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.

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Marlboro (5-7, 2-7)1000000131
CBA (6-3, 4-3)010003X491

Pitching

MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Iacobello (L, 1-1)69432269
CBAIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Pillari31100539
Joe Escandon11000115
Pat Reilly (W, 3-0)21000330
Braedin Hunt (SV, 1)10002123

Top Hitters

MarlboroStats
Justin Kapuscinski2-3, 2 2B, RBI
CBAStats
Ben Settino2-3, 2 RBI
Declan Hoverter1-3, HR, R, RBI
Anthony Celestre2-3, 2B
Pat Reilly1-3, R
Tommy DiTullio1-3, 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 Stanzione was 2-for-3 with two doubles as well in support of winning pitcher Danny Minze.

Pitching

Freehold BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Adam Schwerthoffer (L, 0-1)0.13772031
Mike Lombardi1.23200017
Steven Gee23211245
Mario Rivera10000016
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Danny Minze (W, 1-1)31001234
Jack Shea11001131
Chris Lotito11000120

 

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.

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Long Branch (0-10, 0-7)0000000002
Freehold Twp (5-6, 4-5)001100X230

Pitching

Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Ivan Navarro (L, 0-2)63215287
Freehold Twp.IPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Kurczeski (W, 2-2)70001882

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Stats
Zach Gorman2-2, R, 3 SB
Sean Fiolek1-2, 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

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Monmouth (7-5, 4-5)1020011550
Raritan (5-7, 5-4)111031x7122

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Bogan (L, 1-3)4.18653266
Mike Cavalluzzi1.24110029
RaritanIPHRERBBSOPC
Cameron Rafalko (W, 1-1)65542175
Logan Waltz (SV, 1)10000011

Top Hitters

MonmouthStats
Dante Ciaramella2-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Chris Anfuso1-3, 2 R
Eli Rife1-2, 2 HBP, R
RaritanStats
Tyler Bruno2-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Jake Tennant2-4, R, RBI
Ryan Kasmer2-4, 2B, R
Jason Lind2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Cameron Rafalko3-3, 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.

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St. Rose (0-10, 0-8)0000000030
Rumson-FH (5-5, 4-5)000001X152

Pitching

St. RoseIPHRERBBSOPC
Jeff DeFazio (L, 0-4)65110778
Rumson-Fair HavenIPHRERBBSOPC
Kevin Shanes (W, 2-1)730001594

Top Hitters

St. RoseStats
Tommy Turnbach1-3, 2B
Dave Frost1-3
Ryan Rogers1-3
Rumson-Fair HavenStats
Thomas Elgrim1-3, HR, R, RBI
Kevin Shanes2-3, 3B
Matt Rigby1-3

 

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

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Holmdel (3-7, 3-5)10000XX162
Manasquan (7-2, 7-2)00047XX1171

Pitching

HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
Alec Licato (L, 1-4)4.16995495
Chris Pizzuto01202015
ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan O’Keefe (W, 3-0)56111688

Top Hitters

HolmdelStats
Ezra Caspi3-3
Jason Lyons1-3, R
ManasquanStats
Sean McWalters1-3, 3B, R, 3 RBI
James Harmstead1-2, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Alec Wells1-3, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Alex Galvan1-2, 2 R, RBI
Ryan O’Keefe1-2, R, RBI
John Foreman1-3, 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.

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TR South (7-2, 6-2)0011000251
Brick (3-6, 3-5)0000003362

Pitching

Toms River SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Hartshorn (L, 2-1)6.16330772
BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
Tyler Skurat44203158
Nick Guiro (W, 1-0)31000342

Top Hitters

Toms River SouthStats
Damian Scott2-3, R
Mike Lazzaro1-3, RBI
BrickStats
Joe Carchio2-3, 2B, R
Rob Page1-3, RBI
John Wade1-3, RBI
Anthony Prato0-2, 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.

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Colts Neck (7-3, 6-3)1100003580
Matawan (5-6, 3-6)0100110371

Pitching

Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Justin Coppola5.15332496
Walter Jordan (W, 2-0)1.22001233
MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Danny Hirujo55224376
Jackson Hercek (L, 0-1)24331250

Top Hitters

Colts NeckStats
Rob Mannino2-3, R, RBI
Reece Horneck1-4, 3B, 2 RBI
Dan Cowles2-3, 3B, RBI, SB
MatawanStats
Jackson Hercek2-3, RBI
Chris Gendi2-4, 2B, R

 

Ocean 6, Middletown North 0

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Midd North (4-7, 3-6)0000000052
Ocean (11-2, 7-2) 013200X680

Pitching

Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Rozinski (L, 1-3)35412368
J.J. Schaller12222030
Tyler Sharkey21000127
OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Scuba Hagerman (W, 2-1)750049112

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthStats
Colin Dowlen2-3
Danny Frontera2-3
OceanStats
Max Winters 3-4, 2B
Ryan Toomey 3-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Kevin D’Auria1-3, 2 R
Scuba Hagerman1-3, 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.

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Wall (8-2, 7-2)1020000380
Neptune (6-4, 5-4)0020003561

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Napolitano642257102
Grant Shulman (L, 1-2)0233009
NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Brian Young683152110
Kyle Bailey (W, 1-0)10001118

Top Hitters

NeptuneStats
Tanner Powers2-4, RBI
John Volpe1-3, R
Sean Nocera1-3, 2B, R
NeptuneStats
Sebastian Jno-Baptiste1-2, HR, 2 R, RBI
Ron Cole1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
John Gannon1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Kyle Bailey1-3, 2B, RBI

 

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

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SJV (3-8, 3-6)52218XX18142
Red Bank (4-8, 2-7)00000XX067

Pitching

St. John VianneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Chin56002495
Red BankIPHRERBBSOPC
Max Stamer14541238
Jack McCabe26430137
Ryan Lahey12531031
Doug Scales12423048

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyStats
Rocko Brzezniak3-4, 2 2B, 3B, 3R, 3 RBI
Spencer Margulis2-3, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Drew Montgomery2-2, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Luciano Fabrizzi2-2, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jacob Ramirez1-3, 2B, R, RBI
John Higgins1-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Robert Skinner1-4, 2 R
Anthony Altomonte1-2, RBI
Red BankStats
Colin Chatto2-3

 

 

Non-Conference

Mater Dei Prep 3, South River 1

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South River (4-7)1000000121
Mater Dei (8-2)001200X341

Pitching

Mater DeiIPHRERBBSOPC
Patrick Mastro (W, 2-0)72101483
South RiverIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Razzano (L, 2-1)643316109

Top Hitters

Mater DeiStats
Patrick Mastro1-3, 2B, RBI
Jake Jacobson1-2, R, 2 SB
Ashton Mejias1-2, R, RBI
South RiverStats
Chris Barberio1-3, SB
Billy Drum1-3

 

Tarboro, N.C.

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

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Manalapan (10-0)6030000990
APA0001000152

Pitching

ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Aaron Ayers (W, 2-0)43110649
Jake Melman21001130
Marc Rivera11000111
Arendell ParrottIPHRERBBSOPC
Hunter Blythe (L)5.18993185
R.J. Cummings1.21000021

Top Hitters

ManalapanStats
Hunter Serrano2-2, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Jake Pellecchia1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Tommy Giudice1-2, 2 R, RBI
Ben Levine1-2, R, RBI
Matt Panzica1-1, 2 R
Lou Marzo1-3, R, RBI
Nick DiPietrantonio1-3, R
Arendell ParrottStats
Zach Vendemia1-3, RBI
Matt Huntley1-2, 2B, R