Baseball Tuesday NJSIAA Scoreboard, 5/23/17
North Jersey 2, Group III
(4) Middletown South 5, (13) Warren Hills 2
Robby Zega and Jeremy Joyce keyed a five-run third inning and the Eagles (13-10) topped the Blue Streaks (8-13) and move on to a sectional quarterfinal date with No. 12 Menham.
Zega cracked a two-run double in the third that made it 3-0 and Joyce capped the Middletown South scoring with a two-run single. Ben Porpora opened the scoring for the Eagles with an RBI single that tied the game at 1-1.
Joe Sprake lasted five innings and 86 pitches to earn the win and Jack Roesch fired two scoreless innings while allowing one hit to pick up the save.
(7) Middletown North 3, (10) Colonia 2 (8 Innings)
|Midd. North (14-9)||0||0||0||0||0||2||0||1||3||7||2|
|Tyler Ras (W, 3-2)||8||5||2||0||0||4||90|
|Frank Lehman||2-4, RBI|
|Midd. North||Game Stats|
|Tyler Ras||2-4, RBI|
|Jake Dillon||2-4, RBI|
Catcher Jake Dillon singled home winning pitcher Tyler Ras with the winning run with two out in the bottom of the eighth and the Lions walked off with a first-round win over the Patriots. Middletown North will host No. 15 Red Bank in the sectional quarterfinals on Thursday in a rematch of a Monmouth County Tournament opening-round game won by Middletown North.
Ras tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning and Mike Mercier momentarily gave Middletown North a 2-1 lead with a sacrifice fly later in the inning. Colonia responded with an unearned run off Ras in the top of the seventh to ultimately send the game into extra innings.
(15) Red Bank 3, (2) Somerville 1
Senior Mason O’Mara fired a two-hitter and the Bucs (10-11) upended the second-seeded Pioneers (13-8) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals Thursday at No. 7 Middletown North. O’Mara struck out six, walked three and threw the maximum 110 pitches.
Jack Povey broke a 1-1 tie with an RBI single in the top of the fourth inning and Jonah Rosen went 2-for-3 with an RBI single in the top of the seventh to stretch the lead to 3-1. Will Grant also went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and Jack Mangold was 1-for-2 with a run scored.
Central Jersey Group IV
(5) Freehold Twp. 4, (12) Old Bridge 0
Zack Pericone fired a four-hit shutout and the Patriots topped the Knights to advance to the quarterfinals Thursday, when they will travel across town to face No. 4 Freehold Boro. Pericone struck out two, did not walk a batter and allowed just four singles during his 82-pitch outing.
Cristian Corcione opened the scoring with a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth, when the Patriots scored all of their runs. Brandon Smith capped the inning with an RBI single, while Ryan Ford was 2-for-3 with a single and a run scored during the rally.
(4) Freehold Boro 8, (13) Hightstown 1
Tom Holdorf fired a three-hitter and Nick Aiello and a Matt Granato each drove in two runs to lead the Colonials past the Rams and into a quarterfinal showdown against No. 5 Freehold Township.
Holdorf struck out two and walked one on 87 pitches to improve to 4-2 on the season. Aiello finished 2-for-3 with three runs scored and three stolen bases, while Granato was 1-for-3. Phil Marcantonio also went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.
(6) East Brunswick 3, (11) Marlboro 2
(10) Colts Neck 2, (7) South Brunswick 1
Dillon Pellecchia went the distance and the Cougars offense gave him a pair of runs early as Colts Neck topped the Vikings to advance to a sectional quarterfinal meeting with Manalapan on Thursday.
Nick Straub was 1-for-4 with a double and scored both Colts Neck runs. Anthony Galason brought him home with a sacrifice fly in the top of the first and Jon Weitzman also scored Straub with a sac fly in the third.
Pellecchia scattered seven hits while striking out four and walking two over seven innings and 86 pitches.
(2) Manalapan 4, (15) New Brunswick 3 (10 Innings)
|New Bruns. (6-14)||0||0||0||2||0||1||0||0||0||0||3||6||2|
|Justin Korman (W)||4.1||1||0||0||0||4||41|
|Wilson Gomez (L)||2.2||5||1||1||0||0|
|New Brunswick||Game Stats|
|Wilson Gomez||2-4, HR, Run, 3 RBI|
|Mike Perlamuter||3-4, 2 R|
|Anthony Naylor||3-5, 3B|
|Vin Lanza||1-5, 2B, 2 RBI|
|Dan DeBlasio||2-5, 2B, RBI|
Nick DiMiceli plated the winning run in the bottom of the 10th on a sacrifice fly to right field and the Braves walked off with a 10-inning win over the Zebras to move on to the sectional quarterfinals Thursday against No. 10 Colts Neck.
Central Jersey Group III
(9) Brick 1, (8) Pennsauken 0
John Prato singled home Cole Groschel with the game’s lone run in the top of the third and Jayden Tisseker took care of the rest by firing a two-hit shutout as the Green Dragons (14-8) took down the Indians (11-7) on the road.
Tisseker struck out five and walked one while throwing 87 pitches in his shutout effort. Groschel scored the game’s lone run after starting the third with a single.
Brick will now try to knock off the top seed in Central Jersey Group III for the second straight year when the Green Dragons travel to top-seeded Toms River South on Thursday in the quarterfinals. Brick beat Steinert in the sectional quarterfinals last season when the Spartans were the No. 1 seed.
(6) Northern Burlington 5, (11) Ocean 0
(1) Toms River South 7, (16) Long Branch 0
Sophomore Colin Mackle broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fifth inning with an RBI double to deep right field, which opened up the flood gates for the Indians in their first-round win over the Green Wave.
Mackle scored on a wild pitch and added another RBI double to nearly the same spot on the field in the sixth inning as Toms River South closed out Long Branch with five runs in the sixth.
Senior Matt Fitzpatrick stayed hot at the plate by lacing a two-run triple in the sixth and scored on a wild pitch to make the score 5-0. Tom Campo doubled and scored on Mackle’s second double and Jared Kwicinski went 2-for-3 and scored on an RBI single by Dylan Danelson that made it 7-0.
Justin Fall pitched a six-hit shutout in 88 pitches to earn the win and improve to 6-1 on the season. The senior left-hander struck out six and walked two.
Matt Mincieli took the loss on the mound for Long Branch and working through the first four innings without allowing a run. James Horniacek highlighted the Long Branch offense by going 2-for-3 with a double.
(14) Neptune 4, (3) Wall 2
|Justin Tucker (W, 5-3)||6.1||5||2||2||5||5||110|
|Ron Cole (S, 1)||0.2||0||0||0||1||1||10|
|Grant Shulman (L, 1-2)||5.1||8||4||3||1||2||64|
|John Gannon||2-3, 2B, RBI|
|Dylan Taliaferro||2-4, 2B, 2 R|
|Devon Furges||1-3, 2B, 2 RBI|
|Ron Cole||1-3, R, RBI|
|Aedan Martin||1-3, R|
|Shane Richey||2-3, BB, R|
|Teddy Sharkey||1-3, BB, RBI|
|John Perrino||1-3, BB, RBI|
|John Volpe||1-4, R|
Freshman John Gannon broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI double in the top of the sixth and the Scarlet Fliers added one more to put away the Crimson Knights and secure the first-round upset.
Justin Tucker picked up his fifth win by allowing five hits over 6 1/3 innings – all of which were singles and three of which were infield singles. He worked around five walks and struck out the first batter of the seventh inning on three pitches after taking the mound three pitches away from the one-game limit of 110.
Sophomore Ron Cole took over for Tucker and after walking the first man he faced, induced a ground out to Gannon and third and struck out the final batter of the game on three pitches.
Sophomore catcher Devon Furges doubled home a run to make it 2-0 in the fourth inning and plated another run in the sixth with an RBI ground out to cap the scoring. Cole drove in the first Neptune run on a ground out.
Wall freshman Teddy Sharkey pulled his team even with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the fifth inning. The Crimson Knights scored earlier in the inning on an RBI infield single by senior John Perrino.
Neptune will travel to No. 6 Northern Burlington in the sectional quarterfinals.
(7) Jackson Liberty 6, (10) Moorestown 4 (8 Innings)
|Jackson Lib. (16-9)||0||1||0||0||0||0||2||3||6||10||0|
|Adam Shubert (L)||1||3||3||3||0||0||14|
|Matt Pickus (W, 6-3)||4.2||4||1||1||0||4||57|
|Brian McMonagle||3-4, R, RBI|
|Brendon Parker||2-4, HR, RBI|
|Alec Ciniglia||1-4, RBI|
|Jackson Lib.||Game Stats|
|Kyle Tavaska||1-4, HR, R, 4 RBI|
|Shane Hickey||2-3, BB|
|Daniel Sofield||3-4, 2 R, RBI|
|Shane Hickman||2-3, 2 R|
Senior Kyle Tavaska hit a game-winning three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Lions a thrilling, walkoff win over the Quakers and push Jackson Liberty into Thursday’s sectional quarterfinals against No. 2 Steinert.
Tavaska also drove in a run in the seventh inning, when Jackson Liberty rallied to score twice and send the game into extra innings tied at 3-3. Tavaska hit a sacrifice fly to trim the deficit to 3-2 after Daniel Sofield and Matt Hickman both singled and advanced on a wild pitch to start the rally. Jackson Liberty tied the game when Billy Hart’s fly ball to center field was misplayed, allowing Hickman to score.
Brendon Parker – the No. 9 hitter in Moorestown’s lineup – gave the Quakers a 4-3 lead with a solo home run in the top of the eighth inning.
Central Jersey Group II
(1) Governor Livingston 12, (16) Holmdel 2 (5 Innings)
(9) Raritan 6, (8) A.L. Johnson 0
|Matt Birdsall (W, 6-1)||7||3||0||0||1||11||92|
|Alex Lamattina||1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI|
|Tim Hayes||1-3, HR, R, RBI|
|Ken Friend||3-3, 2B, R|
|Dan VanMeerbeke||3-4, 2B, R, RBI|
(4) Monmouth 2, (13) Robbinsville 1
|Charlie Kelly (W, 4-1)||7||7||1||1||0||2||87|
|Anthony Iorio||2-3, RBI|
|Jack Milazzo||2-3, 2B, R|
|Paul Birzin||1-3, HR, 2 RBI|
|Justin Scotto||2-2, R|
Paul Birzin connected on a two-run home run in the first inning and that was enough offense for junior right-hander Charlie Kelly to pitch the Falcons past the Ravens and into a quarterfinal game against No. 4 Bernards on Thursday.
Junior Justin Scotto started the game with a single and went 2-for-2 at the plate with a run scored against his former team. Scotto spent his first two high school seasons at Robbinsville.
(10) Matawan 8, (7) East Brunswick Tech 0
|EB Tech (14-6)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||3||3|
|Tom Collazo||3-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI|
|Jackson Hercek||2-4, R, RBI, SB|
|Steve Salot||1-3, RBI|
|EB Tech||Game Stats|
Central Jersey Group I
(8) Point Beach 7, (9) South River 1
|South River (8-16)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||0|
|Pt. Beach (12-10)||3||3||1||0||0||0||X||7||12||1|
|Nick Errico (L)||2.1||8||7||7||4||4||77|
|Chris Russo (W, 5-4)||7||1||1||1||3||8||79|
|South River||Game Stats|
|Pt. Beach||Game Stats|
|Josh Yates||3-4, 2 2B, R, RBI|
|Kevin Donnelly||2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI|
|Jude Lovegren||2-4, 3 RBI|
|Kenny MacPherson||1-2, 2 BB, RBI|
|Phil Antoniotti||1-4, 2B, R|
(12) Keansburg 2, (5) Highland Park 1
|Highland Park (12-7)||0||0||1||0||0||0||0||1||4||3|
|Liam Meyer (W)||5||4||1||1||4||3||91|
|Ryan O’Shea (L)||7||4||2||1||3||5||95|
|Justin Alessi||1-3, BB, R|
|Gabe Torres||1-2, BB, R|
(3) Riverside 7, (14) Henry Hudson 0
(11) Keyport 8, (6) South Amboy 2
|South Amboy (8-10)||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||2||3||2|
|Christian Smith (W, 4-5)||6||1||0||0||3||9||86|
|South Amboy||Game Stats|
|Kyle Gasiewski||2-3, R, 2 SB|
|John McCleery||1-3, RBI|
|Shane Chandler||1-3, 2 R, RBI, 3 SB|
|Kyle Johnson||3-4, 2 RBI, SB|
|Zack Whitehead||2-4, R, 2 RBI|
(10) Shore 4, (7) Perth Amboy Tech 0
|Amboy Tech (10-9)||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||2||1|
|Mike Shirvanian (W, 3-3)||7||2||0||0||0||13||84|
|Dean Smolokoff||1-3, R|
|Mike Jelliff||4-4, 2B, R|
|Ryan Jones||1-3, 2 RBI|
|Jarred Breithoff||1-4, R|
|James LaBruno||1-4, R|
|Jimmy Malletto||2-3, 2 RBI|
|EB Tech||Game Stats|
South Jersey Group IV
(8) Lenape 8, (9) Toms River North 2
(14) Jackson Memorial 5, (3) Shawnee 1
Mike Koslowski smacked RBI singles in both the second and sixth innings and Matt D’Amore did the rest on the mound to lead the Jaguars to a first-round upset of the Renegades. D’Amore went the distance to earn the win.
Jackson Memorial scored three runs in the second inning and two in the sixth. The Jaguars will play the winner of Wednesday’s first-round game between No. 6 Vineland and No. 11 Southern.
(11) Southern at (6) Vineland – PPD, Wednesday, 4 p.m.
South Jersey Group III
(9) Central 12, (8) Seneca 8
|Jared Morris (W, 2-5)||6.2||9||5||4||3||2|
|Josh Knapp (L)||1.1||8||9||6||3||0|
|Shane Black||3-4, 2B, 3 R|
|Mike Bickford||1-3, 3 R, 2 HBP|
|Tom Ruscitti||1-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R|
|Tyler Aires||3-4, RBI, 3 R|
|Colin Stacy||2-5, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R|
|Ryan Galati||2-4, 3 RBI, 2 R|
|Nick Decker||1-2, HR, 4 RBI|
|Kevin Gsell||2-3, R|
(3) Lacey 3, (14) Triton 0
|Anthony Elefante (W, 4-1)||7||1||0||0||2||12||87|
|Anthony Elefante||2-3, 2 RBI|
|Keith Apostolos||1-3, 2B|
|Brandon Haggerty||1-3, 2B|
(6) Mainland 1, (11) Pinelands 0
South Jersey Group II
(8) Cedar Creek 2, (9) Manchester 1
(4) Manasquan 6, (13) Sterling 0
|Tommy Sheehan (W, 4-2)||6.0||1||0||0||5||13||113|
|Will Hopkinson||2-2, 2B, RBI, BB|
|Tommy Sheehan||1-1, 2 RBI, 3 BB|
|James Harmstead||1-4, 2B, 2 RBI|
(11) Barnegat 13, (6) Oakcrest 9
|Justin Diefenbach (W)||3||1||0||0||0||6||45|
|Jon Dodson (L)||2||5||8||8||3||0|
|Justin Diefenbach||3-5, 2 RBI, R|
|Aaron McLaughlin||2-4, HR, 2B, 2 R, 5 RBI|
|Brian Finucan||2-4, 2 RBI, 2B|
|Nick Caputo||2-4, 2 R|
|Christian Padilla||4-4, 3 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI|
|Donnie Stone||2-4, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R|
|Alec Rodriguez||2-4, R, 2 RBI|
|Jack Markley||2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI|
Aaron McLaughlin highlighted a nine-run third inning with a two-run double and hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the top of the sixth to lead the Bengals to a come-from-behind win over the Falcons. Barnegat will travel to play No. 3 West Deptford in the sectional semifinals on Thursday.
South Jersey Group II
(5) Bordentown 3, (12) Point Boro 2 (8 Innings) 2
Cody Schroeder chopped a game-winning two-run single over the third-base bag in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Scotties (16-8) walked off with an extra-inning win over the Panthers (10-13) to advance to the sectional quarterfinals on Thursday.
Point Boro took a 2-1 lead in the top of the eighth on an RBI single to left by Justin Rafi. It was the second lead Point Boro seized in the game – the first coming on a solo home run by Kyle Lauria in the top of the sixth inning that broke a scoreless tie.
Bordentown answered on a solo blast by Schroeder, who also pitched a complete game on the mound in addition to his three RBI.
Tom Paul went the distance on the mound for Point Boro and allowed one earned run on three hits while striking out nine and walking two. He threw 103 pitches in 7 1/3 innings.