Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

Semifinals

(3) Red Bank Catholic 5, (7) Ocean 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ocean (7-13) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 5 1
RBC (12-6) 5 0 0 0 0 0 x 5 10 0

 

Pitching

Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Phil DeMarco (L, 3-1) 6.1 10 5 5 2 4 107
Ryan Jenks 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 9
RBC IP H R ER BB SO PC
Austin Nappi (W, 5-1) 6 3 0 0 2 4 68
Ryan O’Hara 1 2 1 1 0 0 18

 

Top Hitters

Ocean Game Stats
Mark Butler 1-3, RBI
Ryan Toomey 1-3, R
Jack D’Auria 0-1, 2 BB, SB
RBC Game Stats
Brian Sheehy 2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
JonMichael Rotondo 1-3, R, RBI
Steve Turk 1-3, RBI
David Glancy 2-2, BB, SB
Connor Caizza 1-3, RBI

Brian Sheehy's two-run double that Ocean center fielder Jake Papa lost in the sun highlighted a five-run first inning and Austin Nappi took care of the rest on the mound as the Caseys beat the Spartans for the third time this season and advanced to the Monmouth County Tournament final on Tuesday night.

JonMichael Rotando, Steve Turk and Connor Caizza all added RBI singles during the inning against Ocean starter Phil DeMarco, who needed 46 pitches to get out of the first inning.

Nappi did not allow a hit until there were two out in the fourth inning and two of the three hits he allowed Saturday were infield singles. By throwing only 68 pitches on Saturday, Nappi is eligible to throw 72 pitches on Tuesday, according to the NJSIAA pitch count rule.

RBC will play the winner of Sunday's semifinal game between Freehold Borough and three-time defending champion Christian Brothers Academy.

 

(5) Freehold Boro at (1) CBA - PPD, Sunday, 3 p.m.

 

 

Ocean County Tournament - Bracket

Opening Round

(1) Toms River South 3, (16) Toms River East 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
TR East (2-13) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0
TR South (13-1) 2 0 1 0 0 0 X 3 5 2

 

Pitching

TR East IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brandon Coyle (L, 0-1) 5 5 3 3 3 2 72
Jared Mizrachi 1 0 0 0 0 0 7
TR South IP H R ER BB SO PC
T.J. Scuderi (W, 5-1) 4 2 0 0 1 3 68
Matt Shiffer (S) 3 2 0 0 0 2 41

 

Top Hitters

TR East Game Stats
Danny Clemente 2-3
TR South Game Stats
Ben Montenegro 1-3, R, RBI
Matt Shiffer 1-2, 2B, R
Dylan Danelson 1-1, 2B
Justin Fall 2-2

T.J. Scuderi and Matt Shiffer combined on a four-hit shutout and contributed to a two-run first inning that gave the Indians enough offense to beat the Raiders for a third time this year and advance to the OCT quarterfinals later in the week.

Shiffer doubled and scored the game's first run on an RBI single by Ben Montenegro. Scuderi followed with a walk, both runners moved up on a sacrifice by Justin Fall and Jared Kwincinski plated the second run on an RBI ground out.

The third Toms River South run scored when Kwincinski hit into a double play in the third.

 

(4) Toms River North 8, (13) Donovan Catholic 7

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Donovan Cath. (6-10) 0 3 0 0 0 3 1 7 10 1
TR North (10-4) 0 2 0 3 0 3 x 8 10 3

 

Pitching

Donovan Cath. IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jonathan Poplawski (L, 3-3) 5 8 7 5 1 4 101
Zach Mann 1 2 1 1 0 1 23
TR North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Centeno 1.1 3 3 3 0 1 28
Brendan Mullins (W, 3-1) 4.2 7 4 4 1 5 75
John Giordano (S) 1 0 0 0 0 0 8

 

Top Hitters

Donovan Cath. Game Stats
Matt Morro 2-4, HR, R, 3 RBI
Nick DeMaio 2-4, 2 R, RBI
Gerard Russo 3-4
Ryan O’Sullivan 1-3, R, RBI
Zach Mann 1-3, R, RBI
TR North Game Stats
Craig Larsen 3-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
Brendan Mullins 1-2, HR, BB, 2 RBI
Jared Bellissimo 1-3, 3B, RBI
Austin Feigin 1-4, 2B, RBI
Nick Sibilia 1-2, BB, 2 R
Alex Klalo 1-2, BB, RBI
Mike Nyisztor 1-3, RBI

Jared Bellissimo broke a 6-6 tie with an RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth and Austin Feigin followed with a RBI double that plated what proved to be the winning run as the Mariners won a back-and-forth game against the Griffins to advance to the OCT quarterfinals.

Matt Morro gave Donovan Catholic a 6-5 lead in the top of the sixth when he blasted a three-run home run with two out in the inning.

Before Bellissimo's go-ahead triple, Alex Klalo tied the game with a sacrifice fly. Toms River North took a 5-3 lead with three runs in the fourth, highlighted by a go-ahead RBI double by Crag Larsen.

Winning pitcher Brendan Mullins hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the second after Donovan Catholic scored three in the top of the inning.

Nick DeMaio and Ryan O'Sullivan each knocked in a run with an RBI single in the second

 

Regular Season

Class A North

Freehold Twp. 4, Neptune 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Freehold Twp. (9-7, 8-5) 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 4 5 1
Neptune (4-11, 3-9) 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 7 5

 

Pitching

Freehold Twp. IP H R ER BB SO HR
Zack Pericone (W, 1-2) 5 6 3 3 3 3 0
Mike Pirrotta 2 1 0 0 1 3 0

 

Neptune IP H R ER BB SO HR
Dylan Taliaferro (L, 0-4) 5 5 4 2 4 12 0
Justin Tucker 2 0 0 0 1 5 0

 

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp. Game Stats
Ryan Ford 2-4, R, RBI
Nick Lodispoto 1-4, R
Andrew Beam 1-1, RBI, 2 BB
Chris Goodman 5 SB, 2 R

 

Neptune Game Stats
Aedan Martin 1-3, 2 R, BB
John Gannon 1-3, R
Rocco Richard 2-3, 2 RBI

 

 

Class A Central

Red Bank at Shore - PPD, Friday, 4 p.m.

 

Class B Central

Asbury Park at Ranney - PPD, TBD

 

Non-Division

Pinelands at Matawan - PPD, TBD

Lakewood at Neptune - Cancelled

 

Non-Conference

Marist at Manalapan - PPD, TBD

 

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