Class A North

Freehold Boro 6, Long Branch 1

Senior Dominic Nonnenmacher struck out 10 without a walk and allowed one unearned run on six hits over six innings to pitch the Colonials past the Green Wave on opening day.

Seniors Luke Crivelli and Mike Lombardi each went 2-for-3, with Crivelli roping a double, scoring two runs and driving one in, and Lombardi driving in two.

Junior Kyle Wenrich pitched a perfect seventh with two strikeouts to close out the Freehold win.

Senior Evan Yerman went 3 2/3 innings for Long Branch in taking the loss. He allowed four unearned runs on two hits and four walks while striking out four before turning the ball over to senior Ivan Navarro for the final 2 1/3.

No. 5 CBA 2, No. 10 Howell 1

Senior shortstop Tommy DiTullio blasted a game-winning, walk-off home run with two out in the bottom of the seventh to give the Colts a thrilling win over the Rebels on opening day.

Winning pitcher Braedin Hunt started the rally by drawing a one-out walk and moving to second on a wild pitch. After a fly out by senior Connor Baksh, DiTullio took a ball from Howell senior left-hander Bryan Bernard and on a 1-0 pitch, unloaded for a two-run home run to left field.

Bernard went the distance for Howell, giving up two earned runs on two hits and two walks while striking out seven in 6 2/3 innings.

Howell took the lead in the top of the sixth on an RBI single by senior Kyle Brex to chase home junior Tommy Talbot, who singled and stole second to set up the scoring opportunity.

Hunt pitched 1 2/3 innings in relief of starter Joe Escandon and retired all five batters he faced, one via strikeout. Escandon allowed one earned run on three hits and two walks while striking out four in 5 1/3 innings.

No. 9 Manalapan 4, Freehold Twp. 2

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Manalapan (1-0, 1-0)001021X451


Liam Simon (L, 0-1)33114574
Ryan Kurczeski22334037
Alex Ginter10001017
Ben Levine (W, 1-0)64222373
Hunter Serrano (SV, 1)10001122

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Stats
Brian Lee2-2, R
Chris Corchado1-3, RBI
Mike Woods1-2, R
Nick DiPietrantonio1-1, RBI
Jake Pellecchia1-3, R
Michael Kuver1-3, R


Middletown South 13, Marlboro 3 (6 Innings)

Starting pitcher Danny Minze went 3-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and three RBI to aid his cause and the Eagles rolled to a win over the Mustangs to open the season.

Sophomore Jack Shea pitched 3 2/3 scoreless innings of relief to earn the win after Minze gave up three earned runs on three hits and four walks over the first 2 1/3. Minze struck out three while Shea allowed two hits and a walk during his outing.

Juniors Chris Lotito and Anthony Esposito each went 2-for-4 with two RBI, with Esposito also roping a double.

Junior Jack Sheridan was 1-for-2 with two runs and one RBI, senior Robby Zega tripled and scored a run and junior Chris O'Connor was 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for Middletown South.

Junior Ramon Fontanes went 1-for-3 with a three-run triple in the third to account for Marlboro's only runs.


Class A Central

Raritan 4, St. Rose 1

Junior D.J. Dekis hit a go-ahead two-run double in Raritan's three-run seventh and the Rockets edged the Purple Roses to bounce back from Monday's opening-day loss to Manchester.

Senior Jake Tennant pitched a four-hitter with six strikeouts and no walks on 90 pitches for the complete-game win and helped his cause by going 2-for-3 with two doubles and a run scored. Senior Tyler Bruno also doubled and scored a run for Raritan.

Senior Jeff DeFazio was 1-for-3 with a run scored and senior Frank Bellezza went 2-for-3 to lead the St. Rose offense. Senior Evan Peeke allowed one run over six innings in taking the no-decision. Sophomore Jack Crawford pitched the seventh for St. Rose.

No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 17, Holmdel 0

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Holmdel (0-1, 0-1)00000XX013


Shane Panzini (W, 1-0)41003866
Matt Cloutier10000011
Alec Licato25220131
Matt Bracero14743036
Rob Shangle0.16771131
Christian Gravier1.21103038

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicStats
Robert Gonzalez2-4, 2B, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI
Shane Panzini3-3, 2 R, 3 RBI
Chris Sparber2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Alex Gonzalez2-3, 3 R, 2 RBI
Anthony Borriello2-3, 2 R, RBI
Ray Martini2-4, R, RBI
Brendan Crowley1-3


Shore 8, Rumson-Fair Haven 0

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Shore (1-0, 1-0)110303x8104


Kevin Shanes (L, 0-1)46531582
Nick Ferrara1000009
Mike Deusch (W, 1-0)710011084

Top Hitters

Charlie Tallman1-3
Shane McLaughlin2-4, R, 3 RBI
Matt Ippolito2-3, 2B, R
Gabe Zwerin2-3, 2B, R, RBI


No. 6 Manasquan 3, Monmouth 0

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Manasquan (1-0, 1-0)102000x341


Dante Ciaramella (L, 0-1)64313679
Spencer Bauer (W, 1-0)74000795

Top Hitters

Chris Anfuso1-3, 2B
Will Hopkinson2-2, 2 R
Spencer Bauer1-3, RBI
Alec Wells1-3, RBI



Class B North

Ocean 6, Colts Neck 4

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Colts Neck (0-1, 0-1) 3000010473


Max Winters (W, 1-0) 7 7 4 403 102
Walter Jordan 4 6 3 1 0 257
Nick Torres (L, 0-1) 1 132 2 1 27
Reece Horneck 2 1 0 0 1 4 39

Top Hitters

Ryan Toomey2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Cole Kelly1-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Nick Collano2-3
Scuba Hagerman2-3
Max Winters1-3, R, RBI
Colts NeckStats
Rob Mannino3-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Reece Horneck1-3, 3B, 2 RBI
George Zemlanicky1-3, 2B
Collin Kratzer2-4, R


Neptune 4, Middletown North 0

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Ryan Rozinski (L, 0-1)57421576
Tony Sansone10000018
Ron Cole (W, 1-0)52003888
Arden Underwood20002237

Top Hitters

Midd NorthStats
Jack Costigan1-2
John Gannon2-3, R, RBI
Sebastian Jno-Baptiste2-4, R, RBI
Kyle Bailey1-3, RBI
Brian Young1-2, R


No. 2 Wall 3, St. John Vianney 0

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Ryan Sekman (L, 0-1)41324473
Matt Dellea21002232
Trey Dombroski (W, 1-0)6100314102
Grant Shulman (SV, 1)10000113

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyStats
John Higgins1-2
Luciano Fabrizzi0-1, 2 BB
Teddy Sharkey1-2, RBI
Grant Shulman0-2, RBI
Jay Bant1-2, 2B
Tanner Powers0-1, 2 BB, R


Matawan 14, Red Bank 5

Seniors Jackson Hercek, Chris Gendi and winning pitcher Danny Hirujo each drove in three runs and the Huskies all 14 of their runs in the final three innings to pick up an opening-day win over the Bucs.

Hercek went 4-for-5 and ripped two doubles, Hirujo was 2-for-5 with one double and Gendi went 3-for-5.

Christian Rivera and Ben Palumbo each went 2-for-3, with Rivera adding a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Junior Jay Kalieta also went 1-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI in the win.

Hirujo allowed two earned tuns on five hits and four walks while striking out two and throwing 89 pitches. Sophomore Tim Egan pitched the final three innings, struck out four and earned the save while throwing 51 pitches.

Junior Max Stamer went 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored to lead Red Bank at the plate. Junior Jack McCabe was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and losing pitcher Jack Povey went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI. Sophomore Andrew Glauber also went 2-for-3 and senior Colin Chatto doubled and scored a run in the loss.

Povey allowed five earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out five before exiting with one out in the top of the fifth. The Villanova commit cruised through the first four innings before encountering trouble in Matawan's five-run fifth.



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