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Class B South

Lacey 10, Point Boro 0 (6 Innings)

Senior Jacob Bowles fired a six-inning no-hitter with six strikeouts and one walk and the Lions blanked the reigning Ocean County Tournament champion Panthers to open up their season. Bowles finished off the no-no on 75 pitches.

Bowles also had a big day at the plate, finishing 3-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs scored and an RBI. Senior Matt Kaliske starred on offense as well, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI.

Sophomore Zach Mohr added a pair of RBI for Lacey and finished 1-for-2 at the plate.

 

Non-Division

Rumson-Fair Haven 12, Red Bank 2 (6 Innings)

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Red Bank (0-1)000101x243
Rumson-FH (1-0)100182x12120

Pitching

Red BankIPHRERBBSOPC
Andrew Glauber (L, 0-1)43212787
Cole Armond0.15552016
Matt Keegen1.14550143
Rumson-FHIPHRERBBSOPC
Jackson Hinchliffe (W, 1-0) 642201183

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Andrew Glauber3-3, HR, 2B, RBI
Sean O’Mara1-3, HR, RBI
Rumson-FHGame Stats
Andrew Schmid3-4, HR, 4 RBI
Reece Moroney1-4, 2 RBI
Thomas Elgrim1-4, 2B, RBI
Brian Doherty2-2, BB, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Charlie Tallman1-2, BB, 2 R, RBI

 

No. 6 Middletown North 2, Holmdel 1 (8 Innings)

Senior Danny Frontera pitched five scoreless innings and jumpstarted the winning rally with a double in the top of the eighth as the Lions outlasted the Hornets for an opening-day win.

Frontera allowed two hits and struck out 10 in his five scoreless frames before passing the ball to younger brother and sophomore Ryan Frontera. Ryan Frontera picked up the win with three strikeouts and a pair of hits allowed in three innings of work.

Danny Frontera's double set Middletown North up with runners on second and third and none out in the top of the eighth and with one out and the bases loaded, senior Matt Adamson scored on an error on a ball hit by senior Tony Sansone. Adamson also singled and scored in the top of the first inning.

Senior catcher Jason Sparkes went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and scored on a game-tying RBI single by sophomore Tim Haggerty in the bottom of the sixth.

Holmdel senior left-hander Jake Umans allowed one earned run on six hits and no walks over seven innings while striking out six to take the no-decision. Senior Andrew Woodward allowed the unearned run in the eighth and took the loss.

Holmdel pushed the tying run to third base in the bottom of the eighth but could not extend the game to the ninth.

 

Middletown South 5, Manchester 1

Senior Mike Keenan struck out six over five innings to notch the win and seniors Greg Trezza and Joe Stanzione, as well as junior Evan Wood, stepped up at the plate to lead the Eagles to a win over the Hawks on opening day.

Trezza had a perfect 3-for-3 game at the plate and Wood delivered a pair of RBI in a 2-for-3 day at the dish. Stanzione was 2-for-4 with an RBI for Middletown South.

Seniors Jack Shea and Mike Cowell each pitched an inning to close out the win, with Shea firing a perfect sixth inning and Cowell punching out two around one hit in the seventh.

Junior Logan Duffy doubled and scored on one of two hits by junior Mike Damato (2-for-3) to stake Manchester to a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning. Sophomore Joe Sclarma took the loss with four innings of work in his first varsity start and junior Joe Pati allowed an unearned run in two innings of relief.

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Manchester (0-1)1000000170
Midd. South (1-0)121001X5101

Pitching

ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Sclama (L, 0-1)47445279
Joe Pati23100125
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Keenan (W, 1-0) 5 6 11 0667
Jack Shea10000110
Mike Cowell11000215

Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
Mike Damato 2-3, RBI
Logan Duffy1-3, 2B, R
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Evan Wood2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Joe Stanzione2-4, RBI
Greg Trezza3-3
Matt Pontari2-3, 2B, RBI
Mike Cowell1-2, R

 

Ocean 11, Manasquan 1 (5 Innings)

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Manasquan (0-1)00100XX144
Ocean (1-0) 20144XX1170

Pitching

ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Luca Marshall (L, 0-1)68
James Cosgrove.40
OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Callano (W, 1-0)541121179

Top Hitters

OceanStats
Kevin Novobilsky3-3, HR, 4 RBI
Nick Vaughn2-2, 3B, RBI
Zach Robinson1-3, 3 RBI

 

Matawan 15, Mater Dei Prep 0 (5 Innings)

Senior Mike Caldon and junior Jake Brigandi each homered and drove in four runs and the Huskies used an 11-run third inning to bury the Seraphs on opening day.

Caldon finished 2-for-4 and Brigandi's homer was his lone hit of the game. Meanwhile, senior Luke Elliot went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and three stolen bases in the win.

Senior left-hander Tim Egan struck out nine and walked one over five one-hit, shutout innings to earn the win.

Senior Jack Olausen picked up the lone Mater Dei hit and finished 1-for-2.

 

Ranney 14, Brick Memorial 8

Senior Dev Bhatnagar blasted three home runs and drove in five runs and the Panthers coasted by the Mustangs for a memorable opening-day win.

Sophomore Nick Coniglio allowed one earned run over 5 1/3 innings to pick up the win on the mound. Junior Charlie Chropuvka also went 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles and three RBI at the plate.

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Brick Mem (0-1)0020042861
Ranney (1-0)230135x14165

Pitching

Brick MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Cole Manfro (L, 0-1)49664087
Joe Gioia1.16550126
Matt Mancini0.21333021
RanneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Coniglio (W, 1-0)5.12413896

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Joey Nolan1-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Ryan Turner1-2, 2B, 2 R
RanneyGame Stats
Dev Bhatnagar4-4, 3 HR, 5 RBI
Charlie Chropuvka2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Jack Tallent4-4, 4 RBI
Lou Spadafora2-4, 2 R
Jack Renaud1-3, 2B, R
Brett Wehringer1-3, 3 R, RBI

 

Monmouth 15, Henry Hudson 3 (5 Innings)

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Monmouth (1-0)3732xxx15110

Pitching

Henry HudsonIPHRERBBSOPC
Aidan Winters (L, 0-1) 2 7 10951
Nick Dowd245531
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Christian Zito (W, 1-0) 3 0001841
Tyler Keefer23331321

Top Hitters

Henry HudsonGame Stats
Trevor Hendrickson 1-2, HR
Nick Bigotto 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
MonmouthGame Stats
Christian Zito2-2, HR, 2B, 4 RBI
James Kelly3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Brian Yadlon2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI

 

Donovan Catholic 7, Marlboro 2

Junior Tyler Hmielewski, junior Anthony Mursko and sophomore Gavin Degnan all smashed run-scoring doubles during the first three innings and the Griffins rode the pitching of senior Matt Colucci, sophomore John Grano and junior Nate Watson to a road win over the Mustangs.

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Donovan (1-0)3021010756
Marlboro (0-1)1000100252

Pitching

Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Colucci (W, 1-0)43111462
John Grano20103142
Nate Watson12000221
MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Alex Jankowski (L, 0-1)34624268
Jake Kalfayan30104565
Alex D’Ambrosio11000320

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Tyler Hmielewski2-4, 2B, RBI
Anthony Mursko1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Gavin Degnan1-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Rocco Scarpitti1-4, 2B, R
MarlboroGame Stats
Alex D’Ambrosio1-2, 2 RBI
Nick Wright1-3, 2 R
Julian Buchman1-4, 2B

 

No. 7 Wall 10, St. Rose 5

Senior Max Kaplan (2-for-4) drilled a solo home run and a two-run double to help spark a come-from-behind win for the Crimson Knights over the Purple Roses, which jumped out to a 5-2 lead.

Kaplan's solo blast was one of three Wall homers, with junior Andrew Fischer (1-for-2) crushing a two-run shot to open the scoring and junior Nick Lovarco (2-for-4 with a double and two runs) connecting on a game-tying two-run homer to tie the score at 5-5.

Junior Jerry Winchester also went 1-for-3 with a double for Wall.

Bobby Leete earned the win in relief for Wall with three scoreless innings in backing up starter Jimmy Bertrand (three earned runs on nine hits over four frames).

Junior Matt Gowen and sophomore Ryan Murray each went 2-for-3, while senior Logan Boag, junior Ryan Rogers and freshman Jack Tiernan each went 2-for-4 with a double for St. Rose. Gowen also scored twice and Tierney and Murray each drove in a run.

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St. Rose (0-1)12020005132

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Jimmy Bertrand49530156
Bobby Leete (W, 1-0)34000236
St. RoseIPHRERBBSOPC
Jack Lomerson (L, 0-1)5.14663378
Shane Killeen1.24423251

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Max Kaplan2-4, 2B, HR, R, 3 RBI
Nick Lovarco2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Andrew Fischer1-2, HR, 2 RBI
Jerry Winchester1-3, 2B, RBI
St. RoseGame Stats
Ryan Rogers2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Jack Tiernan2-4, 2B, RBI
Logan Boag2-4, 2B, R
Matt Gowen2-3, 2 R
Ryan Murray2-3

 

No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 2, No. 5 Toms River North 0

Senior Shane Panzini fired a two-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts and two walks and the Caseys scratched across enough offense to beat the Mariners.

Senior shortstop Sean Ettore broke a scoreless tie with a one-out RBI single to through the right side in the top of the fifth to plate freshman Sean Griggs. RBC added an insurance run in the top of the seventh on a two-out RBI single by Anthony Borriello, which also chased home Griggs. The freshman leftfielder reached base in all three of his plate appearances.

Senior shortstop Nick Mortellito singled off Panzini to lead off the game and the only other hit the Mariners mustered against the Virginia commit was a bunt single by senior centerfielder Zach Goodale. RBC did not commit an error behind Panzini and two of the four Toms River North baserunners were wiped off the board by sophomore catcher Shane Andrus, who hosed two would-be base-stealers - including Goodale at third as the tying run in the sixth inning.

Panzini's fastball velocity clocked in at 96 miles-per-hour on multiple pitches during the first two innings and sat at 92-to-93 from innings three through seven with the occasional 94.

Toms River North senior Brandon Valles limited Red Bank Catholic to a pair of runs on six hits over seven innings while walking one and striking out five.

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TR North (0-1)0000000021

Pitching

Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Shane Panzini (W, 1-0)720021497
Toms River NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Valles (L, 0-1)76221594

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Sean Griggs2-2, BB, 2 R
Sean Ettore1-3, RBI
Anthony Borriello1-4, RBI
Toms River NorthGame Stats
Nick Mortellito1-3, SB
Zach Goodale1-2, SB

 

Jackson Liberty 4, Raritan 3 (8 Innings)

Junior R.J. Vashey knocked in classmate Garrett Drew with the game-winning run on an RBI single in the top of the eighth and the Lions rallied for a road win over the Rockets to open the season.

Jackson Liberty tied the game in the top of the seventh on a one-out RBI single by senior Jake Hickman to score junior Nick Conti, who walked and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by senior Dan Keenan.

Keenan earned the win with two perfect innings of relief, during which he struck out four of the six batters he faced.

Raritan plated all three of its runs in the bottom of the fifth on errors by Jackson Liberty on back-to-back plays with two out in the inning.

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Raritan (0-1)00003000342

Pitching

Jackson LibertyIPHRERBBSOPC
Ethan Bloomfield64302272
Dan Keenan (W, 1-0)20000422
RaritanIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Gonzalez4.21113478
Rob Scarola1.11112023
Ben Hutchins (L, 0-1)22220018

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Brett Benecke1-2, R, SB
R.J. Vashey1-4, 2 RBI
Jake Hickman1-4, RBI
Carl Barth1-3, 2 SB
RaritanGame Stats
Alex Dekis1-2, R
Ben Hutchins1-2, R

 

No. 9 Howell 8, Toms River South 3

Senior right-hander Vin Impresa helped his cause with a two-run double during a three-run fourth for Howell and the Rebels pulled out a win over the Indians to open their season in winning fashion.

Junior Devon Smith gave Howell the lead for good with a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth and fellow junior Thomas Strauch followed with an RBI single to extend the lead to 5-3.

Toms River South pulled even in the bottom of the fifth on a two-run home run by senior Ryan Mackle.

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TR South (0-1)0010200361

Pitching

HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Vin Impresa (W, 1-0)5.163221196
Daniel Furlong (SV, 1)1.20000120
Toms River SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Schifilliti33321557
Jake Wilber (L, 0-1)35222356
Chris Yuro01221011
 Will Enderson0.12110012
Chris Clark0.2000004

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Chris Ellison3-4, 3 2B, 2 R, RBI
Vin Impresa2-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Daniel Furlong2-4, 2 RBI
Ryan Behnken2-3, R
Thomas Strauch1-4, RBI
Nick Todisco1-1, 2B, RBI
Toms River SouthGame Stats
Ryan Mackle1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Ty Gibson2-3
Aiden Folsom1-3, R

 

Cancellations and Postponements

Class B Central

Keansburg at Point Beach – Canceled

Non-Division

Long Branch at Neptune – Canceled

Toms River East at Barnegat – Canceled

Non-Conference

No. 4 St. John Vianney at St. Peter’s Prep – Canceled

 

 

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