• Opening Day - Matawan 19   Keyport 0
    The JV Huskies had 2 foes in their first game - the Red Raiders and the Weather!  Under dreary skies, rain, mist, and drizzle the Huskies were able to weather the storm and come out on top against Keyport in 5 innings.  Vinny Manzella walked twice, single in anRBI, and scored 3 times while Casey Donahue had 2 hits, 2 RBI, and a stolen base.  Nick Fulop recored his first win pitching 3 innings striking out 6 and walking 2.  Sean Seery pitched 2 hitless innings.
    Game 2 - Raritan 10  Huskies 3
    The Husky dog likes the cold but not the JV baseball team who did not fare well against Raritan.  The boys jumped out to a 2-0 lead but put their bats away and watched Raritan scored 5 unanswered runs.  Though Vinny Manzella did not have it on the mound, he did have 3 hits and STOLE A BASE.....
    Game 3 - Huskies 10  Shore 1
    Vinny Manzella pitched a great game throwing 5 scoreless innings and Nick Fulop closed the final 2 innings.  Casey Donahue went 2 for 4 and Kyle Rean had 2 RBI to lead the Huskies who are now 2-1.
    Game 4 - Huskies 7  Holmdel 4
    Far from being called a flame thrower, Sean Seery pitched 6 very EFFECTIVE innings to earn the win over the Hornets of Holmdel, giving up 3 runs, 2 earned.  Nick Fulop pitched the seventh inning giving up a run yet earning his first save.  Casey Donahue continued to spark the offense from the lead off spot going 2 for 4, with a SAC, stolen base, and scoring 2 runs.  Kenny Santimauro went 1 for 3 with 3 hard hit balls, stole 2 bases and scored 2 runs.  John Affriol played a great game at Shortstop coverting all 7 chances hit to him.  The Huskies are playing very well considering all of the rain outs in the early part of the season.
    It was a lazy Saturday afternoon with great weather and the Huskies sure played like they wished they were at the beach or something.  In their defense, 5 rain out cancellations that week did not help either, maybe a little rust set in.  The Huskies played tough at SJV but a few errors and bad at bats led to a 5-3 defeat, with Vinny Manzella pitching a decent game.  Nick Fulop had a 2 RBI double and scored a run.
    In the second game, the Huskies ran into a much improved Neptune team.  Though, the Huskies did not help their cause by being picked off second base and third base twice.  Nick Fulop pitched well and deserved better as the JV committed 3 errors.  Kyle Rean singled and scored the Huskies lone run.
    4/28 - vs. Raritan
    The JV Huskies played the most COMPLETE and BEST GAME of the season.  Kyle Rean was the Tastycake Player of the Game pitching a COMPLETE game for the win.  Rean has been the consumate team player of late and saved his best for his first start.  Joe Urciuoli came to life with a single and a double and also made 5 outstanding inning saving catches in CF.  Kenny Santimauro also had 2 hits and 2 RBI.  Maybe the Yanks could use him. GREAT JOB JV!!!!
    4/29 vs. Rumson
    Casey Donahue was the pitcher by committee started today and did an admiable job not having pitched since Mid March.  Casey threw 5 much needed inning for the Huskies allowing all 4 runs in one inning and smooth sailing the rest of the way.  Joe Urciuoli and Kenny Santimauro led the offensive charge again each with 2 hits and 2 RBI in clutch late inning situations.  John Affriol, also not having pitched in weeks, did a good job and  pitched the 6th and 7th innings for the win.
    4/29 vs. Holmdel
    The JV woes continue at Holmdel.  Sear "Rubber Arm" Seery pitched 3 innings giving up 5 runs ALL UNEARNED as the Huskies made 6 errors in the game.  Vinny Manzella was the lone bright spot getting 2 hits, an RBI, and working one inning allowing no runs when he came on with 2 on and nobody out.
    5/1 vs. Rumson
    The Canadian geese have been a menace to Matawan's fields this season but on this day, in the rain, Matawan's own "Goose" (no relation) found Matawan's field to his liking and came through in a big spot.  Under-manned because of a team wide sickness, "The Unusuals" helped the Huskies come from behind to beat Rumson.  Casey Donahue pitched and battled through 4 innings allowed 2 earned runs out of 6 as the Husky Error Bug bit again in the early innings.  But as the clouds darkened, and the ray of hope for victory seemed to fade in the rain, the Huskies went to work.  Down 6-3 in the bottom of the 6th, the last inning due to rain, Kenny Santimauro stayed red hot knocking in 2 more RBI's.  Next, Terry Rodriguez came through with a CLUTCH RBI game tying double as it started to pour.  Then, in his first start of the year, Anthony "Goose" Guariglia put the ball in play with 2 strikes scoring Terry Rodriguez with game winning run as the umps ran for their cars and the Huskies celebrated in the puddles.  This win goes to show- you never know when you will get your chance, but always be ready when it comes!!  GREAT JOB
    5/9/09  Matawan at Shore
    The Huskies played a solid game behind the effective pitching of Vinny Manzella who pitched a complete game 5 hitter.  The Huskies broke it open late winning 14-2.  Casey Donahue, Vinny Manzella, and Sean Seery all had 3 RBI while Donahue led all with 4 hits including a 2 RBI triple.  This game marked Coach Carnovsky's 100th win as JV Coach of the Huskies.
    5-11-09 RBC at Matawan
    The Huskies pushed the 10-0 Caseys all game long but an odd and unforeseen 9 run fourth inning where only ball was hit hard told the story.  Nick Fulop pitched rather well in the loss.  The Huskies led early but lost 10-9 with a last inning comeback a bit short.
    Matawan at Keansburg
    Matawan won at Keansburg 16-6.  With rain looming in the distance the Huskies had to work fast to make the game a regulation 5 innings.  John Affriol and Joe Urciouli each had 3 hits and 3 RBI.  Casey Donahue had 3 hits, 3 runs scored, and 4 RBI.  Sean Seery pitched well in the 2,3,and 4th innings to slow the Titan bats after they scored 5 in the first off of Affriol.  Kyle Rean made several good plays in the field and pitched a scoreless 5th to help the Huskies win.
    5/16/09    Manasquan vs Matawan
    The Huskies beat a pesky Warrior club 5-1.  Kyle Rean started and got the win pitching 5 innings and giving up one run.  The Husky bats were pretty quiet.  John Affriol collected 2 hits, a double, 2 stolen bases, and a run scored to lead the offensive charge and made 5 nice plays in the field to solidify the victory.
    5/18/09  at OCEAN
    Matawan lost a heart breaker to the 13 win Spartans 2-1.  On a field I wouldn't wish to play my worst enemy, both teams played a solid game.  The Huskies rolled out 3 arms - Donahue, Manzella, and Affriol who held Ocean in check, giving up only 3 hits at a Babe Ruth size park a little bigger than Matawan Youth League's Toomer Field.  Donahue suffers the tough loss giving up 2 runs, 1 earned, who got on base in the first place with tough call by the plate umpire who did not see the Ocean batter blatantly lean into the pitched ball.  Kenny Santimauro got one of the 2 Husky hits and scored the lone run on a diving play at the plate.  The Huskies are now 9-6.
    MATAWAN 10 - Freehold Boro 0
    Nick Fulop went the distance in a 10 run rule complete game shut out, giving up only 3 hits.  Jeremy Aviles had a 2 RBI double and a RBI single to lead the Husky charge.  Kenny Santimauro reached base 3 times, scoring twice and stealing yet another base.
    Matawan 15 - Henry Hudson 2
    The Matawan bats came alive in the city "by the Hook".  All of the Huskies got in on the action in this one.  Pat O'Brien had a hit and 2 RBI, Kevin Janwich had a hit and a RBI, Terry Rodriguez had a hit and a RBI and Anthony Guariglia went 1 for 1.  Jeremy Aviles drove in 4 and Joe Urciouli pitched 2 scoreless innnings in relief of winning pitcher Casey Donahue.
    Matawan 6   St. John Vianney 5
    The Huskies avenged one of their 4 one run losses by defeating SJV in the last at bat of the last game of the year.  The Huskies scored 4 runs in the bottom of the 6th to go ahead 6-2 which worked out well because SJV scored 3 in the top of the 7th until Vinny Manzella made a great play and throw to 1st to end the game as the tying run was about to score.  Jeremy Aviles had 2 hits and 2 RBI, Joe Urciouli collected 2 sixth innning RBI as did Nick Fulop.  Kyle Rean pitched 3 hitless innings, Nick Fulop pitched 2 effective innings, and Vinny Manzella closed it out in the 7th, though Husky mistakes on the basepaths and in the field kept it close.
    The JV team finished the year 6-2 in their last 8 games giving them a 12-6 record.

Last Modified on March 16, 2012