Freehold Township topples Rumson-Fair Haven in Monmouth County Tournament quarterfinal

Freehold Township topples Rumson-Fair Haven in Monmouth County Tournament quarterfinal

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Freehold Township topples Rumson-Fair Haven in Monmouth County Tournament quarterfinal

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Joe Ellerman tossed six innings of two-hit ball and Joe Silvestrone drove in four runs, leading visiting Freehold Township past Rumson-Fair Haven 7-0 in a Monmouth County Tournament quarterfinal on Friday.

The Patriots (14-4) will meet Christian Brothers Academy 4 p.m. Monday in a semifinal at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood. The Patriots have won 11 of their last 12 games. Their lone loss in that stretch was to CBA.

Ellerman added a single and scored one run. Joe Silvestrone went 2-for-4 and scored two runs. His two-out, two-run single in the fifth keyed a four-run outburst and put the Patriots ahead 2-0. He slugged a two-run homer in a three-run seventh.

Steve Derby stroked three hits in four at-bats, scored two runs and drove in one. Chris Talbott doubled, walked and scored a run.

SHORE 3, MANASQUAN 2: Senior Nick Blaney walked with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh, giving the Blue Devils (11-8, 8-6) a win over the Warriors (7-10, 6-8) in Shore Conference Class A Central.

Andrew Schulz opened the inning with a single and stole second. Mark Cosentino was intentionally walked. James Kelly drew a base on balls to load the bases against Tom Toole, working his second inning of relief, setting the stage for Blaney.

Schulz worked 613 innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits. He struck out six and walked two. Senior Dylan Vosk (1-1) pitched two-thirds of an inning. He entered the game with runners at first and second in the seventh and wriggled out of the jam with a popup and a groundout for his first varsity win in relief.

Vosk singled home a second-inning run for a 1-0 lead. Manasquan tied the game at one in the third on an RBI double by Toole. Shore went ahead 2-1 in the fourth on a bases-loaded walk to Clayton Coffey. Manasquan’s Matt Edwards tied the game at two in the fifth on a homer by Matt Edwards.

SJ VIANNEY 14, RARITAN 6: Evan Pietronico had three hits for the Lancers in a Class A Central win over the Rockets. Raritan’s Brandon Bentley had three RBI.

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