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Monmouth County Tournament

Semifinals

(3) Middletown South 2, (10) Red Bank Catholic 0 (9 Innings)

Joe Stanzione blasted a game-winning, two-run homer on a 3-0 count in the bottom of the ninth and the Eagles walked off with dramatic win over the Caseys to secure a spot in the Monmouth County Tournament championship game.

Junior Ben Schild pitched 8 1/3 scoreless innings before handing the ball over to winning pitcher Evan Wood following a 107-pitch outing. Schild started the winning rally with a one-out walk in the bottom of the ninth, although he did not have to do much after reaching first base thanks to his teammate.

Stanzione got the green light on 3-0 and crushed a fastball over the leftfield wall for his Shore-Conference-leading eighth home run of the season.

Red Bank Catholic starter Alex Stanyek struck out Stanzione in a big spot in the bottom of the sixth. Stanzione stood in with the go-ahead run on third base -- the only runner of the game for either team to make it that far and just the second to get beyond first base -- and Stanyek froze him with a fastball on the outside corner for his 13th strikeout of his six-inning outing.

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RBC (13-5)000000000021
Midd South (14-7)000000002230

Pitching

Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Alex Stanyek6200213110
Steve Svenson (L, 4-1)2.11221226
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ben Schild8.1200110107
Evan Wood (W, 4-1)0.2000006

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Frank Scrivanic2-3
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Joe Stanzione2-4, HR, R, 2 RBI

 

 

Class A Central

Rumson-Fair Haven 10, Ocean 3

Senior Charlie Tallman and junior Reece Moroney each hit RBI doubles during a four-run fourth and the Bulldogs broke open what was a one-run game to beat the Spartans and clinch the outright Class A Central championship.

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Ocean (7-10, 6-7)0003000342
RFH (14-0, 12-0)103420x10111

Pitching

OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Shane Garrett (L, 2-2)37872264
Shane Flanagan13220229
Rich Alderiso10001217
Giglio11000013
Rumson-Fair HavenIPHRERBBSOPC
John Goodes (W, 6-0)5.13331569
Jackson Gallagher1.20000319

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
George Krenkel1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Charlie Tallman2-3, 2B, BB, 3 R, RBI, 4 SB
Brian Doherty3-3, 2B, R, 2 SB
John Bruno2-3, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Reece Moroney1-3, 2B, 2 RBI

 

 

Class A South

Brick 3, Toms River North 1

Senior Joe Scamardella smoked a two-run double to right field and scored on a single by classmate Nick Hoheb to lead a three-run third inning and junior Kyle Knowsley pitched a complete game as the Green Dragons (3-12, 2-12) completed a sweep of the Mariners (7-10, 6-8).

Scamardella and Hoheb each finished 2-for-3 and junior A.J. Grygiel was 1-for-3 with a run scored on the Scamardella double.

Knowsley allowed one earned run on six hits and one walk while striking out nine on 107 pitches.

Toms River North got on the board in the top of the seventh on an RBI double by junior Brenden Lavallee.

Senior John Cherubini pitched the first 2 1/3 innings for Toms River North, giving up all three runs -- two of them earned -- with two hits and no walks while striking out four. Kyle Tillotson followed with 3 2/3 shutout innings to keep Toms River North within striking distance.

 

Southern 3, Central 2

Southern scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth thanks to two errors and pitchers Steven Miller and Brady Lesiak combined to hold the lead as the Rams topped the Golden Eagles to keep their hopes of winning a share of the Class A South championship alive.

Junior Mike Nasti and Gabe Tomei started the fourth with back-to-back walks and Nasti scored the tying run for Southern on a throwing error on a sacrifice bunt by junior Kyle Serino. Two more scored on a two-out error on a ground ball hit by sophomore Ray Mulhern, giving the Rams a 3-1 lead.

Senior Anthony Musso took the hard-luck loss on the mound and also drove in one of the two Central runs on an RBI groundout in the first. Junior Dom Masino scored both runs, the second coming on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth.

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Central (11-7, 8-6)1000010233
Southern (9-5, 8-4)000300X342

Pitching

CentralIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Musso (L, 2-1)5.133166100
Shane Sajewicz0.21001117
SouthernIPHRERBBSOPC
Steven Miller (W, 2-0)632134100
Brady Lesiak (SV, 1)10000216

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Dom Masino1-4, 2 R, 2 SB
Chase Pierce1-2, BB
SouthernGame Stats
Stephen Stafford1-2, 2 BB
Brian Harper2-4
Kyle Serino1-3, R

 

Toms River East 3, Toms River South 0

Sophomore Brandon Safoschnik pitched a four-hit shutout with one walk and two strikeouts and senior Aidan Galipoli smacked a two-run home run in the top of the fifth as the Raiders (6-8, 6-8) blanked the Indians (7-6, 6-6).

Junior Jake Verdon went 2-for-4 with an RBI single in the top of the third inning to open the scoring.

Senior Jake Wilber took the loss on the mound, lasting 4 2/3 innings with three hits allowed and a pair of strikeouts. Junior Mike Earli went 2-for-3 to lead the Toms River South lineup.

 

 

Class B North

Colts Neck 3, Freehold Boro 0

Senior left-hander Anthony Gubitosi pitched a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts and three walks to lead the Cougars (11-4-1, 11-2-1) over the Colonials (3-12, 2-10), clinching Colts Neck the outright Class B North championship.

Colts Neck won a share of the Class B North championship along with Wall in 2021 and last won an outright division title in 2015.

Senior Dave Cohen led Colts Neck's bats by going 2-for-3 with a double, run scored and an RBI, while junior Ryan Tan also contributed an RBI and a run scored in a 1-for-3 game at the plate.

 

Class B Central

Point Beach 20, Keansburg 0 (5 Innings)

Phil Trebour, Bryan Matuschat and Colin Reinhard each drove in three runs and Andrew Banick and Kyle Kolans pitched a combined one-hitter to help the Garnet Gulls (13-5, 10-2) handle the Titans (3-9, 3-9).

Trebour (3-for-3) and Matuschat (2-for-2) each had a perfect day at the plate and Trebour, Reinhold and Kolans each doubled.

Banick struck out nine, walked two and allowed one hit over four scoreless innings and 54 pitches. Kolans struck out the side in order in the fifth on 16 pitches.

Senior Andrew Valle finished 1-for-1 with a walk and a stolen base for Keansburg.

Keyport 7, Asbury Park 0

Ranney 12, Henry Hudson 0 (5 Innings)

Ranney 10, Henry Hudson 0 (6 Innings)

 

 

Class B South

Barnegat 3, Jackson Liberty 0

Senior P.J. Craig pitched a four-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts and one walk and blasted a tiebreaking solo home run in the bottom of the fourth to carry the Bengals past the Lions and to a share of the Class B South championship for the second straight season.

Craig needed exactly 110 pitches to polish off his career outing and the Rider University commit came through at the plate in the bottom of the fourth with his third home run of the year to break the scoreless deadlock.

Barnegat added a run each in the fifth and sixth innings, with senior Ryan Kulpa plating a run with a sacrifice fly in the fifth and senior Jared Schworn scoring on a wild pitch in the sixth.

Barnegat will claim no worse than a division co-championship along with Donovan Catholic, which still has to win two remaining games against winless Lakewood before it there are officially Class B South co-champions for the second straight year. With Monday's win the Bengals locked up the public division championship as well.

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Jackson Lib (8-6, 7-5)0000000041
Barnegat (10-8, 10-4)000111X351

Pitching

Jackson LibertyIPHRERBBSOPC
Ethan Bloomfield (L, 2-3)65321672
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
P.J. Craig (W, 4-2)7400114110

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Anthony Nannini2-3, 2B
Brett Benecke2-3
BarnegatGame Stats
P.J. Craig1-2, HR, BB, R, RBI
Ryan Kulpa1-2, RBI
Jared Schworn1-3, 2B, R
Justin Bye1-2, 2B, R

 

Pinelands 11, Manchester 5

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Pinelands (7-8, 6-8)10052301190
Manchester (6-9-1, 6-7-1)0050000555

Pitching

PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Kaden Inman2.20445264
Chris Mitchell (W, 2-4)4.15101460
ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
Frank Kern (L, 1-5)3.16521269
Anthony Carino2.13604053
Colin Fazio1.10001220

Top Hitters

PinelandsGame Stats
Rian O’Rourke3-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Casey Baglivo2-5, R, 2 RBI
Stephen DeMilio1-4, BB, R, RBI
Nate Sofield1-4, RBI
ManchesterGame Stats
Mike Damato2-3, BB, R BB
Joe Sclama1-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Mike Maccanico1-4, R, 2 RBI
Colin Fazio1-2, BB, RBI

 

Lacey 4, Point Boro 2

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Lacey (9-6, 9-5)2000101460
Pt Boro (6-12-1, 5-8-1)0010010240

Pitching

LaceyIPHRERBBSOPC
Noah Quinn (W, 3-3)5.142239
Colin Space (SV, 2)1.200022
Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Eric Anilonis (L, 1-3)54337395
Connor Divona22111027

Top Hitters

LaceyGame Stats
Anthony Eckerson3-3, R
Zack Barrett1-3, RBI
Rylan Messina1-4, 2B, RBI
Carson Gudzak1-3, 2 R
Point BoroGame Stats
Ryan Acquisto3-4, RBI, SB
Nick Sclefo1-3, RBI

 

 

Non-Division

Red Bank 6, Holmdel 5

Senior Cole Armond hit a go-ahead RBI double in the top of the sixth inning and the Bucs topped the Hornets in a back-and-forth battle.

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Red Bank (5-13)3100020691
Holmdel (3-13)0113000582

Pitching

Red BankIPHRERBBSOPC
Cole Armond (W, 1-5)5.285544119
Jack Glassberg (SV, 1)1.10000014
HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
J.V. Lobifaro24435178
James Hanley (L, 0-1)44202164
Joe Barbarino11001012

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Cole Armond2-4, 2B, RBI
Nate Ruth1-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI
Gus Dal Pra1-2, 2B, BB, 3 R
Hoyt Smith1-2, 2B, 2 BB
Hank Dal Pra1-2, 2 BB, RBI
Jackson Hyman1-3, 2 BB, R
HolmdelGame Stats
Sean Brescia2-2, BB, 2 R, RBI
James Vallillo1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Tim Haggerty1-4, 2B, RBI
Max Woodward2-3, R, RBI
Elliot Chun2-3

 

Middletown North 7, Raritan 6

Senior Colin Dowlen went 3-for-3 and closed out the win on the mound as the Lions (8-9) edged the Rockets (4-12) to inch closer to a Shore Conference Tournament berth. Freshman Zach Hampton also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to aid the Middletown North cause.

 

Non-Conference

South River 19, Mater Dei Prep 2 (5 Innings)

 

Postponements

Class A North

CBA at Long Branch – PPD, TBA

 

Class A South

Jackson Memorial at Brick Memorial – PPD, Friday, 3:45 p.m.

 

Class B South

Lakewood at Donovan Catholic – PPD, TBA