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.

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Midd South (10-4, 9-3)0000040462
Howell (7-7, 6-5)0010000131

Pitching

Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Keenan (W, 3-1)53111063
Jack Lisowski0.20002115
Chris Lotito0.1000117
Jack Roesch (SV, 1)10000110
HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Ellison (L, 0-2)5.25433389
Jake Lenardo1.11000113

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthStats
Chris O’Connor2-3, HR, R, 3 RBI
Anthony Esposito1-3, 2B, RBI
Chris Lotito1-3, 3B, R
Trevor Brey2-4, R
HowellStats
Vin Impresa1-3, 2B, RBI
Tommy Talbot1-4, 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.

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Manalapan (15-1, 9-1)1000000121
CBA (10-4, 6-4)120000X331

Pitching

ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Mazza (L, 2-1)63331369
ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Escandon (W, 3-0)72102685

Top Hitters

ManalapanStats
Jake Pellecchia1-3, R
Tom Guidice1-2, BB
CBAStats
Mason Wolf2-3, 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

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Marlboro (7-8, 4-7)0100000150
Long Branch (0-14, 0-11)0000000030

Pitching

MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Iacobello (W, 2-2)73000655
Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Ivan Navarro (L, 0-3)751114104

Top Hitters

MarlboroStats
Mark Capell1-3, RBI
Tyler Kapusciski2-3, 3B
Jeremy Briskin1-1, 2B
Long BranchStats
Dave Rodriguez1-2
Andrew Conklin1-3
Ivan Navarro1-3

 

 

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.

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Rumson (5-8, 4-8)00001210100590
Holmdel (7-8, 6-5)103000001016123

Pitching

Rumson-FHIPHRERBBSOPC
Charlie Jones38443263
Mike Amendola62113590
J.C. Carolan (W, 0-2)1.12113141
HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
Jason Lyons5.263329112
Jake Umans (W, 2-3)5.13213471

Top Hitters

Rumson-FHStats
Thomas Elgrim2-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Brian Doherty1-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Matt Rigby2-4, R
Dylan Sakele1-4, 2B
Collin Coles1-6, 2B, R
Ryan Dupree1-4, RBI
Andrew Schmid1-6, 2 R
HolmdelStats
Ezra Caspi3-5, 2B, R
Louie Curcio2-4, R
Justin Lautenberg1-4, R, 2 RBI
Brendan Crowley3-4, R, RBI
Mike Iulo1-5, 2 RBI
Aidan Flanagan1-4, R
Jason Lyons1-5, 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.

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RBC (13-3, 12-0)1030010573
Monmouth (9-8, 5-7)0001000131

Pitching

Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Vincent Bianchi (W, 2-2)73102579
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Dante Ciaramella (L, 4-2)675518107
Mike Bateman10001017

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicStats
Alex Gonzalez3-4, 2 R, 2SB
Vincent Bianchi2-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Ryan O’Hara2-3, RBI, R, 2 SB
Jack Scrivanic1-3, RBI
Dave Glancy0-2, R, 2 BB, SB
MonmouthStats
Jake Cushing1-3
Brian Yadlon1-3
Kevin Lynch1-2

 

Shore 6, St. Rose 2

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St. Rose (2-12, 2-10)1000100230
Shore (5-10, 4-8)010104x651

Pitching

St. RoseIPHRERBBSOPC
Evan Peeke (L, 1-4)5.256678107
Joey Blaes0.1000006
ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Shane McLaughlin (W, 1-0)73212190

Top Hitters

St. RoseStats
Evan Peeke1-2, 2B, RBI
Frank Bellezza1-4, R
Rob Rothery1-3, R
ShoreStats
Danny Shirvanian2-3, RBI, 2 SB
Shane McLaughlin1-1, 2 R, 2 SB
Max Cameron1-3, RBI, SB
Sam Martucci1-3, R, RBI

 

Raritan 5, No. 5 Manasquan 2

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Manasquan (10-3, 8-3)0002000220
Raritan (6-9, 6-6)032000x541

Pitching

ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan O'Keefe (L, 3-1)20336452
Mike Anthony44224580
RaritanIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Tennant (W, 3-3)6.222266112
Cameron Rafalko (SV, 1)0.1000002

Top Hitters

ManasquanStats
James Harmstead1-2, R, BB
Will Hopkinson1-4
RaritanStats
Dan Fiore1-2, 2 BB, 2B, RBI
Jason Lind1-3
Chris Gonzalez1-1, R, 2 BB
Luke Ohea1-4, 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.

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Wall (12-3, 10-2)02000035102
Matawan (6-9, 4-8)1100010381

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Grant Shulman (W, 2-2)68312793
Tanner Powers (SV, 1)10001014
MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Tim Egan67221290
Jackson Hercek (L, 0-2)13332031

Top Hitters

WallStats
Teddy Sharkey2-4, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Tanner Powers2-3, 2B, R
Dave Howarth1-3, 2B, RBI
Matt Croson1-2, 2B, R, RBI
MatawanStats
Griffin Falco3-3, 2B, RBI
Nick Trapani2-3

 

St. John Vianney 3, Middletown North 2

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SJV (5-9, 5-7)000111036
Midd North (4-11, 3-9)000110026

Pitching

St. John VianneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Chin (W, 2-0)55223492
Evan Pollack (SV, 2)21000016
Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Sean Gardiner (L, 3-3)76321169

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyStats
Jacob Ramirez2-2, 2 R, SB
Dom Cerniglia2-3, RBI
Middletown NorthStats
Andrew Lombardi1-3, HR, R, RBI
Sean Gardiner2-3
Ryan Rozinski1-3, R, 2 SB
Shane Doyle1-3, RBI

 

No. 10 Ocean 6, Neptune 5

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Neptune (8-6, 6-6)1010003570
Ocean (15-3, 9-3) 000420X653

Pitching

NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Sebastian Jno-Baptiste (2-2)55663496
Arden Underwood10001123
OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Callano (W, 4-1)6.275424111
Max Winters (SV, 1)0.1000015

Top Hitters

NeptuneStats
John Gannon2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Ron Cole1-4, 2B, RBI
Rocco Richard1-4, 2B, RBI
OceanStats
Cole Kelly2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Brian Yatcilla1-3, 2 RBI
Kevin Novobilsky1-1, RBI

 

Colts Neck 7, Red Bank 5

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Colts Neck (10-5, 8-4)0060010782
Red Bank (5-10, 3-9)01300015113

Pitching

Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Buzzetta (W, 1-0)48442157
Colin Kratzer21000223
Brooks Condon12110019
Red BankIPHRERBBSOPC
Max Stamer (L, 2-4)5.277631100
Joe Pallante1.11000119

Top Hitters

Colts NeckStats
Brooks Condon2-3, 2B, R, RBI
George Zemlanicky1-3, R, 2 RBI
Rob Mannino2-3, R
Reece Horneck1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Colin Kratzer1-3, R, RBI
Red BankStats
Max Stamer3-4, 2B, 2 R
Colin Chatto2-3, RBI
Sean O’Mara2-3, RBI
Aidan Kelly2-4, 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.

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Mater Dei (11-4, 10-0)0030000350
Pt Beach (8-4, 8-1)0000000030

Pitching

Mater DeiIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Sansone (W, 4-1)73001389
Point BeachIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt VanBrunt (L, 3-2)54332482
Phil Trebour21000229

Top Hitters

Mater DeiStats
Sean Turner2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Chase Hardy1-3, RBI
Pete Gorman1-3, R, SB
Jake Jacobsen1-3
Point BeachStats
Jeff Wall1-3, SB
Will Baranello1-3
Phil Trebour1-3

 

 

Class B South

Donovan Catholic 7, Manchester 1

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Donovan (7-7, 6-7)0000115751
Manchester (4-11, 3-10)0001000144

Pitching

Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Weeden (W, 3-0)5.23114388
Matt Colucci1.11000223
ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Chiappisi (L, 2-2)5.132164103
Evan Scala0.20112017
Chris Grille0.10333026
Brandon Kiddie0.22100014

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicStats
Matt Farrinaccio2-3, 2 R
Damien Johnson1-3, R, 2 RBI
Christian McElroy1-5, RBI
ManchesterStats
James Johns2-4, 2B
Markel Hourigan2-4, R

 

Pinelands 5, Point Boro 0

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Point Boro (11-4, 9-4)0000000030
Pinelands (8-5, 7-5)000410x580

Pitching

Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Sam Young (L, 4-2)4.05443374
Jack Bycsek0.1311009
Christian Aurin1.20002126
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Pat Apgar (W, 1-1)6.03003996
Joe Ventresca1.00000217

Top Hitters

Point BoroStats
Ryan Jasaitis2-3
Christian Aurin1-3
PinelandsStats
Bobby Lefevre1-2
Billy Crawford2-3, R
Noah Dean1-3, RBI, R
Pat Apgar2-3, 2 RBI, R
Anthony Diaz1-2, 2 R
Pete Hammond1-3, 3B, 2 RBI