Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

Quarterfinals

(12) St. Rose 8, (4) Monmouth 4

Riley Maypother led off the game with a solo home run for the second time in as many games and the Purple Roses rode their red-hot top-of-the-order to a win over the Falcons. Maypother's opposite-field blast crashed off the scoreboard in right-center field.

Maypother, Will Gannon and Brody Maypother combined for go 10-for-12 with three doubles, a home run and six RBI out of the first three spots in the batting order to carry St. Rose's offense.

St. Rose will play at No. 9 Raritan in the MCT semifinals on Saturday, the Roses' first trip to the MCT semifinal round since winning the tournament in 2008.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
St. Rose (12-3) 1 0 3 1 0 3 0 8 12 2
Monmouth (9-6) 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 4 9 1

Pitching

St. Rose IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Schmidt (W) 5.1 8 4 4 1 3 104
Evan Peeke 1.2 1 0 0 1 2 21
Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Dante Ciaramella (L, 2-3) 5 9 5 3 0 6 92
Seth Gonzalez 0.1 2 3 3 1 1 19
Nick Bogan 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 14
Alex Alonso 1 0 0 0 0 0 14

Top Hitters

St. Rose Game Stats
Riley Maypother 4-4, HR, RBI, 4 R, SB
Will Gannon 3-4, 3 RBI, 2B, 2 R
Brody Maypother 3-4, 2 RBI, 2 2B, R
Monmouth Game Stats
Justin Scotto 2-3, RBI, 2B, HBP, SB
Dante Ciaramella 2-3, RBI, 2B
Anthony Guarino 2-4, 2B

 

 

Class A North

Freehold Boro 12, Neptune 2 (6 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Freehold Boro (7-7, 5-5) 1 0 5 3 0 3 X 12 5 1
Neptune (1-13, 1-10)  0 0 0 0 2 0 X 2 5 1

Pitching

Freehold Boro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Dom Nonnemacher (W) 6 5 2 0 2 6 76
Neptune IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ron Cole (L) 2 2 5 5 4 2 73
Greg Millaway 1 2 1 0 0 1 17
Brian Young 3 1 6 2 6 4 82

Top Hitters

Freehold Boro Stats
Henry Nonnemacher 1-2, 2 RBI, BB
Cam Elslager 2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, BB
Matt Granato 1-3, 3 R
Neptune Stats
John Gannon 2-3, RBI
Devon Furges 1-2, 2B, BB

 

No. 1 CBA 3, Marlboro 1

Andrea Dalatri broke up Matt LaPoff's no-hit bid with a double in the second inning and scored on an RBI single by Jack Harnisch to help ignite some more late-game magic for the Colts (15-1, 10-1) in a win over the Mustangs (6-7, 4-6) - their 12th straight. With the win, CBA also clinches no worse than a share of the Class A North championship.

CBA took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the sixth, highlighted by an RBI single by Braedin Hunt.

Joe Escandon lasted 6 2/3 innings to improve to 5-0 on the season and allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks while striking out six and throwing 104 pitches. Hunt recorded the final out to earn the save.

 

Howell 8, Colts Neck 6 (9 Innings)

Ryan Bearse doubled home two runs to cap a three-run top-of-the-ninth and the Rebels edged the Cougars.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
Howell (8-7, 6-5)  0  0  0  2  2  1 0 0 3  8 8  3
Colts Neck(7-9, 5-6)  1 0 0 2 0 2 0 0 1 6 12 2

Pitching

Howell IP H R ER BB SO PC
Bryan Bernard  5  6  5  4  3 5 84
Ryan Bearse (W)  4  6  1  0  0  6  62
Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brendan Reese 4 4 2 2 1 5 68
Walter Jordan 2 3 2 1 1 2 36
Hunter Boag (L, 2-3) 3 1 3 0 4 5 72

Top Hitters

Howell Stats
Nick Ruszczyk 2-4, 2 R, RBI
Mike Wynne 2-5, RBI
Eddie Morales 2B
Ryan Bearse 2B, 2 RBI
Colts Neck Stats
Anthony Galason 3-3, 2 R, RBI
Reece Horneck 2-5, 2 R
Rob Mannino 2-4, 2 R
Nick Straub 1-3, 2 RBI

 

No. 8 Manalapan 2, Freehold Twp. 0

Ben Levine threw a four-hit shutout on 84 pitches with no walks and six strikeouts and the Braves (12-5, 7-4) mustered just enough offense to make him a winner over the Patriots (6-7, 5-5).

Manalapan scored both of its runs in the fourth inning on a two-run suicide squeeze bunt by Jake Pellecchia that scored Anthony Naylor from third and Billy Watters from second. Giovanni Ciaccio was also 2-for-2 with a double for Manalapan.

Ryan Ford took the hard-luck loss on the mound for Freehold Township, surrendering two runs on six hits while striking out 10 and throwing 99 pitches. Chris Goodman was 2-for-3 at the plate in the loss.

 

 

Class A Central

St. John Vianney 9, Matawan 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Matawan (7-5, 6-4) 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 2 6 5
SJV (7-4, 6-2) 0 4 0 2 3 0 x 9 6 0

Pitching

Matawan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Chris Gendi (L, 3-2) 5.2 5 9 3 6 4 107
Tim Egan 1 1 0 0 1 1 22
Christian Rodriguez 0.1 0 0 0 1 0 7
St. John Vianney IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brendan Martin (W, 4-0) 5.2 4 1 1 2 7 86
Ryan Chin 1.1 2 1 1 0 3 27

Top Hitters

Matawan Stats
Jay Kalieta 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
Derek Jordan 2-2, R
Ben Palumbo 1-3, R
St. John Vianney Stats
Luciano Fabrizzi 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI, SB
Logan Marter 1-3, 2 R, RBI, SB
Spencer Margulis 1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Anthony Altomonte 1-3, R

 

Rumson-Fair Haven 10, Red Bank 1

Gordon Forsyth drove in three runs during a 2-for-2 day at the plate and Alex Burnett struck out nine over six innings of four-hit ball to lead the Bulldogs (6-5, 6-4) past the Bucs (5-7, 4-6).

Burnett allowed one earned run and walked four while throwing 103 pitches. Forsyth, meanwhile, also scored two runs.

Andrew Schmid was 2-for-4 and Robby Smith, Mike Martino, Thomas Elgrim and Thomas Forlenza each went 1-for-3. Elgrim and Forlenza each drove in two runs, Martino scored two and knocked one in and Smith drove in one.

Zach Yates doubled and drove in the lone run for Red Bank. Max Stamer suffered the loss by giving up eight runs in four innings, with only two of the runs being earned.

 

No. 10 Raritan 11, Shore 1 (6 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Raritan (11-3, 7-2)  0 0 4 0 5 2 X 11 6 0
Shore (4-9, 2-7) 0 0 0 0 1 0 X 1 3 2

Pitching

Raritan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Dan VanMeerbeke (W, 3-0) 5.2 3 1 1 3 8 85
Jon Pizzaia 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 3
Shore IP H R ER BB SO PC
James LaBruno (L) 4.1 5 9 8 6 6 106
Gabe Zwerin 1.2 1 2 1 3 2 39

Top Hitters

Raritan Stats
Ryan Kasmer 2-4, RBI, 2 R
Tyler Bruno 1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R
Jake Tennant 1-2, 2 RBI, 2 R
Shore Stats
Matt Ippolito 1-3, R
Mike Deusch 1-2, 1 RBI

 

 

Class A South

No. 7 Jackson Memorial 10, Brick 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Brick (4-9, 1-9)  1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4 4
Jackson Mem (11-4, 7-3)  0 4 0 3 1 2 X 10 8 4

Pitching

Brick IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jimmy Leblo (L, 0-1)  3.2 3 7 4 4 2 78
Joe Espana  0.2 2 1  0 1 2 27
Tom Powell  0.2 0 0 0 0 0 11
Mike McGuigan  1 3 2 2 1 1  23
Jackson Mem IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Beetel (W, 3-0)  5  4 1 1 0 9  85
Ryder Tallent  2  2 0 0 2 3  31

Top Hitters

Brick Stats
Joe Guerra  1-3, RBI
Vin Galdieri 1-3, R
Jackson Mem Stats
Mike Koslowski 2-3, 2 R, RBI
Ty Beck 2-2, R, RBI
Alex Iadisernia 2-4, R, 2 RBI

 

Southern 7, Toms River East 5

A.J. Mandell went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Aiden Hosszu knocked in three runs to lead the Rams (5-7, 4-6) to a win over the Raiders (6-5, 6-4).

Cole Markley also went 1-for-3 with three runs scored and Joe Colonna was 1-for-1 with an RBI in the win.

Austin Pharo went the distance for the win, scattering eight hits while striking out four and walking none on 98 pitches.

Danny Clemente was 2-for-4 with three RBI for Toms River East, while Ahmir Cournier went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI. Jay Longo was also 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the loss.

Matt Santos took the loss on the mound, allowing three earned runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings and 92 pitches. He walked three and struck out four.

 

 

Class B North

Middletown North 2, Ocean 0

Tyler Ras and Sean Gardiner combined on a three-hit shutout and the Lions (4-11, 3-8) edged the Spartans (6-9, 4-7). Ras threw 61 pitches over the first three innings, during which he allowed one hit and three walks while striking out three. Gardiner pitched the final four innings and gave up two hits and two walks while striking out three on 60 pitches.

Jake Dillon went 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI to lead the offense. Nick Donato was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Brendan Doherty was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Kevin Schoenberger allowed two earned runs on seven hits and a walk while pitching the full six innings on 67 pitches for Ocean.

 

Middletown South 11, Long Branch 6

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Midd South (9-6, 6-5) 3 5 0 2 1 0 0 11 7 2
Long Branch (6-10, 3-8) 1 0 0 0 4 1 0 6 8 3

Pitching

Midd South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Sabatino (W, 2-1) 4 6 2 1 2 2 82
Ryan Truscio 0.2 1 3 3 4 2 36
Mike Rasuo 2.1 1 1 0 3 4 54
Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Evan Yerman (W, 2-4) 1.1 4 7 7 4 2 44
Jahaire Smith-Moore 2.0 3 3 3 3 3 50
Ivan Navarro 2.2 0 1 0 3 3 45
Nick Luhn 1 0 0 0 1 1 14

Top Hitters

Midd South Game Stats
Joe Sprake 2-4, 2 3B, 2 RBI
Rob Zega 3-4, 3 RBI
Trevor Brey 1-4, 3 R, RBI
Long Branch Game Stats
Matt Mincieli 1-2, 3 R
James Horniacek 2-4, 2B
Joseph Mazza 2-3, 2 RBI

 

No. 2 Wall 4, No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 0

Trey Dombroski pitched his fourth two-hit shutout of the season and the Crimson Knights (13-2, 11-0) beat the Caseys (10-5, 7-4) to clinch the outright Class B North championship.

Dombroski struck out eight, did not walk a batter and took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before surrendering a hit to RBC catcher Chris Sparber. Dombroski needed only 80 pitches to navigate through seven innings.

In five starts this season, Dombroski has throw four two-hitters and his other start was a one-hit shutout against Middletown South last Tuesday, April 24. The only earned run the junior left-hander has allowed this season was a home run by Jackson Liberty junior David Melfi during a relief appearance.

Andy Lenneper led the Wall offense by going 2-for-3 with two RBI. Teddy Sharky was also 1-for-3 with a run scored.

John Nimeth allowed four runs on four hits and six walks with four strikeouts over five innings and 97 pitches in taking the loss.

 

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 4, Keansburg 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Keansburg (7-5, 6-4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 2
Mater Dei (8-4, 7-2) 0 0 3 0 1 0 X 4 4 1

Pitching

Keansburg IP H R ER BB SO PC
Paul Eckleberry (L, 2-4) 5.2 4 4 4 7 2 110
Gabe Torres 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 4
Mater Dei IP H R ER BB SO PC
Greg Bender (W, 2-1) 7 3 0 0 1 5 93

Top Hitters

Keansburg Stats
Justin Alessi 1-3, SB
Joe Osterbye 1-2
Rian Rivera 1-2
Mater Dei Stats
Thomas Olausen 1-3, 2 RBI
Sean Turner 1-3, 2B, RBI
Greg Bender 1-2, R, BB
Joe Profaci 1-2, 2 R, SB, BB

 

Point Beach 13, Keyport 2 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Point Beach (10-3, 8-2) 4 3 4 1 1 X X 13 9 2
Keyport (1-8, 1-8) 0 0 1 1 0 X X 2 2 5

Pitching

Point Beach IP H R ER BB SO HR PC
Kenny MacPherson (W, 2-0) 3 0 1 0 2 3 0 51
Matt VanBrunt 1 2 1 1 0 2 0 20
Jeff Wall 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 17
Keyport IP H R ER BB SO HR PC
Colin Fernandez (L, 0-4) 2 5 7 4 2 2 0 56
Michael Vargas 2 3 5 2 3 2 0 55
Sean Lachky 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 24

Hitting

Point Beach Game Stats
David Teranova 1-1, R, RBI, 2B, BB
Kenny MacPherson 1-3, 2RBI, 2B
Vincent Storino 1-4, R, RBI, 2B
Keyport Game Stats
Justin Young 1-2, RBI, 2B
Zach Whitehead 1-2, R, 2B

 

 

Class B South

Point Boro 13, Manchester 7

Nick Guzzi struck out nine and allowed one earned run over six innings and went 3-for-5 with three RBI to lead the Panthers (9-3, 7-3) past the Hawks (7-4, 7-3) for their seventh straight win. Guzzi surrendered six hits and three walks while tossing 110 pitches.

Trent Livolsi was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI to lead the Point Boro offense. Cole Weingarten doubled and drove in three while Christian Aurin doubled and scored three runs. Sam Young also went 1-for-1 with two RBI for Point Boro.

Jack Felipe was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI to lead Manchester, while Evan Scala and Ryan Costello each went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the loss.

 

Pinelands 2, Lacey 1

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

Pitching

Pinelands IP H R ER BB SO PC
Noah Dean (W) 7 1 1 1 0 12 90
Lacey IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Zarycki (L) 7 4 2 2 3 3 95

Top Hitters

Pinelands Stats
Joey Ventresca 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Rapallo 1-2, 2B, 2 BB
Lacey Stats
Jorden Jurkiewicz 1-3, R

 

 

Non-Division

Brick Memorial 6, Barnegat 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Brick Mem (7-7) 0 0 0 4 0 0 2 6 6 2
Barnegat (5-9) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 5

Pitching

Brick Memorial IP H R ER BB SO PC
 Trevor Sherman (W, 2-2)  6  2  1  1  1  2  80
 Torrey Savoia 1  0  0  0  0  0  9
Barnegat IP H R ER BB SO PC
 Dexter Dambroski (L, 1-3)  7  6  6  5  2  2  88

Top Hitters

Brick Memorial Stats
 T.J. Rosace  2-4, R, 3 SB, RBI
 Mike Murphy  1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Barnegat Stats
 Matt Scott  2-3, R

 

No. 3 Jackson Liberty 8, No. 9 Central 5

Connor Keenan went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and four RBI out of the leadoff spot to and the Lions (11-1) overcame Tom Ruscitti's second two-homer game in the last week to beat the Golden Eagles (7-4).

Keenan led off the game with a home run to tie the game at 1-1 and broke a 4-4 tie with a three-run double in the bottom of the third.

Ruscitti hit a solo home run to open the scoring in the first inning and his fifth home run of the season was a three-run shot that tied the game, 4-4, in the third. Ruscitti also added a double in the fifth and finished 3-for-4.

Brandon Kinsman was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI, Rich Dordas was 2-for-4 with and RBI and Billy Hart finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the win.

Nick DeCarlo allowed five runs - three earned - on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts over six innings and 100 pitches. Dordas tossed a scoreless seventh on 25 pitches for the save.

Ryan Galati threw 90 pitches over the first three innings in taking the loss.

 

Non-Conference

Calvary Christian at Henry Hudson, 4 p.m.

 

 

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