Class A Central

Raritan 7, Shore 1

Raritan (4-1, 3-0)15001007122
Shore (1-3, 1-2)0001000133



Matt Birdsall (W, 2-0)7310111109
Mike Deusch (L, 1-1)25663159
Mike Jelliff33110351
Oscar Scott24000129


Top Hitters

RaritanGame Stats
Matt Birdsall2-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Jake Tennant2-3, HBP, RBI
Ken Friend2-3, BB, R
Alex Lammatina1-4, R, 2 RBI
Tim Hayes2-3, R
George Burdick1-2, HBP, RBI, SB
ShoreGame Stats
James LaBruno2-3
Mike Jelliff1-3


Rumson-Fair Haven 7, Red Bank 6

Senior Alex Walsack's bases-loaded single scored three runs and capped a six-run rally in the top half of the final frame as the Bulldogs (2-4, 2-2) erased a five-run deficit to beat the Bucs (2-3, 1-3) in the Battle of Ridge Rd.

Senior Matt Fahey plated the first run of the inning with an RBI double and a two-run single by sophomore Christian Lanzalotto cut the Red Bank lead to 6-4. Fahey finished the game 3-for-4.

Red Bank jumped out to a 5-0 lead with a five-run first, which included just one run-scoring hit. Sophomore starting pitcher Jack Povey knocked in the first run with an RBI single and the next four runs scored on either walks or hit batters with the bases loaded.

P.K. Kelleher earned the win with two scoreless, hitless innings of relief and Dylan Avino tossed four solid innings of relief, allowing one run on three hits with two strikeouts and no walks.

Povey took a five-run lead into the seventh and recorded two outs before being lifted with 114 pitches for Will Grant, who took the loss. Povey struck out eight and walked three while allowing five runs - three earned - on eight hits.


Matawan 8, St. John Vianney 6

Mike Trapani went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI while Tom Collazo and Jake Burlew were each 1-for-3 with two runs scored to help the Huskies (3-2, 3-1) outlast the Lancers (1-2, 1-2).

Sophomore Jackson Hercek came on in relief of starter John Carelli and pitched the final four innings to earn the win. Matawan answered a four-run Vianney third inning with four runs in the top of the fourth to tie the game and took the lead in the top of the fifth on an error.

The Lancers put up four runs in the third on a solo home run by sophomore Chris Caragliano and a three-run double by classmate Spencer Margulis. Senior Gerardo Rivera-Colon hit a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to cut the Matawan lead to 8-6 before Hercek closed out the Huskies win.



Class B North

Wall 6, No. 6 Red Bank Catholic 3

The Crimson Knights rallied for five runs in the bottom of the sixth and held on to knock off the Caseys for their third straight win since an opening-day loss to Monmouth.

Junior Andy Lenneper dropped a single into left field with one out in the inning to tie the game at 3-3 and a sacrifice fly by sophomore Grant Schulman put Wall in front, 4-3. Senior Shane Richey then came through with a two-out, two-run double to left field to cap the six-inning scoring outburst and give the Crimson Knights a 6-3 lead.

Teddy Sharkey, Jason Horowitz and Trey Dombroski combined for 3 2/3 innings of shutout relief, with Horowitz picking up the win. Tanner Powers threw the first 3 1/3 innings to start the game and threw 70 pitches.

Red Bank Catholic senior Mike Veit opened the scoring with a solo home run in the top of the third and Wall countered with an RBI double by John Volpe in the bottom of the frame. RBC grabbed a 3-1 lead with two runs in the top of the fourth, highlighted by a double by senior Aidan Supp, who also scored on the back end of a double-steal.

Both Supp (2-for-3) and classmate Aaron Ahn (2-for-2) hit two doubles apiece.


Manasquan 7, No. 5 Monmouth 4

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Manasquan (3-2, 3-1)520000x7115



Dante Ciaramella (L, 1-1)17550126
Ricky Voss14220021
Charlie Kelly41000034
Tommy Sheehan (W, 1-1)5.154111096
James Harmstead (S, 1)1.20000026


Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Josh Jackson2-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Charlie Kelly1-2
ManasquanGame Stats
Tommy Sheehan2-3, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Dan Del Guercio2-3, 2 2B, R, RBI
Tommy Antonucci1-4, HR, R, RBI
Dylan Finn2-3, RBI
Adam Schreck1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Ethan Thompson1-3, 2B, R



Class B Central

Keansburg 10, Keyport 6

Keansburg (1-2, 1-1)121103210102
Keyport (0-2, 0-2)4000011636



Paul Eckleberry00444019
Matt Gibney (W, 1-0)63114699
Liam Meyer10103338
Colin Fernandez (L, 0-1)55522483
Chris Johnson25541242


Top Hitters

KeansburgGame Stats
Justin Alessi2-4, 3 R, BB
Joe Osterbye2-3, 2B, 3 R, RBI
KeyportGame Stats
Colin Fernandez3-3, BB, 3 RBI


No. 8 St. Rose 16, Ranney 0 (5 Innings)

Junior John Crowley threw the third no-hitter for St. Rose (4-0, 3-0) in as many Class B Central divisional games and the Purple Roses won their fourth straight to open the year by beating the Panthers (0-1, 0-1).

Senior Brendan Hueth went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI while junior Riley Maypother also went 2-for-2 and senior Joe Volpe also doubled and drove in two. Tommy Blaes chipped in a 2-for-3 effort at the plate to go along with an RBI.



Middletown North 10, Manchester 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Garrett French tossed a three-hitter on 58 pitches and the Lions (2-3) scored in four of the five innings to run away with a win over the Hawks (3-2). French struck out five and walked one.

Junior Tyler Ras went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI to lead a balanced offensive effort from top to bottom. Junior Nick Donato was 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI and senior Cody Sharkey finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and a run scored. Senior Mike Mercier was also 1-for-2 with a double and two batted in.

No. 3 CBA 11, Brick Memorial 5

Junior Nick Hohenstein belted a two-run home run to cap a six-run sixth inning that broke a 5-5 tie and lifted the Colts (5-0) to their fifth straight win to open the season. Hohenstein finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and two stolen bases.

Sophomore Tommy DiTullio also went 2-for-4 with three runs scored and juniors Jack Harnisch, Eddie Dudek, Andrea Dalatri and Matt Kern all added an extra-base hit. Harnish tripled and drove in two runs, Dudek doubled, scored one and drove in two, and Dalatri and Kern both doubled and drove in a run.

Blaine Netterman and T.J. Rosace each drove in two runs for the Mustangs (1-4), with Netterman going 1-for-4 and Rosace 1-for-3.



At Myrtle Beach

No. 9 Brick 15, Buckeye Valley (Oh.) 4 (6 Innings)

Junior Chris Salsano and senior A.J. Serrino combined to go 7-for-7 with four runs scored and three RBI and the Green Dragons (2-1) handled Buckeye Valley. Salsano was 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple and four runs score, while Serrino went 3-for-3 with three RBI.

Ed Zarzinski, Jerry Hutchison, Kenny Bala, John Prato and Cole Groschel each added two hits in Brick's 18-hit attack. Senior Jayden Tisseker worked three scoreless innings and allowed allowed one hit to earn the win.

Manalapan 13, St. Joseph by the Sea (N.Y.) 1 (5 Innings)

Junior Anthony Naylor went 3-for-3 with a triple and four RBI to lead an offensive outburst that carried the Braves to a win in Myrtle Beach. Robert Gargano was also 3-for-3 with a double and three runs scored and senior Steven Bullen was also perfect at 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI.

Senior Dan DeAlmeida was 1-for-2 with a double and three RBI and junior Jack Schweitzer finished 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Senior John Pudder pitched four shutout innings to earn the win, walking none, striking out four and allowing two hits.

Manalapan 4, Granby (Va.) 1

Steven Bullen belted a solo home run and Robert Gargano and Anthony Jomo pitched the Braves (4-2) to a win over previously unbeaten Granby (7-1). Junior Dan DeBlasio was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and junior Vinny Lanza finished 1-for-3 with two RBI.

Gargano allowed a run on three hits and three walks with six strikeouts in four innings and Jomo tossed three one-hit, shutout innings to pick up the save.


Ocean 5, Madison (Oh.) 4

Senior Phil DeMarco and sophomore Max Winters hit and pitched the Spartans (3-1) to an out-of-state win. DeMarco earned the win and knocked in the go-ahead run with a single in the fifth while Winters picked up the save and went 3-for-3 with three RBI.


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