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Class A North

Manalapan 21, Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

Seniors Aidan Timbleson and A.J. Tanico combined on a five-inning no-hitter and the Braves (2-5, 2-3) rolled to a win over the Green Wave (0-8, 0-7).

Tumbleson struck out six during three perfect innings and Tanico kept the combined perfect game intact until he walked three batters with two out in the fifth.

Junior Cristian Bernardini led the offense by going 2-for-2 with a triple and three RBI, senior Max Graime was 2-for-2 with a triple and an RBI and Christian Vento was 2-for-3 with three runs and four RBI in the win.

Middletown North 8, Marlboro 6

Senior Mike Weinbel hit a game-tying RBI double in the bottom of the fifth and freshman Zach Hampton followed with a go-ahead RBI single later in the inning as the Lions (4-3, 4-3) fought back from a 4-2 deficit to upend the Mustangs (2-6, 1-6).

Middletown North made it a six-run inning with a two-run double by sophomore Jason Quardt and an RBI single by junior Colby McMahon to score him and make it 8-4.

Senior Shawn McNiff cut Marlboro's deficit in half with a two-run home run with none out in the top of the sixth, but Weinbel came on to retire all six batters he faced to nail down the save.

Senior Karl Strauch (103 pitches) worked the first five-plus innings to earn the win for Middletown North, with senior right-hander Tyler Villa swallowing the loss for Marlboro with 4 2/3 innings of work on 97 pitches.

Junior Danny Talarico also went 2-for-3 with three RBI for Marlboro, which has lost six straight since starting the season 2-0.


No. 4 Middletown South 10, No. 5 CBA 3

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Chris Levonas (L, 0-1)02643027
Mike Kelly46442372
Jack Norkus11001025
Luke Ronayne10000113

Top Hitters

CBAGame Stats
Jack Frankovic1-3, 2B, R
Matt DiFeo1-1, 2B, RBI
Joe Figliolino2-4, 2B
Zaine Toneske1-3, 2 RBI
Anthony DeJohn1-1, R
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Evan Wood2-2, 3 R, SB
Ben Schild2-4, 1 R
Joe Stanzione1-2, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Louis D’Alessio1-4, R, RBI
Rob Cangelosi1-1
Brendan Sliva1-2, RBI
Will Christopher1-3, R


No. 2 Howell 10, No. 9 Freehold Twp. 4 (11 Innings)

A Freehold Township error broke a 4-4 stalemate in the top of the 11th and senior Thomas Strauch blew the game open with a grand slam later in the inning to deliver the Rebels a win over the Patriots -- their eighth straight to start the season.

Freehold Township rallied to tie the game with a run each in the sixth and seventh innings, including a two-out, RBI single by sophomore Ryan Costello to tie it at 4-4 in the bottom of the seventh. Senior Ryan Keegan ignited the rally with a two-out walk and a steal of second base before scoring on the Costello single.

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Jason Pace4.11213481
Ryan Bilello3.23224473
Luke Bearse (W, 2-0)32000338
C.J. Svoboda5.27424295
Sean Keegan2.11005249
Ryan Keegan (L, 0-1)23301232
Mike Avino11331120

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Nick Gomes3-6, 3B, 2 R
Joe Zito2-7, 2B, RBI
Thomas Strauch1-6, grand slam, 4 RBI
Devon Smith2-4, 2B, 3 BB, R
Russell Halvorsen2-4, 2B,3 BB, R
Dan Furlong2-5, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R
Freehold Twp.Game Stats
Ryan Kopf2-5, R
Ryan Keegan1-4, 2 BB, R



Class A Central

No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 13, Holmdel 5

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RBC (5-2, 5-2)417010X13151


Max Woodward (L, 0-2)2.11112115087
Elliot Chun3.24110047
Dom Mallamaci24333260
Steve Svenson (W, 2-0)33211769
Ashton Mejias10000211

Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
James Vallillo 2-4, 2 SB
Tim Haggerty 2-3, 2 RBI
Alex Price1-2, HR, 2 R, RBI
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Alex Stanyek2-5, 2B, 2 R
Matt Scrivanic2-4, 2 RBI
Sean Griggs1-3, 3B, 2 R
Shane Andrus3-5, RBI
Dylan Passo1-3, 3B, R, 4 RBI
Jake Jacobson2-3, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Matt Brunner2-4, R, RBI


Monmouth 6, Raritan 3

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Raritan (1-6, 1-6)10000023103


Aiden Denton (W, 3-0)710330689
James Nichols (L, 0-1)43512182
Dan Fedorco11000120
Alex Pante21103144

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Joey Esposito1-3, R, RBI
Christian Zito1-2, BB, HBP, 2 R, RBI
RaritanGame Stats
Alex Dekis2-4, RBI
Rob Scarola2-3, RBI
Justin Rivera2-3, R


Shore 4, St. Rose 2

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St. Rose (1-8, 0-7)0000020233


Rob Stock (W, 1-0)622036100
Joe Santi (SV, 1)11000011

Top Hitters

ShoreGame Stats
Cole Stefanelli2-4, 2B, RBI
John Dunleavy1-4, RBI
Donovan Hughes1-4, RBI
St. RoseGame Stats
Brennan Sherman1-3, RBI
Joseph Sestito1-1
Ryan Rogers1-3, R, RBI



Class A South

No. 10 Toms River North 2, No. 6 Jackson Memorial 1

Junior Evan Kwortnik came through with a game-winning, two-run single lown the leftfield line with one out in the bottom of the seventh and the Mariners rallied to top the Jaguars in their final at-bat.

Junior Ty Kazanowsky started the winning rally with a one-out single -- the first of three straight singles, with winning pitcher Brenden Lavallee and senior Kevin McVicar each following with a hit to load the bases for Kwortnik.

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TRN (5-2, 4-2)0000002256


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Sage Goeke (L, 0-1) 6.14220481
Trevin Rieger0.0100003
Brenden Lavallee (W, 2-0)751132105

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Tommy Kendrick0-3, run, BB
Nick Mellino2-3, BB
JR Osmond0-3, RBI
Zach Crotchfelt1-2, 2B
Toms River NorthGame Stats
Ty Kazanowsky1-3, R
Brenden Lavallee1-3, R
Evan Kwortnik2-3, 2B, 2 RBI



Class B North

Neptune 4, Manasquan 2

Senior Ryan Cole belted a two-run home run in the top of the first inning, then proceeded the strikeout 14 Manasquan players with no walks in a three-hitter as the Scarlet Fliers upended the Warriors.

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Ryan Cole (W, 2-2)7320014110
James Cosgrove (L, 1-2)754429106

Top Hitters

NeptuneGame Stats
Ryan Cole1-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Quincy Esannason1-2, 2 BB, R, SB
Brennan Moloughny1-3, RBI
Nick Quagliato1-3, R
ManasquanGame Stats
Jack O’Shea1-3, HR, 2 RBI


Wall 14, Matawan 2 (5 Innings)

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Jake Brigandi (L, 2-1)15641043
Sal Cassano0.23754149
Mark Kovach1.12100228
Jack Sassa1000017
Matt Johnson (W, 2-2)36110456
T.J. Legere22112242

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Brandon Falco2-3, R
Jack Sassa2-3
Jake Brigandi1-3, 2B, RBI
WallGame Stats
Jerry Winchester2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Nate Colbert2-4, 2 R, 3 RBI
Nick Lovarco1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Matt Johnson1-3, 2B, RBI
Jackson Coan1-1, 2B, R, RBI


No. 8 Colts Neck 16, Red Bank 2 (5 Innings)

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Red Bank (3-5, 3-4)00020XX245


Tyler Spencer (W, 2-1)44220356
Chris Scully10002221
Cole Armond (L, 1-2)45863486
Greyson Sandoz02553020
James White14320122

Top Hitters

Colts NeckGame Stats
Chris Scully2-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Tyler Spencer1-2, HR, 3 RBI
Dave Cohen2-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Joe Cilea2-4, 2B, RBI
Casey Gardiner1-2, 2B, R, RBI
Brad Salamone1-2, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ryan Tan1-3, 2 R, RBI
Red BankGame Stats
Will Brodeur1-2, RBI
Tommy Ruth1-2, R
Gus Dal Pra1-2, R


Freehold Boro 1, St. John Vianney 0

St. John Vianney senior left-hander Nick Ferraioli (104 pitches) pitched a no-hitter with 13 strikeouts, but fell victim to four errors and a lack of run support against Freehold Boro junior right-hander Aiden Denham as the Colonials (2-5, 2-4) clawed past the Lancers (4-2-1, 4-2-1) despite being no-hit.

Denham pitched 6 2/3 shutout innings with three hits and a walk allowed over 111 pitches and also punched out 10 SJV batters. Sophomore Shane Conover came on to record the final out.



Class B Central

No. 3 Ranney 11, Mater Dei Prep 0




Keyport 6, Perth Amboy Tech 3

Anthony Longo went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI and junior Mason Hospital was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to pace the Red Raiders (3-4) to a win over Perth Amboy Tech (2-4).

Senior D.J. Thomson tossed 5 1/3 innings of relief following Longo, who recorded two outs in the first inning before leaving the mound. Thomson allowed two unearned runs on one hit and four walks while striking out four on 71 pitches.


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