Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

(16) Colts Neck 5, (17) Shore 3

Brooks Condon hit a go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the sixth and Rob Mannino followed with an RBI double to give the Cougars a late lead and a preliminary-round win over the Blue Devils. Colts Neck will play top-seeded Wall on Saturday in the MCT first round.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Shore (4-7) 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 0
Colts Neck (5-6) 0 1 0 2 0 2 x 5 5 2

Pitching

Shore IP H R ER BB SO PC
James LaBruno  5  3  3  3  5  8  101
Mike Shirvanian (L)  1  2  2  2  1  0  15
Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Anthony Sasso 5 3 3 0 4 8 102
Hunter Boag (W, 2-1) 2 3 0 0 0 3 36

Top Hitters

Shore Stats
Bailey Crochet 2-3, R, 2B
Tommy Dunleavy 1-2, R
Jared Breithoff 1-2, R, RBI, 2 BB
Mike Shiravian 1-4
Mike Deusch 1-3
Colts Neck Stats
Rob Mannino 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Hunter Boag 1-3
Jack Tirrell 1-3, R
Brooks Condon 1-2, R, RBI
Joe Kohm 2 BB, 2 R, 2 SB

 

 

Class A North

No. 1 CBA 16, Freehold Boro 2 (5 Innings)

Braedin Hunt crushed a grand slam in CBA's nine-run first inning as part of a five-RBI day and the Colts (10-1, 7-1) cruised to a win over the Colonials (4-6, 3-5) - their second win over Freehold Boro in the last five days.

Hunt finished 2-for-3 with 5 RBI and his grand slam was his third home run of his sophomore season.

Nick Hohenstein allowed two earned runs on six hits over four innings and 67 pitches to earn the win and struck out three while walking two. Hohenstein also went 2-for-3 with a double and three runs scored at the plate. Tommy DiTullio was also 1-for-3 with three runs scored and an RBI in the win.

 

No. 5 Marlboro 4, Neptune 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Marlboro (6-4, 4-4) 1 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 6 1
Neptune (1-10, 1-7)  0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 1

Pitching

Marlboro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Josh Schleifman (W) 5 3 2 2 1 4 68
Lapoff 2 1 0 0 1 1  39
Neptune IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ron Cole (L) 7 6 4 4 2 8 101

Top Hitters

Marlboro Stats
Justin Kapuscinski 2-3, 2 R, RBI, BB
Ramon Fontanes 1-3, 2 RBI
Neptune Stats
Ron Cole 2-3, 2 RBI, 2B

 

 

Class A South

No. 7 Toms River North 3, Central 0

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Central (6-3, 4-3) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
TR North (7-4, 6-2) 0 0 0 0 2 1 x 3 7 0

Pitching

Central IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Galati (L) 5 5 2 2 3 2 76
Colin Stacy 1 2 1 1 1 0 14
TR North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brendan Mullins (W, 1-1)  7 3 0 0 1 7 90

Top Hitters

Central Stats
Tom Ruscitti 1-3, 2B
Colin Stacy 1-3, 2B
TR North Stats
Craig Larsen 1-4, 2B, RBI, R
Justin Schaff 1-2, BB
Brendan Mullins 2-3, 2B
Robert Jeans 2-3, R, RBI

 

Toms River East 9, Brick 8 (10 Innings)

Rob Cenci hit a pinch-hit, walk-off, two-run single with two out and a full count in the bottom of the 10th inning and the Raiders (6-3, 6-2) won a wild, back-and-forth showdown with the Green Dragons (3-7, 1-7).

Brick grabbed an 8-7 lead in the top of the 10th when an error by shortstop Ahmir Cournier set the stage for an RBI double by Mike Brunner with one out.

Cournier would atone for his error by ripping a one-out double in the bottom of the frame to get the winning rally started. After a lineout by Ryan Goodall for the second out, Danny Clemente and Brian Smith each worked walks to set the stage for Cenci.

It took a two-out RBI single by freshman Aidan Meola in the bottom of the ninth inning to keep Toms River East alive heading into the 10th. Clemente started that inning off with a bunt but was doubled off on a popped-up bunt. Matt Santos then worked a walk and pinch-runner Ian Hollingworth advanced to third on a single by Nick DeGennaro. Illingworth then scored on Meola's single and was later replaced in the lineup by Cenci.

Toms River East jumped out to a 6-0 lead in the first inning behind RBI doubles by Goodall (3-for-6) and Mike Farinaccio (2-for-5), which were two of the seven doubles in the game for the Raiders. Goodall, Farinaccio and Cournier (2-for-5, two runs) each hit two and Clemente (2-for-3, two runs) accounted for the other. Meola also finished 2-for-5 with two RBI.

Brick immediately answered with five in the top of the second, capped by a two-run single by Joe Guerra. The Green Dragons tied it in the fifth when Joe Coppola doubled and scored on an RBI single by Chris Salsano, who finished 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI. Brunner was 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored and Cole Groschel also added a double and a run scored for Brick.

Rob Page pitched 8 1/3 innings of relief for Brick and allowed two runs - one earned - on nine hits with four walks and four strikeouts while maxing out at 110 pitches.

Clemente pitched the top of the 10th inning to earn the win. DeGennaro pitched 2 1/3 innings and 42 pitches in relief in his first action of the season.

 

Toms River South 2, No. 4 Jackson Memorial 1

Pitcher Colin Mackle and catcher Damien Scott caught courtesy runner Kyle Thaiss trying a straight steal of home as the tying run with two out in the top of the seventh to end the game and seal a win over the Jaguars - the third straight win for the Indians and fourth in five games after starting the season 1-4.

Pinch-hitter Mike Koslowski fell behind in the count 0-2 and just before a 1-2 offering from Mackle, Thaiss broke for the plate while Mackle was on the rubber. Mackle alertly stepped off the rubber, threw the ball to Scott, who jumped onto the plate to receive the ball and make the tag on Thaiss to end the game.

Jackson Memorial coach Frank Malta said the call to try the steal of home came from him while coaching third base.

Nico Gonnella took a shutout into the seventh inning for Toms River South and after getting the first out of the inning on one pitch, he gave up a walk to cleanup hitter Troy Bathmann and a single to catcher Andrew Sefick. Mackle then took over and walked sophomore Carmine Petosa - who drove in six runs in a Saturday win over Millville - on 11 pitches to load the bases with one out.

Mike Dimino hit a sacrifice fly to right-center field to plate Jackson Memorial's first run and set up a dramatic, sudden, bizarre finish.

Toms River South scored its two runs in the bottom of the fifth without the benefit of a hit. Mackle and Jordan Erbe drew back-to-back walks to led off and both moved up a base on a sacrifice bunt by Maximus Rivas. Gabe Driscoll followed with a high chopper to second baseman Christian Pellone to chase home Mackle and a passed ball allowed Erbe to score from third.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Jackson Mem (9-3, 6-2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 7 3
TR South (6-5, 4-4) 0 0 0 0 2 0 X 2 3 2

Pitching

Jackson Memorial IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Beetel (L) 4 3 1 1 5 6 88
Mike Dimino 2 0 1 0 1 1 32
TR South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nico Gonnella (W, 1-2) 6.1 7 1 1 5 5 104
Colin Mackle (S) 0.2 0 0 0 1 0 17

Top Hitters

Jackson Memorial Stats
Mike Dimino 1-3, RBI
Troy Bathmann 1-3, BB, R
Andrew Sefick 2-4
Christian Pellone 1-2, BB
Carmine Petosa 1-3, BB
TR South Stats
Colin Mackle 0-2, 2 BB, R
Jordan Erbe 0-1, 2 BB, R
Mike Lazzaro 2-3

 

 

Class B North

No. 10 Monmouth 10, Middletown South 7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Midd South (6-4, 4-4) 0 0 0 1 4 0 2 7 7 3
Monmouth (7-4, 5-3) 5 3 0 2 0 0 x 10 8 0

Pitching

Middletown South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Sprake (L) 0.2 3 5 5 5 1 54
Jack Roesch 1.1 2 3 3 2 1 39
Chris Lotito 1 0 0 0 2 1 20
Anthony Esposito 1 2 2 1 2 1 28
Jack Sheridan 1.2 1 0 0 2 3 20
Mike Rauso 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Liam Kile (W) 4 5 5 5 3 5 76
Seth Gonzalez 1 0 0 0 0 1 13
Charlie Kelly 2 2 2 2 2 2 42

Top Hitters

Middletown South Game Stats
Chris O’Connor 2-4, HR, 3 RBI, R
Aurelio Licata 1-3, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R
Danny Minze 1-3, BB, R
Monmouth Game Stats
Anthony Guarino 2-4, BB
Justin Scotto 1-3, 2 BB, R, SB
Liam Kile 1-1, 2B, 2 RBI, 3 BB
Chris Anfuso 1-3, 2 RBI, BB
Alex Alonso 1-3, 2B, RBI

 

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 6, Keansburg 2

Mike Dunne pitched a complete-game four-hitter and padded his lead with a two-run single in the top of the seventh inning to help lead the Seraphs (6-4, 5-2) past the Titans (5-4, 4-3). Dunne allowed two earned runs on 81 pitches while walking two and striking out four.

Brandon Sansone was 3-for-4 with an RBI and a runs scored while Patrick Mastro went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the win.

Paul Eckleberry allowed only three earned runs in going the distance on the mound on 111 pitches. The senior right-hander scattered 11 hits, walked three and struck out two.

Gabe Torres was 1-for-3 with an RBI double to lead the Keansburg offense.

 

Point Beach 6, St. Rose 1

John Nista struck out 11 and allowed only one run on four hits during seven innings of work as the senior right-hander pitched the Garnet Gulls (7-3, 5-2) past the Purple Roses (9-3, 8-1). Nista walked two and needed 97 pitches to finish off the complete-game win.

Vincent Storino led the offense by going 2-for-3 with two RBI and Point Beach was the beneficiary of eight St. Rose errors in the game. Kenny MacPherson also went 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored.

Riley Maypother doubled for St. Rose and Mario Bove drove in the lone Purple Roses run with an RBI single in the fifth that cut the deficit to 4-1. Nick Schmidt took the hard-luck loss, allowed just one earned run on five hits and a walk, with five unearned runs crossing the plate against him.

 

Asbury Park at Henry Hudson, 4 p.m.

 

Ranney 17, Keyport 6

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ranney (6-4, 5-2) 10 3 0 0 4 X X 17 9 4
Keyport (1-6, 1-6) 1 1 3 1 0 X X 6 8 6
Ranney IP H R ER BB SO HR PC
Ethan Gavin (W) 5 8 6 4 2 5 0 100
Keyport IP H R ER BB SO HR PC
Colin Fernandez (L, 0-3) 0.1 5 9 9 4 1 0 36
Lucas Dant 1.2 3 4 3 2 3 0 42
Michael Vargas 2 0 2 0 3 4 0 50
Ean Hospital 1 1 2 0 2 2 0 33
Ranney Game Stats
Charles Chropuvka 3-4, 2 R, 4 RBI, 3B
Ben Kraushaar 1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Keyport Game Stats
Roan Maxwell 1-3, 2 RBI, 2B
Sean Lachky 2-3, RBI, 2B

 

 

Class B South

Pinelands 5, Lakewood 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Lakewood (2-8, 1-7) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 1
Pinelands (5-5, 5-3) 1 0 2 1 1 0 X 5 9 2

Pitching

Lakewood IP H R ER BB SO PC
Vega (L) 5 8 5 5 2 5 89
Torres 1 1 0 0 0 0 8
Pinelands IP H R ER BB SO PC
Noah Dean 2 3 0 0 2 3 42
Peter Hammond (W, 1-1) 4 1 1 1 0 4 45
Anthony Diaz 1 0 0 0 0 3 13

Top Hitters

Lakewood Stats
Mendez 2-3
Zingler 1-3, RBI
Conde 1-3
Pinelands Stats
Anthony Diaz 2-3, 2 R, 2 2B
Peter Hammond 1-2, R, RBI
Bryce O’Rourke 2-4, 2B
Danny Thomas 2-4, RBI
Noah Dean 2-4, R, RBI, 2 SB

 

Manchester 12, Donovan Catholic 5 (8 Innings)

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Manchester (7-2, 7-1)  3 0 0 0 2 0 0 7 12   12 0
Donovan Cath (1-9, 0-8)  1 0 0 3 0 1 0 0 5 10  4

Pitching

Manchester IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Conger  4  8  4  4  1  2  80
Jagger Karaska (W)  4  3  1  1  3  4  48
Donovan Catholic IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Miller  5  5  5  4  4  5  102
Liam Leonard  2  2  4  4  1  1  45
Andrew Connallon  1  3  3  3  0  0  33

Top Hitters

Manchester Stats
James Johns R
Mike Conger 1-4, R
Jack Felipe 2-5, 3 R
Evan Scala 3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
John Simonini 2-5, R, 3 RBI
Markel Hourigan 1-4, 2 RBI
Jagger Karaska 1-3, RBI
Ryan Anderson 1-4, R, RBI
Chris Santiago 1-4, R, RBI
Donovan Catholic Stats
Matt Morro 3-4, 2 2B
Sam Gates 2-3, 2B
Liam Leonard 1-3
Eian Gilroy 3-4, RBI
Andrew Connallon 1-4, RBI
Jarek Vargas 1-1, RBI
Brandon DuPont 1-4, RBI
Ross Artale RBI

 

Point Boro 3, Lacey 0

Sophomore Nick Guzzi fired a four-hit shutout with 12 strikeouts and one walk and the Panthers (7-3, 5-3) blanked the Lions (5-7, 3-5) for their fifth straight win. Guzzi threw 79 pitches.

Sam Young went 2-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI and Nick Zbikowski was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI to lead the Point Boro offense. Andrew Laspina was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Paul Franceschini was 2-for-3 with a run scored in the win.

Jacob Bowles went the distance for Lacey, scattering seven hits and allowing one earned run over six innings. Bowles threw 83 pitches, struck out one and did not walk a batter.

 

No. 3 Jackson Liberty 7, Barnegat 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Jackson Lib (9-1, 8-0) 0 0 0 1 4 1 0 7 8 1
Barnegat (3-8, 3-5) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 5 4

Pitching

Jackson Liberty IP H R ER BB SO PC
Rich Dordas (W)  7  5  2  2  1 7  91
Barnegat IP H R ER BB SO PC
 Dexter Dambroski (L, 1-2)  6  8  7  1  0  6  85
 Ryan Bush  1  0  0  0  1  1  17

Top Hitters

Jackson Liberty Stats
 David Melfi  2-3, 2 R
 Shane Hickey  2-4, R, 2B
 Connor Keenan  2-4
 Charlie Rudderow  2-4, 2 R
Barnegat Stats
 Matt Scott  2-3, R
 Lukas Torres  1-4, R, 2B

 

 

Non-Division

Manasquan 18, Howell 11

Denny Maher hit two homers and drove in five runs to lead an offensive onslaught by the Warriors (6-6) that overwhelmed the Rebels (6-5) while also snapping a four-game Manasquan losing streak.

Alex Galvan also homered, tripled and drove in five during a 3-for-5 game at the plate and James Harmstead finished 2-for-2 with a solo home run and three runs scored for Manasquan.

Alec Wells (3-for-5, three RBI), Will Hopkinson (3-for-4, RBI, run scored), Tommy Antonucci (2-for-5, two runs scored) and Ethan Thompson (2-for-3, two runs scored) all checked in with multi-hit games as well for Manasquan, which collected 18 hits in total.

Nick Ruszczyk was 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI while Dylan Beyer went 3-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI to lead Howell. Mike Wynne also went 2-for-4 with two RBI, Ryan Bearse was 1-for-2 with two RBI and Kyle Brex finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

 

Non-Conference

St. John Vianney 7, Cranford 5

Spencer Margulis homered for the third time in four games and the Lancers (5-4) topped the Cougars (4-4) to snap a brief two-game skid.

Margulis belted a two-run homer to make it 4-0 in the bottom of the third after Evan Perrette doubled home two runs in the first. Perrette finished 2-for-3, Ryan Sekeman was 2-for-2 with two RBI and Logan Marter went 1-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Matt McCormack threw 3 2/3 innings on 67 pitches before giving way to Peter Loumakos, who worked 1 1/3 scoreless for the win. Sekeman struck out the side in the sixth and Logan Marter worked around three hits in the seventh to earn the save.

 

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