Class A North

No. 4 Freehold Boro 2, Colts Neck 1

Junior Dane Della Valle allowed one unearned run on five hits over seven innings to earn his second win in as many starts and the Colonials squeaked past the Cougars. Della Valle struck out six and walked a pair while firing 98 pitches.

Nick Aiello and Phil Marcantonio had the lone two hits for Freehold against Colts Neck senior starter Dillon Pellecchia, with Aiello driving in a run as well. Pellecchia walked one, struck out one and needed only 66 pitches to get through his six innings. Both runs charged to the right-hander were unearned.

 

Freehold Twp. 11, Howell 9

Junior Bryan Reed hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the eighth and pitched the final three innings to earn the win on the mound as the Patriots (3-2, 2-2) rallied from an early 8-2 deficit and a one-run deficit in the seventh to beat the Rebels (2-3, 1-3) in another wild game at Howell High School.

Reed allowed an inherited runner to score upon taking over with none out in the bottom of the sixth, but did not allow a run of his own during his three innings of work.

Junior Luke Michman hit a game-tying, pinch-hit, three-run home run in the top of the sixth to knot the score a 8-8, which completed Freehold Township's comeback after Howell had built an 8-2 advantage through the end of the third.

Senior Mike Pirrotta doubled in two runs in the top of the fourth and junior Kevin Goodman knocked in a run with an RBI single later in the inning to pull the Patriots within 8-5.

Howell took a 9-8 lead in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by junior Eddie Morales with nobody out. The Rebels jumped out to the early six-run lead behind doubles by Morales and Nick Ruszczyk and a three-run home run by senior J.P. Traynor.

Junior Ryan Ford drove in a run with a double earlier in the game for Freehold Township and senior Tyler Hayden and junior Nick Lodispoto combined for three innings of one-run middle relief to keep the Patriots in the game.

 

No. 3 CBA 1, Neptune 0

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CBA (5-1, 4-1)0001000170
Neptune (1-4, 1-3)0000000003

 

Pitching

CBAIPHRERBBSOPC
Spencer Bauer (W, 1-0)700011087

 

NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Dylan Taliaferro (L, 0-1)7711011103

 

Top Hitters

CBAGame Stats
Nick Hohenstein3-3, Run, 2B
Andrea Dalatri2-3, RBI, 2B

Sophomore right-hander Spencer Bauer pitched a no-hitter in his first varsity start and the Colts edged the Scarlet Fliers. Bauer struck out 10 and walked one on 87 pitches while throwing the fifth no-hitter by a Shore Conference pitcher this season. Pinelands sophomore Noah Dean and St. Rose juniors Sam Sestito, Nick Schmidt and John Crowley all threw no-hitters.

Andrea Dalatri doubled home Nick Hohenstein in the top of the fourth inning for the lone run of the game, making a hard-luck loser out of senior Dylan Taliaferro. The Neptune left-hander struck out 11 and walked none.

 

 

Class A Central

Matawan 4, Rumon-Fair Haven 3

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Matawan (4-2, 4-1)0000202442
Rumson (2-5, 2-3)1000101374

 

Pitching

MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Burlew4.13113464
Danny Hirajo (W, 1-0)22210331
Kyle Gamble0.21000115
RumsonIPHRERBBSOPC
Gordon Forsythe61204288
Dylan Avino (L, 0-1)12203133

 

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Jackson Hercek1-4, 2 RBI
Mike Trapini2-3, 2B, 2 R
RumsonGame Stats
Connor Dupree1-3, R
Matt Fahey1-3, R
Alec Walsack2-3, RBI
Jack Boyer1-2, 2B, BB

Sophomore Jackson Hercek came through with a go-ahead two-run single in the top of the seventh inning and the Huskies rallied for a road win over the Bulldogs.

 

Shore 2, St. John Vianney 0

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SJV (1-3, 1-3)0000000045
Shore (2-3, 2-2)000002X262

 

Pitching

SJVIPHRERBBSOPC
Logan Marter (L, 0-1)662014102
ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Shirvanian (W, 1-1)740034110

 

Top Hitters

SJVGame Stats
Mike DiPede1-4, SB
Logan Marter1-3
Evan Perrette1-3
Chris Caragliano1-2, BB, SB
ShoreGame Stats
Mike Jelliff2-3
Ryan Jones2-3
Tom Dunleavy1-3, 2B
James LaBruno1-3
Dean Smolokoff0-3, R
Mike Shirvanian0-3, R

 

Raritan 5, Holmdel 1

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Holmdel (1-4, 1-3)1000000181
Raritan (5-1, 4-0)020021x581

 

Pitching

HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Saghafi (L, 0-1 )68541496
RaritanIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Tennant (W, 1-0)78111494

 

Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
Ezra Caspi2-3, 2B
Alex Dibona1-3, R, 2B
Brandon Wong1-3, 2B
RaritanGame Stats
Dan Vanmeerbeke1-3, 3B, 2 RBI
Kyle Lamattina1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Tyler Bruno1-3, R

 

 

Class A South

No. 2 Toms River South 9, Southern 1

Junior right-hander T.J. Scuderi pitched six shutout innings and helped himself at the plate with an RBI triple as part of a 2-for-4 day at the plate and an Indians (4-0, 3-0) win over the Rams (2-3, 2-3). Scuderi struck out six and walked two during his 103-pitch outing.

After Scuderi gave the Indians the lead with his first-inning triple, Southern loaded the bases against hime in the bottom of the first, but the junior induced a six-four-three double play to end the inning.

Senior Justin Fall launched a three-run home run down the right-field line in the top of the third inning to give Toms River South a 5-0 advantage.

Senior Joey Robertson checked in with two hits and scored Southern's lone run. Senior right-hander Nick Simone lasted five innings and took the loss.

 

Central 3, Toms River East 1

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TR East (0-5, 0-4)0001000124
Central (3-2, 3-2)002001x375

 

Pitching

TR EastIPHRERBBSOPC
Brad Brush (L, 0-1)45323590
Jack Goodall22000325
CentralIPHRERBBSOPC
Jared Morris3.12116381
A.J. Smith (W, 2-0)3.20001245


Top Hitters

TR EastGame Stats
Jay Longo1-2, BB, 2B, run
Alex Waldron1-4
CentralGame Stats
Ryan Greene2-3
Ryan Galati1-3, 2 RBI
Jack Sudia1-3, BB, run
Tyler Aires1-3, run

 

 

Class B North

Monmouth 9, Middletown North 1

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Midd North (2-4, 1-3)1000000163
Monmouth ( 5-1, 4-1)005040X992

 

Pitching

Midd NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Tyler Ras (L, 0-2)4.16640487
Chris Price02331022
Cody Sharkey1.21001241

 

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Malfara (W, 1-0)76111982

 

Top Hitters

Midd NorthGame Stats
Brendon Doherty2-3, run
Mike Mercier1-2, 2B, RBI
MonmouthGame Stats
Liam Kile2-4, 2 RBI, 2 runs, SB
Dante Ciaramella2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, Run
Mark Abrams1-3, 2 RBI
Justin Scotto1-3, 2 runs
Paul Birzin1-3, RBI

 

No. 6 Red Bank Catholic 20, Middletown South 6 (5 Innings)

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RBC (4-2, 3-2)210206xx20151
Midd. South (3-2, 2-2)13011xx6111

 

Pitching

RBCIPHRERBBSOPC
Austin Nappi (W, 3-0)511650282
Midd. SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Sprake (L, 0-1)1.12666261
Tom Clappsy0.14642020
Jeremy Joyce0.13220012
Matt Salicco1.25221135
Truscio0.20333127
Sabatino0.21110013

 

Top Hitters

RBCGame Stats
Anthony DeRosa4-5, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI
Brian Sheehy1-1, HR, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Mike Veit3-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Aaron Ahn2-4, 2B, BB, 3 R, 4 RBI
Connor Caizza1-3, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI
David Glancy1-2, 2B, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Aidan Supp1-2, RBI
Steve Turk3 BB, 3 R
Sean Carver2-3, R, 3 RBI

 

Midd. SouthGame Stats
Ryan Ruziecki3-3, 2 3B, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Ben Porpora3-3, 3 RBI

 

Wall 5, Manasquan 3

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Wall (4-2, 3-2)0003200581
Manasquan (3-3, 3-2)2100000373

 

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOHR
Matt Yard2.0533231
Ryan Napolitano (W, 2-0)5.0200270
ManasquanIPHRERBBSOHR
Connor Muly (L, 1-1)4.2753291
Declan Reichey1.1000120
Nick Perone1.0100000

 

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Teddy Sharkey1-2, HR, 3 RBI
John Perrino2-4
Kevin Lenneper2-3, 2 RBI
ManasquanGame Stats
Tommy Sheehan2-4, RBI
Tommy Antonucci1-2, HR, RBI, 2 BB

Freshman Teddy Sharkey hit a game-tying inside-the-park, three-run home run in the top of the fourth and senior Kevin Lenneper gave Wall the lead with a two-run single in the top of the fifth as the Crimson Knights rallied to beat the Warriors. Ryan Napolitano pitched five shutout innings to earn the win and stranded a pair of runners in the seventh to seal the victory.

Manasquan junior Tommy Antonucci hit a solo home run for the second consecutive game, which put the Warriors in front, 3-0, in the bottom of the second inning. Seniors Tommy Sheehan and Dan Del Guercio each singled home a run in the first.

 

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 6, Keansburg 5

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Keansburg (1-4, 1-3)0001211571
Mater Dei (3-2, 3-1)00230016126

 

Pitching

KeansburgIPHRERBBSOPC
David Clayton47542281
Paul Eckleberry (L, 0-1)25110137
Mater DeiIPHRERBBSOPC
Kevin Olausen5.16423579
Sean Turner (W, 1-0)1.21110222

 

Top Hitters

KeansburgGame Stats
David Clayton2-4, RBI
Joe Osterbye2-4, R, 2B, RBI
Paul Eckleberry1-3, R, BB, RBI
Mater DeiGame Stats
Kyle Dowlen3-4, 2B, HR, R, RBI
Kevin Olausen2-3, R
Patrick Mastro1-3, R, 2B, RBI

Senior Kyle Dowlen belted a walkoff solo home run to lead off the bottom of the seventh inning and the Seraphs topped the Titans in a B Central thriller.

Junior Joe Osterbye pulled Keansburg even with an RBI single in the top of the seventh and winning pitcher Sean Turner struck out losing pitcher Paul Eckleberry with runners on the corners to end the threat and push the game to the bottom of the seventh with the score tied. With a 1-1 count, Dowlen ripped a shot over the right field fence to end the game.

 

Point Beach 14, Ranney 4 (5 Innings)

Senior left-hander Kevin Donnelly helped his own cause by going 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI at the plate and the Garnet Gulls coasted to a win over the Panthers. Donnelly struck out six and walked three over three innings. He allowed a run on two hits in picking up the win.

Juniors Josh Yates and Kenny MacPherson each went 2-for-3, with Yates scoring three runs and driving one in and MacPherson knocking in two and scoring one. Roddy Rupp also added a pinch-hit two-run single and scored a run.

Sophomore Ryan Batista went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI for Ranney and Jacob Field also drove in a pair in the loss.

 

Henry Hudson 9, Keyport 6

Sophomore Tim Farrell went 2-for-3 with two RBI and senior left-hander Brendan Carlstrom gave up two earned runs over 5 2/3 innings to help the Admirals (2-1, 2-1) top the defending Central Jersey Group I runner-up.

Carlstrom surrendered six hits and three walks while striking out nine and tossing 113 pitches. He also went 1-for-4 with an RBI at the plate. Freshmen Blaise Cauvin and Mike Mohr also came up big for Henry Hudson, with Cauvin going 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Mohr going 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI. Senior Tom Colantino was also 1-for-3 with an RBI for the Admirals.

Senior Alex Staats was 1-for-3 with three RBI to lead Keyport (0-3, 0-3).

 

Class B South

No. 7 Lacey 11, Manchester 0

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Manchester (4-3, 4-1)00000023
Lacey (5-1, 3-1)2225X11100

 

Pitching

ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Felipe491075482
C. Kremer11111018
LaceyIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Elefante (W, 1-0)52003778


Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
Steven Rodriguez1-3
Gavin Pabst1-2
LaceyGame Stats
Jorden Jurkiewicz3-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
Brandon Haggerty1-2, HR, 3 RBI
Jarrett Dial2-3, 2B, RBI
Justin Thompson2-2, 2 Runs, 2 RBI

 

Barnegat 9, Lakewood 2

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Lakewood (2-3, 1-3)0001100245
Barnegat (2-4, 2-3)203022X961

 

Pitching

LakewoodIPHRERBBSOPC
Julian Zingler4.16747094
Kevin Lopez1.21201127
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Liam Corbett (W, 1-0)43103477
Evan Albanese20113241
Dexter Dambroski11000113

 

Top Hitters

LakewoodGame Stats
Deion Crooks1-3, run
Hector Rodriguez1-3, run
BarnegatGame Stats
Justin Diefenbach1-3, 2 runs
Bryan DiCandia2-3, 2 RBI

 

Donovan Catholic 4, Pinelands 2

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Pinelands (4-2, 4-1)0000200230
Donovan (3-3, 2-3)2020000441

 

Pitching

PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Peter Hammond (L, 0-2)44442473
Joey McDonald00003014
Anthony Diaz20000219
DonovanIPHRERBBSOPC
Jon Poplawski (W, 2-1)732059102

 

Top Hitters

PinelandsGame Stats
Peter Hammond1-2, BB, 2 RBI
Anthony Diaz1-3, BB, R
DonovanGame Stats
Ryan O’Sullivan1-2, R
Matt Morro2-2, R, SB, 2 RBI
Gerard RussoR, 2 BB
Zach Mann1-3, RBI
Alex JansenBB, R
Tommy SmithRBI

 

Jackson Liberty 16, Point Boro 6 (5 Innings)

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Point Boro (1-6, 0-5)22020xx673
Jackson Lib. (4-2, 3-2)42307xx16122

 

Pitching

Pt. BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Josiah Gliddon (L, 0-3)25850160
Sam Collins2.16661137
Pat Feehan0.11111013
Andrew Laspina01001015
Jackson Lib.IPHRERBBSOPC
Kevin Ritz (W, 1-0)47642379
Dan Dordas1000019

 

Top Hitters

Pt. BoroGame Stats
Pat Feehan2-3, 2B, RBI
Josiah Gliddon1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
Tom Paul2-3, 2B, RBI
Jackson Lib.Game Stats
Kyle Tavaska1-3, 3 R, 3 RBI, 3-r HR
Connor Keenan2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2B
Daniel Sofield2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI
David Melfi2-4, R, 3 RBI
Billy Hart2-4, R, RBI
Rich Dordas2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI

 

Non-Conference

At Myrtle Beach

Clearview (Fla.) 3, Ocean 2

Alec Keezer allowed two earned runs over six innings and Phil DeMarco plated a run with an RBI double, but the Spartans (4-2) fell to Clearview.

Brick 10, Herndon (Va.) 3

Senior A.J. Serrino went 3-for-3 and classmate Kenny Bala was 3-for-5 with two runs scored to back senior starting pitcher John Zurawski in a Green Dragons win. Zurawski allowed a run on four hits and one walk while striking out six to earn the win.