Ocean County Tournament

Championship

At Toms River East

(4) Toms River North 2, (3) Toms River South 0 (8 Innings) - Story

 

Non-Division

St. Rose 6, Brick Memorial 3

Brendan Hueth and Riley Maypother each went 2-for-3 and Brian DiPasquale pitched 6 1/3 innings to pick up his sixth win of the season as the Purple Roses topped the Mustangs.

Hueth scored one run and drove in another, while Maypother doubled, scored two runs and drove one in. Will Gannon went 1-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI, and also recorded the final two outs to secure the save.

Blaine Netterman was 2-for-2 with a run scored and a stolen base and Dylan Evans and Elie Lavarin each doubled for Brick Memorial. Andrew LaRosa also knocked in two runs in the loss.

Red Bank 3, Keyport 2

Nick Massa singled home Claudio LoBraico with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh and the Bucs walked off with a win over the Red Raiders.

Massa finished the game 3-for-4 and Brandon Alvaro and Jonah Rosen each went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Alvaro's RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning drew Red Bank even at 2-2.

Jack Povey pitched a scoreless seventh inning with two strikeouts to earn the win in relief. Josh Horowitz struck out 10 while allowing one earned run on six hits and two walks over his six innings of work.

Losing pitcher Shane Chandler was 3-for-4 with a triple and a run scored to lead Keyport. Starter Colin Fernandez allowed two runs over the first six innings for the Red Raiders.

Freehold Twp. 8, St. John Vianney 1

Ralph Gambino pitched a four-hitter with 10 strikeouts and two walks as the Patriots rolled through the Lancers.

Greg Najar was 2-for-4 with two RBI, Andrew Beam knocked in two runs with a double and Ryan Ford added an RBI single in the win.

Zack Richards was 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored for St. John Vianney.

No. 2 Middletown South 5, No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 2

Austin Markmann pitched six strong innings and went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and three RBI to lead the Eagles past the Caseys in a battle between top-five teams in the Shore Sports Network Top 10. Markmann allowed two earned runs on five hits and three walks while striking out eight.

Johnny Zega also added an RBI triple for Middletown South and Zach Schild was 1-for-3 with a double in the win. Bobby Gyurindak earned the save with a perfect seventh inning that included two strikeouts.

Doug Facendo and Aaron Ahn each went 1-for-3 for RBC, with Facendo doubling and Ahn knocking in a run.

Freehold Boro 7, Wall 6

Tom Holdorf hit a game-tying triple in the bottom of the seventh and the Colonials walked-off with a win on an Wall error after the Crimson Knights scored five runs in the top of the seventh to take the lead.

Holdorf finished the game 3-for-4 with a double, triple, four runs scored and two RBI to lead Freehold Boro. Steven Rullo was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI and Chris Cassandra added a double that led off the seventh and also scored on Holdorf's triple.

Freehold's Nick Zuppe allowed just one run on six hits with three walks and four strikeouts in six innings, but did not factor into the decision.

James Loesch, Jake Malone, Regan Dombroski, Mike Yard and David Howarth each hit an RBI single in the five-run seventh for Wall. Yard's single tied the game at 5 and Howrth's third hit of the game plated the go-ahead run.

Loesch and Howarth each finished 3-for-4 with an RBI. Matt Yard went the distance for Wall in the loss.

Central 6, Toms River East 5

The Golden Eagles beat the Raiders on a balk that forced in the winning run in the seventh inning.

Mike Bickford was 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple, two RBI and a run scored, while Tom Ruscitti went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI.

Chad Leonard hit a solo home run for Toms River East and Bailey Engelhard finished 3-for-4 in the loss.

Matawan 4, Lakewood 3

Senior Anthony Hirujo allowed one earned run on four hits over six innings and the Huskies edged the Piners on Senior Day. Hirujo also struck out five and walked four before Richard Joa struck out the side around two hits in a scoreless seventh to earn the save.

Joa also delivered the go-ahead RBI single in the bottom of the fifth to put Matawan in front, 4-3. Dylan Dobbin tied the game in the same inning with an RBI triple, then scored on Joa's single. Joe also scored a run and Brandon Rivera was 1-for-1 with a run scored in the win.

Yamil Toro was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Aurelio Mendez finished 2-for-4 with a run scored for Lakewood.

Long Branch 2, Barnegat 1 (8 Innings)

Carlos Pacheco pitched an eight-inning complete game and Nick Luhn plated the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning to help the Green Wave knock off the Bengals.

Alonzo Rawls was 3-for-3 to lead Long Branch and James Hornacek picked up his first career RBI in the win.

Pinelands 4, Southern 1

 

Non-Conference

No. 9 Middletown North 7, Colonia 5

Kyle Capo went 2-for-3 with four RBI in support of winning pitcher Phil Pecherski and the Lions topped the Patriots.

Elizabeth 4, Jackson Memorial 0 (8 Innings)

William Marte pitched a four-hit shutout over eight innings and the Minutemen scored four runs in the top of the eighth to beat the Jaguars in extras.

Chris Hawryluk threw two scoreless innings and Mike Dimino tossed 3 1/3 scoreless for the Jaguars. Tim Halasnik pitched a scoreless 1 2/3 before Elizabeth got to him in the eighth.