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Class A North

No. 10 Howell 9, Manalapan 4

Senior Devon Smith broke a 3-3 tie in the fourth inning with a two-run single and the Rebels scored eight unanswered runs to complete a regular-season sweep of the Braves.

Smith's single gave him four RBI in two games vs. Manalapan and started the scoring in a five-run inning. Senior Thomas Strauch added an RBI double in the five-run rally for Howell.

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Manalapan (0-2, 0-2)3000001470
Howell (2-0, 2-0)201501X9121

Pitching

ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Danny Burns (L, 0-1)3.16663369
A.J. Tanico0.23220025
Andrew Ramirez23110029
HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Billelo14331123
Jason Pace (W, 1-0)42001462
Aiden Bauer12001017
Nick Gomes12111232

Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Cristian Bernardini3-4, 2 2B, R, RBI
Brandon Caputo1-2, 2B, RBI
Max Graime1-2, 2 BB, 2 R
Dylan Reiner1-3, R, RBI
HowellGame Stats
Nick Todisco3-4, 2 2B, 3 R
Thomas Strauch2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Devon Smith2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dan Furlong2-4, RBI
Nick Gomes1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Nick Gallo1-3, R

 

No. 5 CBA 4, Marlboro 3

Senior Liam Sweeney plated classmate Jack Frankovic with the winning run on a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh as the Colts walked off with a win over the Mustangs to cap a tightly-contested, two-game split between the Class A North squads.

Frankovic led off the bottom of the seventh with a double, moved to third on a ground out and held there as junior Zaine Toneske and senior Joe Figliolino each drew walks to load the bases. Sweeney, who came off the bench to hit, lofted the first pitch to left field -- deep enough to score the speedy Frankovic.

Marlboro tied the game in the top of the seventh on an RBI double by junior Josh Mack that scored Nik Gomulka, who doubled to lead off the inning.

Toneske drove Frankovic in with an RBI single that broke a 2-2 tie in the bottom of the fifth. Figliolino also picked up an RBI in the bottom of the first with a two-out single that chased home junior Harrison Campi.

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Marlboro (2-1, 1-1)0002001351
CBA (2-1, 1-1)1010101462

Pitching

MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Kalfayan44322477
Chris Collina (L, 0-1)2.22113230
CBAIPHRERBBSOPC
Tony DeJohn3.12203462
Luke Roccesano32111558
Luke Ronayne (W, 1-0)0.21001117

Top Hitters

MarlboroGame Stats
Nik Gomulka2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Josh Mack1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Shawn McNiff1-3, R
CBAGame Stats
Jack Frankovic1-3, 2B, 2 R
Zaine Toneske1-3, RBI
Joe Figliolino1-3, RBI
Harrison Campi1-3, 2 R

 

Freehold Twp. 11, No. 3 Middletown South 2

Sophomore C.J. Svoboda, sophomore Mike Avino and senior Ryan Keegan combined on a one-hitter and the Patriots (2-1, 1-1) pounded 14 hits in a convincing win over the Eagles (1-1, 1-1) after getting no-hit by Ben Schild and Middletown South in Friday's season-opener.

Svoboda allowed the lone Middletown South hit -- an RBI single by senior Joe Stanzione in the top of the first -- and then made through the first two outs of the fifth inning before departing with two runners on. Avino got out of the jam to preserve what was a 5-2 lead and Ryan Keegan finished off the win with two scoreless, hitless innings.

Nine of the 10 Freehold Township players to step in the box Monday got at least one hit and all 10 scored at least one run. Keegan went 3-for-5 with a double, two runs and two RBI while sophomore Ryan Costello went 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI to key the scoring.

Junior Ryan Kopf and junior Lucas Dixon each went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI, senior Giacomo Calamita cracked a two-run double, senior Anthony Sirico delivered a two-run single and senior Sean Keegan finished 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Freehold Township.

 

Middletown North 13, Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

Senior Colin Dowlen went 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI as the Lions (2-0, 2-0) scored 12 runs in the first two innings to bury the Green Wave (0-2, 0-2).

Starting pitcher Matt Adamson went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI, junior R.J. Kernan went 1-for-2 with a triple and a run scored, and senior Ryan Fairhurst, junior Ryan Frontera and senior Mike Weinbel each went 1-for-2 with a double for Middletown South. Fairhurst also drove in two runs, while Weinbel scored one and drove in one.

Freshman Zach Hampton picked up the win with two innings of relief, with the Middletown North trio (Adamson-Hampton-Fairhurst) combing on a one-hitter.

 

 

Class A Central

Shore 10, No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 6

The Blue Devils worked 10 walks and came through with four big hits against Red Bank Catholic's talented underclass duo -- Ryan Prior and Steve Svenson -- and cemented one of the biggest regular-season upsets in Shore Conference baseball history by shocking the No. 1 Caseys.

Shore's stunner came just three days after Red Bank Catholic pummeled the Blue Devils, 23-0, in the season-opener for both teams.

Junior Christian Simonsen navigated through four innings working around five walks and and error that opened the door to three RBC first-inning runs. Junior Donovan Hughes, who started the game on the bench, followed him with three strong innings to earn the save and also landed the knockout blow in the bottom of the sixth with a two-run single to right-center on a 3-2 count, stretching the lead to 10-4.

In addition to the 10 walks, Shore scored on four wild pitches despite a tight backstop on its home field.

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RBC (1-1, 1-1)3010002655
Shore (1-1, 1-1)033103X1042

Pitching

Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Prior (L, 0-1)2.21635381
Steve Svenson3.13435584
ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Christian Simonsen (W, 1-0)434173103
Donovan Hughes (SV, 1)32214264

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Dylan Passo2-3, 2B, RBI
ShoreGame Stats
Christian Simonsen1-1, RBI
Donovan Hughes1-1, 2 RBI
E.J. Stefanelli1-3, 2B
Cole Stefanelli0-2, 3 R, RBI
Joe Santi1-3, 2 R

 

No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven 10, Holmdel 0 (5 Innings)

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Holmdel (0-2, 0-2)00000xx012
Rumson-FH (2-0, 2-0)08002xx10110

Pitching

HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
Max Woodward (L, 0-1)26861242
Elliot Chun2.25220144
Rumson-Fair HavenIPHRERBBSOPC
Jackson Hinchcliffe (1-0)410011065
Matt Bruno10001321

Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
Tim Haggerty1-2
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Matt Rigby2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Reece Moroney2-4, 2B, R, RBI, SB
Aaron Del Tin2-2, 2B, R, RBI
Brian Doherty2-4, R, RBI, 2 SB
Charlie Tallman1-2, R, 3 RBI

 

Ocean 7, Raritan 6

Starting pitcher Shane Garrett helped his cause with two hits, freshman Ben Robinson singled and drove in two runs and senior Will Calderon stuck out five over 3 1/3 innings of relief to earn the win as the Spartans (2-0, 2-0) edged the Rockets (0-2, 0-2) to secure a series sweep.

Senior Rob Scarola and junior Billy Tigar each went 3-for-4 for Raritan, with Scarola driving in a run as well. Sophomore John Molnar also went 2-for-4, while junior Giancarlo Lamberti took the loss on the mound with two innings and 52 pitches of work.

Molnar came on for the fourth and pitched three innings, allowing one unearned run on two hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

 

Monmouth 4, St. Rose 0

Senior Christian Zito pitched a three-hit shutout with nine strikeouts and one walk to lead the Falcons (2-0, 2-0) to a second win over the Purple Roses (0-2, 0-2) to open the season.

Zito also went 2-for-2, while junior Joey Esposito was 2-for-4 two RBI and senior Chris Theobald finished 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI to key the Monmouth lineup. Zito needed 97 pitches to get through his complete game.

Senior Ryan Rogers allowed two runs on five hits, six walks and three strikeouts over 6 2/3 innings in taking the hard-luck loss and also went 1-for-3 at the plate.

 

 

Class B North

Matawan 5, Freehold Boro 1

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Freehold (1-2, 1-1)0001000171
Matawan (1-1, 1-1)020120X581

Pitching

Freehold BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Terefenko (L, 0-1)1.23225143
Shane Conover2.12111244
Danny Opramalia12221122
Aiden Rivera11001019
MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Brigandi (W, 1-0)46103367
Mark Kovach (SV, 1)32001648

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroGame Stats
Aiden Rivera2-4
Josh Medina3-3
MatawanGame Stats
Sean Hart2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Mike DiPietro1-3, 2 RBI
Andrew Gendi1-2, 2 BB, R, SB

 

St. John Vianney 8, Neptune 3

Senior Danny Flynn hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the bottom of the fifth inning and seniors Matteo Pasculli and Brady Oswick each homered to spark the Lancers to another win over the Scarlet Fliers.

Pasculli launched a three-run home run in the bottom of the third inning to give St. John Vianney a 3-2 lead, part of a 3-for-4 game at the plate for Pasculli. Oswick's lone hit in four trips to the plate was a two-run shot in the sixth that capped the scoring. Oswick also scored three runs.

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Neptune (0-2, 0-2)0020100352
SJV (2-0, 2-0)003032X892

Pitching

NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Juliano (L, 0-1)57643798
Brendan Moloughney12221227
St. John VianneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Ferraioli4.12325986
David Hamlin (W, 1-0)0.20000111
Dan Afflitto (SV, 1)23000336

Top Hitters

NeptuneGame Stats
Tyler Persico1-2, 2 RBI
Nick Quagliato1-3, R
Quincy Esannason1-3, R
Ryan Cole1-2, 2B
St. John VianneyGame Stats
Matteo Pasculli3-4, HR, R, 3 RBI
Brady Oswick1-4, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI
Kyle Pollack2-4, 2 R
Danny Flynn1-4, R, 2 RBI
A.J. Kurtz1-1, RBI

 

Manasquan 5, Red Bank 3

Senior Cole Kozlowski belted a pinch-hit, tiebreaking, two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Warriors outlasted the Bucs to notch their third straight win to open the season.

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Red Bank (0-2, 0-2)0002010364
Manasquan (3-0, 2-0)1020020541

Pitching

Red BankIPHRERBBSOPC
Nate Ruth534311080
Jack Glassberg11110014
ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Luca Marshall (W, 1-0)76331986

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Cole Armond1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Nate Ruth2-3, R, RBI
Gus Dal Pra1-3, R
ManasquanGame Stats
Mike Antonucci1-2, HR, R, RBI
Cole Kozlowski1-1, HR, 2 R, RBI
Brett Patten2-3, R

 

No. 8 Wall 13, No. 6 Colts Neck 2

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Wall (1-1, 1-1)005411213181
Colts Neck (1-1, 1-1)0000200233

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Szatkowski (W, 1-0)41005486
T.J. Legere0.12222024
Andrew Fischer2.20000332
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Tyler Spencer (L, 0-1)38732162
Chris Scully12212127
Vinny Zaffarise1.28430349
Gianluca Varile0.1000015

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Jackson Coan4-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI, SB
Ryan O’Neill3-4, 2 2B, 2 R
Jake Howlett2-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Nick Colbert2-5, 2 R, RBI
Gabe Cavazzoni2-5, 2 R, RBI
Andrew Fischer2-4, R
Nick Lovarco1-3, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Matt Johnson1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Jerry Winchester1-4, RBI
Colts NeckGame Stats
Brad Salamone2-3
Christian Rice0-2, 2 BB, R
Joe Cilea0-2, BB, RBI
Tom Diffley1-4

 

 

Non-Division

No. 7 Central 11, Point Boro 8

Point Boro scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh and brought the tying run to the plate, but the Golden Eagles escaped for the second win in the first three days of their season.

The Panthers scored on a balk, a two-run single by senior Trey Harpootlian, a bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch before senior Billy Sottilaire nailed down the win by recording the final out via a strikeout.

Central gained separation on the scoreboard with three runs apiece in both the sixth and seventh innings. Senior Cam Leiter and junior Chase Pierce delivered back-to-back RBI singles in the sixth and in the seventh, it was an RBI single by senior Shane Sajewicz and an RBI double by Leiter that highlighted the rally.

Bryson Kirby connected on his second home run of the season for Point Boro.

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Central (2-0)004103311110
Pt. Boro (1-2)2001005871

Pitching

CentralIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Burke3.23333665
Tyler Bell (W, 1-0)2.12001441
Noah Cullen0.22543035
Billy Sottilaire (SV, 1)0.10001111
Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Dewitte (L, 0-1)4.255574105
Eric Greeley2.16653166

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Shane Sajewicz3-5, 3B, R, 2 RBI
Cam Leiter2-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dom Masino1-2, 3BB, 3 R
Brayden Lowden2-4, 2 R
Mason Lisewski1-3, 2B, R
Chase Pierce1-4, R, 2 RBI
Point BoroGame Stats
Bryson Kirby1-2, HR, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
Trey Harpootlian2-4, R, 2 RBI
Connor Cilento1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Charlie Vitale1-3, 2 R
Ryan Acquisto2-5

 

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