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Class A North

No. 7 Middletown North 3, No. 8 Howell 2 (8 Innings)

Senior Kevin Lisser came through with a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the eighth inning and the Lions rallied for a road win over the Rebels to remain unbeaten to start the 2021 season.

Lisser also drove in Middletown North's first run with a fielder's choice groundout in the top of the fourth inning and sophomore winning pitcher Ryan Frontera tied the game in the top of the seventh with a sacrifice fly.

Senior Antonio Gatti drove in both Howell runs, including a go-ahead solo home run in the bottom of the sixth that put the Rebels up, 2-1.

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Midd North (6-0, 3-0)00010011360
Howell (4-2, 1-2)00100100253

Pitching

Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Colin Dowlen7522010103
Ryan Frontera (W, 2-0)10001021
HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Bilello6.142121100
Vin Impresa0.21000119
Nick Gomes (L, 0-1)11100218

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthGame Stats
Kevin Lisser2-4, 2 RBI
Dom Scerbo1-2, R
BarnegatGame Stats
Antonio Gatti2-3, HR, 2 RBI

 

 

Class A South

No. 6 Toms River North 11, Brick Memorial 3

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TR North (3-1, 2-0)140103211170
Brick Mem (2-3, 0-2)0100200365

Pitching

Toms River NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Jack Tava (W, 2-0)4.24334273
Brandon Lavallee2.12000118
Brick MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Aiden Patella (L, 0-1)410631173
Ryan Mulcahey1.13301333
Joe Lydon1.24221232

Top Hitters

Toms River NorthGame Stats
Dom Saldida3-5, R, 2 RBI
Lucas Malave2-4, R, 3 RBI
Sean Mindas3-4, R, RBI
Nick Mortellito2-4, 3 R
Ryan Baker2-3, R, RBI
Joe Boyle2-3, R
Stevon Davis1-1, 2B, R
Brick MemorialGame Stats
Joe Gioia3-3, 2B, R, RBI
Brady Leach1-2, R

 

Brick 3, Toms River East 0

Seniors John McFadden and Ethan Gonzales combined on a five-hit shutout and sophomore Kyle Knowsley provided a pinch-hit, two-run single for some sixth-inning insurance as the Green Dragons beat the Raiders to salvage a season-split with their Class A South foes.

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TR East (2-2, 2-2)0000000051
Brick (3-2, 1-1)100002X341

Pitching

Toms River EastIPHRERBBSOPC
Evan Mills (L, 0-2)643243106
BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
John McFadden (W, 2-0)5.15002357
Ethan Gonzales (SV, 1)1.20000220

Top Hitters

Toms River EastGame Stats
Joe Ussery2-2
Akkash Santiago1-3, 2B
BrickGame Stats
John Wade1-2, 2 R
Rob Blair1-2, R
Kyle Knowsley1-1, 2 RBI

 

No. 1 Jackson Memorial 9, Southern 3

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Jackson Mem (4-1, 2-0)2124000980
Southern (1-5, 0-4)0001002352

Pitching

Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach McCabe (W, 2-0)52111558
Devin Foderaro1100018
Jordan Naffaa12220017
SouthernIPHRERBBSOPC
Jack Plesniarski (L, 0-1)0.10222121
Taylor Munt2.24322359
Nascimento13432135
Wolek31000141

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Charlie Meglio2-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Tom Kendrick2-3, 2B, R
J.R. Osmond1-2, 2 R
Zach Rogacki2-4, R
SouthernGame Stats
Mike Gallaro1-2, 2B, RBI
Nick Desiderio1-3, RBI
Xavier Hendricks1-3, R

 

 

Class B North

Freehold Boro 6, Neptune 5 (8 Innings)

Senior Liam Wiley belted a game-winning solo home run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Colonials (1-3, 1-1) walked off with a win over the Scarlet Fliers (2-3, 1-2) for their first victory of 2021.

The walk-off homer capped a huge game for Wiley: 4-for-4, two doubles, the home run, two runs scored and two RBI. Junior Anthony Favorito and senior Chris Casale each went 2-for-4 in the win as well.

Junior Ryan Cole doubled and drove in three while senior Brian Young was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

 

 

Class B South

Manchester 2, Jackson Liberty 1

Juniors Mike Miccanico and Keith Fallon each singled home a run in the bottom of the fourth and sophomore Joe Sclama escaped a jam in the top of the seventh to nail down a win for the Hawks over the Lions.

Senior and starting pitcher Dan Keenan led off the Jackson Liberty seventh with a single and Manchester could not handle senior Jake Hickman's sacrifice bunt, setting the Lions up with two on and none out. Manchester got the lead runner on another sacrifice attempt and sophomore Zaine Toneske moved two runners into scoring position with a groundout to second base.

Sclama then induced junior Garrett Drew into a game-ending flyout to centerfield.

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Jackson Lib (3-2, 2-2)1000000150
Manchester (3-2, 3-1)000200X2112

Pitching

Jackson LibertyIPHRERBBSOPC
Dan Keenan (L, 2-1)511220692
Carl Barth1000005
ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Damato (W, 2-0)641046106
Joe Sclama (SV, 2)1100007

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Carl Barth1-3, RBI
Dan Keenan2-4
Jake Hickman1-3, R
ManchesterGame Stats
Chris Grille2-3, 2B, R
Justin Renzi2-3, 2B, R
Mike Damato2-3
Mike Miccanico1-3, RBI
Keith Fallon1-3, RBI

 

Donovan Catholic 8, Point Boro 1

Junior Shaun O'Keefe struck out nine over five two-hit innings and the Griffins (5-1, 2-0) rolled to a second win over the Panthers (0-4, 0-4) to complete the regular-season sweep.

Senior Sam Gates (2-for-4) and sophomore Gavin Degnan (2-for-3) each drove in two runs to lead the Donovan Catholic offense.

 

Barnegat 6, Lacey 5

Junior Ryan Kulpa plated classmate Anthony Molfino with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning to give the Bengals the winning run and the Lions their first loss of the season. Molfino started the winning rally with a single to lead off the bottom of the final inning.

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Lacey (4-1, 3-1)0001040573
Barnegat (3-3, 2-2)0210201672

Pitching

LaceyIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Zarycki46531672
Noah Quinn (L, 0-1)2.21111231
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
P.J. Craig (W, 1-1)77520885

Top Hitters

LaceyGame Stats
Matt Kaliske1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Brandon DeAngelo1-3
Josh Fracasso2-3
BarnegatGame Stats
Nick Danbrowney2-3, HR, 2 RBI
Jared Schworn1-3, R, RBI
P.J. Craig1-3, R, RBI
Anthony Molfino1-3, R

 

Postponements and Cancellations

Central at Toms River South – PPD (Weather), Tuesday, 5 p.m.

Keyport at Ranney – PPD (Weather), May 10, 4 p.m.

Long Branch at Howell – PPD, TBA