Ocean County Tournament - Bracket

Quarterfinals

(1) Toms River South 6, (9) Central 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Central (8-8) 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 3 7 2
TR South (16-1) 0 2 0 0 3 1 X 6 8 1

 

Pitching

Central IP H R ER BB SO PC
A.J. Smith 4 3 2 2 1 2 53
Vance Pelino (L) 2 5 4 4 1 1 46
TR South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Hartshorn 3.2 4 3 2 1 1 47
Matt Shiffer (W, 2-0) 3.1 3 0 0 0 0 35

 

Top Hitters

Central Game Stats
Tyler Aires 1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Ryan Galati 1-2, RBI
Vance Pelino 2-3, R
Mike Bickford 1-4, R, SB
TR South Game Stats
Tom Campo 2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
T.J. Scuderi 1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Matt Fitzpatrick 2-3, R
Jared Kwincinski 1-2, 2 R

Junior T.J. Scuderi hit a go-ahead three-run home run off the left-field foul pole in the bottom of the fifth that proved to be the difference, as the Indians (16-1) beat the Golden Eagles (8-8) for the second time this week and third time this season to advance to the OCT semifinals against No. 4 Toms River North.

Scuderi ripped a 3-2 pitch from Vance Pelino with two out and runners on the corners and kept it fair by a matter of inches to give Toms River South a 5-3 lead.

Tom Campo delivered a two-run double to give Toms River South a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second and also added an RBI single in the sixth. Matt Shiffer pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn his second win of the season.

Tyler Aires smashed an RBI double off the center field wall to plate Mike Bickford with the first of three Central runs in the top of the third. Ryan Galati tied the game on a sacrifice fly and Pelino - who reached on an infield single - scored on a passed ball to give the Golden Eagles a 3-2 lead.

 

(3) Southern 11, (6) Jackson Liberty 0 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Jackson Lib. (12-7) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Southern (11-6) 2 5 0 4 x 11 9 0

 

Pitching

Jackson Lib. IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick DeCarlo (L, 2-3) 1.2 4 6 6 3 1 48
Kevin Ritz 2.1 5 5 3 0 2 35
Southern IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Simone (W, 2-3) 5 2 0 0 0 4 52

 

Top Hitters

Jackson Lib. Game Stats
Daniel Sofield 1-2
Scott Wierciszowski 1-2
Southern Game Stats
Nolan Watson 3-3, 2B, HR, 5 RBI
Pat Barrett 2-3, R, RBI
Marcos Matias 1-2, 3B, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Garret Lange 1-3, 2 RBI

Nolan Watson hit a two-run homer in the first and a three-run double in the second to ignite an offensive outburst that provided senior right-hander Nick Simone more than enough help to pitch the Rams past the Lions and into the program's first OCT semifinal appearance since 1987.

Southern will host No. 10 Manchester in a semifinal game scheduled for Saturday with a spot in next week's championship game on the line.

 

 

 

Regular Season

Class A North

CBA 12, Howell 6

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CBA (14-6, 9-5) 0 0 0 0 6 3 3 12 7 3
Howell (7-12, 3-11) 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 6 10 6

 

Pitching

CBA IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Escandon 2.2 6 4 3 1 2 43
Spencer Bauer (W, 2-0) 4.1 4 2 0 1 2 60
Howell IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Walsh 4.1 2 5 0 2 3 81
Zach Thomas (L, 2-2) 1.1 4 3 3 0 0 26
Dylan Beyer 0.1 1 1 1 1 0 16
Bryan Bernard 1 0 3 0 3 1 31

 

Top Hitters

CBA Game Stats
Tommy DiTullio 1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Joe Duffy 2-4, 3 R
Nick Hohenstein 1-2, 2B, 3 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Matt Fitzsimmons 1-2, 2B, 3 BB, R, 2 RBI
Joe Sparber 1-5, 2B, RBI
Andrea Dalatri 1-5, 2B, RBI
Howell Game Stats
Ryan Bearse 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
Mike Walsh 2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Austin Dave 2-3, 2B, R
Grant Hackett 2-4, R
J.P. Traynor 1-3, 2B, R

Tommy DiTullio hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning and the Colts overcame a 5-0 deficit to storm past the Rebels and close out their A North season with a win.

CBA scored six runs in the top of the fifth to erase a 5-0 Howell lead, capped by back-to-back RBI doubles by Matt Fitzsimmons and Joe Sparber that gave CBA a 6-5 lead. Two batters before Fitzsimmons tied the game with his double, Nick Hohenstein cracked a two-run doubled to cut the Rebels lead to 5-4.

 

 

Class B North

Wall 1, Ocean 0

Sophomore Joe Shimko broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single to score senior Alex Smith in the top of the seventh and the Crimson Knights (14-5, 10-4) edged the Spartans (8-15, 3-11) to close out their season in B North. Smith singled to lead off the inning.

Sophomore Grant Shulman struck out seven while tossing a three-hit shutout and outdueled junior Phil DeMarco, who pitched a four-hitter and struck out eight.

David Yatcilla doubled and tripled for Ocean.

 

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 11, Ranney 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Mater Dei (8-8, 8-6) 1 1 1 4 0 1 3 11 11 3
Ranney (2-12, 2-11) 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 6

 

Pitching

Mater Dei IP H R ER BB SO
Greg Bender (W, 1-1) 7 2 1 0 2 5
Ranney IP H R ER BB SO
Ben Kraushaar (L) 5 7 7 5 1 1
Jacob Field 2 4 4 0 2 0

 

Top Hitters

Mater Dei Game Stats
Sean Turner 3-5, R, RBI, SB
Ryan Turner 1-3, BB, HBP, 2 RBI
Joe Profaci 2-4, 4 R, 3 SB, RBI
Kyle Dowlen 0-3, BB, 2 RBI
Ranney Game Stats
Ethan Gavin 1-3, SB
Cole Redman 1-3

 

Keyport 12, Asbury Park 2 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Asbury Park (0-11, 0-11) 1 0 0 1 0 2 6 1
Keyport (7-10, 7-7) 1 6 5 0 X 12 7 0

 

Pitching

Asbury Park IP H R ER BB SO PC
Christian Bragg (L, 0-2) 1.2 4 7 7 5 2 57
Henry McGhee .1 0 2 0 3 1 22
Devin Nash-McGhee 2 3 3 0 1 2 35
Keyport IP H R ER BB SO PC
Lucas Dant (W, 1-0) 5 6 2 2 1 7 70

 

Top Hitters

Asbury Park Game Stats
Devin Nash-McGhee 3-3, 2B, R, RBI, SB
Keyport Game Stats
Shane Chandler 3-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Alex Staats 1-1, 3B, 2 BB, 4 RBI
Christian Smith 1-2, BB, 3 RBI, SB

 

 

Non-Division

Brick Memorial 4, Neptune 3

Mike Murphy hit a game-winning, pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to score Blaine Netterman with the winning run and the Mustangs (4-16) rallied to beat the Scarlet Fliers (6-12) in extra innings.

Brick Memorial tied the game on a two-out, two-run error on the infield on a ball hit by Antonio Laborte, which allowed T.J. Rosace and Joey Howell to score the tying runs. Rosace singled with two out and Neptune starter Dylan Taliaferro walked the next two batters to reach his pitch limit. Rocco Richard took the loss in 2/3 of an inning.

Taliaferro allowed one earned run on four hits and four walks while striking out 11 in taking the no-decision.

Neptune grabbed a 3-1 lead in the fifth on two-out, two-run single by Sebastian JnoBaptiste on which two outfielders collided in their pursuit of the ball in shallow center field.

Graham Harrigan earned the win with three innings of relief, during which he allowed two unearned runs on two hits and 37 pitches. Freshman Nick Gillen allowed a run on four hits and four walks while striking out four on 91 pitches over the first five innings.

 

Middletown South 4, Freehold Boro 1

Aurellio Licata went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in the fourth inning and the Eagles (11-8) held off the Colonials (13-7) to pick up a key non-divisional win.

Joe Sprake and Ben Porpora also went 2-for-3 with an extra-base hit each, with Sprake tripling and driving in a run and Porpora doubling and scoring twice. Robby Zega was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Middletown South as well.

Jack Roesch scattered seven hits over 4 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win. He struck out three, walked one and threw 76 pitches before Nick Sabatino came on and pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to close out the game.

 

Long Branch 8, Shore 4 (10 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 R H E
Long Branch (5-15) 0 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 8 9 5
Shore (5-10) 1 0 0 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 9 5

 

Pitching

Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Mincieli 7.2 7 4 0 2 11 111
Juwan Wilkins (W, 1-2) 2.1 2 0 0 1 1 37
Shore IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Shirvanian 7.2 6 4 2 1 4 110
Jimmy Maletto (L, 0-1) 2.1 3 4 0 4 2 57

 

Top Hitters

Long Branch Game Stats
T.J. Brewer 3-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 SB
Matt Mincieli 1-3, 2B, RBI, SB
Shore Game Stats
Austin Cannon 2-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Mike Jelliff 2-5, R
Ryan Jones 2-5, RBI

The winning run scored in the top of the eighth when Carlos Irizarry beat out a potential double-play ball and T.J. Brewer tacked on a two-run double to give the Green Wave an extra-inning win over the Blue Devils.

Brewer also singled and scored the tying run in the seventh on a passed ball. Brewer stole second base and moved to third on a fly ball to the outfield.

Wilkins loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th but winning pitcher Matt Mincieli turned a 6-3 double play on his own to end the game.

 

Rumson-Fair Haven 6, Manasquan 5 (8 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Manasquan (10-9) 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 2 5 10 2
Rumson (7-10) 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 6 8 2

 

Pitching

Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Connor Muly (L, 3-2) 7.2 8 6 5 1 10 100
Rumson IP H R ER BB SO PC
Alex Burnett 7 7 3 3 1 3 86
P.K. Kelleher 0.1 2 2 2 0 1 11
Dylan Avino (W) 0.2 1 0 0 0 1 14

 

Top Hitters

Manasquan Game Stats
James Harmstead 2-4, HR, RBI
Adam Schreck 3-4, 2 R
Alex Galvan 2-4
Rumson Game Stats
Connor Dupree 2-4, 2B
Matt Fahey 1-3, BB, 2 R
Jack Boyer 1-2, 2B, HBP, 2 RBI
Robby Smith 1-2, 2 RBI

Robby Smith smacked a game-winning, two-out, two-run single through the middle in the bottom of the eighth and the Bulldogs walked off with a win over the Warriors and right-hander Connor Muly.

One week ago Thursday, Muly - who is committed to Old Dominion - struck out 16 in a one-hitter against Monmouth County Tournament champion Red Bank Catholic.

Matt Fahey and Christian Lanzalotto led off the eight with singles and Jack Boyer reached on catcher's interference with one out. After a strikeout, a wild pitch allowed Fahey to score and moved the winning runs into scoring position. Smith then punched the ball back through the box to chase home the winning runs.

Manasquan took a 5-3 lead in the top of the eighth on a solo home run by James Harmstead and an RBI squeeze bunt by Ricky Flynn.

Boyer tied the game in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI double.

 

Colts Neck 11, Jackson Memorial 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Colts Neck (10-9) 0 0 0 3 8 0 0 11 7 1
Jackson (8-11) 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 5 8 1

 

Pitching

Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jon Weitzman (W, 3-1) 4 4 2 2 1 5 67
Anthony Galason 3 4 3 2 2 2 54
Jackson IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryder Tallent 3 1 2 2 5 5 60
Shawn Kelich (L, 0-1) 1 2 1 0 1 2 31
Colin McCulligh 1 4 8 4 4 0 49
Conor Takacs 1 0 0 0 3 2 30
Tim Halasnik 1 0 0 0 0 2 14

 

Top Hitters

Colts Neck Game Stats
Joe Kohm 2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI
Dan Schulte 1-2, 2 RBI
Reece Horneck 1-3, 2 RBI
Jackson Game Stats
Dom Billotti 1-2, solo HR
Connor Takacs 2-3, HR, 3B, RBI
Ryan Boyle 2-4, RBI

Colts Neck's eight-run fifth inning was enough to beat the Jaguars and clinch the Cougars a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament while also knocking Jackson Memorial out of the running for an SCT berth.

 

Marlboro 2, St. Rose 0

Matt LaPoff delivered a clutch two-run single in the bottom of the sixth to break a scoreless tie and give the Mustangs a win over the Purple Roses (17-2) that clinches Marlboro (11-10) a spot in next week's Shore Conference Tournament.

Noah Hutter and Will Kramer combined on a two-hit shutout, with Kramer picking up the win behind three innings of one-hit relief. Both pitchers struck out two, with Hutter walking a pair in four innings and Kramer walking one in his three.

Kramer took over to two on and none out in the fifth and retired three straight batters to keep the game scoreless.

Brian DiPasquale took the hard-luck loss for St. Rose, allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings. DiPasquale also had one of the two St. Rose hits.

 

Point Boro 10, Point Beach 0 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 R H E
Pt Beach (10-8) 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
Pt Boro (9-10) 10 0 0 0 X 10 11 0

 

Pitching

Pt Beach IP H R ER BB SO PC
Chris Russo (L, 4-3) 0.1 7 7 7 0 1 32
Jean Verrier 0.1 2 3 3 3 0 32
Connor Prima 3.1 2 0 0 2 4 55
Pt Boro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Josiah Gliddon (W, 4-4) 3 2 0 0 1 5 46
Andrew Laspina 1 1 0 0 0 1 13
Christian Aurin 1 0 0 0 0 3 16

 

Top Hitters

Pt Beach Game Stats
Kevin Donnelly 2-2, 2B
Pt Boro Game Stats
Tom Paul 2-3, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Josiah Gliddon 2-3, 3B, 2 RBI
Justin Rafi 2-2, RBI
Kyle Lauria 1-1, 3B, 2 BB, 2 RBI
Patrick Feehan 2-3, R, RBI, SB

 

Red Bank Catholic 7, Red Bank 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Red Bank (7-9) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 1
RBC (14-7) 2 2 1 0 2 0 x 7 11 2

 

Pitching

Red Bank IP H R ER BB SO PC
Josh Horowitz (L, 2-3) 3 9 5 5 1 2 69
Danny Wagner 3 2 2 2 2 3 42
RBC IP H R ER BB SO PC
Blaise Panzini (W, 3-2) 4 2 0 0 0 0 41
Joe Ianelli 1 0 0 0 0 0 9
Tommy Lang 1 0 0 0 2 1 24
Jake Birnbaum 1 0 0 0 0 0 9

 

Top Hitters

Red Bank Game Stats
Kevin Laughlin 1-3
Jack Stamer 1-3
RBC Game Stats
Aaron Ahn 2-4, R, RBI, 3 SB
Aidan Supp 3-3, 2B, 3 R
Brian Sheehy 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
David Glancy 2-3, R

 

Toms River North 10, St. John Vianney 0

Austin Feigin went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Alex Klalo and Mike Nyisztor combined to go 5-for-5 to lead the Mariners (13-5) to a win over the Lancers (4-11). Klalo was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and Nyisztor went 2-for-2. Jared Bellissimo also drove in a pair of runs for Toms River North.

Mike Centeno pitched a two-hitter over six innings, striking out eight and walking three on 108 pitches.

 

Non-Conference

Calvary Christian 7, Henry Hudson 6

 

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