Class A North

Howell 3, Marlboro 2

Nick Ruszczyk came through with a go-ahead two-run triple in the bottom of the fifth inning that proved to be the difference as the Rebels (3-1, 2-1) upended the Mustangs (3-3, 2-3).

Ryan Bearse finished 1-for-2 with a walk, a run scored and the other Howell RBI at the plate, while Kyle Brex was 1-for-3 with a double.

Jake Leonardo pitched 1 1/3 innings in relief of starter Mike Wynne (78 pitches) to earn the win and Ryan Bearse shut the door with two scoreless innings.

Gurkaran Singh went 3-for-4 with an RBI while Justin Levito and Justin Kapuscinski each went 1-for-4 with a run scored. Levito's hit was a double.

 

Class A Central

Matawan 1, Holmdel 0

Junior Chris Gendi twirled a five-hit shutout on 102 pitches and the Huskies (2-2, 2-2) edged the Hornets (1-3, 1-2). Gendi struck out six and did not walk a batter.

Richie Olsen went 1-for-2 and plated Jay Kalieta with the game's lone run on a sacrifice fly in the top of the first inning. Steve Salot was 2-for-3 and Jackson Hercek went 1-for-3 as part of a four-hit day for Matawan's lineup.

Jason Lyons limited the Huskies to one earned run on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts in taking the hard-luck loss. He pitched all seven innings and threw 91 pitches. Brendan Crowley went 2-for-3 at the plate for Holmdel.

 

Class A South

No. 7 Toms River North 3, Brick Memorial 2 (10 Innings)

Jon Giordano delivered a game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Mariners (4-2, 3-1) survived an extra-inning affair against the Mustangs (3-3, 0-2).

Alex Klalo led off the 10th with a single, moved to second base on an error and scored on Giordano's winning hit to left field.

Jared Bellissimo launched a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning to give Toms River North a 2-0 lead - Bellissimo's third homer in two games. The senior left-hander also picked up the win on the mound, pitching 1 2/3 innings of relief with non runs on one hit, no walks and two strikeouts.

Craig Larsen worked the first 8 1/3 and struck out a career-high 12 while firing 106 pitches. Larsen allowed a pair of earned runs on seven hits and three walks.

Sean Beck sent the game into extra innings with his two-out RBI single in the top of the seventh inning that tied the game at 2-2. Beck also scored the other Brick Memorial run and finished 1-for-3, while Mike Sullivan and Max Cala each went 2-for-4.

Tristan Savoia took the hard-luck loss, allowing an unearned run to score after his 3 1/3 innings and 50 pitches of work. Starter Nick Stephan surrendered two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out four on 86 pitches.

 

No. 6 Central 12, Brick 10

Senior Vance Pelino hit a grand slam during Central's six-run third inning and the Golden Eagles (4-1, 3-1) outslugged the Green Dragons (1-4, 0-4).

Pelino finished 3-for-4, while Tyler Aires was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI and Nick Altieri went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

A.J. Smith allowed an earned run in 4 1/3 innings to improve to 3-0 on the mound.

Joe Guerra went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for Brick while Jimmy Leblo was 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI in the loss. Cole Groschel also doubled and drove in two for the Dragons.

 

Southern 3, No. 5 Jackson Memorial 1

Austin Pharo doubled home a run, Brady Clark singled one in and Mike Schiatarella fired six strong innings to lead the Rams (1-4, 1-3) to the first win of the season while also handing the Jaguars (5-1, 3-1) their first loss.

Schiatarella scattered seven hits over six innings and allowed one run. He struck out seven, walked two and threw 106 pitches. Andrew Luongo turned in a scoreless seventh with one hit, one walk and two strikeouts to pick up the save.

Aiden Hoszzu was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Cole Markley finished 2-for-2 for Southern.

Troy Bathmann and Alex Iadisernia each went 2-for-4 for Jackson Memorial, with Bathman scoring a run as well.

Matt D'Amore took the loss on the mound, allowing three runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 while walking four and striking out two. Joe Princiotti pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief following D'Amore.

 

Toms River East 10, Toms River South 3

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TR East (4-0, 4-0)190000010131
TR South (1-4, 1-3)0020010373

Pitching

TR EastIPHRERBBSOPC
Brad Brush (W, 1-0)773333106
TR SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Tom Spiwak (L, 0-1)1.16661138
Keifer Samul1.23441240
Logan Spakowski13000015
Erik Narvaez2.10000125
Rich Sansone0.21000010

Top Hitters

TR EastStats
Brad Brush2-4, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI
Ahmir Cournier2-5, 2 2B, R, RBI
Aidan Meola3-4, 2 R, RBI
Ryan Goodall2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Mike Farinaccio2-4, RBI
Jay Longo1-2, 2 R, 2 SB
TR SouthStats
T.J. Scuderi1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Gabe Driscoll1-4, RBI

 

 

Class B North

Manasquan 12, Middletown North 7

James Harmstead and Dylan Finn each went 3-for-4 with an RBI and the Warriors (4-1, 3-1) scored four runs each in the third, fifth and sixth innings to rally from an early five-run hole and defeat the winless Lions (0-5, 0-4).

Alec Wells hit a two-run double in the third to cut the Middletown North lead to 5-4. James Harmstead, Alex Galvan and Dylan Finn each had an RBI single in the sixth inning that broke the game open, while Tommy Antonucci highlighted the final Manasquan rally with an RBI triple.

The Warriors took an 8-6 lead with four in the fifth, scoring on a wild pitch, a ground out, and a two-run error.

Wells finished 1-for-3 with three RBI, Galvan was 1-for-3 with two RBI, Tommy Antonucci was 2-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI and Will Hopkinson finished 2-for-4 with two runs scored.

Middletown North jumped out to a 5-0 lead with one in the first on an error and four in the second, highlighted by a two-run double by Tyler Ras. Ras finished 2-for-4 with three RBI and added an RBI triple in the fourth inning.

Hayden Kunz secured the win with 5 1/3 innings on the mound in relief of starter Tim McEneny. Kunz allowed one earned run on two hits and now walks and recorded one strikeout on 72 pitches.

 

No. 10 Monmouth 3, Long Branch 1

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Long Branch (2-3, 1-3)0000001180
Monmouth (4-2, 2-2)003000x362

Pitching

Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Minicieli (L, 2-1)55332566
Jahaire Smith-Moore11001121
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Liam Kile (W, 1-0)6.26110484
Seth Gonzalez (S, 1)0.1000001

Top Hitters

Long BranchGame Stats
Matt Mincieli3-4
James Horniacek2-3
Nick Luhn1-4, R
MonmouthGame Stats
Dante Ciaramella1-3, RBI, R
Liam Kile2-3, RBI
Chris Anfuso1-2, R

 

Class B Central

Keansburg 11, Keyport 1 (5 Innings)

Joe Osterbye and Justin Alessi each collected two hits and Osterbye, Gabe Torres, Paul Eckleberry and Connor Graf each drove in two runs as the Titans (3-1, 3-0) wiped out the Red Raiders (0-4, 0-4).

Osterbye finished 2-for-2 with three runs scored, Alessi was 2-for-4 with the game-ending single in the fifth and Torres and Eckleberry each finished 1-for-3.

Eckleberry also pitched all five innings to earn the win, pitching a four-hitter with no walks and seven strikeouts on 75 pitches.

J.J Young drilled a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning to temporarily extend the game for Keyport. Lucas Dant worked three innings and 71 pitches in taking the loss.

 

Ranney 19, Henry Hudson 8 (6 Innings)

 

St. Rose 4, Mater Dei Prep 2

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St Rose (3-1, 3-0)0400000460
Mater Dei (1-3, 1-2)0000200252

Pitching

St. RoseIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Marini (W, 2-0)4.25225580
Evan Peeke (S, 1) 2.10002440
Mater DeiIPHRERBBSOPC
Greg Bender (L, 0-1)654464103
Justin Tumulty11000014

Top Hitters

St. RoseStats
Riley Maypother1-4, 2 RBI
Mario Bove1-3, R, 2 RBI
Brody Maypother1-3, 2B, BB
Mater DeiStats
Ryan Turner1-2, 2B, 2 BB
Thomas Olausen1-4, RBI
Joe Profaci1-2, 2B, 2 BB

 

Point Beach 5, Asbury Park 4

Jean Verrier walked with the bases loaded to force in the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Garnet Gulls (3-1, 3-0) rallied to deny the Blue Bishops (0-3, 0-3) the Class B Central upset.

Verrier finished 1-for-2 with two RBI, including the game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning.

John Nista was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI for Point Beach and teammates Josh Yates, Jude Lovegren, Phil Antoniotti and Chris Russo all finished 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Antoniotti took over for starter Luke Testa on the mound in the top of the third inning and pitched the final 4 2/3 to earn the win. Antoniotti allowed one unearned run on two hits and no walks while striking out three and throwing 55 pitches.

Bismarck Garcia-Mendez went 2-for-4 with three RBI to lead Asbury Park at the plate while Deris Urbina Martinez took the loss after allowing four runs over six innings and 97 pitches.

 

 

Class B South

Lakewood 5, Donovan Catholic 4

Winning pitcher Aurelio Mendez drove in the game-winning run to lead the Piners (1-2, 1-2) past the Griffins (1-4, 0-4) for their first win of the season.

 

Manchester 7, Barnegat 3

Junior catcher Jack Felipe homered and drove in four runs while winning pitcher Ryan Costello doubled twice and drove in one as the Manchester battery led the Hawks past the Bengals.

Both Felipe and Costello finished 2-for-4 with a run scored, while John Simonini was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored. Felipe's seventh-inning three-run homer extended Manchester's lead to 7-3.

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Manchester (4-1, 4-1)2101003771
Barnegat (1-4, 1-3)10001103111

Pitching

ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
 Ryan Costello (W, 1-1) 4.1 9 2 2 7 4 90
 Jacob Roberts 2.2 2 1 1 1 2 41
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
 Liam Corbett (L, 0-3) 6 5 4 3 4 5 86
 Ryan Bush 1 2 3 3 1 0 21

Top Hitters

ManchesterStats
 Jack Felipe 2-4, R, 4 RBI, HR
 Ryan Costello 2-4, 2 2B
BarnegatStats
 Brian Finucan 2-3, 2B, R
 Joe Coleman 2-3
 Tyler Suydam 3-4, RBI

 

No. 4 Jackson Liberty 6, Lacey 0

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Jackson Lib (4-0, 4-0)1001103683
Lacey (3-2, 2-2)0000000020

Pitching

Jackson LibertyIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Pickus (W, 2-0)720001291
LaceyIPHRERBBSOPC
Evan Wallis (L, 1-1)66334391
Josh Fracasso12331120

Top Hitters

Jackson LibStats
Scott Wierciszewski2-4, HR, 3 RBI
David Melfi1-2, 2 BB, RBI
Billy Hart1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Connor Keenan2-4, R
Daniel Sofield1-3, BB, R
LaceyStats
Jorden Jurkiewicz1-3
Garrett Reilly1-1

 

Point Boro 9, Pinelands 0

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Point Boro (2-2, 2-2)50220009131
Pinelands (2-3, 2-2)0000000015

Pitching

Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Guzzi (W, 1-0)61000732
Andrew Laspina1000006
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Peter Hammond (L, 0-1)311931299
Patrick Apgar32000350
Anthony Diaz100 01122

Top Hitters

Point BoroStats
Sam Collins2-4, R
Nick Guzzi0-3, 2 RBI
Ryan Sansone2-5, 2 R, 2B, RBI
Nick Zbikowski3-3, R, RBI
Cole Young1-3, 3 RBI, 2B
PinelandsStats
Sean O’Rourke1-2, SB