Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

Championship

At FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood

No. 1 CBA 4, No. 2 Red Bank Catholic 0

Luca Dalatri pitched a one-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts on three days of rest and the Colts beat the Caseys to win their third straight MCT title and eighth overall. CBA is the first team to win three consecutive Monmouth County titles.

Dalatri also tripled home a run in the bottom of the sixth and finished the game 2-for-2. Nick Hohenstein doubled home the first CBA run in the bottom of the second after RBC starter John Poccia hit Dalatri to lead off the inning.

CBA went up 2-0 when Cid Porter singled on a hit-and-run with two out in the fifth and Luke Chece scored from first when the ball got past right fielder Mike Spinelli. Kenny Campbell capped the scoring with an RBI single to right field in the sixth.

Dalatri allowed just two baserunners in the game - one on a hit by No. 9 hitter Pat Leonard in the top of the third and the other on an error with two out in the seventh. RBC third baseman Aaron Ahn blasted a long foul ball with more than enough distance for a solo home run in the fourth, but the ball hooked foul. Dalatri struck Ahn out with a fastball on the next pitch.

It took Dalatri 96 pitches to complete his one-hitter, 70 of which were strikes. He went to one three-ball count all game long, which was ended in Leonard's single. He stranded both baserunners on second base to end the third and seventh innings.

 

Class A North

Middletown South 4, Freehold Boro 1

Jon Martin pitched a two-hitter and the Eagles (15-4, 11-3) downed the Colonials (10-10, 6-8) to clinch the outright Class A North championship for the first time since 2012. Austin Markmann belted a two-run home run and Jeremy Joyce was 3-for-3 with a double, a run scored and an RBI.

 

Class A South

Brick Memorial 10, Jackson Memorial 6

Nick Reyes went 3-for-3 and Dylan Evans and Dylan Nolan each drove in two runs as the Mustangs (12-7, 8-4) topped the Jaguars (7-9, 7-6) to stay in the Class A South divisional race. Evans was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI, while Nolan finished 1-for-3.

Nick Stephan allowed three earned runs on nine hits and a walk over six innings to earn his first win of the season.

Kyle Johnson went 2-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI and Kyle Lona drove in two ina 1-for-3 game at the plate for Jackson Memorial.

Southern 4, Lacey 3 (8 Innings)

Winning pitcher Pat Barrett singled and scored the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning to lift the Rams to a win over the Lions.

Barrett pitched one inning in relief of starter Jared Lubanski, who struck out five and allowed two earned runs in 6 1/3 innings. Lubanski also went 2-for-4 with a double while Joey Robertson was 1-for-1 with two walks and the sacrifice bunt in the eighth inning that led to winning run.

 

Class B North

Wall 9, Long Branch 0

Connor Metelski pitched a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts and two walks and the Crimson Knights blanked the Green Wave.

Regan Dombroski went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Nolan Cloney doubled and drove in three. Nick Maciejewski also went 2-for-3 with an RBI with an RBI and Joe Castellucia was 1-for-2 with three runs scored.

Matawan 6, Red Bank 0

 

Class B Central

Point Beach 19, Ranney 0 (5 Innings)

Three Point Beach pitchers combined on a five-inning no-hitter as the Garnet Gulls routed the Panthers. John Nista and Kenny MacPherson each pitched two innings and Ryan Franzoni pitched the fifth to close it out.

Asbury Park 5, Henry Hudson 2

Casey McGuinness allowed two runs on five hits over six innings and the Blue Bishops (1-13, 1-12) topped the Admirals (1-14, 1-13) for their first win of the season. McGuinness walked two and struck out five.

Quaimere Mohammed was 1-for-2 with two runs scored, an RBI and two stolen bases, while Tylil Tulley went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Asbury Park offense.

Tom Colantino was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI and Brendan Carlstrom tripled and drove in a run for Henry Hudson.

 

Class B South

Central 6, Pinelands 2

Tom Ruscitti went 2-for-3 with an RBI in support of winning pitcher Jordan Snyder and the Golden Eagles topped the Wildcats.

Anthony Diaz was 3-for-4 with a double in the loss.

Point Boro 6, Jackson Liberty 0

Josiah Gliddon and Mike Falconetti comibined on a no-hitter as the Panthers took down the Lions and closed out an unbeaten season in Class B South. Gliddon pitched the first five innings with six strikeouts and two walks and Falconetti closed it out with two clean innings.

Donovan Catholic 2, Barnegat 0

Kyle Malloy pitched a two-hit shutout and the the Griffins blanked the Bengals for the second time this season. Malloy struck out three and walked one.

Matt Morro went 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI and Jack Bilancia was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Donovan Catholic.

Barnegat left-hander Jason Groome pitched the first two innings and struck out six while allowing one hit and one walk. Groome threw 87 pitches in 4 2/3 innings on Saturday in a loss to Toms River North and is scheduled to pitch Monday against Gloucester Catholic in a benefit game at Campbell Field in Camden.

 

Non-Division

Manchester 5, Toms River South 2

Matt Bryant pitched a complete game with six strikeouts and Jon Meaney and Steven Rodriguez each went 2-for-3 to lead the Hawks to a win over the Indians. Rodriguez doubled for one of his hits and Meaney drove in a run.

Lakewood 2, Keyport 1

Christian Smith took a no-hitter into the seventh inning but the Piners rallied to beat the Red Raiders with two runs in the final inning.

St. Rose 2, Manalapan 1

Brandon Mology allowed one unearned run on four hits and the Purple Roses (15-4) beat the Braves (8-11) to knock Manalapan out of the running for a Shore Conference Tournament berth.

Brody Maypother was 1-for-3 with the lone St. Rose RBI and Will Gannon singled and scored the winning run in the fifth after stealing third and scoring on an error.

Mike Mollica doubled and drove in the lone Manalapan run. Stephen Hansen went the distance on the mound in taking the loss, allowing just one earned run.

Raritan 14, Mater Dei Prep 1 (5 Innings)

Bo Bentley belted two home runs and drove in five runs to key the Rockets' rout of the Seraphs. Jon Rodriguez also added two doubles and four RBI for Raritan.

Colts Neck 7, Howell 4

Dante Caruso and Jon Weitzman each went 2-for-3 with a double and the Cougars outlasted the Rebels. Caruso drove in two runs and Weitzman scored one and drove one in.

Mike Antico also went 1-for-2 with a triple, two runs scored and his 28th stolen base of the season. Nick Umbro also went 2-for-3 with two runs scored.

Nick Ruzchyk was 2-for-4 with a solo home run for Howell.