Class A North

No. 7 CBA 10, Neptune 9 (9 Innings)

Tommy DiTullio singled through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the ninth and the Colts (11-5, 6-5) rallied in both the seventh and ninth innings to beat the Scarlet Fliers (4-10, 3-8). DiTullio finished 4-for-6.

CBA scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to send the game to extra innings and plated three more in the ninth after Neptune scored two in the top of the inning.

CBA scored the tying run in the seventh on a throwing error with two out and Neptune took the lead in the ninth on an error that allowed two runs to score.

Eddie Dudek tied the game in the ninth with an RBI single to right before DiTullio won it. Peter Morreale was 3-for-5 with two doubles, while Nick Hohenstein and Jack Harnisch each went 2-for-4 with a double.

Matt Barnes earned the win in relief of starter Blaise Venancio. Barnes threw 60 pitches over 4 2/3 innings after Venancio tossed 74 in 4 1/3.

Ron Cole pitched into the seventh inning for Neptune before reaching 111 pitches and also helped his cause with a two-run double. Aedan Martin went 2-for-4 and took the loss on the mound.

 

No. 9 Freehold Boro 8, Colts Neck 7

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Freehold (11-5, 8-4) 3121100892
Colts Neck (8-7, 7-5) 0120202793

 

Pitching

FreeholdIPHRERBBSOPC
Dane Della Valle (W, 5-0)4.27531  4 91
Dan Chiusano (S, 1)2.12201345
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Kevin Condon (L, 1-1)46764586
Anthony Galason33101038

 

Top Hitters

FreeholdGame Stats
Mark Costanzo2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Matt Granato2-3, RBI
Dan Chiusano2-2
Nick Aiello2B, R, RBI
Colts NeckGame Stats
Joe Kohm1-4, 2B, RBI
Anthony Galason2-3, R, 3B, 2 RBI
Hunter Boag1-2, R, RBI
Anthony Sasso1-1, RBI
Rob Mannino1-3
Adrian Jimenez1-4, RBI, 2B

 

Howell 5, Freehold Twp. 4

Mike Wynne pitched five innings to improve to 5-0 and the Rebels (7-10, 3-9) backed him up with just enough offense to take down the Patriots (8-6, 7-4).

Wynne scattered nine hits, allowed one earned run and a walk, and struck out two. He threw 84 pitches, which pushed him up against the 140-pitch limit over a five-day stretch. Wynne pitched in Saturday's Monmouth County Tournament win over Middletown South.

J.P. Traynor and Nick Ruszczyk both went 2-for-3, with Traynor scoring two runs and knocking one in, and Ruszczyk doubling and driving in two.

Dylan Bleyer pitched the final two innings and escaped a bases-loaded, one-out jam after two runs had already scored in the seventh. He got a strikeout and a pop-up to end the game.

Bryan Reed took the loss despite pitching a complete game on 94 pitches. He allowed three earned runs on five hits while walking two and striking out eight.

 

Marlboro 3, No. 8 Manalapan 1

David Vignapiano tossed five-plus innings to earn his first career win and Will Kramer and Zach DeRosa both pitched out of tight jams in relief as the Mustangs (9-9, 5-6) upended the Braves (12-5, 7-3).

Vignapiano allowed a run on five hits and three walks while striking out four and throwing 92 pitches. Kramer took over with runners on the corners and none out in the sixth and induced a comebacker to get the out at first, another grounder that resulted in an out at the plate, followed by a strikeout to end the threat.

Kramer reached his pitch limit over two days and DeRosa recorded a three-pitch strike out with the tying runs at second and third.

Will Trochiano was 2-for-3 with two runs scored and Anthony Brienza went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for Marlboro.

Steven Bullen went 2-for-3 with a double for Manalapan while E.J. Melendez took the loss and threw 71 pitches.

 

Class A Central

Rumson-Fair Haven 13, Matawan 6

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Rumson-FH (4-10, 4-6)400400412147
Matawan (9-6, 7-3)0301020646

 

Pitching

Rumson-FHIPHRERBBSOPC
Liam Adams21304154
Alex Burnett (W, 1-0)53313391
MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
John Carelli (L, 2-1)3.29842474
Chris Gendi2.14440237
Richie Olsen11110114

 

Top Hitters

Rumson-FHGame Stats
Christian Lanzalotto3-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Andy Schluter3-4, 2 R, RBI
Connor Dupree2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Tommy Oakes1-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Jack Boyer2-4, RBI
Robby Smith1-3, 2 R
MatawanGame Stats
Jake Burlew2-3, 2B, 3 R, RBI
Mike Trapani1-2, 2 BB, RBI
Jackson Hercek1-4, RBI

 

Raritan 13, Holmdel 5

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Raritan (12-4, 8-2)041260013161
Holmdel (5-8, 5-5)1004000583

 

Pitching

RaritanIPHRERBBSO
Matt Birdsall3.265516
Zach Johnston (W, 4-1)3.120017
HolmdelIPHRERBBSO
Mike Lyons (L)3.277441
Chris Ammirati3.196410

 

Top Hitters

RaritanGame Stats
Tyler Bruno2-4, 3 runs
Dan Vanmeerbeke4-4, 2 runs
Jake Tennant2-5, 3B, 2 runs, 5 RBI
Matt Birdsall3-5, 2B, 2 runs, RBI
HolmdelGame Stats
Sal Monticciolo3-4, 2B, grand slam, 4 RBI
Matt Fanelli1-3, 3B
Alec Licato1-2, 2B

 

Shore 5, St. John Vianney 4 (8 Innings)

Mike Shirvanian went 3-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI and Mike Jelliff picked up his first career win in relief as the Blue Devils (5-7, 4-4) outlasted the Lancers (4-8, 3-7) in extra innings.

 

 

Class A South

Southern 4, Toms River East 3 (9 Innings)

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Southern (8-4, 7-4)0000011024101
TR East (2-11, 2-9)0000200013132

 

Pitching

SouthernIPHRERBBSOPC
Pat Barrett3.15003464
ColinFlood2.26220130
Nolan Watson (W, 1-0)32101447
TR EastIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Coyle1.13000328
Jared Mizrachi2.12001248
Nick DeGennaro (L, 2-3)5.15410784

 

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Nolan Watson2-5, 2 runs
Pat Barrett2-5, Run, RBI
TR EastGame Stats
Ahmir Cournier3-4, Run, 2 doubles
Brad Brush4-5, 2 RBI, 2 doubles

 

Jackson Memorial 5, Brick 3

Connor Takacs hit a go-ahead three-run home run to cap a five-run fifth inning for Jackson Memorial and the Jaguars (6-9, 5-6) pulled out a win on the road over the Green Dragons (9-4, 6-3).

Ryan Tallent earned the win for Jackson while throwing 87 pitches and Mike Dimino closed it out on 44.

Joe Guerra was 1-for-2 with two runs scored for Brick. John Zurawski took the loss for the Green Dragons.

 

Class B North

Long Branch 6, Ocean 3

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Ocean (7-12, 3-9)0000102331
Long Branch (4-13, 1-11)000141x660

 

Pitching

OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Brian Davis (L, 0-1)4.16541787
Evan Arbeeny1.20111120
Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Evan Yerman (W, 1-2)6.133337106
Matt Mincieli (S)0.21001117

 

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Max Winters2-3
Alec Keezer1-3, 2B, R
Mark Butler1-2, RBI
Long BranchGame Stats
Matt Mincieli1-2, 3B, 2 RBI
Carlos Irizarry0-2 Run
T.J. Brewer2-3, 2B, RBI
Jalen Walls1-3, RBI

The Green Wave strung together five consecutive hits during a four-run fifth inning that was the difference in earning a win over the Spartans - Long Branch's first win insided the rough-and-tumble B North division this season.

T.J. Brewer ripped an RBI double to give Long Branch a 2-1 lead in the fifth and Matt Mincieli struck the big blow with a two-run triple to deep center field that made it 4-1. Jalen Walls then followed with an RBI single to cap the fifth-inning scoring.

Alec Keezer smashed a double off the left-field fence in the top of the fifth and scored to pull Ocean even at 1-1.

Evan Yerman pitched into the seventh inning to earn his first win of the season and Mincieli picked up the save after coming in with runners on second and third and one out in the final inning.

 

No. 3 Wall 4, No. 4 Manasquan 3

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Manasquan (9-7, 8-4)20100003102
Wall (12-5, 8-4)002002x440

 

Pitching

ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Tommy Sheehan (L, 3-2)644231097
WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Tanner Powers (W, 1-0)7103302104

 

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Tommy Sheehan3-4
James Harmstead2-3, 2B, R
Ricky Flynn1-2, BB, RBI
Adam Schreck1-3, RBI
Tommy Antonucci1-4, 3B, R
WallGame Stats
Shane Richey1-1, 3B, 2 RBI
Teddy Sharkey1-3, 2 RBI
John Volpe1-3, R

Freshman Teddy Sharkey lined an 0-2 offering from Tommy Sheehan to left field for a go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the sixth and the Crimson Knights rallied to beat the Notre Dame signee and the Warriors to pull into a tie for second in the Class B North race. Both Wall and Manasquan are one game behind Monmouth Regional for the division lead.

Senior Shane Richey was 1-for-1 with a pair of walks and a two-out, two-run triple in the bottom of the third inning that pulled Wall within 3-2.

Richey also handled all four of his chances at second base to lead an error-free game by the Crimson Knights behind left-hander Tanner Powers. Powers worked scattered 10 hits while pitching a complete game and allowed three hits and no runs over the final four frames.

Tommy Sheehan gave up two solid hits by Sharkey and Richey, but the other two were a tapper to second base that Grant Shulman beat out in the third inning and a pop-up by John Volpe that twisted in the wind and landed behind first base in shallow right field. Both of those hits turned into runs on Richey's triple, which came on a 1-2 pitch.

In the sixth inning, Sheehan walked Richey and committed throwing errors on consecutive sacrifice attempts to load the bases with none out. Just one inning earlier, he mowed down three consecutive batters via the strikeout.

Manasquan scored twice in the first inning and again in the third. Tommy Antonucci tripled to the right-field corner and scored on a pop-up to shallow right field by Ethan Thompson for the first run and Adam Schreck plated the second on a ground ball to shortstop. Tommy Sheehan singled and James Harmstead doubled to set up the second run.

Ricky Flyn singled home a run in the third for the Warriors, who were denied a fourth run when Volpe threw out a runner at home plate on a single by Adam Galvan.

 

Monmouth 5, Middletown North 4

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Monmouth (13-4, 9-3)0300002552
Midd. North (8-8, 6-6)0010003491

 

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Charlie Kelly (W, 3-1)6.29433397
Ricky Voss0000005
Mike Valerio (S, 1)0.1000001
Midd. NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Garrett French (L,52313691
Cody Sharkey23222027

 

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Mark Abrams2-4, 2B, RBI
Midd. NorthGame Stats
Brendan Doherty3-4, 2 RBI
Marc Cerbo2-3, 2B

Mark Abrams singled in an insurance run in the top of the seventh inning that proved to be the difference and three different Monmouth pitchers pitched in the seventh inning to help the Falcons close out the Lions and take over sole possession of first place in Class B North.

Abrams's single gave the Falcons a 5-1 lead, but Middletown North rallied to within a run in the bottom of the seventh. Brendan Doherty singled with the bases loaded to drive in the first run of the inning with one out and Mike Mercier chased home another run with a sacrifice fly.

Jake Dillon then singled to extend the rally and load the bases and another run scored when reliever Ricky Voss took over for Monmouth starter Charlie Kelly and hit Jason Timmons to slice the Monmouth lead to 5-4.

Mike Valerio then came in and coaxed Ryan Rozinski into a fielder's choice ground out to end the game.

 

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 5, Middletown South 1