Thursday, April 11

Class A North

No. 12 Middletown South 4, No. 14 Howell 2

After pitching three no-hit innings of relief in a season-opening win over Middletown North on Monday, senior left-hander Brevin Bezick fired three more no-hit innings as the lead man in a combined two-hit shutout that led the Eagles over the Rebels.

Derek Commander officially nabbed the win with two innings of middle relief during which he allowed both Howell hits and Dan Daly closed out the win with two hitless innings.

Bezick has now thrown six innings without allowing a hit or a walk, with the only baserunners against him thus far reaching on a hit-by-pitch, four errors and a strikeout-wild-pitch. He has 11 strikeouts in the six innings.

Midd South (2-1, 2-1)0021100466
Howell (1-3, 1-3)1000100223


Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Brevin Bezick30100444
Derek Commander (W, 1-0)22101142
Dan Daly (SV, 1)20000122
Rohan Shah (L, 0-2)4.26423689
Jake Jensen1.10004335
Aaron Wojenski1000009

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthGame Stats
Lou D’Alessio2-4, 2B, R
Rob Chiusano1-3, HBP, RBI
Andrew Marquis1-2, BB, HBP, 2 R
Carmine DeCrescenzo1-2, 2 BB, R
HowellGame Stats
Braden Walsh1-3, HBP
Ryan Kinsella1-2


No. 2 CBA 12, No. 13 Manalapan 3 (5 Innings)

Danny Tsimbinos and Jake Petro both went deep for CBA and Will Fahey legged out two triples as the Colts racked up seven extra-base hits in a win over the Braves that was called after five innings due to poor field conditions resulting from rain.

CBA (2-0, 2-0)30207XX12110
Manalapan (3-3, 3-2)01002XX351


Danny DiTullio (W, 1-0)55333488
Joe Dionisio (L, 1-1)34553361
Ryan Graham14443141
Noah Feldman0.23310024
Gavin Lauer0.1000017

Top Hitters

CBAGame Stats
Danny Tsimbinos2-2, HR, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
Will Fahey2-3, 2 3B, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
Jared Matejicka1-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jayden Matejicka2-4, 2B, 2 R
Jaxon Sevilla2-3, RBI
Jake Petro1-3, HR, R, RBI
Dan Russo1-2, 2B, BB, R, RBI
ManalapanGame Stats
Cristian Ptasienski1-3, 2B, RBI
Varun Gabbita1-2, R
Dennis Healy1-1, HBP, R, RBI
Erik Johnson1-2, BB
Aiden Foti1-2, R


Colts Neck 10, No. 5 Middletown North 6

Tom Diffley pitched five strong innings, returned to the mound during a four-run rally by Middletown North in the top of the sixth, then hit an RBI double in a four-run Colts Neck rally in the bottom of the inning to highlight a wild win for the Cougars over the Lions.

The first three Middletown North batters of the sixth inning reached against Tosh Mancini, who then recorded a pair of groundouts that each plated a run, but brought Colts Neck within an out of escaping trouble. Dylan Briggs then singled to pull the Lions within 6-5 and Zach Hampton moved him into scoring position with another two-out single.

At that point, Colts Neck coach Mike Yorke went back to Diffley, who promptly surrendered a game-tying RBI single to Alipio Figueroa before recording the third out of the inning.

Kyle McCarthy led off the bottom of the sixth with a single and scored on the second double of the game by Ronan Kiely, giving Colts Neck the lead again, 7-6. Diffley then traded placed with Kiely on another RBI double and the Cougars tacked on two more runs with two out in the inning -- one on an error and another on an RBI single by R.J. Conover.

The first two Middletown North batters reached against Diffley in the top of the seventh, but Diffley retired the next three to close out the win.

Midd North (1-3, 0-3)10001406126
Colts Neck (3-3, 2-2)102214X10120


Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Clark3.26532178
Alipio Figueroa (L, 0-1)2.16520152
Tom Diffley (W, 1-0)6.18222798
Tosh Mancini0.24441030

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthGame Stats
Zach Hampton3-3, 2B, R
Alipio Figueroa2-4, 2 RBI
Gabe Ahlemeyer2-3, R
Dylan Briggs2-3, BB, R, RBI
Mike Hallard1-3, BB, R
Jason Quardt1-5, R, RBI
ManalapanGame Stats
Ronan Kiely3-4, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Tom Diffley2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Anthony Vallaro1-3, 2 R, RBI
R.J. Conover1-2, BB, RBI
Kevin McCarthy1-4, 2 R
Joe Pignatelli1-2, HBP, RBI
Tosh Mancini1-3, R
Casey Gardiner1-4, R


Marlboro 13, Freehold Twp. 1 (5 Innings)

Danny Trentacosta pitched a five-inning two-hitter with eight strikeouts and two walks and the Mustangs (3-2, 3-0) overpowered the Patriots (0-2, 0-2). Anthony Martino smacked a three-run double, Mike Consolazio  went 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI and Paul Santos (1-for-3) and Nick Diadema (1-for-2) each added a hit, run scored and an RBI for Marlboro.



Class A Central

No. 10 Rumson-Fair Haven 5, Monmouth 1 (5 Innings)

Aaron Del Tin pitched a five-inning complete game and Rumson plated six runs during the top of the sixth inning before the game was called due to poor field conditions and rain. Because the game was called during the top of the inning, the score reverted back to the last completed inning, which was the fifth.

Sophomore D.J. Ylagan cracked his first career home run and in the unofficial top of the sixth, Jack Riva hit a grand slam that would have made the score 11-1 and put Rumson in position to end the game via 10-run rule had it continued to the bottom of the inning. Ylagan's homer came off Monmouth junior Collin Denton, who struck out 17 in a season-opening win over Wall on Saturday.

Rumson-FH (2-3, 2-3)20003XX522
Monmouth (2-2, 2-2)01000XX143


Aaron Del Tin (W, 1-0)54112680
Collin Denton (L, 1-1)42525798
Vaughn Bociulis0.10001010
Beckett Langdon0.2000005

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
D.J. Ylagan1-2, HR, BB, R, RBI
Gavin Kiley1-2, R
Gavin D’Aponte3 BB
Aaron Del Tin0-2, BB, 2 R, RBI
MonmouthGame Stats
Beckett Langdon1-1, BB, R


No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 8, Raritan 2

Dylan Passo ripped a tie-breaking RBI double in the top of the fifth and added an RBI single in the following inning to help the Caseys pull away with a win over the Rockets, who entered Thursday having shutout its first two opponents of the season.

Charlie Stumberger followed Passo with an RBI single to make it 4-2 in the fifth and Matt Brunner knocked in a run with a single during the three-run sixth inning. Brunner also opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first and Sean Griggs gave the Caseys a 2-1 lead with an RBI double in the top of the third.

Luke Lonczak capped the scoring in the seventh with RBC's fourth RBI double of the game.

Jimmy Nichols responded for Raritan in the bottom of the first with an RBI single to tie the game, 1-1, and Raritan drew even again in the bottom of the third on a wild pitch.

Brandon Hendrickson pitched into the fifth inning to earn the win and freshman Hunter Beattie pitched 2 2/3 hitless innings to pick up his first career save.

John Molnar worked five innings for Raritan in his first start since 2022. Molnar missed his junior year due to injury after pitching 40 innings as a sophomore.

RBC (3-2, 3-2)10102318131
Raritan (2-1, 1-1)1010000243


Brandon Hendrickson (W 1-0)4.14215487
Hunter Beattie (SV, 1)2.20001436
John Molnar (L, 0-1)58443595
Alan Warren25431044

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Sean Griggs2-2, 2B, 2 BB, R, RBI
Matt Brunner3-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dylan Passo2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Charlie Stumberger2-4, RBI
Luke Lonczak2-4, 2B, R
Al Delia1-4, 2B, R
Max Dantoni1-4, BB, 2 R
RaritanGame Stats
Jimmy Nichols1-2, BB, RBI
Travis Evernham1-2, BB


Wall 8, Shore 3

Shore (0-2, 0-2)1200000342
Wall (3-2, 3-2)602000X874


Cole Stefanelli (L, 0-1)00332012
J.C. Mannello0.10221015
Ryan Barham3.25322170
T.J. Minner22000227
Triur Brown (W, 2-0)53312687
John Catanio21001125

Top Hitters

ShoreGame Stats
Liam Hennelly1-3, 2B, BB, R
C.J. Sears1-3, RBI
WallGame Stats
T.J. Legere2-3, HBP, R, RBI
Jon Cofone2-3, BB, R
Will Hague1-2, BB, 2 R
Davis Harr1-3, 2 RBI
Austin Harr1-3, R, 2 RBI



Class B North

Freehold Boro 6, Neptune 3

Nick Russo broke a 3-3 deadlock with a two-out, two-run triple in the top of the eighth inning and Danny Opramolla closed out the eight-inning complete game just as he hit his pitch limit, giving the Colonials their first win of the season as well as the first for coach Mike Ingui.

Aamir Haniff tripled home a run to open the scoring in the top of the first and later capped it with an RBI single in the bottom of the eighth. Nick Lynch added an RBI single in the first and Josh Medina made it 3-0 in the fourth with an RBI double.

Neptune roared back with three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning, led by RBI triples from both Nick Bailey and Jack Gamba-Ellis. After hitting a two-out RBI triple, Gamba-Ellis then scored on a wild pitch to tie the game.

Freehold (1-5, 1-3)20010003670
Neptune (0-5, 0-5)00003000370


Danny Opramolla (W, 1-1)8733310110
Trevor Rummel753341104
Hunter Morgan (L, 0-1)12331031

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroGame Stats
Nick Russo3-3, 3B, 2 HBP, 2 R, 2 RBI
Josh Medina1-2, 2B, BB, HBP, R, RBI
Aamir Haniff2-2, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Nick Lynch1-3, BB, RBI
NeptuneGame Stats
Jack Gamba-Ellis1-3, 3B, BB, R, RBI
Aedan Martin2-4
Jordan Torres2-4, R
Nick Bailey1-2, 3B, RBI
Carl Christie1-3, HBP, R



No. 6 Matawan 10, St. John Vianney 0 (6 Innings)

SJV (2-3, 2-3)000000X022
Matawan (5-0, 5-0)201232X10110


Tyler McDougall (L, 0-1)35333358
Joe Russo11202032
J.J. McGonigle12332028
Brandon Falco (W, 1-0)41000858
Jayce Thoroughman10000017
Mark Kovach11000215

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Owen Murtha1-3, 2B
Tyler McDougall1-3
MatawanGame Stats
Jack Sassa2-2, 2B, 3 R, SB
Mark Kovach2-3, 3B, BB, 2 R, 4 RBI
Brandon Falco1-2, HR, 2 BB, R, RBI
Mike DiPietro1-2, 2B
Andrew Gendi3-4, R, 3 RBI
Chris Galasso1-2, BB, R, 2 SB


Manasquan 8, Red Bank 8

Will Marziarz smoked a two-out, bases-clearing double to the right-center gap to plate the go-ahead runs in the bottom of the sixth before R.T. Runge answered with a game-tying solo home run in the top of the seventh as the Bucs and the Warriors played to a tie in a game that was called due to darkness after seven innings.

Manasquan took a 6-4 lead in the top of the third on a three-run double by Matt Antonucci and added to its lead on a wild pitch in the top of the fifth. Red Bank got a run back in the sixth on an RBI single by Ryan Robinson -- his third RBI of the game -- and later in the inning, Marziarz scalded a 1-1 pitch up the alley in right-center to plate all three base-runners and put the Bucs ahead, 8-7.

On the first pitch of the seventh inning, Runge jumped on a fastball and launched it over the leftfield fence to even the score at 8-8.

Red Bank entered the bottom of the seventh knowing the game would be over following the inning. Tim Kelly reached on an error with two out, bringing the red-hot Tommy Ruth (5-for-his-last-6 with four doubles entering the at-bat) to the plate. Manasquan junior Tristan Condon worked the outside corner and struck Ruth out looking to end the game.

Manasquan (3-0-1, 3-0-1)2040101872
Red Bank (2-1-1, 2-1-1)31000408124


Luke Ramire15330240
Jackson Battaglia4.27553788
Tristan Condon1.10000318
Ryan Robinson2.25665574
Jason Huss3.11113561
Sean Keatts11110210

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
R.T. Runge3-4, HR, 2 R, RBI
Matt Antonucci1-4, 2B, 3 RBI
James Michko1-3, BB, R, RBI
Dylan Vowteras1-2, BB, HBP, 2 R, 2 SB
Luke Ramire1-3, BB, R
Red BankGame Stats
Ryan Robinson3-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Will Marziarz3-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Nick Gandolfo2-4, 2 RBI
Tommy Ruth2-3, 2B, 3 R


No. 7 Ranney 7, Ocean 3

Ryan Costello belted a pair of homers and the Panthers rode four longballs to a win over the Spartans. Grayson Testino and Curtis Chropuvka each homered as well and freshman Justin Kauffman earned his second win of the season by allowing one unearned run over the first four innings.

Ocean (3-3, 2-3)0100110361
Ranney (2-2, 2-2)303001X784


Justin Kauffman (W, 2-0)43101661
Nate Fuller0.11112014
Brody Mauro2.22113350

Top Hitters

RanneyGame Stats
Ryan Costello2-2, 2 HR, 2 BB, 3 R, 3 RBI
Curtis Chropuvka2-3, HR, BB, 2 R, RBI
Grayson Testino1-2, HR, R, 3 RBI
WallGame Stats
T.J. Legere2-3, HBP, R, RBI
Jon Cofone2-3, BB, R
Will Hague1-2, BB, 2 R
Davis Harr1-3, 2 RBI
Austin Harr1-3, R, 2 RBI



Class B South

No. 3 Donovan Catholic 12, Pinelands 2 (6 Innings)

Pinelands (0-4, 0-3)000011X231
Donovan (3-1, 3-1)331302X12122


Dan Maher (L, 0-1)1.14667158
Jacob Haywood1.13443134
Tyler Dean2.1`4001244
Nate Sofield0.11213131
Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Santise (W, 1-0)52100456
Cailen Cimorelli11113125

Top Hitters

PinelandsGame Stats
Tyler Dean1-2, BB, R
Logan Russo1-2, HBP
Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Joe Maier3-3, HR, 4 R, 3 RBI
Dave Yorke2-2, 2 BB, R, 3 RBI
John Busco3-4, 2 RBI


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