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Class A South

Central 13, Southern 11

Junior Shane Sajewicz went 4-for-6 with a double and four RBI to lead the Golden Eagles over the Rams in a wild opener for both teams.

Senior Trevor Coltenback went 3-for-4 with two RBI and senior Evan Agrapides was 2-for-5 with three runs and two RBI for Central. Golden Eagles freshman Cristian Soto made his high-school debut by going 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI.

 

Class B North

No. 7 Wall 13, Red Bank 3

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Wall (2-0)71104XX13160
Red Bank (0-2)11100XX351

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Burt (W, 1-0)44335891
Ryan Lasko11000214
Red BankIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Ferrogine (L, 0-1)0.25741131
Jack Glassberg3.17331162
Greyson Sandoz0.14332025
Nate Ruth0.2000003

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Gabe Cavozzoni4-4, 2 2B, R, 3 RBI
Max Harrell2-4, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI
Jay Bant3-4, R, 2 RBI
Jerry Winchester2-3, 2 R, RBI
Max Kaplan1-2, HR, 2 R, RBI
Andrew Fischer2-3, R
Justin Cofone1-3, 2 R
Red BankGame Stats
Nate Ruth2-3, 2 RBI
Sean O’Mara1-3, RBI
C.J. Paolino1-1, 2B

 

Class B South

Barnegat 10, Jackson Liberty 0 (6 Innings)

Senior Nick Danbrowney pitched a six-inning shutout and smashed a home run and the Bengals hammered the Lions (1-1) to give coach Dan McCoy his 100th career win, as well as nab an opening-day win.

Junior Jared Schworn also belted two home runs and junior Bryan Snowden went a perfect 4-for-4 in the Barnegat rout.

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Jackson Lib. (1-1, 0-1)000000X031
Barnegat (1-0, 1-0)311104X10180

Pitching

Jackson LibertyIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Sasso (L, 0-1)1.25441440
Carl Barth 2.15210334
Garrett Drew28441332
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Danbrowney (W, 1-0)630011289

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyStats
Dan Keenan1-3, 2B
Carl Barth1-3, 2B
BarnegatStats
Bryan Snowden3-3, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Nick Danbrowney2-3, HR, 2B, 2 RBI
Jared Schworn4-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 3 RBI
Bruce Davenport2-3
Ryan Kulpa2-3

 

Non-Division

No. 8 Freehold Twp. 15, Freehold Boro 9

Seniors Zach Gorman, Patrick Burns and Chris Corchado led an offensive assault that paced the Patriots (1-0) to a win over the rival Colonials (0-1) to open the season for both teams.

Gorman finished 3-for-5 with a double and three RBI, Corchado went 2-for-5 with a triple and two RBI and Burns was 2-for-4 with a triple and an RBI in the win. Senior Nick Kolozsvary also went 1-for-4 with two runs and an RBI for Freehold Township.

Senior Matt Villapiano struck out eight in four innings to earn the win, allowing three earned runs on three hits and a walk while throwing 88 pitches.

Senior Dominic Granata went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI to lead Freehold, which cut a 10-3 deficit to 10-9 with four runs in the fifth inning and two in the sixth.

 

Brick 5, St. Rose 3

Junior Nick Hoheb came through with a pinch-hit, go-ahead, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Green Dragons rallied for a win over the Purple Roses.

Senior Ryan Duffy added an RBI single in the three-run sixth for Brick.

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St. Rose (0-2)1020000352
Brick (1-0)100013X583

Pitching

St. RoseIPHRERBBSOPC
Jack Tiernan53 223 689
Jack Crawford (L, 0-1)15330019
BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
Ethan Gonzalez 4 5 3 0 3678
John Wade (W, 1-0)30001648

Top Hitters

St. RoseGame Stats
Jack Lomerson 2-3, 2 RBI
Tom Turnbach 0-1, Sac Fly, RBI
Logan Boag 1-4, R
BrickGame Stats
Nick Hoheb1-1, 2 RBI
Robbie Blair2-3, 2B, R
Ryan Duffy2-3, R, RBI
John Wade1-3, Sac Fly, RBI
Brian Yakovchuk1-4 RBI

 

Matawan 9,  Holmdel 4

Winning pitcher Mike Caldon cracked a two-run double as part of a six-run Matawan fifth and a four-RBI game as the Huskies (2-0) rode their late offensive breakthrough to a win over the Hornets (0-2).

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Matawan (2-0)00026019111
Holmdel (0-2)0110110493

Pitching

MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Caldon (W, 1-0)68431685
Brandon Falco11000225
HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
J.V. Lobifaro3.24205363
Max Woodward15500030
Christian Gravier1.12223026
James Hanley10001118

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Mike Caldon1-3, 2B, 2 BB, 4 RBI, 3 SB
Eli Gries-Smith2-3, R, 2 RBI
Jack Lacovara2-4, RBI
Dom Salot2-3, 2 R
Luke Elliot2-3, R
Tim Egan1-3, 2 R, RBI
Jake Brigandi1-4, 2 R
HolmdelGame Stats
Tim Haggerty2-2, 2B, RBI
Brett Hilsheimer2-4, 2B, RBI
James Hanley2-3, 2B, 2 R
Reese Goldberg2-3, RBI

 

Colts Neck 10, No. 2 Manalapan 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Dave Cohen drove in four runs and junior Anthony Gubitosi fired a five-inning two-hitter with nine strikeouts to give the Cougars a convincing win over the Braves to open the season.

Cohen hit a bases-clearing double during a four-run fourth inning that put Colts Neck ahead, 9-0. He also plated a run with a sacrifice fly in the third and his single to left in the second led to the game's first run when the ball was misplayed in the outfield.

Junior Joe Cilea added an RBI triple to right in the three-run second and doubles by seniors Cameron Knipp and Matt Jacobson - with the later driving in the former - ended the game via the 10-run rule in the bottom of the fifth.

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Manalapan (0-1)00000XX024
Colts Neck (1-0)03241XX10102

Pitching

ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Justin Simone (L, 0-1)2.25530249
Liam Martin0.21331018
Dylan Shaffer14220122
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Gubitosi (W, 1-0)52003980

Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Anthony Matteis1-2, 2B
Chris Marzo0-0, 3 BB
Cristian Bernardini1-2
Colts NeckGame Stats
Dave Cohen2-2, 2B, R, 4 RBI
Christian Rice2-3, 2 R, RBI
Brad Salamone2-3, 2 R
Joe Cilea1-3, 3B, RBI
Cameron Knipp1-3, 2B, R
Matt Jacobson1-2, 2B, R, RBI
Ben Goldman1-2, R, RBI

 

Brick Memorial 5, Donovan Catholic 1

Senior Aiden Patella cracked a two-run home run during a three-run second inning and sophomore right-hander Brady Leach turned in a dominant outing in his first varsity start on the mound to lead the Mustangs to a bounceback win over the Griffins.

Senior Cole Manfro added an insurance run for Brick Memorial with an RBI double in the bottom of the fifth.

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Donovan Cath. (1-1)1000000122
Brick Mem. (1-1)130010x592

Pitching

Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Brian Padilla (L, 0-1)36440551
Bob Nosti33100445
Brick MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Brady Leach (W, 1-0)62111388
Brandon Hulsart10000111

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Andrew Bonick2-3, R
Brick MemorialGame Stats
Aiden Patella1-2, HR, 2 RBI
Cole Manfro2-3, 2B, RBI
Reese Hackett2-3, 2 R
Ryan Mulcahey1-2, RBI
Joe Cordi1-3, R, RBI
Joey Nolan1-3, 2B
Brady Leach1-3, R

 

 

Non-Conference

St. Augustine 5, No. 1 Jackson Memorial 4

Brody McKenzie delivered a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the seventh and the Hermits rallied from an early 4-0 deficit to beat the Jaguars (0-1).

St. Augustine rallied against Jackson Memorial ace, whose perfect high-school record (8-0) remained intact despite surrendering the lead in the bottom of the fifth. McKenzie also came through with the game-tying hit - an RBI double off Potok.

Sophomore Charlie Meglio took the loss in relief, striking out a pair in the bottom of the sixth.

Junior Zach Crotchfelt drove in two runs for Jackson Memorial, which jumped out to a 4-0 lead by the end of the second inning.

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Jackson Mem. (0-1)3100000474
St. Augustine (1-0)0300101562

Pitching

Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Potok54421995
Charlie Meglio (L, 0-1)1.22111227
St. AugustineIPHRERBBSOPC
Jackson Vanesko45444286
Andrew Gaines (W, 1-0)32000442

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialStats
Zach Crotchfelt1-3, 2 RBI
Chris Cartnick2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Zach Rogacki3-4, 2 R
Ty Beck1-3, R
BarnegatStats
Brody McKenzie2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Kyle Neri1-3, 3B, 2 RBI