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Class A North

Colts Neck 11, No. 6 Marlboro 5

Junior Casey Gardiner keyed three scoring rallies and the Cougars out-sluggled the Mustangs to pick up their first win of the season.

Gardiner doubled to lead off a three-run second and came around to score on an RBI single by classmate Chris Scully that opened the scoring. He then belted a solo home run to extend the lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the third and in the bottom of the fourth, Gardiner ripped a tiebreaking, two-run single during Colts Neck's three-run inning that gave the Cougars a 7-4 lead.

Junior Michael Consolazio got Marlboro on the board with a two-run home run to dead centerfield, cutting the deficit to 4-2 and igniting a game-tying, four-run rally in the top of the fourth.

Marlboro (3-2, 3-1) 0004 1 0 0 510 2
Colts Neck (1-3, 1-3) 0 3 1 3 40 X 11 172


Lawrence Elinson 3 7 44 00 47
Alex Frank (L, 0-1) 2 8 7 5 1 4 62
Jacob Glick 1 1 0 0 1 1 14
Vinny Zaffarese (W, 1-1) 465 5 1 5 72
Tyler Spencer 2 4 0 0 0 4 32
J.D. Graziano 1 0 0 0 1 1 25

Top Hitters

Paul Santos3-3, BB, R
Mike Consolazio2-3, HR, BB, 3 RBI
Dan Talarico1-4, R, 2B
Colts NeckStats
Kyle McCarthy3-4, 2 R
Tom Diffley2-4, 2B, RBI
Casey Gardiner3-4, 2 2B, HR, 3 RBI
Chris Scully2-4, RBI
Anthony Vallaro3-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI


Howell 9, Manalapan 4

Manalapan (1-3, 1-3)0010201462
Howell (3-1, 3-1)100503X983


Joe Dionisio1.11115448
Kevin Rusinak (L, 0-1)2.14554160
Cristian Ptasienski2.13333149
Aiden Bauer (W, 1-0)44102367
Phil Christopher21204258
Jack Snowden11101226

Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Christian D’Angelo1-3, 2B, BB, RBI, SB
Danny Burns1-1, 2B, RBI
Chris Liegi1-2, BB, SB
Cristian Bernardini1-3, BB, SB
HowellGame Stats
Russell Halvorsen2-3, 2 BB, 3 R, SB
Vinny Agnello2-4, 2 RBI
Jack Gartenstein1-3, 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI
Aaron Wojenski1-2, 3 BB, R, 2 RBI, SB
Joe Zito1-3, 2 BB, R


No. 7 Middletown South 4, Middletown North 1

Junior Lou D'Alession cracked a two-run home run to open the scoring in a four-run first inning and senior right-hander Ben Schild led a sharp pitching effort that helped the Eagles end a three-game skid with a win over the rival Lions.

Junior Jake Czwakiel gave up an RBI single to Middletown North catcher Mike Hallard to allow the lone run charged to Schild to score, then pitched a scoreless seventh inning to pick up the save.

Middletown South gave its pitching tandem all the help in needed in the first inning, with D'Alessio crushing a 2-0 pitch over the leftfield fence after senior Danny Corcoran led off the inning with a walk. Junior Brevin Bezick and Schild followed with back-to-back singles, the third run scored on an error and courtesy runner Brendan Roche capped the rally in style with a straight steal of home with two out.

Schild took the loss Saturday in Middletown South's 3-2 defeat at Allentown, with the Redbirds scoring a pair of unearned runs off the UConn-bound right-hander while also taking advantage of a pair of walks by Schild.

After opening his junior season in 2022 with a no-hitter on opening day, then skipping a turn in the rotation with arm fatigue, Schild has taking a gradual approach to the start of his senior season. He threw three innings in the season-opener, then pitched one inning of relief six days later. After two days of rest, Schild threw 97 pitches in Tuesday's win.

All three losses in Middletown South's losing streak -- 7-6 to Freehold Township and 3-2 to both Middletown North and Allentown -- were by one-run margins.

Midd North (1-3, 1-3)0000010161
Midd South (2-3, 2-2)400000X470


Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Hampton (L, 0-2)45422166
Alipo Figueroa22000123
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ben Schild (W, 2-1)5.241131197
Jake Czwakiel (SV, 1)1.12000128

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthGame Stats
Mike Hallard1-2, BB, RBI
Dylan Briggs1-2, BB, R
Ryan Frontera1-4, 2B
Zach Hampton1-2, BB, HBP
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Lou D’Alessio2-3, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI
Ben Schild2-2
Brevin Bezick1-2, BB
Brendan Sliva1-3, 2B



Class A Central

No. 3 Rumson-Fair Haven 4, Holmdel 2

Sophomore Parker Shenman delivered his second game-winning hit in the last two games, this time flipping a go-ahead, two-run single into centerfield in the bottom of the sixth to give the Bulldogs another hard-fought win over the Hornets.

After Shenman made the score 3-2 with his two-RBI hit, senior Owen Kenney followed with an RBI fielder's choice to extend Rumson's advantage. Senior right-hander Jackson Hinchcliffe then pitched a scoreless seventh inning to polish off the complete game victory.

Holmdel jumped in front on a two-run home run by sophomore Matt Iulo in the top of the fourth.

Holmdel (2-2, 2-2)0002000222
RFH (3-1, 3-1)000013x431


Luke Buda52115799
Joe Barbarino (L, 1-1)11322128
Jackson Hinchliffe (W 1-1)722201282

Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
Matt Iulo1-2, HR, 2 RBI
Nick Rakoski1-2, 1B, R
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Parker Shenman2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
Gavin Kiley1-2
Reece Moroney0-2, 2 BB, 2 R, SB


Monmouth 7, Shore 1

Monmouth (1-3, 1-3)2032000751
Shore (2-1, 1-1)0000010183


Christian Zito (W, 1-1)781135105
Rob Stock (L, 0-1)32503462
Jeff Barham43223262

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Bobby Davidson2-3, 2B, 3B, 2 RBI
Joey Esposito1-4, 3B, 2 RBI
Aiden Denton1-2, RBI
ShoreGame Stats
Christian Simonsen1-3, RBI


No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 10, No. 8 Wall 5

Senior Alex Stanyek set the tone with a solo home run as the first batter of the game and senior right-hander Dom Mallamaci spun five strong innings in his first start of the season as the Caseys completed a regular-season sweep of the Crimson Knights.

RBC (3-1, 3-1)62001011085
Wall (2-2, 2-2)0002210536


Dom Mallamaci (W, 1-0)52421883
Anthony Nannini11101227
Ethan Marzo10001217
Zach Szatkowski (L, 1-1)14875060
Triur Brown31000544
T.J. Legere32211355

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Alex Stanyek2-5, HR, 2 R, RBI
Max Dantoni2-4, R, 2 RBI
Brendan Kopec1-4, R, RBI
Dylan Passo1-4, RBI
Shane Andrus1-4, RBI
WallGame Stats
Matt Johnson1-2, HR, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Mike Horowitz2-4, R



Class B North

Red Bank 9, Freehold Boro 4

Red Bank (2-2, 2-2)0303300961
Freehold (0-3, 0-2)10003004103


Nick Gandolfo (W, 1-1)6.1104448110
Tommy Ruth0.20001012
Aiden Rivera (L, 0-1)3.13524595
Noah Ochojski1.22432242
Nick Montello31001346

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Timmy Kelly2-4, 2 R
Jackson Hyman1-3, 2 BB, 2 R
Hoyt Smith1-3, BB, RBI
P.J. Whitehead1-4, 2B, R
Freehold BoroGame Stats
Adam Greenspan3-4, 2B, RBI
Aiden Rivera3-4, R
Nick Russo2-4


St. John Vianney 14, Neptune 0 (5 Innings)

Neptune (3-1, 3-1)00000XX011
SJV (2-3, 2-2)4235XXX14112


Brennan Moloughney (L, 1-1)1.14663152
Joe Juliano13324243
Jack Gamba-Ellis1.24553248
Andrew Zottar (W, 1-0)41004670
Chris Santoro10000112

Top Hitters

NeptuneGame Stats
Brennan Moloughney1-3
St. John VianneyGame Stats
Mike McCormack4-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 9 RBI
J.T. Mohlmann2-2, 2B, 2 BB, 3 R, RBI
Matt Recco2-2, HBP, 3 R
Owen Murtha1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Andrew Zottar1-1, 3 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI


Ocean 2, Matawan 1

Senior Shane Garrett clubbed a first-inning solo home run and drew a bases-loaded walk to force in the winning run in the bottom of the sixth as the Spartans edged the Huskies behind a complete-game effort from senior right-hander Matt King.

Matawan (0-4, 0-4)0010000160
Ocean (5-0, 2-0)100001X240


Andrew Gendi541141098
Mark Kovach (L, 0-1)10114236
Matt King (W, 2-0)76110991

Top Hitters

Andrew Gendi1-3, RBI
Chris Galasso1-2, R
Matt Richter1-1, 2 BB
Shane Garrett1-2, HR, 2 BB, 2 RBI
George Krenkel1-3
Connor Tongring1-3


No. 1 Ranney 3, Manasquan 1

Lou Spadafora belted a game-tying home run in the bottom of the fourth and seniors Jack Tallent and A.J. Gracia each contributed an RBI double over the following two innings as the Panthers rallied to beat the Warriors and remain undefeated.

Manasquan jumped on top thanks to a leadoff home run by senior Brett Patten on the first batter of the game. From there, fifth-year senior Nick Coniglio limited Manasquan to just one hit and no runs while completing five innings of work.

Spadafora tied the game with his solo blast, the lone run surrendered by Manasquan senior ace Cullen Condon, who stretched his pitch count to 83 after throwing 54 over three innings in Manasquan's season-opener vs. St. John Vianney.

In the bottom of the fifth, Tallent positioned Coniglio for the win by smacking a go-ahead RBI double. Gracia then took over on the mound in the top of the sixth, then supplied himself with an insurance run by doubling home Ranney's third run in the bottom of the sixth.

Gracia completed the two-inning save in the seventh to extend Ranney's season-opening winning streak to five.

Manasquan (1-3, 1-3)1000000120
Ranney (5-0, 4-0)000111X350


Cullen Condon43113383
Jack Dawson (L, 0-1)22222244
Nick Coniglio (W, 2-0)52110679
A.J. Gracia (SV, 1)20001426

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Brett Patten1-2, HR, HBP, R, RBI
Cullen Condon1-3
RanneyGame Stats
Lou Spadafora2-3, HR, R, RBI
A.J. Gracia1-1, 2B, 3 BB, RBI
Jack Tallent1-3, 2B, RBI




Freehold Twp. 13, Jackson Liberty 3 (5 Innings)

Freehold Twp (2-2)120100XX13100
Jackson Lib (0-2-1)01101XX373


Jackson Redmond (W, 2-0)57332482
Josh Rebelo (L, 0-2)66654267
Anthony Woods24742354

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Game Stats
Aidan Galvanek2-3, R, 3 RBI
Ryan Kopf2-3, 2 RBI
Christian Borromeo2-3, 3 R
Mike Avino2-3, BB, 3 R
Lex Nelsen1-2, 2 BB, R, RBI
Lucas Dixon1-2, HBP, RBI
Jon Boylan1-2, RBI
Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Gavin DeGregorio2-2, HR, R, RBI
Mike Kisseberth2-3, 2 2B, RBI
Vincent Grande1-2, BB, 2 R
Carney O’Donnell1-2, BB, RBI



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