Matawan 13...Red Bank 4
Carlos Zeno pitched 5 innings scattering 6 hits while striking out 7 and Luke Elliott closed out the final two innings for Matawan's first victory of the 2019 season. Dominic Salot (2-6, 3B, 2R, 4 SB, 2 RBI), Mike Caldon (3-4, R, BB, 2 RBI, SAC, SB), Dylan Livich (2 - 2B, RBI), Elijah Gries-Smith (2-3, 2B, 2RBI), Carlos Zeno (3-4) and Luke Elliott (2-4, 3R, 2 SB, 2 RBI, 2 BB) propelled the offense. Aidan Holeman, Rob Cortopassi, and Tyler Bull contributed with a hit apiece in the offensive onslaught. TJ Gaboff and Brandon Pluff each scored a run and RJ Clifton reached base three times while scoring twice.
Matawan 2...Red Bank 0
Mike Caldon pitched a complete-game-shutout-two-hitter with 10 Ks in the Husky home opener as Matawan escaped with a 2-0 victory without collecting a hit. Luke Elliott and Dylan Livich scored runs in the first on bases-loaded walks and an error to account for all of the scoring from both teams. Elijah Gries-Smith was on base all three times via walks and stole two bases. The Huskies played errorless ball defensively in support of Caldon.
Matawan 8...Middletown North 6
Luke Elliott led the offense with 3 hits, 3 runs, 4 stolen bases and an RBI as Matawan defeated Middletown North 8-6. Tyler Bull (2-3, R, SB, 2 RBI) and Aidan Holeman (2-3, R, 2 SB) collected multiple hits as well for the Huskies. Matawan pieced together 10 hits along with 10 stolen bases to wreck havoc on the Lion basepaths. Ryan Anderson and Elijah Gries-Smith pitched effectively at times and Mike Caldon earned his first save ending the game on a flyout to Elliott in CF.
Matawan 10...Middletown North 4
Aidan Holeman pitched 5 and 1/3 innings, allowing 6 hits, 2 walks, 1 earned run, while striking out 11 as the Huskies improved to 4 and 0 on the season. Dom Salot, Mike Caldon, Elijah Gries-Smith, and RJ Clifton each enjoyed a multiple-hit day as Matawan exploded for 7 runs in the 5th inning. Luke Elliott pitched an effective 6th and 7th inning and Matt Bauer cut-down a would be base stealer in the 7th inning.
Matawan 1...SJV 0 (8 innings)
Mike Caldon tossed 7 innings of shut out ball, striking out 9 and allowing 4 hits and Luke Elliott pitched the 8th to earn the win as Matawan walked off SJV 1-0 in 8 innings. Dylan Livich singled to lead off the 8th inning. Chris Walowitz laid down a sacrifice bunt to move pinch runner Brendan Pluff to 2nd base with 1 out. Matt Bauer's grouder to SS was misplayed putting runners on 1st and 3rd. The Lancers intentionally walked Dom Salot and Luke Elliott walked on a full count to push ahead Pluff with the game winning run. Aidan Holeman and Elijah Gries-Smith added hits for the 5 and 0 Huskies.
SJV 4...Matawan 3 (11 innings)
The Lancers and Huskies went toe to toe through 19 innings over the coarse of 48 hours. On the back end of the home-and-home series, Matawan fell short and suffered their first loss of 2019. Dylan Livich continues to heat up as his 2 run homer gave the Huskies a 2-1 lead in the second inning. After Luke Elliot stole second and third, he advance home on the errant throw to increase the lead to 3-1. The Lancers rallied in the 5th to tie the game as starting pitcher Aidan Holeman (4.67 IP, 5 H, 2 BB, 4 K, 2 ER) gave way to Luke Elliot who pitched 5+ innings of scoreless relief into the 10th inning. Unfortunately, SJV combined back to back hits off Elijah Gries-Smith to plate the winning run in walk-off fashion. A great game played by both teams!
Matawan 11...Ocean 8
The Huskies rallied for 7 runs in the 4th inning led by Matt Bauer's 2 RBI single to propel the team to their 6th victory of the season. Eight Huskies had hits with Aidan Holeman (3-4, 2R, and 2 SB) sparking the offense. Dom Salot doubled twice in one at-bat, Luke Elliot had two hits as did Eli Gries-Smith and Chris Walowitz, Tyler Bull, and Dylan Livich chipped in with a hit. John Beukers and Walowitz pitched effective enough for the victory.
Ocean 3...Matawan 2 (5 innings)
The Huskies only managed 2 hits in a rain-shortened 5 inning loss to Ocean with Dom Salot and Elijah Gries-Smith collecting singles. Elijah Gries-Smith pitched 5 effective innings in the loss.
Colts Neck 4...Matawan 2
The Husky bats were again silent as Dom Salot, Elijah Gries-Smith, and Chris Walowitz notched hits in a 4 to 2 loss to Colts Neck on Wednesday. Credit the Cougar pitching staff as they struck out 10 Huskies on their road to victory.
Wall 5...Matawan 2
Carlos Zeno pitched 5 effective innings allowing 3 earned runs; however, the Huskies were only able to put together 6 hits and fell to Wall 5 to 2. Dom Salot and Dylan Livich each doubled and singled with Tyler Bull and Elijah Gries-Smith collecting singles for Matawan. Aidan Holeman made a couple of nice catches in the outfield as the Huskies try to end a 3 game losing streak against Colts Neck.
Colts Neck 7...Matawan 6
The Huskies jumped out to a 6-0 lead after 3 innings but were unable to finish the job as they dropped to 6 and 5 with a walk-off 7-6 loss to the Cougars. Mike Caldon enjoyed a big day at the plate as he went 3 for 4 with a double and run scored. Luke Elliott, Elijah Gries-Smith, Dylan Livich, Tyler Bull, and Carlos Zeno contributed hits to lead the offense. Aidan Holeman was great pitching 4 innings allowing only 2 hits while striking out 9. However, the Huskies were unable to get the elusive 21st out of the game as relievers issued 6 free passes over the final 3 innings leading to Colts Neck ending the game on a two-out two RBI single.
Wall 5...Matawan 3 (8 innings)
The Huskies had the undefeated Crimson Knights on the ropes, but were unable to deliver the knock-out punch as they lost their 5th game in a row in 8 innings 5-3. Michael Caldon battled for 7 innings, allowing 1 earned run despite several defensive miscues by Matawan to make it a game. Unfortunately, Wall was able to get baserunners on base in extra innings and produce offensively for a two run lead that the Huskies were not able to overcome. Luke Elliott and Elijah Gries-Smith each had a hit and double to lead the offense. Dom Salot and Aidan Holeman notched base hits for Matawan.
Matawan 10...St. Rose 0
Elijah Gries-Smith cruised through 5 innings striking out 4 and allowing only 3 hits as the Huskies defeated the Purple Roses 10-0 in 5 innings. Matawan was hitting on all cyliders as they scored 5 runs in the 3rd, 4 more in the 4th, and the game ending run in the 5th inning. Robbie Cordopassi led the charge with 2 hits, including a double and 2 RBI. TJ Gaboff, Aidan Holeman, Dom Salot, and Luke Elliott notched base hits. Gries Smith had two singles to help his cause. Matt Bauer gunned down a baserunning in this team victory.
CBA 3...Matawan 1
Carlos Zeno scattered 7 hits over 6 innings to give the Huskies a chance against a potent CBA lineup, but the Matawan offense was only able to muster 4 hits on way to a 3 to 1 loss. Elijah Gries-Smith scored the Huskies' lone run in the 4th after he doubled and scored on a Tyler Bull squeeze. Unfortanately, Matawan left baserunners on each inning except the 7th when they went down 1-2-3. Dom Salot, Carlos Zeno, and TJ Gaboff chipped in with hits in the loss.
Matawan 5...Neptune 3
Matt Bauer lined a two-out double into the gap to score Chris Walowitz and Brendan Pluff to pull Matawan even with Neptune after 4 innings. Michael Caldon then took over for starter Aidan Holeman and shut down the Scarlet Fliers allowing 1 earned run over the final four innings while whiffing 7 as the Huskies improved to 8-7 on the season. Luke Elliott had 3 hits including 3 stolen bases and 2 runs to lead the offense. Dom Salot, Caldon and Walowitz chipped in with a hit apiece in the victory.
Brick Memorial 12...Matawan 2
The Huskies' season came to an abrupt end as The Mustangs of Brick Memorial handed Matawan a 12-2 loss. Mike Caldon, Luke Elliott, and Carlos Zeno had singles of the offense. Michael DiPrisco scored one of Matawan two runs. Caldon and Zeno battle on the mound, but hats off to Brick Memorial for hitting on all cylinders.