Monmouth County Tournament
At FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood

(8) CBA 9, (3) Colts Neck 5

The top four hitters in the CBA lineup combined for nine of the team's 13 hits the Colts beat the Cougars to win their first Monmouth County Tournament championship since 2008 and sixth overall. Right fielder Will Morgan went 3-for-4 with a two-run single in the second inning and also recorded the final four outs to earn the save on the mound.

Center fielder Ryan Ramiz was 2-for-3 with an RBI triple and three runs scored, catcher Brandon Martorano went 2-for-3 with an RBI, and third baseman and cleanup hitter Pete Papcun finished 2-for-4 with an RBI. First baseman John Moschella opened the scoring with an RBI single in the first inning and finished 1-for-3, while left fielder Griffin Arnott delivered a two-run double in CBA's four-run third inning.

Junior right-hander Mike Garvey worked 5 2/3 innings to earn the win before turning the game over to Morgan. Garvey allowed five runs on eight hits and four walks while striking out five in improving to 3-1.

Colts Neck cut CBA's 3-0 lead to 3-2 on a two-run double by catcher Jordan Gonzalez in the top of the third inning. The Cougars again clawed back from a 7-2 deficit, this time with a two-run single from first baseman Tyler Kapuscinski.


Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket
Opening Round

(7) Barnegat 10, (26) Keansburg 1

Ed Rogan went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Jared Kacso was 2-for-2 with a triple and three runs scored as the Bengals pounded the Titans in the SCT first round.

Collin O'Conner also went 1-for-3 with two RBI for the Bengals. Junior John Corbett went the distance on the mound, allowing just one first-inning run on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts in improving to 4-1.

Barnegat will host No. 23 Monmouth on Saturday.

(8) St. John Vianney 9, (25) Mater Dei 2

Evan Pietronico and Joe Rotelli hit back-to-back homers to break the game open in the bottom of the fourth and the Lancers topped the Seraphs to advance to the round of 16 Saturday against Class A Central rival Red Bank Catholic. Pietronico turned a 2-1 lead into a 5-1 advantage with a three-run run shot and Rotelli followed with a solo blast to make it 6-1.

Pietronico finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored, three RBI and two stolen bases, while Rotelli was 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Senior third baseman Anthony LaVigne also went 2-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and a run scored.

Senior left-hander Justin Chin allowed one unearned run on four hits in 4 1/3 innings with no walks and five strikeouts to earn the win. Matt Eckert went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored for Mater Dei and Joe Ruth was 2-for-4 in the loss.

(9) Red Bank Catholic 7, (24) Freehold 1

Senior center fielder Brendan Madigan went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run and the Caseys jumped on the Colonials and cruised to a first-round win. Red Bank Catholic will travel to No. 8 St. John Vianney in the round of 16 on Saturday looking to beat its division rival after the Lancers swept the two-game, regular-season series.

Senior left-hander Jack Kissinger gave up a run on two hits over five innings to improve to 5-2. Mike Spinelli finished 2-for-3 with a double and Al Molina also went 2-for-3 with an RBI. Mike Alescio and Doug Facendo also added a double each for RBC.

(23) Monmouth 6, (10) Jackson Memorial 3

Zach Centrella went the distance, allowing three runs on eight hits with a walk and five strikeouts as the Falcons knocked off the Jaguars to advance to the round of 16 Saturday against No. 7 Barnegat.

Christian Hoplock went 1-for-4 with a two-run double in Monmouth's five-run third while Jimmy Green and Marc Marcinak each added an RBI single for the Falcons.

Kyle Johnson went 2-for-4 with two doubles for Jackson Memorial, while Kyle Lona and Mike Schmidt each went 2-for-3 in the loss, with Lona hitting a double.

(12) Jackson Liberty 3, (21) Rumson-Fair Haven 0

Senior right-hander and Seton Hall recruit Dan Serreino struck out 17 in a three-hit shutout to lead the Lions to a win over the Bulldogs in the SCT first round. Serreino also walked only two and hit a batter to go with the career-high strikeout total.

Jackson Liberty scored three runs in the fifth off of Rumson starter Shane McCarthy, another Seton Hall recruit. After McCarthy hit three straight batters, Lions senior James Sofield delivered an RBI single to open the scoring. After Kyle Tavaska was thrown out at home attempting to tag up, Dan Naif delivered a two-out, two-run single to give Serreino two insurance runs.

Jackson Liberty will travel to play No. 5 Central in the round of 16. The two Class B South rivals split the regular-season series and both games were decided by one run.

(20) Shore 3, (13) Toms River South 1

Matt Cosentino limited the Indians to one run on eight hits over seven innings and also hammered an RBI double to center field in the top of the first to propel the Blue Devils to a round-one win over the Indians at Ken Frank Stadium. Cosentino walked one, struck out four and finished 2-for-4 at the plate.

Andrew Schulz went 2-for-3 and broke a 1-1 tie in the top of the sixth with a go-ahead sacrifice fly. Shore added an insurance run with the aid of a Toms River South error.

Junior catcher Ryan Shiffer went 2-for-3 to lead Toms River South at the plate and Ray Ligouri hit a sacrifice fly to tie the game in the bottom of the fifth.

Shore will play at No. 4 CBA in Saturday's round of 16.

(19) Brick 2, (14) Matawan 0

Senior right-hander Evan Lobato pitched a three-hit shutout with five strikeouts and one walk to lead the Green Dragons to an SCT road win over the Huskies and into the round of 16 against No. 3 Colts Neck.

Dan Berg and Dan Finelli each had two hits for Brick.

(15) Ocean 2, (18) Manalapan 1

Ryan Lillie pitched a complete-game four hitter with six strikeouts and the Spartans edged the Braves to advance to a round-of-16 game at No. 2 Toms River East. Anthony Bartolomei and John Walsh each drove in a run for Ocean.

(17) Middletown South 3, (16) Howell 2

The Eagles scored three runs in the top of the sixth to breaka scoreless tie and held on to beat the Rebels and advance to a round-of-16 game Saturday at No. 1 Freehold Twp. Christian Penk had the lone RBI in the inning and finished 2-for-3.

Winning pitcher Zach deRocco and catcher Christian Penk each finished 2-for-3 as well. deRocco allowed a run on four hits with a walk and seven strikeouts in six innings for Middletown South. Kyle Brey allowed a run in the seventh but still finished off inning to pick up the save.

Ryan Wares allowed one earned run on seven hits and one walk while striking out six over 6 1/3 innings for Howell.

Troy Miller went 3-for-4 with a double, run scored and an RBI for the Rebels.

(11) Toms River North 10, (22) St. Rose 2

Junior Doug Molnar went the distance on the mound to improve to and the Mariners beat the Purple Roses to advance to a Saturday round-of-16 game at No. 6 Wall. Molnar allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Mike Tiplady led a balanced lineup by going 2-for-2 with a double and three runs scored. Jeff Ciervo and pinch-hitter Eric Schlesinger each added a two-run single and Joe Venditto and Joey LaCava each went 1-for-2. Venditto scored two runs and drove in another, while LaCava added a run scored and an RBI.

Johnny Kussmall went 3-for-3 with a run scored and Kyle Missry went 2-for-3 with a two-run double.


Regular Season

Long Branch 11, Asbury Park 0 (5 Innings)

Point Boro 7, Point Beach 5

Sophomores Sam Monoco, Mike Falconetti and Sebastian Severio each had two hits and the Panthers edged the Garnet Gulls. Monoco went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Falconetti went 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and a run scored, and Severio was 2-for-3 with an RBI in the win.

Noah Yates hit a two-run home run and Sean Struncius (3-for-3) and Kevin Donnelly (3-for-4) each had three hits for Point Beach. John Van Schoick also went 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored in the loss.

Marlboro 4, Keyport 0

Junior Andrew Nardi pitched a four-hit shutout with no walks and five strikeouts and the Mustangs topped the Red Raiders. Kyle Ondar and Matt Discuillo each went 1-for-2, with Ondar knocking in two runs and Discuillo driving in one. Freshman Will Trochiano also went 1-for-2 with his first varsity hit.



Henry Hudson 6, Academy Charter 3

Freshman Brandon Carlstrom tossed a complete game to lead the Admirals to a win over Academy Charter.