Donovan opens its new field in style

Donovan opens its new field in style


Donovan opens its new field in style


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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