Baseball Tuesday Scoreboard, 5/2/17
Class A North
Colts Neck 14, Neptune 7
|Colts Neck (8-6, 6-4)||3||0||1||8||1||1||0||14||17||1|
|Neptune (4-9, 3-7)||3||2||0||0||2||0||0||7||14||5|
|Jon Weitzman (W, 2-1)||6||14||7||6||2||4||100|
|Justin Tucker (L, 2-3)||3.1||11||9||8||2||1||87|
|Colts Neck||Game Stats|
|Hunter Boag||3-3, 2 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI|
|Anthony Galason||3-5, 2B, HR, 4 R, 3 RBI|
|Dan Schulte||3-4, 2 2B, BB, R, RBI|
|Jon Weitzman||2-5, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI|
|Sebastian JnoBaptiste||3-4, 2B, R|
|Aedan Martin||2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI|
|Ron Cole||3-4, RBI|
The Cougars pounded 12 extra-base hits and 17 hits overall to double up the Scarlet Fliers. Anthony Galason belted a home run and a double, while Hunter Boag, Dan Schulte and Jon Weitzman each picked up two doubles. Jack Tirrell, Brendan Clarke, Nick Straub and Joe Kohm each added a double as well.
Freehold Twp. 6, No. 9 Freehold Boro 2
Ryan Ford allowed two earned runs on three hits over five innings and drew a bases-loaded walk to help his cause as the Patriots (8-5, 7-3) beat the Colonials (10-5, 7-4) to move within a half-game of first-place Manalapan in the Class A North race. Ford fired 90 pitched, walked five and struck out two.
Mike Pirrotta and Nick Coluccio each went 1-for-2 with two RBI to lead the Freehold Township offense and Cristian Corcione also singled and scored a run.
Mark Constanzo went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored at the plate and also took the loss on the mound while throwing 69 pitches. Nick Aiello also went 2-for-4 and Tom Holdorf checked in with a double in the loss.
Marlboro 8, Howell 5
Mark Ventre went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI out of the leadoff spot and Jeremy Bello worked six innings to pick up the win as the Mustangs (8-9, 4-6) held off the Rebels (6-10, 2-9).
Bello allowed three earned runs on seven hits over six innings while striking out seven and walking two on 89 pitches.
Gene Napolitano was 1-for-2 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI, Devonte Smith was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI.
Mike Walsh homered for Howell, Grant Hackett and Ean Craig both went 2-for-4 and Will Rittweger was 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBI in the loss.
Ryan Bearse entered with none out in the fourth and pitched four shutout innings of relief after Marlboro scored eight runs in the first three-plus innings.
Class A South
Brick 10, Central 0 (6 Innings)
A.J. Serrino went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run and three RBI to back dominant pitching by Jayden Tisseker and Ed Zarzinski as the Green Dragons (9-3, 6-2) handled the Golden Eagles (5-6, 4-5).
Tisseker allowed one hit over four scoreless innings and 48 pitches while striking out three to earn the win. Zarzinski retired all six batters he faced to finish off the combined one-hit shutout.
Jared Morris took the loss for Central and threw 71 pitches.
Southern 2, Jackson Memorial 1 (10 Innings)
Joey Robertson scored the winning run on an overthrow to third base in the bottom of the 10th and the Rams (7-4, 6-4) walked off with a win over the Jaguars (5-8, 4-6).
Robertson finished the game 1-for-5 and Pat Barrett was 2-for-3 to highlight the Southern offense.
Andrew Luongo earned the win with two innings of scoreless relief to follow starter Zach Fillmore, who continued his strong season Tuesday. The senior left-hander allowed one unearned run on five hits while striking out seven without walking a batter during eight innings and 103 pitches of work.
Starting pitcher Andrew Sefick had two of Jackson Memorial's three hits in the game and Christian Pellone was 1-for-3 with a double. Sefick threw 91 pitches over six innings and allowed one earned run on three hits and three walks while striking out five. Tim Halasnik took the loss and threw 40 pitches.
No. 1 Toms River South 7, Toms River East 6 (8 Innings)
Justin Fall ripped a shot through the first baseman with two out in the bottom of the eighth to plate the winning run and the Indians (11-1, 9-1) walked off with a win over the Raiders (2-10, 2-8).
Matt Shiffer earned the win in relief and also went 4-for-4 with two runs scored at the plate. Tom Campo added two doubles and two RBI while T.J. Scuderi chipped in with a two-run single.
Toms River East scored four runs in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 6-6. Nick DeGennaro slammed a bases-loaded double off the left-field wall to plate two runs and after a walk, Danny Clemente ripped a game-tying two run single.
No. 10 Toms River North 6, Brick Memorial 3
|Brick Mem. (3-12, 1-8)||0||0||0||1||0||2||0||3||5||2|
|TR North (8-4, 7-4)||1||0||2||0||3||0||X||6||10||3|
|Trevor Sherman (L, 0-4)||4||5||3||3||2||3|
|Jared Bellissimo (W, 2-1)||5||3||1||1||1||4|
|Brody Sprinkle (S, 1)||2||2||2||0||0||1|
|Brick Mem.||Game Stats|
|John Votta||2-3, run|
|Mike Murphy||1-2, BB|
|TR North||Game Stats|
|Craig Larsen||3-4, triple, 2 runs, SB|
|Alex Klalo||2-4, 2 runs|
|Mike Nyisztor||1-2, BB, 2 RBI, 2 runs|
|Jared Bellissimo||2-3, 3 RBI|
|Austin Feigin||1-2, 2B, BB|
Class B North
No. 6 Monmouth 12, Long Branch 2 (6 Innings)
|Long Branch (3-13, 0-11)||0||1||1||0||0||0||x||2||4||2|
|Monmouth (12-4, 8-3)||4||3||0||0||4||1||x||12||13||1|
|Juwan Wilkins (L, 0-2)||4.2||12||11||10||3||1||112|
|Noah Eggenschwiler (W, 1-0)||6||4||2||1||2||4||84|
|Long Branch||Game Stats|
|Nick Luhn||1-2, 2B, RBI|
|Pasa Fields||1-3, RBI|
|Paul Birzin||2-3, HR, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R|
|Josh Jackson||2-3, HR, 2B, RBI|
|Justin Scotto||2-3, 2B, RBI, 2 R, SB|
|Mike Valerio||2-4, 3 RBI, R|
|Eli Rife||2-2, RBI, 2 R|
Paul Birzin connected on a three-run home run during Monmouth's four-run first inning and Josh Jackson later launched a solo blast to dead centerfield to power the Falcons to a win over the Green Wave and into a tie for first place in Class B North with Manasquan.
Middletown South 8, No. 3 Wall 7
Sophomore Aurellio Licata drilled a tiebreaking two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning for his second homer of the game and the Eagles (9-6, 6-5) turned a game-ending double play with the bases loaded to hold on for a thrilling win over the Crimson Knights (11-5, 7-4).
Licata finished 3-for-4 with five RBI, including a three-run home run to tie the game at 4-4 in the top of the third inning.
Sophomore Robby Zega went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and entered the game on the mound with the bases loaded and one out in the seventh and a run already in after starter John Martin reached the one-game limit with 111 pitches.
Zega and Wall sophomore Dylan Richey locked up for an eight-pitch battle and on the final pitch of the at-bat, Richey hit a ground ball to third baseman Ben Porpora, who started a 5-2-3 double play to end the game.
Joe Shimko and Kevin Lenneper hit back-to-back doubles off Martin to start the bottom of the seventh inning and cut the Middletown South lead to 8-7. John Volpe was 1-for-4 with two RBI and Shane Richey was 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in the loss.
Martin allowed seven runs - just two earned - on 10 hits and two walks while striking out seven to earn the win. Wall starter Matt Yard lasted three innings and 61 pitches, while Alex Smith struck out five in three innings of relief. Mike Vita pitched the seventh and took the loss.
Class B Central
Henry Hudson 17, Ranney 10
Keansburg 10, Keyport 0 (5 Innings)
Matt Gibney pitched a three-hit shutout over five innings and went 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI to lead the Titans (6-7, 6-4) past the rival Red Raiders (4-9, 4-6) for the second time this season.
Justin Alessi was 3-for-3 with four runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases out of the leadoff spot, while David Clayton went 1-for-3 with three RBI. Liam Meyer was 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored, Liam Riecks was 1-for-3 with two RBI and Kirk Martinez finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two stolen bases in the win.
Justin Young threw 70 pitches in taking the loss, while Shane Chandler was 1-for-2 with a double for Keyport.
Point Beach 19, Asbury Park 4 (5 Innings)
John Nista was 2-for-3 with a homer, a double, two runs scored and two RBI while Roddy Rupp and Ryan Craig drove in four runs apiece to lead a relentless Garnet Gulls (6-6, 6-4) offense in a win over the Blue Bishops (0-6, 0-6).
Rupp was 3-for-4 with a double and a run scored, while Craig finished 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Phil Antoniotti was also 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI, while Jude Lovegren went 1-for-1 with three runs scored and two RBI.
Vincent Storino and Kevin Donnelly each went 1-for-2 with a double, with Storino driving in a run and Donnelly scoring one.
Chris Russo racked up nine strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings of scoreless, one-hit relief to earn the win.
Devin Nash-McGee and Luis Rodriguez each went 1-for-2 with two runs scored for Asbury Park, with Rodriguez also driving in a run.
St. Rose 24, Mater Dei Prep 2 (5 Innings)
|St. Rose (13-1, 9-0)||1||9||10||2||2||24||25||1|
|Mater Dei (6-6, 6-4)||0||0||2||0||0||2||5||6|
|Brian DiPasquale (W, 4-0)||3||3||2||2||1||3||51|
|Kevin Olausen (L, 1-2)||1.1||9||8||6||0||0||65|
|St. Rose||Game Stats|
|Riley Maypother||3-3, 3 R, 3 RBI, SB, HBP|
|Brody Maypother||2-3, HR, R, 3 RBI|
|Mario Bove||3-3, 3 2B, 3 R, 4 RBI|
|Joe Volpe||3-6, 4 R, 2 RBI, SB|
|Sammy Sestito||3-5, R, 3 RBI|
|Mater Dei||Game Stats|
|Vinny Stanziale||1-2, RBI|
Nine St. Rose players collected at least two hits and the Purple Roses overwhelmed the Seraphs to keep rolling through Class B Central.
Class B South
Donovan Catholic 5, Lakewood 0
Zach Mann pitched a two-hit shutout and went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Griffins (6-8, 5-6) to a win over the Piners (2-11, 1-10). Ryan Miller also added an RBI when he drove in the first run of the game with an RBI single.
Barnegat 5, Manchester 4
|Manchester (6-7, 6-5)||0||1||0||1||2||0||0||4||8||1|
|Barnegat (6-8, 5-6)||0||2||2||0||1||0||X||5||6||1|
|James Johns (L, 2-1)||5||5||5||4||5||4||87|
|Justin Diefenbach (W, 2-1)||5||8||4||4||3||2||74|
|Ryan Bush (S)||2||1||0||0||0||4||30|
|Jack Felipe||2-2, run, SB|
|Charlie Kremer||2-4, RBI|
|James Johns||1-2, RBI|
|Tyler Suydam||2-3, 2B, 2 runs, RBI, SB|
|Ethan Fox||1-2, RBI|
|Nik Caputo||1-2, RBI|
Tyler Suydam doubled, advanced on a passed ball and scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball in the bottom of the fifth and the Bengals edged the Hawks.
Jackson Liberty 4, No. 5 Lacey 2
|Jackson Lib. (8-6, 7-4)||1||0||1||1||0||1||0||4||6||1|
|Lacey (13-2, 9-2)||1||0||0||0||0||0||1||2||5||4|
|Nick DeCarlo (W, 2-2)||7||5||2||1||3||8||114|
|Anthony Elefante (L, 1-1)||6||6||4||3||1||5||100|
|Jackson Lib.||Game Stats|
|Shane Hickey||1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI|
|Daniel Sofield||1-3, 2 Runs|
|Billy Hart||1-4, 2B, RBI|
|Scott Wiercisewski||1-4, RBI|
|Justin Thompson||1-3, 2B, RBI, BB|
|Miles Feaster||1-4, Run|
|Jorden Jurkiewicz||1-4, Run|
Billy Hart and Scott Wierciszewski each picked up early two-out RBI and freshman Shane Hickey drove in two more runs to back sophomore Nick DeCarlo as Jackson Liberty beat Lacey to end the Lions' 10-game winning streak and keep the Class B South championship up for grabs.
Hart lifted a two-out RBI double in the top of the first and Wierciszewski punched a 2-2 pitch from Lacey starter Anthony Elefante into right field for an RBI single in the top of the third. Hickey added a sacrifice fly in the fourth and rolled into an RBI ground out in the fourth.
Hickey also doubled and scored in the third and started a 5-3 double play at third base to end the second inning.
DeCarlo faced the tying run in the form of Lacey cleanup hitter Justin Thompson - who already doubled in a run in the game - in the bottom of the seventh. With 108 pitches, Thompson was the last batter DeCarlo could face and he fell behind 3-0 before coming back with three straight strikes to end the game.
Pinelands 11, Point Boro 1 (5 Innings)
|Point Boro (6-8, 4-7)||0||1||0||0||0||1||6||3|
|Pinelands (7-6, 7-4)||2||1||0||5||3||11||9||1|
|Tom Paul (L, 1-4)||4||6||8||4||0||6||75|
|Joey McDonald (W, 1-1)||5||6||1||1||2||2||77|
|Point Boro||Game Stats|
|Chris Burke||3-4, 3 runs, RBI, 2 SB|
|Tommy Madge||2-3, 2 runs, RBI|
|Joey McDonald||1-2, 2B|
|Noah Dean||1-3, 2B, RBI|
Red Bank 5, Ocean 1
Winning pitcher Jack Povey tied the game with an RBI single in the top of the sixth and Jack Stamer gave Red Bank the lead in that same inning with a go-ahead, three-run double that propelled the Bucs (6-8) to a win over the Spartans (7-11).
Povey pitched a complete-game three-hitter on 104 pitches with eight strikeouts to earn the win. Max Winters suffered the loss for Ocean and threw 101 pitches.