Class A North

No. 9 CBA 10, Freehold Boro 2

Senior Tommy DiTullio and juniors Ben Settino and Braedin Hunt each drove in three runs to help lead the Colts (5-3, 3-3) to a win over the Colonials (2-5, 2-4) and wrap up a series sweep.

DiTullio was 2-for-4 with two runs scored, Settini was 2-for-3 with a double and Hunt finished 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored for CBA. Junior Jason Arnott also went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI in the win.

Senior Joe Escandon worked four scoreless innings on only 48 pitches to earn the win. The left-hander struck out three without issuing a walk and surrendered just two hits.

Junior Mason Wolf, senior Connor Baksh and Hunt each pitched an inning to polish up the CBA win. Hunt struck out the side in the seventh around a home run by Colonials senior Cam Elslager, who finished 2-for-3.

Senior Dom Nonnemacher took the loss for Freehold Boro and lasted only one inning and 17 pitches. Senior Adam Schwerthoffer tossed 106 pitches over 5 1/3 innings of relief.

No. 8 Middletown South 16, Freehold Twp. 3 (5 Innings)

Senior Robby Zega blasted two homers and drove in five runs in a 14-run first inning to spark an Eagles rout of the Patriots after Freehold Township handed Middletown South its first loss of the season on Thursday.

Junior Chris Lotito did all of his damage in the monster first inning as well and finished 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and three RBI. Sophomore Joe Stanzione was also 1-for-3 with two runs and three RBI for Middletown South.

Sophomore Jack Shea came on in relief of fellow sophomore Matt Pontari and won his third game in three appearances out of the bullpen. Shea allowed one hit over three scoreless innings and struck out one without issuing a free pass.

Senior right-hander Liam Simon took the loss after walking five batters without recording an out in the first inning. Freehold Township took advantage of 14 Middletown South walks in Thursday's win but returned the favor by walking 11 as a staff on Tuesday.

Sophomores Pat Burns and Zach Gorman accounted for the only two Freehold Township hits and two of the runs scored, with Burns's hit going for a double.

No. 6 Manalapan 13, Long Branch 1 (5 Innings)

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Manalapan (8-0, 7-0)32602XX13120
Long Branch (0-7, 0-6)10000XX131

Pitching

ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Mazza (W, 1-0)3.12113451
Marc Rivera1.21000117
Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Evan Yerman (L, 0-3)31010102377
Thomas Brewer10001216
Tyler Abbot13330221

Top Hitters

ManalapanStats
Michael Kuver3-4, 2B, 3B, 4 RBI
Nick DiPietrantonio2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Ben Levine2-2, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Panzica1-2, 3B, R
Long BranchStats
Andrew Conklin1-3, 2B, RBI
Julian Moreno1-3
Evan Yerman1-2

 

No. 10 Howell 11, Marlboro 1 (6 Innings)

Senior Ryan Bearse doubled and drove in four runs to lead the Howell offense and senior Bryan Bernard fired four solid innings to follow up his memorable outing a week ago as the Rebels topped the Mustangs.

After pitching a combined no-hitter with Bearse in which he struck out 17 in six innings, Bernard allowed one run on two hits while walking three and striking out five on 79 pitches.

Bearse smacked a two-run double during Howell's four-run second that made the score 6-0. Sophomore Chris Ellison singled in two during the first and finished 1-for-4 with three RBI.

Junior Tommy Talbot was 2-for-3 with three runs and two RBI, senior Jake Kutcher was 1-for-2 with a triple and two runs scored, and junior Chris Acampora went 2-for-4 with a double for Howell.

Senior Vin Ferrigno stayed hot for Marlboro with a 2-for-3 game that included a run scored. Junior Ian Li took the loss for the Mustangs.

 

 

Class A Central

Holmdel 10, Raritan 7

Starting pitcher Jason Lyons and fellow senior Ezra Caspi each drove in three runs and delivered run-scoring hits in a six-run sixth that propelled the Hornets to a win over the Rockets.

Lyons singled home a run during the rally and Caspi roped a two-run triple that pushed Holmdel in front. Caspi finished 2-for-3 with a double and the triple while Lyons was 2-for-4. Senior Justin Lautenberg also singled home a run during the rally and finished 3-for-4.

Coming off a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in his last start, Lyons lasted 4 1/3 innings on Tuesday and left with his team trailing 7-4. He allowed three earned runs on six hits and six walks while striking out six on 98 pitches.

Sophomore Jake Umans picked up the win with 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief in which the left-hander allowed one hit and struck out one without a walk.

Junior Dan Fiore went 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead Raritan and junior Jason Lind was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored. Junior D.J. Dekis also went 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.

Senior Jake Tennant took the loss and fell victim to five errors behind him, which led to 10 unearned runs.

Monmouth 10, St. Rose 3

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St. Rose (0-7, 0-6)1002000383
Monmouth (4-3, 3-3)113230X1081

Pitching

St. RoseIPHRERBBSOPC
Jeff DeFazio (L, 0-3)4.271082287
Dylan Decker1100007
Jack Crawford10000014
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Alex Alonso (W, 2-0)47310370
Dom Santaniello31000240

Top Hitters

St. RoseStats
Pat Ferrante2-3, 2 2B
Evan Peeke1-4, RBI
Frank Bellezza2-3, 2 2B, 2 R
Rob Rothery1-3, RBI
Zack Alseika1-4
MonmouthStats
Dante Ciaramella3-4, HR, 5 RBI, 2 R
Drew Faccone2-3, 2B, RBI
Jake Cushing3-3, 3B
Eli Rife2-3, 2 RBI, 2 R, BB
Kevin Lynch1-3, RBI

 

No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 4, Rumson-Fair Haven 3

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Rumson (3-4, 3-3)0020001382
RBC (6-2, 6-0)001120X460

Pitching

Rumson-Fair HavenIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Amendola 422 1 1 357
J.C. Carolan 2 4 2 22033
Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
 John Nimeth (W, 3-0)6 7 22 3 7101
 Shane Panzini  (SV, 1) 1111 1326

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenStats
Thomas Elgrim3-4, 3B, 2 RBI
Dylan Saleke2-2
Red Bank CatholicStats
Alex Gonzalez2-3, R, RBI
Jared Terefenko1-1, 2B
Anthony Borriello1-1, 2B

 

No. 5 Manasquan 6, Shore 4

Senior James Harmstead went 3-for-4 with his Shore-Conference-leading fourth home run to lead the Warriors to a win over the Blue Devils. Harmstead also tripled and drove in five, which comes just one game after he homered twice and drove in eight in a win over Shore on Friday.

Senior Alec Wells was 1-for-2 with a double and three runs scored and junior Will Hopkinson tripled and scored a run for Manasquan.

Junior Ryan O'Keefe allowed one unearned run on four hits and two walks while striking out six over six innings and 101 pitches to earn the win.

Senior Danny Shirvanian was 2-for-3 with a run scored and junior Matt Ippolito went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Shore. Junior Cody Fleischer also knocked in a pair of runs in the loss.

Fleischer threw 2 1/3 innings in relief of starter Gabe Zwerin, who threw 100 pitches in 3 2/3 innings.

 

 

Class A South

Toms River South 3, Central 1

Senior Matt Hartshorn struck out 11 and walked two during a five-hitter and the Indians edged the Golden Eagles for their fifth straight win since opening the season with two straight losses to No. 1 Jackson Memorial.

Senior Colin Mackle doubled and scored the go-ahead run in the top of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by junior Jordan Erbe. Senior Sam Conover also doubled to help push a run across in the seventh.

Junior Dan Greene took the hard-luck loss for Central, allowing one earned run on four hits and no walks while striking out five over seven innings and 87 pitches.

Junior Ryan Black doubled and scored on an RBI single by senior Fischer Senatore to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth. Shane Sajewicz also went 2-for-3 with a double in the loss.

Brick Memorial 10, Toms River East 5

Junior Max Cala was 3-for-5 with three runs scored and two RBI and classmate Collin Turner was 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs and an RBI to lead the Mustangs to a win over the Raiders.

Senior Mike Murphy doubled and drove in three and starting pitcher Nick Gillen was 1-for-2 with two RBI.

Gillen allowed five unearned runs over the first three innings before giving way to senior Torrey Savoia, who fired four scoreless innings with one hit, three walks allowed and three strikeouts to earn the win. Savoia also went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Junior Ryan Goodall homered, scored twice and drove in two for Toms River East and classmate Ryan Cicardo finished 3-for-3. Senior Brandon Coyle went three innings in taking the loss.

No. 1 Jackson Memorial 7, Brick 3

Senior Ahmir Cournier was 4-for-4 and classmate Alex Iadisernia went 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI to back winning pitcher Nick Beetel in a Jaguars win over the Green Dragons.

Beetel struck out 11 and allowed one unearned run on one hit and two walks over five innings and 81 pitches to pick up the win. Junior Ryan Lasko closed out the game by striking out the side in the seventh.

Senior Joe Carchio and junior Anthony Prato each singled and drove in a run for Brick.

No. 7 Toms River North 11, Southern 3

Senior Robert Jeans went 4-for-5 with two runs and three RBI to help make a winner of senior pitcher Sam Angelo and pace the Mariners past the Rams.

Angelo allowed one earned run one two hits and three walks with seven strikeouts over five innings and 84 pitches.

Junior Jacob Dawson and senior Alex Civitello each went 2-for-3 for Toms River North, with Dawson hitting a triple and driving in two and Civitello scoring twice. Senior Jonathan Giordano was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI and senior Dylan Feigin finished 1-for-4 with two RBI.

Senior Frank Pellegrino went 2-for-4 with a solo home run to lead Southern. He also followed starter Mike Schiatarella on the mound and allowed one earned run on five hits in 1 2/3 innings. Schiatarella allowed seven runs (three earned) on seven hits and two walks while striking out four and throwing 83 pitches.

 

 

Class B North

Colts Neck 7, Middletown North 0

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Colts Neck (4-2, 4-2)100500179
Midd North (2-5, 2-4)000000001

Pitching

Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Justin Coppola (W, 1-1)610031297
Nick Torres10000314
Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Rozinski (L, 1-2)3.16651269
J.J. Schaller2.22112453
Matt Maguire10000114

Top Hitters

Colts NeckStats
Colin Krazter2-4, 2 RBI, SB
Adrian Jimenez2-4, RBI, 2 SB
Reece Horneck3B, 2 R
Middletown NorthStats
Dom Scerbo1-1

 

St. John Vianney 4, Matawan 0

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SJV (1-5, 1-4)1000021481
Matawan (3-3, 2-3)0000000051

Pitching

St. John VianneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Sekman (W, 1-1)75002998
MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Gendi (L, 0-2)54111786
Jackson Hercek24331331

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyStats
Jacob Ramirez1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
Spencer Margulis2-3, 3B
Luciano Fabrizzi1-3, R, RBI
MatawanStats
Jay Kalieta2-3

 

Neptune 11, Red Bank 9

Senior Ron Cole threw four no-hit innings and went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and five RBI to lead the Scarlet Fliers to a win and clinch a series sweep over the Bucs.

Cole walked six and struck out seven while allowing one earned run and throwing 89 pitches to earn the win. Sophomore Brian Young came on to record the final two outs via the strikeout to pick up the save.

Junior John Gannon was 1-for-2 with a two-run home run and senior Arden Underwood went 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored and two RBI for Neptune.

Junior Max Stamer was 3-for-4 with three RBI to lead Red Bank, which scored nine runs over the final three innings to nearly erase an eight-run deficit, including six in the seventh.

Senior Jack Povey struck out eight in four innings, but allowed six earned runs on five hits and three walks in taking the loss.

No. 2 Wall 12, Ocean 2 (6 Innings)

Senior left-hander Trey Dombroski continued his dominance with 14 strikeouts and one walk over six three-hit innings and the Crimson Knights rolled to a sweep-clinching win over the Spartans. Dombroski allowed two unearned runs Tuesday and has yet to allow one this season while sporting a 44-to-4 strikeout-to-walk ratio.

Junior Teddy Sharkey and senior Grant Shulman each drove in three runs, with Sharkey finishing 2-for-2 with a triple and two runs scored and Shulman going 2-for-3.

Junior Sean Nocera was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI, sophomore Jay Bant was 1-for-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI, and senior John Volpe was 1-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI.

Senior Max Winters was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored vs. Dombroski. Sophomore Nick Callano took the loss for Ocean.

 

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 14, Keansburg 1 (5 Innings)

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Keansburg (0-4, 0-4)00010XX134
Mater Dei (5-1, 5-0)20111XXX1481

Pitching

Mater DeiIPHRERBBSOPC
Patrick Mastro (W, 1-0)53113474
KeansburgIPHRERBBSOPC
Liam Riecks (L, 0-2)2.121075275
Chris Desantis0.24330012
Gabe Torres12110019

Top Hitters

Mater DeiStats
Brandon Sansone2-3, R, 3 RBI
Chase Hardy1-2, 2B, BB, 3 RBI
Ashton Mejias1-1, RBI
Mike Folk1-3, 3 R, SB
Sean Turner0-1, 2 R, SB, BB, HBP
KeyportStats
Waylon Manoes1-1, 2B, RBI
Frank Saultner1-2
Liam Meyer1-3
Justin Hicks0-0, 2 BB

 

Henry Hudson 7, Keyport 2

Junior Josh Winters drew a bases-loaded walk to give Henry Hudson the lead in the top of the sixth inning and added a two-run single in the seventh to help the Admirals close out a win over the Titans to clinch a series sweep.

Winters finished 2-for-3 with three RBI, sophomore Trevor Hendrickson was 2-for-3 with an RBI and junior Casey Haupt and senior Liam Hagan each went 1-for-3 for Henry Hudson, which scored seven runs in the last three innings to erase a 2-0 deficit. Haupt drove in two and scored a run while Hagan scored twice.

Hagan earned the win with three scoreless, hitless innings of relief, which included five strikeouts against two walks in 52 pitches. Senior starter Grady Hendrickson threw 57 pitches in four innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits and no walks while fanning three.

Junior Anthony Longo was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead Keyport's offense. Junior John Lachky was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI while starting pitcher Lucas Dant was 1-for-3 with a run scored.

Dant took the no-decision, allowing two earned runs on five hits and a walk while striking out five over five innings and 77 pitches. Freshman Jack DiPaolo took the loss.

Point Beach at Ranney - PPD, Friday, 11 a.m.

 

 

Class B South

Pinelands 3, Manchester 1

Senior Pete Hammond pitched a five-hitter with eight strikeouts and two walks and the Wildcats supplied just enough offense to top the Hawks following a long layoff.

Senior Billy Crawford went 2-for-3 with a run scored and senior Jake Sorbara was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Senior Joey Ventresca and freshman Rian O'Rourke each doubled for Pinelands.

Junior James Johns and senior Jack Felipe each had perfect days at the plate to account for all of Manchester's hits. Johns was 3-for-3 with a run scored and Felipe was 2-for-2 with an RBI.

Johns took the loss on the mound, going six innings on 93 pitches. He allowed one earned run on five hits and three walks while striking out two. Sophomore Jacob Roberts followed Johns with a scoreless seventh inning.

Point Boro 5, Lacey 2

Junior Nick Guzzi struck out 13 in 6 1/3 innings and singled home the first of three first-inning runs that ignited a Panthers win over the Lions.

Guzzi threw 107 pitches, allowed two earned runs on four hits and three walks and finished 1-for-2 at the plate.

Junior catcher Ryan Jasaitis was 2-for-4 with a two-run double to cap the first inning scoring burst for Point Boro, while senior Sam Collins went 3-for-4 with two runs out of the leadoff spot.

Seniors Jorden Jurkiewicz and Garrett Reilly each doubled and drove in a run, with Jurkiewicz going 1-for-2 with run scored and Reilly finishing 1-for-3.

Senior Colin Trembly took the loss after giving up the three first-inning runs and senior Sam Sramaty closed out the game with five innings and 81 pitches. Sramaty allowed one earned run on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

No. 4 Jackson Liberty 11, Lakewood 0 (5 Innings)

Seniors Scott Wierciszewski and Nick DeCarlo combined on a five-inning perfect game the the Lions coasted to a win over the Piners.

Senior catcher David Melfi was 3-for-4 with two doubles and a home run and the homer was the 100th hit of his varsity career. Melfi is the first player in Jackson Liberty history to reach the milestone.

Senior Connor Keenan went 2-for-3 with a home run and a triple and senior Charlie Rudderow added a home run as well for Jackson Liberty.

Donovan Catholic 6, Barnegat 3

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Donovan Cath (2-5, 1-5)4100100681
Barnegat (4-3, 3-2)0030000352

Pitching

Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Bob Nosti (W, 1-2)75330490
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Kenny McKeon (L, 0-1)1.26530030
Collin Zarenkiewicz2.21114466
Matt Vernieri2.21001238

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicStats
Lawrence Zingi2-3, 2 2B, 2 R
Sean Farrell1-4, RBI
BarnegatStats
Lukas Torres1-3, 2B, R