Hunterdon Central 15, Edison 2: Coach Mike Raymond was rewarded with career win No. 300 as the potent Red Devils’ lineup struck for 17 hits. Senior second baseman and leadoff man Brett McManus was 3-for-5 with three runs scored, three RBI and double for :Central (11-4-1). Mike Perone also had another big game going 2-for-4 with three run sscored, a double and RBI. Matt Toke, Matt Padre, and Anthony Cillo had two RBI apiece. Bobby Cole went five for the decision. Red Devils have won four straight.
Ridge 10, The Pingry School 0: Senior righty Dylan Crowley pitched a five-inning no hitter for Ridge (9-3-1) at Hall Field. Crowley also had three hits. Connor Scherzer homerd for Ridge.Pingry is 7-4.
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Cranford 4, Westfield 2: Cranford lefty senior ace and Rutgers commit Ryan Knight was the story as he pitched 5 1/3 innings of relief and was also 2-for-3. Defending champ and No. 6-seed Westfield had leads of 1-0 and 2-1, but third-seeded Cranford (12-3) had a three-run fourth and was in control behind Knight. Colin Dursee’s RBI single in the second drove in Mike Friel who had opened the frame with a double to give the sixth-seeded Blue Devils (6-10) a 1-0 lead. In the third senior Matt Catanzaro was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to make it 2-1. But Knight entered with two runners on and one out in the second and got two groundouts. Dan DoCampo and Friel had two hits and scored a run apiece for Westfield. Cranford will play Summit Saturday in the county semifinals at Elizabeth High’s Williams Field at 4 p.m.
Summit 8, Scotch Plains-Fanwood 7: No. 2 seed SP-F (13-3) never led in a game it trailed 6-1 before scoring two runs in the fourth, fifth and seventh innings. Problem was the Hilltoppers kept scoring single runs to keep the lead. Zach Lipshitz was 3-for-4 with a run scored and RBI and Peter Warren had two hits, a run scored and three RBI for the Raiders. No. 10-seed Summit will play No. 3 Cranford Satrurday at Elizabeth High’s Williams Field in the county semifinals at 4 p.m.
Governor Livingston 12, Union 0 (6 innings): Top-seeded Governor Livingston broke open a 3-0 game in the sixth with nine runs to win in mercy rule fashion. John Tedesco’s grand slam sent everybody home. Senior lefty and Lehigh commit Ethan Frohman (5-1) pitched a six inning shutout, allowing one hit and one walk. He fanned nine. Frohman went 2-for-3 with two RBI. John Tedesco’s grand slam in the sixth sent everybody home in the mercy-rule game. Senior Ian Lynch went 3-for-3 with a double, walk and two runs for the Highlanders who’ll play No. 4 AL Johnson of Clark in a county semifinal Saturday afternoon in Elizabeth. Will Jennings added an RBI and scored a run and Ryan Zucker scored twice.
Middlesex 16, New Brunswick 0: Junior Mike Lavenia went 3-for-3 with three doubles and four RBI, while Tristan O’Connor went 4-for-4 with four runs as the Blue Jays (6-11) won their fourth in a row. Dom Lampasona collected three hits and four RBI including a homer. Quincy West singled and doubled for Middlesex, while teammate Tyler Dymond went 2-for-4. The Zebras (4-10) were outhit 19-2.
Wardlaw-Hartridge 5, Dunellen 0: Abe Golding tossed a one-hitter for the win. He also went 1-for-4 with a double.T.C. Weber drove in two runs and Rocco Haborak also drove in a run.
Perth Amboy Tech 13, Piscataway Tech 9: Jovany Contreras hit a game-winning homer and plated an insurance run as the Patriots (4-9) avenged an earlier loss to the Raiders (5-8). Perth Amboy Tech erased a 7-0 deficit with a nine-run rally in the fourth inning. With the score 9-9 in the fifth, Contreras led off with a solo homer. He added an RBI double in the sixth. Brian Arocho earned his first varsity win with four innings of relief. Contreras pitched a scoreless seventh. Piscataway Tech was outhit 15-6
Piscataway 6, Carteret 5: The Chiefs (10-8) bounced back from a 21-4 loss to Perth Amboy Tuesday as Zach Merring went 3-for-4 with a run, scored. George Carson was 2-for-4 with an RBI for the Chiefs. Michael App earned the win, not allowing a walk and striking out three.
South Plainfield 10, Woodbridge 4: Kyle Dickerson, L.J. Scarpitto, Sean Earhardt, Xavier Wilson and Chris Marrero collected two hits apiece for the Tigers, who rallied for five runs in the fifth and four more in the sixth to erase a 4-1 deficit. Wilson finished with four RBI and a triple, while Jack Gillis plated two runs for streaking South Plainfield (10-4), which has won five of its last six. Trevor Cykowski went 3-for-3 for Woodbridge (8-8), while teammate Harry Rutkowski went 3-for-4 with a double. Zach Joe and Kyle Mortenson had two hits apiece for the Barrons (8-8).