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Class A North

Howell 8, CBA 4

Nick Todisco hit a tie-breaking two-run single in Howell's five-run sixth and the Rebels (8-8, 3-6) woke up their bats late to beat the Colts (5-8, 3-6).

Daniel Furlong added an RBI double in the big Howell inning, which began with the game tied, 3-3. Howell also scored three in the first inning to jump on top, with Chris Ellison opening the scoring with an RBI single and Ryan Behnken adding a two-run single to make it 3-0.

Liam Sweeney singled home a run as part of the CBA comeback and Harrison Campi added an RBI double after Howell had taken the 8-3 lead in the sixth.

Behnken finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and Todisco was 2-for-4 with two RBI. Antonio Gattie was 3-for-3 with a run scored and Russell Halvorsen finished 2-for-3 with a run for Howell.

Sweeney finished 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and both Colin Reilly and Gavis Kus finished 2-for-4, with Kus doubling and scoring a run. Figliolino and Joe Marini each doubled and scored a run as well for CBA.

Furlong pitched the first four innings and left with the lead and Jason Pace picked up the win after giving up the lead in the bottom of the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Joe Figliorino.

 

No. 4 Middletown North 3, No. 8 Middletown South 0

Senior Colin Dowlen pitched a no-hitter with 15 strikeouts and two walks and the Lions blanked the Eagles in the first of three games with their crosstown rivals this week.

Dowlen took a perfect game into the top of the seventh inning, but missed away with a 3-2 pitch to Middletown South senior leadoff hitter Patrick Eagone.

After a strikeout, Dowlen issued another free pass to bring the tying run to the plate in the form of senior Matt Pontari, who pitched a no-hitter on Sunday for Middletown South in the Shore Conference Tournament round of 16. Dowlen struck out Pontari and won a seven-pitch battle with Evan Wood by firing a fastball to catch him looking and clinch the no-hitter.

Senior Danny Frontera was 2-for-2 with a double and a sacrifice fly that plated Middletown North's first run in the bottom of the third. The Lions added two more in the fourth on RBI singles by Tony Sansone and Dom Scerbo.

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Midd South (11-5, 4-5)0000000001
Midd North (10-3, 6-3)001200X370

Pitching

Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Jack Shea (L)3.15332258
Mike Keenan2.22000026
Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Colin Dowlen (W)700021599

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthGame Stats
Patrick Eagone0-2, BB
Greg Trezza0-2, BB
Middletown NorthGame Stats
Danny Frontera2-2, 2B, RBI
Tony Sansone2-3, R, RBI
Dom Scerbo1-1, BB, RBI
Tyler Sharkey1-2, R

 

Marlboro 16, Long Branch 5 (5 Innings)

Joe Lomangino went 3-for-3 with a triple, three runs scored and four RBI and the Mustangs (8-7, 6-5) rolled over the Green Wave (2-13, 0-9).

Winning pitcher Alex D'Ambrosio (three innings, two hits, two walks, four strikeouts, five unearned runs) was also a perfect 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI and Anthony Vitale doubled and drove in three. Julian Buchman also reached all three times he stepped to the plate, going 1-for-1 with a walk, two runs and an RBI.

Tyler Abbot, Christian Baez and Thomas Brewer each went 1-for-2 for Long Branch, with Brewer scoring two runs and Abbot driving one in.

 

No. 3 Manalapan 10, No. 7 Freehold Twp. 5

Chris Marzo hit a game-tying RBI single in Manalapan's six-run sixth and ripped a two-run double in the top of the seventh as the Braves (13-2, 8-1) exploded for six runs over the final two innings to rally for a big Class A North win over the Patriots (10-5, 8-3).

Marzo finished 4-for-5 with four RBI to lead Manalapan's comeback, while Max Graime and Ethan Rodriguez each went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI - with both Graime and Rodriguez driving in their runs on singles in the final two innings. Anthony Mauro was also 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Manalapan.

Sebastian Czajkowski picked up the win with 2 1/3 innings in relief of starter Tyler Kane, who allowed five unearned runs while striking out nine in 4 2/3 innings. Czajkowski allowed just one hit and struck out two in his scoreless outing.

Matt Villapiano lasted 5 1/3 innings in taking the loss for Freehold Township and also went 1-for-2 with an RBI at the plate. Shortstop Ryan Keegan went 1-for-3 with a two-run single that extended Freehold Township's lead to 4-1, which bumped up to 5-1 in the bottom of the fifth.

 

 

Class A Central

Holmdel 5, Shore 1

Senior left-hander Jake Umans pitched a two-hitter and classmate Brett Hilsheimer hit a tie-breaking two-run double in the bottom of the sixth to lead the Hornets (6-9, 4-5) to a win over the Blue Devils (5-10, 0-9).

Umans allowed one unearned run and did not walk a batter. He struck out two and threw 89 pitches.

After Hilsheimer (1-for-2, two runs) broke the tie, Sean Brescia and Brandon Cieplensky followed with RBI singles. Cieplensky finished 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Andrew Woodward went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored for Holmdel.

Daniel Smith went the distance for Shore and allowed one run through the first five innings before encountering trouble in the sixth.

 

No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven 9, Monmouth 3

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Monmouth (7-7)0001002353
Rumson-FH (12-4)000432x9121

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Evan Schade (L)37441152
Zach Lopes2.13332234
Christian Zito12211023
James Kelly0.2 000008
Rumson-Fair HavenIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Amendola (W, 2-2)42115271
John Goodes33221561

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Brett Minto3-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
John Bruno3-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Matt Rigby2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Andrew Schmid3-3, RBI, 2B
Liam Murphy1-1, 3 RBI
Owen Kenney1-3, 2 R

 

Raritan 11, St. Rose 1 (5 Innings)

Junior Ben Hutchins pitched a five-inning three-hitter with four strikeouts and two walks and the Rockets (7-6, 6-3) rolled to a win over the Purple Roses (4-10, 3-6).

Alex Dekis and Will Tigar each drove in two runs, Rob Scarola was 2-for-4 with an RBI and Justin Rivera doubled and drove in a run for Raritan.

 

No. 9 Ocean 4, No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 2

Senior Nick Callano reached base three times, scored two runs, drove one in and closed the game out with three strikeouts to guide the Spartans to a win over the Caseys in a showdown between the top teams in the Class A Central standings.

Callano reached on an error to lead off the game and scored on a sacrifice fly by Dillon Downs. Callano later plated the second Ocean run with a sac fly in the top of the fourth after sophomore Shane Garrett doubled with one out and moved to third on a pair of defensive miscues by RBC.

After Red Bank Catholic cut the deficit to 2-1, Callano led off the seventh with a triple to the right-center gap and scored on a sacrifice fly by sophomore George Krenkel. Downs added an RBI double later in the inning.

RBC opened the seventh with a pair of walks to chase starter Lucky Perrotto. Callano struck out the first batter he faced before Riley Supp fought off a single into right field to load the bases with one out. Second baseman Jack Zabarsky fielded a ground ball by Sean Ettore cleanly but the ball came out of his glove when he tried to apply a tag on Supp, allowing a run to score while keeping the bases loaded with one out.

Callano refocused and struck out the next to batters to end the game with the bases loaded.

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Ocean (11-5, 7-2)1001002471
RBC (13-3, 8-2)0000101233

Pitching

OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Lucky Perrotto (W)62224696
Nick Callano (SV)11000319
Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Dylan Wanagiel (L)77421293

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Dillon Downs1-2, 2B, BB, 2 RBI
Nick Callano1-3, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Shane Garrett1-3, 2B, R
Nick Vaughn2-4
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Matt Scrivanic1-3
Riley Supp1-3

 

 

Class B North

Freehold Boro 4, Manasquan 0

Junior Nick Terefenko pitched a no-hitter with seven strikeouts and two walks and the Colonials (2-10, 2-7) topped the Warriors (2-12, 2-7) to snap a six-game losing streak. Terefenko needed 89 pitches to navigate through his seven innings and also helped his cause with a 2-for-4 day at the plate.

Chris Casale was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, Giovanni Sive was 1-for-3 with two RBI and Connor Quinn finished 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI to provide the offense for Freehold Boro.

James Cosgrove took the loss for Manasquan, allowing three earned runs on six hits over 5 2/3 innings with seven strikeouts and two walks.

 

Colts Neck 8, Matawan 2

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Colts Neck (11-5, 7-2)0131120862
Matawan (6-7, 4-5)1000010263

Pitching

Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Rice (W)54 1 1 2 578
Kratzer22102433
MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Falco (L)4 3 522 384
Jake Brigandi12100118
Aidan Holeman11211017
Chris Walowitz10000 17

Top Hitters

Colts NeckGame Stats
Cameron Knipp2-4, 2 R, RBI
Collin Kratzer2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Brad Salamone1-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI
MatawanGame Stats
Tim Egan2-3, SB
Joey Bodin1-4, RBI

 

Red Bank 6, Neptune 5

Sean O'Mara hit a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the seventh inning and the Bucs (7-9, 4-6) rallied to beat the Scarlet Fliers (7-8, 4-5).

Red Bank rallied thanks to a huge effort from Andrew Glauber, who went 3-for-5 with a double, home run, two runs and one RBI at the plate while pitching a complete game. Glauber allowed three earned runs on seven hits and a pair of walks while striking out nine and throwing 105 pitches.

C.J. Paulino was 1-for-2 with a double and game-tying sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth inning, while Nate Ruth was 1-for-2 with a triple and an RBI for Red Bank.

Brian Young (one run), Quincy Esannason (one run, one RBI) and Ryan Cole (two runs) each went 2-for-4 for Neptune and losing pitcher Dan Moran (2 2/3 innings, two earned runs) was 1-for-3 with two RBI in the loss.

 

St. John Vianney 8, No. 6 Wall 5

Brady Oswick and Dominic McCaffery each went 2-for-4 with two RBI and the Lancers (7-4, 6-3) held on to beat the Crimson Knights (13-4, 8-2) to tighten up the Class B North divisional race.

McCaffery accounted for one of St. John Vianney's four doubles, with Dylan Afflito going 2-for-3 with a double and two runs, John Furch going 1-for-2 with a double and a run and Jacob Ramirez finishing 1-for-4 with a double and two runs. Nick Ferraioli also went a perfect 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI for St. John Vianney.

Sophomore Aiden Cody earned the win with four innings of relief following starter Evan Pollack. Cody allowed two earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out three. Thomas Wright pitched a scoreless seventh to earn the save.

Senior Max Kaplan led Wall by going 2-for-3 with a solo home run and two runs scored. Max Harrell was 1-for-4 with two RBI and sophomore Gabe Cavazzoni was 2-for-2 for Wall.

 

 

Class B Central

Point Beach 18, Keansburg 0 (5 Innings)

Jackson Killian and Matt Van Brunt combined on Point Beach's second no-hitter in as many days and the Garnet Gulls (7-5, 6-2) stomped the Titans (2-8, 1-7). Killian struck out seven and walked five before Van Brunt came on to strike out four without walking a batter.

Phil Trebour was 2-for-2 with a double, three runs and an RBI and Connor DeLorenzo was 1-for-3 with a triple and three RBI for Point Beach, which had only five hits but benefitted from 17 Keansburg walks.

 

Non-Conference

Ranney 21, Hudson Catholic 5