Wednesday Scores


Ocean County Tournament - Bracket


At Toms River East

(2) Jackson Memorial 8, (8) Barnegat 6

Matt Crispe hit a go-ahead RBI single in a three-run bottom of the sixth inning and Brandon Janofsky pitched a perfect seventh inning to nail down the save as the Jaguars rallied to beat the Bengals and win their second OCT title in the last four years.

Crispe was named the tournament MVP and finished 3-for-4 with two RBI on Thursday night. Barnegat took a 6-5 lead into the bottom of the sixth, but gave it up thanks to three errors in the inning behind pitcher Seamus Brazil - who took over for starter John Corbett in the bottom of the third.

Joe DeMaio led off the sixth with a walk and Janofsky followed with a single to right field, with both DeMaio and Janofsky taking an extra base on a fielding error in the outfield. Chris Hawryluk then reached on a dropped pop-up on the infield that allowed DeMaio to scored from third and Janofsky to advance to third, with Hawryluk moving to second on the throw home.

Crispe followed by slapping the second pitch from Brazil through the right side of a drawn-in infield and a second run scored and Crispe moved to second on another error in the outfield.

Jackson Memorial rallied from deficits of 3-1, 5-3, and 6-5 to tie the game three different times and the single by Crispe in the sixth gave the Jaguars their first lead.

Matt Castronuova earned the win on the mound with three innings of relief, during which the right-hander allowed one run on one hit and two walks. Barnegat scored the go-ahead run off Castronuova in the fifth on a wild pitch. Nik Fraim led the inning off with a walk and courtesy runner Mimo Padilla moved to second on a wild pitch. Jared Kacso followed with a single to move Padilla to third and the Bengals then took the lead when a wild pitch allowed Padilla to speed home with none out.

Third baseman Kyle Johnson was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored and catcher Kyle Lona finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, one of which bounced off the top of the left-field wall, inches shy of a home run.

Shortstop Aaron McLaughlin was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and also flew out to deep left field leading off the seventh against Janofsky. Sophomore Anthony Lani was 1-for-2 with a two-run single in the fourth to give Barnegat a 5-3 lead.

Corbett allowed three unearned runs in two-plus innings and Brazil struck out seven in four innings of work for Barnegat.


Regular Season

Class B Central

Asbury Park 12, Henry Hudson 8



Ocean 8, St. Rose 7

Wall 5, Manasquan 3

Matawan 5, Raritan 4

Colts Neck 10, Middletown North 6

Mater Dei Prep 7, Monmouth 6 (8 Innings)

Point Boro 6, Lacey 2

Freehold 4, Central 2

Southern 6, Long Branch 1

Toms River South 4, Jackson Liberty 3 (8 Innings)


At FirstEnergy Park

Holmdel 4, Red Bank 2



Middletown South 8, Colonia 3

Pinelands 11, Cedar Creek 5