Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

Semifinals

(1) CBA 3, (5) Middletown South 0

Luca Dalatri struck out 11 in a one-hitter in his return to the mound from a hamstring injury and the Colts upended the Eagles to end Middletown South's 11-game winning streak and advance to the Monmouth County Tournament final for the third straight year.

Cid Porter led off the game with his second homer of the season, both of which led off the game for CBA. Brandon Martorano also added an RBI single for CBA in the third inning.

 

(2) Red Bank Catholic 9, (3) Howell 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Howell (8-9) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6 6
RBC (17-1) 0 0 8 0 0 1 x 9 10 1

Pitching

Howell IP H R ER BB SO
James Wynne (L, 1-1) 2 5 7 4 1 1
Kyle Ferraro 4 4 2 0 0 3
RBC IP H R ER BB SO
John Poccia (W, 6-1) 5 2 0 0 0 2
Justin Liggett 1 2 0 0 0 0
Jack Ipsen 1 2 0 0 0 0

Top Hitters

Howell Game Stats
Grant Hackett 2-3
Troy Miller 1-3, 2B
RBC Game Stats
Aaron Ahn 1-3, HR, 2 RBI
Mike Spinelli 3-4, R, 2 RBI
Pat Leonard 1-2, R, RBI
Evan Madigan 1-2, R
Doug Facendo 1-4, 2B
Mike Veit 1-3, R

Aaron Ahn hit his fourth home run of the season, a two-run shot to left field during Red Bank Catholic's eight-run third inning, and the Caseys coasted past the Rebels for their 12th straight win. RBC will play top-seed and two-time defending Monmouth County champion CBA in the MCT final on Wednesday at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood.

 

Ocean County Tournament - Bracket

Quarterfinals

(3) Toms River South 12, (11) Point Beach 2 (6 Innings)

Pitching

Pt. Beach

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

John Vanschiock (L)

3

8

9

7

2

0

Kevin Donnelly

3

5

3

2

1

0

TR South

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Trevor Wagner (W, 3-2)

3

1

2

0

1

9

Justin Fall

2

0

0

0

2

3

Nick Scrudato

1

0

0

0

0

1

Top Hitters

Pt. Beach

Game Stats

Josh Yates

0-1, HBP, BB, R

Joe Delgrippo

1-2, R

John Vanschiock

0-2, BB

TR South

Game Stats

T.J. Scuderi

1-2, BB, SB, 2 R

Matt Shiffer

2-4, R, SB

Tom Campo

1-4, R, RBI, SB

Tyler Wisnewski

2-3, HBP

Matt Fitzpatrick

3-3, BB, 2 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R

Connor Feeney

1-3, RBI

Trevor Wagner

2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI

Mike Conover

1-2, BB, 2 RBI, R

S. Conover

2 R

Trevor Wagner homered, doubled and struck out nine batters in three innings to lead the Indians past the Garnet Gulls and into the Ocean County Tournament semifinals. Wagner's solo shot in the second inning was his third homer of the season.

Matt Fitzpatrick also went 3-for-3 with two doubles, including the back end of back-to-back doubles with Tyler Wisnewski in the third inning. The Indians broke the game open with five runs in the third to go up 9-2 after Point Beach scored two unearned runs off Wagner in the top of the inning to cut a 4-0 deficit to 4-2.

 

(7) Brick 12, (2) Brick Memorial 5

John Prato hit a two-run triple, doubled, scored three runs and finished with three RBI to help key the offensive outburst that paced the Green Dragons to a win over the Mustangs. Brick will play Toms River South in the OCT semifinals at a date and time to be announced.

Trevor Rowe went 3-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI, while Nic Chirichello was 1-for-3 with a two-run single in Brick's six-run fourth inning that staked the visitors to a 9-0 lead.

Chirichello pitched four shutout innings, allowing one hit and one walk while striking out seven before giving way to the bullpen.

Teddy Gonzalez was 2-for-3 for Brick Memorial, while Matt Cuppari finished 1-for-3 with two RBI. Dylan Evans also went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored.

 

Semifinals

(4) Toms River North 7, (8) Barnegat 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Barnegat (9-9) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 6 2
TR North (11-5) 2 0 0 0 5 0 X 7 8 2

Pitching

Barnegat IP H R ER BB SO
Jason Groome (L, 1-1) 4.2 6 7 4 3 9
Aaron McLaughlin 1.1 2 0 0 0 2
TR North IP H R ER BB SO
Brendan Mullins (W, 4-1) 4 3 1 0 3 2
Anthony Sasso (S) 3 3 0 0 1 6

Top Hitters

Barnegat Game Stats
Justin Diefenbach 2-4, RBI
Aaron McLaughlin 1-4, 2B, R
TR North Game Stats
Joey Rose 3-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Jeff Ciervo 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
Pat Marinaccio 1-2, BB
Mike Nyisztor 1-3, BB, R
Jared Bellissimo 1-3, R
David Cordoma 1-3, R

Joey Rose and Jeff Ciervo delivered back-to-back, two-run extra-base hits in the bottom of the fifth to knock Jason Groome out of the game and spark a Mariners win over top MLB Draft Prospect and the Bengals.

Rose hammered a two-run double to the wall in right-center on the first pitch of his at-bat and on the very next pitch, Ciervo turned around a fastball by Groome and lined it over the left-field fence for a two-run home run, which gave Toms River North a 6-1 lead. Both hits came with two out in the inning after Groome walked Austin Feigin, who battled back from a 1-2 count to draw the base on balls.

The Mariners scored two unearned runs off Groome in the first when Mike Nyisztor and Rose scored on a two-out error off the bat of Jared Bellissimo, who singled after Ciervo's homer. Nyisztor led off the game with a walk and Rose reached on a towering fly ball that right fielder Anthony Lani could not track. A passed ball set up runners at second and third and both scored on the error.

Barnegat got a run back on a Justin Diefenbach RBI single in the third, but the Bengals did not add on despite having the bases loaded with one out. Toms River North starter Brendan Mullins also escaped a first-and-third, one out jam in the fourth without giving up a run and reliever Anthony Sasso struck out three batters around a walk after setting Barnegat up with second and third and none out in the top of the fifth.

 

Regular Season

Class A Central

Monmouth at Holmdel - PPD, May 16, 3:45 p.m.

 

Class B North

Red Bank at Colts Neck – PPD, Monday, 4 p.m.

 

Class B Central

Asbury Park at Keyport (DH) - PPD, TBD

 

Class B South

Lakewood 2, Manchester 0

Richard Uriarte threw a one-hit shutout and Jason Holguin doubled and stole three bases to help the Piners drop the Hawks. Uriarte walked one and struck out one.

Joe Felipe pitched a three-hitter in taking the loss, allowing two earned runs on three hits and five walks while striking out six.

 

Non-Division

Middletown North 8, St. Rose 3

Seth Ziegler went 2-for-4 with two doubles and four RBI and the Lions beat the Purple Roses.

Cole Fluta and Tyler Ras each went 3-for-4, with Fluta scoring a run and Ras scoring two while also driving one in. Kyle Capo also went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the win.

Phil Pecherski allowed three runs on six hits over five innings to pick up the win for Middletown North. Brian DiPasquale pitched four innings in taking the loss.

Brendan Hueth was 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI, while Riley Maypother doubled and drove in two. Mike Gowen also went 2-for-3 for St. Rose.

Jackson Liberty at Wall - Cancelled

 

Non-Conference

North Bergen at Manalapan - Cancelled

St. John Vianney at St. Joseph by the Sea (N.Y.) – Cancelled

Calvary Christian at Ranney - Cancelled

Toms River South 9, Bayonne 7

Trevor Wagner went 4-for-4 to cap a big double-header at the plate and the Indians (12-5) beat the Bees to finish off a 2-0 day Saturday. Wagner went 2-for-3 with a home run in an Ocean County Tournament win over Point Beach earlier in the day and also struck out nine batters in three innings in that game.

T.J. Scuderi worked five innings for the win against Bayonne and also scored two runs while also driving one in.