Thursday, May 9

Class A North

No. 2 CBA 7, No. 3 Middletown South 2

Danny Tsimbinos doubled twice and drove in two runs while Jack Dufficy knocked in a run before pitching two shutout innings on the back-end of a Colts win over the Eagles that clinches CBA a piece of the Class A North championship along with both Middletown South and Colts Neck.

Tsimbinos hit a sacrifice fly to give CBA a 2-0 lead in the top of the third and Dufficy added an RBI single to make it 3-0 before the end of the frame. Will Fahey opened the scoring with an RBI single -- the first of his three hits in the game.

Tsimbinos hit a double to the fence in left-center to start a two-run rally in the fifth that stretched the CBA lead to 5-2. The junior catcher followed that with an opposite-field RBI double to make it 6-2 in the top of the sixth.

CBA used five pitchers to get through Thursday's game and Dufficy's sixth inning, in which he struck out the side on 13 pitches -- was the standout performance of the group. Kyle Welsh, meanwhile, picked up his first win in relief of sophomore starter Danny DiTullio.

CBA (13-5, 10-4)00302207122
Midd South (14-5, 10-4)0002000250


Danny DiTullio21000122
Kyle Welsh (W, 1-0)10000012
Dan Pardini13221027
Michael DeFazio1000108
Jack Dufficy21000325
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Brevin Bezick (L, 5-2)47331165
Ben Shea0.21224039
Derek Commander0.23222028
Dan Daley1.21000126

Top Hitters

CBAGame Stats
Danny Tsimbinos2-3, 2 2B, HBP, 2 RBI
Will Fahey3-5, R, RBI
Dylan Iwanyk2-3, 2 BB
Danny Russo2-3, BB, RBI
Jack Dufficy1-3, BB, RBI
Colin Hoverter1-3, BB, RBI
Jared Matejicka1-4, BB, 2 R
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Joey Massagli2-3, RBI
Brevin Bezick1-3, R

No. 16 Colts Neck 4, No. 13 Marlboro 3

Three Marlboro players hit RBI singles over the course of the second and third innings and Casey Gardiner added an RBI double in the fourth -- an early offensive flurry that proved to be enough for the Cougars to top the Mustangs and win a share of the Class A North championship along with both CBA and Middletown South.

The division co-title is the second for Colts Neck in the last four seasons, with the Cougars sharing Class B North with Wall in 2021. Colts Neck's last Class A North championship came in 2014.

Joe Pignatelli tied the game, 1-1, with an RBI single in the top of the second inning and Ronan Kiely and winning pitcher Tom Diffley combined on back-to-back RBI singles to give the Cougars the 3-1 lead in the top of the third.

Paul Santos and Joe Santos hit back-to-back RBI singles with none out in the bottom of the fifth as part of a serious Marlboro threat. Diffley got out of a first-and-third, no-out jam, starting with catcher Matt Clark catching Joe Santos steals second base. Diffley then snag a come-backer to the mound and groundball and cut down Paul Santos at the plate for the second out. Marlboro again loaded the bases, but Diffley ended the threat with a strikeout.

Tosh Mancini worked into and out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth and followed that up with a clean seventh inning to nail down the save.

Colts Neck (13-6, 10-4)0121000480
Marlboro (8-9-1, 7-6)100020X391


Tom Diffley (W, 3-0)58332797
Tosh Mancini (SV, 1)21001235
Matt Padalec (L, 2-5)68431181
Alex Georges10000011

Top Hitters

Colts NeckGame Stats
Casey Gardiner2-4, 2B, RBI
R.J. Conover1-2, 2B, BB, 2 R
Ronan Kiely1-3, HBP, R, RBI
Joe Pignatelli1-3, RBI
Anthony Vallaro1-3, R
Tom Diffley1-4, RBI
MarlboroGame Stats
Joe Santos3-4, RBI
Paul Santos2-2, 2 BB, R, RBI
Chris Joy1-3, BB, RBI
Anthony Martino1-2, 2B, BB, R
Gavin McCarthy1-3, R
Mike Consolazio1-3, HBP

Class A Central

Raritan 7, Holmdel 0

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Holmdel (6-12, 3-9)0000000043


Phil Kramer (W, 3-4)74001685
Jack Vallillo (L, 1-1)46443588
Dylan Zammit35303068

Top Hitters

RaritanGame Stats
Jimmy Nichols3-4, 2B, BB, R, 3 RBI
Sean Burnett3-3, BB, 3 R
Will Meehan2-3, BB, 2 R
Travis Evernham2-5, RBI
HolmdelGame Stats
Jack Vallillo1-2

Class B North

Manasquan 6, Freehold Boro 3

Freehold (4-14, 3-11)0100200352
Manasquan (9-7-1, 9-4-1)042000X693


Spencer Friedman (L, 0-2)23411036
Cole Hurley36220344
Anthony Virzi10000217
J.D. Teza (W, 2-1)6.15322496
Jack Maggs (SV, 1)0.2000005

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroGame Stats
Pat Connelly1-3, HR, R, RBI
Noah Ochojski1-2, R, RBI
Nick Russo1-3, R
ManasquanGame Stats
J.D. Teza1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Caden Eastmond2-3, 2 R
Luke Ramire2-4, RBI
Matt Koenig1-3, R, RBI
Luke Dowd1-1, 2B


No. 11 Brick Memorial 14, Barnegat 1 (6 Innings)

Brick Mem (12-6)036014X14120
Barnegat (6-13)000010X132


Jaxon Figueroa (W, 1-0)30003344
Jimi Popp12000217
Brayden Nalducci21112134
Quentin Torres (L, 1-1)24553048
Ray Danbrowney12442031
Nick Coles2.13332132
Dylan Appice0.23220113

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Nicco Maribo2-3, 2B, 3B, BB, R, 3 RBI
Carson McCue2-3, 2 2B, HBP, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 SB
Brayden Nalducci2-3, HBP, 3 R, RBI
Nick Garbooshian3-4, 2 RBI
Dan Golembiewski1-2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Joe McGlynn1-2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Matt Cordi1-3, 2 R
BarnegatGame Stats
Nick Bruno1-1, RBI
Jaihan Dominguez1-2, BB

Shore 5, Point Boro 4 (9 Innings)

Shore (10-6)1020000115102
Point Boro (11-7)000012010452


Rob Stock (W, 4-0)9543311113
Wyatt Dewysockie783229106
James Lockwood11113036
Colin Moore (L, 0-1)11112018

Top Hitters

ShoreGame Stats
Andrew Barham2-4, 2 R
Joey Santi2-4, 2B, 2 R
E.J. Stefanelli2-3, RBI, R
C.J. Sears1-5, RBI
Ryan Barham2-5, RBI
Point BoroGame Stats
Jake Clayton3-4, 2B, 2 R
Ryan Acquisto1-3, 2B, RBI
Chris Metcalfe1-4, 2B, RBI

No. 5 Wall 3, St. John Vianney 2

SJV (6-12)2000000271
Wall (13-4)000300X322


Elijah Calderone (L, 0-1)31334361
Max DeFonce31002337
John Catanio (W, 2-2)4.152238101
T.J. Legere (SV, 2)2.22002254

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Owen Murtha2-4, RBI
Kevin DiPede2-4, R
J.T. Mohlmann1-3, BB, RBI
Wyatt Lewis1-4, R
WallGame Stats
John Catanio1-2
Will Hague1-1

Monmouth 21, Long Branch 6 (5 Innings)

Monmouth (11-6)051060XX21120
Long Branch (8-11)00042XX685


Vaughn Bociulis (W, 3-0)58666784
Gary Ribiero (L, 0-1)22545352
Jose Cuevas-Vives0.281013044
Romeo Martinez0.1000013
David Jules12666235
Nick Miller10000310

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Dominic Migliaccio2-3, 2 2B, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Beckett Langdon2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 4 RBI
Mike Milevoi2-3, BB, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Brandon Geiger2-4, BB, 2 R, RBI
Alejandro Ocelotl1-3, BB, HBP, 4 R, RBI, 2 SB
Bobby Davidson1-4, 3B, BB, R, 3 RBI
Will Theobald1-2, 3 BB, 4 R, 2 RBI
Collin Denton1-2, 3 BB, R, RBI, 3 SB
Long BranchGame Stats
Justin Cuevas2-3, R, 3 RBI
Havier Gonzalez1-2, BB, RBI
Kellen Campbell1-2, RBI
Romeo Martinez1-2, BB, 2 R
Nick Miller1-2, RBI
Noah Hoogmoed1-1, BB, 2 R

Lacey 5, Central 4

Central (3-13)20010104113
Lacey (6-11)014000X594


Tyler Woemer (L, 0-2)69552387
Dylan Zech (W, 4-2)5.19331589
Michael Marcus (SV, 1)1.22100126

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Gavin Arieno3-4, R, RBI
Nick Dinicola1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Ryan Brescia2-3, 2B, R
Tommy Truzzolino1-3, RBI
Rob Bollentino1-3, BB, R
Jack Tietjen2-3, HBP
LaceyGame Stats
Shane Trangone3-3, 2 R, RBI
Owen Coburn1-3, 3B, 3 RBI
David Golini1-3, 2B, RBI
Michael Marcus1-5, R
Zack Lodge2-3

Rumson-Fair Haven 6, No. 14 St. Rose 2

Rumson-FH (6-11)00500106110
St. Rose (15-6)1000100240


Owen O’Toole (W, 1-4)43114269
Aaron Del Tin31111344
Brendan Brophy (L, 1-1)2.28551363
James Alesso2.11003147
Peter Nolan11112117
Chris Zahlmann11000322

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Owen O’Toole2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Gavin D’Aponte2-2, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
Max Mazzucca1-2, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Aaron Del Tin2-5, 2B, R, 2 SB
Jack Riva1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Luke Gallagher1-4, R
Brayden Ward1-3, BB
St. RoseGame Stats
Jack Tiernan2-3, BB, 2 R
Frank Soos1-3, RBI


No. 15 Manalapan 5, Old Bridge 2

Catcher Dave Ghibesi hit a go-ahead RBI double during a four-run Manalapan fifth as the Braves rallied to beat the Knights. Gavin Lauer pitched into the fifth inning in his first varsity start, Aiden Cruz recorded four outs to earn the win and Leo Vitale closed out the game by striking out the Old Bridge side in order.

Old Bridge (15-6)0000200242
Manalapan (13-9)000140X570


Aiden Kipper44111564
Sean Forrester (L, 0-1)13432031
John Smith10000111
Gavin Lauer4.23223273
Aiden Cruz (W, 3-0)1.11001116
Leo Vitale (SV, 2)10000312

Top Hitters

Old BridgeGame Stats
John Smith2-2, 2B, HBP, 2 RBI
ManalapanGame Stats
Dave Ghibesi1-3, 2B, RBI
Joe Dionisio1-2, 2B, RBI
Chris Silva2-2, BB, R
Varun Gabbita1-2, RBI
Anthony Foti1-2, R

Middletown North 6, JFK Iselin 3 (9 Innings)

Zach Hampton pitched the four innings of near-perfect relief and hit the tie-breaking RBI single in the top of the ninth inning to lead the Lions (9-10) to an extra-inning win over the Mustangs (8-10) on the road.

Hampton struck out six while improving to 4-2 on the season and the lone baserunner he allowed reached on an error. Prior to Hampton taking over, Ryan Clark pitched five innings and struck out seven.

Dylan Briggs drew his third walk of the day to lead off the ninth and stole second base to set the stage for Hampton, who knocked in his fellow senior with his second RBI single of the game. Later in the inning, Aldo Casale dropped down a suicide squeeze bunt to make it 5-3 and Mike Hallard capped the scoring with an RBI single.

Hampton, Hallard and Alipio Figueroa each went 2-for-5, with Figueroa also driving in a run with an RBI single in the top of the fifth to stretch the Middletown North lead to 3-1.

No. 1 Southern 9, Cedar Creek 3

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Cedar Creek (15-6)3000000352


Brady Lesiak (W, 5-0)7530210114
Anthony Letizia (L, 1-1)595214100
Ryan Manning25440026

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Brady Lesiak2-4, 2 RBI
Mike Kaczynski2-4, BB, R, RBI
Matt Desiderio2-4, 3B, 2 R
Gabe Tomei1-3, 2B, HBP, 2 RBI
Ray Mulhern2-5, R, RBI
Logan Zeitler2-4, R, RBI
Aiden Miller1-2, 2 R
Cedar CreekGame Stats
Ryan Manning2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Richie Gonzales1-3, BB, R

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