Class A North

No. 9 CBA 4, Marlboro 1

Junior Ben Settino hit a tie-breaking, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth and the Colts hung on to beat the Mustangs.

Junior Declan Hoverter tied the game in the bottom of the second with a solo home run after senior Justin Kapuscinski gave Marlboro a 1-0 lead with an RBI double in the top of the first.

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

Pitching

Marlboro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Iacobello (L, 1-1) 6 9 4 3 2 2 69
CBA IP H R ER BB SO PC
Anthony Pillari 3 1 1 0 0 5 39
Joe Escandon 1 1 0 0 0 1 15
Pat Reilly (W, 3-0) 2 1 0 0 0 3 30
Braedin Hunt (SV, 1) 1 0 0 0 2 1 23

Top Hitters

Marlboro Stats
Justin Kapuscinski 2-3, 2 2B, RBI
CBA Stats
Ben Settino 2-3, 2 RBI
Declan Hoverter 1-3, HR, R, RBI
Anthony Celestre 2-3, 2B
Pat Reilly 1-3, R
Tommy DiTullio 1-3, R

 

No. 8 Middletown South 11, Freehold Boro 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Chris Lotito hit two doubles and drove in two runs during Middletown South's nine-run first inning as the Eagles handled the Colonials.

Sophomore Joe Stanizone was 2-for-3 with two doubles as well in support of winning pitcher Danny Minze.

Pitching

Freehold Boro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Adam Schwerthoffer (L, 0-1) 0.1 3 7 7 2 0 31
Mike Lombardi 1.2 3 2 0 0 0 17
Steven Gee 2 3 2 1 1 2 45
Mario Rivera 1 0 0 0 0 0 16
Middletown South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Danny Minze (W, 1-1) 3 1 0 0 1 2 34
Jack Shea 1 1 0 0 1 1 31
Chris Lotito 1 1 0 0 0 1 20

 

Freehold Twp. 2, Long Branch 0

Senior Ryan Kurczeski fired a no-hitter with one walk and eight strikeouts and the Patriots blanked the Green Wave.

The performance marks the seventh no-hitter of the Shore Conference season and just the third to cover a full seven innings. Other than Kurczeski, only Holmdel's Jason Lyons is the only Shore Conference pitcher to complete a seven-inning no-hitter this season.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Long Branch (0-10, 0-7) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Freehold Twp (5-6, 4-5) 0 0 1 1 0 0 X 2 3 0

Pitching

Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ivan Navarro (L, 0-2) 6 3 2 1 5 2 87
Freehold Twp. IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Kurczeski (W, 2-2) 7 0 0 0 1 8 82

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp. Stats
Zach Gorman 2-2, R, 3 SB
Sean Fiolek 1-2, RBI, SB

 

 

Class A Central

No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 14, Shore 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Chris Sparber doubled and drove in four runs and senior Ryan O'Hara doubled and drove in three to lead the Caseys hitting attack in a rout of the Blue Devils.

Junior Robert Gonzalez was 2-for-4 with an RBI as well for Red Bank Catholic. Junior John Nimeth worked the first three innings and allowed three hits an no walks while striking out two and earning the win.

Raritan 7, Monmouth 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Monmouth (7-5, 4-5) 1 0 2 0 0 1 1 5 5 0
Raritan (5-7, 5-4) 1 1 1 0 3 1 x 7 12 2

Pitching

Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Bogan (L, 1-3) 4.1 8 6 5 3 2 66
Mike Cavalluzzi 1.2 4 1 1 0 0 29
Raritan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Cameron Rafalko (W, 1-1) 6 5 5 4 2 1 75
Logan Waltz (SV, 1) 1 0 0 0 0 0 11

Top Hitters

Monmouth Stats
Dante Ciaramella 2-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Chris Anfuso 1-3, 2 R
Eli Rife 1-2, 2 HBP, R
Raritan Stats
Tyler Bruno 2-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Jake Tennant 2-4, R, RBI
Ryan Kasmer 2-4, 2B, R
Jason Lind 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Cameron Rafalko 3-3, 2B, R, RBI

 

Rumson-Fair Haven 1, St. Rose 0

Sophomore Thomas Elgrim hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the bottom of the sixth inning to make a winner of junior Kevin Shanes, who struck out a career-high 15 in his three-hit shutout of the Purple Roses.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
St. Rose (0-10, 0-8) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Rumson-FH (5-5, 4-5) 0 0 0 0 0 1 X 1 5 2

Pitching

St. Rose IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jeff DeFazio (L, 0-4) 6 5 1 1 0 7 78
Rumson-Fair Haven IP H R ER BB SO PC
Kevin Shanes (W, 2-1) 7 3 0 0 0 15 94

Top Hitters

St. Rose Stats
Tommy Turnbach 1-3, 2B
Dave Frost 1-3
Ryan Rogers 1-3
Rumson-Fair Haven Stats
Thomas Elgrim 1-3, HR, R, RBI
Kevin Shanes 2-3, 3B
Matt Rigby 1-3

 

No. 7 Manasquan 11, Holmdel 1 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Holmdel (3-7, 3-5) 1 0 0 0 0 X X 1 6 2
Manasquan (7-2, 7-2) 0 0 0 4 7 X X 11 7 1

Pitching

Holmdel IP H R ER BB SO PC
Alec Licato (L, 1-4) 4.1 6 9 9 5 4 95
Chris Pizzuto 0 1 2 0 2 0 15
Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan O’Keefe (W, 3-0) 5 6 1 1 1 6 88

Top Hitters

Holmdel Stats
Ezra Caspi 3-3
Jason Lyons 1-3, R
Manasquan Stats
Sean McWalters 1-3, 3B, R, 3 RBI
James Harmstead 1-2, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Alec Wells 1-3, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Alex Galvan 1-2, 2 R, RBI
Ryan O’Keefe 1-2, R, RBI
John Foreman 1-3, R, RBI

 

 

Class A South

Brick 3, Toms River South 2

Sophomore John Wade singled home the winning run to cap a three-run bottom-of-the-seventh in a Green Dragons walk-off win over the Indians.

Junior Rob Page tied the game with an RBI single earlier in the inning and junior Anthony Prato plated the first run of the rally. Senior Joe Carchio got the action started in the bottom of the seventh with a double.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
TR South (7-2, 6-2) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 5 1
Brick (3-6, 3-5) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 3 6 2

Pitching

Toms River South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Hartshorn (L, 2-1) 6.1 6 3 3 0 7 72
Brick IP H R ER BB SO PC
Tyler Skurat 4 4 2 0 3 1 58
Nick Guiro (W, 1-0) 3 1 0 0 0 3 42

Top Hitters

Toms River South Stats
Damian Scott 2-3, R
Mike Lazzaro 1-3, RBI
Brick Stats
Joe Carchio 2-3, 2B, R
Rob Page 1-3, RBI
John Wade 1-3, RBI
Anthony Prato 0-2, RBI, R

 

 

Class B North

No. 10 Colts Neck 5, Matawan 3

Senior Reece Horneck smoked a go-ahead, two-out, two-run triple to score the tying and winning runs in the the top of the seventh inning and the Cougars rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to stun the Huskies.

Senior Nick Torres started the rally with a two-out walk and junior Rob Mannino was hit by a pitch to put two runners aboard for Horneck. Dan Cowles followed with an RBI single to plate Horneck with an insurance run.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Colts Neck (7-3, 6-3) 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 5 8 0
Matawan (5-6, 3-6) 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 3 7 1

Pitching

Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Justin Coppola 5.1 5 3 3 2 4 96
Walter Jordan (W, 2-0) 1.2 2 0 0 1 2 33
Matawan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Danny Hirujo 5 5 2 2 4 3 76
Jackson Hercek (L, 0-1) 2 4 3 3 1 2 50

Top Hitters

Colts Neck Stats
Rob Mannino 2-3, R, RBI
Reece Horneck 1-4, 3B, 2 RBI
Dan Cowles 2-3, 3B, RBI, SB
Matawan Stats
Jackson Hercek 2-3, RBI
Chris Gendi 2-4, 2B, R

 

Ocean 6, Middletown North 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Midd North (4-7, 3-6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Ocean (11-2, 7-2)  0 1 3 2 0 0 X 6 8 0

Pitching

Middletown North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Rozinski (L, 1-3) 3 5 4 1 2 3 68
J.J. Schaller 1 2 2 2 2 0 30
Tyler Sharkey 2 1 0 0 0 1 27
Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Scuba Hagerman (W, 2-1) 7 5 0 0 4 9 112

Top Hitters

Middletown North Stats
Colin Dowlen 2-3
Danny Frontera 2-3
Ocean Stats
Max Winters  3-4, 2B
Ryan Toomey  3-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Kevin D’Auria 1-3, 2 R
Scuba Hagerman 1-3, 2 RBI

 

Neptune 5, No. 3 Wall 3

Senior Sebastian Jno-Baptiste hit a game-tying solo home run in the bottom of the seventh and senior Ron Cole followed with a game-winning two-run home run two batters later to give the Scarlet Fliers a dramatic, walk-off win over the Crimson Knights.

The meeting was the first between the two teams since Neptune shocked Wall in the first round of the 2017 NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III Tournament - the first of three wins by the 14th-seeded Scarlet Fliers on the way to an appearance in the sectional final. Jno-Baptiste and Cole were both sophomore starters on that team.

Jno-Baptiste took Grant Shulman deep to right field and junior Jett Tinik was hit by a pitch with a 2-2 count to set the stage for Cole, who launched his game-winning homer on a 1-0 count.

Wall loaded the bases in the top of the seventh but senior Kyle Bailey recorded a strikeout with the bases loaded on a full-count pitch.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Wall (8-2, 7-2) 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 3 8 0
Neptune (6-4, 5-4) 0 0 2 0 0 0 3 5 6 1

Pitching

Wall IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Napolitano 6 4 2 2 5 7 102
Grant Shulman (L, 1-2) 0 2 3 3 0 0 9
Neptune IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brian Young 6 8 3 1 5 2 110
Kyle Bailey (W, 1-0) 1 0 0 0 1 1 18

Top Hitters

Neptune Stats
Tanner Powers 2-4, RBI
John Volpe 1-3, R
Sean Nocera 1-3, 2B, R
Neptune Stats
Sebastian Jno-Baptiste 1-2, HR, 2 R, RBI
Ron Cole 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
John Gannon 1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Kyle Bailey 1-3, 2B, RBI

 

St. John Vianney 18, Red Bank 0 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
SJV (3-8, 3-6) 5 2 2 1 8 X X 18 14 2
Red Bank (4-8, 2-7) 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 6 7

Pitching

St. John Vianney IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Chin 5 6 0 0 2 4 95
Red Bank IP H R ER BB SO PC
Max Stamer 1 4 5 4 1 2 38
Jack McCabe 2 6 4 3 0 1 37
Ryan Lahey 1 2 5 3 1 0 31
Doug Scales 1 2 4 2 3 0 48

Top Hitters

St. John Vianney Stats
Rocko Brzezniak 3-4, 2 2B, 3B, 3R, 3 RBI
Spencer Margulis 2-3, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Drew Montgomery 2-2, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Luciano Fabrizzi 2-2, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jacob Ramirez 1-3, 2B, R, RBI
John Higgins 1-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Robert Skinner 1-4, 2 R
Anthony Altomonte 1-2, RBI
Red Bank Stats
Colin Chatto 2-3

 

 

Non-Conference

Mater Dei Prep 3, South River 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
South River (4-7) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 1
Mater Dei (8-2) 0 0 1 2 0 0 X 3 4 1

Pitching

Mater Dei IP H R ER BB SO PC
Patrick Mastro (W, 2-0) 7 2 1 0 1 4 83
South River IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Razzano (L, 2-1) 6 4 3 3 1 6 109

Top Hitters

Mater Dei Stats
Patrick Mastro 1-3, 2B, RBI
Jake Jacobson 1-2, R, 2 SB
Ashton Mejias 1-2, R, RBI
South River Stats
Chris Barberio 1-3, SB
Billy Drum 1-3

 

Tarboro, N.C.

No. 2 Manalapan 9, Arendell Parrott Academy (N.C.) 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manalapan (10-0) 6 0 3 0 0 0 0 9 9 0
APA 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 2

Pitching

Manalapan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Aaron Ayers (W, 2-0) 4 3 1 1 0 6 49
Jake Melman 2 1 0 0 1 1 30
Marc Rivera 1 1 0 0 0 1 11
Arendell Parrott IP H R ER BB SO PC
Hunter Blythe (L) 5.1 8 9 9 3 1 85
R.J. Cummings 1.2 1 0 0 0 0 21

Top Hitters

Manalapan Stats
Hunter Serrano 2-2, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Jake Pellecchia 1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Tommy Giudice 1-2, 2 R, RBI
Ben Levine 1-2, R, RBI
Matt Panzica 1-1, 2 R
Lou Marzo 1-3, R, RBI
Nick DiPietrantonio 1-3, R
Arendell Parrott Stats
Zach Vendemia 1-3, RBI
Matt Huntley 1-2, 2B, R

 

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