Class A North

Colts Neck 6, Freehold Twp. 5

Anthony Galason tripled and drove in two runs and Reece Horneck also drove in two in a 1-for-2 game at the plate as the Cougars (8-10, 5-7) held on to edge the Patriots (7-8, 6-6).

Rob Mannino also went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and Brooks Conrad pitched out of trouble in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the win. He entered the game with two on, none out, and the Cougars ahead, 6-3, and after the tying run reached third with one out, Conrad induced a pop-out and a fly-out to end the game. Joe Kohm, meanwhile, earned the win with 3 2/3 innings of relief.

Ryan Kurczeski was 1-for-2 with two runs scored to lead Freehold Township at the plate and Zach Gorman pitched 2 2/3 innings of shutout relief after starter Liam Simon gave up six runs in 4 1/3 innings.


Class A South

No. 7 Jackson Memorial 10, No. 4 Toms River North 4

Jackson Mem (13-4, 9-3)011200610112
TR North (10-5, 9-3)1100020463


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Princiotta1.15210341
Matt D’Amore2.20002149
Nick Sefick11211018
Mike Dimino (W, 1-0)20000223
Brendan Mullins (L, 1-1)6.21110844101
Mike Centeno0.1000015

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialStats
Tom Pellone2-3, R, RBI, SB
Mike Dimino2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI
Christian Pellone2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI, SB
Mike Kozlowski1-4, 2 R, RBI
TR NorthStats
Craig Larsen2-3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI
Justin Schaff1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Robert Jeans1-3, 2B, R
Brendan Mullins1-3, R


Toms River South 15, Southern 10

Derek Elmendorf (3-for-4), Mike Lazzarro (3-for-3) and Colin Mackle (3-for-5) each had three hits and the Indians (8-7, 6-6) outslugged the Rams (5-9, 4-8). Lazzaro doubled, scored three times and drove in a run to lead the way, while Elmendorf scored two and drove in one in the win.

Mackle pitched the final four innings to pick up the save and also scored two runs during his three-hit game. Erik Narvaez earned the win in relief.

Tom Spiwak was also 2-for-4 with two RBI for Toms River South.


Brick 10, Brick Memorial 7

Chris Salsano, Mike Brunner and John Coppola combined for seven hits, four doubles and eight RBI to carry the Green Dragons (5-10, 2-10) to a win over the Mustangs (7-10, 2-9). Salsano was 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and four RBI, Coppola went 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI, and Brunner went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Brick took the lead with four runs in the top of the fifth inning, with Salsano singling home a run and Coppola doubling home two to make it 10-6.

Brunner also allowed one earned run on three hits, three walks and 68, pitches while striking out five over 3 2/3 innings to earn the win.

Nick Gillen was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI at the plate and also allowed one run and struck out five over 2 2/3 innings of relief for Brick Memorial. Nick Stephan pitched the first 4 1/3 innings and allowed just one earned run in taking the loss.

Graham Harrigan was also 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Brick Memorial.


No. 9 Central 8, Toms River East 6 (9 Innings)

Ryan Galati broke a 6-6 tie with an RBI single in the top of the ninth inning and Vance Pelino added an RBI double for insurance as the Golden Eagles (10-4, 8-3) outlasted the Raiders (7-6, 7-5) in extra innings to stay alive in the Class A South race.

Pelino and Galati each went 2-for-5 with the one RBI apiece, while Tom Ruscitti stayed locked-in at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI on a bases-clearing doubled in the top of the fourth.

Mike Masino and Colin Stacy also went 2-for-5 each, with Stacy driving in a run and Masino scoring two.

Tyler Aires pitched the final two innings and did not allow a run to earn the win. Pelino pitched the first 3 2/3 innings and Daniel Greene allowed one run and struck out three over 3 1/3 innings of solid middle relief.

Matt Santos and Brad Brush each went 3-for-4 to lead Toms River East, with Santos doubling and driving in two while Brush scored twice and drove in a run. Ryan Goodall also went 3-for-5 with an RBI for Toms River East.

Brad Brush took the loss with 1 2/3 innings of relief and starter Brandon Coyle allowed six unearned runs and struck out five in four innings. Justin Donnamaria fired 3 1/3 scoreless, one-hit innings with four strikeouts and two walks behind Coyle.


Class B Central

St. Rose 10, Keansburg 7

The top four hitters in the St. Rose lineup stayed red-hot and No. 9 hitter Mario Bove was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI to help the Purples Roses (14-3, 10-1) fight off a challenge from the Titans (8-6, 7-5).

Riley Maypother (2-for-3), Will Gannon (2-for-2), Brody Maypother (2-for-4) and Sam Sestito (3-for-4) combined to go 9-for-13 with three doubles, a triple, five runs and eight RBI out of the first four spots in the order. Riley Maypother tripled, scored two and drove in one, Gannon doubled, scored two and drove in two, Brody Maypother doubled twice and drove in four,and Sestio knocked in one.

Jeff DeFazio worked four innings for the win and Sam Sestito came on in the seventh to save it.

Rian Rivera was 1-for-1 with a double and two RBI, while Liam Meyer and Gabe Torres were each 1-for-3 with an RBI for Keansburg. Meyer doubled for his lone hit and Rivera took the loss on the mound.


Point Beach 16, Ranney 1 (5 Innings)

Kenny MacPherson each went 2-for-4 with a combined seven RBI and John Nista doubled twice in a perfect 3-for-3 game at the plate to lead an offensive onslaught by the Garnet Gulls (12-3, 10-2) that overwhelmed the Panthers (7-6, 6-4).

MacPherson scored two runs and drove in four, while Lovegren also scored two and drove in three. Nista scored a run and drove in another, while Hunter Alia and Josh Yates each went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the win. Yates also scored three runs.

Nista and Chris Russo split the first four innings on the mound and Phil Antoniotti finished off the game with a perfect fifth inning that included two strikeouts and finished off a combined one-hitter for the Gulls.

Ryan Batista finished 1-for-2 with an RBI for Ranney.


Keyport 11, Henry Hudson 10

Justin Young hit a go-ahead, three-run, inside-the-park home run in the top of the seventh inning and the Red Raiders (2-9, 2-9) won a wild game over the Admirals (3-11, 2-10).

Young struck out nine over four innings of work on the mound and Colin Fernandez struck out the side around a walk and a hit in the seventh to save the game for winning pitcher Sean Lachky.

Zack Whitehead and Roan Maxwell each went 2-for-4 for Keyport with Whitehead hitting a triple and driving in one while Maxwell scored two runs.

Mike Mohr went 2-for-3 with a triple, a home run, two runs scored and an RBI for Henry Hudson and his triple highlighted a six-run sixth inning that gave the Admirals a 10-8 lead.


Mater Dei Prep 11, Asbury Park 1 (5 Innings)

Asbury Park (0-11, 0-11)00010XX166
Mater Dei (9-5, 8-3)0434XXX11112


Luis Rodriquez (L)37755482
Jansi Garcia14411045
Justin Tumulty (W)56102791

Top Hitters

Asbury ParkStats
Deris Urbina2-2, R, BB
Lazarus Chathaunt1-1, BB
Jarred Chathaunt1-3
Bismark Garcia1-3
Mater DeiStats
Matt Carrigy4-5, 3 R, RBI
Mike Dunne2-2, 2B, BB, 2 RBI
Brandon Sansone2-2, 2B, HBP, 2 RBI
Rob Cassin1-1, 2B, 2 RBI



Class B South

Barnegat 19, Lakewood 5

Lakewood (2-12, 1-11)01400XX552
Barnegat (6-10, 6-6)10810XXX19121


 Justin Vega (L) 2 8 8 5 0 4 55
 Guzman 2 4 11 11 60 73
 Matt Vernieri 2.15 5 5 3 4 57
Collin Zarenkiewicz (W, 2-0) 2.2 0 0 0 1 4 38

Top Hitters

 Rosario 2-3, 2 R
 Santiago 2-3, 3 RBI
 Lukas Torres 3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI, SB
 Tyler Suydam 4-4, 2 R, 4 RBI
 Nick Danbrowney 1-3, 3 R, 3 RBI
 Max DeGennarro 1-3, 2B, R, 3 RBI


Lacey 4, Manchester 3

Manchester (8-5, 8-4)0020120363
Lacey (8-9, 6-6)011200x461


Ryan Costello (L)46424384
James Kuber20000326
Sam Sramaty (W)5.25322379
Keith Apostolos (S)1.12000118

Top Hitters

Evan Scala3-3, 3B, R
John Simonini2-3, 2B, RBI
Jim Roselli2-3
Jacob Bowles2-3, RBI
Anthony Tobia1-2, 3B, R


No. 3 Jackson Liberty 23, Point Boro 9

Sophomore Brandon Kinsman homered for the third straight game and Scott Wierciszewski was 4-for-4 with a double and five RBI to lead a 20-hit Jackson Liberty attack that downed the Panthers (10-4, 8-4) and clinched the Lions (13-2, 11-1) the outright Class B South championship.

Kinsman was 2-for-4 with a double, three runs and two RBI in the win and Shane Hickey drove in four runs and scored four as well during a 3-for-4 game with a double.

Alex Torres connected for a two-run home run as well, Billy Hart was 2-for-2 with three RBI and David Melfi was 3-for-3 with an RBI and three runs scored for Jackson Liberty.

Trent Livolsi hit a grand slam during Point Boro's six-run third that cut Jackson Liberty's lead to 11-6 and the Lions answered with nine runs in the bottom of the third to go up 20-9. Nick Guzzi also went 1-for-3 with two RBI and Nick Zbikowski was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the loss, which snapped an eight-game winning streak by the Panthers.

Dan Dordas lasted three innings to pick up the win and Rich Dordas closed it out by giving up three unearned runs in two innings.


Pinelands 13, Donovan Catholic 7

Pinelands (7-7, 7-5)000703 13 12 2
Donovan Cath (2-12, 1-11) 0052000 712


Peter Hammond 3 45513
Anthony Diaz (W) 4 8 2 1 11
Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSO
Ryan Miller 3 7 3 3 0 1
Andrew Connallon (L) 3 2 7 2 4 1
Frankie Dominici 1 3 3 0 2 1

Top Hitters

Sean O’Rourke2 2B, 2 R
Nick Rapallo3-3, 3 R
Anthony Diaz2-5, 2 R
Joey Ventresca3-5, 2 R
Donovan CatholicStats
Matt Morro3-4, 2B, 2 R
Sam Gates2-4, 2B, 2 R
Eian Gilroy 1-2, RBI
Frankie Dominici1-1, RBI
Sawyer Conrad2-4, RBI



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