Class A North

No. 9 Middletown South 4, Howell 1

Junior Chris O'Connor hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the top of the sixth inning and the Eagles finished off a two-game sweep of the Rebels to move a game closer to Manalapan in the race for the Class A North title.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Midd South (10-4, 9-3) 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 4 6 2
Howell (7-7, 6-5) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 1

Pitching

Middletown South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Keenan (W, 3-1) 5 3 1 1 1 0 63
Jack Lisowski 0.2 0 0 0 2 1 15
Chris Lotito 0.1 0 0 0 1 1 7
Jack Roesch (SV, 1) 1 0 0 0 0 1 10
Howell IP H R ER BB SO PC
Chris Ellison (L, 0-2) 5.2 5 4 3 3 3 89
Jake Lenardo 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 13

Top Hitters

Middletown South Stats
Chris O’Connor 2-3, HR, R, 3 RBI
Anthony Esposito 1-3, 2B, RBI
Chris Lotito 1-3, 3B, R
Trevor Brey 2-4, R
Howell Stats
Vin Impresa 1-3, 2B, RBI
Tommy Talbot 1-4, R

 

No. 3 CBA 3, No. 1 Manalapan 1

Senior Joe Escandon overcame an unearned run in the first inning to pitch a two-hitter and hand the Braves their first defeat of the season.

Tommy DiTullio and Anthony Celestre each had RBI groundouts to push CBA in front and Mason Wolf doubled home a run with two out in the second to cap the scoring.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manalapan (15-1, 9-1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
CBA (10-4, 6-4) 1 2 0 0 0 0 X 3 3 1

Pitching

Manalapan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Mazza (L, 2-1) 6 3 3 3 1 3 69
Manalapan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Escandon (W, 3-0) 7 2 1 0 2 6 85

Top Hitters

Manalapan Stats
Jake Pellecchia 1-3, R
Tom Guidice 1-2, BB
CBA Stats
Mason Wolf 2-3, 2 2B, R, RBI

 

Freehold Twp. 5, Freehold Boro 0

Senior Ryan Kurczeski fired a three-hit shutout to extend his scoreless innings streak to 17 games and the Patriots (9-7, 7-5) beat the Colonials (4-12, 3-9) to sweep the regular-season series between the two crosstown rivals.

Kurczeski pitched a no-hitter in his last start against Long Branch and previously pitched a complete game in a win over St. Rose in the Monmouth County Tournament opening round. On Thursday, the senior struck out three, walked two and threw 86 pitches.

Senior Brandon Smith and sophomore Chris Corchado each went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the offense, with Smith going deep for a solo home run and scoring two runs as well.

Junior Kyle Wenrich took the loss for Freehold Boro and threw 84 pitches in five innings.

 

Marlboro 1, Long Branch 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Marlboro (7-8, 4-7) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 0
Long Branch (0-14, 0-11) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Pitching

Marlboro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Iacobello (W, 2-2) 7 3 0 0 0 6 55
Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ivan Navarro (L, 0-3) 7 5 1 1 1 4 104

Top Hitters

Marlboro Stats
Mark Capell 1-3, RBI
Tyler Kapusciski 2-3, 3B
Jeremy Briskin 1-1, 2B
Long Branch Stats
Dave Rodriguez 1-2
Andrew Conklin 1-3
Ivan Navarro 1-3

 

 

Class A Central

Holmdel 6, Rumson-Fair Haven 5, (11 Innings)

Senior Justin Lautenberg drew a walk with the bases loaded in the bottom of the 11th to end a marathon Hornets win over the Bulldogs.

Sophomore Thomas Elgrim gave Rumson a 5-4 lead in the top of the ninth with an RBI double, but Holmdel answered in the bottom of the inning when senior starter Jason Lyons was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Rumson (5-8, 4-8) 0 0 0 0 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 5 9 0
Holmdel (7-8, 6-5) 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 6 12 3

Pitching

Rumson-FH IP H R ER BB SO PC
Charlie Jones 3 8 4 4 3 2 63
Mike Amendola 6 2 1 1 3 5 90
J.C. Carolan (W, 0-2) 1.1 2 1 1 3 1 41
Holmdel IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jason Lyons 5.2 6 3 3 2 9 112
Jake Umans (W, 2-3) 5.1 3 2 1 3 4 71

Top Hitters

Rumson-FH Stats
Thomas Elgrim 2-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Brian Doherty 1-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Matt Rigby 2-4, R
Dylan Sakele 1-4, 2B
Collin Coles 1-6, 2B, R
Ryan Dupree 1-4, RBI
Andrew Schmid 1-6, 2 R
Holmdel Stats
Ezra Caspi 3-5, 2B, R
Louie Curcio 2-4, R
Justin Lautenberg 1-4, R, 2 RBI
Brendan Crowley 3-4, R, RBI
Mike Iulo 1-5, 2 RBI
Aidan Flanagan 1-4, R
Jason Lyons 1-5, RBI

 

No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 5, Monmouth 1

Senior Vincent Bianchi went the distance on the mound, doubled twice and drove in three to lead the Caseys past the Falcons, clinching them the outright Class A Central division title.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
RBC (13-3, 12-0) 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 5 7 3
Monmouth (9-8, 5-7) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 3 1

Pitching

Red Bank Catholic IP H R ER BB SO PC
Vincent Bianchi (W, 2-2) 7 3 1 0 2 5 79
Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Dante Ciaramella (L, 4-2) 6 7 5 5 1 8 107
Mike Bateman 1 0 0 0 1 0 17

Top Hitters

Red Bank Catholic Stats
Alex Gonzalez 3-4, 2 R, 2SB
Vincent Bianchi 2-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Ryan O’Hara 2-3, RBI, R, 2 SB
Jack Scrivanic 1-3, RBI
Dave Glancy 0-2, R, 2 BB, SB
Monmouth Stats
Jake Cushing 1-3
Brian Yadlon 1-3
Kevin Lynch 1-2

 

Shore 6, St. Rose 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
St. Rose (2-12, 2-10) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0
Shore (5-10, 4-8) 0 1 0 1 0 4 x 6 5 1

Pitching

St. Rose IP H R ER BB SO PC
Evan Peeke (L, 1-4) 5.2 5 6 6 7 8 107
Joey Blaes 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 6
Shore IP H R ER BB SO PC
Shane McLaughlin (W, 1-0) 7 3 2 1 2 1 90

Top Hitters

St. Rose Stats
Evan Peeke 1-2, 2B, RBI
Frank Bellezza 1-4, R
Rob Rothery 1-3, R
Shore Stats
Danny Shirvanian 2-3, RBI, 2 SB
Shane McLaughlin 1-1, 2 R, 2 SB
Max Cameron 1-3, RBI, SB
Sam Martucci 1-3, R, RBI

 

Raritan 5, No. 5 Manasquan 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manasquan (10-3, 8-3) 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 2 0
Raritan (6-9, 6-6) 0 3 2 0 0 0 x 5 4 1

Pitching

Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan O'Keefe (L, 3-1) 2 0 3 3 6 4 52
Mike Anthony 4 4 2 2 4 5 80
Raritan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jake Tennant (W, 3-3) 6.2 2 2 2 6 6 112
Cameron Rafalko (SV, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 2

Top Hitters

Manasquan Stats
James Harmstead 1-2, R, BB
Will Hopkinson 1-4
Raritan Stats
Dan Fiore 1-2, 2 BB, 2B, RBI
Jason Lind 1-3
Chris Gonzalez 1-1, R, 2 BB
Luke Ohea 1-4, R

 

 

Class B North

No. 7 Wall 5, Matawan 3

Junior Teddy Sharkey laced a two-run triple to give Wall a 4-3 lead and the Crimson Knights held on for a comeback win over the Huskies on the road.

Matawan took a 3-2 lead on junior Griffin Falco's third hit of the game - an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Wall (12-3, 10-2) 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 5 10 2
Matawan (6-9, 4-8) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 8 1

Pitching

Wall IP H R ER BB SO PC
Grant Shulman (W, 2-2) 6 8 3 1 2 7 93
Tanner Powers (SV, 1) 1 0 0 0 1 0 14
Matawan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Tim Egan 6 7 2 2 1 2 90
Jackson Hercek (L, 0-2) 1 3 3 3 2 0 31

Top Hitters

Wall Stats
Teddy Sharkey 2-4, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Tanner Powers 2-3, 2B, R
Dave Howarth 1-3, 2B, RBI
Matt Croson 1-2, 2B, R, RBI
Matawan Stats
Griffin Falco 3-3, 2B, RBI
Nick Trapani 2-3

 

St. John Vianney 3, Middletown North 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
SJV (5-9, 5-7) 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 3 6
Midd North (4-11, 3-9) 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 6

Pitching

St. John Vianney IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Chin (W, 2-0) 5 5 2 2 3 4 92
Evan Pollack (SV, 2) 2 1 0 0 0 0 16
Middletown North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sean Gardiner (L, 3-3) 7 6 3 2 1 1 69

Top Hitters

St. John Vianney Stats
Jacob Ramirez 2-2, 2 R, SB
Dom Cerniglia 2-3, RBI
Middletown North Stats
Andrew Lombardi 1-3, HR, R, RBI
Sean Gardiner 2-3
Ryan Rozinski 1-3, R, 2 SB
Shane Doyle 1-3, RBI

 

No. 10 Ocean 6, Neptune 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Neptune (8-6, 6-6) 1 0 1 0 0 0 3 5 7 0
Ocean (15-3, 9-3)  0 0 0 4 2 0 X 6 5 3

Pitching

Neptune IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sebastian Jno-Baptiste (2-2) 5 5 6 6 3 4 96
Arden Underwood 1 0 0 0 1 1 23
Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Callano (W, 4-1) 6.2 7 5 4 2 4 111
Max Winters (SV, 1) 0.1 0 0 0 0 1 5

Top Hitters

Neptune Stats
John Gannon 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Ron Cole 1-4, 2B, RBI
Rocco Richard 1-4, 2B, RBI
Ocean Stats
Cole Kelly 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Brian Yatcilla 1-3, 2 RBI
Kevin Novobilsky 1-1, RBI

 

Colts Neck 7, Red Bank 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Colts Neck (10-5, 8-4) 0 0 6 0 0 1 0 7 8 2
Red Bank (5-10, 3-9) 0 1 3 0 0 0 1 5 11 3

Pitching

Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Anthony Buzzetta (W, 1-0) 4 8 4 4 2 1 57
Colin Kratzer 2 1 0 0 0 2 23
Brooks Condon 1 2 1 1 0 0 19
Red Bank IP H R ER BB SO PC
Max Stamer (L, 2-4) 5.2 7 7 6 3 1 100
Joe Pallante 1.1 1 0 0 0 1 19

Top Hitters

Colts Neck Stats
Brooks Condon 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
George Zemlanicky 1-3, R, 2 RBI
Rob Mannino 2-3, R
Reece Horneck 1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Colin Kratzer 1-3, R, RBI
Red Bank Stats
Max Stamer 3-4, 2B, 2 R
Colin Chatto 2-3, RBI
Sean O’Mara 2-3, RBI
Aidan Kelly 2-4, R

 

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 3, Point Beach 0

Junior Sean Turner ripped a two-run double in the third and senior Chase Hardy followed with an RBI single to give starter Brandon Sansone all the offense he needed in a Seraphs win over the Garnet Gulls.

Mater Dei can clinch its second outright division championship in five years by beating Point Beach on Tuesday.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Mater Dei (11-4, 10-0) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 5 0
Pt Beach (8-4, 8-1) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0

Pitching

Mater Dei IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brandon Sansone (W, 4-1) 7 3 0 0 1 3 89
Point Beach IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt VanBrunt (L, 3-2) 5 4 3 3 2 4 82
Phil Trebour 2 1 0 0 0 2 29

Top Hitters

Mater Dei Stats
Sean Turner 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Chase Hardy 1-3, RBI
Pete Gorman 1-3, R, SB
Jake Jacobsen 1-3
Point Beach Stats
Jeff Wall 1-3, SB
Will Baranello 1-3
Phil Trebour 1-3

 

 

Class B South

Donovan Catholic 7, Manchester 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Donovan (7-7, 6-7) 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 7 5 1
Manchester (4-11, 3-10) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 4 4

Pitching

Donovan Catholic IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Weeden (W, 3-0) 5.2 3 1 1 4 3 88
Matt Colucci 1.1 1 0 0 0 2 23
Manchester IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Chiappisi (L, 2-2) 5.1 3 2 1 6 4 103
Evan Scala 0.2 0 1 1 2 0 17
Chris Grille 0.1 0 3 3 3 0 26
Brandon Kiddie 0.2 2 1 0 0 0 14

Top Hitters

Donovan Catholic Stats
Matt Farrinaccio 2-3, 2 R
Damien Johnson 1-3, R, 2 RBI
Christian McElroy 1-5, RBI
Manchester Stats
James Johns 2-4, 2B
Markel Hourigan 2-4, R

 

Pinelands 5, Point Boro 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Point Boro (11-4, 9-4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Pinelands (8-5, 7-5) 0 0 0 4 1 0 x 5 8 0

Pitching

Point Boro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sam Young (L, 4-2) 4.0 5 4 4 3 3 74
Jack Bycsek 0.1 3 1 1 0 0 9
Christian Aurin 1.2 0 0 0 2 1 26
Pinelands IP H R ER BB SO PC
Pat Apgar (W, 1-1) 6.0 3 0 0 3 9 96
Joe Ventresca 1.0 0 0 0 0 2 17

Top Hitters

Point Boro Stats
Ryan Jasaitis 2-3
Christian Aurin 1-3
Pinelands Stats
Bobby Lefevre 1-2
Billy Crawford 2-3, R
Noah Dean 1-3, RBI, R
Pat Apgar 2-3, 2 RBI, R
Anthony Diaz 1-2, 2 R
Pete Hammond 1-3, 3B, 2 RBI

 

 

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