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South Amboy 10, Perth Amboy Tech 1: Winning pitcher Jayson Olivares, who hurled a one-hitter, helped his own cause going 2-for-3 with a pair of doubles and two RBI.
Keith Warzecha (2-for-4) and Tim Kales (2-for-3) also had multiple hits for the Governors (4-3). They combined for three RBI. Riley Rone contributed a hit and two runs scored to the victory.
Olivares fanned eight and did not walk a batter. Brian Arocho had the lone hit for the Patriots (2-5).
East Brunswick 8, St. Joseph 5: The Bears scored two runs in each of the first four innings to build an 8-2 lead.
Juan Ganzaroli went 3-for-4 with two runs scored for East Brunswick (7-5), while teammates Tyler Burnham and Chris Cap each doubled.
Cap was the winning pitcher, allowing five hits over five innings. Nick Clemente recorded a six-out save.
JT Shorter went 3-for-4 with a double, an RBI and two runs scored for the Falcons (8-2), who had a three-game winning streak snapped.
South Brunswick 8, Edison 2: Winning pitcher Aiden Rogers went the distance, scattering six hits, fanning four, walking two and allowing two earned runs.
Sean Nally went 2-for-3 with a run scored for the Vikings (3-7), who snapped a three-game losing streak.
Alex Pollack had a two-run single for South Brunswick, which took a 4-0 lead in the opening frame. Teammate Andrew DelaCruz tripled.
John Zanfordino had Edison’s lone RBI with a third-inning single. The Eagles (6-5) were outhit 7-6.
J.P. Stevens 4, Old Bridge 3: Winning pitcher Frank LoGuidice (2-2) scattered five hits, struck out six and allowed two earned runs in a route-going performance for the Hawks (5-5).
Dennis Cooper, Luke Jacobi and Joseph Pecararo each contributed an RBI to the victory. Losing pitcher Tyler Hopman allowed all four runs, only two of which were earned because his defense committed three errors.
The Hawks scored single runs in the third and fourth innings to erase a 1-0 deficit and added two paramount insurance runs in the fifth. Old Bridge scored twice in the sixth to produce the final margin.
Jimmy Freel went 1-for-3 with two RBI for the Knights, while teammate Luis Cruz singled, scored a run and had an RBI.
J.P. Stevens was outhit 5-3.
North Brunswick 12, Plainfield 0: Winning hurler Matt Maranca and his counterpart were engaged in a scoreless pitchers’ duel until the sixth inning when the Raiders crossed home 12 times to invoke the mercy rule.
Steven Bloyed and Eric Reardon (2-for-4 with two doubles) collected three RBI apiece for North Brunswick (4-4), while five teammates each had one hit.
Bloyed had a triple and scored two runs. His three-run triple ignited the sixth-inning rally. Reardon fueled the outburst with a three-run double.
Maranca struck out five and scattered three hits without walking a batter.
Sayreville 12, Piscataway 0: Jayson DeMild went 2-for-3 with a homer, two runs scored and five RBI to help the Bombers (6-4) end a two-game skid.
Sayreville scored all of its runs in the first two innings to provide winning pitcher Pete Soporowski with an early lead. He fanned three and scattered three hits over five innings.
Sean McDonnell and Chris Eveigan each had two hits and two RBI, while teammates Josh Guarnera (2-for-4), Brett Dzamba and Chris Hauber each plated a run.
The Chiefs (8-4), who were outhit 14-3, had a three-game winning streak snapped.
Westfield 10, J.F. Kennedy 6: The Blue Devils scored five runs in the top of the fourth to snap a 4-4 deadlock and held on for a nonconference win.
J.F. Kennedy leadoff batter Ariel Tejada went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while teammate Ryan Kelly tripled, scored a run and collected two RBI.
Josh Buchholz singled and doubled in a losing effort.
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— Greg Tufaro (@GregTufaro) April 18, 2015
Monroe 14, Middlesex 1: Rico Viani went 3-for-4 with four runs, two RBI, two stolen bases, a double and walk as the Falcons (7-1) rolled to a mercy-rule win and their second consecutive victory over a Blue Division foe.
Catcher Anthony Tagliaferro doubled twice, walked twice and plated two runs. Chris Perdoni went 2-for-3 with a double and four RBI.
Nick DiNizio went 1-for-2 and scored the lone run for the Blue Jays (2-8), who were outhit 13-2 as 10 different Falcons recorded at least one hit apiece. Monroe rallied for eight runs in the fourth to build a 10-0 lead.
Promising freshman Nick Payero, whose fastball has been clocked in the mid 80s, struck out two of the four batters he faced in relief while making his first varsity appearance for Monroe on the mound.
Winning pitcher Kevin Ludden allowed one hit, no walks and fanned four over four innings.
New Brunswick 10, Highland Park 3: The Zebras (1-8) snapped an eight-game losing streak, outhitting the Owls 10-9.
Highland Park fell to 2-6.
Wardlaw-Hartridge 12, Piscataway Tech 2: The Rams (5-4) rallied for six runs in the third inning to erase a 2-1 deficit.
The Raiders (2-5) were outhit 8-4 and committed five errors.