Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket


(4) Jackson Memorial 7, (5) Wall 5

Kyle Johnson went 3-for-4 with a solo home run and a go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the sixth to help the Jaguars overcome Wall's five-run first inning and beat the Crimson Knights to advance to next Wednesday's SCT semifinals. Jackson Memorial will be the home team when it faces host Red Bank Catholic at County Basie Park in Red Bank.

Regan Dombroski hit a first-inning grand slam to key a five-run start for Wall. Jackson Memorial chipped away thanks to solo homers by Johnson and Matt Crispe, followed by an RBI single by Chris Hawryluk that cut Wall's lead to 5-4 in the third.

Nick Rocco tied the game with an RBI single in the sixth prior to Johnson's go-ahead double later in the inning.

Junior Jim Plaganis took over in the second inning and pitched six innings of relief to earn the win on the mound.

(8) Red Bank Catholic 16, (1) Colts Neck 8

The Caseys scored seven runs in the top of the seventh inning to thwart a comeback attempt by the Cougars and advance to the SCT semifinals next Wednesday against Jackson Memorial at their home park, which was the predetermined site for the semifinals.

The last three hitters in the RBC order - sophomore Anthony DeRosa, junior Mike Spinelli and sophomore Dom Caraballo - combined to go 7-for-11 with a walk, two doubles, a triple two RBI and seven runs scored. DeRosa finished 3-for-5 with two runs, Spinelli was 2-for-2 with a double, triple, three runs and an RBI, and Caraballo was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

Junior shortstop Evan Madigan also went 2-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored, as well as an RBI in the seven-run seventh. Senior Tom Merlo also went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.

Colts Neck scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to pull to within 9-8. Tim Cavrak hit a 2-run single to headline the rally, which ended when RBC junior Jack Ipsen took over for starter John Poccia and recorded three straight outs to preserve the Caseys lead.

The Cougars took a 4-2 lead with a four-run second inning, keyed by a two-run double by Mike Antico. Sam Devitis also had an RBI triple to open the Colts Neck scoring and Andrew Conforti tied the game with an RBI single in the inning.

Spinelli and Caraballo hit back-to-back doubles in the top of the fourth to tie the game at 4 and Chris Bender gave Red Bank Catholic the lead for good with a sacrifice fly later in the inning. Merlo tacked on a run with an RBI single to cap the four-run inning for RBC.

(3) CBA 6, (6) Middletown South 5 (8 Innings)

Junior catcher Brandon Martorano homered twice and delivered the game-winning single in the bottom of the eighth inning as the Colts rallied for four runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie it and then walked off the Eagles in the bottom of the eighth. CBA will play No. 15 Manasquan in the SCT semifinals on Wednesday at Count Basie Park in Red Bank.

Martorano ignited the seventh-inning rally with his second home run of the game. His first came in the third inning, which cut Middletown South's lead to 2-1.

Since losing to Middletown South on May 7, CBA has won six straight and Martorano has won the game with a walk-off hit in the final inning in three of the last four of those wins.

Cid Porter, Luca Dalatri and James Miller all had two hits apiece for CBA, while Jeremy Joyce went 3-for-4 for Middletown South. Kenny Campbell picked up the win in relief for CBA.

(15) Manasquan 6, (23) Shore 5

Tyler Bradley belted a go-ahead two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Warriors rallied from a 4-1 deficit to beat the Blue Devils and advance to the SCT semifinals for the first time since 1993. Manasquan will play defending champion CBA, which beat Manasquan in the 1993 championship game.

Bradley also hit an RBI double in the third and Tanner Cowley hit a solo home run to open the scoring in the bottom of the second. Max Hawkins went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI, while Ty Hawkins was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored.

Jack Sheehan pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn the save after Marc Galvan pitched a perfect sixth inning to set himself up for the win.

James Kelly went 2-for-3 with an RBI double for Shore.


NJSIAA Tournament

Opening Round

South Jersey Non-Public B

(4) Marist 10, (13) Ranney 0 (5 Innings)

A.J. Candelario threw a no-hitter with one walk and 15 strikeouts as the Royal Knights beat the Panthers in five innings.

(2) St. Rose 8, (15) Trenton Catholic 1

Senior Kyle Missry went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a triple, three RBI and two runs scored to back winning pitcher Brandon Mology as the Purple Roses topped the Iron Mikes in the South Jersey Non-Public B opening round.

Mology allowed one run on two hits with five strikeouts over six innings to improve to 3-1 this season. Mike Gowen also went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI in the win.


Regular Season


St. John Vianney 8, Manalapan 1

Stephen Adami was 2-for-4 with three RBI and Nick DeLuise doubled twice and scored two runs to lead the Lancers to a regular-season win over the Braves as both teams tuned up for NJSIAA Tournament games on Thursday.



Pinelands 5, Oakcrest 4

Jared Strang hit a go-ahead two-run single in the top of the seventh inning and the Wildcats rallied for a regular-season win over the Falcons.