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Class A North

Colts Neck 7, No. 10 Middletown South 1

Senior Tyler Spencer went the distance on the mound and helped his cause with a 2-for-4 day that included a double, two runs and an RBI as the Cougars upended the Eagles to halt their six-game skid while also snapping a four-game winning streak by Middletown South.

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Tyler Spencer (W, 2-2)76111094
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Brendan Roche (L, 1-1)4.18431467
Derek Commander12332024
Jacob Wenzel1.21001024

Top Hitters

Colts NeckGame Stats
Chris Scully2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Tom Diffley3-4, 2B, R, RBI
Tyler Spencer2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Ryan Tan2-4, RBI
Casey Gardiner1-3, 2B, BB, R
Anthony Vallaro1-3, BB, R
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Danny Corcoran2-4, RBI
Andrew Marquis2-3


Manalapan 10, Freehold Twp. 6

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Manal (5-7-1, 3-6-1)0001000X1062


Matt Nuccio31514155
James Wortman (L, 0-1)14553026
Michael Santise21002124
Dylan Shaffer33445362
Danny Burns (W, 1-1)43211264

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Game Stats
Lex Nelson1-4, 3B, RBI
Mike Avino1-2, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Lucas Dixon1-4, R, 2 RBI, SB
Christian Borromeo1-3, R, SB
Robert Havens1-3, BB, 2 SB
Jon Boylan1-3, BB
ManalapanGame Stats
John Dionisio1-2, 2B, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
Cristian Ptasienski1-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Christian Zabotka2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Cristian Bernardini1-3, BB, 2 R
John Pecoraro1-1, R, RBI, SB


Marlboro 2, No. 8 Howell 0

Senior Alex D'Ambrosio broke a scoreless deadlock with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning, then finished off a two-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and no walks to lead the Mustangs to a win over the Rebels.

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Marlboro (7-6, 6-4)000002X233


Luke Bearse (L, 0-4)5.13222678
Aiden Bauer0.2000016
Alex D’Ambrosio (W, 3-1)72000788

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Phillip Christopher1-3, 2B
Logan Koeppel1-3
MarlboroGame Stats
Alex D’Ambrosio1-2, 2B, BB, RBI, SB
Paul Santos2-3, R, 2 SB



Class A Central

Monmouth 3, Holmdel 1

Fifth-year senior Aiden Denton lost his bid for a no-hitter with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning, but still finished off a 15-strikeout one-hitter as the Falcons completed a sweep of the Hornets.

Denton completed six innings without allowing a hit, walk or hit batter, with Holmdel's lone baserunner reaching on an error in the second inning. That streak ended when Denton hit senior Tim Haggerty with a pitch with one out and after a groundout moved Haggerty to second base, junior James Vallillo singled to break up the no-hit bid and score Holmdel's lone run.

Monmouth opened the scoring with two runs in the top of the fourth inning, with senior Joey Esposito leading off with a single, stealing second base and scoring on an error. Sophomore Alejandro Ocelotl added a second run with a two-out RBI double.

Fifth-year senior Christian Zito provided an insurance run in the top of the seventh with a sacrifice fly.

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Aiden Denton (W, 2-2)711111586
Joe Barbarino (L, 3-2)74333598

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Alejandro Ocelotl1-2, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Joey Esposito1-2, 2 BB, R, 2 SB
Collin Denton1-2, 2B
HolmdelGame Stats
James Vallillo1-3, RBI


Raritan 4, No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 3

Senior Dan Calicari scored from third on a groundout to third base by sophomore Travis Evensham in the bottom of the sixth and the Rockets pulled out a win over the Bulldogs after nearly picking off Rumson on the road on Tuesday.

Calicari froze on the groundball to third with his secondary lead intact, then broke as soon as Rumson third baseman Aaron Del Tin threw the ball to first and slid in safely ahead of the throw home with a head-first slide.

Calicari also drove in a run during a three-run fourth innings by Raritan, as did sophomore Sean Burnett.

Rumson tied the game in the top of the sixth on back-to-back RBI doubles by junior Jack Riva and senior Cade LaGrassa.

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Raritan (4-9, 2-6)000301X431


Maverick Maguire3.21332874
Roman Sakele (L, 0-1)1.12111127
Matt Bruno10001115
Alan Warren5.16320384
Phil Kramer (W, 3-0)1.21000123

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Jack Riva2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Cade LaGrassa1-2, 2B, HBP, RBI
Brayden Dill1-3, R
Parker Shenman2-4, SB
Owen Kenney1-4, 2B
RaritanGame Stats
Dan Calicari1-2, BB, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Travis Evernham1-3, RBI
Sean Burnett1-2, RBI


Shore 5, No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 3

Senior Christian Simonsen hit a key double, junior Joe Santi and E.J. Stefanelli delivered clutch, run-scoring singles and senior Donovan Hughes pitched a complete game as the Blue Devils toppled the Caseys at Shore's home diamond for the second straight year.

Simonsen and Hughes combined to shock Red Bank Catholic last season as well, with Simonsen earning the win on the mound and Hughes pitching the final three innings to record this save. On Thursday, Hughes did not need any back-up, quieting the Caseys offense to the tune of four hits, four walks and four strikeouts while allowing three earned runs.

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Shore (6-6, 3-5)004010X571


Dominic Mallamaci (L, 2-1)67531380
Anthony Nannini10000215
Donovan Hughes (W, 2-2)743344101

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Alex Stanyek1-3, 2B, 2 R
Shane Andrus1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Matt Brunner0-2, RBI
ShoreGame Stats
Lucas Rosa1-4, R
Joe Santi2-3, 2 R, RBI
E.J. Stefanelli2-3, RBI
Christian Simonsen2-3, 2B, R



Class B North

Matawan 7, Manasquan 5

Juniors Sal Cassano, Jack Sassa and Andrew Gendi each came through with two-run hits during a six-run fourth inning and the Huskies held on to beat the Warriors, securing their sixth straight win and eighth in the last nine games after beginning the season 0-4.

Cassano tied the game at 3-3 with a two-run single in the inning and Sassa later gave Matawan a 5-3 lead with a two-run single. Gendi capped the rally with a two-run double.

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Matawan (8-5, 5-5)001600X761


Austin Griffith (L, 1-2)3.26712286
Shane Hagerman2.10000021
Mark Kovach (W, 1-1)44321268
Jayce Thoroughman (SV, 1)33222148

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Cullen Condon1-3, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Brett Patten1-3, R, RBI, 2 SB
Connor Voelkson1-3, R
ManasquanGame Stats
Jack Sassa1-3, R, 3 RBI
Andrew Gendi2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Sal Cassano1-1, RBI
Brandon Falco1-3, R
Bryan McCartin1-3, R


Ocean 3, St. John Vianney 2

Senior Shane Garrett allowed one earned run on three hits over six innings and also went 2-for-4 with an RBI to help spark the Spartans (8-5, 5-3) to a win over the Lancers (4-9, 4-6).

Garrett struck out five before passing the ball to sophomore Ben Robinson, who pitched the seventh inning to record the save. Robinson also finished 1-for-4 with an RBI.

Senior Dylan Lazar went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI to key the Ocean lineup.


Neptune 4, Red Bank 3

Winning pitcher Joe Juliano drove in the winning run on an infield single in the top of the seventh and the Scarlet Fliers rallied for three runs in the final two innings to salvage a regular-season split with the Bucs.

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Red Bank (5-7, 5-5)3000000342


Jack Tinik1.13323143
Joe Juliano (W, 1-1)5.21006685
Nick Gandolfo6.07312291
P.J. Whitehead (L, 0-1)1.01111021

Top Hitters

Quincy Esannason2-3, R
Nick Quagliato1-4
Joe Juliano1-2, 2 BB
Brennan Moloughney1-4
Jack Tinik2-4, RBI
Red BankStats
Ryan Robinson1-2, 2B, 2 BB
Tommy Ruth2-3, 2 RBI
Nick Gandolfo1-3


No. 1 Ranney 17, Freehold Boro 3 (5 Innings)

Ranney homered three times during an 11-run first inning and five times in the game as the Panthers (13-1, 10-0) coasted to a win over the Colonials (0-12, 0-8) to remain unbeaten against the Shore Conference.

Senior A.J. Gracia and Ryan Costello hit back-to-back solo home runs to lead off the bottom of the first and senior Diego Tavarez belted a grand slam in his second plate appearance of the inning.

Senior Jack Tallent and fifth-year senior Lou Spadafora each homered as well, with Spadafora finishing 3-for-4 with a double and five RBI as well. Tavarez also drove in five for the game and sophomore Curt Chropuvka was 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI in the win.

Senior Glen Cantalupo pitched 2 2/3 perfect innings with three strikeouts to pick up the win and senior Jack Renaud struck out five in 1 2/3 innings while allowing a run on two hits in his first appearance of the season.

Junior Josh Media hit a three-run home run in the top of the fifth to account for Freehold Boro's scoring.



Class B South

Lacey 4, Point Boro 1

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Lacey (6-5, 5-3)002002X452


Eric Anilonis (L, 1-3)5.2541310103
Nick Kowalewski0.1000117
Jack Sramaty (W, 3-1)5.15102895
David Golini (SV, 1)1.21000128

Top Hitters

Point BoroGame Stats
Wyatt Dewysocki2-3, RBI
LaceyGame Stats
Rylan Messina1-3, 3B, R, RBI
Carson Gudzak2-3, R, RBI
Brayden Messina1-2, BB, R, SB



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