Ocean County Tournament - Bracket

Quarterfinals

(8) Barnegat 4, (1) Point Boro 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Barnegat (8-8) 0 0 0 3 1 0 0 4 4 4
Point Boro (14-1) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 8 3

Pitching

Barnegat IP H R ER BB SO
Jared Kacso (W, 3-2) 7 8 3 3 2 5
Pt. Boro IP H R ER BB SO
Josiah Gliddon (L, 3-1) 5 3 4 1 4 4
Tim Rossi 2 1 0 0 1 1

Top Hitters

Barnegat Game Stats
Aaron McLaughlin 1-4, R, RBI
Jared Kacso 0-2, 2 BB, R
Max Ritner 1-3, R
Anthony Lani 0-1, 2 BB, R
Mike Stoma 2-3, 2B
Pt. Boro Game Stats
Frank Graziano 2-3, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI
Mike Falconetti 2-4, 2B, R
Thomas Paul 2-3, RBI
Sam Monaco 1-4, R, SB
Pat Feehan 1-3, 2B

Jared Kacso struck out consecutive batters to strand the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh and the Bengals held on to knock off the previously-unbeaten Panthers and advance to Saturday's OCT semifinal at No. 4 Toms River North.

Kacso went the distance for the win, allowing three earned runs on eight hits and a pair of walks while striking out five.

Barnegat jumped in front with three runs in the top of the fourth inning against Josiah Gliddon, who took a no-hitter into the seventh inning of the previous meeting between the teams and held the Bengals hitless for the first 3 2/3 innings on Monday. The Panthers committed three errors in that inning, including one on a wild pitch that led to allowed two runs to scored on the same play.

Aaron McLaughlin added an RBI single in the top of the fifth to stretch the lead to 4-0 before Point Boro began to chip away. Frank Graziano hit a line-drive home run that cleared the high part of the left-field fence and plated two runs and Thomas Paul added an RBI single later in the inning to cut the lead to 4-3.

Barnegat center fielder Collin O'Conner and left fielder Eric Becker each helped save a run in the bottom of the sixth. O'Conner made a diving catch in the left-center gap on the first batter of the inning and with the tying run on second following a Pat Feehan double, Becker made a diving catch on a line drive by Bill Feehan after nearly over-running a knuckling line drive.

 

(4) Toms River North 6, (5) Jackson Liberty 1

Joey Rose blasted his Shore-Conference-leading seventh homer of the season - a two-run blast in the first inning - and the Mariners topped the Lions to advance to the OCT semifinals and a matchup against Barnegat ace and top MLB Draft proscpect Jason Groome.

 

(7) Brick at (2) Brick Memorial - PPD, Wednesday, 3:45 p.m.

 

Class A North

No. 2 Middletown South at No. 1 CBA - PPD, Tuesday 3:45 p.m.

Manalapan 10, No. 10 Freehold Boro 4

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Freehold (9-8, 6-6) 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 4 5 2
Manalapan (7-9, 5-6) 0 0 4 5 0 0 1 10 14 1

Pitching

Freehold IP H R ER BB SO
Steve Rullo (L) 3.1 8 7 6  1 1
Pat White .2 4 3 3 1
Tom Holdorf 1.1 2 1 1 1
Manalapan IP H R ER BB SO
Stephen Hansen (W) 6 2 2 2 1 5
Randy DeGregorio 1 3 2 2 1 1

Top Hitters

Freehold Game Stats
Chris Cassandra 1-3, 2B, RBI
Manalapan Game Stats
Stephen Hansen 2-3, 2B, 2 R, 6 RBI
Stephen Carbonara 3-3, 2B
Chris Rodriguez 2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Giovanni Ciaccio 3-3, 3 R

 

No. 8 Middletown North 4, Freehold Twp. 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Freehold Twp. (4-13, 1-11) 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 3 4 2
Midd. North (9-7, 7-5) 0 0 1 1 1 1 X 4 10 3

Pitching

Freehold  Twp. IP H R ER BB SO
Bryan Reed (L) 6 10 4 2 1 6
Middletown North IP H R ER BB SO
Garrett French (W) 7 4 3 0 1 3

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp. Game Stats
Greg Najar 1-3, R
Pete Nielsen 1-2, R
Midd. North Game Stats
Marc Cerbo 2-3, 2 R
Tyler Ras 2-2, R
Kyle Capo 2-3, R
Cole Fluta 2-3, 2B
Brendan Doherty 2-3

 

Marlboro 1, No. 10 Howell 0

Jeremy Dyzenhaus pitched a five-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and pinch-hitter Luke Ricciardi plated the game-winning run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh to give the Mustangs a win over the Rebels. Ricciardi's came through with his first career RBI in his first varsity at-bat.

Connor Fey threw six scoreless, three-hit innings with four strikeouts for Howell before giving way to Troy Miller.

Noah Thomas went 2-for-3 for Marlboro, including a single in the bottom of the seventh that loaded the bases.

 

Class A Central

Manasquan 8, Holmdel 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Holmdel (5-8, 3-5) 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 3 5 3
Manasquan (7-4, 7-3) 3 0 2 0 3 0 x 8 5 2

Pitching

Holmdel IP H R ER BB SO
Jordyn Brosemer (L) 2.2 3 5 4 4 0
Tesoriero 3.1 2 3 0 8 4
Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO
Jack Sheehan (W, 4-1) 5 5 2 0 1 6
Nick Perone 2 0 1 0 0 1

Top Hitters

Holmdel Game Stats
Matt Metzger 2-2
Manasquan Game Stats
Ethan Thompson 3-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Adam Schreck 1-3, HR, 4 RBI
Joey Ostberg 1-4, 2B

 

St. John Vianney at Rumson-Fair Haven, PPD, May 9, 3:45 p.m.

 

Monmouth 5, Shore 4

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

Pitching

Shore IP H R ER BB SO
Devin McLaughlin (L) 2 6 5 5 5 2
Michael Deusch 4 1 0 0 2 5
Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO
Joe Malfara (W, 2-3) 7 6 4 3 1 6

Top Hitters

Shore Game Stats
Michael Jeliff 2-3, R, RBI
Matt Pennell 1-2, solo HR
Devin McLaughlin 1-3, RBI
Monmouth Game Stats
Christian Hoplock 2-4, 2B, 2 R
Josh Jackson 1-3, 2B, RBI
Paul Birzin 1-4, 2 RBI
Alec Fruchter 1-2, RBI

 

Class B North

Colts Neck 4, Matawan 1

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

Pitching

Matawan IP H R ER BB SO
Anthony Hirujo (L, 1-1) 6 6 4 4 1 2
Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO
Dillon Pellechia (W, 2-0) 7 1 1 0 1 5

Top Hitters

Matawan Game Stats
Makell Caldwell 1-3
Richard Joa 0-2, BB, R
Colts Neck Game Stats
Mike Antico 1-3, 2 RBI
Dante Caruso 2-2, R, SB
Andrew Conforti 1-3, R
Brendan Clarke 1-3, 2B, R
Jon Weitzman 1-3, RBI

Dillon Pellechia pitched a one-hitter with five strikeouts in his second career start and the Cougars edged the Huskies.

 

Wall at Long Branch - PPD, May 11, 3:45 p.m.

Neptune 4, Red Bank 2

Dylan Taliaferro pitched a complete-game, four-hitter and the Scarlet Fliers edged the Bucs. Taliaferro allowed one earned run and worked around five walks while striking out six.

Matt Jegou went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored and freshman Ron Cole was 1-for-2 with two RBI. Tyler Schembri was also 3-for-3 with a run scored and Mike Hand went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI.

Nick Massa went 2-for-2 with an RBI for Red Bank and Matt Reardon was 1-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI. Jack Povey struck out seven and walked one over 5 1/3 innings in taking the loss.

 

No. 3 Red Bank Catholic 5, Ocean 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ocean (14-6, 7-4) 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 5 1
RBC (14-1, 10-0) 4 0 0 0 1 0 X 5 12 1

Pitching

Ocean IP H R ER BB SO
Phil DeMarco (L, 4-2) 5 12  5 5 0 5
Travis Lillie 1 0 0 0 0 0
RBC IP H R ER BB SO
Austin Nappi (W, 2-0) 6 4 1 1 0 3
Jack Ipsen (S) 1 1 1 1 0 1

Top Hitters

Ocean Game Stats
Brian Kochenash 2-3, 3B
Brian Olesen 1-1, 2 HBP
RBC Game Stats
Aaron Ahn 3-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Doug Facendo 2-3, HR, 2 RBI
Mike Spinelli 2-3
Mike Veit 2-3, RBI

 

Class B Central

Point Beach 8, Henry Hudson 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Pt. Beach (10-5, 7-5) 1 0 0 0 0 6 1 8 8 0
Hudson (1-11, 1-10) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 3

Pitching

Pt. Beach IP H R ER BB SO HR
Connor Prima 5 2 1 1 2 3 0
Jude Lovegren (W)  2   0   0   0   0  3   0
Henry Hudson IP H R ER BB SO HR
Ryan Doelger (L) 5 1/3 5 7 4 2 6 0
Liam Hagan 1 2/3 3 1 0 0 1 0

Top Hitters

Pt. Beach Game Stats
John Vanschoick 1-3, 3B, R, 2 RBI
John Delgrippo 2-4, R, RBI
Henry Hudson Game Stats
Ryan Doelger 2-3
Tom Colantino 2-4

John Vanschoick hit a two-run triple to highlight a six-run sixth inning as the Garnet Gulls broke open a 1-1 game late.

 

Keyport 2, St. Rose 1 (9 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 R H E
St. Rose (12-3, 11-1) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 8 2
Keyport (8-5, 7-4) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2 4 1

Pitching

St. Rose IP H R ER BB SO
John Crowley (L) 8.1 3 2 1 2 2
Will Gannon 0.2 1 0 0 1 0
Keyport IP H R ER BB SO
Christian Smith 7 8 1 1 2 1
Shane Chandler (W, 1-0) 2 0 0 0 1 0

Top Hitters

St. Rose Game Stats
Riley Maypother 2-4, 2 2B, RBI
John Crowley 1-4, 2B
Keyport Game Stats
Evan Smutz 1-4, GW RBI
Jackson Aumack 1-4, 2 R
Steven Chandler 1-3, RBI

Evan Smutz hit a walk-off RBI single with one out in the bottom of the ninth and the Red Raiders knocked off the Purple Roses by handing them their first divisional loss of the season.

Jackson Aumack led the inning off with a single and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by Steven Chandler.

 

Non-Division

Pinelands at Mater Dei Prep - PPD, May 2, 4 p.m.

Central at Lacey at Clune Park - PPD, TBD