Thursday, April 18

Monmouth County Tournament

(17) Howell 4, (8) Raritan 3

Aaron Wojenski hit a two-run single in the top of the second and Braden Walsh followed with a two-run double in the top of the third as the Rebels scored early and hung on to beat the Rockets, advancing to the first round of the Monmouth County Tournament.

Raritan mounted a major threat during the bottom of the fourth, when the Rockets scored three runs on consecutive no-out singles by Matt Zweidinger, Alan Warren and Travis Evernham. With the bases loaded, Rohan Shan struck out the next batter, induced a pop-up for the second out and tagged Zweidinger out at home when he attempted to score on a wild pitch for the final out.

Howell (4-4)0220000480
Raritan (2-4)0003000360


Rohan Shah (W, 1-2)6633410111
Aaron Wojenski (SV, 1)10000212
Alan Warren (L, 0-1)78442490

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Braden Walsh1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Aaron Wojenski1-3, 2 RBI
Joe Zito2-3
Logan Koeppel1-2, BB, R
Matt Vetrano1-3, R
Vinny Agnello1-4, R
RaritanGame Stats
Jobby Dekis2-4, 2B, R
Alan Warren2-3, RBI
Travis Evernham1-2, BB, RBI
Matt Zweidinger1-3, RBI

Regular Season

Class A North

Colts Neck 9, No. 10 Middletown South 7

Ronan Kiely hit a three-run triple during a six-run second inning and the Cougars got all the scoring they needed in the first three innings en route to a win over the Eagles.

Midd South (4-2, 4-2)12110207103
Colts Neck (6-4, 4-3)261000X9132


Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Will McCarthy (L, 0-2)27941159
Jake Wenzel46112670
Tom Diffley (W, 2-0)5.297637101
Nick Hardy1.11001231

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthGame Stats
Mike Frandsen2-3, HBP, R, 3 RBI
Brevin Bezick2-4, 2 RBI
Jack Concordia3-4, 2 R
Carmine DeCrescenzo2-3, BB, R, RBI
Colts NeckGame Stats
Ronan Kiely4-4, 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI
Kyle McCarthy3-4, 2 R, RBI
Tom Diffley2-4, 2 RBI
Dan Annunziata1-4, RBI
Joe Pignatelli1-4, 2B, R
Anthony Vallaro2-4, 2B

Class A South

Toms River North 5, No. 13 Brick Memorial 1

Vinny Vergona highlighted a five-run second inning with a two-run double and Matt Petrocelli took a shutout into the seventh inning as the Mariners upended the Mustangs.

Brick Mem (3-4, 3-4)0000001162
TR North (3-3, 2-3)050000X561


Mike Gioia (L, 0-1)66531264
Matt Petrocelli (W, 1-1)75111599

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Jimi Popp1-3, RBI
Nick Garbooshian2-3
Tyler Garbooshian1-2, BB, R
Matt Cordi1-3, 2B
Toms River NorthGame Stats
Vinny Vergona1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Elio Scarpa2-3, R, RBI
Dominic Urso2-3, RBI
Owen Stefan1-3, R

Central 2, No. 8 Jackson Memorial 0

Jack Tietjen had a perfect day at the plate, Tommy Truzzolino hit an RBI double in the third and Vinny Berardi and Chase Macri combined on a four-hit shutout as the Golden Eagels gave first-year head coach Mike Puglisi his first career win by shutting down the Jaguars.

Jackson Mem (5-2, 4-1)0000000041
Central (1-6, 1-6)101000X270


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Striano (L, 1-1)672228100
Vinny Berardi (W, 1-1)4.23003776
Chase Macri (SV, 1)2.11001239

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Tyler Huzzy2-3, 2B
Jacob Soto1-2, BB
CentralGame Stats
Jack Tietjen3-3, 2B, R
Tommy Truzzolino1-3, 2B, RBI
Rob Bolletino1-3, BB, 2B, R
Gavin Srinivasan1-2, BB

No. 4 Southern 7, No. 6 Toms River East 2

Brady Lesiak came up one out shy of a complete game and Ray Mulhern and Brian Harper each drove in two runs apiece as the Rams rebounded from their first loss of the season Tuesday at Brick Memorial by handing the Raiders their first loss of the season.

Southern (6-1, 6-1)1201210771
TR East (7-1, 6-1)0000011263


Brady Lesiak (W, 2-0)6.262226116
Roger Dreher0.1000005
Dan Nafziger (L, 2-1)44422373
Brendan Lavin0.22222133
James Whalen1.11101119
Jonathan Pallman10001216

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Ray Mulhern1-3, HBP, R, 2 RBI
Brian Harper2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Brady Lesiak1-4, 2B
Matt Desiderio1-2, BB, 2 RBI
Game Tomei1-3, BB, R
Tyler McLeod0-1, 2 BB, HBP, 2 R
Toms River EastGame Stats
James Whalen2-3, HR, R, RBI
Mike Vaccarino1-3, RBI
Matt Ferrara1-3
Gavin Toth1-3

Toms River South 4, Brick 0

Freshman Christian Mascaro pitched a three-hit shutout for the first win of his high school career and the Indians blanked the Green Dragons for their second straight win.

Sophomore Jaden Geremia had the lone run-scoring hit, which came in the form of an RBI single in the bottom of the fifth. Ben McEwen tripled and scored on a squeeze bunt by Rob Abetemarco in the fourth inning and also single and scored on a passed ball in the second.

Brick (2-6, 2-5)0000000034
TR South (2-5, 2-5)010111X461


Jayden Espana (L, 0-3)54312385
Rob Distlecamp12101121
Christian Mascaro (W, 1-0)73001684

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
David Marcus2-3, 2B
Toms River SouthGame Stats
Ben McEwan2-3, 3B, 2 R
Rob Abatemarco2-2, R, RBI
Jaden Geremia1-3, BB, 2 RBI
Ryan Randall1-3, R

Class B North

Red Bank 16, at Freehold Boro 3

Class B Central

No. 15 Point Beach 10, Henry Hudson 0 (5 Innings)

Hudson (3-3, 2-3)00000XX022
Pt Beach (7-0, 6-0)23041XX1062


Chris Parmigiani (L, 1-1)3.25967495
Nathan Boms0.21111221
Liam Dolan (W, 3-0)4.22002270
Tommy Conroy0.1000011

Top Hitters

Henry HudsonGame Stats
Marshall Colangelo1-2
Hayden Kurdes1-3
Point BeachGame Stats
Noah Banick3-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 4 RBI
Dan Lubach1-2, HBP, R, 2 RBI
Antonio Acevedo1-2, 2 BB, 2 R
Nick Larsen1-3, R

Long Branch 7, Asbury Park 6

Noah Hoogmoed capped a three-run bottom-of-the-seventh inning with a game-winning RBI single, delivering the Green Wave with a walk-off win over the Blue Bishops.

Carlos Torres drove in the first run of the final inning with an RBI single and winning pitcher Kellen Campbell scored the tying run on a wild pitch.

Long Branch also scored twice in the bottom of the sixth on RBI singles by Hoogmoed and Damion Carrero that cut Asbury Park's lead to 6-3.

Asbury Park (1-3, 1-3)3201000680
Long Branch (4-3, 3-2)01010237104


Nestor Castillo Jr.6844110112
Greivin Velasquez-Torres (L)02334023
Bryan Morataya1.24532253
Justin Cuevas4.14112868
Kellen Campbell (W, 2-0)10001222

Top Hitters

Asbury ParkGame Stats
Nick Chathuant2-4, 2B, BB, RBI
Nestor Castillo Jr.3-4, HBP, 3 R
Prince Gue1-4, R, 2 RBI
Greivin Velasquez-Torres1-3, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Carlos Rojas1-2, 2 BB, RBI
Long BranchGame Stats
Kellen Campbell2-3, 2B, 3B, BB, R
Noah Hoogmoed3-3, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Damion Correro2-3, RBI
Romeo Martinez2-3, 3B, BB, 2 R
Carlos Torres1-4, RBI


St. Rose 10, Keansburg 0 (5 Innings)

Keansburg (1-4, 1-4)00000XX014
St. Rose (5-0, 4-0)10009XX1084


Mikey Clayton (L, 0-2)48655394
Justin Marrero00423021
Anthony Crudo (W, 1-0)30002541
Brendan Brophy21000235

Top Hitters

KeansburgGame Stats
Phil Sears1-2
St. RoseGame Stats
Brendan Sherman3-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Tyler Hager1-3, R, 2 RBI
Jack Tiernan1-3, 2 R
Anthony Crudo1-1, 2 BB, R
James Alesso1-2, BB, R
Brendan Brophy1-2, BB, R

Game 1: Keyport 13, Lakewood 1 (5 Innings)
Game 2: Keyport 13, Lakewood 3 (5 Innings)

Danny Metrick and Jacob Pinto each went 5-for-5 across the two games of a double-header sweep by the Red Raiders over the Piners.

Pinto went 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI in the first game and finshed game two 2-for-2 with two runs scored. Metrick meanwhile, was also 3-for-3 with a double in game one to go with three runs scored and three RBI. In game two, Metrick was 2-for-2 with two runs and an RBI.

Ryan Byrne also went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and four RBI to lead the game-two attack.

Class B South

Manchester 9, Pinelands 7

Manchester leftfielder Gavin Stapon ran down a deep fly ball by Logan Hammer for the final out of the game, stranding the bases loaded with the winning runs and giving the Hawks their second straight win.

Anthony Carino and Evan Palmer each homered in a four-run fifth inning by Manchester -- the second of two four-run innings by the Hawks after they scored four times in the top of the second to take a 4-2 lead. Brenden Spaziano singled home a run to make it 8-3 and Joe Bentivegna doubled home an insurance run in the top of the sixth for a 9-4 Manchester lead.

Manchester (2-5, 2-5) 04004109104
Pinelands (0-7, 0-6)2001103754


Damien Crispin (W, 1-1)6.155219110
Riley Wescott0.10213017
Evan Palmer (SV, 2)0.10001116
Logan Seidenfaden (L, 0-2)46512269
Jacob Haywood24410233
Dan Maher10000211

Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
Evan Palmer2-3, HR, BB, R, 2 RBI
Anthony Carino1-3, HR, HBP, 2 R, 2 RBI
Joe Bentivegna2-3, 2B, B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Brenden Spaziano2-4, R, RBI
Pat McKay2-4, R
Gavin Stapon1-3, R
PinelandsGame Stats
Logan Russo1-3, 2B, 2 R
T.J. Nugent1-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Paul Dunn1-3, 2B, R
Tyler Dean1-3, BB, RBI
Logan Hammer1-4, RBI

Jackson Liberty 6, No. 3 Donovan Catholic 5

Brett Benecke doubled in a run in the first inning and added an RBI single in the second as the Lions rode a fast start to a win over the Griffins.

Jack Kanis added what proved to be a crucial run with an RBI single in the bottom of the fourth that extended Jackson Liberty's lead to 6-2 after Donovan Catholic cut its deficit in half on a two-out, two-run error in the top of the fourth.

Joe Maier doubled in a run and Ryder Simpson followed with an RBI single to cut Jackson Liberty's lead to 6-4 and Donovan Catholic pulled within 6-5 on a sacrifice fly by Tyler Levine.

Colin Menafra recovered to secure the final out of the sixth and Matt Galayda fired a one-two-three seventh inning for the save and the Lions win.

Donovan (4-3, 4-2)0002030580
Jackson Lib (3-3, 3-2)140100X6103


Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Liam Scallon (L, 1-1)25554153
Nick Lovacco33113358
Jack Dolan12000223
Vincent Grande (W, 1-0)56204395
Jayden Hartnett0022208
Colin Menafra12110124
Matt Galayda (SV, 1)10000213

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Ryder Simpson2-4, RBI
Henry Rezai2-3, BB, 2 R
Joe Maier1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
John Busco1-2, 2 BB, R
Dave Yorke1-3, BB
Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Brett Benecke2-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI
Jack Kanis2-4, RBI
Mike Kisseberth2-4, R, RBI
Scott Wall1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Matt Galayda1-3, 2B, BB, R
Colin Menafra1-2, BB, R
Carney O’Donnell1-3, BB


No. 16 Marlboro 8, Spotswood 8


Class B North

No. 12 Manasquan Warriors at Ocean Spartans -- PPD, TBA

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