BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Shore pushes past Freehold

BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Shore pushes past Freehold


BASEBALL ROUNDUP: Shore pushes past Freehold


Senior second baseman Matt Schulz hit a two-out, run-scoring single in the bottom of the sixth inning, giving the Shore Regional Blue Devils a 3-2 win over Freehold in non-divisional play Friday.

Schulz stroked two hits in three at-bats as the Blue Devils (3-1, 1-1) won their third straight game.

Senior Andrew Schulz (2-0) tossed a five-hitter, striking out seven, walking two and allowing two unearned runs. Shore senior catcher Nick Blaney went 2-for-2, including a triple, scored one run and drove in one.

FREEHOLD TWP. 9, CBA 7: Mike Alexander went 3-for-5, including a double, scored two runs and plated one to lead the visiting Patriots (3-2, 2-2) past the Colts (2-1-1, 2-1-1) in Shore Conference Class A North.

The Patriots’ Kenny Carrier pitched the final two innings for the save and went 1-for-3, drove in two runs, scored one, stole one base and drew one walk. Teammate Steve Derby went 2-for-4, drove in two, scored one and stole one base. Teammate Chris Talbott hit a two-run double and scored one run.

Chris Rose hurled two innings of relief for the victory. CBA’s Will Morgan hit a three-run homer.

TR EAST 9, BRICK MEMORIAL 3: Anthony DeBlasio’s six strong innings led the visiting Raiders (4-1) past the Mustangs (1-5, 1-3) in Class A South.

DeBlasio (2-0) allowed two earned runs, struck out three, walked none and surrendered five hits. East’s Max Lasky went 3-for-4, scored two runs and drove in one. Teammate Jerry Caporale went 3-for-3, stole two bases and scored one run. East’s Ron Calatoni went 2-for-3, including a double, and drove in one run.

Brick Memorial’s Nick Matteo went 2-for-3, including a two-bagger, and plated one run.

LACEY 4, SOUTHERN 2: Justin Weigland notched his first victory of the season for the host Lions, pitching 523 innings while allowing four hits and striking out eight against the Rams.

Justin Roth pitched the seventh for his second save of the season. Lacey’s George Peddie hit a two-run single in the first for a 2-0 lead. Teammate Anthony Elefante went 2-for-2, drew one walk and knocked in one run for Lacey, winner of four straight games.

POINT BORO 7, BARNEGAT 5: Winning pitcher Frank Graziano went 3-for-5, including a double, and drove in four runs, propelling the host Panthers past the Bengals in Class B South.

PINELANDS 8, CENTRAL 2: Starter Tyler Carney tossed 523 innings of shutout ball for the visiting Wildcats (3-3, 3-2) in their Class B South victory over the Golden Eagles.

Carney struck out two, walked three and allowed four hits. Pinelands’ Mitch Merrill went 2-for-4, including a double, drove in one run and scored two. Teammate Pat Spagnola went 2-for-3, scored one run, drove in one run and drew one walk. Pinelands’ Vince Bondinello went 1-for-2, drove in one run and drew a walk.

Bondinello hit a third-inning sacrifice fly for a 1-0 lead the Wildcats would not relinquish. Central’s Andrew DiPiazza went 1-for-3 and drove in two runs.

KEANSBURG 11, HENRY HUDSON 2: Winner Josh Heck (1-0) tossed a two-hitter and struck out six for the visiting Titans in their Class B Central conquest of the Admirals.

Henry Hudson’s six errors produced seven unearned runs for the Titans.

MATER DEI 13, ASBURY PARK 3: Sam Miles stroked three hits in three at-bats, drove in one run and scored two for the host Seraphs in their Class B Central victory over the Blue Bishops.

Teammate Vince Smith went 1-for-2, scored three runs, stole one base, drew one walk and plated three runs. Cole Hardy went 2-for-2, scored two runs and plated two. Reliever Liam Olausen (1-0) posted his first varsity win, allowing two runs and six hits while striking out six over the final three innings.

Asbury Park’s Angel Rosario went 2-for-3 and scored two runs. Teammates Will Wells and Joel Hernandez hit RBI singles.

MONMOUTH 3, RED BANK 0: Corey Shelvin hurled a five-hitter and struck out seven, propelling the visiting Falcons past the Bucs in non-divisional action.


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