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Class A North

No. 3 Middletown South 4, Marlboro 1

The Eagles scratched across four runs in the first two innings and picked up their pitchers on defense throughout a Class A North win over the Mustangs -- a rematch of the 2021 Central Jersey Group IV final.

Both Middletown South runs against Marlboro junior Alex D'Ambrosio in the first inning were unearned, with the first scoring on a two-out error and another coming home on an RBI infield single by senior Evan Wood.

Sophomore Lou D'Alessio plated the third Eagles run with an RBI single in the second and junior starter Ben Schild followed with an RBI infield single later in the inning.

Schild escaped the top of the first inning when D'Alessio fielded a single by sophomore Paul Santos in centerfield, hit cutoff man and first baseman Joe Stanzione, who threw to senior catcher Ben Cacoilo to cut down the run at the plate for the final out.

Schild ran into more trouble in the fifth and departed with runners on first and second with one out. After Will Jagerburger walked the next man, Wood came in and escaped the bases-loaded, one-out jam by inducing a fly out and ground out to end the inning.

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Marlboro (2-2, 1-2)0000001153
Midd South (2-1, 2-1)220000X460

Pitching

MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Alex D’Ambrosio (L, 0-1)66422384
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ben Schild (W, 2-0)4.110061098
Will Jagerburger0000104
Evan Wood (SV, 1)2.24110332

Top Hitters

MarlboroGame Stats
Josh Mack1-1, 3 BB, R
Alex D’Ambrosio1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Paul Santos2-3
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Evan Wood2-2, BB, R
Ben Schild1-3, RBI
Matt Sliva1-2, R
Lou D’Alessio1-4, RBI
Ryan St. Clair1-3, R

 

No. 10 Howell 11, Middletown North 0

Senior Thomas Strauch and sophomore Joe Zito each hit an RBI double off Seton Hall commit Colin Dowlen in the top of the first inning and that was all senior Dan Furlong needed to pitch the Rebels past the Lions.

Furlong pitched a seven-inning complete-game for the second consecutive start to open the season and both wins came against 2021 Shore Sports Network All-Shore pitchers -- Manalapan senior Tyler Kane (no-decision in six innings) on April 2 and Dowlen on Friday.

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Howell (3-0, 3-0)200100811110
Midd North (2-1, 2-1)0000000043

Pitching

HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Dan Furlong (W, 2-0)74000880
Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Colin Dowlen (L, 1-1)4.16320684
Mike Weinbel22331226
Nick Palmadesso0.23502136

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Devon Smith2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Thomas Strauch2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Nick Gallo2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Joe Zito2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Cameron Pinkert1-1, 2 RBI
Braden Walsh1-4, 2 R, RBI
Jeremiah Wojenski1-4, RBI
Middletown NorthGame Stats
Matt Adamson1-3
Mike Weinbel1-3
Ryan Frontera1-3
Andrew Lombardi1-3

 

 

Class A Central

Shore 13, Raritan 7

The Blue Devils stayed hot at the plate, with sophomore Joe Santi, sophomore Cole Stefanelli and junior John Dunleavy each collecting two hits on the way to a win over the Rockets.

 

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Shore (2-1, 2-1)302313113113
Raritan (0-3, 0-3)2000401772

Pitching

ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Cole Stefanelli32202249
Rob Stock (W, 1-0)45541461
RaritanIPHRERBBSOPC
Ben Hutchins (L, 1-2)3.16863469
Rob Scarola2.24435354
Giancarlo Lamberti11112128

Top Hitters

ShoreGame Stats
Lucas Rosa1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Joe Santi2-4, 2B, RBI, 3R
Cole Stefanelli2-3, 2 RBI
Christian Simonsen1-3, 2B. RBI
John Dunleavy2-4, RBI
RaritanGame Stats
Dan Fedorco2-4, 3B, RBI
Alex Dekis3-4, 3B
Bill Tigar1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Dan Calicari1-3, 2B, 2 RBI

 

 

Class A South

Toms River South 3, Brick 0

Senior Aidan Folsom came through with a two-run single with one out in the bottom of the sixth to break a scoreless deadlock and the Indians pulled out a win over the Green Dragons behind a four-hit shutout from senior right-hander Jake Wilber.

Junior Mike Erli led off the sixth with a single and junior Ryan Schmidt was hit by a pitch to put two runners on with none out. After a sacrifice by junior A.J. Pierson moved each runner up one base, Folsom lined a shot to centerfield to plate both teammates and moved to second base on the throw.

Senior Brandon Elmendorf chipped in an RBI infield single to pile on an insurance run for Wilber, who outdueled Brick starter and hard-luck loser Matt Kunzman.

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Brick (0-3, 0-3)0000000040
TRS (1-2, 1-2)000003X350

Pitching

BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Kunzman (L, 0-2)65331588
Toms River SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Wilber (W, 1-1)74001888

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
Brian Yacovchuk1-2, BB
R.J. Reinhold1-3, SB
Toms River SouthGame Stats
Aidan Folsom2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Mike Erli2-2, R
Brandon Elmendorf1-3, RBI

 

 

Class B North

Manasquan 3, No. 8 Wall 0

Junior Jack O'Shea came through with a tiebreaking, two-run single in the bottom of the sixth and the Warriors rode another dominant performance by sophomore Cullen Condon in a win over the Crimson Knights.

Junior Brett Patten started the winning rally with a line-drive single to right field, followed by a walk by senior Mike Antonucci and a one-out, hit-by-pitch by senior James Cosgrove.

In two starts, Condon has struck out 25 batters with five walks and no earned runs allowed in 12 innings. The right-hander fired a five-inning no-hitter in the season-opener against Red Bank.

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Wall (1-2, 1-2)0000000021
Manasquan (4-0, 3-0)000003X382

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Johnson (L, 0-2)68333694
ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Cullen Condon (W, 2-0)7200214108

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Andrew Fischer1-3
Matt Johnson1-3
ManasquanGame Stats
Brett Patten2-3, 2B, R
Jack O’Shea1-3, 2 RBI
Nicolas Galvan2-3, 2B
Mike Antonucci1-2, R

 

 

Class B Central

Point Beach 14, Henry Hudson 1 (5 Innings)

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Hudson (1-3, 1-2)00100XX113
Pt Beach (2-1, 1-1)2219XXX1491

Pitching

Henry HudsonIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Hendrickson (1-1)23433153
Aiden Winters261095067
Point BeachIPHRERBBSOPC
Kyle Kolans (W, 1-0)51101975

Top Hitters

Henry HudsonGame Stats
Colton O’Connor1-2, R
Point BeachGame Stats
Hunter Roselli3-3, 2B, 3B, 2 R, 5 RBI
James Larsen2-3, 3B, R, RBI
Andrew Banick1-2, 2 R, 2 RBI
Braden Ryan1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Connor DeLorenzo1-1, 2B, 3 BB, 3 R
Colin Reinhard1-2, 2 R

 

 

Class B South

Barnegat 3, Point Boro 2 (8 Innings)

Senior Jared Schworn roped a game-winning, two-run single in the bottom of the eighth and the Bengals pulled out a walk-off win over the Panthers in extra innings.

Senior Nick Scelfo gave Point Boro a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth with a two-out RBI single. Barnegat came back with an instant response, with senior Rafael Dominguez leading off the bottom of the inning with a single.

Point Boro set Barnegat up even more with an error that allowed Dominguez to race to third and batter Ryan Kulpa to move up to second with none out. Schworn -- who pitched into the eighth inning and was on the hook for the loss -- then smoked a shot into centerfield to plate both runners and end the game.

Kulpa earned the win in relief of Schworn, his third win in three appearances this season.

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Pt. Boro (1-4, 1-2)00010001241
Barnegat (3-1, 3-0)00010002380

Pitching

Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Bryson Kirby66110789
Wyatt Dewysockie (L, 0-1)12200222
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Jared Schworn73224383
Ryan Kulpa (W, 3-0)1100118

Top Hitters

Point BoroGame Stats
Nick Scelfo1-3, R, RBI
Jayson Bennett1-2, 3B
BarnegatGame Stats
Justin Bye2-3, 2B, R
Jared Schworn1-4, 2 RBI
Rafael Dominguez2-4, R
P.J. Craig1-2, 2B
Ryan Kulpa1-4, R

 

Manchester 12, Lakewood 0 (5 Innings)

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Lakewood (0-3,0-3)0000000012
Manchester (1-2, 1-2)65100001291

Pitching

LakewoodIPHRERBBSOPC
Zack Kenick (L, 0-1)2711106367
Jiovanni Genao22103447
ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Carino (W, 1-0)510001260

Top Hitters

LakewoodGame Stats
Zack Kenick1-2, 2B, SB
ManchesterGame Stats
Brandon Sogness2-2, 2 R
Blake Warren2-2, 2 R, RBI
Nick Johnson2-2, 2 R, 2RBI
Joe Sclama1-1, HBP, 2 RBI

 

 

Postponements/Cancelations

Class A North

Long Branch at Freehold Twp. – PPD, Monday 4 p.m.

Class A Central

Holmdel at Ocean – PPD, Saturday, 11 a.m.

No. 2 Rumson-Fair Haven at St. Rose – PPD, Monday, 4 p.m.

Class A South

Southern at Brick Memorial – PPD, TBA

Class B North

Red Bank at Matawan – PPD, Monday, 4 p.m.

Neptune at Freehold Boro – PPD, May 7, 3:45 p.m.

St. John Vianney at No. 6 Colts Neck – PPD, TBA

Class B Central

Asbury Park at Keansburg - PPD, April 15, 2:30 p.m.

Non-Division

Lakewood at Henry Hudson – PPD, TBA

Pinelands at Point Beach – PPD, TBA