Wednesday, May 1

Class A North

No. 5 Middletown South 6, No. 11 Manalapan 5

Brevin Bezick ripped a game-tying two-run double in the bottom of the seventh inning and his pinch-runner, Rob Chiusano, scored the winning run from third on Joey Massagli's ground ball to shortstop as the Eagles plated three runs in their final turn at-bat to deny the Braves and complete a regular-season sweep of a series between Class A North title contenders.

Manalapan took the lead with two runs in the top of the seventh inning, the first of which scored on an RBI double to deep leftfield by catcher Dave Ghibesi to put the Braves ahead, 4-3. That swing chased Middletown South starter Mason Christopher, who hit the single-game pitch limit during Ghibesi's at-bat. Chris Silva then shot the first pitch he saw from Eagles reliever Dan Daly into rightfield for an RBI single and a 5-3 Manalapan lead.

The Eagles caught a break to get the rally going in the bottom of the seventh when Jack Concordia hit a slow-roller up the third-base line that Manalapan third baseman Varun Gabbita let roll in hopes that it would kick foul. The ball kicked to the left near the base but the home plate umpire determined it touched the base, making it a fair ball and an infield single with one out.

Lou D'Alessio then came through with a single into rightfield that chased Concordia to third base, bringing up Bezick with runners on the corners. The open base at second freed up Middletown South to run a hit-and-run and with D'Alessio moving on the pitching, Bezick rifled a line drive over the second baseman's head and into the gap. Concordia trotted home and D'Alessio raced in from first with the tying run as Bezick pulled into second base with a game-tying double.

Rob Chiusano ran for Bezick and catcher Andrew Marquis followed with a single into centerfield but Middletown South coach Jeff Karpell held the runner at third base. Massagli fell behind in the count and on a 1-2 pitch, he hit a ground ball to a drawn-in Anthony Foti at shortstop. Foti fielded the ball cleanly and made an accurate throw to the plate, but Chiusano got a good break and got his right foot to the plate before Ghibesi could apply the tag.

Before the seventh inning, Gabbita delivered the two biggest hits of the game -- a two-out RBI single in the fourth to tie the game, 2-2, and another two-out RBI single to even the score at 3-3 in the sixth.

Manalapan (9-7, 7-5)1001012592
Midd South (10-3, 8-3)0110103691


Dylan Shaffer (L, 3-2)6.196425112
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Mason Christopher6.185435112
Dan Daly (W, 1-0)0.2100015

Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Varun Gabbita3-3, 2 RBI
Dave Ghibesi2-2, 2B, BB, RBI
Chris Silva1-3, BB, RBI, SB
John Pecoraro1-3, BB, R, 2 SB
Cristian Ptasienski1-4, R
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Brevin Bezick1-1, 2B, 2 BB, 3 RBI
Jack Concordia3-4, 2 R
Lou D’Alessio2-4, R
Mike Frandsen1-3, 2B, R
Joey Massagli1-4, R, RBI
Andrew Marquis1-3, HBP

Middletown North 4, Freehold Twp. 1

Seamus McCabe picked up his first varsity win with six solid inning and Zach Hampton remained red-hot at the plate with a 3-for-3 game as the Lions (6-8, 3-8) took down the Patriots (4-11, 3-10).

McCabe scattered six hits and three hit batters while striking out three against only one walk. Alipio Figueroa closed out the win with a scoreless seventh inning.

Dylan Briggs went 2-for-4 with a pair of runs scored, which scored four runs without a run-scoring hit.

No. 2 CBA 5, Marlboro 0

Chris Levonas tossed five no-hit innings with 11 strikeouts and Jaxon Sevilla sparked two different two-run rallies by the Colts in a road win over the Mustangs that came two days after Marlboro knocked off CBA in Lincroft.

Sevilla singled home a run in the top of the second to make it 2-0 in the second after the Colts broke onto the scoreboard on a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt. In the fourth, Sevilla led off the inning by reaching on an error and scored on Will Fahey's two-run triple.

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Marlboro (6-7-1, 6-4)0000000014


Chris Levonas (W, 3-0)500021177
Shane Langan21003545
Danny Trentacosta (L, 2-2)554246105
Matt Cinquemane10001017
Dylan Degregorio11102330

Top Hitters

CBAGame Stats
Will Fahey1-4, 3B, 2 RBI
Jaxon Sevilla1-2, 2 BB, R, RBI
Jared Matejicka1-3, BB, R
Jayden Matejicka1-4, R
Dylan Iwanyk1-4, R
MarlboroGame Stats
Mike Consolazio1-2, BB

No. 14 Colts Neck 11, Howell 1 (6 Innings)

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Colts Neck (10-5, 7-4)400205X11130


Kurtis Lovgren (L, 0-2)35411048
Xavier Cortez23201138
John Bertan0.15541048
Dylan Neves (W, 3-1)57110490
Ryan Spencer10000111

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Aaron Wojenski1-2, 3B, RBI
Braden Walsh1-3, 2B, R
Ryan Todisco2-3
Colts NeckGame Stats
Ronan Kiely2-4, 2B, R, RBI
R.J. Conover2-3, 3B, 2 R
Anthony Vallaro2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Tom Diffley1-4, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Joe Pignatelli1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Kyle McCarthy1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Casey Gardiner2-4, R
Dan Annunziata2-3, 2 2B

Class A Central

No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 4, Holmdel 2 (9 Innings)

Jake Frankel came through with a pinch-hit, go-ahead RBI single in the top of the ninth inning and the Caseys battled past the Hornets in extra innings after tying the game in the top of the seventh inning.

Max Dantoni saved the game for Red Bank Catholic in the top of the seventh with a two-out RBI single to score Charlie Stumberger from second base. Stumberger singled and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Al Delia.

Stumberger got a sacrifice bunt down in the ninth to move Aiden Funk to second base after Funk walked to lead off the inning. RBC added a second run in the inning when Dantoni singled to move Frankel to second and an error on a ground ball hit by Luke Lonczak scored Frankel from second.

Holmdel took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the sixth, a rally that started when Christian Ferranti walked, Joe Barbarino was hit by a pitch and both moved up on a passed ball. Jack Vallillio drove in Ferranti with a ground out and Barbarino scored the go-ahead run on a wild pitch.

Brandon Hendrickson pitched 3 1/3 innings of relief to earn the win, working around a Raum Desai single in the ninth to close out the victory.

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Holmdel (4-8, 3-6)00002000232


Hunter Beattie5.21216899
Brandon Hendrickson (W, 2-2)3.12000445
Luke Buda74211593
Logan Cardinoza (L, 0-1)23211137

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Max Dantoni2-4, RBI
Matt Brunner2-5
Charlie Stumberger1-2, HBP, R
Jake Frankel1-1, R, RBI
HolmdelGame Stats
Nick Rakoski1-4, BB, 2 SB
James Vallillo1-4, 2 SB

No. 6 Wall 1, Raritan 0

Wall (9-4, 8-2)0010000131
Raritan (3-8, 2-7) 0000000031


Christian Suarez (W, 3-0)73001794
Alan Warren (L, 0-2)631027107
Jimmy Nichols10000011

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Dane Rue1-2, HBP
RaritanGame Stats
Jobby Dekis2-3

Shore 5, Rumson-Fair Haven 4

Shore starting pitcher Joe Santi did not last long enough on the mound to earn the win but he delivered the game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Blue Devils completed a sweep of the Bulldogs for their sixth win in their last seven games.

Rumson tied the game in the top of the sixth on an RBI double by D.J. Ylagan and Shore responded in the bottom of the inning, starting with a one-out triple by Parker Fegen to set up the threat. Rumson right-hander Aaron Del Tin came back with a big strikeout for the second out of the inning and jumped ahead of Santi, 0-2, before Santi shot a 0-2 pitch back through the middle and into centerfield to score Fegan.

Andrew Barham closed out the game with a perfect seventh inning to pick up his second win of the season -- both in relief.

Shore responded to Rumson scoring rallies three times in the game, the first two of which came courtesy of Cole Stefanelli, who drove in a run in the first, second and fourth innings.

Stefanelli hit a solo home run in the bottom of the first, followed by an RBI single by Barham. Stefaneill then gave Shore a 3-2 lead with an RBI single in the second inning and put the Blue Devils ahead, 4-3, with a sacrifice fly in the fourth.

Rumson-FH (5-11, 3-9)2001010451
Shore (6-5, 5-5)210101X573


Cooper Jones24336047
Aaron Del Tin (L, 1-3)43220652
Joe Santi5.1444410111
Andrew Barham (W, 2-1)1.21000330

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
D.J. Ylagan1-4, 2B, RBI
Gavin D’Aponte1-3, HR, R, RBI
Aaron Del Tin1-4, 2B, R
Nate Margulies1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Joey Santi3-3, 3B, R, RBI, SB
Cole Stefanelli2-3, HR, R, 3 RBI
Andrew Barham1-2, RBI
Parker Fegan1-3, 3B, R

Class B North

St. John Vianney 5, Freehold Boro 3

Sal Tantillo hit a game-tying two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth and plated the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth with a sacrifice fly to lead a come-from-behind win for the Lancers over the Colonials.

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SJV (6-7, 5-6)000032X590


Aidan Rivera45312688
Anthony Virzi (L, 0-2)1.14221230
Aamir Haniff0.2000108
Nick Mirto47333171
Joe Russo (W, 1-1)33000333

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroGame Stats
Nick Montello2-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Tyler Kuncken2-3, HBP, R
Nick Lynch2-3, R, RBI
Xander Bartuck3-3, R
St. John VianneyGame Stats
Sal Tantillo2-3, HR, R, 3 RBI
Owen Murtha2-4, R
Kevin DiPede2-4, 2 R
Nick Mirto1-4, R
J.T. Mohlmann1-3, BB
Jonathon Field1-2, BB
Tyler Shpiro1-1, BB

Manasquan 10, Neptune 3

Manasquan (6-5-1, 6-4-1)24202001070
Neptune (1-14, 0-12)2010000351


J.D. Teza (W, 2-1)23113457
Dylan Vowteras30000535
Jack Maggs10000112
Trevor Rummel (L, 0-3)44864178
Aedan Martin33223559

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Connor Voelkson1-3, R, 2 RBI
Caden Eastmond2-3, RBI
Matt Antonucci1-1, 2 BB, R
Luke Ramire1-3, HBP, 2 R, 2 RBI
J.D. Teza1-3, HBP
Matt Koenig2 BB, HBP, 3 R, 2 SB
NeptuneGame Stats
Jack Gamba-Ellis1-3, BB, R
Alex Soto1-3, RBI
Nick Bailey1-2, HBP, RBI

Ocean 8, Red Bank 6

Jack Kelly and Dillon Schneider both hit RBI singles during a seven-run top of the first inning and the Spartans held on to beat the Bucs.

Ocean (9-7, 7-4)7000001894
Red Bank (5-7-1, 5-6-1)10110126105


Jack Kelly (W, 2-1)57433284
Derek Vazquez23200029
Nick Gandolfo (L, 1-2)0.26711034
Sean Keatts6.13101775

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Bodhi Lettieri2-2, 2 BB, 2 R
Dillon Schneider1-3, R, 2 RBI
Connor Tongring1-3, HBP, R, RBI
Ben Robinson2-4
Jack Kelly1-3, R, RBI
Matt Richter1-4, R
Derek Vazquez1-4, R
Red BankGame Stats
Ryan Robinson1-3, R, 2 RBI
Tommy Ruth2-4, R, RBI
Nick Gandolfo2-2, 2 HBP
Sean Keatts1-2, BB, RBI
Jack Forsyth1-4, R
Tim Kelly1-3, BB

Class B Central

No. 10 Point Beach 10, Long Branch 0 (6 Innings)

Pt Beach (14-1, 11-0)210007X10121
Long Branch (7-7, 6-5)000000X031


Bennett Moberg (W, 3-0)63001471
Justin Cuevas (L, 1-1)5.110884294
Gary Ribeiro0.22223026

Top Hitters

Point BeachGame Stats
Brody Powers1-3, 3B, BB, 2 R, 4 RBI
Tommy Conroy2-4, 3B, BB, R, RBI, 3 SB
Nick Larsen2-2, R, RBI, 2 SB
Antonio Acevedo2-4, 2 R, 2 SB
Dan Lubach2-2, 2 BB, 2B
Long BranchGame Stats
Noah Hoogmoed1-2, HBP


Allentown 4, No. 13 Donovan Catholic 3 (9 Innings)

Jack Sweeney hit a game-tying solo home run with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning and Dom Inzilla drove in the winning run with his fourth single of the game as the Redbirds walked off with a win over the Griffins on a memorable finish to open May.

Donovan (9-6)10000200361
Allentown (11-4)10000111494


Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Lovacco65211693
Hunter Lefkus (L, 1-2)2.24221552
Tim Welsh64301490
Anthony O’Rourke12000019
Chris Whalen1000007
Mattox Watson (W, 2-0)10000011

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Tyler Levine2-4, R, RBI
John Busco1-4, RBI
AllentownGame Stats
Dom Inzilla4-5, RBI
Jack Sweeney1-4, HR, BB, R, RBI
Antonio DiMaggio1-4, RBI


Class B North

Ranney at Matawan -- PPD, May 8, 4 p.m.


Monmouth at St. Rose – Canceled

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