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Saturday, May 8

Class A Central

Rumson-Fair Haven 3, No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 1 (10 Innings)

Junior Brian Doherty singled home the go-ahead runs with two out in the top of the 10th inning and the Bulldogs pulled out an extra-inning win over the Caseys, snapping Red Bank Catholic's eight-game winning streak.

Junior Charlie Tallman led off the top of the 10th against Red Bank Catholic sophomore reliever Alex Stanyek with a double off the left-field fence and senior Andrew Schmid followed with a bunt single to the right side, putting runners on the corners with none out.

Stanyek recorded two straight outs, with Schmid moving up to second base on a steal in the meantime. Doherty then reached out and lined a fastball from Stanyek into center to chase home bother runners.

Rumson tied the game in the top of the sixth inning against Red Bank Catholic senior starter Shane Panzini thanks to two RBC errors, with Schmid also scoring that run with two out as well.

The Caseys jumped on top with an RBI double by junior Matt Scrivanic in the bottom of the first.

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Charlie Jones731147107
John Goodes (W)30003040
Shane Panzini7110314108
Alex Stanyek (L)35221449

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Andrew Schmid1-4, 2 R
Brian Doherty1-5, 2 RBI
Owen Kenney1-4, 2B
Charlie Tallman1-4, 2B, R
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Matt Scrivanic1-2, 2B, 2 BB, HBP, RBI



Monmouth 5, Long Branch 3

Junior Chris Theobald tripled and scored on a suicide squeeze by winning pitcher Zach Lopes to give Monmouth the go-ahead run in the bottom of the sixth and the Falcons battled past the Green Wave.

Senior Brett Minto added an RBI single to cap the scoring and Lopes returned to the mound for his fourth inning of work to close out the game.

Long Branch rallied for two runs in the top of the sixth to tie the game, including a straight steal of home by senior Tyler Abbot to knot it up at 3-3.

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Tyler Abbot (L)6553 43104
Joe Esposito30102551
Zach Lopes (W)41200748

Top Hitters

Long BranchGame Stats
Christian Baez1-3, R
MonmouthGame Stats
James Kelly1-4, 2B, R
Chris Theobold1-3, 3B, R
Brett Minto1-1, RBI


Lacey 7, Raritan 2 (6 Innings)

Senior Nick Zarycki allowed two runs over six innings of work and sophomore Carson Gudzak was 2-for-4 with two RBI to lead the Lions (7-2) to a win over the Rockets (4-5) in a game called before the seventh inning due to poor field conditions stemming from rain.

Senior Jacob Bowles went 2-for-2 with a double and a run scored and senior Josh Fracasso doubled and drove in two for Lacey.

Junior Ben Hutchins went 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI and classmate Rob Scarola was 3-for-3 to led Raritan.

Holmdel 20, Mater Dei 3 (5 Innings)

Holmdel struck for 10 runs in the top of the first inning and senior Elliot Chun pitched a five-inning complete-game to guide the Hornets (3-7) to a win over the Seraphs (1-6). Seniors Louie Curcio and Brett Hilsheimer each went 3-for-5 with an RBI and senior Jason Sparkes delivered a bases-clearing, three-run double for Holmdel.

Sophomore Sean Hanna went 2-for-3 and junior Gerard Novello was 2-for-2 to lead Mater Dei.

Point Beach 6, St. Rose 4

Junior Hunter Roselli doubled home two runs during Point Beach's late-game offensive outburst and the Garnet Gulls (3-3) hung on to beat the Purple Roses (2-8).

Point Beach took a 4-3 lead with three runs in the top of the fifth that came on successive free passes with the bases loaded - one on a hit-by-pitch and two more via walks. Roselli then added his two-run double in the top of the sixth.

St. Rose took the lead with a two-run second inning, sparked by an RBI double by senior Tom Turnbach.

Junior Andrew Banick went the distance for Point Beach, allowing one earned run on six hits and one walk while striking out 10 on 97 pitches.

Junior Ryan Rogers took the loss for St. Rose, throwing 102 pitchers in 4 1/3 innings while striking out seven. Rogers also added a triple at the plate and St. Rose senior catcher Logan Boag was 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Central 7, Point Boro 6 (9 Innings)

Senior Trevor Coltenback walked and scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the ninth and the Golden Eagles (7-2) completed a comeback that denied the Panthers (0-8) their first win of the season.

Central rallied from an early 5-1 deficit thanks to a three-run double by junior Cam Leiter that cut it to 5-4 in the fifth, followed by a game-tying RBI single by senior Evan Agrapides in the bottom of the sixth.

Junior Carl Divona gave Point Boro the lead back in the top of the seventh with a sacrifice fly but Leiter again answered for Central when he singled and scored on a passed ball after going to third on a single by sophomore Anthony Musso.

Senior Connor Shea picked up the win with six strong innings of relief, during which he allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits with no walks and four strikeouts.

Leiter finished 3-for-4, Agrapides was 2-for-3 with two runs scored, junior Billy Sottilaire went 3-for-4 with a run scored and sophomore Dom Massino was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored for Central.

Sophomore Connor Cilento was 2-for-5 with two runs, sophomore Tommy Laspina was 1-for-4 with two RBI and freshman Bryson Kirby went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Point Boro.


No. 10 Wall 7, Jackson Liberty 3

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Jackson Lib (5-5)00100203120


Jake Burt35222466
Ryan Lasko (W, 1-0)47220364
Carl Barth (L, 0-1)4.26331371
Zaine Toneske12331229
Chris Sasso0.12112020
Anthony Nanni10000110

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Nick Lovarco2-3, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI
Jay Bant1-3, HR, 2 RBI
Gabe Cavazzoni2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Max Harrell3-3, 2B
Max Kaplan1-3, R, 2 RBI
Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Dan Keenan3-4, R, RBI
Sean Yurgel3-4, RBI
Jake Hickman2-4, R
Brett Benecke1-3, RBI
Zaine Toneske2-4


Ocean 10, Toms River South 8

Senior Dillon Downs homered for the fourth time in the last three games and the Spartans (7-3) swung their way past the Indians (2-8) for their sixth straight win.

Senior Nick Callano came through both at the plate and on the mound late in the game, hitting a game-tying two-run double and striking out five over the last two innings to secure the save. Sophomore George Krenkel followed Callano's game-tying double with a go-ahead RBI single.

Senior Austin Beard was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI and senior Eli McEwan was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead Toms River South.



No. 5 Manalapan 15, Bayonne 8

Seniors Anthony Matrone, Anthony Mauro and Ethan Rodriguez all homered and the Braves (8-2) slugged their way to a win over the Bees.

Matrone opened the scoring with a two-run homer in the top of the first, Mauro cracked a three-run blast in the top of the second and Rodriguez went deep for a two-run shot in the third as Manalapan built a 9-2 lead by the middle of the third inning. Matrone and Mauro each finished 1-for-4 with two runs and three RBI while Rodriguez was 2-for-5 with two runs and two RBI.

Bayonne chipped a 9-2 deficit down to 9-8 through five, but Manalapan responded with six runs in the top of the sixth to put the game away. Sophomore Cristian Bernardini made it 11-8 with a two-run single and Sebastian Czajkowski, Eugene Gambale, Chris Marzo and Tom Guidice each added an RBI single to cap the rally.

Manalapan used seven pitchers to get through Saturday's road tilt, with Nick DIMaggio earning the win for allowing one unearned run on walk with four strikeouts in 1 2/3 innings.

CBA 9, Ferris 3

Senior Joe Marini hit a bases-clearing triple during a five-run CBA second inning and the Colts (4-5) rode a fast start to a win over the Bulldogs (9-2).

Junior Colin Reilly also whacked an RBI triple, while Joe Figliorino, Mike Natali and Gavin Kus each added an RBI single.

Senior Henry Escandon lasted 5 2/3 innings to grab the win, allowing two earned runs on six hits and two walks while striking out four and throwing 97 pitches.


Hudson Catholic 16, Henry Hudson 0 (5 Innings)


Postponements and Cancellations

Manchester at No. 3 Middletown North - PPD, TBA

Bishop Eustace at No. 6 Middletown South - PPD, TBA


Sunday, May 9


Gloucester Catholic 3, Donovan Catholic 2 (8 Innings)

Senior Bob Nosti allowed one run on two hits with seven strikeouts over four innings and senior Sam Gates singled home a run, but the Griffins (7-3) could not hold on and fell to the Rams (10-1) on an extra-inning walk-off.


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