Class A North

No. 9 Howell 1, Long Branch 0

Seniors Bryan Bernard and Ryan Bearse combined on a no-hitter with 19 strikeouts to lead the Rebels (3-2, 2-2) over the Green Wave (0-4, 0-3).

Bernard struck out 17 of 20 men he faced in six innings of work, issuing two walks and throwing 106 pitches.

With Bernard only four pitches away from reaching the state-mandated single-game limit, the senior left-hander was lifted for Bearse, who struck out two in a 15-pitch, one-two-three seventh inning to close out the win.

Senior Jake Kutcher singled and scored on a sacrifce fly by senior Kyle Brex in the third inning to account for the game's lone run.

Junior Ryan Wolf allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks in the loss while striking out three and throwing 65 pitches in four innings. Sophomore Tyler Abbott fired three innings of scoreless relief to keep Long Branch within a run.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Howell (3-2, 2-2) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 4 0
Long Branch (0-4, 0-3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

Pitching

Howell IP H R ER BB SO PC
Bryan Bernard (W, 1-1) 6 0 0 0 2 17 106
Ryan Bearse (SV, 1) 1 0 0 0 0 2 15
Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Wolf (L, 0-1) 4 3 1 1 3 3 65
Tyler Abbot 3 1 0 0 1 0 47

Top Hitters

Howell Stats
Kyle Brex 0-2, BB, RBI
Jake Kutcher 1-4, R, SB
Tommy Talbot 2-4
Long Branch Stats
Ivan Navarro 0-1, BB
Brendan Cuddy 0-2, BB

 

Class A South

Brick 5, Brick Memorial 2

Senior Joe Carchio doubled home two runs in Brick's four-run third inning and the Green Dragons (1-3, 1-2) held on to beat the rival Mustangs (1-3, 1-2).

Carchio finished 1-for-4 and senior Cole Groschel was 2-for-3 with a run scored to spark the Brick offense.

Sophomore Ethan Gonzales pitched 4 1/3 innings to earn the win. The left-hander allowed two earned runs on five hits and five walks while striking out five on 100 pitches.

Senior Lucas McLaughlin was 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored for Brick Memorial and senior T.J. Rosace (1-for-2) and junior Andrew White (1-for-3) each drove in a run in the loss.

McLaughlin also threw four innings in relief of senior starter and losing pitcher Tristan Savoia. Savoia allowed two earned runs on four hits and 71 pitches and McLaughlin allowed one unearned run on one hit and one walk while striking out three in 55 pitches.

Toms River North 2, No. 1 Jackson Memorial 0

Junior Robert Jeans pitched into the fifth inning to earn his second win of the season plated the second run of the game with an RBI double to help lead the Mariners past the previously-unbeaten Jaguars.

Sophomore Russ Thistle closed out the win with a three-inning save, allowing just one baserunner to reach, which came via a sixth-inning walk by Jackson Memorial junior first baseman Carmine Petosa.

Thistle took over with two on and none out in the fifth after junior second baseman Christian Pellone and senior shortstop Ahmir Cournier led off the inning with back-to-back singles off Jeans. Thistle got senior Alex Iadisernia to ground into a double play and retired junior designated hitter Tom Cartnick on a ground out to shortstop to strand Pellone at third.

Petosa worked a one-out walk in the sixth to bring up junior center fielder Ryan Lasko as the tying run. Toms River North's defense again came through, with junior third baseman Phil Antoniotti snaring Lasko's line drive and firing to first to double off Petosa and end the inning.

The sixth-inning double play prevented Jackson Memorial from turning the lineup over and Thistle retired the Jaguars' Nos. 8 and 9 batters to start the seventh before inducing Pellone into a game-ending fly out to left.

Toms River North struck first against Jaguars junior starter Nick Beetel in the third on an RBI fielder's choice ground out by senior shortstop Dylan Feigin. The rally started when Jackson Memorial committed its first error of the season, ending a streak of 26 innings without and error to start the season The Jaguars committed two more errors in the game.

Jeans came through with his RBI double in the top of the fifth.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
TR North (3-2, 3-1) 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 6 0
Jackson Mem (4-1, 3-1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3

Pitching

Toms River North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Robert Jeans (W, 2-0) 4 3 0 0 5 3 90
Russ Thistle (SV, 1) 3 0 0 0 1 0 25
Jackson Memorial IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Beetel (L, 1-1) 5 5 2 1 1 3 73
Rocco LaVista 2 1 0 0 0 2 30

Top Hitters

Toms River North Stats
Dylan Feigin 2-4, 2B, RBI
Robert Jeans 1-3, 2B, RBI
Sean Aguiar 2-3, R
Jackson Memorial Stats
Alex Iadisernia 1-2, 3B, HBP, SB

 

Central 10, Southern 2 

Junior Daniel Green went 3-for-4 with four RBI to lead a breakout performance at the plate for the Golden Eagles (1-4, 1-3) in a win over the Rams (2-3, 2-2).

Senior Scott Truhan was 3-for-3 with a run, senior Nick Altieri was 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI, sophomore Trevor Coltenback was 2-for-4 with two RBI and sophomore Evan Agrapides went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI in the win.

Junior Nick Firetto and winning pitcher Mike Masino each went 1-for-3 with two runs scored as well for Central. Masino allowed one earned run on three hits and four walks while striking out six on 113 pitches.

Senior A.J. Mandell went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Southern. Senior Cole Markley lasted two innings and took the loss.

Toms River South 12, Toms River East 0 (5 Innings)

Making his first start since 2017, senior Matt Hartshorn lost a no-hit bid with two out in the fifth and final inning before completing the one-hitter in an Indians (3-2, 2-2) win over the Raiders (3-2, 2-2) to sweep the season series.

After Hartshorn quickly retired the first two batters of the top of the fifth, pinch-hitter Jake Steinmetz hit the first pitch he saw into center field for a single and the first and only Toms River East hit.

Hartshorn missed the entire 2018 season while recovering from Tommy John Surgery and Tuesday night was his first start since his sophomore year in 2017. On Tuesday, he struck out five, walked one and needed only 60 pitches to finish the five-inning complete game.

Hartshorn also went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI at the plate to help spark Toms River South's offensive assault. Senior Gabe Driscoll was 2-for-3 with three RBI, including a two-run home run in the fifth.

Junior Jordan Erbe was 2-for-4 with a double, an RBI and a run scored, while senior Colin Mackle and junior Max Rivas each went 1-for-3 with two runs scored. Mackle's hit was a double and Rivas also added two RBI.

Toms River South hung up nine runs in the first inning, including eight on junior starter Matt Santos. Santos completed the inning and was charged with five earned runs.

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 13, Henry Hudson 0 (5 Innings)

Ranney 16, Asbury Park 5 (5 Innings)

Sophomore Deven Bhatnagar came up a single short of the cycle, but did one better by finishing 4-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, a home run and five RBI in a Panthers (3-0, 2-0) win over the Blue Bishops (0-4, 0-4).

Sophomore Charlie Chropuvka went 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI, freshman Brett Wehringer was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and senior Ethan Gavin finished 2-for-2 with four runs scored and an RBI to lead Ranney's offense.

After pitching a four-inning no-hitter Friday, Gavin (2-0) came back for the first three innings on Tuesday and limited Asbury Park to two runs on two hits and one walk while striking out five. Chropuvka struck out four and give up three runs on six hits over the final two innings.

Sophomore Jahsier Walker was 1-for-2 with a triple and an RBI for Asbury Park. Senior Alex Peavy also went 1-for-3 with two RBI and senior Jamir Cancel went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in the loss.

Point Beach 9, Keyport 2

Junior Will Baranello followed up his no-hitter last week with six strong innings as the Garnet Gulls (4-1, 4-0) completed a two-game sweep of the Red Raiders (0-4, 0-4). Baranello allowed one earned run on four hits and three walks while striking out six and tossing 90 pitches.

Freshman Andrew Banick struck out two in a perfect seventh inning to close it out.

Sophomore Alec Glen led Point Beach at the plate by going 2-for-4 with four RBI. Sophomore David Terra-Nova was 3-for-4 with two runs scored, sophomore Russell Alia went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI, and freshman Colin Matuschat finished 1-for-2 with two RBI.

Senior Justin Young was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and sophomore Sean Lachky went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored to lead Keyport.

Freshman Anthony Longo lasted three innings in taking the loss.

 

Class B South

No. 5 Jackson Liberty 5, Manchester 0

Juniors Shane Hickey and Ryan Gallacher combined on a three-hit shutout and the Lions (4-1, 4-0) blanked the Hawks (3-3, 2-2) to pick up a series sweep in B South.

Hickey allowed two hits and two walks over four innings and 74 pitches, striking out four. Gallacher followed with three innings in which he allowed one hit and a walk and struck out four on 40 pitches.

Hickey also went 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI at the plate. Senior Scott Wierciszewski was 2-for-3 with a two-run double in Jackson Liberty's five-run third inning.

Senior Connor Keenan was also 1-for-3 with a run scored, senior Kevin Ritz was 2-for-3 with a double and senior David Melfi finished 1-for-2 with an RBI and a run scored in the win.

Senior Mike Conger lasted 2 2/3 innings in taking the loss before junior Evan Scala came on to throw 3 1/3 one-hit innings with three strikeouts to halt the Lions offense.

Point Boro 11, Donovan Catholic 1 (6 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Point Boro (4-1, 3-1) 0 0 2 0 2 7 X 11 12 1
Donovan Cath (1-3, 0-3) 0 0 1 0 0 0 X 1 3 3

Pitching

Point Boro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sam Collins (W, 1-1) 5 2 1 1 0 7 72
John Alfonso 1 1 0 0 2 1 22
Donovan Catholic IP H R ER BB SO PC
Bob Nosti (L, 0-1) 3 4 2 0 0 0 47
Matt Colucci 2 2 2 2 1 1 34
Andrew Connallon 0.2 3 7 5 5 0 29
Pat Dowling 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 9

Top Hitters

Point Boro Stats
Sam Collins 2-3, 2B, 3 R
Nick Guzzi 3-4, 4 RBI
Nick Zbikowski 1-3, 2 R
Donovan Catholic Stats
Lawrence Zingi 1-2, RBI, 2 SB
Damian Johnson 1-1, R, SB

 

Lacey 16, Lakewood 0 (5 Innings)

Senior Jorden Jurkiewicz went 3-for-3 with two RBI and sophomore Brandon DeAngelo was 2-for-3 with four RBI to lead a 12-hit attack by the Lions (2-3, 1-2) that buried the Piners (0-3, 0-3).

All 12 of Lacey's hits were singles, with sophomore Matt Kaliske also going 2-for-4 with two RBI and senior Garrett Reilly knocking in two in a 1-for-4 day.

Senior Sam Sramaty allowed one hit over three scoreless innings to earn the win and senior Kevin Hayes followed him with two scoreless. Sramaty struck out five without walking a batter.

Senior Jonathan Santiago went 2-for-2 at the plate to lead Lakewood.

 

 

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