Class A North

Manalapan 5, Neptune 3

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Manalapan (8-2, 4-1)3020000562
Neptune (2-6, 2-4)1001001372

 

Pitching

ManalapanIPHRERBBSO
John Pudder (W, 2-1)6.173344
Justin Korman0.200002

 

NeptuneIPHRERBBSO
Dylan Taliaferro (L, 0-2)335247
Sam Draper430023

 

Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Dan DeBlasio1-3, R, 2B
Dan DeAlmeida2-3, 2 RBI, 2B

 

NeptuneGame Stats
Aedan Martin2-4, R
Ron Cole1-3, 2 RBI, BB, 2B

 

No. 7 Freehold Boro 9, Howell 3

Junior Mark Costanzo was 2-for-3 with his second home run in as many days and the Colonials (6-4, 5-3) jumped on the Rebels (2-6, 1-6) early to spark an A North win. Constanzo knocked in a run with an RBI single in a four-run first for Freehold and added a solo home run in the fourth.

Senior Isaiah Howard was 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI and senior Tom Holdorf went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Senior Chris Cassandra also went 1-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored, while junior Matt Granato was 2-for-3 with a run scored in the win.

Granato also pitched the final inning to seal the win for Dan Della Valle, who allowed one earned run on six hits and two walks over six innings of work. He struck out four and threw 101 pitches.

Senior Grant Hackett was 2-for-4 with two RBI for Howell.

 

Colts Neck 9, Marlboro 2

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Marlboro (4-5, 1-4)0002000282
Colts Neck (4-4, 3-3) 002034x9112

 

Pitching

MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Ian Li (L, 1-1)4.16542 4 79
Will Kramer12111122
Matt LaPoff0.23321223
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Kevin Condon46212181
Matt Hawkins (W, 1-0)32001043

 

Top Hitters

Marlboro 
Mark Ventre2-3, RBI
Vin Ferrigno2-3, R
Will Trochiano2-4
Colts NeckGame Stats
Joe Kohm2 4, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R
Nick Straub2-3, 2 R, 2B, RBI
Jack Tirrell1-2, 2 R, 2B
John Weitzman3-3, 2 R, RBI
Dan Schulte1-1, RBI
Adrian Jimenez1-3, RBI
Shawn Scully1-1, R

Junior Joe Kohm hit a go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the fifth inning and added another RBI double in the bottom of the sixth and the Cougars surged to a win over the Mustangs.

 

 

Class A Central

Matawan 1, Raritan 0

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Raritan (7-2, 5-1)0000000061
Matawan (6-3, 5-1)010000X151

 

Pitching

RaritanIPHRERBBSOPC
Zack Johnston (L, 2-1)6 51 00872
MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Kyle Gamble (W, 2-2)76001173

 

Top Hitters

RaritanGame Stats
Tyler Bruno2-3
Jake Tennant2-3
MatawanGame Stats
Stephen Salot2-2
Wayne Bloom2-2
Mike Trapani1-3, SB, Run

Senior Mike Trapani created the game's lone run with his bat and his legs and senior right-hander Kyle Gamble did the rest during a six-hit shutout as the Huskies handed the Rockets their first A Central loss and pulled even at the top of the division standings.

Trapani doubled to lead off the bottom of the second inning, stole third and scored when the throw bounded into left field.

 

Holmdel 6, Shore 0

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Shore (2-6, 2-4)0000000022
Holmdel (3-5, 3-3)040200x6111

 

Pitching

ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Shirvanian (L)7116500
HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
Alec Licato (W, 1-0)62001681

 

Top Hitters

ShoreGame Stats
James LaBruno1-3, 2B
HolmdelGame Stats
Sal Monticiollo2-4, RBI
Alex Galarza2-4, RBI
Jason Lyons2-3, 2B
Mike Devino2-3, 2 runs

 

St. John Vianney 3, Red Bank 2

The Lancers (3-4, 2-4) plated three runs in the bottom of the first inning and that was all they would need to hold off the Bucs (4-4, 2-4).

Junior Logan Marter and sophomore Brendan Martin combined to hold Red Bank to a pair of runs on five hits. Marter gave up an unearned run on two hits and four walks with seven strikeouts over three frames and Martin surrendered an earned run on three hits with four walks and three strikeouts over four innings. Marter threw 82 pitches and Martin threw 80, with Martin picking up the win.

Senior Matt Santos was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored for Red Bank, while Bucs starter Jack Povey helped his cause by going 1-for-2 and driving in both Red Bank runs.

Povey allowed two earned runs on only two one hit while walking five and striking out nine. He threw 95 pitches in the loss and surrendered a fourth-inning single to Matt Cerniglia.

 

 

Class B North

Wall 6, Long Branch 4

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Wall (7-2, 5-2)01012026113
Long Branch (3-6, 0-6)0001300476

 

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Tanner Powers56422385
Jason Horowitz (W, 1-0)21000220
Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Mincieli47410155
Evan Yerman (L, 0-1)34210356

 

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Teddy Sharkey3-4, 3 Runs, RBI
Anthony Velazquez3-3, 2B, 2 RBI
John Perrino2-4
Long BranchGame Stats
Jalen Walls2-3, 2 RBI
Pasa Fields2-4, RBI

Freshman Teddy Sharkey lined an RBI single to break a 4-4 tie in the top of the seventh and junior Anthony Velazquez tacked on an insurance run with an RBI double as the Crimson Knights escaped with a win over a pesky Green Wave team still in search of its first B North win.

Long Branch scored three runs in the fifth inning to pull even, capped by a two-run single by junior Jalen Walls.

 

Middletown North 4, No. 6 Red Bank Catholic 0

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RBC (4-4, 3-4)0000000053
Midd. North (4-4, 3-3)000310x460

 

Pitching

RBCIPHRERBBSOPC
Austin Nappi (L, 3-1)66430556
Midd. NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Price (W, 1-0)75002490

 

Top Hitters

RBCGame Stats
Anthony DeRosa1-3
Brian Sheehy1-3
Aidan Supp1-3
Midd. NorthGame Stats
Brendon Doherty2-3, RBI
Tyler Ras1-3
MikeMercier1-3
Connor Welsh1-2
Jason Timmons1-2
Jake Dillon2 RBI

 

No. 2 Monmouth 3, No. 9 Ocean 1

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Ocean (4-5, 2-4)0000001131
Monmouth (8-1, 6-1)001002x3113

 

Pitching

OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Mark Butler5.211333292
Stephen Hagerman0.1000005
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Charlie Kelly (W, 2-0)73101683

 

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Evan Arbeeny1-3, R
Will Callano1-3
MonmouthGame Stats
Justin Scotto2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, R
Liam Kile2-3
Josh Jackson2-4
Paul Birzin3-3, RBI
Ricky Voss2-3

Senior Paul Birzin opened the scoring with a third-inning RBI single and junior Justin Scotto added two key insurance runs with a two-run double in the sixth to make a winning out of junior Charlie Kelly.

 

Manasquan 9, No. 10 Middletown South 2

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Midd. South (5-4, 3-4)0002000242
Manasquan (6-3, 5-2)004311X9102

 

Pitching

Midd. SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Jack Roesch (L)3.05442459
ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Connor Muly (W, 2-1)74201687

 

Top Hitters

Midd. SouthGame Stats
Aurellio Licata1-2, BB
Ben Porpora1-3
Dylan Walling1-2, RBI
Trevor Brey1-2, RBI
ManasquanGame Stats
Tom Antonucci2-4, 3B, HR, 2 RBI
Will Hopkinson2-3, BB, 2 RBI
Tom Sheehan3-3, BB, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI
Adam Schreck1-2, HR, 2 BB, 2 RBI

Senior Adam Schreck and junior Tommy Antonucci both launched home runs and senior Connor Muly spun a complete game on the mound to lead the Warriors (6-3, 5-2) to a convincing win over the Eagles (5-4, 3-4). Antonucci's homer was his third of the year and Schreck slammed his fourth of the year with a two-run shot that made the score 4-0.

Antonucci finished 2-for-4 with a triple, three runs and two RBI while Schreck was 1-for-2. Senior Tommy Sheehan was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double, triple, two runs scored and two RBI, and freshman Will Hopkinson finished 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.

Muly allowed two unearned runs on four hits and a walk while striking out six on 87 pitches.

 

Class B Central

Point Beach 14, Asbury Park 2 (5 Innings)

Junior John Nista went 3-for-3 with a triple, three runs scored and two RBI to lead the Garnet Gulls (4-2, 4-1) past the Blue Bishops (0-2, 0-2). Junior Josh Yates was also perfect at the plate with a 2-for-2 game with an RBI and two runs scored.

Kevin Donnelly, Kenny MacPherson and Jude Lovegren all drove in two runs each, with Donnelly also scoring three times. Senior Connor Prima allowed two runs on five hits and 72 pitches over four innings to earn the win on the mound.

Junior Luis Rodriguez went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead Asbury Park.