Thursday, April 4

Class A Central

No. 8 Rumson-Fair Haven 9, No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 8 (10 Innings)

Senior Gavin D'Aponte hit a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the 10th inning and sophomore catcher Luke Gallagher singled home the winning run later in the inning to give the Bulldogs a wild, extra-inning win over the Caseys -- their second walk-off win over RBC in as many seasons.

Red Bank Catholic broke a 6-6 deadlock in the top of the 10th with a big hit from its own sophomore catcher -- a two-run double by Aiden Funk after Alabama commit Sean Griggs and Notre Dame commit Dylan Passo drew back-to-back walks with one out to set up Funk.

After an infield single by sophomore Charlie Stumberger, Rumson brought in senior left-hander Jackson Gallagher to pitch with runners on first and third with one out and he struck out the next batter while allowing a stolen base by Stumberger, then induced an inning-ending flyout to keep the deficit at 8-6.

Sophomore third baseman Dylan Ylagan reached on an error to start the bottom of the 10th and after a flyout by senior Jack Riva, D'Aponte drilled the tying homer over the fence in rightfield.

Sophomore Jack Gyimesi followed with a single and classmate Alex Calabretta reached on another RBC error to place runners on the corners with one out. After RBC failed to cash in with the same setup in the top of the inning, Gallagher delivered the winning single to plate Gyimesi.

Rumson had to crawl out of an early 6-0 hole just to make it to extra innings. Gallagher and junior Parker Shenman each collected an RBI single in a three-run bottom-of-the-second that cut RBC's lead in half, 6-3. Rumson later tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the fourth, with senior Aaron Del Tin doubling home two runs and Gyimesi wearing a hit-by-pitch with the bases loaded to tie the game, 6-6.

Stumberger helped RBC jump out to a 6-0 lead with a two-run double a four-run Caseys first inning, followed by an RBI single in the second. Passo singled home the first RBC run after Griggs singled and stole second base.

RBC (1-1, 1-1)4200002882
Rumson-FH (1-1, 1-1)0303003983


Ryan Prior32336376
Hunter Beattie32335381
Brandon Hendrickson (L, 0-1)3.14312264
Maverick Maguire24634162
Aiden Mishkin32000035
Aaron Del Tin4.12227598
Jackson Gallagher (W, 1-0)0.20001117

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Charlie Stumberger3-6, 2B, R, 3 RBI, 2 SB
Sean Griggs2-3, 3 BB, 3 R, 2 SB
Aiden Funk1-5, 2B, BB, 2 RBI
Dylan Passo1-4, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Gavin D’Aponte1-3, HR, 2 BB, HBP, 2 R, 2 RBI
Luke Gallagher2-6, 2 RBI
Parker Shenman2-5, BB, R, RBI, 2 SB
Aaron Del Tin1-5, 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI
Jack Gyimesi1-4, BB, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Alex Calabretta1-4, 2 BB, RBI


Class B North

No. 6 Matawan 14, Neptune 2 (5 Innings)

Junior Bryan McCartin drove in a run in each of his first three at-bats and seniors Andrew Gendi and Brandon Falco each added a two-run extra-base hit as the Huskies broke open the game in the third inning and topped the Scarlet Fliers for an opening-day win.

McCartin opened the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the first on a first-pitch hit-and-run, then did the same in the top of the third to break a 2-2 tie. Neptune had tied the game on an RBI double into the rightfield corner by sophomore Hunter Morgan in the bottom of the second, but Matawan cut down the go-ahead run at the plate with a relay.

Gendi -- who pitched three innings to earn the win -- smoked a two-run triple that one-hopped the fence in right-centerfield to make it 6-2 in the top of the third. Senior Jack Sassa made it 7-2 with an RBI single in the fifth and McCartin followed with a sacrifice fly to left to push the lead to 8-2.

Falco tacked on two more with a two-run homer over the leftfield fence to extend the Matawan lead to 10-2.

Junior Colin McGeehan delivered a two-out, two-run single in the top of the fifth to make it 13-2, bringing the 10-run rule into play.

Matawan (1-0, 1-0)20444XX14111
Neptune (0-1, 0-1)11000XX241


Andrew Gendi (W, 1-0)33214558
Mark Kovach1.11000125
Jayce Thoroughman0.20000213
Aedan Martin (L, 0-1)35771469
Trevor Rummel0.23332130
Alex Soto1.13401141

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Bryan McCartin2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI, 3 SB
Jack Sassa1-1, 2 BB, HBP, 3 R, RBI, 2 SB
Mark Kovach2-3, HBP, 3 R
Brandon Falco2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Andrew Gendi1-2, 3B, 2 RBI
Colin McGeehan1-1, 2 RBI
Chris Galasso1-3, R, 2 SB
NeptuneGame Stats
Hunter Morgan1-2, 2B, BB, RBI
Carl Christie1-2, HBP, R, 2 SB
Jack Gamba-Ellis1-2, BB



Old Bridge 7, Marlboro 6

Marlboro (0-1)0000411650
Old Bridge (1-0)011410X770


Matt Padalec (L, 0-1)46662581
Anthony Martino21110023
Luke Hagen (W, 1-0)40003269
Aiden Kipper0.23444038
Evan Smith22221138
Justin Hascup (SV, 1)0.1000013

Top Hitters

MarlboroGame Stats
Joe Kelly1-3, BB, 2 RBI
Joe Santos1-3, BB, 2 R
Nick Scaff1-2, 2 R
Gavin McCarthy1-3, RBI
Paul Santos1-4, R
Old BridgeGame Stats
John Smith2-3, 2B, R
Evan Smith1-2, 2 R
Justin Meyer2-3, 3B, R, RBI
Michael Altman1-3, 3B, RBI
Christian Cavanaugh1-2, R, RBI




Class A North

No. 10 Middletown South at No. 5 Middletown North – PPD, TBA

Class A South

No. 9 Brick Memorial at Toms River South – PPD, TBA

Brick at No. 11 Toms River East – PPD, Friday, 3:45 p.m.

Central at No. 4 Southern – PPD, Saturday, 10 a.m.

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

Class B North

Red Bank at Freehold Boro – PPD, TBA

Monmouth at Wall – PPD, Monday, 4:45 p.m.

Class B Central

Keyport at Henry Hudson – PPD, Friday, 10 a.m. at Mater Dei

Asbury Park at St. Rose (DH) -- PPD, Friday, 11 a.m.

Keansburg at No. 16 Point Beach – PPD, TBA

Lakewood at Long Branch -- PPD, TBA

Class B South

Manchester at Jackson Liberty – PPD, TBA

No. 12 Point Boro at No. 2 Donovan Catholic – PPD, Saturday, Noon

Lacey at Pinelands – PPD, TBA


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