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Class A Central

No. 9 Ocean 10, St. Rose 0 (5 Innings)

Sophomore Shane Garrett pitched a two-hitter over five innings with no walks and two strikeouts and the Spartans (12-6, 8-3) coasted to a win over the Purple Roses (4-12, 3-8).

Senior Dillon Downs was 1-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI and senior Nick Callano went 1-for-4 with a double, a run and an RBI to help key the Ocean offense.

Senior Nick Vaughn was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Garrett (1-for-3), senior Kevin Novobilsky (1-for-3), junior Jack Zabarsky (1-for-2, two runs) and sophomores Riley Morrow (1-for-3) and George Krenkel each drove in a run for Ocean.

Sophomore Jack Lomerson tripled for one of St. Rose's two hits and finished 1-for-2.

 

Class A South

Central 3, No. 1 Jackson Memorial 1

Junior Cam Leiter pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts and three walks and singled home the first run of a three-run third inning for Central as the Golden Eagles upended the Jaguars, snapping their nine-game winning streak and dealing Jackson Memorial its first loss to a Shore Conference opponent in 2021.

Jackson Memorial sophomore Aidan O'Donnell doubled home Junior Andrew Patire with the first run of the game in the top of the third inning and moved to third with none out to threaten a big inning against Leiter. The junior right-hander responded by inducing a comebacker to the mound for the first out, caught O'Donnell trying to score on a wild pitch and struck out the final batter of the inning to escape the threat.

Central did its damage in the fourth, which began with a leadoff triple by senior Trevor Coltenback. Leiter stepped up and singled through the middle to tie the game at 1-1 and sophomore Anthony Musso followed with a single and freshman Cristian Soto a walk to load the bases with none out.

After Jackson Memorial replaced starter Charlie Meglio with Anthony Mehmet and Central junior Billy Sottilare greeted him with an RBI single to give Central a 2-1 lead. Mehmet gave up just one more base-runner in the inning on an intentional walk, but that came after freshman Dom Masino plated a third Central run with an RBI ground out.

Mehmet retired the side in order in his final two innings and, in all, did not allow an earned run in three innings of work while striking out three and surrendering just the one hit by Sottilare and an intentional walk to senior Evan Agrapides.

Leiter, however, was almost equally perfect. From the fourth inning on, he retired 12 of the 13 batters he faced, with just a two-out hit-by-pitch in the bottom of the sixth disrupting the run of retired batters.

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Pitching

MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Cam Leiter (W, 3-1)71113695
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Charlie Meglio (L, 2-2)35331260
Anthony Mehmet31001335

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Aidan O’Donnell1-2, 2B, RBI
CentralGame Stats
Cam Leiter1-3, R, RBI
Billy Sottilare1-3, RBI
Trevor Coltenback1-3, 3B, R
Anthony Musso1-3, R
Dom Masino1-2, BB, RBI
Evan Agrapides1-2, BB

 

 

Class B Central

Keansburg 13, Henry Hudson 0 (5 Innings)

Senior Connor Graf pitched a five-inning two-hitter and four Keansburg players drove in two runs apiece as the Titans (4-8, 3-7) handled the Admirals (2-12, 2-8) for their third in in five games following a 1-6 start.

Graf struck out five, walked three and completed the game in 79 pitches to pitch up the win and also went 2-for-4 with two runs and two RBI at the plate.

Senior Rian Rivera was 2-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and two RBI, senior Andrew Valle went 1-for-3 with a homer and two RBI and senior Louis Chalmers was 1-for-2 with two runs and two RBI.

Senior Waylon Manoes also went 3-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI and junior Victor Matay was 1-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI in the win.

Freshman Aidan Winters accounted for both Henry Hudson hits and finished the game 2-for-3.

Keyport 16, Mater Dei Prep 6 (6 Innings)

Winning pitcher Jack DiPaolo went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI and the Red Raiders broke open a 6-4 game with a four-run third inning to pull away from the Seraphs.

Junior Anthony Longo reached base five times, finishing 2-for-2 with a triple, three walks, two RBI and five runs scored. Junior D.J. Thomson also reach safely in all four of his trips to the plate, going 2-for-2 with a double, two walks, a run and an RBI.

Senior Sean Lachky went 2-for-3 with four RBI, senior Jake Mitchell was 2-for-3 with two doubles, four runs scored and an RBI, and sophomore Mason Hospital went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBI for Keyport.

DiPaolo allowed four unearned runs on three hits over his four innings with six strikeouts and no walks. The junior right-hander threw 65 pitches before turning the game over to Lachky.

Junior Jake Jacobsen was 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBI for Mater Dei while Cole Devaney was 1-for-2 with a double and two RBI in the loss.

 

Class B South

Jackson Liberty 3, Point Boro 0

Senior Jake Hickman broke a scoreless tie with a one-out RBI single in the top of the seventh and classmate Sean Yurgel followed with a two-run single to make the difference in a Lions (8-6, 7-3) win over the Panthers (3-11, 2-10).

Seniors Garrett Drew, Carl Barth and Dan Keenan combined on a six-hit shutout, with Drew striking out three over the first two innings and Barth fanning five and walking one during innings three through six. Keenan pitched a clean seventh inning with two strikeouts to nail down the save.

Drew and R.J. Vashey each finished 2-for-3 at the plate for Jackson Liberty.

Sophomore Eric Anolonis took the loss for Point Boro, pitching all seven innings and allowing three earned runs on nine hits and two walks while punching out four on 105 pitches. Sophomore Connor Cilento went 2-for-4 and freshman Ryan Acquisto was 1-for-3 with a double at the plate for Point Boro.

Lacey 8, No. 10 Manchester 1

Senior Matt Kaliske jumpstarted Lacey with a two-run home run in the first and classmate Brandon DeAngelo broke the game open with a three-run double in the bottom of the fifth to spark the Lions (10-6, 7-3) to a win over the Hawks (8-7, 5-5).

With the win, Lacey keeps pace with Barnegat and Jackson Liberty for second place in the Class B South race, with all three trailing first-place Donovan Catholic by a game in the division standings.

Seniors Donnie Kirk and Jacob Bowles each went 2-for-4, with Kirk driving in a pair of runs. Senior Nick Zarycki picked up the win by pitching 4 2/3 innings and allowing one earned run on seven hits, no walks and five strikeouts.

Junior Mike Todaro pitched out of trouble in the top of the fifth inning to keep the score at 2-1 and Lacey broke the game open with five in the bottom of the inning to go up 7-1.

Junior Logan Duffy went 3-for-4 with two doubles and junior Mike Damato drove him in with an RBI single in the fifth. Junior Joe Pati look the loss for Manchester, pitching into the fifth inning.

 

Non-Division

Holmdel 4, Point Beach 0

Senior Brett Hilsheimer hit a two-run double to extend the Holmdel lead to 3-0 in the fifth and the Hornets (8-9) blanked the Garnet Gulls (8-6) behind a six shutout innings by sophomore Max Woodward.

Woodward allowed four hits, struck out six, walked two and navigated through his six frames on 100 pitches. Elliot Chun pitched a scoreless seventh to close out the win and complete the shutout.

Senior Dave Terra-Nova went 2-for-4 to lead Point Beach at the plate.

Brick Memorial 10, Raritan 4

Senior Cole Manfro (2-for-3, three RBI), senior Brandon Hulsart (2-for-4, two RBI) and junior Ryan Turner (2-for-3, three RBI) all homered and combined for eight RBI to lead the Mustangs (9-8) to a win over the Rockets (8-7).

Senior Reese Hackett also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and junior Anthony Martino was 1-for-4 with an RBI for Brick Memorial.

Sophomore Brady Leech lasted six innings and 82 pitches to pick up the win before junior Ryan Mulcahey closed it out.

Senior Justin Kylik and junior Alex Dekis each went 3-for-4 for Raritan, with Kylik doubling and driving in a run. Senior Luke O'Hea was 2-for-4 with a triple and a run scored, sophomore Bill Tigar was 2-for-4 with an RBI, and juniors Ron Scarola and Justin Rivera each went 1-for-3 with an RBI in the loss.

Shore 15, Long Branch 5 (5 Innings)

Senior Trevor Crochet went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI and junior Rylan Fegan tripled, walked three times and drove in two to highlight a Blue Devils (6-11) win over the Green Wave (2-15).

Senior Danny Smith pitched 2 1/3 innings of relief without allowing an earned run and surrendering just one hit. Smith struck out four and picked up the win.

Senior Dave Rodriguez was 1-for-2 with two RBI to lead Long Branch.

Manasquan 7, No. 7 Freehold Twp. 5

Junior Ryan Deegan went 2-for-3 with a triple, home run and five RBI to carry the Warriors (4-12) to an upset of the seventh-ranked Patriots (11-6).

Senior Sean McWalters allowed one earned run on three hits over five innings to earn the win, striking out six, walking one and throwing 79 pitches before junior Luca Marshall came on to close it out with two innings of work.

Juniors James Cosgrove and Mike Antonucci each went 1-for-2 with a run scored, with Cosgrove cracking a double to account for his hit.

Seniors Chris Corchado and Nick Kolozsvary each went 2-for-4 for Freehold Township, with Corchado doubling and driving in three and Kolozsvary scoring twice. Senior Patrick Burns also went 1-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and an RBI in the loss.

 

Cancellations and Postponements

Lakewood at Barnegat - Canceled

Middletown South at Ranney - Canceled