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Gill St. Bernards 11, Rutgers Prep 0: Sophomore lefty Cam Miller threw a five-inning no- hitter, walking one and striking out three and was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI as the Knights (2-0) recorded their second straight shutout. Miller walked Jackson Shuetz on a full count with two outs in the fourth. Danny Sivolella went 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI, Dan Spear went 3-for-3 with homer, double and three RBI and Luke Beveridge was 2-for-3 with two runs scored. Warren Hills’ Anthony Veneziano and Evan Murray combined to pitch a one-hitter Thursday as Warren Hills defeated Rutgers Prep, 10-0.
Bernards 14, Delaware Valley 9: Senior center fielder Luke Bowerbank had quite the day for Bernards, which opened the season. He went 4-for-4 with a walk, and two-run homer that gave the Mountaineers a 14-2 lead in the sixth. He also had four RBI and three runs scored and came in to came in to finish the game on the mound after Del Val scored seven runs in the sixth and seventh to make it interesting. Winning pitcher Kyle Oliver went 4 innings, giving up three hits, walking one and striking out four. He also had four hits, a double, triple and two singles, drove in two runs and scored twice. Danny McDonnell was 2-4 with two runs and RBI. Senior center fielder Frank McHugh and freshman Christian Hlinka sparked the Del Val rally with three-run homers in the sixth and seventh innings respectively.. Hlinka, sophomore Scott Becker and senior catcher Mike Pilone had hits each for the Terriers (0-2).
Somerville 9, South Plainfield 4: Austin Markowski went 2-for-3 with four RBI, a homer and two runs scored for Somerville (2-0). Kellen Hardy went 2-for-4 with a run scored and a double.Alex Antonelli pitched five innings to earn the win. He also had a hit as did six of his teammates. Bryan Gillen and Jake Gillis had two hits and and a run scored for South Plainfield (0-2).
Watchung Hills 2, Colonia 1: Senior Lefty Jake Wilinsky tossed a four-hitter, striking out six without a walk as the “Hustlin’ Warriors (1-1) bounced back from a one-run loss to Hillsborough. Senior 1B Danny Bongiorno, who missed all of last year with a knee injury suffered in football season, went 2 for 3 with an RBI. Senior SS Anthony Rocchietti went 2 for 3 with a run scored and senior CF Kevin Cagnetta was 1 for 3 with the game-winning RBI and three stolen bases.
North Hunterdon 5, Pope John of Sparta 4: Winning pitcher Shayne Fontana also went 2-4, drove in a run and scored two. He homered in the third inning and singled in the sixth inning. Fontana went 6 1/3 shutout innings. He allowed , five hits and a walk. He struck out struck out four. Andrew Meiners delivered an RBI triple in a three-run fifth inning as North improved to 2-0. Austin Arndt and Jeff Gernon also had RBI in the fifth on a single and ground out respectively. Lehigh commit Thomas Schumacher drove in the final run with an RBI single in the sixth. Josh Grunden earned a save after Pope John scored four runs in the seventh in Clinton.
Millburn 7, Immaculata 5: The Spartans battled from a 6-0 second-inning deficit, but still fell to 0-2. Mike Maguire collected two extra-base hits – an RBI triple in the fourth and RBI double in the seventh. Storm Parish’s two-run double gave Immaculata its first runs in the third. Ryan Kastner had an RBI single in the seventh. Nick Egnatuk and Alec Sames had two hits apiece an a run scored.
Manville 9, Warren Tech 8: Manville rallied from deficits of 6-1 and 8-3 with a five-run fourth to tie and one more in the sixth to win. Manville went ahead Jared Matisak led off with a double, moved to third on a wild pitch and scored on junior left fielder Jeremy Nurnberger’s single. Freshman Mike Tyle earned his first varsity vwin, pitching six innings. He allowed two runs and three hits, striking out eigtht. Manville is 1-1.
Bound Brook 8, Highland Park 6: Nick Cryan went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Nick Cuba went 2-for-3 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored for Bound Brook, which bounced back from its season-opening loss to South Hunterdon. Vinny Capalbo went 2-for-4 with a double. Jordan Bautista went 4 2/3 for the win.
Pennington 6, South Hunterdon 2: Josh Phillips and Jimmy Smiegocki drove in the South runs and Lukas Robinson collected two hits for the Eagles (1-1).
Cranford 7, Westfield 5: Mike Friel had two hits,, a double and two runs scored and Chris Rinaldi slapped two hits for Westfield (0-2). Patrick Knight and Albert Gargiulo had two RBI apiece for Cranford.
Governor Livingston 9, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 2: Dan Belfer allowed one hit through five innings and Nick Cocchia relieved, pitching two scoreless to lead the Highlanders (2-0). Ethan Frohman hit a grand slam in the bottom of the first to wipe out a 1-0 SP-F lead. The Highlanders broke it open in the second with five runs sparked by Ian Lynch’s RBI double and a two-run single from John Tedesco. Lynch finished 3-4 with two runs and a RBI. Zach Lipshitz scored two runs and stole two bases for SP-F (1-1). Peter Yarem and Keith Maxwell had an RBI apiece.
New Providence 16, Roselle Park 8: A 10-run third inning broke it open for the Pioneers (1-1). Will Todd went 4-for-4 with three doubles and three runs scored and Sean Meade was 3-for-4 with three runs scored.
Plainfield 18, Hilllside 2: The Cardinals improved to 2-0 and 2-0 in the Union County Conference Sky Division as freshman Waldy Arias went 5-for-5 with a double and two runs scored. Dre Vaughn went 3-for-3 with a stolen base. Pitchers Brian Santos, Alex Mullen and Steve Brito held Hillside to two hits. Plainfield, which has recorded two mercy rule triumphs, plays at Summit Saturday morning at 10:30 a.m.
Dayton 17, Union Catholic 0: Erick Mack went 2-for-3 with a double for Union Catholic (1-1), which made four errors.
Wardlaw-Hartridge 11, Timothy Christian 1: John Anderson-Schmitt struck out 12 of the 16 he faced, including striking out the first nine batters. He didn’t allow a walk and gave up two hits. Junior shortstop Mike Jesionka went 3-for-5 with two triples, two runs scored and four RBI for Wardlaw. Alden Ulman went 1-2 with a double and run scored for Timothy.