3 innings to earn the save.

Matt Edwards went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

Donovan Catholic 8, Middletown North 1

Freshman Mike Dimino pitched a complete game while allowing one unearned run on three hits to earn Player of the Game honors and lead the Griffins to a win over the Lions.

Six Donovan Catholic starters had at least two hits and the Griffins began the game with four consecutive hits to spark a four-run first inning. Russ Petranot was 3-for-4, Steve Lazicki, Matt Drake, Mike Marron and Zach Mann all went 2-for-3, and Steve Lazicki and Kyle Malloy were each 2-for-4.

Drake hit two doubles, including a two-run double in the first inning, while Petranto and Lazicki each drove in two runs and Marron knocked in two.


At Raritan

Raritan 6, Lakewood 2

Mike Kelleher pitched a one-hitter with nine strikeouts and the Rockets rallied from a 2-0 deficit in the fifth inning to beat the Piners. Sophomore Ryan Ruziecki gave Raritan a 3-2 lead with a two-out, bases-clearing double in the fifth. Jon Guccione also went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI in the win.

Manchester 12, Rumson-Fair Haven 2 (5 Innings)

Ryan Vanderham, Jon Meaney and Darrius Garcia combined for seven hits and six RBI to help lead the Hawks to a win over the Bulldogs. Meaney went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI, while Garcia also went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Vanderham finished 3-for-4 with an RBI.

Sophomore Matt Migliaccio also went 2-for-3 with an RBI and two runs scored, while Steve Rodriguez tripled and drove in a run in the win.

Dillon Barry earned the win with a complete game, allowing five hits and a walk while fanning two. Max Goione went 2-for-3 with a double and Kenny Ferrare was 1-for-3 with two RBI.


At St. John Vianney

St. John Vianney 7, No. 10 Barnegat 1

Nick DeLuise hit a solo home run and Jeff McPeek went 2-for-3 with two RBI as the Lancers pulled away to beat the Bengals. Chris Cerniglia, Victor Jamandron and Dan Gesior each added a double, with Cerniglia driving in two and Gesior knocking in one.

Brandon DeKovics allowed a run on four hits and a walk while striking out four to earn the win.

Red Bank 9, Monmouth 8 (9 Innings)

Claudio LoBraico executed a suicide squeeze bunt to plate Drew Cook with the wining run in the bottom of the ninth and the Bucs pulled out a walk-off win in extras against the Falcons.

Matt Santos singled home Leo DiGuilio to tie the game in the seventh, capping a four-run inning that erased a 7-3 Monmouth lead. DiGuilio went 2-for-5 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI, while Cook was 4-for-4 with a double, runs scored and an RBI. LoBraico was also 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored to go with the winning RBI.

Josh Jackson, Gharret Reedy and Matt Vincenti each had three hits for Monmouth, with Jackson belting a home run and driving in two. Andrew Slinger also added a three-run home run for the Falcons.


At Toms River South

Middletown South 6, Lacey 1

John Martin tossed five innings of shutout ball, allowing one hit, no walks and striking out six to help lead the Eagles to a win over the Lions. Freddy Yahn went 2-for-2 with a double, and RBI and a run scored, while Austin Markmann was 2-for-3 with a run scored, two RBI and two stolen bases.

Jeff Lewandowski hit a two-run single in the fourth inning to stretch the lead to 4-0 after Yahn opened the scoring with an RBI double in the second.

No. 6 Red Bank Catholic 10, No. 5 Toms River South 3

Sophomore Aaron Ahn went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBI and the Caseys rolled to a win over the Indians at Ken Frank Field. Evan Madigan and Mike Ianelli each went 3-for-4, with Ianelli taking home Player of the Game honors.


At Wall

Wall 3, Old Bridge 1

Matt Yard pitched a complete-game seven-hitter and added an RBI single to help his cause as the Crimson Knights downed the Knights. Yard walked one, struck out three and finished 1-for-3.

Ryan Orender and Nolan Cloney each added an RBI single, while Brendan Barcas was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Dan Wondrack also went 2-for-3 in the win.

Point Boro 12, Long Branch 10

The Panthers scored five runs each in the fifth and sixth innings to take control of a slugfest against the Green Wave. Mike Falconetti went 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI while Josh Gliddon finished 1-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI. Travis Carroll went 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI in the win.


Class B South

Point Boro 11, Lakewood 0

Tim Rossi tossed a five-inning shutout and the Panthers won their third straight by beating the Piners.



ACIT at Southern - Cancelled

Neptune 4, Paterson Eastside 2

Matt Jegou was 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI and the Scarlet Fliers picked up a road win in Paterson. Justin Tucker scattered eight hits over seven innings to earn the complete-game win.

Piscataway Tech 11, Ranney 9

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