Tuesday, May 7

Class A North

No. 15 Manalapan 1, No. 13 Marlboro 0

Courtesy runner Nick Marcello scored the lone run of the game on an errant pickoff attempt in the bottom of the sixth inning and Dylan Shaffer took care of the rest by pitching a three-hit shutout in a Braves win over the Mustangs that knocks Marlboro out of contention for a share of the Class A North championship.

Marlboro (8-8-1, 7-5)0000000032
Manalapan (12-8, 8-6)010000X170


Mason Alexander (L, 0-2)4.17110359
Danny Trentacosta1.20000116
Dylan Shaffer (W, 4-2)73002796

Top Hitters

MarlboroGame Stats
Chris Joy1-2, BB
Gavin McCarthy1-3, 2 SB
ManalapanGame Stats
Chris Silva2-3, 2B
Dave Ghibesi2-3
Erik Johnson1-3, 2B

Middletown North 12, Howell 3

Dylan Briggs hit a two-run double in Middletown North's six-run fourth inning, then did it again in a five-run fifth as the Lions ran away with a win over the Rebels to keep their hopes of a Shore Conference Tournament berth alive. Middletown North must beat Red Bank Catholic Wednesday in the Monmouth County Tournament semifinals in order to qualify for the SCT.

Midd North (8-9, 4-9)010650012131
Howell (7-12, 4-9)1000200366


Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Seamus McCabe (W, 2-0)56331374
Ryan Thal20000014
Xavier Cortez (L, 0-1)3.23503485
Kurtis Lovgren0.12210010
Jack Quinn0.26540025
John Bertan2.12000336

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthGame Stats
Dylan Briggs4-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI
Gabe Ahlemeyer2-5, 3 RBI
Zach Hampton2-3, 2B, 2 HBP, 2 R
Mike Hallard2-4, 2 R
Ian McGoldrick1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
HowellGame Stats
Ryan Todisco2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Joe Zito1-3, 2B, RBI
Vinny Agnello1-4, 2B, R
Ryan Cross1-1, R, RBI

No. 16 Colts Neck 8, No. 2 CBA 5

Casey Gardiner hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the top of the fifth inning, then added a three-run jack in the top of the seventh that proved to be the difference in a Cougars win over the Colts.

The win not only gives Colts Neck a regular-season sweep of CBA but also keeps the Cougars in the running for a share of the Class A North championship. Colts Neck can not win the title outright, but could clinch a co-title with a win over Marlboro on Thursday coupled with a win by CBA over Middletown South that same day.

Gardiner crushed a solo home run to lead off the top of the fifth and give Colts Neck a 2-1 lead. Dan Annunziata added an RBI single inside the third-base bag later in the inning for a 3-1 lead and Colts Neck extended its edge to 5-1 in the sixth on a wild pitch and a pop-up by Tom Diffley that dropped in shallow rightfield for an RBI single.

Gardiner hit a towering fly ball in the seventh inning that dropped beyond the leftfield fence for a three-run homer and an 8-1 Colts Neck lead. Those runs proved crucial when CBA plated four runs in the bottom of the seventh and brought the tying run to the plate in the form of catcher and home run leader Danny Tsimbinos. Diffley came on to record the final two outs, including a groundout by Tsimbinos to end the game.

Colts Neck (12-6, 9-4)10002238101
CBA (11-5, 9-4)0001004585


Nick Hayden (W, 3-4)541154109
Nick Hardy1.13321134
Tom Diffley0.21100116
Dylan Iwanyk42104577
Dan Pardini (L, 1-1)13221129
Bobby Johnson Jr.25550349

Top Hitters

Colts NeckGame Stats
Casey Gardiner3-4, 2 HR, HBP, 4 R, 4 RBI
Tom Diffley1-3, 2 BB, R, RBI
R.J. Conover2-4, 2 R
Kyle McCarthy2-4, 2B, BB
Dan Annunziata1-4, RBI
CBAGame Stats
Jayden Matejicka2-4, HBP, 2 RBI
Dan Russo3-4, 2B, R, RBI
Alex Fiore1-1, R

No. 3 Middletown South 5, Freehold Twp. 2 (8 Innings)

Lou D'Alessio delivered a tie-breaking two-run triple with one out in the top of the eighth inning and the Eagles pulled out a win over the Patriots to clinch no worse than a share of the Class A North championship.

Owen Murphy started the rally with a pinch-hit single and Mike Frandsen returned to the basepaths to run for Murphy. Sophomore Jack Concodia followed with another one-out single and D'Alessio crushed an opposite-field triple to chase home both runners. Brevin Bezick tacked on an insurance run with a sacrifice fly.

Jacob Wenzel pitched five innings of middle relief to earn the win and Dan Daley closed out his third save of the season by striking out the side after a leadoff double by Lex Nelsen.

Middletown South can win the Class A North championship outright by beating CBA at home on Thursday. First, the Eagles will play at CBA Wednesday in the Monmouth County Tournament semifinals.

Midd South (14-3, 10-3)00110003560
Free Twp (4-14, 2-12)01010000261


Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Will McCarthy22112241
Jake Wenzel (W, 1-0)53111871
Dan Daley (SV, 3)11000312
Jackson Redmond (L, 1-3)7.155207106
Connor Brand0.20000113

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthGame Stats
Lou D’Alessio1-4, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Jack Concordia2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Carmine DeCrescenzo1-3, R
Freehold Twp.Game Stats
Matt Nuccio2-4, SB
Aidan Galvanek1-4, R
Lex Nelsen1-4, 2B

Class A Central

No. 6 Red Bank Catholic 11, Monmouth 4

Monmouth (9-6, 7-5)0112000461
RBC (13-6, 9-3)103520X1192


Evan Booth (L, 1-2)34655369
Vaughn Bociulis03330011
Dominic Migliaccio1.21110022
Jerry Flynn0011209
Connor Keefer1.11000015
Hunter Beattie32324673
Justin Spitzfaden (W, 1-0)44111257

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Dominic Migliaccio2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Beckett Langdon1-3, RBI
Bobby Davidson2-4
Evan Booth1-3, BB, R
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Aidan Funk3-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 4 RBI
Dylan Passo1-2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Sean Griggs2-3, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jake Frankel1-4, 2 RBI
A.J. Sciametta1-4, RBI
Matt Brunner1-4, 2 R

Shore 1, Raritan 0

Joe Santi pitched a three-hit shutout and drove in the lone run of the game with a single in the top of the third inning to carry the Blue Devils to a win over the Rockets.

Shore (9-6, 7-5)0010000130
Raritan (5-11, 2-9)0000000031


Joey Santi (W, 2-1)730046102
Will Meehan (L, 0-1)3.22113262
Sean Burnett3.11001130

Top Hitters

ShoreGame Stats
Joey Santi1-3, RBI
Josh Moeller1-2, R
Liam Hennelly1-3
RaritanGame Stats
Jimmy Nichols1-2, BB
John Molnar1-2
Sean Burnett1-2

Class A South

Toms River North 6, No. 7 Jackson Memorial 4

TR North (6-10, 4-8)0050010691
Jackson (11-9, 7-5)2000011464


Vinny Vergona23221138
Kieran Mulholland (W, 1-4)53213398
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Zundritsch (L, 2-1)2.25554471
Brandon Wilson4.14102256

Top Hitters

Toms River NorthGame Stats
Logan Mulholland3-3, BB, R
Kieran Mulholland2-3, R, RBI
Ian St. Luce2-3, BB, 2 R
Jason Verderrosa1-3, RBI
Vinny Vergona1-4, R
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Julian Caruso2-4, R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Brady Wendell1-3, BB, RBI
Dane Jorgensen1-3, RBI
Jackson Osmond1-3, 2B, BB, R

Class B North

No. 9 Matawan 4, Red Bank 0

Mark Kovach pitched five no-hit innings with 11 strikeouts and Andrew Gendi followed with two scoreless to close out a one-hit win over the Bucs that clinches the Huskies their first outright Shore Conference division title since 1972.

Matawan jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning to give its two pitching standouts all the support they would need. Jack Sassa led off with a double and scored on a single by Bryan McCartin. Sal Cassano later came through with an RBI single to score Gendi with the second run of the inning.

Kovach also got in on the action at the plate with an RBI single to cap the scoring in the bottom of the sixth.

Red Bank (7-9-1, 5-8-1)0000000010
Matawan (13-2, 12-1)200101X4100


Will Marziarz (L, 1-1)5.29442895
Gavin Smith0.11000012
Mark Kovach (W, 2-1)500011175
Andrew Gendi (SV, 1)21000428

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Tim Kelly1-3, 3B
MatawanGame Stats
Andrew Gendi2-3, SB
Sal Cassano2-3, 2B
Jack Sassa1-2, 2B, HBP, R
Eric Friedman2-3, R, SB
Chris Galasso1-3, RBI, SB
Bryan McCartin1-4, R, RBI

Ocean 7, Neptune 4

Neptune (1-17, 0-14)0031000472
Ocean (13-7, 10-4)000133x791


Brian Stevens33432145
Bodhi Lettieri (W, 2-0)33003655
Ben Robinson (SV, 4)12001331
Hunter Morgan (L, 1-4)5.287737112
Trevor Rummel0.11001010

Top Hitters

Jordan Torres 2-3, R
Trevor Rummel2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Hunter Morgan1-4, R, RBI
Will Walsh2-3, BB, R
Connor Tongring2-4, 2B, 4 RBI
Jack Kelly1-3, 2B, RBI
Dillon Schneider2-2, BB, 2 R, RBI

No. 12 Ranney 7, St. John Vianney 6

Justin Kauffman scored the winning run on a wild pitch with two out in the bottom of the seventh and the Panthers walked off with a win over the Lancers.

Ryan Costello pitched the top of the seventh to earn his first win on the mound as a member of Ranney's baseball program and also launched his Shore-Conference-leading 12th home run -- a three-run blast in the bottom of the third inning that pulled his team within 5-4.

Nate Fuller tied the game for Ranney in the bottom of the fourth with a solo home run and the Panthers jumped in front, 6-5, on an RBI single by Andrew Parisi.

Wyatt Lewis and Owen Murtha led off the St. John Vianney fifth with singles to park runners on the corners and Lewis scored on a double-play to tie the game.

Kauffman led off the bottom of the seventh with a walk and stole second before moving to third on a ground out for the second out.

SJV (6-11, 5-9)12201006110
Ranney (12-5, 10-3)1032001780


Nick Mirto47664078
Joe Russo1.21003231
David Hamlin (L, 3-2)10111118
James Hare11111120
Noah Hynes01222018
Zach Messina59320377
Ryan Costello (W, 1-0)1000009

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
J.J. McGonigle2-3, R, 2 RBI
Owen Murtha2-4, R, RBI
Tyler Shpiro1-2, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Kevin DiPede2-4
Mike Capaldo2-3
RanneyGame Stats
Ryan Costello3-4, 2B, HR, R, 3 RBI
Nate Fuller1-3, HR, BB, R, RBI
Andrew Parisi1-1, 3 BB, 2 R, RBI
Justin Kauffman1-3, BB, R
J.D. Liedersdorff1-3, R

Class B Central

Henry Hudson 6, Keansburg 4

Keansburg (5-7, 5-7)10201004113
Hudson (9-5, 6-5)001500X642


Phil Sears (L, 2-2)646163103
Nick Dowd (W, 2-0)69423497
Aiden Winters (SV, 1)12000118

Top Hitters

KeansburgGame Stats
Phil Sears3-3, BB, 2 R
Michael Burke2-4, 2B
Manny Ramirez1-3, BB, 2 RBI
Mikey Clayton1-3, R
James Valle1-4, R
Henry HudsonGame Stats
Nick Dowd1-2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 RBI
Nick Kurdes1-3, R
Erick Rodriguez1-3, R
Jack Burton1-1, BB, R
Aiden Winters0-1, BB, 2 HBP, 2 R, 3 SB

No. 14 St. Rose 19, Asbury Park 0 (5 Innings)

Nick Ferrante and Joe Ferrante combined on a five-inning no-hitter and the Purple Roses (14-5, 11-2) picked up a win over the Blue Bishops (1-12, 1-12). Nick Ferrante also went 2-for-3 with four RBI, while both Peter Nolan and Max Glassberg finished 3-for-3 with two runs scored. Nolan doubled and drove in a run and Glassberg drove in two.


No. 5 Wall 8, Manasquan 6

Will Hague hit a go-ahead bases-clearing triple in the top of the seventh inning and the Crimson Knights rallied to beat the Warriors.

Wall (12-4)1001114883
Manasquan (8-6-1)2020110690


Nick Plevier (W, 3-0)68641296
T.J. Legere (SV, 1)11000017
Austin Griffith432278102
Chase Kaplan10111018
Dylan Vowteras (L, 0-2)1.25552051
Matt Koenig0.1000003

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Jake Howlett2-3, 2B, 2 BB, R, RBI
Mike Horowitz1-2, BB, 2 HBP, R, 2 RBI
Will Hague1-1, 3B, BB, 3 RBI, SB
T.J. Legere2-4, BB, R
Austin Harr1-2, BB, 2 R, RBI
John Catanio1-2, 2 BB, R, RBI
ManasquanGame Stats
Connor Voelkson3-4, 2B, 3B, RBI
Luke Ramire2-3, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Caden Eastmond2-4
R.T. Runge1-4, RBI

Freehold Boro 6, Holmdel 1

Senior Aidan Rivera pitched a four-hitter for his first career win and the Colonials (4-13) topped the Hornets (5-11). Rivera walked four and struck out five on 110 pitches. Xander Bartuk was 2-for-4 with a run scored and RBI while Noah Ochojski went 1-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Freehold Boro offense.


Union 17, Keyport 1 (6 Innings)

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