PHILADELPHIA – The Jersey Shore offense unleashed another relentless attack Tuesday in its Carpenter Cup quarterfinal against Berks County, Pa., and each of its hitters were all eager to get in on the fun. That might be because said hitters did not have to face their own pitching staff.

The Shore scored all of its runs over a stretch of the second-through-fifth innings and six pitchers combined on a nine-hit shutout to extend the team’s scoreless innings streak to 17 1/3 innings in a 13-0 rout of Berks at Richie Ashburn Field.

Jersey Shore will play Delaware County at 1 p.m. Thursday at Citizens Bank Park with a trip to Friday’s championship game on the line and a chance to play on a Major League diamond. The Shore will look to reach its first Carpenter Cup final since 2010, which was also the last year Jersey Shore won the tournament.

“We’re running some serious arms out there,” said Red Bank Catholic senior Matt Kurdewan, who went 1-for-1 with three RBI to up his two-game RBI total to five. “We looked at this group of pitchers before the tournament and it was almost hard to believe, but we’ve been facing so many great pitchers over the course of the season.”

Howell right-hander Ryan Wares threw three shutout innings to lead off a Shore shutout Tuesday against Berks County, Pa. in the Carpenter Cup. (Photo by Matt Manley)

Howell senior Ryan Wares, a Rutgers recruit, threw three scoreless innings to lead the pitching effort, walking none and striking out four. Wares allowed one hit in each inning, but erased two of those base-runners by picking them off at first base.

Brick senior Evan Lobato followed with two scoreless innings, followed by an inning each from St. John Vianney junior Dan Schirmacher, Colts Neck junior Chris Murphy, Jackson Liberty senior Dan Serreino and Rumson-Fair Haven senior Shane McCarthy.

The Shore turned in its first team shutout of the tournament with, arguably, its top two pitchers unavailable on Tuesday. Christian Brothers Academy sophomore Luca Dalatri was the designated hitter and will miss the remainder of the tournament while on a college visit to the University of Kentucky, while Barnegat sophomore Jason Groome was not at Tuesday’s game for unspecified reasons. According to manager Cip Apicelli, Groome will start Thursday’s game after he struck out six in three shutout innings in Sunday’s opener, an 11-1 win over Mercer County.

The string of shutout innings began after Dalatri allowed a first-inning run on Sunday and closed out his outing with two shutout innings. Wares, Serreino and McCarthy also threw a shutout inning each in the first win before contributing again Tuesday.

While Dalatri did not pitch Tuesday, he helped ignite the Shore offense, which outscored the opposition 24-0 over a stretch of 11 innings over two games. Dalatri was 2-for-2 in his two plate appearances with two ringing doubles, two runs scored and an RBI. He rapped a line drive into the left-field corner in his first at-bat to set up runners on second and third base in the second inning and later smashed a double to the fence in left-center field to chase home Kurdewan from second base to make the score 6-0.

Kurdewan opened the Jersey Shore scoring for the second straight game, this time with a sacrifice fly in the first inning to score Wall junior catcher Dan Wondrack from third. RBC teammate Brendan Madigan tacked on two more runs with a line drive that Berks left fielder Ben Longacre misplayed into a two-run error, which was limited to two runs only because the ball became lodged in the bottom of the fence in left for a ground-rule double.

RBC shortstop Al Molina led off a five-run fifth with a double to the right-field corner and scored, along with Brick Memorial senior Kyle Cala, on a two-run single by Kurdewan. After Dalatri knocked in Kurdewan to make it 6-0, CBA junior first baseman John Moschella belted a two-run home run over the right-field fence to put the Shore on top, 8-0.

“It’s fun when everybody gets involved, especially with Al (Molina) and Brendan (Madigan),” Kurdewan said. “We’ve been talking about that all-RBC infield and we had it today, at least at third, short and second base.”

Matt Kurdewan 2-run single from All Shore Media on Vimeo.

The Shore capped the scoring by scoring five runs before Berks could record an out in the fifth. Toms River North sophomore Joey Rose belted a double to the gap in deep left-center to score Shore Regional senior Matt Cosentino and scored on an RBI single by Toms River East junior Jon Meola to stretch the lead to 10-0. The RBI double gave Rose doubles in each of his first three plate appearances of the Carpenter Cup. The streak ended with a strikeout in the next inning.

The Shore scored its 11th run on a bases-loaded balk and the 12th on an acrobatic play by Freehold Township junior Joe Silvestrone on a wild pitch. Silvestrone tried to score on a ball in the dirt and when catcher Maicol Parilla lunged to tag him at home plate, Silvestrone dodged two separate tag attempts and touched the plate for the 12th run.

Colts Neck junior Tyler Kapuscinski chased home the last run with an RBI ground out to second.

 

Box Score

Jersey Shore 13, Berks County 0

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

Berks County (1-1)

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

9

4

Jersey Shore (2-0)

0

3

5

0

5

0

0

0

x

13

10

0

 

Berks

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Austin Madeja, CF

3

0

1

0

0

1

-- Hunter Hart, CF

1

0

0

0

0

1

Nick Gonzalez, 2B

3

0

1

0

0

0

-- Ian Shaefer, 2B

1

0

0

0

0

0

Colin Groff, 3B

2

0

1

0

0

0

-- Kyle Gaynor, 3B

2

0

0

0

0

1

Anthony Knight, C

2

0

1

0

0

0

-- Maicol Parilla, C

2

0

0

0

0

0

Dalton Hughes, RF

2

0

1

0

0

0

-- Eli Klick, LF

2

0

1

0

0

1

Ben Longacre, LF

2

0

0

0

0

1

-- Gabe Witmer, RF

2

0

1

0

0

0

Ryan Atkinson, 1B

1

0

0

0

0

1

--Doug Schilling, 1B

3

0

0

0

0

1

Tyler Hoss, SS

1

0

1

0

0

0

-- Patrick Causa, SS

2

0

1

0

0

0

Nick Perilli, DH

1

0

0

0

1

1

-- Pete Vaccarro, DH

1

0

0

0

0

1

Totals

33

0

9

0

1

9

3B: Klick
CS: Causa
Picked Off: Hughes, Hoss

Jersey Shore

AB

R

H

RBI

BB

SO

Brendan Madigan, 2B

3

0

0

0

0

0

-- Brandon Martorano, C

0

0

0

0

2

0

Russell Messler, CF

2

0

0

0

0

1

-- Tyler Kapuscinski, 1B

2

0

1

1

0

0

Al Molina, SS

3

1

1

0

0

0

-- Will Morgan, RF

2

0

0

0

0

1

Dan Wondrack, C

3

1

0

0

0

0

-- Tommy Toole, 2B

2

0

0

0

0

2

Kyle Cala, RF

1

2

0

0

1

0

-- Matt Cosentino, CF

2

1

1

0

1

0

Evan Pietronico, LF

2

0

0

0

0

0

-- Joey Rose, 3B

3

1

1

1

0

1

Matt Kurdewan, 3B

1

1

1

3

0

0

-- Jon Meola, SS

3

1

1

1

0

1

Luca Dalatri, DH

2

2

2

1

0

0

-- Joe Silvestrone, DH

2

1

0

0

0

0

John Moschella, 1B

1

1

1

2

1

0

--Morgan Maguire, LF

2

1

1

0

0

0

Totals

36

13

10

9

5

7

2B: Dalatri 2, Molina, Rose
HR: Moschella (3rd Inning, 1 on, 1 out)
SF: Kurdewan
CS: Messler

Berks

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

Joe Cominsky

2.0

1

3

0

1

1

0

Derrick Jackson

1.0

4

5

5

1

0

1

Justin Herring

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

Dylan Richards

0.0

3

5

4

2

0

0

Hunter Torres

2.0

1

0

0

0

4

0

Nick Distasio

1.0

1

0

0

1

2

0

Zabdiel Parilla

1.0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

Jersey Shore

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

Ryan Wares

3.0

3

0

0

0

4

0

Evan Lobato

2.0

4

0

0

1

1

0

Dan Schirmacher

1.0

1

0

0

0

0

0

Chris Murphy

1.0

0

0

0

0

1

0

Dan Serreino

1.0

0

0

0

0

2

0

Shane McCarthy

1.0

1

0

0

0

1

0

Balk: Richards
HBP: Messler (by Herring), Cosentino (by Richards)