Shore Conference (NJ) Baseball Opening Day Scoreboard, 4/19/21
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.
Rumson-Fair Haven 12, Red Bank 2 (6 Innings)
|Red Bank (0-1)||0||0||0||1||0||1||x||2||4||3|
|Andrew Glauber (L, 0-1)||4||3||2||1||2||7||87|
|Jackson Hinchliffe (W, 1-0)||6||4||2||2||0||11||83|
|Red Bank||Game Stats|
|Andrew Glauber||3-3, HR, 2B, RBI|
|Sean O’Mara||1-3, HR, RBI|
|Andrew Schmid||3-4, HR, 4 RBI|
|Reece Moroney||1-4, 2 RBI|
|Thomas Elgrim||1-4, 2B, RBI|
|Brian Doherty||2-2, BB, HBP, 2 R, RBI|
|Charlie Tallman||1-2, 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.
|Midd. South (1-0)||1||2||1||0||0||1||X||5||10||1|
|Joe Sclama (L, 0-1)||4||7||4||4||5||2||79|
|Mike Keenan (W, 1-0)||5||6||1||1||0||6||67|
|Mike Damato||2-3, RBI|
|Logan Duffy||1-3, 2B, R|
|Middletown South||Game Stats|
|Evan Wood||2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI|
|Joe Stanzione||2-4, RBI|
|Matt Pontari||2-3, 2B, RBI|
|Mike Cowell||1-2, R|
Ocean 11, Manasquan 1 (5 Innings)
|Luca Marshall (L, 0-1)||68|
|Nick Callano (W, 1-0)||5||4||1||1||2||11||79|
|Kevin Novobilsky||3-3, HR, 4 RBI|
|Nick Vaughn||2-2, 3B, RBI|
|Zach Robinson||1-3, 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.
|Brick Mem (0-1)||0||0||2||0||0||4||2||8||6||1|
|Cole Manfro (L, 0-1)||4||9||6||6||4||0||87|
|Nick Coniglio (W, 1-0)||5.1||2||4||1||3||8||96|
|Brick Memorial||Game Stats|
|Joey Nolan||1-4, 2B, 3 RBI|
|Ryan Turner||1-2, 2B, 2 R|
|Dev Bhatnagar||4-4, 3 HR, 5 RBI|
|Charlie Chropuvka||2-4, 2 2B, 3 RBI|
|Jack Tallent||4-4, 4 RBI|
|Lou Spadafora||2-4, 2 R|
|Jack Renaud||1-3, 2B, R|
|Brett Wehringer||1-3, 3 R, RBI|
Monmouth 15, Henry Hudson 3 (5 Innings)
|Henry Hudson (0-1)||0||0||0||1||2||x||x||3||3||1|
|Aidan Winters (L, 0-1)||2||7||10||9||5||1|
|Christian Zito (W, 1-0)||3||0||0||0||1||8||41|
|Henry Hudson||Game Stats|
|Trevor Hendrickson||1-2, HR|
|Nick Bigotto||1-3, 2B, 2 RBI|
|Christian Zito||2-2, HR, 2B, 4 RBI|
|James Kelly||3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI|
|Brian Yadlon||2-4, 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.
|Matt Colucci (W, 1-0)||4||3||1||1||1||4||62|
|Alex Jankowski (L, 0-1)||3||4||6||2||4||2||68|
|Donovan Catholic||Game Stats|
|Tyler Hmielewski||2-4, 2B, RBI|
|Anthony Mursko||1-3, 2B, 2 RBI|
|Gavin Degnan||1-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI|
|Rocco Scarpitti||1-4, 2B, R|
|Alex D’Ambrosio||1-2, 2 RBI|
|Nick Wright||1-3, 2 R|
|Julian Buchman||1-4, 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.
|St. Rose (0-1)||1||2||0||2||0||0||0||5||13||2|
|Bobby Leete (W, 1-0)||3||4||0||0||0||2||36|
|Jack Lomerson (L, 0-1)||5.1||4||6||6||3||3||78|
|Max Kaplan||2-4, 2B, HR, R, 3 RBI|
|Nick Lovarco||2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI|
|Andrew Fischer||1-2, HR, 2 RBI|
|Jerry Winchester||1-3, 2B, RBI|
|St. Rose||Game Stats|
|Ryan Rogers||2-4, 2B, R, RBI|
|Jack Tiernan||2-4, 2B, RBI|
|Logan Boag||2-4, 2B, R|
|Matt Gowen||2-3, 2 R|
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.
|TR North (0-1)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1|
|Red Bank Catholic||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO||PC|
|Shane Panzini (W, 1-0)||7||2||0||0||2||14||97|
|Toms River North||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO||PC|
|Brandon Valles (L, 0-1)||7||6||2||2||1||5||94|
|Red Bank Catholic||Game Stats|
|Sean Griggs||2-2, BB, 2 R|
|Sean Ettore||1-3, RBI|
|Anthony Borriello||1-4, RBI|
|Toms River North||Game Stats|
|Nick Mortellito||1-3, SB|
|Zach Goodale||1-2, 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.
|Jackson Lib (1-0)||1||0||0||1||0||0||1||1||4||4||2|
|Dan Keenan (W, 1-0)||2||0||0||0||0||4||22|
|Ben Hutchins (L, 0-1)||2||2||2||2||0||0||18|
|Jackson Liberty||Game Stats|
|Brett Benecke||1-2, R, SB|
|R.J. Vashey||1-4, 2 RBI|
|Jake Hickman||1-4, RBI|
|Carl Barth||1-3, 2 SB|
|Alex Dekis||1-2, R|
|Ben Hutchins||1-2, 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.
|TR South (0-1)||0||0||1||0||2||0||0||3||6||1|
|Vin Impresa (W, 1-0)||5.1||6||3||2||2||11||96|
|Daniel Furlong (SV, 1)||1.2||0||0||0||0||1||20|
|Toms River South||IP||H||R||ER||BB||SO||PC|
|Jake Wilber (L, 0-1)||3||5||2||2||2||3||56|
|Chris Ellison||3-4, 3 2B, 2 R, RBI|
|Vin Impresa||2-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI|
|Daniel Furlong||2-4, 2 RBI|
|Ryan Behnken||2-3, R|
|Thomas Strauch||1-4, RBI|
|Nick Todisco||1-1, 2B, RBI|
|Toms River South||Game Stats|
|Ryan Mackle||1-3, HR, 3 RBI|
|Aiden Folsom||1-3, R|
Cancellations and Postponements
Class B Central
Keansburg at Point Beach – Canceled
Long Branch at Neptune – Canceled
Toms River East at Barnegat – Canceled
No. 4 St. John Vianney at St. Peter’s Prep – Canceled