Ocean County Tournament - Bracket

Opening Round

(6) Donovan Catholic 5, (11) Central 3

Kyle Malloy gave up two runs in the first inning, then settled in to pitch a complete game as the Griffins edged the defending champion Golden Eagles to advace to a match-up with No. 3 Toms River South.

Matt Drake and Mike Marron each had a RBI single in the three-run Donovan first and Charlie Dimino added an RBI double and Steve Lazicki and RBI single in the sixth to break a 3-3 tie.

Tom Ruscitti hit a two-run home run in the top of the first to get Central going and the Goldenn Eagles tied the game at 3 in the fourth on an RBI single by Anthony Arneth that plated Frank Rose.



(2) Jackson Memorial 13, (7) Brick 0 (5 Innings) - Gallery by Bill Normile

Chris Hawryluk hit a solo home run in the second inning and added an RBI double in an 11-run Jackson Memorial fourth inning as the Jaguars steamrolled the Green Dragons to advance to the Ocean County Tournament semifinals Saturday.

Brandon Janofsky added a two-run single in the big inning and also threw five scoreless innings with six strikeouts, a walk and two hits allowed. Matt Crispe also went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored and an RBI in the fourth.

(12) Brick Memorial 12, (4) Jackson Liberty 7

Nick Matteo and James Donlon both homered and Matt Cuppari went 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI to help lead the Mustangs beat the Lions and advance to the OCT semifinals on Saturday against No. 8 Barnegat.

Donlon hooked a two-run home run around the right-field foul pole to put the Mustangs ahead 3-1 in the third inning and Matteo capped a six-run sixth inning with a 2-run moonshot to left field. Matteo finished 2-for-4 with a run scored, three RBI and two stolen bases.

Tim Santiago also went 2-for-4 with three runs scored for Brick Memorial. Drew Zytko earned the win in relief after taking over for starter Kyle McCabe in the fifth inning.

Jackson Liberty scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to pull even at 6, with Brandon Pallante lining a double that hit the chalk on the left-field line and allowed Dylan Millemann the tying run to score thanks to an error in left field.

Matt Pinto was 2-for-2 with two runs scored while Millemann reached base twice and scored twice for the Lions.

(8) Barnegat 8, (16) Southern 3

Jared Kacso doubled, singled and drove in three runs and the Bengals held off the Rams to advance to the OCT semifinals for the second straight year. Aaron McLaughlin and Nick Fraim each added run-scoring singles to for Barnegat, which will host No. 12 Brick Memorial Saturday looking to reach the championship game for the second straight season.

Tyler Hubley earned the win on the mound for Barnegat, allowing three unearned runs with two walks and three strikeouts. Matt Maletesta and T.J. Ring each had an RBI single to lead Southern.

(3) Toms River South 4, (6) Donovan Catholic 2

Senior right-hander Ray Liguori threw his first career complete game and struck out 11 to pitch the Indians past the Griffins and into the OCT semifinals against No. 2 Jackson Memorial on Saturday.

Prior to Sunday, no Toms River South starter had completed six innings and Liguori did so on 115 pitches. He allowed eight hits and walked one in the win.

Anthony Carfora hit a two-run single in the bottom of the third to give Toms River South a 2-1 lead after the Griffins jumped ahead in the top of the first on a two-out RBI single by Kyle Malloy.

Ryann Shiffer tacked on an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth and Ben Montenegro lifted a sacrifice fly to center field to make it 4-1. Liguori ran into some trouble in the top of the seventh agains the top of the Donovan Catholic order, but retired the final out on a ground ball to first with runners on first and second.


Regular Season


At Richmond County Park, Staten Island

Matawan 10, Keansburg 0 (5 Innings)

Junior Adam Elliot and senior Nick Smith each had two hits and two RBI and the Huskies rolled to a win over the Titans at the home of the Staten Island Yankees. Elliot and senior Matt Esposito each added a triple, while Kyle Chapman earned his first varsity win on the mound.