Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket
Preliminary Round

(10) St. John Vianney 16, (23) Long Branch 4

Senior catcher Anthony Santoro hit a grand slam for his 100th career hit, the second of two hits during a 14-run first inning for the Lancers in a win over the Green Wave. Santoro also hit a double in the frame and finished 3-for-3 with four RBI, while Joe Rotelli and Evan Pietronico each went 2-for-3 for Vianney. Rotelli doubled, tripled, scored two runs and drove in another, while Pietronico added two RBI and a run scored.

Senior Anthony Lavigne also went 1-for-2 with a home run, three RBI and two runs scored. Austin Cannon went 1-for-2 with two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base for Long Branch.

(13) Freehold Twp. 6, (20) Red Bank 4

Chris Rose pitched 5 2/3 innings for the win and also tripled and scored a run on offense to help lead the Patriots past the Bucs. Mike Alexander also tripled, scored a run and stole a base, while Nick Cardace went 2-for-3 with an RBI.

Chris Talbott reached base three times, scored two runs and stole three bases, while Sam Goldsmith doubled home a run in the win. Kyle Fenton also went 1-for-3 with an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases.

Jacob Nappi went 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI, while Kyle Mulholland added a two-run single for Red Bank.


First Round

(8) CBA 6, (9) St. Rose 5 (8 Innings)

Ryan Ramiz drew a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning to make a winner out of junior pitcher Andrew Buccellatto and push the Colts past the Purple Roses and into the quarterfinals against top-seeded Wall. Buccellatto threw the final 1 1/3 innings for his first win of the season.

(15) Middletown North 3, (2) Shore 1

Senior Mike Zibrin pitched a complete-game four-hitter with six strikeouts and the Lions made a two-run suicide squeeze bunt by Mike Bartels in the first inning hold up in a win over the Blue Devils. Middletown North will play rival and No. 7 Middletown South in the quarterfinals.

James Kelly allowed three unearned runs on only four hits and two walks while striking out 10 in a hard-luck loss. Kelly also went 3-for-3 with a double at the plate.

(21) Marlboro at (12) Rumson-Fair Haven - PPD, Tuesday

(13) Freehold Twp. 4, (4) Red Bank Catholic 3

Chris Talbott went the distance on the mound and made the most of three-first inning runs by the Patriots, who held off the Caseys for their sixth straight win. Freehold Township will play the winner of Tuesday's first-round game between No. 21 Marlboro and No. 5 Rumson-Fair Haven, which was rained out on Saturday.

Talbott and Joe Silvestrone both singled with one out in the first and scored on a two-run triple by Nick Cardace, who then scored on a sacrifice fly by Julius Saporito. Silverstrone later added an RBI single in the top of the fifth after Talbott doubled to deep center.

Silvestrone finished 3-for-3 with a run, RBI and stolen base, Cardace was 2-for-3 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI, and Talbott went 2-for-4 with a double, and two runs scored. Talbott also scattered seven hits and a walk to pick up the win.

Senior third baseman Matt Kurdewan homered twice for Red Bank Catholic, including a two-run shot in the fourth and a towering blast that stayed to the fair side of the foul pole extended.

(7) Middletown South 1, (10) St. John Vianney 0

Sophomore Austin Markmann pitched a four-hit shutout shutout with four strikeouts and no walks and Kyle Brey drove in Nolan Pereless with the game's lone run in the bottom of the first inning to lead the Eagles past the Lancers and into the quarterfinals against rival and No. 15 Middletown North.

Jeff McPeek allowed one run on five hits over five innings while taking the hard-luck loss.

(3) Colts Neck 5, (14) Matawan 2

Mario Ferraioli pitched four no-hit innings with seven strikeouts and Gianni Magliaro ignited a three-run first inning with a two-run double as the Cougars topped the Huskies to advance to the quarterfinals against No. 11 Manalapan.

Ferraioli allowed one unearned run in his four innings before giving way to Matt Schaeffer, who also surrendered one unearned run on two hits over three innings of work.

(11) Manalapan 4, (6) Monmouth 1

Sophomore Stephen Hansen doubled home two runs in a three-run Manalapan third inning and sophomore Jake Sadowitz pitched a complete-game four-hitter to guide the Braves past the Falcons and into a quarterfinal date with No. 3 Colts Neck.

John Diana went 2-for-4 with a double just before Hansen plated two with his double. Dan Russo pushed home a run with a squeeze bunt and Chris Rodriguez went 1-for-3 with a triple.


Class A North

No. 10 Colts Neck 4, Manalapan 3

Colts Neck scored twice in the sixth to tie the game and won it in the bottom of the seventh when Paul Marinello was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to force in the winning run and give the Cougars a come-from-behind win over the Braves.

Tyler Kay went 2-for-3 and scored the winning run after leading off the seventh with a single. Starter Robbie Warendorf allowed three unearned runs on four hits and two walks while striking out seven in a complete game.

Nick Serra went the distance for Manalapan, surrendering two earned runs on five hits. Jake Sadowitz went 2-for-3 with an RBI for the Braves.

Class A South
At First Energy Park, Lakewood

Brick vs. Brick Memorial - PPD, Sunday


Class B South

Central at Point Boro - PPD, TBD



Middletown South at No. 2 Wall - PPD, TBD

Southern at Monsignor Donovan - PPD, Sunday



Malcolm X Shabazz at Asbury Park, 11 a.m.

Lakewood 4, Princeton 3

The Piners scored twice in the top of the seventh to take the lead and held on to beat the Tigers on the road. Bill Figueroa went 2-for-3 with a run scored and David Patterson added a double in the win.

No. 1 Toms River East 6, Ferris 3

Jon Meola hit a two-run home run in the second inning in support of winning pitcher J.T. Burdge, who picked up his first varsity win as the Raider topped the Bulldogs. Burdge allowed a run on five hits and a walk while striking out five over his four innings of work.

Ron Calantoni also had a double for Toms River East.

Toms River South 7, Bayonne 2

The Indians (9-4) topped the Bees to give head coach Ken Frank his 800th career victory, led by winning pitcher Tyler Folger. The senior Toms River East transfer pitched a six-hit complete game and went 3-for-3 at the plate.

Jake Ryan and Spencer Kapp opened the scoring for Toms River South with back-to-back doubles in the second inning and Kapp later scored on an RBI single by Trevor Wagner. Ray Liguori and Ryan each singled in a run in the fourth and fifth innings, respectively, to give Folger all the support he would need.


Autism Benefit
At North Brunswick Community Park

No. 3 Jackson Memorial 2, South Plainfield 0

Ryan Takacs pitched 6 1/3 innings of three-hit, shutout baseball and the Jaguars edged the Tigers in North Brunswick. Mike Petrizzo doubled and scored a run to lead the Jaguars offense.

No. 9 Red Bank Catholic vs. Millburn - Cancelled

No. 5 CBA vs. Pope John - Cancelled


At Myrtle Park, Metuchen

No. 6 Barnegat vs. Metuchen - Cancelled