Jackson Memorial tops Toms River South, improves to 17-1

Jackson Memorial tops Toms River South, improves to 17-1

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Jackson Memorial tops Toms River South, improves to 17-1

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Junior lefty Matt Guarino allowed four hits in six innings and slugged a two-run homer for visiting Jackson Memorial (17-1, 14-0) in their 8-1 Class A South win over Toms River South (13-6, 9-5).

Jackson’s Jordan Burst and Nick Dabrio hit solo homers. Teammate Brian Delesky went 2-for-3, including a fifth-inning RBI double. Senior Spencer Young tossed a perfect seventh to preserve the win.

South’s Russell Messler went 2-for-2 and scored a first-inning run on a Ryan Shiffer ground out. Teammate John Puleo went 1-for-2, a double off the left-field wall in the fifth.

CENTRAL 2, MANCHESTER 1: Junior left fielder Rich Galati hit the first homer of his varsity career, a solo shot in the bottom of the eighth, giving the Golden Eagles (8-8, 8-6) a win over the Hawks (9-8, 8-6) in Class B South.

Galati, the No. 9 hitter in the order, connected down the right-field line on the first pitch. Junior righty Andrew DiPiazza (6-0) struck out 14, walked one and allowed one unearned run on three hits. He struck out the side in the second and seventh and retired his first two batters on strikes in the third. He threw 108 pitches, including 76 strikes.

DONOVAN 13, POINT BEACH 3: Chris Calderone went 3-for-3, including a three-run double, leading the host Griffins past the Garnet Gulls in non-divisional action.

Teammate Rich Power went 3-for-4, plated four runs and scored three. Calderone slammed a three-run double in the third as the Griffins took a 5-0 lead. Power hit a two-run double in the fifth as Donovan went ahead, 12-3. Teammate Adam Holowienka (4-2) tossed a complete game, striking out five and walking none.

BRICK 4, HOWELL 2: Brian Henry went 3-for-4, plated one run and pitched the seventh for his first save of the season as the host Green Dragons (11-7) bested the Rebels (9-7) in non-divisional action.

Brick took a 1-0 lead in the first on a one-out error and Henry singled home a run in the fourth for a 2-0 lead with two away. Brick scored two runs in the sixth in which Tyler Wicker singled home one run and scored on a two-out double steal.

Winner Nick Mogila (1-0), a sophomore righty, struck out two, walked four and allowed two earned runs on four hits in six innings.

DELSEA 6, PINELANDS 4: Pinelands’ Jon Arch went 3-for-4 and drove in one run for the host Wildcats (4-14) in their non-conference loss to the Crusaders (15-4).

Teammate Erik Schilling went 2-for-4, including one double, and drove in two runs. Pinelands’ Cory Burke went 2-for-3 and scored one run.

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