A new week begins in high school baseball as JSZ goes around the Garden State on a busy Monday on the diamond. Check back as the highlights are posted throughout the night!

Morris Knolls 7 Randolph 4

The Golden Eagles’ bats were alive under the lights Monday as they locked up a key win in a battle of two Top-20 ranked programs. Brodie Freker had the biggest play of the night – a three-run blast in the first inning to blow the game open early. Freker now has four home runs and 17 RBI this season for Morris Knolls (6-1). AJ Terry blasted a two-run home run for Randolph (6-1) in the third inning and then the Rams drew even in the fourth inning, before Knolls catcher Ryan Keuhne hit a go-ahead two-run single.

JSZ’s Jay Cook has the highlights + reaction from Gardener Field in Denville:

Jersey Sports Zone’s coverage of Randolph and Morris Knolls is made possible by Ramapo College.

Matawan 9 St. John Vianney 0

Andrew Gendi pitched a complete game shutout scattering four hits, walking just one and striking out a career-high 12 to get the Huskies to 6-0 on the season.  Matawan scored three runs in the top of the fourth and busted the game open with three in the sixth inning highlighted by a Bryan McCartin two-run homer.  McCartin had four RBIs in the win.

JSZ’s Rich Chrampanis has the highlights from Holmdel:

Manalapan 3 CBA 1

Robert Cruz drew a bases loaded walk to break a 1-1 tie in the top of the sixth inning and Erik Johnson added a big insurance run with an RBI single in the seventh to give the Braves a win over the Shore Conference’s top ranked team.  Dylan Shaffer picked up the save thanks to two scoreless innings in support of Kevin Rusinak.  CBA ace Chris Levonas pitched 4.2 innings allowing just one hit and striking out 11.

JSZ bonus coverage has the highlights of the final two innings:

Absegami 11 Holy Spirit 8

The Braves took round one with the Spartans after a wild divisional battle in Cape-Atlantic League action. Penn State Harrisburg commit Matthew Johansen sparked a four-run sixth inning to help Absegami (2-2) take the lead late in the ball game. Jack Scozzafava knocked in a pair of runs as six Braves registered at least a RBI in the victory. Ryan Mallen and Doug Schuster each drove in two runs in the loss for Holy Spirit (1-3).

JSZ’s James Mooney has the highlights and reaction from Absecon: