Class North

Colts Neck 9, Neptune 1

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Neptune (1-1, 1-1)0010000131
Colts Neck (1-1, 1-1)120015X9111

 

Pitching

NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Ron Cole (L, 0-1)5.17644  481
Greg Millaway.24332124
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Kevin Condon (W, 1-0)52111380
Anthony Galason21001021

 

Top Hitters

NeptuneGame Stats
Justin Tucker1-3, RBI
Devon Furges1-3, R
Colts NeckGame Stats
Hunter Boag 2-4, R, 2RBI
Anthony Galason2-4, R, 3RBI
Jon Weitzman2-3, 2R
Nick Straub2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Sam Christopher2-4, R, 2B

 

Howell 7, No. 5 Marlboro 3

Junior right-hander Mike Wynne pitched five strong innings with seven strikeouts and junior Mike Walsh doubled twice and drove in four to lead the Rebels (1-1, 1-1) to a win over the Mustangs (1-1, 1-1). Wynne allowed on run on five hits and did not walk a batter in his 66-pitch outing.

Walsh finished 3-for-5 to lead the offense, Ean Craig was 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI, and senior Nick Lorenzo finished 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and an RBI. Junior Grant Hackett also went 1-for-2 with three walks, a run scored and two RBI.

Junior Justin Levito and sophomore Justin Kapuscinski each went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Marlboro, with Levito also driving in a run and Kapuscinski cracking his second double in as many games. Sophomore Ian Li took the loss on the mound in relief of starter Noah Hutter, who gave up a run on two hits and four walks while striking out five in just two innings.

 

CBA 9, Manalapan 1

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CBA (2-0, 2-0)1003302990
Manalapan (1-1, 1-1)0001000130

 

Pitching

CBAIPHRERBBSO
Blaise Venancio (W, 1-0)531112
Spencer Bauer200002
ManalapanIPHRERBBSO
John Pudder (L, 0-1)587712
Anthony Jomo1.112211
Korman0.200001

 

Top Hitters

CBAGame Stats
Tommy DiTullio2-4, HR, RBI
John Dudek1-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Andrea Dalatri3-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 Runs
ManalapanGame Stats
Jack Schweitzer1-3, RBI
Rob Gargano1-3
Vin Lanza1-2

 

No. 6 Freehold Boro 5, Freehold Twp. 1

Senior Tom Holdorf (77 pitches) struck out eight over five one-hit innings and the Colonials (1-1, 1-1) beat the Patriots (0-2, 0-2) behind their left-handed hurler, as well as a four-run third inning. Junior right-hander Ryan Ford allowed three earned runs on six hits over five innings to take the loss while throwing 90 pitches.

 

 

Class A Central

Raritan 6, Rumson-Fair Haven 3

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Rumson (0-2, 0-2)1110300352
Raritan (2-0, 1-0)0030030692

 

RumsonIPHRERBBSOPC
Liam Adams58333481
Gorgon Forsyth (L, 0-1)12321127

 

RaritanIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Birdsall (W, 1-0)6.2532311106
Jake Tennant (S, 1)0.1000119

 

Top Hitters

RumsonGame Stats
Connor Dupree2-3, 2B, BB, R
Brandon Fiahy1-3, RBI, R
RaritanGame Stats
Tyler Bruno2-4, 2 RBI
Jake Tennant2-2, BB, 2B, 2 Runs
Tim Hayes1-3, R, 2B, 2 RBI

 

Red Bank 8, Holmdel 3

Senior middle-infielders Jack Mangold and John Juco each doubled, scored two runs, and drove in one in to lead the Bucs (1-1, 1-1) past the Hornets (0-2, 0-2). Mangold finished 3-for-3 while Juco was 2-for-4.

Both Jack Stamer and Matt Santos also went 2-for-4 and Aidan Kelly pitched in a pinch-hit, two-run single.

Will Grant earned the win in relief of starter Jack Povey, who worked four-plus innings. Holmdel scored three runs in the top of the fifth inning off both Povey and Grant, highlighted by a solo home run by junior Sal Monticiollo, who finished 2-for-3.

 

Matawan 10, Shore 7

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Matawan (2-0, 2-0)000160310103
Shore (1-1, 1-1)2003002787

 

Pitching

MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
John Carelli (W, 1-0)46550577
Jackson Hercek (S, 1)32222038
ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Shirvanian (L, 0-1)4.27722682
Jimmy Malletto2.22300041

 

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Jackson Hercek1-4, double, R
Tom Collazo2-5, double, 2 RBI, R
Mike Trapani3-4, 2 R
Richie Olson3-4, 2 R
ShoreGame Stats
Smolokoff2-3, R, 2 RBI
Michael Jelliff1-3, RBI
LaBruno1-2, R

 

 

Class A South

No. 9 Brick 4, Toms River East 1

The Green Dragons (1-1, 1-0) scored four runs with two outs in the bottom of the sixth inning to knock off the Raiders (0-1, 0-1).

Senior John Prato and Chris Salsano started the rally with back-to-back two-out singles and after a walk by Mike Soldo loaded the bases, Joe Guerra ripped a two-run single to right-centerfield to give Brick the lead. A.J. Serrino then followed with a two-run double to cap the run.

Junior Danny Clemente launced a solo home run to give Toms River East the 1-0 lead in the top of the sixth, one of just two hits off Brick starter John Zurawski. Zurawski went the distance to earn the win, striking out nine and walking two.

Junior Nick DeGennaro struck out 11 and did not walk a batter over six innings while suffering the loss. He allowed all four runs on six hits, four of which came during the sixth-inning rally.

 

No. 3 Toms River South 2, Jackson Memorial 0

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Jackson (0-1, 0-1)

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TR South (1-0, 1-0)

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Pitching

Jackson

IP

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Connor Takacs (L, 0-1)

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Mike Diminio

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TR South

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Justin Fall (W, 1-0)

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Top Hitters

Jackson

Game Stats

Tom Pellone

1-2, BB

Troy Bathman

1-3

Alex Iadisernia

1-3

Christian Pellone

1-2

TR South

Game Stats

Matt Shiffer

2-3, SB, run

Jared Kwicinski

2-3, SB, RBI

Justin Fall

1-3

T.J. Scuderi

1-2, BB, run

 

Southern 5, Brick Memorial 4

Junior Marcos Matias went 3-for-3 with a pair of doubles and classmate Joe Colonna delivered a two-run double as the Rams (1-0, 1-0) pulled out a win over the Mustangs (0-1, 0-1) on a walk-off wild pitch.

Nick Simone threw a six-pitch seventh inning to earn the win in relief of starter Zach Fillmore (2 2/3 innings, 69 pitches) and reliever Colin Flood (3 1/3, 57).

Junior Blaine Netterman went 3-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Brick Memorial attack.

 

No. 1 Toms River North 4, Central 1

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Central (0-1, 0-1)0010000121
TR North (1-0, 1-0)000220X471

 

Pitching

CentralIPHRERBBSOPC
Jared Morris (L, 0-1)3.12223170
Connor Keehn0.22221015
A.J. Smith12001013
Jake Whelan11000111
TR NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Craig Larsen (W, 1-0)52100368
Brody Sprinkle0.119
Anthony Sasso (S, 1)1.20001528

 

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Shane Black1-2, BB, run
Mike Bickford1-3
TR NorthGame Stats
Mike Nyisztor0-0, 2 BB, HBP, 2 SB, run
Jared Bellissimo2-3, RBI, run, SB
Justin Schaff1-2, sac fly, RBI
Ian Mindas1-2, RBI single

Junior Jared Bellissimo went 2-for-3 with a run scored to back classmate and winning pitcher Craig Larsen as the Mariners beat the Golden Eagles in the opener for both teams. Senior Austin Feigin went 1-for-3 with a run scored while senior Ian Mindas and junior Jordan Schaff each went 1-for-2 with an RBI in the win, with Mindas knocking in the go-ahead run in the fourth.

 

 

Class B North

Monmouth 1, Long Branch 0

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Monmouth (2-0, 2-0)1000000110
Long Branch (0-2, 0-2)0000000022

 

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Charlie Kelly (W, 1-0)72001682
Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Mincielli (L, 0-1)611029102
Yerman10002118

 

Top Hitters

Away TeamGame Stats
Justin Scotto0-3, R, SB
Paul Birzin1-2
Liam KileRBI

 

Long BranchGame Stats
T.J. Brewer1-2
Carlos Irizarry1-1

Junior right-hander Charlie Kelly pitched a two-hit shutout and the Falcons made the most of one hit to beat the Green Wave. Monmouth scored without a hit in the first inning when junior Justin Scotto walked, stole second and scored on a sacrifice fly by Liam Kile.

Senior Paul Birzin collected the lone Monmouth hit off Long Branch starter Matt Mincielli in the fourth inning.

 

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 10, Ocean 1

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Ocean (1-1, 1-1)1000000113
RBC (2-0, 2-0)321400x10141

 

Pitching

OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Brian Davis (L, 0-1)3.19982378
Travis Lillie1.23110129
Ryan Jenks12000015
RBCIPHRERBBSOPC
Blaise Panzini (W, 1-0)50104581
Jake Birnbaum21001334

 

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Jack D’Auria0-1, BB, R, 2 SB
Phil DeMarco1-3

 

RBCGame Stats
Mike Veit4-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Aidan Supp3-4, R, RBI
Aaron Ahn2-2, 2 BB, R, RBI
David Glancy2-4, R, RBI
Dom Caraballo1-4, 2B, R
Steve Turk1-4, RBI
Anthony DeRosa0-2, BB, R, RBI

 

No. 9 Manasquan 7, No. 7 Middletown North 2

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Manasquan (1-1, 1-1)10112207131
Midd. North (1-1, 1-1)0001100240

 

Pitching

ManasquanIPHRERBBSO
Connor Muly (W, 1-0)6320310
Nick Perone100000
Midd. NorthIPHRERBBSO
Garrett French (L, 1-1)4.195552
Cody Sharkey2.242106

 

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
James Harmstead3-4
Adam Schreck3-3, 2B
Ricky Flynn1-4, 2 RBI
Midd. NorthGame Stats
Tyler Ras2-3, 2B

 

Wall at No. 4 Middletown South - PPD, April 12, 3:45 p.m.

 

 

Class B Central

No. 10 St. Rose 9, Point Beach 1

Junior Sam Sestito pitched a no-hitter in his first varsity start and the Purple Roses beat the Garnet Gulls to open the season. Sestito allowed an earned run, walked three and struck out two while throwing 98 pitches.

Junior Will Gannon was 3-for-4 with three RBI and a pair of runs scored, while senior Brandon Mology went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored. Junior Riley Maypother also doubled and drove in three runs, senior Joe Volpe was 1-for-5 with two RBI and senior Brendan Hueth finished 1-for-5 with two runs scored and an RBI in the win.

 

Class B South

Pinelands 2, Lakewood 1

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Lakewood (0-1, 0-1)0000010100
Pinelands (1-0, 1-0)000110X292

 

Pitching

LakewoodIPHRERBBSOPC
Angel Mendez (L, 0-1)69220267
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Noah Dean (W, 1-0)7010511105

Top Hitters

LakewoodGame Stats
Terrence Cole-Woodson0-1, BB, Run

 

PinelandsGame Stats
Anthony Diaz1-3, Run, SB
Tommy Madge1-2, RBI
Tommy Allen2-3, 2B, RBI

Sophomore Noah Dean pitched a no-hitter in his first start of the season and the Wildcats topped the Piners for an opening-day win. Dean struck out 11 and walked five on 105 pitches.

Lakewood junior Terrence Cole-Woddson walked and scored on a throwing error in the sixth to break up the shutout.

Seniors Tommy Allen and Tommy Madge each delivered two-out RBI hits for Pinelands. Allen plated the game's first run with an RBI double in the fourth and Madge came through with an RBI single in the fifth that turned out to be the game-winner.

 

Manchester 8, Donovan Catholic 5

Manchester senior starter Gavin Pabst helped himself off the hook by going 3-for-4 with two RBI and the Hawks (1-0, 1-0) used a four-run fifth to overtake the Griffins (1-1, 1-1) and hold on for a win in their opener.

Pabst (52 pitches) gave up five runs on five hits in three innings of work before Patrick Carney came on for three shutout innings to earn the win. Pabst struck out four and walked one, while Carney gave up two hits, did not walk a batter and struck out three during a 39-pitch relief outing.

Senior left-hander Joe Felipe pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the save while throwing 12 pitches and also hit a two-run home run.

Senior Matt Miggliaccio also went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI at the plate for the Hawks. Sophomore Jack Felipe was also 2-for-4 with a double.

Bart Goble went 2-for-3 with two RBI and Ryan O'Sullivan was 1-for-2 with a double and two runs scored for Donovan Catholic.

 

Lacey 4, Point Boro 0

Senior Don Zellman threw a one-hit shutout on 81 pitches and the Lions (2-0, 1-0) blanked the defending B South champion Panthers (0-2, 0-2) for their second straight win to open the season. Zellman struck out eight, walked two and took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, when Point Boro freshman Nick Guzzi broke up Zellman's bid with a two-out single to left.

Zellman took the mound in the bottom of the first already leading 3-0 thanks to a three-run double in the first by senior Brandon Haggerty. Senior Anthony Elefante later added an RBI single and finished 1-for-3. Zellman also finished 1-for-4 with a run scored.

 

Jackson Liberty 6, Barnegat 4

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Jackson Lib. (1-0, 1-0)1040001651
Barnegat (0-1, 0-1)0010003495

 

Pitching

Jackson Lib.IPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Pickus (W, 1-0)68111270
Kyle Tavaska0.22333011
Andrew Ludovico (S, 1)0.10001115
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Bush (L, 0-1)2.12534255
Tyler Suydam3.21000340
Dexter Dambroski10113130

 

Top Hitters

Jackson Lib.Game Stats
Kyle Tavaska2-4, 2 R
Billy Hart1-2, R, RBI
BarnegatGame Stats
Justin Diefenbach3-4, 2 runs
Aaron McLaughlin3-4, run

Senior Billy Hart and sophomore Scott Wiercizewski each delivered run-scoring hits and the Lions took advantage of five Barnegat errors to beat the Bengals.

Junior right-hander Matt Pickus threw six strong innings to earn the win and senior Andrew Ludovico recorded the final out on a bases-loaded strikeout in the bottom of the seventh.