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Class A North

CBA 12, Long Branch 1

Gavin Kus and Jack Greenspan each had three hits, including a double and two RBI, to lead the Colts (6-9, 4-7) to a win over the Green Wave (2-17, 0-11). Kus finished 3-for-5 and Greenspan was 3-for-4 with two runs scored.

Joe Figliolino also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Liam Sweeney was 1-for-4 with two RBI for CBA.

Mike Kelly pitched four shutout innings to earn the win, allowing four hits and no walks while striking out eight.

Tyler Abbot and Xavier Camacho each went 1-for-3 to lead Long Branch, with Abbot doubling and Camacho driving in the lone Green Wave run.

 

Howell 12, No. 8 Middletown South 10

Antonio Gatti, Jeremiah Wojenski and Ryan Bilello each drove in two runs - including a combined four in a seven-run sixth inning - and the Rebels (11-9, 5-6) rallied from an 8-0 deficit to beat the Eagles (13-6, 5-6).

Gatti smoked an RBI double to center to cut the Middletown South lead to 10-8, then Bilello plated the tying runs two batters later with a two-run single. A passed ball broke the tie and Wojenski made it 12-10 with an RBI single to cap a 4-for-4 game at the plate. Gatti, meanwhile, finished 2-for-4 with two doubles.

Bilello's two-run single was a pinch-hit at-bat and one inning earlier, in the same slot in the lineup, Nick Gomes delivered a pinch-hit, RBI double that cut Middletown South's lead to 9-5. Gatti also hit the first of his two RBI doubles in the bottom of the fifth.

Thomas Strauch was 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI as well for Howell.

Howell committed seven errors in the game and helped hand Middletown South a 2-0 first-inning lead with two errors on the same play trying to defend against a double-steal with runners on the corners.

Ben Schild (2-for-4) added an RBI double in the third and plated two more with a two-run single in the five-run fourth for the Eagles. Will Christopher also smacked a two-run double in the fourth, while Greg Trezza contributed a sacrifice fly in the fourth and an RBI single in the fifth that made it 9-2.

 

Marlboro 9, No. 3 Manalapan 8

Alex Jankowski went 3-for-4 with a double, triple and three RBI, including the go-ahead RBI double to help the Mustangs (11-7, 8-5) top the Braves (14-4, 8-3) in a tight, high-scoring A North game.

The first four hitters in the Marlboro lineup were the difference, with Joe Lomangino going 3-for-5 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI, starting pitcher Mark Capell 2-for-3 with a double, two runs and an RBI, and Nick Wright going 2-for-3 with three runs scored in the win.

Tom Guidice doubled and drove in three and Anthony Matrone also hit a ground-rule double for Manalapan, which answered a four-run Marlboro first with four runs of its own in the bottom of the frame.

 

No. 7 Freehold Twp. 6, No. 9 Middletown North 1

Senior Matt Villapiano pitched a two-hitter with 10 strikeouts and the Patriots (12-7, 10-3) beat the Lions (10-6, 6-5) to take over first place in the Class A North division race with one game remaining on their division schedule.

Villapiano walked two and the lone run he allowed was unearned.

Zach Gorman was 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBI and two stolen bases to lead the Freehold Township offense. Chris Corchado also went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and John Abrahamsen clocked a solo home run for the Patriots. Nick Kolozsvary also went 2-for-4 with two runs in the win.

Danny Frontera singled to score Matt Adamson - who had the other hit for the Lions - for Middletown North's lone run. Tony Sansone took the loss on the mound and threw 80 pitches for Middletown North.

 

 

Class A Central

No. 5 Ocean 7, Monmouth 2

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Ocean (13-6)0010240793
Monmouth (7-10)1000100261

Pitching

OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Callano (W)6 5211992
Matt King11001017
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Evan Schade (L)56332596
Christian Zito0.23421125
James Kelly 1.1000007

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
George Krenkel1-2, BB, HBP, 2 R
Kevin Novobilsky3-4, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Nick Vaughn1-4, RBI
Dillon Downs1-4, 2 RBI
Zach Robinson1-2, BB, R
MonmouthGame Stats
Brett Minto3-4, RBI
Zach Lopes1-4, R

 

No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 6, Raritan 3 (9 Innings)

Starting pitcher Sean Griggs did not last long enough to earn the win, but he did deliver the tie-breaking two-run double in the top of the ninth inning that gave the Caseys (16-3, 10-2) a crucial win over the Rockets (8-8, 7-4) in their pursuit for the Class A Central division championship.

Griggs allowed three runs - one earned - over five innings before turning the ball over to Dom Malamacci, who earned the win with four scoreless innings of relief. Malamacci allowed two hits, one walk and struck out four.

Griggs finished 1-for-3 with a pair of walks and three RBI to lead RBC's offense. Nico Gonzalez and Frank Scrivanic each finished 1-for-5 with an RBI, with Gonzalez tacking on an RBI single in the top of the ninth. Shane Panzini also went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI for the Caseys, while both Anthony Borriello (1-for-3) and Matt Scrivanic (1-for-4) each added a hit and two runs scored.

Alex Dekis went 2-for-4 with a game-tying RBI double in the bottom of the fifth to lead Raritan. Justin Rivera also went 2-for-4 with a run scored, Rob Scarola was 2-for-5 with a run scored and Billy Tigar went 1-for-4 with an RBI for the Rockets.

Kai Kruk put up six straight scoreless innings in relief of starter Ben Hutchins, but blinked in his seventh inning of work thanks to an error that led to two unearned runs. Kruk scattered six hits, walked two, struck out three and threw 77 pitches in his seven innings.

 

Holmdel 12, St. Rose 2 (5 Innings)

Jason Sparkes went 3-for-3 with a triple and two RBI to ignite the Hornets (9-10, 6-5) to a win over the Purple Roses (4-13, 3-9).

John Spallin (2-for-2) and James Vallillo (2-for-3) each doubled, singled and drove in two for Holmdel. Louie Curcio went 1-for-4 with three RBI, Andrew Woodward was 1-for-4 with a triple and an RBI and Brett Hilsheimer went 1-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Holmdel.

Brendan Cieplensky pitched up the win with a complete-game four-hitter for Holmdel.

Shane Killeen went 2-for-2 with a run scored to lead St. Rose.

 

No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven 9, Shore 4

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Rumson-FH (15-4, 8-4)00330219113
Shore (6-12, 0-11)0100120491

Pitching

Rumson-Fair HavenIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Amendola (W)56222794
Cal Champeau13221228
John Goodes10001118
ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Brett Sweeney (L)4.18655290
Richie Barton0.22223025
Donovan Hughes21102436

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Andrew Schmid2-4, RBI
Reece Moroney2-4
Thomas Elgrim1-4, 2B, RBI
Owen Kenney4-5, RBI
John Bruno1-4, 2B, 3 RBI
ShoreGame Stats
Lucas Rosa2-3, RBI
Trevor Crochet3-4, 2B, RBI
Brett Sweeney2-4, 2 2B
Donovan Hughes1-4, 2B, RBI

 

 

Class A South

Brick Memorial 7, No. 6 Central 0

Cole Manfro pitched a three-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and one walk to give the Mustangs (10-9, 6-6) a win over the Golden Eagles (12-7, 9-4).

Brandon Hulsart was 2-for-2 with an RBI, Jack Flood doubled and drove in one, Brady Leach went 2-for-4 with an RBI, and Reese Hackett was 1-for-4 with an RBI. Ryan Turner also went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored and Joe Gioia drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk.

Evan Agrapides went 2-for-3 with a double for Central.

 

Toms River South 2, Toms River North 0

Aidan Folsom pitched a three-hit shutout to improve to 4-0 and the Indians (7-10, 5-7) topped the Mariners (6-9, 4-6) to sweep the regular-season series and win for the fifth time in seven games.

Toms River South scored both of its runs in the third inning, with Eli McEwan leading off the inning with a double and Tyler Madeo plating the first run with an RBI single Madeo later scored an insurance run on a sacrifice fly by Austin Beard.

 

 

Class B North

Colts Neck 12, Neptune 5

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Neptune (8-10, 5-6) 0011201582
Colts Neck (13-6, 9-2) 303123x12132

Pitching

NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Quincy Esannason (L) 2.166 3 3 1 58
Kevin O’Neill 2.2 5 3 2 2 1 42
Aeden Martin  1 2 3 3 2 2 27
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Christian Rice (W, 2-2) 5 6 4 2 35 97
Collin Kratzer 2 2 1 1 2 4 45

Top Hitters

NeptuneStats
Ryan Cole3-3, R, RBI
Tyler Persico1-4, R
Nick Quagliato1-4, RBI
Kevin O’Neill1-4, 3B, R
Austin Celiberti1-3
Jack Tinik1-2, R
Colts NeckStats
Nick Villani3-4, 2 R
Cameron Knipp1-3
Brad Salamone1-2, R, RBI
Joe Cilea1-3, 2 R
Christian Rice2-3, 2 R, 4 RBI
Ben Goldman3-4, 2 R, RBI
Tyler Spencer2-3, 2 RBI

 

No. 10 Wall 12, Freehold Boro 3

Andrew Fischer and Nick Lovarco both homered and drove in three runs to lead the Crimson Knights (15-5, 10-2) past the Colonials (2-12, 2-9). Fischer was 2-for-3 with a double to go with the home run and Lovarco went 3-for-4 with three runs scored.

Jay Bant went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while Ryan Legere and Max Kaplan each went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Wall.

Jimmy Bertrand allowed one unearned run on two hits and one walk over four innings to pick up the win for Wall.

Mike Kleschinsky was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead Freehold Boro.

 

Manasquan 2, Matawan 1

James Cosgrove pitched a two-hitter on 101 pitches and the Warriors held on to beat the Huskies. Cosgrove allowed one earned run and walked four while striking out nine.

Cosgrove also drove in a run at the plate and Trevor Wells was 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Manasquan.

Mike Caldon took the hard-luck loss for Matawan, giving up two runs on two hits and four walks with 11 strikeouts over five innings and 97 pitches worth of work. Aiden Holeman was 1-for-3 with an RBI to highlight the Huskies lineup.

 

St. John Vianney 12, Red Bank 2 (5 Innings)

Brady Oswick and Kyle Pollack each went 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI and the Lancers (8-5, 7-4) coasted to a win over the Bucs (8-11, 4-8).

Jacob Ramirez and Dan Afflito also went 2-for-3 with two runs scored apiece, with Afflito adding a double and Ramirez roping a triple for the Lancers. Nick Ferraioli made it five St. John Vianney players to go 2-for-3 and he also drove in a run. Matteo Pasculli also chipped in with a home run and two RBI in the win.

Ryan Sekman picked up the victory on the mound, allowing two runs on three hits and a walk over four innings while striking out six and throwing 71 pitches.

Gus Del Pra and Jackson Hyman each went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI to lead Red Bank.

 

 

Class B Central

Ranney 10, Mater Dei Prep 0

Diego Tavarez and Ryan Kraushaar combined on a two-hit shutout and the Panthers (13-4, 9-0) blanked the Seraphs (1-12, 1-8) to clinch the outright Class B Central championship for the first time in program history.

 

 

Class B South

Barnegat 11, Pinelands 4

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Barnegat (11-7, 8-3)621020011103
Pinelands (0-13, 0-11)0031000430

Pitching

BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Jared Schworn (W)4.23404687
Tyler DelPercio2.10000324
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Jack Lawrie.24663140
Hunter Theuret1.13333140
Brendan Sweeney2.01223038
Anthony Weedo3.02001342

Top Hitters

BarnegatGame Stats
Bryan Snowden1-4, 3B, BB, R, RBI
Kyle Moore1-3, 3B, 2 BB, R, 4 RBI
Nick Danbrowney3-4, 2B, 2 R, BB
Jared Schworn1-2, 3 BB, 2 R, RBI
PinelandsGame Stats
Michael Schaffer1-3, BB, R, RBI
Alex Ulrich1-3, RBI

 

 

Non-Conference

Nottingham 1, Point Boro 0

Freshman Bryson Kirby pitched a three-hit complete game and did not allow an earned run, but the Panthers (3-12) could not back him up in a loss to the North Stars.