Puleo lifts Toms River South to win over Monsignor Donovan

Puleo lifts Toms River South to win over Monsignor Donovan


Puleo lifts Toms River South to win over Monsignor Donovan


Senior second baseman John Puleo belted a solo homer in the fourth and a grand slam in the fifth and went 3-for-4 as visiting Toms River South defeated Monsignor Donovan, 12-2, on Thursday in a nondivisional game.

Russell Messler slammed his sixth homer of the season — a two-run shot with two out in the fourth. That was followed by Puleo’s first homer.

Eric Fricks pitched the first four innings to improve to 7-2. He also had an RBI double.

James Meyreles had a solo homer in the fourth and a sacrifice fly in the second for Monsignor Donovan.

Toms River South is 15-7. Monsignor Donovan is 15-10.

TR EAST 4, MIDD. SOUTH 2: Anthony DeBlasio pitched a complete-game six-hitter and Tyler DeFillippo had an RBI double and Charlie Mule’ an RBI single in a three-run fifth when the Raiders (12-8) wiped out a 2-0 deficit in their win over the Eagles (12-9).

DeBlasio struck out two and walked two.

Mule’ was 3-for-4 and DeFilippo was 2-for-3.

WALL 5, MIDD. NORTH 1: Vin Amato pitched a complete-game three-hitter and struck out eight and walked one and Nick Martinez went 3-for-4, scored three runs and drove in one as the Crimson Knights (17-3) defeated the Lions (7-13) in a nondivisional game.

The two teams will meet again Monday in an NJSIAA Central Group III first-round game.

POINT BORO 3, POINT BEACH 0: Senior right-hander Ryan Lees struck out six, walked two and pitched a three-hitter as the Panthers (11-10) celebrated Senior Day with the win over the Garnet Gulls (10-8).

Ryan Thrunnk had an RBI single, Dan Kavanaugh a sac fly and Deven Del Priore scored on a balk. Point Boro’s entire lineup consisted of seniors.

CENTRAL 7, BRICK 4: Christian Beardon hit a two-run homer in the third followed by a solo homer by pinch-hitter Andrew DiPiazza and sophomore Jake Dominguez struck out the final four batters he faced to pick up the save as the Golden Eagles (11-8) defeated the Green Dragons (12-9) in a nondivisional night game at Leiter Field, Berkeley.

Josh DellaPietro was 2-for-3 with two RBI and Nick Bondulich was 3-for-4 with a stolen base and scored a run for Central.

OCEAN 2, BRICK MEM. 1: Jerome Cevetello hit a two-run double in the bottom of the third and Nick Price pitched a complete-game four-hitter as the Spartans (12-13) defeated the Mustangs (11-11) in a nondivisional game.

RED BANK 9, MATER DEI 0: Senior left-hander Joe Jacques pitched a complete-game two-hitter and Jacob Nappi went 4-for-4 with two RBI and two doubles as the Bucs (10-12) defeated the Seraphs (10-9) in a nondivisional game.

Jacques (5-3) struck out six and walked six.


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