Monday, April 8

Class A North

No. 13 Manalapan 3, Colts Neck 1

Senior Kevin Rusinak pitched a one-hitter and classmate Erik Johnson drove in a run in the third straight game to open the season to help the Braves upend the Cougars.

Johnson drove in a run during the first inning to put Manalapan ahead, 1-0, and the Braves added two runs in the fifth on a fielder's choice and an error.

Colts Neck (1-3, 0-2)0000001111
Manalapan (2-1, 2-0)100020X381


Dylan Neves (L, 0-1)4.28322388
Jack Dugo1.10000215
Kevin Rusinak (W, 1-0)71104497

Top Hitters

Colts Neck Game Stats
Ronan Kiely1-3, R
ManalapanGame Stats
Chris Silva1-2, 2B, BB, R
Cristian Ptasienski2-4
Erik Johnson1-3, RBI
John Pecoraro1-4, 2B, R


No. 10 Middletown South 2, No. 5 Middletown North 1

Junior Vinny Alcure ripped a go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the fifth and senior left-handers Mason Christopher and Brevin Bezick combined on a dominant outing on the mound as the Eagles edged the rival Lions in their season-opener.

Christopher surrendered an unearned run that gave Middletown North a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth inning. Bezick took over in the fifth and faced one batter over the minimum while striking out seven.

Midd North (1-1, 0-1)0001000140
Midd South (1-0, 1-0)000020X231


Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Hampton (L, 0-1)52221779
Alipio Figueroa11000215
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Mason Christopher44102671
Brevin Bezick (W, 1-0)30000744

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthGame Stats
Dylan Briggs2-3, 2B
Ian McGoldrick1-1, BB, HBP
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Vinny Alcure1-2, 2B, RBI
Brevin Bezick1-3, 2B
Mike Frandsen1-3, 2 SB



Class A Central

Wall 7, Monmouth 2

Triur Brown, Jake Howlett and Mike Horowitz each cracked two-run doubles and sophomore left-hander Christian Suarez turned in his second straight solid outing to start his varsity career as the Crimson Knights paid the Falcons back after losing to Monmouth in the bottom of the seventh on Saturday.

Brown opened the scoring with an RBI double in the bottom of the first and after Evan Booth hit a solo homer to cut Wall's lead to 3-1 in the top of the sixth, Howlett and Horowitz each wrapped two-run doubles in the bottom of the inning to put the game out of reach.

Monmouth (1-1, 1-1)0000011251
Wall (2-1, 2-1)210004X771


Mike Millevoi (L, 0-1)33325870
Dominic Migliaccio2.14442452
Vaughn Bociulis0.2000029
Christian Suarez (W, 1-0)6.24223694
Justin Castellucia0.11001116

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Evan Booth1-4, HR, R, RBI
Will Theobald2-4
WallGame Stats
Mike Horowitz2-3, 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI
Jake Howlett1-2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Triur Brown1-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI
Jon Cofone1-4, R, RBI
Sean Killea1-3, R




Class A South

No. 15 Jackson Memorial 6, No. 9 Brick Memorial 4 (8 Innings)

The Jaguars scratched two runs across with two out in the top of the seventh and junior Jackson Osmond came through with a two-run single to break the tie in the top of the eighth to complete a come-from-behind win for the Jaguars over the Mustangs.

Down to its last out and with two runners on in the top of the seventh, Jackson Memorial tied the game with a walk by Nick Izzo, hit-by-pitch by Tyler Huzzy and a game-tying RBI walk by Jacob Soto.

Jackson (2-0, 1-0)01100022651
Brick Mem (2-1, 2-1)3100000X491


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Danny Hutchinson5.17424585
Matt Colaneri (W, 1-0)1.22002334
Jovani Hallihan (SV, 1)10000217
Jaxon Figueroa2.22225160
Brody Moore (L, 0-1)4.22443267
James Martin0.21001117

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Jackson Osmond1-3, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jacob Soto1-3, BB, R
Collin McCarron1-4, R, RBI
Julian Caruso1-4, BB, R
Brick MemorialGame Stats
Nicco Maribo2-4, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Luke Douglas1-3, RBI
Evan Meyer1-2, 2 BB, R
Tyler Garbooshian1-5, 2B, R, RBI
Nick Garbooshian1-3, BB, RBI
Joe McGlynn1-3, 2 BB, R
Jimi Popp2-4


Brick 11, Central 5

Brick (1-2, 1-2)12400401191
Central (0-3, 0-3)0120200582


Peyton Horning (W, 1-0)4.27530363
Rob Distlecamp2.11001438
Shawn Weyandt (L, 0-1)2.24635157
Brayden Cimorelli00114019
Jimmy Smith3.15441358
Joel German10002328

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
Chris Quick2-4, 2B, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Jayden Espana2-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
Vincent Baracia2-4, 2 R, RBI
James Donoghue1-2, 2B, 2 BB, RBI
Brannon McBride1-3, 2 BB, 2 RBI
Peyton Horning1-4, BB, R
CentralGame Stats
Brayden Lowden1-4, 2 R
Gavin Srinivasan2-4, R, RBI
Ryan Brescia1-4, 2 RBI
Gavin Arieno1-3, R
Tommy Truzzolino2-3, R

No. 4 Southern 6, Toms River South 2

Senior right-hander Roger Dreher dominated for 5 1/3 innings and Jack Cahill worked out of a seventh-inning jam to close out a Rams win over the Indians.

Dreher struck out 14 while allowing just two hits and one walk on 79 pitches before turning it over in the bullpen. Cahill took over with the bases loaded, none out and Southern leading, 6-1, in the bottom of the seventh and after striking out the first batter he faced, Billy Madigan singled home another run for Toms River South.

Cahill then responded with back-to-back strikeouts to finish off the win.

Brian Harper, Mike Kaczynski and Tyler McLeod each singled home a run in the first inning for Southern and Gabe Tomei doubled home two runs to put the Rams ahead, 6-0, in the top of the fourth.

Southern (3-0, 3-0)31020006110
TR South (0-3, 0-3)0000002250


Roger Dreher (W, 1-0)5.120011479
Joe Nascimento0.22222030
Jack Cahill11000316
Shaun Olcott (L, 0-1)1.25443243
Christian Mascaro2.16220240
Rob Abatemarco20001435
Alex Fischer10000214

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Gabe Tomei2-3, 2B, HBP, 2 RBI
Ray Mulhern1-2, 2 BB, 3 R
Mike Kaczynski3-4, RBI
Brian Harper2-4, R, RBI
Tyler McLeod1-3, BB, RBI
Mike Desiderio1-3, R
Toms River SouthGame Stats
Ben McEwan2-3, R
Rob Abatemarco1-3, RBI
Billy Madigan2-3, RBI


No. 11 Toms River East 12, Toms River North 1 (6 Innings)

TR East (4-0, 3-0)102315X1272
TR North (1-1, 0-1)100000X133


Dan Nafziger (W, 1-0)53102492
Brendan Lavin10000122
Kieran Mulholland (L, 0-1)3.13624885
Matt Petrocelli0.21000013
Jayden Luongo12634049
Brendan Bush11001018

Top Hitters

Toms River EastGame Stats
Mike Vaccarino2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Joe DiMeo1-3, 2B, BB, R, 3 RBI, 2 SB
Matt Ferrara2-3, 3B, BB, 2 R
Adrian Aleman1-3, 2B, RBI
Dan Nafziger1-4, 2 RBI
Toms River NorthGame Stats
Ian St. Luce1-3
Logan Mulholland1-3
Nick Daniele1-2



Class B North

Manasquan 11, St. John Vianney 3 (6 Innings)

Manasquan (2-0, 2-0)100505X11103
SJV (1-2, 1-2)002001X394


Chase Kaplan23224460
R.T. Runge (W, 1-0)46101563
Owen Murtha33113773
Joe Russo (L, 0-1)12515043
Nico Leal25541244

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Dylan Vowteras2-3, HR, BB, R, 2 RBI, 3 SB
Connor Voelkson2-5, 2B, R, RBI
Caden Eastmond2-4, BB, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Mike Antonucci2-3, BB, RBI
Tristan Condon1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Luke Ramire2-5, 2 R
R.T. Runge1-2, BB, HBP, R, 4 SB
St. John VianneyGame Stats
Owen Murtha1-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Mike McCormack1-2, 2B, 2 BB, R
Jalen Rodriguez1-2, 2B, BB
Jake Visone1-2, RBI
Jake Mandarino1-1, RBI


Red Bank 10, No. 7 Ranney 7

Tommy Ruth, Jake Pouso and P.J. Whitehead each contributed a two-run base hit during a seven-run sixth inning that propeled the Bucs to a come-from-behind win over the Panthers.

Ruth doubled home two to cut Ranney's lead to 6-5 and Red Bank tied it when Hoyt Smith was hit with the bases loaded. On the next batter, Pouso hit a two-run single to put the Bucs on top, 8-6. Whitehead added two more runs to the cushion with a two-run double for a 10-6 lead.

Smith also belted a three-run homer to give Red Bank a 3-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning. Ranney went up 6-3 with a three-run fourth inning, highlighted by a two-run double by Andrew Parisi.

Ranney (1-1, 1-1)1023001772
Red Bank (1-1, 1-1)300007X1062


Zach Messina32324478
John Luca Gallina (L, 0-1)2.23771567
Noah Hynes0.1100018
Matt Huss32312256
Sean Keatts12330019
Jason Huss (W, 1-0)2.23111450
Tommy Ruth (SV, 1)0.10001011

Top Hitters

RanneyGame Stats
Andrew Parisi1-3, 2B, BB, R, 3 RBI
Justin Kauffman2-4, 2B
Nate Fuller1-4, RBI
Robbie Wrobel1-1, 2B, R
John Luca Gallina1-3, BB, R
Red BankGame Stats
Hoyt Smith1-3, HR, HBP, 2 R, 4 RBI
Tommy Ruth1-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jake Rouso1-3, BB, R, 2 RBI
P.J. Whitehead1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Matt Huss1-2, BB, HBP, 2 R



Class B South

No. 8 Point Boro 5, Manchester 1

James Bradley, Jayson Bennett and Jake Clayton had run-scoring hits in consecutive innings and the Panthers bounced back from an early deficit to beat the Hawks.

Bradley doubled in the tying run in the bottom of the second inning and Bennett put Point Boro up, 2-1, with an RBI single. Clayton provided some insurance when the freshman ripped a two-run single for a 4-1 lead in the bottom of the fourth.

Manchester jumped out to a 1-0 lead with an RBI single by Pat McKay, but Chase Connelly bounced back to pitch into the fifth inning before Hudson Griffin secured the save with 2 2/3 hitless innings.

Manchester (0-3, 0-3)1000000152
Pt Boro (2-1, 2-1)011201X591


Damien Crispin (L, 0-1)4.17435696
Justin Uriarte1.22111235
Chase Connelly (W, 1-0)4.15101374
Hudson Griffin (SV, 1)2.20001452

Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
Pat McKay2-3, RBI
Point BoroGame Stats
Ryan Acquisto2-4, 2B, R
Jayson Bennett2-4, RBI
Jake Clayton1-2, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
James Bradley1-2, BB, R, RBI
Bryson Kirby1-4, RBI
John Ward1-3, BB, R





Ocean 2, Jackson Liberty 1 (14 Innings)

Junior catcher Connor Tongring delivered a game-winning RBI double in the bottom of the 14th inning to give the Spartans a walk-off win over the Lions in a 14-inning marathon.

Jackson Lib (2-1)01000001101
Ocean (2-1)0001000281


Jack Kelly78112492
Ben Robinson30000646
Derek Vazquez (W, 1-1)42003467
Vincent Grande64110369
Anthony Woods3.10001336
Jayden Harnett2.10004144
Colin Menafra (L, 0-1)2 4 1 1 0 130

 Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyStats
Matt Galayda2-6
Mason Ciccariello2-6
Scott WallRBI
Connor Tongring2B, RBI
Alejandro Sanchez1-1, 2 BB


Freehold Twp. 3, Freehold Boro 0

Sophomore Jackson Redmond drove in the first run of the game when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded, then polished off six shutout innings on the mound to lead the Patriots to a season-opening win over the rival Colonials (0-3).

Redmond allowed two hits, two walks and struck out seven before passing the ball over to C.J. Svoboda for a one-two-three seventh inning for the save.

Mike Avino tripled and scored a run and Lex Nelson went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the fifth inning to help ignite the offense.

Noah Ochojski struck out nine in 4 1/3 innings for Freehold Boro, during which he allowed three earned runs on five hits .



Class B Central

St. Rose at Henry Hudson – PPD, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m. at Mater Dei

Keansburg at Keyport – PPD, May 4, 11 a.m.

Point Beach at Long Branch — PPD, April 29, 3:45 p.m.

Class B South

Lacey at Barnegat – PPD, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m.

Pinelands at Donovan Catholic – PPD, TBA


Becton at Raritan – PPD, Tuesday, 4 p.m.


More From Shore Sports Network