Class A North

Freehold Boro 5, Howell 3

The Colonials answered three Howell runs in the top of the first inning with four of their own in the bottom of the frame and Dane Della Valle settled in for the the next five innings to pitch the Colonials (11-8, 8-6) past the Rebels (8-9, 6-7).

After surrendering three first-inning runs, Della Valle fired five scoreless innings to finished with six innings and 111 pitches. The senior left-hander struck out three, walked six and gave up five hits.

Nick Aiello was 1-for-2 with two RBI, Steven Gee went 2-for-3 with a run and Henry Nonnamacher was 2-for-2 to lead the Freehold Boro lineup. Mark Costanzo was also 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the win.

Eddie Morales and Dylan Beyer each went 2-for-3 with a run scored and Tommy Talbot was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Howell

Brian Bernard gave up two earned runs in five innings and 82 pitches in taking the loss.


Manalapan 8, Neptune 1

Manalapan (16-5, 10-4)41020018110
Neptune (1-16, 1-13) 0000010121


Ben Levine (W)721136100
Sam Draper (L, 0-5)3.29772470
Kyle Bailey3.12111146

Top Hitters

Giovanni Ciaccio2-3, 3 R, RBI, 2B, HR
Dan DeBlasio2-2, R, 2 RBI, 2B
John Gannon1-3, RBI, 2B
Sebastian JnoBaptiste1-2, R


CBA 5, Freehold Twp. 3

Braedin Hunt pitched 4 1/3 innings to pick up the win and also singled home a run in the first inning to open the scoring, sparking the Colts (17-2, 12-1) to a win over the Patriots (9-9, 7-7). Hunt allowed two earned runs on six hits and no walks while striking out four and throwing 59 pitches.

Tom Rodgers belted a solo home run in the second inning and Matt Fitzsimmons cracked an RBI double for CBA. Joe Duffy was also 1-for-3 with a run scored and a stolen base.

Joe Escandon recorded three outs and Nick Hohenstein retired the final five men in order to pick up the save.

Ryan Ford went 2-for-2 with a double and two runs while Cristian Corcione was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for Freehold Township. Liam Simon allowed three earned runs on four hits and four runs and struck out four over six innings in taking the loss.


Marlboro 6, Colts Neck 1

Matt Lapoff struck out eight in six strong innings and Justin Levito followed up a 2-for-3 game at the plate by shutting the door in the seventh to nail down a Mustangs (8-9, 6-8) win over the Cougars (8-13, 5-9).

Levito doubled, homered and drove in three runs to lead the Marlboro offense and retired the side in order on eight pitches in the seventh with two strikeouts.

Lapoff turned in his second straight standout start after taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning against CBA last week. On Tuesday, he allowed one run on three hits with one walk while throwing 76 pitches.

Anthony Brienza was 1-for-2 with two runs scored and Ramon Fontanes went 1-for-3 with a double for Marlboro.

Hunter Boag was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored for Colts Neck and Chris Masterson suffered the loss on the mound.



Class A Central

Raritan 14, Matawan 3 (5 Innings)

Raritan (14-4, 10-2)07330XX1351
Matawan (8-7, 6-6)20100XX362


Jake Tennant (W)56320562
Richie Olsen (L, 1-2)23754158
Jimmy Nichols21658278
Christian Rodriguez11100015

Top Hitters

Jake Tennant1-2, 3B, R, 4 RBI
Dan Fiore1-3, 3 R, 3 SB
Jay Kalieta2-3, R, SB
Chris Gendi2-3, R, RBI


Holmdel 9, Shore 6

Ezra Caspi went 3-for-3 with a triple, three runs scored and three RBI to lead the Hornets (3-13, 2-9) past the Blue Devils (5-11, 3-9).

Jason Lyons (2-for-3) and Alex DiBona (2-for-4) each had two hits and two RBI, Mike Iulo was 1-for-4 with two RBI and Evan Smith went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the win.

Losing pitcher James LaBruno was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored and 2 RBI to lead Shore. Christian Bauman and Tommy Dunleavy also went 2-for-4 each, with Dunleavy doubling and driving in a run and Bauman scoring twice and driving in one. Mike Shirvanian also went 2-for-3 in the loss.


Red Bank 9, St. John Vianney 7

Winning pitcher Max Stamer helped his cause with two-run doubles in both the second and third innings to finish 2-for-4 with four RBI and carry the Bucs (7-9, 5-7) past the Lancers (9-6, 7-4) for a sweep of the regular-season series.

C.J. Paolino was 2-for-4 with two RBI and Colin Chatto was 2-for-5 with a double and two runs scored to back up Stamer and contribute to Red Bank's 13-hit attack. Aidan Kelly also went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored for Red Bank.

Jack Povey was 2-for-4 at the plate and closed out the game with two dominant innings, during which he struck out four and allowed just one base-runner, which came on an error.

Logan Marter was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI and Frank D'Alessio was 1-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI for St. John Vianney.


Class B North

Wall 10, Long Branch 0 (6 Innings)

Teddy Sharkey drove in four runs, Tanner Powers went 3-for-4 and Grant Shulman fired a three-hit shutout to lead the Crimson Knights (16-3, 13-1) past the Green Wave (6-14, 3-11).

Sharkey was 2-for-4 with a double, Powers doubled, scored two runs and drove in another, and Shulman struck out seven without walking a batter. Shulman also went 1-for-1 with a triple, a run and an RBI at the plate.

John Iradi was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored, Dylan Richey was 1-for-2 with a run scored and two RBI, and John Volpe went 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Ivan Navarro, Matt Mincieli and James Horniacek each went 1-for-3 for Long Branch.


Manasquan 8, Middletown South 6

Ethan Thompson hit a grand slam in the bottom of the sixth inning that turned out to be crucial in a Warriors (8-10, 5-9) win over the Eagles (9-10, 6-8).

Dylan Walling hit a grand slam during a five-run seventh inning for Middletown South that pulled the Eagles within 8-6 before Hayden Kunz finished off the inning to survive the scare and preserve the win.

Mike Anthony worked the first four innings to earn the win, allowing one run on a solo home run by Chris Lotito while striking out four and walking one.

Tommy Antonucci was 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI, James Harmstead was 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI, and Alex Wells was 1-for-1 with two RBI for Manasquan.

Jack Sheridan and Trevor Brey each went 2-for-4 with a run scored for Middletown South, Brey also driving in a run.


Ocean 17, Monmouth 11 (8 Innings)

Ocean (11-10, 6-8)2061001717163
Monmouth (12-7, 9-5)2050211111155


Mark Butler39772471
Michael Cascaes22223044
Scuba Hagerman11000126
Max Winters (W)21101034
Dante Ciaramella2.18871254
Alex Alonso1.12001333
Charlie Kelly (L)2.13441045
Seth Gonzalez01551018
Ricky Voss13000017

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Kevin D’Auria3-3, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB
Max Winters3-5, 2B, RBI, 2 R, BB
Ryan Toomey5-6, 2B, 6 RBI, 2 R
Matt Redbord2-3, 3 RBI, HBP
Cole Kelly2-6, RBI, R, HBP
MonmouthGame Stats
Justin Scotto3-4, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI, BB, R, SB
Ricky Voss3-5, 2 2B, 2R
Liam Kile2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB, SB
Chris Anfuso3-4, RBI, 3 R


Red Bank Catholic 1, Middletown North 0

Alex Gonzales singled home Elijah Ally from second in the bottom of the third inning for the game's lone run and the Caseys beat Tyler Ras and the Lions behind a three-hit shutout by freshman Shane Panzini.

Midd North (6-13, 4-10)0 0 00 0 0 003 0
RBC (15-5, 10-4)0 0 1 00 0X13 2


Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Tyler Ras (L, 0-4)63 11 0 8 69
Shane Panzini (W) 7 3 0 01 478
Red Bank CatholicStats
Alex Gonzales2-3, RBI



Ranney 11, Wardlaw-Hartridge 1



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