Class A North

No. 9 Manalapan 5, No. 10 Howell 3

Seniors Jake DiPietrantonio and Matt Panzica each delivered RBI hits in Manalapan's four-run third and the Braves rallied to beat the Rebels for their second win in as many days.

DiPietrantonio singled home the first run of the inning to cut Howell's lead to 3-2 and Manalapan took the lead when a throwing error on a sacrifice attempt by senior Ben Levine allowed the tying and go-ahead runs to score. Panzica tacked on an insurance run with an RBI double.

Sophomore Antonio Gatti led off the top of the seventh with a single but winning pitcher Jake Pellecchia induced a game-ending, 5-4-3 double play.

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Manalapan (2-0, 2-0)100004X564

Pitching

HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Max Friedman (L, 0-1)54421490
Jake Lenardo12110022
ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Aaron Ayers522015 82
Ethan Rodriguez0.111110 11
Jake Pellecchia (W, 1-0)1.210000 17

Top Hitters

HowellStats
Ryan Gonzalez1-3, R
Tommy Talbot1-4
Antonio Gatti1-3
ManalapanStats
Nick DiPietrantonio2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, R
Matt Panzica1-3, 2B, RBI
Billy Watters1-3, R

 

Class A South

Toms River North 16, Brick 5 (5 Innings)

Seniors Dylan Feigin, Jonathan Giordano and Sean Aguiar each had two hits, an extra-base hit and at least one RBI to lead another double-digit-run attack by the Mariners (2-0, 2-0) in a win over the Green Dragons (0-2, 0-2).

Feigin was 2-for-2 with a triple, two runs and an RBI, Giordano finished 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and two RBI and Aguiar went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI.

Senior Sam Angelo doubled and drove in three and junior Robert Jeans doubled and drove in three for Toms River North. Jeans also earned the win, allowing three unearned runs on three runs and three walks while striking out eight over four innings of work.

Brick took an early 3-0 lead on Toms River North on an RBI single by sophomore John Wade and an RBI triple by junior Anthony Prato. Junior Rob Page also doubled in the loss.

Toms River East 15, Central 3

Junior Robert Pero went 2-for-5 with a double and four RBI to lead another scoring onslaught by the Raiders (2-0, 2-0) that carried them to a win over the Golden Eagles (0-2, 0-2) for a second time in three days.

Juniors Daniel Facchiano and Mason Tampuu combined on five shutout innings of relief, with Facchiano tossing three one-hit innings and earning the win.

Senior Mark Murtha was 2-for-4 with an RBI, senior Logan Sommerer drove in two runs, and senior Tyler Toth was 1-for-1 with four runs scored and two RBI. Sophomore Joe Ussery also went 1-for-4 with three runs scored.

Sophomore Trevor Coltenback went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Central, the sophomore's second straight two-hit game to open his varsity career. Junior Daniel Greene also went 2-for-4 with an RBI and junior Mike Masino was 3-for-4 with a run scored.

Senior Andrew Forrester threw 111 pitches in five innings in taking the loss. He allowed six earned runs on eight hits and three walks while striking out five.

No. 1 Jackson Memorial 15, No. 8 Toms River South 3 (5 Innings)

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TR South (0-2, 0-2)10011XX354
Jackson Mem (2-0, 2-0)13344XX15140

Pitching

Toms River SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Ferreri (L, 0-1)26421029
Keifer Samul14541026
Erik Narvaez14642026
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Beetel (W, 1-0)3.13223369
Joe Princiotta1.22110134

Top Hitters

Toms River SouthStats
Jordan Erbe1-2, HR, R, RBI
Gabe Driscoll1-3, HR, R, RBI
Matt Hartshorn2-2, RBI
Jackson MemorialStats
Carmine Petosa2-3, 2 HR, 3 R, 5 RBI
Alex Iadisernia3-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI
Christian Pellone2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, RBI
Ahmir Cournier2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Ryan Lasko2-3, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI
Andrew Sefick1-3, 3 R, RBI

 

Southern 13, Brick Memorial 5

Senior Frankie Pellegrino went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI and junior Rickey Glascock tripled home three runs to break open the game in the sixth in a Rams (1-2, 1-1) win over the Mustangs (1-1, 1-1).

Senior Mike Schiatarella and sophomores Mike Gallaro each went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI while sophomores Kevin Cooney and Xavier Hendricks were each 2-for-4. Cooney scored two runs and Hendricks scored one and drove in two.

Senior Cole Markley could not quite make it through seven complete before running out of pitches, but earned the win with 6 2/3 innings of work. The senior right-hander allowed two earned runs on seven hits and three walks in 112 pitchers while striking out five. Pellegrino recorded the final out.

Sophomore Max Cala and senior Greg Hanlon each went 2-for-4, with Cala driving in a run and Hanlon scoring one. Senior Graham Harrigan and Tristan Savoia each threw three innings, with Savoia taking the loss.

 

Class B Central

Henry Hudson 16, Asbury Park 8

Junior and winning pitcher Grady Hendrickson went 3-for-5 with a triple and five RBI and senior Timmy Farrell finished 3-for-3 with a triple and four RBI to help the Admirals (2-0, 2-0) double up the Blue Bishops (2-0, 2-0).

Hendrickson worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing two runs on four hits with seven strikeouts and no walks.

Junior Josh Winters also went a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate with a double, two runs and an RBI for Henry Hudson. Senior Liam Hagan also doubled, drove in a run and scored two.

Senior Jamir Cancel went 2-for-4 with a triple, three runs and two RBI to lead Asbury Park. Senior Darwin Gutierrez was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI, Lazarus Chathaunt went 1-for-3 with two RBI and junior Jansi Mendez-Garcia tripled and drove in two.

Point Beach 11, Keansburg 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Will Baranello pitched a five-inning no-hitter in his first start and the Garnet Gulls (2-0, 2-0) hammered the Titans (0-2, 0-2) for the second time this week to earn the inside track in the B Central public division championship race.

Baranello, a left-hander who moved to Point Pleasant from England for the 2018-19 school year, struck out 11 while walking four on 78 pitches.

Sophomore Matt VanBrunt went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI while sophomore Jeff Wall was 2-for-3 with three RBI to lead the offense. Freshman Hunter Roselli finished 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI and sophomore Phil Trebour was 2-of-4 with two runs and an RBI for Point Beach.

Senior Liam Riecks took the loss, throwing 58 pitches in 1 2/3 innings before giving way to junior Chris DeSantis (46 pitches) for the final 2 1/3.

Mater Dei Prep 4, Keyport 2 (8 Innings)

Junior Johnny Eckert dropped a wind-aided single into the shallow outfield to tie the game in the top of the seventh and the Seraphs plated two in the eighth to pull out a win and a series sweep over the Red Raiders.

Juniors Mike Folk and Sean Turner were each hit by a pitch, executed a double-steal and Folk scored the go-ahead run on a ground out by senior Chase Hardy. Senior Brandon Sansone hit another shallow fly that caught caught up in win and dropped for an RBI single to give Mater Dei an insurance run.

Sophomore Sean Lachky gave Keyport a 2-1 lead with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth but Turner struck him out as the tying run in the bottom of the eighth.

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Keyport (0-2, 0-2)00010100240

Pitching

Mater DeiIPHRERBBSOPC
Patrick Mastro622011292
Sean Turner (W, 1-0)22000231
KeyportIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Longo752219101
JJ Young (L, 0-1)11221229

Top Hitters

Mater DeiStats
Mike Folk2-3, 2 R, 2 SB
Brandon Sansone1-3, 2 RBI
Johnny Eckert1-3, RBI
Rob Cassin1-3, R, SB
KeyportStats
Chris Johnson2-4
Sean Lachky1-4, SB, RBI
Ean Hospital1-3, SB
Lucas Dant0-4, 2 R, 2 SB

 

 

Class B South

Manchester 12, Lakewood 2 (5 Innings)

Senior Mike Conger struck out eight in a five-inning complete game and the Hawks (1-1, 1-0) rolled over the Piners (0-1, 0-1).

Junior Nick Chiappisi and sophomore Chris Grille each went 2-for-4 with an RBI, with Chiappisi doubling and scored two runs as well.

Sophomores Blake Warren and Ryan Costello each went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI and junior James Johns was 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI.

Senior Juadae Rosario went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Lakewood. Senior Justin Vega worked 3 2/3 innings in taking the loss.

Barnegat 9, No. 7 Point Boro 7

The Bengals scored four runs in the sixth thanks to two Point Boro errors and held on to knock off the Panthers. Junior Sean Lucas delivered a key two-out, two-run single to cut the deficit to 6-5 in the fifth and set Barnegat up for the sixth.

Junior Nick Zbikowski highlighted a five-run Point Boro fifth with a two-run single.

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Point Boro (1-1, 1-1)00105017103
Barnegat (1-1, 1-1)111024X9142

Pitching

Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Sam Collins (L, 0-1)5118317103
Christian Aurin13100015
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Danbrowney3.13113484
Lukas Torres14551227
Matt Vernieri (W, 1-0)23111133
Collin Zarenkiewicz0.10003018
Dexter Dambroski (SV, 1)0.1000007

Top Hitters

Point BoroStats
Nick Zbikowski2-4, R, 2 RBI
Ryan Jasaitas3-4, 2B, 2 RBI
BarnegatStats
David MacGillvray2-4, 2B, RBI
Nick Danbrowney2-3, R
Brian Finucan2-4, 3 R, 2 SB
Sean Lucas2-4, 2 RBI

 

No. 4 Jackson Liberty 9, Donovan Catholic 3

Senior Kevin Ritz followed up a big opening day by going 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored and also closed out the win with two innings on the mound as the Lions (2-0, 2-0) completed a two-game sweep of the Griffins (0-2, 0-2).

Ritz allowed a run on five hits with four strikeouts and no walks in his two innings. The senior went 3-for-5 with a home run, a double and four RBI in Monday's 22-0 win over Donovan Catholic in the opener.

Sophomore Daniel Keenan also contributed on the mound and at the bat. He struck out five in three scoreless innings and also went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI out of the No. 9 spot in the order.

Senior David Melfi was 1-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI and junior Brandon Kinsman also went 1-for-4 with two RBI. Junior Shane Hickey finished 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI for Jackson Liberty.

Ryan Gallacher opened the game with two innings and allowed two runs for Jackson Liberty.

Anthony Mursko went 3-for-4 and senior Matt Morro went 2-for-4 with a solo home run. Sophomore Sam Gates and senior Brandon Dupont also went 2-for-4 each, with Gates adding a double and a run scored.

Pinelands 2, Lacey 1

Freshman Rian O'Rourke broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the second inning and the Wildcats held on behind a complete-game outing from senior left-hander and Old Dominion commit Noah Dean.

Senior Pete Hammond tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI double in the first inning after Lacey jumped in front on an RBI single by senior Garrett Reilly.

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Lacey (0-2, 0-2)1000000131
Pinelands (2-0, 2-0)110000x261

Pitching

LaceyIPHRERBBSOPC
Jacob Bowles (L, 0-1)6.06220476
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Noah Dean (W, 1-0)7.031138103

Top Hitters

LaceyStats
Jordan Jurkiewicz2-3, R
Garrett Reilly1-2, BB, RBI
PinelandsStats
Joey Ventresca2-3, 2B, R
Pete Hammond2-3, 2B, RBI
Rian O’Rourke1-3, RBI
Billy Crawford1-3, R

 

Non-Conference

Ranney 29, Academy for Urban Leadership 1 (5 Innings)

Winning pitcher Ethan Gavin (1-for-1, double), freshman Brett Wehringer (4-for-4, four runs), Deven Bhatnagar (1-for-2, double), Charles Chropuvka (2-for-3, three runs) and Ryan Batista (1-for-2, double, three runs) each drove in four RBI to lead the Panthers (1-0) to a rout in their opener.

Senior Jacob Field also went 3-for-5 with two doubles and an RBI for Ranney.