Monday, April 15

Class A North

No. 10 Middletown South 5, Howell 1

Howell (2-4, 2-4)0000001142
Midd South (3-1, 3-1)011102X590


Logan Koeppel (L, 1-1)47333588
Xavier Cortez22211130
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Mason Christopher (W, 2-0)63001778
Ben Shea01112019
Dan Daly (SV, 2)10000214

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Braden Walsh2-3, 2B
Brody Loch1-3, 2B
Logan Koeppel1-2, BB
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Brevin Bezick2-2, BB, R
Vinny Alcure3-3, 2 R, RBI
Rob Chiusano1-2, 2B, BB, R


Colts Neck 9, Middletown North 1

Colts Neck (4-3, 3-2)11004039113
Midd North (1-4, 0-4)0000010155


Dylan Neves (W, 1-1)5.14112475
Nick Hayden0.2000019
Nick Hardy11000014
Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Hampton (L, 0-2)4.26611285
Ryan Thal2.15300136

Top Hitters

Colts NeckGame Stats
Kyle McCarthy3-4, 2 R, RBI
Casey Gardiner2-4, 2 R
Anthony Vallaro1-3, R, 2 RBI
Tom Diffley1-4, 2 R
Dan Annunziata1-2, BB, R, RBI
Ryan Spencer1-1, 2 RBI
Joe Pignatelli1-2, 2B
Nick Hardy1-1, R
Middletown NorthGame Stats
Aldo Casale2-3
Jason Quardt1-3, BB, R


No. 11 Manalapan 3, No. 1 CBA 1

Joe Dionisio hit a pinch-hit RBI double off Wake Forest commit Chris Levonas in the top of the fifth and the Braves scratched across a run each in the sixth and seventh innings against the CBA bullpen to pull out a Class A North road win.

Manalapan catcher Robert Cruz drew a one-out walk against Levonas and gave way to courtesy runner Nick Marcello. Dionisio then came off the bench as a pinch-hitter, fell behind 0-2, then roped a line drive that skipped to the fence in right-centerfield, chasing Marcello home all the way from first.

Levonas struck out the next batter and turned the ball over the Bobby Johnson, who retired the first batter he faced to end the inning.

CBA struck back for the tying run in the bottom of the fifth inning on a two-out passed ball with the bases loaded, which scored Dylan Iwanyk. Iwanyk started the rally with a two-out single, followed by a walk by Colin Hoverter and a single by Jaxon Sevilla that loaded the bases.

After the passed ball, Manalapan starter Kevin Rusinak struck out the next batter to keep the score tied, 1-1.

The Braves mounted a response in the top of the sixth -- which also started with two out. Erik Johnson was hit by a pitch, followed by double down the leftfield line by Cristian Ptasienski. A walk to Varun Gabbita loaded the bases and after he let a pitch get by him in a crucial spot in the bottom of the fifth, Cruz worked a bases-loaded walk to drive home the go-ahead run.

Johnson gave Manalapan insurance in the top of the seventh with an RBI single to score Chris Silva, who slammed a one-out double to deep left-centerfield to kick off the third Manalapan rally of the game.

After Dylan Reynholds beat out an infield single leading off the top of the sixth, Rusinak passed the ball to fellow senior right-hander Dylan Shaffer, who retired each of the six batters he faced to earn the save.

Manalapan (4-3, 4-2)0000111340
CBA (2-2, 2-1)0000100151


Kevin Rusinak (W, 2-0)55102682
Dylan Shaffer (SV, 1)20000113
Chris Levonas4.211121172
Bobby Johnson (L, 0-1)1.11112026
Shane Langan12110117

Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Erik Johnson1-3, HBP, R, RBI
Chris Silva1-2, 2B, R
Joe Dionisio1-1, 2B, RBI
Cristian Ptasienski1-3, 2B
CBAGame Stats
Dylan Iwanysk1-3, R
Danny Tsimbinos1-3, 2B
Dylan Reynholds1-2, BB
Jaxon Sevilla1-2


No. 16 Marlboro 6, Freehold Twp. 2

Freehold Twp (1-4, 0-4)1100000231
Marlboro (4-2, 4-0)002004X653


Jackson Redmond (L, 1-1)65653494
Danny Trentacosta33201756
Sujay Sesha (W, 1-0)40001447

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Game Stats
Mike Avino1-2, BB, R
Jackson Redmond1-3, R
MarlboroGame Stats
Joe Kelly1-3, R, 2 RBI
Jack Rivlin2-2, BB, R, RBI
Paul Santos1-3, R, RBI
Joe Santos1-2, 2B, HBP, R



Class A Central

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 12, Raritan 0 (5 Innings)

Raritan (2-2, 1-2)00000XX035
RBC (5-2, 4-2)4071XXX12100


Jimmy Nichols (L, 1-1)12423038
Sean Burnett1.15552032
Alan Warren0.22200120
Jake Ricchuiti0.20111012
Will Meehan0.1100003
Luke Meyers (W, 1-0)53001264

Top Hitters

RaritanGame Stats
Travis Evernham1-1, 2B
Joe Rotando1-2
Jimmy Nichols1-2
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Dylan Passo3-4, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Matt Brunner2-2, BB, HBP, 3 R, 2 RBI
Luke Lonczak2-4, 2 R, RBI
Al Delia1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Sean Griggs1-3, BB, 2 R
Luke Meyers1-2, R


Monmouth 8, Rumson-Fair Haven 3

Evan Booth homered on the third batter of the game, then delivered a complete-game win on the mound to lead the Falcons to a win over the Bulldogs, salvaging a regular-season series split with Rumson.

Monmouth (4-2, 4-2)11002138151
Rumson-FH (2-4, 2-4)0000003352


Evan Booth (W, 1-0)753335105
Owen O’Toole (L, 0-3)59441586
Aidan Mishkin26440134

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Mike Milevoi2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Evan Booth1-3, HR, BB, 2 R, RBI
Beckett Langdon3-4, 2 R
Alejandro Ocelotl3-4, RBI
Bobby Davidson1-3, 2B, HBP, R, 2 RBI
Brandon Geiger2-4, R
Will Theobald1-5, RBI
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Gavin Kiley1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Lloyd Bush2-3, R, RBI


No. 14 Wall 7, Shore 6

Jake Howlett hit a go-ahead three-run double in the top of the seventh inning as the Crimson Knights exploded for five runs -- all with two out -- in their final at-bat to deny the Blue Devils their first win of the season.

Triur Brown led off the top of the seventh with a single, but Shore spun a double-play to move within one out of closing out its first win of the season and a four run cushion with which to work. Davis Harr singled between a walk and a hit-by-pitch and Shore could not convert a ground ball by Jon Cofone into the final out, allowing the third Wall run to score to make it 6-3.

T.J. Legere followed with an RBI single to pull the Crimson Knights within 6-4 and bring Howlett -- a Shore Sports Network All-Shore First Team catcher as a junior in 2023 -- to the plate with a chance to give Wall the lead with an extra-base hit. Howlett did just that by drilling a double to center that cleared the bases and put Wall on top, 7-6.

Wall (4-3, 4-2)02000057101
Shore (0-4, 0-4)1230000695


Christian Suarez38653162
Nick Plevier (W, 1-0)41000539
Rob Stock55226699
Ryan Barham1.23303035
T.J. Minner (L, 0-2)0.12201015

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
T.J. Legere3-5, RBI
Jake Howlett1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Davis Harr3-4
ShoreGame Stats
Liam Hennelly1-3, 2 RBI
C.J. Sears2-4, RBI
Rob Stock2-3, 3 RBI



Class A South

No. 8 Jackson Memorial 5, Brick 0 (6 Innings)

Jovani Hallihan pitched a six-inning no-hitter and the Jaguars blanked the Green Dragons in a game that was called due to lightning with one out left to go. Jackson Memorial lead, 7-0, with two out in the bottom of the seventh when the game was called, which means the fina score reverts back to the score at the end of the last completed inning.

Hallihan would not have been able to finish off his no-hit bid because he was at 112 pitches after recording a strikeout for the second out of the seventh -- which would have been his 12th strikeout of the game.

Julian Caruso gave Jackson Memorial some breathing room with a two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning. One inning earlier, Tyler Huzzy knocked in a run with an RBI single.

Jackson (4-1, 3-0)110012X580
Brick (2-4, 2-3)000000X001


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Jovani Hallihan (W, 1-0) 6000410112
Peyton Horning (L, 1-1)44202579
Luke Bilheimer0.12111013
Rob Distlecamp0.2000007
Chris Quick12221024

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Tyler Huzzy2-2, RBI
Brady Wendell2-3, 2B, BB, R
Julian Caruso1-5, HR, R, 2 RBI
Dane Jorgensen1-3, R
Collin McCarron1-4, R
Ethan Kalinauskas1-1, 2B, R
BrickGame Stats
Peyton Horning2 BB


No. 6 Toms River East 6, Central 0

Senior left-hander Jack Mika pitched a no-hitter with one walk and 10 strikeouts as the Raiders rolled past the Golden Eagles for their seventh straight win to open the season.

Mika took a perfect game into the sixth inning and retired the first two batters of the frame before walking No. 9 hitter Mason Lisewski on five pitches to end the bid for perfection. The no-hitter, however, was still on and Mika bounced back to retire the next batter, then leaned on his defense to set down the first two batters of the seventh -- the first on a pop-up and the second on come-backer to the mound.

Mika did not strike out a batter in the sixth either, but for the final out, he reached back for his 10th punchout of the game to finish off his memorable night.

Toms River East provided Mika with an early lead thanks to four runs in the bottom of the first. Gavin Toth, Joey DiMeo and Adrian Aleman accounted for all Toms River East's hits in the game and each drove in a run with an RBI single during the first-inning rally. DiMeo also added an RBI single in the sixth.

Central (0-6, 0-6)0000000002
TR East (7-0, 6-0)401001X660


Chase Macri (L, 0-1)2.25543366
Chase Newton3.12101456
Jack Mika (W, 2-0)7000110100

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Mason Lisewski0-1, BB
Toms River EastGame Stats
Gavin Toth2-3, RBI
Joey DiMeo2-3, R, 2 RBI
Adrian Aleman2-3, R, RBI
Matt Ferrara0-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 3 SB


Toms River South 9, Toms River North 0

TR South (1-5, 1-5)10005039120
TR North (2-3, 1-3)0000000031


Aiden Lynch (W, 1-2)73002693
Ryan Rivera (L, 1-1)4.16542268
Matt Petrocelli1.23110027
Brendan Bush13330015

Top Hitters

Toms River SouthGame Stats
Tyler Kopin2-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Cooper Greitz3-4, 2 R
Jaden Geremia2-3, BB, 2 R
Ben McEwan1-2, 3B, BB, 2 RBI
Billy Madigan1-3, 2 RBI
Ryan Randall1-3, R
Rob Abatemarco1-4, RBI
Ruben Febres1-4, R
Toms River NorthGame Stats
Vinny Vergona1-3
Dominic Urso1-3
Ian St. Luce1-3



Class B North

Freehold Boro 12, Neptune 4

Neptune (0-7, 0-6)4000000422
Freehold (2-5, 2-3)413220X12103


Noah Ochojski4.224488110
Spencer Friedman1.10000120
Thomas White11001225

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroGame Stats
Tyler Kuncken3-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
Josh Medina2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Aidan Rivera1-2, 3B, HBP, R, RBI
Nick Lynch1-3, R, RBI
Cole Hurley1-3, R, RBI
Nick Montello2-3, R

No. 12 Manasquan 2, Red Bank 1

Matt Koenig cracked a solo home run to break a 1-1 tie in the bottom of the second inning and right-handers Austin Griffth and R.T. Runge made it stand as the winning run in a Warriors win over the Bucs.

Each starter -- Griffth and Red Bank senior Nick Gandolfo -- allowed an unearned run in the first inning before Koenig's swing gave Manasquan the lead for good. Runge took over with one out in the top of the sixth inning and struck out five of the seven hitters he faced.

Red Bank (2-2-1, 2-2-1)1000000132
Manasquan (4-0-1, 4-0-1)110000X221


Nick Gandolfo (L, 0-1)62213784
Austin Griffith (W, 2-0)5.131031093
R.T. Runge (SV, 2)1.20001530

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Tim Kelly1-3, 2B
Tommy Ruth1-4, R
Nick Walker1-2, BB
ManasquanGame Stats
Matt Koenig1-2, HR, R, RBI


No. 5 Matawan 9, St. John Vianney 0

Matawan (6-0, 6-0)00030339110
SJV (2-4, 2-4)0000000042


Andrew Gendi (W, 3-0)7400112100
Owen Murtha (L, 1-1)55325483
Joe Russo11333130
Sal Tantillo15330127

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Bryan McCartin2-5, HR, R, 4 RBI
Jack Sassa2-3, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
Mark Kovach2-4, BB, R, RBI
Chris Galasso2-3, BB, 2 R
Eric Friedman1-3, BB, 2 R
Andrew Gendi1-3, BB
St. John VianneyGame Stats
Nick Mirto2-2


Ocean 4, No. 9 Ranney 3

Matt Richter drew a bases-loaded walk with two out in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and Ben Robinson scored the winning run on a wild pitch on a 0-2 count as the Spartans struck twice in the seventh to upend the Panthers.

Ranney (2-3, 2-3)0000210323
Ocean (5-3, 2-3)2000002445


Tommy Kowaliwskyj613056104
Derek Vazquez (W, 1-2)11000120
Zach Messina4.13203781
John Luca Gallina1.21100332
Grayson Testino (L, 0-1)0.2 0 1 0 1 119

Top Hitters

Curtis Chropuvka2-4
Ben Robinson1-3, R, SB
Connor Tongring1-4, R, RBI
Will Walsh1-3, R, SB
Anthony Torchia1-1, SB



Class B Central

Game 1: Long Branch 9, Lakewood 6

Lakewood (1-2, 1-2)0101022651
Long Branch (2-2, 1-1)040212X913


Cris Rosario (L, 1-1)5174912110
Alejandro Correjal10211121
Carlos Torres (W, 1-1)644341396
Jose Cuevas-Vives11212124

Top Hitters

LakewoodGame Stats
Cris Rosario3-3, 2 2B, BB, 3 R
Justin Pascual Garcia1-4, R
Long BranchGame Stats
Jose Cuevas-Vives1-1, 2 BB, HBP, 3 R, RBI


Game 2: Long Branch 10, Lakewood 0

David Jules went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Green Wave (3-2, 2-1) to a double-header sweep of the Piners (1-3, 1-3).



Class B South

Barnegat 7, Manchester 0

Barnegat (3-2, 2-1)2230000741
Manchester (0-5, 0-5)0000000024


Nick Malinowski (W, 2-0)40004571
Jordan Cook22002235
Dylan Appice10000012
Anthony Carino (L, 0-2)2.22734274
Riley Wescott4.12005463

Top Hitters

BarnegatGame Stats
Julian Marfino2-3, R, RBI, 2 SB
Jordan Cook1-1, 2 R
Tyler Carll1-3, R
Pat Mackie0-2, 3 BB, R, RBI
ManchesterGame Stats
Gavin Stapon1-2, BB


No. 7 Point Boro 16, Jackson Liberty 1 (5 Innings)

Pt Boro (4-1, 4-1)73411XX16140
Jackson Lib (2-2, 2-1)01000XX127


Bryson Kirby (W, 1-1)52114991
Matt Galayda (L, 1-1)17773146
Jayden Hartnett25934068
Matt O’Brien22102346

Top Hitters

Point BoroGame Stats
Bryson Kirby3-5, 2 2B, R, RBi
Jayson Bennett2-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Matt Lokerson3-3, 2B, BB, 3 R, RBI
Brian Simoes2-3, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Jake Clayton2-5, 2B, R, RBI
James Bradley1-2, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Ryan Acquisto1-3, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Scott Wall2-3, SB




Holmdel 13, Keyport 3 (5 Innings)

Keyport (1-3)00120XX343
Holmdel (3-1)32251XX1350


Carter Williams (L, 0-1)24532254
Andrew Staeger11221016
Tristan Knoblauch00433016
Axsel Ferm1.10223027
Jack Vallillo21000531
Tyler Reddy (W, 1-0)11112124
Logan Cardinoza12201230
Alex Cabrera10000319

Top Hitters

KeyportGame Stats
Erik Schmidt2-2, RBI
Jacob Pinto1-1, 2B, BB, 2 R
Tristan Knoblauch1-3, 2 RBI
HolmdelGame Stats
Luke Buda2-3, R, RBI
Tyler Reddy1-1, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Nick Rakoski1-3, 3B, BB, 3 R
James Vallillo1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI


No. 15 Point Beach 7, Pinelands 3

Pt Beach (5-0)1300030742
Pinelands (0-5)2000010344


Ryan Doyle (W, 1-0)5.13323496
Noah Banick10000212
Liam Dolan0.2100006
Kaden Inman (L, 0-2)53435491
Tyler Dean23331023

Top Hitters

Point BeachGame Stats
Antonio Acevedo2-4, R, RBI
Noah Banick1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Quinn Cali1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
PinelandsGame Stats
Nate Sofield1-4, 3B, R
Jacob Haywood1-3, RBI
Dan Maher1-2, BB, R
Tyler Dean1-2, BB




Henry Hudson 16, Highland Park 0 (5 Innings)

Henry Hudson (2-2)08107XX1670
Highland Park (3-1)00000XX026


Nick Dowd (W, 1-0)52002658
Dorian Crocco (L, 1-1)1.24800033
Aidan O’Connell2.10115147
Vincent Wolfe03772029
Harold Solomon10003225

Top Hitters

Henry HudsonGame Stats
Hayden Kurdes2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI
Chris Parmigiani1-4, BB, R, 2 RBI
Nick Dowd1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Jack Burton1-1, BB, 2 R
Nico Kurdes1-2, HBP, R, RBI
Marshall Colangelo1-2, R
Aiden Winters0-2, 3 BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Highland ParkGame Stats
Dorian Crocco1-2
Seamus MacKinnon1-2




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