Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

Quarterfinals

(9) Raritan 8, (16) Colts Neck 4

Winning pitcher Zack Johnston helped his cause with a two-run single in a four-run third and Jake Tennant added a two-run double in a three-run sixth as the Rockets used two big innings to get past the Cougars and into the MCT semifinals next Saturday against either St. Rose or Monmouth.

Hunter Boag hit a solo home run and Joe Kohm slammed an RBI double during a two-run first inning for Colts Neck, while Anthony Galason tripled in a run during a two-run third that put Colts Neck ahead, 4-1, before Raritan answered with four in the bottom of the inning.

  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Colts Neck (7-8)  2  0  2  0  0  0 0 4 8 0
Raritan (10-3) 0  1  4  0 0  3 x  8 7  2

Pitching

Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Chris Masterson (L, 0-1) 2.2 5 5 5 4 4 72
Zach Albom 3.1 2 3 3 2 3 57
Raritan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Zack Johnston (W, 4-1) 7 8 4 4 0 4 96

Top Hitters

Colts Neck Stats
Hunter Boag 2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI
Anthony Galason 3-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Raritan Stats
Ryan Kasmer 1-1, 2 R, 2 BB
Jake Tennant 2-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Zack Johnston 1-3, 3 RBI
Alex Lamattina 1-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI

 

(2) CBA 5, (7) Middletown South 0

Matt Fitzsimmons delivered a two-run single through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the second and senior Blaise Venancio took it from there, spinning six shutout innings with 10 strikeouts to help the Colts blank the Eagles and reach the MCT semifinals next Saturday.

Four of the five runs CBA scored against Middletown South sophomore right-hander Danny Minze were unearned.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Midd South (8-6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 3
CBA (14-1) 0 2 1 0 0 2 X 5 5 2

Pitching

Middletown South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Danny Minze (L, 1-1) 5.2 5 5 1 1 4 84
Robby Zega 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 10
CBA IP H R ER BB SO PC
Blaise Venancio (W, 3-0) 6 6 0 0 1 10 103
Braedin Hunt 1 1 0 0 1 3 23

Top Hitters

Middletown South Stats
Aurelio Licata 3-3, BB, SB
Jack Sheridan 1-3, 3B
Trevor Brey 1-4, 2B
Robby Zega 1-2, HBP
Chris O’Connor 1-3, SB
CBA Stats
Matt Fitzsimmons 2-3, 2 RBI
John Dudek 1-2, 2B, HBP, 2 R
Braedin Hunt 1-2, R
Jack Harnisch 1-3, R

 

(6) Red Bank Catholic 16, (19) Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

Vincent Bianchi, Alex Gonzales and Nick Merlo each drove in three runs and Austin Nappi pitched a one-hitter to lead the Caseys to a rout of the Green Wave. Bianchi hit three doubles and Merlo added one as well. David Glancy and Dan Ianelli each added a double and two RBI as well.

Nappi worked around three walks and four hit batters to finish off the five-inning complete game on 70 pitches.

Red Bank Catholic will travel to play second-seeded CBA in the semifinal round of the tournament on Saturday.

 

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Long Branch (6-9) 0 0 0 0 0 X X 0 1 2
RBC (10-4) 0 4 1 11 X X X 16 11 0

Pitching

Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
James Horniacek (L) 3 5 7 5 3 2 71
Wolfe 0.2 5 9 9 2 0 31
Jahaire Smith-Moore 0.1 1 0 0 0 1 9
Red Bank Catholic IP H R ER BB SO PC
Austin Nappi (W, 3-2) 5 1 0 0 3 2 70

Top Hitters

Long Branch Stats
Evan Yerman 1-2
Red Bank Catholic Stats
Vincent Bianchi 3-4, 3 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
David Glancy 2-3, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Nick Merlo 1-2, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, SB
Dan Ianelli 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Alex Gonzales 1-1, 2 R, 3 RBI
Ryan O’Hara 2-3, 2 R, RBI

 

(12) St. Rose at (4) Monmouth - PPD, Monday, 4 p.m.

 

 

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