Junior Ryan Tomei threw a four-hitter and went 3-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and scored two runs as the Manchester High School baseball team defeated Toms River South, ranked No. 5 in the Asbury Park Press Top 10, 5-1 on Monday in a nondivisional game at Toms River South’s Ken Frank Baseball Stadium and gave 17th-year head coach John Musolf career win No. 200.
Musolf has a career record of 200-171-1. It was the first time Manchester has beaten Toms River South since Musolf has been the coach.
Tomei struck out seven and had an opposite-field RBI double to left in the fifth.
Manchester (7-5) took a 1-0 lead in the top of the fourth on a suicide squeeze bunt by catcher Mitch Stage. Tomei’s double made it 2-0.
A run-scoring single by Kevin Fox in the sixth pulled Toms River South (9-4) within 2-1 before the Hawks added three in the seventh on an RBI double by John Sudol, a run-scoring ground ball by Ed White and an error.
IN OTHER BASEBALL:
RB CATHOLIC 9, RARITAN 2: Tom Puzo pitched six innings of two-hit ball to improve to 4-0 and Mike Rescigno had a two-run double in a five-run third inning as the No. 2 Caseys (12-1, 11-0) clinched a tie for the Class A Central championship with the win over the Rockets (5-9, 4-7).
Joe Iacobellis was 2-for-4 with two RBI and scored a run. Al Molina was 2-for-4 and scored a run.
JACKSON LIB. 12, LAKEWOOD 1: James Sofield went 3-for-4 with three RBI and scored a run and Dan Naif pitched five innings of two-hit ball and struck out seven as the Lions (9-4) moved back into sole possession of first place in Class B South by a half-game over Monsignor Donovan with the win over the Piners (2-8, 2-8).
JACKSON MEM. 4, JACKSON LIB. 3: Spencer Young’s single with one out in the bottom of the seventh scored Ed Guippone with the winning run as the No. 1 Jaguars (11-1) defeated the Lions (8-4) Sunday in a nondivisional game at FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood.
Young went 3-for-4 with two RBI.
Anthony Rocco picked up his third win of the season by pitching a 1-2-3 seventh.
RARITAN 7, RB CATHOLIC 6: Emily Schaffer’s leadoff home run sparked a seven-run outburst in the bottom of the first inning and the Rockets (10-6, 7-3) held on for the win over the Caseys (8-4, 8-3) in a Shore Conference Class A Central game.
Nicole Coppolino hit a two-run homer and Laura Gesario and Bethany Budner added a two-run double and a two-run single respectively.
Schaffer, who picked up the win on the mound, went 2-for-3 with a double and a walk in addition to the homer. Gesario went 2-for-3.
Sara Dinistrian went 2-for-2 with a solo homer, a walk and a hit by pitch for Red Bank Catholic.
TR SOUTH 3, DONOVAN 1: Danielle Gabriel struck out 14, walked none and allowed only two hits as the Indians (10-5) defeated the Griffins (7-4) in an Ocean County Tournament quarterfinal-round game.
Taylor Leuck had a two-run triple in the first inning.
MATAWAN 5, NEPTUNE 1: Senior right-hander Danielle Knox struck out 13, walked two, pitched a two-hitter and went 2-for-3 and scored a run as the Huskies (5-8, 5-4) defeated the Scarlet Fliers (3-9, 1-8) in a Class B North game.
RB CATHOLIC 2, MONS. DONOVAN 1: Kevin Brennan finished with six kills and eight digs leading the Caseys (9-4, 8-1) over the Grifffins (5-7, 4-5) in a Class A Central match. Ryan Farley had 29 assists, six digs and four aces for the Caseys.
Tyler Broo finished with 26 assists for the Griffins.
IN GIRLS LACROSSE:
HOLMDEL 15, MANCHESTER 14: Alexa Lukowski scored the game-winning goal with 8 seconds left leading the Hornets (3-7) over the Hawks (5-6) in a nondivisional game. Chapin Taggert also scored four of her team-high six goals in the second half for the Hornets.
Kelli Serpi scored five of her team-high nine goals in the first half for the Hawks.
Various members of the Freehold girls soccer team made their college plans known recently. Sara Cobb, the Asbury Park Press girls soccer player of the year, committed to Utah State, Meghan Holtz committed to Bucknell and Hayley Rice committed to Lipscomb University.
In boys soccer, Long Branch’s Wilson Bonilla, who made the Asbury Park Press boys soccer All-Shore first team, committed to Monmouth University.
Middletown North field hockey’s Devon Freshnock recently capped off her senior season by signing a scholarship agreement to play at Rutgers University.