Strike Out Autism Challenge

At Central Regional

Central 4, Southern 2

Southern (1-1, 1-1)0010100262
Central (2-1, 2-1)100021x472



Nick Simone (L, 0-1)54334390
Colin Flood11111012
Jared Morris3.14112270
A.J. Smith (W, 1-0)3.22111159

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Marcos Matias2-4, 2 2B, RBI
Nolan Watson2-4, run
CentralGame Stats
Mike Bickford3-3, 2B, RBI, R, HBP
Tyler Aires2-2, 2B, 2 RBI, BB
Colin Stacy0-2, BB, RBI


Freehold Twp. 5, New Egypt 2

Junior Bryan Reed pitched a two-hitter and struck out nine as the Patriots (1-2) beat the Warriors (1-1) for their first win of the season. Reed walked two and threw 85 pitches.

Junior Nick Lodispoto went 2-for-2 with a run scored, an RBI and a stolen base to pace the offense.


At Toms River South

Williamstown 12, Toms River East 7

Williamstown (2-1)10400431272
TR East (0-2)01321007126



Max Keegan23111446
Anthony Citrino13321225
Jason O’Niell25330133
Dom Cancelliare21000226
Brad Brush2.23521370
Darren Scholl31444365
Jared Mizrachi0.11321015
Danny Clemente12000117


Top Hitters

WilliamstownGame Stats
Tommy Gibson4-5, 2 HR, 6 RBI
TR EastGame Stats
Jay Longo4-4, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R
Alex Waldron2-3, RBI
Brad Brush1-2, 2 RBI, 2 BB


No. 1 Toms River North 13, No. 7 Middletown North 1

TR North (2-0)140041313112
Midd. North (1-3)0010000164



Brendan Mullins (W, 1-0)53111583
John Giordano23000124


Tyler Ras (L, 0-1)4.25742896
Jason Timmons2.16641155


Top Hitters

TR NorthGame Stats
Austin Feigin2-4, 2B, HR, 3 R, 5 RBI
Craig Larsen2-5, 2B, 3 RBI
Mike Nyisztor2-4, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Alex Klalo2-3, 3 R
Midd. NorthGame Stats
Nick Donato1-2, 3B, R
Brendon Doherty1-3, RBI
Tyler Ras2-3


No. 3 Toms River South 15, Barnegat 4 (5 Innings)

Barnegat (0-3)00031474
TR South (2-0)03102x15112



Ryan Bush (L, 0-2)1.12332036
Lucas Torres14762048
Dexter Dambroski1.25542144
TJ Scuderi (W, 1-0)3.26311666
Tom Spiwak1.11101135

Senior second baseman Matt Shiffer went 3-for-4 with six RBI and junior right-hander T.J. Scuderi struck out six batters in 3 2/3 innings to earn the win as the Indians defeated the Bengals in the night-cap of an Autism Awareness triple-header at Toms River High School South.

After Shiffer highlighted a three-run first inning with a two-run single, the Indians exploded for 10 runs in the third inning, during which they sent 15 batters to the plate. Shiffer kept up his hitting by twice stroking two-run singles.

Senior Justin Fall added a three-run triple off the center field wall for the Indians. Senior Jared Kwicinski was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored and senior Dylan Danelson was 2-for-3 with a RBI double and a RBI single.


At Wall

Wall 12, Pinelands 1 (5 Innings)

Senior Kevin Lenneper doubled and drove in three runs and sophomore Joe Shimko finished 2-for-3 with two RBI as the Crimson Knights (2-1) handled the Wildcats (2-1) in five innings.

Senior Shane Richey was 1-for-3 with three runs scored and junior Andy Lenneper also doubled and scored two runs for Wall.

Ryan Napolitano allowed one unearned run over 4 2/3 innings and 70 pitches to earn the win. Napolitano surrendered only three hits and two walks while striking out five.

No. 10 St. Rose 14, No. 9 Manasquan 0 (5 Innings)

Manasquan (2-2)00000044
St. Rose (2-0)9311x14110



Brandon Mology (W, 1-0)54002569


Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Joey Ostberg1-2, 2B
St. RoseGame Stats
Will Gannon3-3, 2B, 3 R, RBI
Brendan Hueth1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Brian DiPasquale2-2, 2 R, RBI
Sam Sestito2-3, 2 RBI
John Crowley1-2, 2 R, 2 RBI
Joe Volpe1-3, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Brody Maypother1-3, 2 R, RBI
Riley Maypother1-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI



At Jackson Memorial

Jackson Liberty 8, Jackson Memorial 6

Jackson Lib. (2-1)2030021872
Jackson Mem. (0-2)21002106104



Andrew Ludovico1.13332033
Kevin Ritz (W, 1-0)3.27320367
Matt Pickus (S, 1)22111214
Ryder Tallent34543372
Tim Halasnik (L, 0-1)33222451
Shawn Kelich10101118


Top Hitters

Jackson Lib.Game Stats
Scott Wierciszewski2-4, 2-R HR
David Melfi2B, RBI
Jackson Mem.Game Stats
Ryan Boyle3-4, 2 R, RBI
Tom Pellone3-4, RBI
Tim HalasnikHR, RBI

Sophomore David Melfi doubled home the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth inning and junior Matt Pickus closed out the game with a two-inning save as the Lions held on to beat the Jaguars for the third time in four years.


Donovan Catholic 7, Brick Memorial 3

Junior Nick DeMaio homered and senior Zach Mann added a three-run double to help spark the Griffins (2-1) to a win over the Mustangs (0-3).

Junior Jonathan Poplowski limited Brick Memorial  to one earned run on six hits and two walks while striking out five in 5 1/3 innings. Poplowski gave way to Mann after throwing 93 pitches and Mann struck out four while earning the five-out save in 32 pitches.

Mann hit his three-run double after escaping the sixth, followed by a two-run homer by senior Anthony Laborte to pull Brick Memorial within 7-3 in the seventh.

Senior Gerard Russo also went 1-for-2 with a two-run double for Donovan Catholic.


At Red Bank Catholic

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 10, Manalapan 0 (5 Innings)

Manalapan (1-2)00000031
RBC (3-1)1315x1071



Robert Gargano (L, 0-1)445542
Anthony Naylor135520
Austin Nappi (W, 2-0)530001


Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Giovanni Ciaccio1-2
Dan DeBlasio1-2
Mike Perlamuter1-2
RBCGame Stats
Brian Sheehy2-3, 2B, RBI, 2 runs
Steve Turk1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Connor Caizza2-2, 2 runs, RBI
Mike Veit1-3, 2 RBI


Red Bank 10, Manchester 4

Senior John Juco hit a grand slam to cap an eight-run seventh inning for Red Bank that propelled the Bucs (2-1) to a come-from-behind win over the Hawks (2-1). Juco finished 2-for-2 with four RBI and two runs scored and led off the seventh with a walk.

All eight of Red Bank's runs in the seventh came with two out and the tying runs scored thanks to three errors. Juco stole third and scored on an errant throw and back-to-back errors on the infield.

Sophomore Aidan Kelly gave Red Bank a 5-4 lead with an RBI single and senior Jack Mangold also delivered an RBI single to set up Juco for the final blow.

Mangold finished 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI. Senior Josh Horowitz hung in the game for six innings on the mound, long enough to earn the win. He allowed three earned runs on seven hits and three walks while striking out four and throwing 104 pitches.

Senior Joe Felipe hit a two-run home run in the second inning and sophomore Jack Felipe tripled and drove in a run. Senior Steven Rodriguez also finished 2-for-4 with a double.


At Point Boro

CBA 9, Point Boro 2

Junior Nick Hohenstein went 2-for-4 with a home run, double and two RBI and the Colts (3-0) rolled to a win over the Panthers (0-3), their third straight to open the season.

Sophomore Spencer Bauer also went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI and junior Jack Harnisch was 2-for-3 with two doubles to help lead the scoring attack. Senior Joe Sparber also went 1-for-3 with an RBI double for CBA.

Junior Andrea Dalatri pitched four innings to secure the win, allowing one earned run on four hits while walking one and striking out two. Dalatri threw 52 pitches before giving the ball to junior Jake Lawrie for the fifth inning. Lawrie, Bauer and junior Matt Barnes combined for three perfect innings, with Bauer striking out the side in the sixth.

Senior Josiah Gliddon threw 67 pitches in three innings while suffering the loss on the mound. The Panthers senior also went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI in the loss.


Lacey 3, Point Beach 2

Senior Don Zellman doubled inthe winning run in the top of the seventh inning and the Lions (3-0) edged the Garnet Gulls (0-2) and extend their perfect start despite squandering a win for senior right-hander Anthony Elefante.

Elefante struck out 12 with no walks and allowed only two hits in five shutout innings. The senior departed after throwing 70 pitches, but Point Beach rallied against senior Jake Capatasto in the bottom of the sixth. Junior John Nista and Kenny MacPherson came through with RBI singles in consecutive at-bats to pull Point Beach even.

Elefante also went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI and junior Keith Apostolos was 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in the win.

Nista allowed two runs on just two hits and three walks over six innings while striking out seven and tossing 108 pitches. MacPherson, meanwhile, finished 2-for-3 at the plate.


At Howell

Howell 14, Holmdel 13

Junior Mike Walsh hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the seventh and Frank Cianciotta singled home the winning run to give the Rebels a wild win over the Hornets.

Junior Nick Ruszczyk tripled during the bottom of the seventh and finished a single shy of hitting for the cycle. He went 3-for-3 with four runs scored and two RBI for the game, while sophomore Ryan Bearse was 2-for-3 with a double, four RBI and two runs scored.

Holmdel took a 13-12 lead on back-to-back home runs by senior Chris Ammirati and senior Matt Fanelli. Ammirati's three-run shot tied the game at 12 and Fanelli followed with his fourth hit of the game to put Holmdel in front. Fanelli finished 4-for-5 with three RBI and two runs scored.

Junior Sal Monticciolo also homered for Holmdel, his second of the young season.


Monmouth 8, Neptune 6

Monmouth (4-0)00303118110
Neptune (1-2)01140006122


Paul Birzin3.1106532
Jack Martell.200020
Dante Ciaramella (W, 2-0)3.020001


Dylan Taliaferro4.276666
Justin Tucker (L, 1-1)242212
Aidan Martin0.100000


MonmouthGame Stats
Josh Jackson2-4, HR, R, 3 RBI
Dante Ciaramella1-3, R
Charlie Kelly1-2, 2 R
NeptuneGame Stats
Aidan Martin2-4, R, 2 RBI, 2B
Dylan Taliaferro3-4, 2 RBI, 2B
Kyle Bailey3-4, RBI

Senior Josh Jackson hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the top of the sixth inning and sophomore Dante Ciaramella fired three shutout innings of relief to help the Falcons overcome the Scarlet Fliers and improve to 4-0.



At St. John Vianney

Rumson-Fair Haven 8, St. John Vianney 3

Rumson (1-3)0011060870
St. John Vianney (1-1)0300000343



Gorgon Forsyth (W, 1-1)5.033382101
Christian Lanzalotto0.0000209
D. Avino2.01000323
Matt Dellea3.22202464
Brendan Martin (L, 0-1)1.24661046
Joe Krause2.01000428


Top Hitters

RumsonGame Stats
Mike Martino2-4, R, 2B
Tom Scinto1-3, 2 RBI
Matt Fahey1-3, 2 RBI
Gorgan Forsyth2B
SJVGame Stats
Sebi Bellone2-2
Spencer Margulis2B
Robert Skinner2B


Colts Neck 7, Matawan 4

Colts Neck (2-1)3010030782
Matawan (2-1) 1210000471



Richie Olsen32414170
Chris Gendi (L, 0-1)35330141
Jake Burlew1 1 00 1 018
Jon Weitzman, Jon36430257
Anthony Galason (W, 1-0)20001535
Dillon Pellechia (S, 1)21000129

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Tom Collazo2-4, 2B
Jackson Hercek2-4, 2B, 3B


Colts NeckGame Stats
Joe KohmHR, 2 RBI
Dan Schulte2B
Christopher, Sam2 H, 2B
Weitzman, John2 H, 2B

Junior Joe Kohm belted a pinch-hit, two-run home run to highlight a three-run sixth inning that helped the Cougars edge the Huskies. Junior Anthony Galason struck out five over two scoreless, hitless innings of relief to pick up the win and senior Dillon Pellechia pitched a scoreless seventh for the save.


At Ocean

No. 6 Freehold Boro 2, Shore 1

Junior Nick Aiello went 3-for-4 and drove in the winning run with a one-out, game-ending RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Colonials (3-1) over the Blue Devils (1-2) for their third straight win.

Junior Dane Del Valle pitched a complete-game two-hitter with one walk and six strikeouts on 81 pitches. Del Valle allowed one unearned run in the top of the sixth. Aiello singled and scored in the bottom of the sixth to pull Freehold even.

Ocean 13, Long Branch 3 (6 Innings)

Junior Matt Redbord went 3-for-3 with two RBI, including an RBI single during Ocean's nine-run sixth inning that sealed a Spartans (2-1) win over the Green Wave (0-4). Junior Evan Arbeeny hit a two-run single in the sixth and junior Jack D'Auria smacked an RBI double during the rally.

Senior right-hander Alec Keezer worked 5 2/3 innings and the maximum 111 pitches to earn the win. Keezer struck out eight and did not allow an earned run.

Sophomore Mx Winters added two hits for Ocean, while Justin Navarro and T.J. Brewer each singled and drove in a run for Long Branch.


At Raritan

No. 4 Middletown South 12, Raritan 10

Midd. South (1-1)311102412180
Raritan (3-1)(2-0)006000410120



John Martin386616067
Robby Zega (W, 1-0)443211050


Mike Wojtowicz254411037
Dan Vanmeerbeke (L, 0-1)4.2877451100
DJ Dekis0.11110008


Top Hitters

Midd. SouthGame Stats
Jeremy Joyce2-3, 3 R, 3B, 2 BB
Ben Porpora4-4, 2B, 3B, BB, RBI
Ryan Ruziecki2-5, R, 3B, 4 RBI
RaritanGame Stats
Tyler Bruno2-4, 2 R, RBI
Alex Lamattina2-4, 2 R, RBI
Zack Johnston2-3, 2 R, 2B, 3 RBI


Mater Dei Prep 15, Asbury Park 3

Asbury Park (0-1, 0-1)10011353
Mater Dei (1-1, 1-1)0753X15133



Christian Bragg (L, 0-1)287650
Henry McGee145522
Devin Nash-McGee113023
Kevin Olausen (W, 1-0)553104


Top Hitters

Asbury ParkGame Stats
Christian Bragg1-3, RBI
Henry McGee1-2, 3B, R
Mater DeiGame Stats
Patrick Mastro2-2, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2B, SB
Sean Turner2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, SB
Mike Dunne2-2, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, HBP
Rob Lynch2-3, R, 3 RBI


Regular Season


North Plainfield 3, Keansburg 2


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