Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Opening Round

(4) Red Bank Catholic 3, (29) Point Beach 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Point Beach (11-11) 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 4 3
RBC (19-4) 2 0 0 0 0 1 x 3 5 0

Pitching

Pt. Beach IP H R ER BB SO
Kevin Donnelly 6 5 3 2 5 2
RBC IP H R ER BB SO
Justin Liggett (W, 4-1) 6 3  1 1 1 10
Jack Ipsen (S) 1 1 0 0 0 1

Top Hitters

Pt. Beach Game Stats
Ryan Franzoni 2-2, R, 2 SB
RBC Game Stats
Evan Madigan 1-3, 2B, R
Dom Caraballo 2-4, R
Brian Sheehy 1-1, 2B

Justin Liggett whiffed 10 Point Beach hitters and made two first-inning runs by the Caseys hold up in their first-round win over the Garnet Gulls. Red Bank Catholic will host No. 20 Jackson Liberty on Saturday in the round of 16.

(6) Toms River South 4, (27) Keyport 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Keyport (11-9) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 4 1
TR South (18-6) 0 1 1 1 0 1 x 4 8 0

Pitching

Keyport

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

Christian Smith (L, 3-3)

6

8

4

4

1

3

TR South IP H R ER BB SO
Nick Scrudato (W, 4-3) 5.2 4 2 2 1 6
Justin Fall (S) 1.1  0 0 0 0 4

Top Hitters

Keyport

Game Stats

Kyle Mitchell

2-3, RBI

Jackson Aumack

1-3, R

Christian Smith

1-3, R

TR South

Game Stats

Trevor Wagner

2-4, 2B, R, RBI

Ben Montenegro

1-3, 2B

Tyler Wisnewski

1-3, RBI

T.J. Scuderi

1-3, 3B, RBI

Michael Conover

3-3, 2 2B, RBI, R

Nick Scrudato tooke a one-hitter into the sixth and after he ran into trouble, Justin Fall escaped the jam in the sixth and struck out the side in the seventh to preserve an Indians win over the Garnet Gulls. Toms River South will host No. 11 Brick in the SCT round of 16 one week after beating the Green Dragons in the Ocean County Tournament semifinals, 1-0.

Mike Conover and Trevor Wagner hit back-to-back doubles in the sixth to give Toms River South an insurance run. T.J. Scuderi opened the scoring with an RBI triple in the second, Tyler Wisnewski followed with an RBI single in the third, and Mike Conover cracked the first of his two doubles in the fourth to drive in a run and make it 3-0.

Kyle Mitchell singled home the first Keyport run as part of a 2-for-3 day at the plate and Evan Smutz added a sacrifice fly.

(25) St. John Vianney 5, (8) Barnegat 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
SJV (8-9) 0 0 3 0 2 0 0 5 3 1
Barnegat (10-12) 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 6 6

Pitching

SJV IP H R ER BB SO
Brandon DeKovics (W) 7 6 2 2 1 6
Barnegat IP H R ER BB SO
Jared Kacso (L) 6.1 3 5 0 5 4
Tyler Suydam 0.2 0 0 0 0 1

Top Hitters

SJV Game Stats
Chris Cerniglia 2-4, R
Robert Skinner 1-3, 2 R
Barnegat Game Stats
Jason Groome 1-2, BB, 2B, RBI
Aaron McLaughlin 2-4, R

The Lancers took advantage of six Barnegat errors and Brandon DeKovics settled in after allowing a first inning run to pitch the his team past the Bengals and into a round-of-16 date with No. 9 Middletown North on Saturday.

(9) Middletown North 5, (24) Mater Dei Prep 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Mater Dei (12-10) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 0
Midd North (12-9) 0 0 0 4 1 0 X 5 8 1

Pitching

Mater Dei IP H R ER BB SO
Matt Paciulli (L)  6 8 5 5 2 0
Midd North IP H R ER BB SO
Mike Mercier 3.1 3 1 1 4 3
Garrett French (W) 3.2 0 0 0 1 3

Top Hitters

Mater Dei Game Stats
Joe Ruth 2-3, 2B, RBI
Midd North Game Stats
Walter Schopf 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Seth Ziegler 2-2, 2B, R
Tyler Ras 2-2, 2B, R, RBI
Kyle Capo 1-3, R, RBI

Walter Schopf hit a go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the fourth and Garrett French pitched 3 2/3 no-hit innings of relief to propel the Lions to a win over the Seraphs and into the round of 16 against No. 25 St. John Vianney on Saturday.

Kyle Capo tied the game with an RBI single in the four-run fourth for Middletown North. Mater Dei grabbed the lead in the top of the third on an RBI double to right field by Joe Ruth.

(11) Brick 11, (22) Monmouth 4

Winning pitcher Mike Soldo went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored and allowed three runs on four hits in four innings to help lead the Green Dragons (14-9) to a win over the Falcons (12-8). Brick will travel to play No. 6 Toms River South Saturday in the SCT round of 16 in a rematch of the Ocean County Tournament semifinals, won by Toms River South, 1-0. The teams also met twice during Class A South divisional play.

John Prato also went 3-for-4 with two runs scored an RBI for Brick. Chris Raike homered for Monmouth in defeat.

(12) Ocean 5, (21) Manchester 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manchester (11-11) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3  2
Ocean 18-7 1 3 1 0 0 0 X 5 6 2

Pitching

Manchester IP H R ER BB SO
Matt Bryant (L) 1.2 4 4 3 2 1
P.J. Martinez 4.1 2 1 0 1 1
Ocean IP H R ER BB SO
Jake Talarico (W, 5-0) 6 3 0 0 1 5
Alec Keezer 1 0 0 0 1 1

 Top Hitters

Manchester Game Stats
Matt Miglaccio 2-3, 2B
Ocean
Brian Kochenash 2-3, 2B, RBI
Max Winters 2-3, 2 RBI

Jake Talarico pitched six scoreless innings to improve to 5-0 and also drove in a run with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first as the Spartans snapped a five-game winning streak by the Hawks and advance to the round of 16 to take on Point Boro.

Chris Winters delivered RBI singles in both the second and third innings and Brian Kochenash chipped in a run-scoring single in the second as well.

(20) Jackson Liberty 9, (13) Brick Memorial 5 (8 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Jackson Lib (11-9) 0 0 0 2 0 3 0 4 9 13 5
Brick Mem (14-9) 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 5 9 8

Pitching

Jackson Lib IP H R ER BB SO
Matt Pickus 5 7 4 3 2 6
Mike Zak 1.2 1 1 1 2 2
Ryan Van Wickle (W) 1.1 1 0 0 0 2
Brick Mem IP H R ER BB SO
Alec Merritt 5 7 4 2 3 1
Ray Lutick 1 1 1 0 1 1
Nick Stephan (L) 2 5 4 3 0 2

Top Hitters

Jackson Lib Game Stats
Billy Hart 3-3, 2B, R, RBI
Mike Zak 1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Daniel Sofield 2-5, 2 RBI
Connor Keegan 2-4, R
Brandon Pallante 1-1, RBI
Brick Mem Game Stats
Dylan Evans 2-4, 2B, 2 R
Dave Clark 2-4, RBI
Dylan Nolan 1-3, RBI
Teddy Gonzalez 1-4, 2B, R
Justin Bates 2-4

Mike Zak hit a tie-breaking RBI double in the top of the eighth inning and the Lions tacked on three more runs in the extra frame to put away the Mustangs and advance to a round-of-16 matchup at No. 4 Red Bank Catholic.

David Melfi added an RBI infield single in the inning and Jackson Liberty added two more runs thanks to two of Brick Memorial's eight errors.

Dylan Nolan's sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh pulled Brick Memorial even and sent the game into extra innings. Jackson Liberty had taken the lead with three runs in the top of the sixth thanks to two more Brick Memorial errors.

Billy Hart hit an RBI double to open the Lions scoring in the fourth and Daniel Sofield knocked in another run in the fourth with an RBI single that trimmed Brick Memorial's lead to 3-2.

(14) Freehold Boro 3, (19) Manasquan 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manasquan (10-6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Freehold (11-10) 0 0 1 0 0 2 X 3 4 0

Pitching

Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO
Tommy Sheehan (L, 4-1) 6 4 3 2 2 4
Freehold Boro IP H R ER BB SO
Dan Chiusano (W, 5-4) 7 0 0 0 0 4

Top Hitters

Freehold Boro Game Stats
Tom Holdorf 1-1, RBI
Chris Cassandra 1-3, RBI
Marco Meleo 1-3, R
Nick Zuppe 1-2, R

Junior left-hander Dan Chiusano pitched a perfect game and the Colonials beat the Warriors and junior left-handed ace Tommy Sheehan to advance to the round of 16 Saturday against No. 3 Toms River North.

Chiusano needed only 66 pitches to slice through the Manasquan lineup on 21 consecutive outs and 49 of those pitches were for strikes. In the top of the seventh, Chiusano fell behind leadoff hitter Jack Sheehan 3-0 but battled back to 3-2 and induced a fly out to right for the first out. Ethan Thompson then hit a sinking liner to right that Marco Meleo again caught for out No. 2.

After falling behind Tommy Sheehan 2-0, Chiusano fired in two strikes and Sheehan fouled the first 2-2 pitch away. Chiusano then went to the curveball and Sheehan swung and missed at the pitch in the dirt. Catcher Nick LaMorte scooped it cleanly and flipped to first base to complete the perfect game for his pitcher.

Nick Zuppe led off the third inning with a single to center off Sheehan and, after moving to second on a bunt and to third on a ground ball out, scored on a two-out error to open the scoring. Freehold Boro added two insurance runs in the sixth when junior shortstop Chris Cassandra singled home courtesy runner Matt Granato and junior first baseman Tom Holdorf added a sacrifice fly that plated Meleo.

The closest Manasquan came to a hit against Chiusano was a shallow fly ball off the bat of Jack Sheehan leading off the fourth. Zuppe charged in and made a sliding grab in shallow center field.

(15) Howell 12, (18) Wall 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Wall (9-9) 3 0 0 2 0 0 0 5 6 7
Howell (11-10) 2 2 0 0 7 1 x 12 9 1

Pitching

Wall IP H R ER BB SO
Mike Nocchi  2 4 4 0 0 1
Connor Metelski (L) 3  4 7 0 1 3
Dylan Colatrella 1 1 1 1 0 1
Howell IP H R ER BB SO
Matt Furlong 1 2 3 0 1 0
James Wynne (W) 5 3 2 2 0 3
Kyle Ferraro 1 1 0 0 0 2

Top Hitters

Wall Game Stats
Regan Dombroski 2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Nick Maciejewski 1-3, HR, 2 RBI
Pt. Boro Game Stats
Christian Gedell 2-5, 3 R, 3 RBI
Connor Fey 2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Nick Ruzchyk 1-3, HR, 2 R, RBI
Justin Steel 1-4, 2 RBI

Howell capitalized on seven Wall errors by scoring 11 unearned runs off Crimson Knights pitching and advancing to the round of 16 Saturday at No. 2 Middletown South. Nick Ruzchyk gave Howell its lone earned run against Wall pitching when he belted a solo home run for an insurance run in the sixth.

Nick Maciejewski gave Wall a 5-4 lead with a two-run home run in the top of the fourth, but Howell scored seven unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth to seize control of the game. The two-run shot by Maciejewski accounted for the only runs that winning pitcher James Wynne - who came on in the second inning - allowed in the game.

(17) Manalapan 3, (16) St. Rose 0

Senior right-hander Tyler Stafflinger pitched a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts and the Braves (12-12) beat the Purple Roses (17-5) to advance to a round-of-16 showdown against No. 1 CBA and ace Luca Dalatri, scheduled for Saturday.

Jake Sadowitz staked Stafflinger and Manalapan to an early lead with a two-run double in the top of the first inning. St. Rose starter Brandon Mology - who limited Manalapan to one run in a win over the Braves one week earlier - settled in over the rest of his start before Chis Rodriguez capped the scoring in the seventh with an RBI single to stretch the Braves lead to 3-0.

Sophomore Dan DeBlasio was 2-for-4 with a run scored and a stolen base and Chris Winters went 1-for-3 with two runs scored and a stolen base in the win.

Joe Volpe and Brendan Hueth each single for St. Rose in the loss.

(5) Point Boro 7, (28) Keansburg 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Keansburg (8-9) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2
Point Boro (19-2) 3 0 0 0 0 4 x 7 10 1

Pitching

Keansburg IP H R ER BB SO
Ian Terry (L) 3 4 3 2 2 2
Matt Gibney 3  6 4 4 3 2
Pt. Boro IP H R ER BB SO
Frank Graziano (W) 4 3 0 0 0 5
Tim Rossi 2 2 0 0 0 0
Josiah Gliddon 1 0 0 0 0 2

Top Hitters

Keansburg Game Stats
Liam Meyer 2-3, 2B
Pt. Boro Game Stats
Bill Feehan 2-3, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Sam Monaco 2-4, R, RBI
Sebastian Severio 2-4, RBI
Patrick Feehan 1-3, 3B, R, RBI
Frank Graziano 1-2, R, RBI
Josiahh Gliddon 1-3, RBI
Mike Falconetti 1-4, R, RBI

Three Point Boro pitchers combined on a five-hit shutout and the Panthers pulled away for a win over the Titans thanks to a four-run sixth inning. Point Boro will host No. 12 Ocean in the SCT round of 16 on Saturday.

Frank Graziano struck out five during four three-hit innings of shutout ball to pick up the win. Tim Rossi followed with a pair of scoreless frames and Josiah Gliddon pitched a spotless seventh to close it out.

Patrick Feehan started a run of four consecutive run-scoring at-bats for Point Boro with an RBI triple in the sixth. Sam Monaco followed with an RBI single to score Feehan and Bill Feehan then smacked an RBI triple of his own. Graziano capped the rally with a sacrifice fly.

(7) Marlboro 8, (26) Matawan 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Matawan (10-10) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 8 5
Marlboro (12-8) 1 0 0 0 5 2 X 8 10 1

Pitching

Matawan IP H R ER BB SO
Adam Elliott (L) 5 7 6 1  6
Marlboro IP H R ER BB SO
Jeremy Dyzenhaus (W, 6-2) 7 8 2 2 1 4

Top Hitters

Matawan Game Stats
Richard Joa 3-4, 3B, 2 R
Chris Vetter 1-2, 2 RBI
Marlboro Game Stats
Andrew Gambardella 3-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Brian Reilly 2-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Justin Kapuscinski 1-2, BB, 2 RBI

Jeremy Dyzenhaus went the distance for his sixth win of the season and the Mustangs offense backed him up with a five-run fifth inning that erased a 2-1 Matawan lead and beat the Huskies. Marlboro will host No. 10 Colts Neck in Saturday's round of 16.

Brian Reilly and Andrew Gambardella each doubled and Reilly drove in three runs, while Gambardella scored two.

(10) Colts Neck 6, (23) Shore 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Shore (11-7) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4
Colts Neck (14-6) 0 4 2 0 0 0 X 6 10 0

Pitching

Shore IP H R ER BB SO
Chas Breitoff (L, 1-2) 4 7 6 1 1   1
Michael Duesch 2 3 0 0 1 0
Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO
Mike D’Ottavio (W, 5-1) 4 1 0 0 4 5
Dillon Pellechia 1 1 0 0 0 0
Anthony Galason 1 0 0 0 0 2
Mario Ferraioli 1 0 0 0 0 3

Top Hitters

Shore Game Stats
Mike O’Halloran 1-3
Austin Cannon 1-2
Colts Neck Game Stats
Mike Antico 2-4, 2 RBI, SB
Anthony Galason 2-4
Dante Caruso 1-3, 2 R
Brendan Clarke 1-3, RBI
Andrew Conforti 1-2, RBI, R, BB

Four Colts Neck pitchers combined on a shutout and eight different Colts Neck players had at least one hit as the Cougars blanked the Blue Devils to advance to the round of 16 Saturday at No. 7 Marlboro.

 

Non-Conference

Mahwah 6, Red Bank 5