Donovan opens its new field in style

Donovan opens its new field in style

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Donovan opens its new field in style

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Monsignor Donovan opened its new baseball field at the Witty Road Complex, Toms River in style on Tuesday.

Senior Adam Holowienka pitched a one-hitter and pinch-runner Chris Calderone scored the only run on a sacrifice fly by sophomore third baseman Russ Petranto in the bottom of the sixth inning as the Griffins defeated Manchester, 1-0, in a Shore Conference Class B South game that was played in just 65 minutes.

Holowienka (1-1) struck out three and hit a batter while throwing just 74 pitches. He faced just 23 batters, two above the minimum.

Mitch Stage’s infield single in the fifth broke up the no-hit bid. It was the second one-hitter Monsignor Donovan has thrown this season.

Manchester’s Ed White pitched a two-hitter. He struck out eight and walked one.

POINT BEACH 6, KEANSBURG 5: Shane Regan picked up his first varsity win when he hit a game-winning two-run double in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Garnet Gulls (4-1, 4-1) defeated the Titans (2-4, 2-4) in a Class B Central game.

Alan Nieto had a triple, three hits and scored two runs for Point Beach.

CENTRAL 9 BARNEGAT 4: Junior right-hander Andrew DiPiazza struck out 10 and pitched a complete-game five-hitter to improve to 3-0 and Frank Rose’s RBI single in the top of the fourth put the Golden Eagles (4-3, 4-2) ahead to stay at 3-2 as Central defeated the Bengals (2-2, 2-2) in a Class B South game.

DiPiazza has struck out 39 in 21 innings this season. The runs Barnegat scored were the first DiPiazza has allowed this season.

Eddie Corrigan went 2-for-3 with a game-tying two-run single in the second for Central.

TR SOUTH 5, BRICK MEM. 0: Sophomore right-hander Vincent Scrudato scattered seven hits to pick up his first varsity win and Ryan Sweeney slugged a two-run homer in the top of the first for the only runs Scrudato would need as the Indians (6-2, 4-2) defeated the Mustangs (3-3, 3-2) in a Class A South game.

Scrudato struck out six and walked three.

JACKSON MEM. 10, SOUTHERN 8: Ed Guippone went 2-for-4 and scored three runs as the Jaguars (6-1, 6-0), ranked No. 1 in the Asbury Park Press Top 10, defeated the Rams (1-6, 1-6) and moved out to a two-game lead in the loss column in Class A South.

Mark Heslin went 3-for-5 with two RBI for Southern.

TR NORTH 10, BRICK 3: Anthony Ferlise went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Cory Cordasco went 2-for-4 with two RBI as the Mariners (4-3, 3-3) defeated the No. 4 Green Dragons (4-2, 3-2) in a Class A South game and handed Brick its second loss in as many days.

Karl Blum went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Quintin Garvin went 2-for-3, scored two runs and had an RBI and Ron Marinaccio went 2-for-4 with an RBI as Toms River North had 15 hits.

TR EAST 3, LACEY 0: Charlie Mule’ and C.J. Hirschy had RBI singles in the first inning and Tyler Fogler scattered six hits in 5 1/3 innings for his first varsity win as the No. 10 Raiders (4-3, 4-3) snapped a two-game losing streak with the win over the Lions (0-6, 0-6) in a Class A South game.

Max Lasky added an RBI single in the seventh.

LAKEWOOD 5, PINELANDS 3: Mike Villalba’s single in the top of the 10th scored Jean Carlos Jerez with the go-ahead run and Carlos Torres pitched a complete-game as the Piners (2-3, 2-3) defeated the Wildcats (1-5, 1-5) in a Class B South game.

Torres struck out 11.

OCEAN 7, RUMSON-FH 3: Nick Ferrara’s two-run double in the fourth broke a 2-2 tie as the Spartans (4-3) broke a 2-2 tie by scoring five runs as they defeated the Bulldogs (3-4) in a nondivisional game.

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