Wednesday, April 10

Class A North

No. 13 Manalapan 16, No. 14 Howell 5

Erik Johnson continued his torrid start to the season with a two-run homer to open the scoring in the second and fellow senior Cristian Ptasienski hit a three-run home run in Manalapan's nine-run fourth as the Braves handled the Rebels to get senior right-hander Dylan Shaffer his first win of the season.

Manalapan (3-2, 3-1)003900416131
Howell (1-2, 1-2)0002120560


Dylan Shaffer (W, 1-1)533121075
Aiden Cruz23221237
Jackson Vetrano22002342
Phil Christopher (L, 0-1)0.23331125
Xavier Cortez0.23664242
Jack Quinn00221011
Waylon Cavanaugh0.21112122
Aaron Wojenski10000216
Brody Loch12431335
Ryan Kinsella12000119

 Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Erik Johnson3-3, 2B, HR, BB, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 SB
Cristian Ptasienski3-4, 2B, HR, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
Rob Cruz2-4, BB, 2 R, RBI
Andrew Ghibesi1-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R
John Pecoraro1-4, BB, 2 R, RBI
Noah Feldman1-2, RBI
Varun Gabbita1-1, BB, R
HowellGame Stats
Matt Vetrano1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Aaron Wojenski2-4, RBI



Class A Central

Raritan 1, Holmdel 0

Senior left-hander Phil Kramer tossed a no-hitter with just one walk and the Rockets silenced the upstart Hornets for their second shutout in as many days.

Kramer allowed just one baserunner, which was a fourth-inning walk to Holmdel catcher Mat Iulo. He proceeded to retire 11 straight batters to end the game and finished with five strikeouts.

Raritan scored the game's lone run on an RBI groundout by senior John Molnar that plated junior Travis Eversham.

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Raritan (2-0, 1-0)001000X140


Joe Barbarino (L, 1-1)54112493
Lincoln Maikos10001115
Phil Kramer (W, 1-0)70001579

Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
Matt Iulo0-2, BB
RaritanGame Stats
John Molnar1-3, RBI
Matt Zweidinger1-2
Sean Burnett1-2



Class A South

No. 15 Jackson Memorial 13, No. 9 Brick Memorial 5

Jackson Osmond launched a tie-breaking three-run home run to cap Jackson Memorial's six-run fourth inning and the Jaguars rallied to beat the Mustangs and complete the regular-season sweep of Brick Memorial.

Nick Izzo hit the first of Jackson Memorial's two home runs when he belted a two-run shot to open the scoring in the bottom of the first inning.

Luke Douglas hit an RBI single in Brick Memorial's two-run second inning and Nicco Maribo ripped a two-run single to put Brick Memorial up, 5-2, in the top of the fourth before Jackson Memorial countered with its big inning.

Jacob Soto also added a two-run single in the bottom of the sixth and Dane Jorgensen followed with an RBI single to cap the scoring and put the game out of reach.

After the first four pitchers to enter the game each gave up at least one run, Matt Colaneri and Jovani Hallihan each posted scoreless outings to avoid any drama for Jackson Memorial.

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Jackson Mem (3-0, 2-0)200623X1395


Nick Garbooshian (L, 1-1)571032790
Zach Pirnik12301019
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Zundritsch31424247
Nick Striano (W, 1-0)11111319
Matt Colaneri20000128
Jovani Hallihan11001119

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Nicco Maribo1-3, BB, 2 RBI
Luke Douglass1-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Jimi Popp1-3, R, RBI
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Nick Izzo1-3, HR, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
Jacob Soto2-3, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dane Jorgensen2-4, R, 2 RBI
Jackson Osmond1-4, HR, 3 RBI
Collin McCarron1-3, R, RBI
Brady Wendell1-4, 2 R


Brick 3, Central 2

Chris Quick belted a tie-breaking solo home run in the bottom of the fifth inning and Brannon McBride closed out the win on the mound to give the Green Dragons their second straight win over the Golden Eagles.

Shawn McLaughlin came through with a game-tying two-run single in the bottom of the third after Central struck for a pair of unearned runs in the top of the second against Brick starter Sean Savannah.

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Brick (2-2, 2-2)002010X364


Chase Newton (L, 0-1)45332674
Tyler Woermer21000125
Sean Savannah4.11204274
Brannon McBride (W, 1-1)2.22002141

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Brayden Lowden1-3, RBI
Gavin Arieno0-1, 3 BB, R
BrickGame Stats
Chris Quick1-2, HR, BB, R, RBI
Shawn McLaughlin2-3, 2 RBI
David Marcus1-3, 2B, R


No. 11 Toms River East 4, Toms River North 0

Mason Pentz drove in a run with an RBI single in the third inning and went the distance on the mound for his second win of the season as the Raiders rolled to their fifth straight win to open 2024.

Whalen staked Toms River East to a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the bottom of the first and Pentz made it 2-0 with an RBI single in the bottom of the third. Adrian Aleman tacked on two more in the third with a two-run double and Pentz took care of the rest by finishing off a five-hit shutout.

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TR East (5-0, 4-0)103000X483


Matt Petrocelli (L, 0-1)47447394
Brendan Bush2100001
Mason Pentz (W, 2-0)75002689

Top Hitters

Toms River NorthGame Stats
Owen Stefan2-3
Toms River EastGame Stats
Gavin Toth2-4, 2B, R
Mason Pentz2-3, RBI
James Whalen2-3, RBI
Adrian Aleman1-3, 2B, 2 RBI


No. 4 Southern 3, Toms River South 2

Brady Lesiak smoked a double to the fence with two out in the bottom of the seventh to plate Ray Mulhern with the winning run and the Rams walked off with a win over the Indians -- their fourth straight to open the season.

Cooper Greitz hit a game-tying two-run double in the top of the fifth inning for Toms River South, which got a complete-game effort from right-hander Aiden Lynch. Tyler McLeod took over on the mound in the sixth for Southern and fired two scoreless frames for his first win of 2024 following five solid innings from Jack Cahill.

Southern scored in each of the first two innings, jumping in front on a sacrifice fly by Brian Harper in the first inning and going up 2-0 on an RBI double by Harrison Grose in the second.

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Southern (4-0, 4-0)11000013100


Aiden Lynch (L, 0-1)6.210330483
Jack Cahill54221574
Tyler McLeod (W, 1-0)20001220

Top Hitters

Toms River SouthGame Stats
Cooper Greitz1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Ryan Randall1-3, R
Ben McEwan1-2, BB
Ruben Febres1-4, 2B
SouthernGame Stats
Brady Lesiak1-4, 2B, RBI
Harrison Grose1-2, 2B, RBI
Brian Harper1-2, RBI
Tyler McLeod2-3, 2B, R
Ray Mulhern2-4, 2 R


Class B North

Ocean 3, Freehold Boro 1

Tommy Kowaliwskyj fired a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts and one walk to pitch the Spartans past the Colonials to compete the regular-season sweep.



Class B Central

No. 16 Point Beach 17, Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

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Pt Beach (2-0, 2-0)15200XXX17140


David Jules (L, 0-1)0.151063036
Bryan Morataya1.28751038
Clinton Campbell21001328
Liam Dolan (W, 1-0)2.22001448
Gabe Pavone1.10002021
Ryan Doyle11001214

Top Hitters

Long BranchGame Stats
Romeo Martinez1-1, BB
Point BeachGame Stats
Dan Lubach3-3, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Dan Storch2-3, 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI
Noah Banick1-4, 2B, 3 R, 4 RBI
Tommy Conroy2-3, 2 2B, 3 R
Antonio Acevedo2-3, 2B, 2 R
Quinn Cali1-1, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Nick Larsen2-3, R, 2 RBI


St. Rose 10, Henry Hudson 0 (5 Innings)

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St. Rose (2-0, 2-0)20008XX10110


Teddy Fariello (L, 0-1)4.2111022190
James Alesso (W, 1-0)52001861

Top Hitters

Henry HudsonGame Stats
Teddy Fariello1-2
Erick Rodriguez1-2
St. RoseGame Stats
Frank Soos3-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Peter Nolan2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI
Jack Tiernan1-2, BB, 2 R, RBI
Anthony Crudo2-4, R, RBI
Brendan Sherman1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Max Glassberg1-3, R, RBI
James Alesso1-2, BB, R


Asbury Park 17, Lakewood 5 (5 Innings)

Nestor Castillo Jr. struck out 10 in a five-inning complete game and went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Blue Bishops over the Piners for their first win since the 2019 season, snapping a 27-game losing streak.

Jader Castillo keyed a seven-run second inning with a two-run double Nestor Castillo contributed an RBI single both a five-run third inning and a five-run fourth inning for Asbury Park.

Asbury Park is coming off consecutive winless seasons in 2022 (0-11) and 2023 (0-13) and did not participate in the 2021 season. Its last win prior to Wednesday was a 3-2 victory over Keansburg on May 7, 2019.

Lakewood (1-1, 1-1)01121XX566
Asbury Park (1-1, 1-1)0755XXX1773


Alejandro Correjal (L, 0-1)11434033
Nestor Castillo Jr. (W, 1-0)565101083

Top Hitters

LakewoodGame Stats
Isaiah Shade2-3, R, RBI
Cris Rosario1-3, 2 R
Christopher Herrera1-2, 2 RBI
Adolfo Abarca1-2, R
Asbury ParkGame Stats
Nestor Castillo Jr.3-4, 2 R, 3 RBI
Nick Chathuant2-4, R, 3 RBI
Jader Castillo1-1, 2B, 2 HBP, 3 R, 2 RBI
Tyree Nelson1-4, 2 R


Keyport 5, Keansburg 4

The Red Raiders scratched across three runs in the top of the fifth inning and freshman Paxton Douglass finished off a five-inning relief appearance that netted him his first win as Keyport held off the rival Titans for their first win of the year.

With Keyport trailing, 3-2 heading into the top of the fifth, Erik Schmidt singled and Carter Williams followed with a doubled to park two runners in scoring position. Evin Johnson plated Schmidt with an RBI groundout to tie the game and Keyport grabbed a 4-3 lead on an error. Andrew Staeger capped the Keyport scoring with an RBI single that pushed across what proved to be the winning run.

Mikey Clayton led Keansburg on at the plate and on the rubber, driving in a run with an RBI single to tie the game in the bottom of the second and striking out five in 2 1/3 scoreless innings on the mound.

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Keansburg (0-1, 0-1)1101100493


Erik Schmidt23212342
Paxton Douglass (W, 1-0)52111686
Phil Sears (L, 0-1)4.275346110
Mikey Clayton2.13000530

Top Hitters

KeyportGame Stats
Ryan Byrne3-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Carter Williams2-3, 2B, BB, R
Andrew Staeger1-3, RBI
Jacob Pinto2-3
Erik Schmidt1-3, BB, 2 R
KeansburgGame Stats
Mikey Clayton3-4, 2 R, RBI
John Gilliland1-4, 2B, RBI
Shawn Retta1-3, R
Mike Burke1-3, RBI



Class B South

No. 8 Point Boro 7, Manchester 1

Jack Macaluso doubled home the first two runs of a six-run outburst in the sixth that propelled the Panthers to their third straight win overall and a regular-season sweep of the Hawks.

Bryson Kirby made it 5-0 in the second with a two-run single and Jayson Bennett capped the rally with an RBI single, giving starting pitcher Wyatt Dewysockie plenty of breathing room to operate. Dewysockie pitched four scoreless frames and allowed just two hits and two walks.

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Manchester (0-4, 0-4)0000010130


Wyatt Dewysocki (W, 1-0)42002472
Eric Greeley22110336
Collin Moore10000210
Brody Boyd (L, 0-1)1.16663155
Justin Uriarte5.22112474

Top Hitters

Point BoroGame Stats
Jake Clayton2-4, 2B, R
Jack Macaluso1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Ryan Acquisto1-3, BB, R, 2 RBI
Bryson Kirby1-3, BB, 2 RBI
Jayson Bennett1-4, RBI
John Ward1-4, R
Matt Lokerson1-4, R
ManchesterGame Stats
Colton Sitarik1-3, RBI
Evan Palmer1-3, R


Lacey 9, Barnegat 5

Ethan Anderson and Anthony Eckerson combined for four hits in the first two innings and six in the game to pace the Lions to a win over the Bengals.

Both Anderson and Eckerson (4-for-4) notched a triple, with Anderson plating a run in the second with his to make it 6-0. David Golini surrendered only two hits over five innings, surrendering one run, walking one and striking out four to earn the win.

Barnegat (2-2, 1-1)0000023551
Lacey (2-1, 2-1)340101X9111


Liam Cooper (L, 0-2)26762366
Dylan Appice14110027
Quentin Torres2.21110338
David Golini (W, 1-0)52113463
Cannon Roth23322345

Top Hitters

BarnegatGame Stats
Nick Malinowski1-3, 2B, HBP, 2 RBI
Quentin Torres1-2, BB, 2 RBI
LaceyGame Stats
Anthony Eckerson4-4, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ethan Anderson2-3, 3B, BB, R, RBI
Michael Marcus2-3, BB, 2 R
Brayden Messina2-4, 2 R, RBI
Joey Preston1-3, R


No. 3 Donovan Catholic 9, Pinelands 4

Donovan (2-1, 2-1)0404010981
Pinelands (0-3, 0-3)0040000444


Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Hunter Lefkus34421660
Liam Scallon (W, 1-0)40004567
Kaden Inman (L, 0-1)3.13605586
Landon Siedenfaden2.25312154
Joey Wainen10002328

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Dave Yorke3-4, 2B, BB, R, RBI
John Busco1-3, R, 2 RBI
Hunter Johnson1-3, BB, R, RBI
Henry Rezai1-3, 2 BB, 2 RBI
Joe Maier1-4, BB, 2 R
PinelandsGame Stats
Kaden Inman2-3, 2B, RBI
T.J. Nugent1-1, R
Dan Maher1-4, R, RBI
Mason Griffiths3 BB, R




Middlesex 5, Marlboro 3

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Middlesex (2-3)2030000541


Mason Alexander (L, 0-1)33544475
Sujay Sesha31000336
Chris Kozack (W)773326110

Top Hitters

MarlboroGame Stats
Joe Santos1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
Anthony Martino2-3, 2B
Paul Santos1-3, 3B, BB, R
MiddlesexGame Stats
Frank Berta1-2, BB, R, RBI
Dominic Long1-3, RBI

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