Anthony Rocco threw a complete game eight-hitter with six strikeouts and one walk to earn his fourth win of the season as Jackson Memorial claimed its fourth Class A South title in the last five seasons with a 4-3 win over Toms River East on Tuesday afternoon.
Brick’s win over Toms River South, 6-4, late Tuesday evening means Jackson Memorial will be the outright division champion for the third time since 2009.
Joe DeMaio hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to plate Matt Guarino with the winning run.
Jackson Memorial was winning, 3-2, with two outs in the top of the seventh when CJ Hirschy hit a solo homer to left field to tie the score for the Raiders.
MON. DONOVAN 5, PINELANDS 0: Senior hurler Rich Power went the distance, striking out 10, walking one and yielding just one hit for his third win as the Griffins (12-2, 8-2) kept pace with Jackson Liberty in Class B South thanks to a win over the Wildcats (3-9, 3-8).
A four-run second inning propelled Monsignor Donovan as Dan McGeehan smacked a two-run double and Chris Calderone a two-run single, both coming with two outs.
The Lions lead the Griffins by a half-game in Class B South. The two will play each other on Thursday afternoon.
JACKSON LIB. 2, BARNEGAT 1: The Lions (10-4, 9-2) scored two second inning runs on a throwing error and an RBI fielder’s choice from Billy Carlock to defeat the Bengals.
WALL 5, RED BANK 0: Gerard Jalowski pitched five innings of relief for his second win, giving up two hits, striking out seven and walking none for the Crimson Knights (11-2, 7-1) in Class B North.
Wall exploded for four runs in the bottom of the fourth to break the game open. An RBI single from junior first baseman Jack Gifford made it 5-0.
Red Bank was playing its second game since it was involved in a bench-clearing brawl with Rumson-Fair Haven on Saturday. The Bucs had 14 players ejected as a result of the melee, all of whom were serving the second of an NJSIAA-mandated, two-game suspension.
OCEAN 3, FREEHOLD 2: On a 2-2 pitch in the top of the sixth, junior catcher Zack Godfrey hit an RBI double that scored Jordan Bell and the Spartans (8-7, 6-4) hung on for a Class B North win at the Colonials (7-6, 4-6).
Senior pitcher Kevin Buell put together a complete game, four-hitter as he struck out six and walked four while giving up just one earned run for his third win of the season.
SHORE 2, MONMOUTH 1: Chris Vaccaro’s RBI single in the top of the 10th plated Andrew Schultz with the eventual winning run as the Blue Devils (4-8) outlasted the Falcons (7-5) in Class A Central.
CBA 10, FREEHOLD TWP. 4: A three-run triple in the bottom of the sixth from Joe Dudek highlighted a five-run inning that helped the Colts (9-3) pull away from the Patriots in Class A North.
Dudek finished 1-for-3 with that triple, while Ryan Ramiz went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the win.