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Class A South

Brick Memorial 1, Toms River North 0

Junior Declan Sheehan created a run with his legs in the top of the fourth inning and the Mustangs made it hold up in a shutout win over the Mariners, earning a regular-season split after a 12-2 win by Toms River North in Friday's season-opener.

Sheehan drew a two-out walk on a 3-2 count in the top of the fourth and stole second to get into scoring position. An errant throw on a ground ball by Mustangs senior Jack Flood allowed Sheehan to race home with the first and only run of the game.

Toms River North threatened in the bottom of the seventh by advancing runners to second and third with two out. Junior Brady Leach replaced senior starter Matt Mancini and struck out the lone batter he faced on a 3-2 pitch.

Toms River North had a window to tie the game when one of Mancini's pitches got to the backstop, but the runner did not make an attempt to score from third.

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Brick Mem (2-1, 1-1)0001000124
TR North (1-1, 1-1)0000000042

Pitching

Brick MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Mancini (W, 1-0)6.24000893
Brady Leach (SV, 1)0.1000016
Toms River NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Nate Obeng (L, 0-1)4.22102587
Kieran Mulholland2.10000225

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Dominic D’Erasmo1-2, 2B
Michael Dayton1-3
Declan Sheehan0-2, BB, R
Toms River NorthGame Stats
Ryan Baker3-4

 

Toms River East 6, Brick 3

Senior Anthony Encarnacion hit a tiebreaking, two-run double as part of a five-run second inning as the Raiders scored early and held on to complete a regular-season sweep of the Green Dragons.

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Brick (0-2, 0-2)1100001342
TR East (2-0, 2-0)150000X681

Pitching

BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
Jimmy Schreiner (L, 0-1)1.25642149
Dylan Rostek3.12000338
Kyle Knowsley11001120
Toms River EastIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Ushock (W, 1-0)52211374
Brandon Safoschnik22111243

Top Hitters

Brick Game Stats
Nick Hoheb2-3, 2B, RBI
Matt Kunzman1-4, RBI
R.J. Reinhold1-2, R
Toms River EastGame Stats
Josiah Madera2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Anthony Encarnacion1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Akkash Santiago1-2, 2 RBI
Aidan Gallipoli1-3, 2B, R

 

No. 7 Central 9, Toms River South 3

Senior Shane Sajewicz struck out six over 4 2/3 innings of work and junior Dom Masino and sophomore Cristian Soto delivered key hits as the Golden Eagles (3-0, 2-0) pulled away to beat the Indians (0-2, 0-2) and complete the regular-season sweep.

Masino smashed a three-run double off the wall in right-centerfield to put Central ahead, 4-0 in the top of the second inning and Soto cracked a two-run double to make it 7-0 in the top of the fourth. Senior Cam Leiter also contributed an RBI single in the top of the third to make the score 5-0.

Junior Ryan Schmidt got Toms River South on the board with a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth. Junior Chris Clark also tripled in the loss.

 

Southern 6, No. 4 Jackson Memorial 4

Junior Mike Nasti hit a solo home run in the fourth, a game-tying two-run single in the sixth and worked a bases-loaded walk in the seventh to lead the Rams to a come-from-behind, road upset of the Jaguars.

Nasti sparked the comeback with his fourth-inning blast that cut the deficit to 3-2. In the sixth, he delivered a single that scored both senior Stephen Stafford and senior Curtis Olender with one out, tying the game at 4-4.

Southern took the lead in the top of the seventh when Dom Miranda and Stafford drew back-to-back walks to start the inning and Miranda scored on a wild pitch. Nasti later drew a bases-loaded walk to cap the scoring --  the eighth walk of the game issued by Jackson Memorial pitching and the sixth of the last two innings.

After senior Mike Nascimento navigated through six innings, junior Stephen Miller came on to record the final three outs. Senior Chris Cartnick worked a one-out walk and junior Aidan O'Donnell kept Jackson Memorial alive with a two-out single to bring the winning run to the plate, but Miller dug in and struck out the final batter of the game.

Senior J.R. Osmond highlighted a three-run bottom-of-the-first by Jackson Memorial with an RBI double, with senior Zach Crotchfelt adding a sacrifice fly. After Nasti's homer cut the Jackson Memorial lead to 3-2, Osmond led off the bottom of the fifth with a double and scored on a sacrifice fly by O'Donnell.

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Southern (1-1, 1-1)0101022680
Jackson Mem (1-2, 1-1)3000100460

Pitching

SouthernIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Nascimento (W, 1-0)65446397
Stephen Miller (SV, 1)11001124
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Trevor Rieger55332372
Andrew Osmond0.22113028
Devin Foderaro (L, 0-1)0.11223033
Anthony Mehmet1000015

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Mike Nasti2-3, HR, R, 4 RBI
Curtis Olender1-2, 2 R
Ray Mulhern2-3
Carson Wolek2-3
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
J.R. Osmond3-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
Aidan O’Donnell1-3, RBI
Charlie Meglio1-4, R

 

 

Class B Central

Keyport 12, Keansburg 5

Senior D.J. Thomson (1-for-3, four runs scored) hit a two-run triple and scored in a three-run fourth inning and the Red Raiders (1-1, 1-1) exploded for six more in the sixth to close out a win over the rivals Titans (1-1, 1-1).

Senior Anthony Longo (2-for-3, two runs, three RBI) drove in Thomson with a sacrifice fly in the fourth and chased him home again with an RBI double in the top of the sixth. Junior Mason Hospital also pitched in a two-run single in the sixth.

Longo gave up two unearned runs on four hits in five innings while striking out 12 and walking two on 85 pitches. Sophomore Carter Williams came on to close out the final two innings.

Junior Aiden Flynn led Keansburg at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

No. 9 Ranney 14, Point Beach 3 (6 Innings)

Junior A.J. Gracia belted a grand slam in the top of the second inning and struck out the side around a hit in the bottom of the sixth to both blow open and close out a Panthers win over the Garnet Gulls.

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Ranney (3-0, 2-0)160133X14112
Pt. Beach (1-1, 0-1)200100X344

Pitching

RanneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Marcello Mastroianni (2-0)3.21302669
Nick Coniglio1.12000222
A.J. Gracia11000319
Point BeachIPHRERBBSOPC
James Larsen (L, 0-1)1.16761250
Owen West3.24433577
Jackson Killian11332228

Top Hitters

RanneyGame Stats
A.J. Gracia3-4, grand slam, 2 R, 5 RBI
Brett Wehringer3-5, 2B, 3 R, 4 RBI
Glen Cantalupo2-3, 2B, 2 R
Jack Tallent2-3, R, RBI
Charlie Chropuvka1-4, 2 R, RBI
Point BeachGame Stats
Connor DeLorenzo1-2, R

 

Mater Dei Prep 10, Asbury Park 7 (6 Innings)

Sophomore Gavin Sansone, junior Sean Hanna and senior Gerard Novello combined for eight hits and eight RBI and the Seraphs (1-1, 1-1) outlasted the Blue Bishops (0-1, 0-2) in a game that was called an inning early due to darkness.

Sansone went 4-for-5 with three RBI, Hanna was 2-for-4 with three RBI and Novello finished 2-for-5 with two RBI.

 

 

Class B South

Jackson Liberty 3, Manchester 2

Junior left-hander Ethan Bloomfield and freshman Michael Kisseberth combined on a one-hitter and the Lions completed a sweep of the defending South Jersey Group II champion Hawks, who were without senior Mike Damato.

Senior Garrett Drew singled and scored the game-winning run in the bottom of the fifth inning. Drew advanced to second on a passed ball and scored on a ground out by Kisseberth.

Drew also knocked in a go-ahead run in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI single to right and Kisseberth scored on a wild pitch to give Jackson Liberty its first run in the bottom of the first.

Junior A.J. Ramirez singled with one out in the second for Manchester's lone hit and stole second base, but Bloomfield struck out the next two hitters to strike out the side around his lone hit allowed of the game.

Senior Logan Duffy drew three walks and scored both Manchester runs -- the first on a passed ball in the top of the first and the second on a sacrifice fly by classmate Blake Warren to tie the score at 2-2 in the top of the third. Duffy's third walk set Manchester up with runners on first and second with two out in the top of the seventh, but Kisseberth induced a game-ending popout.

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Manchester (0-2,0-2)1010000210
Liberty (2-0,2-0)110010X343

Pitching

ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Sclama (L, 0-1)4.14335483
Joe Inkrote1.20000318
Jackson LibertyIPHRERBBSOPC
Ethan Bloomfield (W, 1-0)6120311105
Michael Kisseberth (SV, 1)10001126

Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
A.J. Ramirez1-3, SB
Logan Duffy0-1, 3 BB, 2 R
Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Garrett Drew2-3, R, RBI, SB
Christian Garced1-2, BB, R, SB

 

Barnegat 4, Lacey 3

Senior Rafael Dominguez, junior Bryce Davenport and senior Joe Fiorentino hit consecutive RBI singles in the top of the ninth inning and the Bengals held off a rally by the Lions in the bottom of the inning to complete a regular-season sweep with an extra-inning win.

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Barnegat (2-1, 2-0)000100003452
Lacey (0-2, 0-2)000001002361

Pitching

BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
P.J. Craig74110994
Ryan Kulpa (W, 2-0)22211219
LaceyIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Todaro721031496
Noah Quinn (L, 0-2)1.12331137
Ryan Preston0.21000213

Top Hitters

BarnegatGame Stats
Rafael Dominguez1-3, RBI
Joe Fiorentino1-3, RBI
Bryce Davenport1-4, RBI
Jared Schworn1-3, 2 R
P.J. Craig1-3, R
LaceyGame Stats
Matt McClung1-2, 2B, R
Andrew Tobia1-4, RBI

 

Pinelands 19, Lakewood 1 (5 Innings)

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Lakewood (0-2, 0-2)10000XX103
Pinelands (3-0, 2-0)17200XXX19122

Pitching

LakewoodIPHRERBBSOPC
Aneruis Ozoria (L, 0-1)21017178180
Jiovani Genao32221433
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Mitchell (W, 1-0)10100318
Bobby Gordon10000110
Wainen10000315
Glass10000015

Top Hitters

PinelandsGame Stats
T.J. Ross2-2, 2 R, RBI
Peter Merola1-1, 2 RBI
Kaden Inman2-2, 2 R, 3 RBI
Nugent1-1, R, RBI

 

Donovan Catholic 13, Point Boro 3 (6 Innings)

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Point Boro (1-3, 1-1)0003000232
Donovan (1-2, 1-1)061033X13132

Pitching

Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Trey Harpootilan (L, 0-1)38751266
Wyat Dewysockie23333146
Eric Anilonis0.12332023
Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Shaun O’Keefe (W, 1-0)53312881
Jake Marciano10000313

Top Hitters

Pont BoroGame Stats
Brian Simones2-3, R
Connor Cilento1-3, R
Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Gavin Degnan3-4, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 R
Rocco Scarpitti3-3, 4 R, RBI
Joe Maier2-4, 2 RBI
Ryan Butchko1-2, 2 BB

 

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