NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Quarterfinals

North Jersey 2, Group III

(3) Governor Livingston 9, (11) Matawan 0

 

Central Jersey Group IV

(16) North Brunswick 6, (8) Marlboro 3

The Raiders scored three times in the top of the seventh inning to carry their Cinderella run as the No. 16 into next week's sectional semifinals. Mark Ventre was 2-for-3 for Marlboro in defeat.

 

Central Jersey Group III

(8) Brick 5, (1) Steinert 1

Gerry Hutchison went 2-for-3 with two doubles and two RBI and Tito Morales picked up the win on the mound as the Green Dragons toppled the top-seeded Spartans to set up a sectional semifinal meeting at No. 4 Ocean on Tuesday.

Morales pitched the first four innings before Nic Chirichello and Mike Soldo helped finish off a combined three-hitter. Chirichello and Kanny Bala each added an RBI single and John Prato plated a run with a sacrifice fly for Brick, which scored two runs in the fifth and three in the sixth to overtake Steinert.

(4) Ocean 5, (12) Allentown 4 (11 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 R H E
Allentown (12-11) 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 10 2
Ocean (21-8) 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5 8 2

Pitching

Allentown IP H R ER BB SO
Winston 7 5 4 3 5 7
Huth (L) 3.1 3 1 1 2 4
Ocean IP H R ER BB SO
Phil Demarco 4.2 4 3 2 2 7
Alec Keezer (W, 4-1) 6.1 6 1 1 4 3

Top Hitters

Ocean Game Stats
Brian Kochenash 3-4, GW RBI 1B
Brian Olesen 2-3, 4 RBI

Brian Kochenash delivered a game-winning single in the bottom of the 11th inning that broke the single-season school record for hits and the Spartans withstood a Redbirds comeback to advance to the sectional semifinals with an extra-inning win. Ocean will host No. 8 Brick on Tuesday after the Green Dragons upset top-seeded Steinert.

(7) Wall 3, (2) Middletown South 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Wall (11-10) 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 3 8 0
Midd South (22-5) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 6 2

Pitching

Wall IP H R ER BB SO
Matt Yard 5.1 6 2 2 1 2
Connor Metelski (W, 3-1) 1.2  0 0 0 0 2
Midd South IP H R ER BB SO
Austin Markmann 6 6 1 1 1 8
Jon Martin (L, 5-2) 1 2 2 1 1 2

Top Hitters

Wall Game Stats
Jamie Loesch 3-3, RBI
Regan Dombroski 1-3, solo HR
Joe Castellucia 2-4, R
Midd South Game Stats
Johnny Zega 2-3, solo HR
Ben Porpora 1-3, solo HR
Austin Markmann 2-3, 2B

Jamie Loesch lined a game-tying single to right field with two out in the top of the seventh, Joe Castellucia scored on an error on the next ball in play, and Connor Metelski fired a one-two-three seventh inning to give the Crimson Knights a hard-fought win over the Eagles. Wall will travel to play No. 6 Nottingham in the sectional semifinals on Tuesday.

Middletown South tied the game in the bottom of the fifth on a solo home run by Ben Porpora and Johnny Zega broke the tie with his 10th homer of the season that put the Eagles ahead, 2-1.

Down to its final out, Wall started the inning with a leadoff walk by David Howarth, followed by a fielder's choice out at second on a bunt and a strikeout by Middletown South junior Jon Martin - who entered in relief of starter Austin Markmann to begin the seventh. Castellucia kept the game alive with a line-drive single to left and Loesch followed with his third hit of the game to chase home Shane Richey.

Jake Malone then hit a ground ball to second that Zega could not handle and after the ball kicked away and he initially hesitated, Castellucia raced home and dove in with the winning run.

Reagan Dombroski opened the scoring with a solo home run in the second to stake Wall to a 1-0 lead.

 

Central Jersey Group II

(7) Manasquan 8, (2) Point Boro 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manasquan (13-6) 1 0 1 0 0 6 0 8 5 1
Pt. Boro (21-5) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 6

Pitching

Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO
Tommy Sheehan (W, 5-1)  7 6 1 1 1 10
Midd South IP H R ER BB SO
Mike Falconetti (L, 4-1) 5.1 4 4 1 2 2
Frank Graziano 1.2 1 4 0 2 2

The Warriors scored six unearned runs in the sixth inning thanks to four Point Boro errors and the support was more than enough for Tommy Sheehan to pitch his team past the Panthers. Manasquan will travel to play No. 3 Delran in Tuesday's sectional semifinals.

Sheehan struck out 10, scattered six hits, walked one and hits three batters in a 113-pitch effort.

Parker Day went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and a two-run single in the sixth out of the No. 9 spot in the order. Manasquan extended its lead to 3-1 on a fielder's choice throw to home that arrived low and late and Day's single through the left side made it 5-1. An errant pickoff throw to first base by catcher Sebastian Severio with the bases loaded allowed three more runs to score.

Manasquan struck first in the top of the first when Jack Sheehan reached on an error, stole second and scored on a ground out by his brother, Tommy. The Warriors regained a 2-1 lead in the third on a sacrifice fly by freshman James Harmstead.

Point Boro also scored in the first inning on a sacrifice fly by starter Mike Falconetti after singles by Bill Feehan and Frank Graziano set up the threat.

(1) Delaware Valley 6, (8) Monmouth 5

The Terriers scored three runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to deny the Falcons the upset and advance to the sectional semifinals Tuesday against No. 12 A.L. Johnson.

 

Central Jersey Group I

(4) Middlesex 5, (5) Shore 4 (9 Innings)

(3) South Amboy 3, (6) Point Beach 2

John VanSchoick allowed one earned run in a six-inning complete game, but three errors cost the Garnet Gulls in a quarterfinal loss to the Governors. VanSchoick allowed a walk and six hits while striking out four and also went 2-for-4 with a double.

 

South Jersey Group IV

(1) Clearview 2, (8) Toms River North 0

Sophomore Brendan Mullins pitched six solid innings but the Mariners could not solve Pioneers starter Kenny Mendoza, who went the distance for the shutout.

 

South Jersey Group III

(1) Ocean City 6, (9) Central 0

St. John's recruit Sean Mooney took a no-hitter into the sixth and finished off a one-hit shutout to pitch the Vikings past the Golden Eagles and into the sectional semifinals against No. 4 Mainland.

(6) Toms River South 7, (3) Delsea 0

Trevor Wagner pitched a three-hit shutout with four strikeouts and T.J. Scuderi and Ben Montenegro both homered as the Indians blanked the Crusaders to advance to Tuesday's sectional semifinals against Highland.

After Tom Campo's RBI ground out opened the scoring, Scuderi belted a two-run home run to give Toms River South a 3-0 first-inning lead. Montenegro stretched the lead to 5-0 with a two-run shot in the fifth.

Connor Feeney and Tyler Wisnewski each added an RBI single in the sixth, with Wagner igniting the rally with a leadoff double. Wisnewski finished the game 3-for-4 and Feeney was 2-for-3.

(4) Mainland 4, (12) Lacey 1

 

South Jersey Group II

(10) Manchester 4, (2) Haddonfield 1

Steven Rodriguez went 3-for-4 with a triple and two RBI singles and three pitchers combined to pitch the Hawks past the Bulldogs and into the sectional semifinals Tuesday against No. 6 Cinnaminson.

Barry worked 4 1/3 before giving way to Felipe, who allowed one run while recording the next five outs. Felipe also pitched five innings Monday to earn the win against Lower Cape May. Gavin Pabst pitched a perfect seventh inning for the save.

Rodriguez singled home the second Manchester run in the fifth inning and added an RBI single in the top of the seventh. Matt Miggliaccio opened the scoring with an RBI triple in the fourth to score Jon Meaney, who doubled in his at bat. Marc Wernoch also had a sacrifice fly to push the lead to 3-0 later in the fifth inning.

Matt Bryant also went 2-for-3 with a double for Manchester.

(1) West Deptford 2, (8) Barnegat 1

The Eagles scored two runs off Jason Groome in the first inning - one of which was earned - and held on to eliminate the Bengals.

Groome suffered his third loss of the season while allowing one earned run on two hits and three walks with 12 strikeouts over six innings.

Max Ritner drove in the lone Barnegat run with an RBI single in the sixth and the Bengals put the tying run on second and the go-ahead run on first with two out in the seventh. Groome also doubled and walked at the plate.

 

Opening Round

South Jersey Non-Public A

(4) Camden Catholic 3, (13) Donovan Catholic 2

(6) St. Augustine 2, (11) St. John Vianney 0

 

South Jersey Non-Public B

(9) Holy Spirit 13, (8) Mater Dei Prep 0 (5 Innings)

Pittsburgh recruit Bill Kral pitched a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts in five innings as Holy Spirit handled the Seraphs.

(3) St. Joseph Hammonton 7, (14) Ranney 5

(6) St. Rose 13, (11) Wardlaw-Hartridge 0 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Wardlaw (7-11-1) 0 0 0 0 0 X x 0 7 3
St. Rose (19-6) 7 2 1 3 x x x 13 13 0

Pitching

Wardlaw IP H R ER BB SO
Jasoinka (L) 1.1  9 9 9  2  0
Miller 2.2 4 4 4 2  0
St. Rose IP H R ER BB SO
Brandon Mology (W, 5-3)  3  2  0 0  1 3
John Crowley 1 0 0 0 0 2
Will Gannon  1 0 0 0 0 3

Top Hitters

Wardlaw Game Stats
Jasoinka 1-2
Racz 1-2
St. Rose Game Stats
Riley Maypother 2-3, HR, 2B, 4 RBI
Brandon Mology 1-1, R, RBI
Brian DiPasquale 2-2, 2 R
Adam Cohrs 1-1, R
John Crowley 1-2, 2 RBI
Joe Volpe 1-2, 2 R, SB
Matt Harrison 1-1, R