Friday, April 5

Class A Central

Wall 7, No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 5

Senior Triur Brown drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the fifth inning to give himself a chance to earn the win on the mound and sophomore Christian Suarez pitched three scoreless innings to close it out as the Crimson Knights beat the Caseys for the first time since 2018, snapping a six-game head-to-head losing streak.

Wall loaded the bases in the top of the fifth with one out and Brown beat out an infield single that plated sophomore Austin Harr with the go-ahead run to make it 6-5. Sophomore Will Hague then followed with an RBI single to score senior Jon Cofone and push the Wall lead to 7-5.

Suarez allowed just two baserunners in his three innings and the lone hit RBC notched against him was a single by junior Dylan Passo with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning. Suarez followed that up by coaxing a game-ending groundout by sophomore catcher Aiden Funk.

Wall scored three runs in the top of the fourth to go up, 5-1, highlighted by an RBI triple by senior Sean Killea, who then scored on a passed ball to make it 5-1. RBC answered with four in the bottom of the fourth to tie it, 5-5. Sophomore Charlie Stumberger and senior Matt Brunner each hit an RBI double in the fourth-inning rally by the Caseys.

Wall (1-0, 1-0)2003200770
RBC (1-2, 1-2)1004000551


Triur Brown (W, 1-0)44551771
Christian Suarez (SV, 1)31001244
Luke Meyers43541666
Glen Popes (L, 0-1)23221229
Declan Leary10000010

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Jon Cofone2-3, HBP, 2 R
Sean Killea1-3, 3B, R, RBI
Triur Brown1-3, 2 RBI
Will Hague2-3, R, RBI
Jake Howlett1-3, 2B, BB
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Charlie Stumberger1-2, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Dylan Passo2-3, R
Matt Brunner1-4, 2B, RBI
Sean Griggs1-4, R


Holmdel 12, No. 8 Rumson-Fair Haven 6

Winning pitcher Joe Barbarino and the bottom of the Holmdel order helped ignite two different five-run innings and the Hornets took advantage of 16 Rumson-Fair Haven walks to pull off a season-opening road win over the Bulldogs.

Junior Logan Cardinoza and sophomore Jack Vallillo hit back-to-back RBI singles to get Holmdel on the board in the second inning after Rumson jumped out to a 4-1 lead. The Hornets added three more runs in the inning on two bases-loaded walks that bookended a bases-loaded hit-by-pitch. Cardinoza drew the second of the two bases-loaded walks to give Holmdel a 6-5 lead.

After Rumson tied it back up, 6-6, Cardinoza started a fifth-inning rally with a walk and scored the go-ahead run on a passed ball. Sophomore Harrison Eng reached on an error that allowed the eighth Holmdel run to score and Barbarino gave the Hornets some cushion with a two-run double that extended the lead to 10-6.

Rumson looked as though it would overwhelm Holmdel during a first-inning onslaught. Junior Parker Shenman and senior Aaron Del Tin hit back-to-back singles, followed by an RBI double by sophomore D.J. Ylagan. Senior Jack Riva then blasted a three-run homer to give the Bulldogs a 4-1 lead four batters into the bottom of the first inning.

Shenman answered Holmdel's five-run second with an RBI single in the bottom of the second to cut the deficit to 6-5. Rumson tied the game on a passed ball that allowed Riva to score in the bottom of the third, but that was the last run the Bulldogs would score.

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Rumson-FH (1-2, 1-2)4110000675


Joe Barbarino (W, 1-0)5.17654689
Luke Buda1.20001324
Max Hinchliffe1.12655453
Colin Freer1.21001129
Cooper Jones (L, 0-1)1.11335141
Hayden Schecter21315361
Nate Margulies0.2000003

 Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
Joe Barbarino1-2, 2B, 3 BB, R, 3 RBI
Logan Cardinoza2-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Jack Vallillo1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Harrison Eng1-2, BB, R
James Vallillo0-1, 3 BB, HBP, R, RBI
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Jack Riva1-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Parker Shenman2-3, BB, R, RBI
D.J. Ylegan2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Aaron Del Tin1-3, BB, R
Gavin Kiley1-3, R


Class A South

Game 1: No. 4 Southern 5, Central 2 (8 Innings)

Junior starting pitcher Tyler McLeod broke the tie with an RBI double in the top of the eigth inning for his second RBI of the game and senior Matt Desiderio added a two-run single for insurance as the Rams pulled out an extra-inning road win over the Golden Eagles to open their season.

McLeod opened up the scoring in the top of the second with an RBI double and Desiderio also drove a run in before extras with an RBI triple to push Southern's lead to 2-0 in the top of the fourth. Desiderio attempted to stretch his hit into an inside-the-park home run but was cut down by Central's relay to the plate.

McLeod pitched five scoreless innings before turning the ball over to senior ace Brady Lesiak. Central got to Lesiak by loading the bases, setting up a game-tying RBI double by senior Gavin Arieno in the bottom of the sixth.

Lesiak bounced back by recording a strikeout and a popout to end the threat, then struck out the side in order in the bottom of the seventh to push the game into extra innings. He hit a batter in the bottom of the eighth, but retired the final two batters to close out the victory.

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Central (0-1, 0-1)00000200251


Tyler McLeod52000580
Brady Lesiak (W, 1-0)33220644
Vincent Berardi5.16212599
Tyler Woemer (L, 0-1)2.25330242

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Tyler McLeod4-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Matt Desiderio2-3, 3B, BB, 3 RBI
Gabe Tomei2-3, 2B
Ray Mulhern2-5
Mike Kaczynski1-4, R
CentralGame Stats
Gavin Arieno1-2, 2B, HBP, 2 RBI
Cristian Soto1-2, 2 HBP, R
Ryan Brescia2-4


Game 2: No. 4 Southern 7, Central 1

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Southern (2-0, 2-0)032200X773


Chase Newton (L, 0-1)2.14522168
Jimmy Smith1.13200029
Brayden Cimmorelli2.10002236
Joe Nascimento (W, 1-0)51001262
Roger Dreher20101438

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Tommy Truzzolino1-3
SouthernGame Stats
Gabe Tomei2-4, 2 RBI
Tyler McLeod1-3, 2B, HBP, 2 R
Logan Zeitler2-3, HBP, R
Brady Lesiak1-3, HBP, R, RBI


No. 11 Toms River East 12, Brick 2 (6 Innings)

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TR East (2-0, 1-0)212142X12141


Brannon McBride (L, 0-1)22312138
Rob Distlecamp1.13312132
Zach Martin13332026
Nick Newcomb0.23110119
Logan Salsano0.23210121
Brandon Safoschnik (W, 1-0)44222484
Brendan Lavin22000534

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
Brannon McBride2-3
Chris Quick1-2, 2B, BB, R
Keegan Gerling1-2, 2B, RBI
Toms River EastGame Stats
Matt Ferrara2-3, 2B, 2 BB, 3 R, RBI, 2 SB
Joe DiMeo3-3, 2 HBP, R, 2 RBI, 3 SB
Dan Nafziger3-4, R, RBI, 2 SB
Ryan Koman1-3, BB, 2 R, 2 SB
Mike Vaccarino1-4, HBP, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Gavin Toth1-4, BB, 2 RBI, 2 SB
James Whalen1-4, BB, R, 2 SB
Brandon Safoschnik1-2, BB, R, RBI


No. 9 Brick Memorial 7, Toms River South 1

Sophomore Joe McGlynn hit a tie-breaking RBI single as part of a six-run sixth inning for the Mustangs, who came alive late to top the Indians in the season-opener for both teams.

Junior Luke Douglas broke the game open with a three-run double that capped the scoring in the sixth, which followed two more Brick Memorial runs -- one on an error and another on a bases-loaded walk by junior Jimi Popp -- to make it 4-1.

Toms River South junior Aiden Lynch took a one-hitter in the sixth inning and gave way to freshman Cristian Mascaro after walking junior Matt Cordi to lead off the sixth. Mascaro struck out the first batter he saw in his first varsity appearance before Cordi stole second and Toms River South intentionally walked senior Nicco Maribo to set up McGlynn's go-ahead hit.

Brick Memorial ace Nick Garbooshian was sharp through six innings, allowing just one run on a second-inning RBI single by sophomore Evan Schmidt.

Brick Memorial was the home team even though the game was played at Ken Frank Stadium in Toms River, with Toms River South hosting Brick Memorial Saturday as the home team in the game.

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Brick Mem (1-0, 1-0)000106X730


Aiden Lynch (L, 0-1)51221660
Christian Mascaro0.11332114
Ruben Febres0122209
Shane Byrne0.2000004
Nick Garbooshian (W, 1-0)64110485
James Martin10000320

Top Hitters

Toms River SouthGame Stats
Evan Schmidt1-2, RBI
Cooper Greitz1-3, R
Brick MemorialGame Stats
Luke Douglas1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Nicco Maribo1-2, BB, 2 R, RBI
Joe McGlynn1-3, R, RBI


Class B North

St. John Vianney 10, Neptune 5

Junior J.T. Mohlmann hit a two-run inside-the-park home run as part of a seven-run first inning and junior Mike McCormack and winning pitcher Owen Murtha hit back-to-back run-scoring doubles for insurance in the fifth as the Lancers won their opener of the Scarlet Fliers.

Murtha staked himself to a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the first and Mohlmann's inside-the-parker made it 4-0. Junior Jake Visone followed with an RBI triple and senior Kevin DiPede capped the seven-run inning with an RBI single.

Neptune junior Jack Gamba-Ellis got two runs back in the bottom of the first with a two-run home run and the Scarlet Fliers scored three more in the bottom of the fourth to pull within 7-5 -- highlighted by an RBI single by sophomore Hunter Morgan.

St. John Vianney struck back for three of its own in the fifth, starting with a two-run double by McCormack, followed by an RBI double by Murtha. The two doubles capped a six-extra-base-hit day for St. John Vianney as a team.

SJV (1-0, 1-0)700030010161
Neptune (0-1, 0-1)2003000581


Owen Murtha32445469
David Hamlin (W, 1-0)13111121
Joe Russo22000422
Nico Leal11001119
Trevor Rummel (L, 0-1)51510804107
Jack Gamba-Ellis21002334

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Mike McCormack3-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Kevin DiPede3-5, R, RBI
J.T. Mohlmann1-3, HR, BB, R, 2 RBI
Jake Visone3-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Nick Mirto2-3, BB, 2 R
Thomas Dunn1-4, 2B, RBI
Owen Murtha2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Mike Intartaglia1-3, R
NeptuneGame Stats
Jack Gamba-Ellis1-2, HR, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
Trevor Rummel2-3, BB
Jordan Torres1-4, R, RBI
Carl Christie1-3, BB, R
Hunter Morgan1-4, RBI


No. 14 Ocean 3, Freehold Boro 0

Freehold Boro brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the seventh inning, but junior Ben Robinson struck out back-to-back batters to complete the season-opening shutout y the Spartans against the Colonials.

Junior right-hander Tommy Kowaliwskyj handled the bulk of the outing, recording the first out of the seventh inning before surrendering a one-out single to Cole Hurley that gave him the maximum 110 pitches for the game. Robinson then walked the first batter he faced, then bounced back to the two strikeouts to end it.

Freshman Will Walsh was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to score Ocean's first run of the season and give the rookie his first career RBI. Junior Jack Kelly later chipped in an RBI infield single in the bottom of the third for a 2-0 lead an an error stretched Ocean's lead to 3-0 in the fifth.

Freehold (0-1, 0-1)0000000033
Ocean (1-0, 1-0)011010X371


Danny Opramolla (L, 0-1)67323381
Tommy Kowaliwskyj (W, 1-0)6.130057110
Ben Robinson (SV, 1)0.20001217

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroGame Stats
Aamir Haniff1-3
Cole Hurley1-3
Nick Montello0-1, 3 BB
Josh Medina1-1
OceanGame Stats
Connor Tongring2-3, 2B, 2 R
Jack Kelly1-3, R, RBI
Derek Vazquez2-3
Bodhi Lettieri1-3
Matt Richter1-3


Class B South

Lacey 6, Pinelands 5

Sophomore Logan Resetar drew a bases-loaded walk to force home the winning run in the top of the seventh and the Lions hung on the beat the Wildcats in the season-opener for both.

Lacey jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first thanks to two errors, three wild pitches and a passed ball by Pinelands. Senior Ethan Anderson also mixed in an RBI single during the rally and later added an RBI double in the top of the fifth to make it 5-3 after Pinelands had pulled to within a run.

Pinelands chipped away at the initial four-run deficit, highlighted by an RBI double by sophomore Tyler Dean in the bottom of the first inning. The Wildcats tied the game on a two-out error in the bottom of the sixth that scored both senior Dan Maher and classmate Kaden Inman.

Junior Dylan Zech worked around a one-out single by Pinelands junior catcher Nate Sofield in the bottom of the seventh to finish off a scoreless relief outing and earn the win.

Lacey (1-0, 1-0)4000101651
Pinelands (0-1, 0-1)101102X566


David Golini55531566
Dylan Zech (W, 1-0)21000325
Kaden Inman545126103
Joey Wainen (L, 0-1)21101025

Top Hitters

LaceyGame Stats
Brayden Messina2-4, 2 R
Ethan Anderson2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Joey Preston1-3
OceanGame Stats
Tyler Dean2-3, 2 2B, R, RBI
Dan Maher1-2, 2B, 2 R
Nate Sofield2-3, BB, R, 2 SB


Jackson Liberty 2, Manchester 0

Senior Jack Kanis jumpstarted the only run-scoring inning of the game with the only extra-base hit of the game, setting up sophomore Anthony Woods and senior Vincent Grande for the combined three-hit shutout in a season-opening win for the Lions over the Hawks.

Kanis doubled and scored on an RBI infield single by Woods in the top of the second for the first run of the game and junior Mike Kisseberth drew a bases-loaded walk later in the second for a 2-0 lead.

Jackson Lib (1-0, 1-0)0200000281
Manchester (0-1, 0-1)0000000042


Anthony Woods (W, 1-0)54003066
Vincent Grande (SV, 1)20000116
Anthony Carino (L, 0-1)57202497
Justin Uriarte21003141

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Anthony Woods1-4, RBI
Jack Kanis3-4, 2B, R
Mike Kisseberth1-3, BB, RBI
Colin Menafra1-3, BB, 2 SB
ManchesterGame Stats
Anthony Carino1-3
Colin Sitarik1-3
Brody Boyd1-3



No. 11 Toms River East 11, Barnegat 1

TR East (1-0)00312231171
Barnegat (0-1)0001000134


Mason Pentz (W, 1-0)53101673
Mike Vaccarino20002234
Liam Cooper (L, 0-1)43423462
Tyler Carll1.12413238
Jordan Cook0.20222018
Dylan Appice12101117

Top Hitters

Toms River EastGame Stats
Gavin Toth2-4, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Mike Vaccarino2-5, R, 2 RBI
Matt Ferrara1-5, 3 R, RBI
James Whalen1-3, RBI
BarnegatGame Stats
Jaihan Dominguez1-3, R
Tyler Carll1-3, 2B




Class A North

Freehold Twp. at No. 13 Howell – PPD, TBA

No. 3 CBA at No. 10 Middletown South -- PPD, TBA

Colts Neck at Manalapan -- PPD, TBA

No. 5 Middletown North at Marlboro -- PPD, TBA

Class A Central

Monmouth at Shore – PPD, April 12, 4 p.m.

Class A South

Toms River North at No. 15 Jackson Memorial -- PPD, TBA

Class B North

No. 6 Matawan at No. 14 Ocean – PPD, Saturday, 2 p.m. at Matawan

No. 7 Ranney at Manasquan -- PPD, TBA

Class B Central

Keyport at Henry Hudson -- PPD, Saturday, 10 a.m. at Mater Dei

Long Branch at Lakewood – PPD, TBA

Class B South

No. 2 Donovan Catholic at No. 12 Point Boro – PPD, Saturday, 10 a.m.


Point Beach at Raritan – PPD, TBA

No. 12 Point Boro at Central – PPD, TBA


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