Warriors edge Blue Devils in 8 innings

Warriors edge Blue Devils in 8 innings


Warriors edge Blue Devils in 8 innings


Junior designated hitter Ty Hawkins’s ground-rule double with one out in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Max Hawkins from second base with the winning run and Manasquan pitchers struck out 17 hitters in a 2-1 Shore Conference Class A Central victory over Raritan on Wednesday.

Freshman Tom Sheehan struck out five and did not allow a base runner over the final 213 innings to pick up the win.

Manasquan starting pitcher Marc Galvan struck out 10 over the first four innings. Ty Hawkins drove in both of Manasquan’s runs. Max Hawkins was 1-for-2 with two walks and two stolen bases. Bruce Strickland was 3-for-4 with a double and scored a run for Raritan (0-1, 0-1).

MANCHESTER 1, BARNEGAT 0: Sophomore Ryan Vanderham’s two-out single in the bottom of the eighth inning scored Marc Edwards with the winning run as the Hawks (1-1, 1-0) defeated the Bengals (0-1, 0-1) in a Class B South game.

Manchester’s Devin Tomei pitched a complete-game two-hitter. He struck out seven and walked five.

Barnegat sophomore Jason Groome pitched two-hitter ball over the first seven innings. He struck out 11.

COLTS NECK 2, MARLBORO 1: Tyler Kay’s single to right-center with two out in the bottom of the fourth scored Tyler Kapuscinski with the go-ahead run and capped a two-run rally as the Cougars (1-0, 1-0) defeated the Mustangs (0-1, 0-1) in a Class A North game.

With Marlboro ahead 1-0, shortstop Paul Marinello began the fourth-inning rally by walking with one out. He moved to third on a single up the middle by Kapuscinski. Kapuscinski stole second before junior catcher Jordan Gonzalez drove in Marinello with the tying run with a ground out to short.

Robbie Warendorf picked up the win by pitching 423 innings of three-hit ball.

HOWELL 4, FREEHOLD TWP. 3: Dan Matrisciano and Andrew Larsen both scored in the bottom of the sixth on an errant throw to the plate as the Rebels (2-0, 1-0) scored three times in the sixth to rally for a Class A North win over the Patriots (1-1, 0-1), No. 10 in the Asbury Park Press Preseason Top 10.

Zach Loroesh pitched a complete-game six-hitter to pick up the win.

Rob Napolitano had a solo home run in the third for Howell. Nick Cardace and Joe Silvestrone each went 2-for-3 for Freehold Township.

SJ VIANNEY 6, SHORE 4: Senior first baseman Joe Rotelli hit a two-run homer in the top of the first and senior Anthony LaVigne had a two-run double in a four-run fourth as the No. 5 Lancers (2-0, 2-0 defeated the Blue Devils (0-1, 0-1) in a Class A Central game.

Senior second baseman Andrew Schulz went 2-for-4 with two doubles, an RBI and scored a run for Shore.

RB CATHOLIC 3, RUMSON-FH 0: Senior left-hander ack Kissinger struck out nine and pitched a three-hitter and the No. 1 Caseys (2-0, 2-0) scored three unearned runs in the top of the fourth as they defeated the Bulldogs (0-2, 0-2) in a Class A Central game.

Senior catcher Mike Alescio went 3-for-4 with a double for Red Bank Catholic.

RED BANK 7, NEPTUNE 2: A.J. Forgione struck out eight and pitched two-hit ball over the first five innings as the Bucs (1-0, 1-0) defeated the Scarlet Fliers (0-1, 0-1) in a Class B North game and gave first-year head coach Nick Tucker his first win.

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