Left fielder Billy Rodriguez made a diving catch with the bases-loaded in the bottom of the seventh inning for the final out in Matawan’s 2-0 win over Ocean on Tuesday in a Shore Conference Class B North game.
Ocean (6-1, 1-1) is ranked No. 8 in the Asbury Park Press Top 10.
It is the second time this season Matawan (3-3, 3-2) has defeated a team that was ranked. The Huskies defeated Wall on April 6 when Wall was ranked No. 3 at that time.
Matt Esposito had an RBI single in the fifth and a run-scoring double in the seventh.
Adam Elliott pitched three-hit ball and struck out eight over the first 6 1/3 innings to pick up the win. Colin Thompson got the save.
Ocean pitcher Blake Demeter struck out 12 and pitched a complete-game four-hitter.
Marlboro 7, Howell 1: Steve Epstein scattered five singles and struck out five and walked none over the first six innings and Gene Napolitano had a two-run single in a three-run fourth as the No. 5 Mustangs (6-1, 4-1) defeated the No. 9 Rebels (4-2, 4-2) in a Class A North game.
Freehold 7, Manalapan 5: Chris Cassandra’s single with two out in the top of the eighth drove in the go-ahead run, Ryan Yee had a two-run double in the sixth when the Colonials (4-4, 2-4) scored four runs to erase a 4-1 deficit and Dante Cuzzolino had two hits and an RBI double in the first as Freehold defeated the No. 10 Braves (4-4, 1-4) in a Class A North game.
Freehold Township 8, Midd. North 5: John Carroll went 3-for-4 with a two-run double and a two-run single and scored a run, Kyle Fenton was 2-for-3 with two RBI and scored two runs and Mike Pirrotta pitched a complete-game as the Patriots (4-3, 3-2) defeated the Lions (3-2, 2-2) in a Class A North game.
Shore 3, Holmdel 2: Justin Halper drove in the game-winning run in the top of the seventh and James Kelly pitched a complete-game six-hitter and struck out seven as the Blue Devils (3-3, 3-2) defeated the Hornets (1-4, 0-4) in a Class A Central game.
Monmouth 10, Rumson-FH 2: Jimmy Green belted a grand slam in the fourth and went 3-for-4 with six RBI as the Falcons (4-1, 4-0) defeated the Bulldogs (1-3, 1-3) in a Class A Central game.
Colts Neck 7, Red Bank 4: Mike Antico went 2-for-3 with a triple and scored three runs and Mike D’Attavio struck out seven over the first 6 2/3 innings as the No. 4 Cougars (7-0, 4-0) defeated the Bucs (1-5, 1-4) in a Class B North game.
Mater Dei 6, Point Beach 2: Joe Ruth pitched a complete-game four-hitter, struck out nine, walked two and had an RBI single in a three-run seventh as the Seraphs (4-1, 4-0) moved into sole possession of first-place in Class B Central with the win over the Garnet Gulls (4-1, 4-1).
Keyport 8, Keansburg 4: Kyle Mitchell had a two-run double and Robert Hilla a run-scoring single in a four-run first, Justice Johnson went 3-for-3 with an RBI and Christian Smith struck out nine and allowed three earned runs on six hits in 6 2/3 innings as the Red Raiders (3-3, 3-3) defeated the Titans (3-2, 3-2) in a Class B Central game.
SJ Vianney 11, Raritan 1: Victor Jamandron went 4-for-4 with two RBI, Zach Richards went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and scored two runs and Joey Raia pitched two-hit ball over the first five innings as the Lancers (4-1, 3-1) defeated the Rockets (4-2, 2-2) in a Class A Central game.
Neptune 10, Long Branch 0: Hunter Daly struck out nine, walked none, pitched a complete-game five-hitter and went 2-for-3 with two RBI, Tyler Schembi went 3-for-5 with three RBI and Peter Marucca was 3-for-3 with an RBI as the Scarlet Fliers (1-5, 1-4) defeated the Green Wave (1-5, 1-4) for first-year head coach Kevin Fredrick’s first win.