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Shore Conference Tournament

Quarterfinals

(1) Rumson-Fair Haven 3, (9) St. John Vianney 2

Senior Brian Doherty singled through the left side with two out in the bottom of the seventh to score pinch-runner Nico Calabretta with the winning run and the Bulldogs battled past the Lancers in a game that had to be restarted after the initial attempt to play on Friday was called due to weather in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Rumson loaded the bases thanks to an error, a sacrifice bunt, an intentional walk with two out and a hit-by-pitch with two out. Doherty then jumped on the first pitch he saw from senior reliever Dan Afflitto and shot it into left field for the winning hit, sending the Bulldogs to Tuesday's SCT semifinal against Red Bank Catholic.

Doherty's winning hit made up for one of two defensive miscues that helped St. John Vianney tie the game at two in the fifth. The rally started with a throwing error leading off the inning that developed when first baseman Matt Rigby strayed too far from the bag on a groundball to second baseman Aaron Del Tin, which forced starting pitcher John Goodes to cover and try to corral a wide throw while in the move.

Doherty then misjudged a line drive by St. John Vianney senior Antonio Kurtz that took off over Doherty's head after he came in on it. Kurtz sped into third with a triple and despite being held up at third initially, junior Andrew Zottar scored from first without a play.

Goodes stranded runners on first and second with a flyout and a strikeout to end the inning -- one of four instances in which Goodes worked out of a jam with two runners on. Rumson shortstop Charlie Tallman started two double-play groundballs, with the first coming to end the second and the second getting Goodes out of a first-and-second, one-out jam in the seventh.

Tallman also gave Rumson the lead with an RBI double in the bottom of the third inning to score third baseman Griffin Shenman after he walked and took second on a sacrifice by Del Tin.

Senior leftfielder Johnny Bruno took the biggest swing of his 3-for-3 day in the bottom of the fourth, when he scalded a solo home run to right-centerfield.

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SJV (16-5-1)0000200241
Rumson-FH (18-2)0011001352

Pitching

St. John VianneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Ferraioli642227105
Dan Afflitto (L, 1-1)0.21101016
Rumson-Fair HavenIPHRERBBSOPC
John Goodes (W, 7-0)74211482

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Antonio Kurtz2-3, 3B, RBI
Matteo Pasculli1-3
Kyle Pollack1-3
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Johnny Bruno3-3, HR, R, RBI, SB
Brian Doherty1-4, RBI
Charlie Tallman1-3, 2B, BB, RBI, SB

 

(7) Jackson Memorial 8, (15) Central 3

Senior rightfielder Tommy Kendrick blasted a grand slam in the bottom of the second to stun the Golden Eagles and ace Cam Leiter and the Jaguars played tack-on the rest of the way to seal the win and advance to Tuesday's Shore Conference Tournament semifinal against No. 22 Donovan Catholic.

Leiter was one out from stranding Jackson Memorial senior Zach Crotchfelt at second base after Crotchfelt double, but the the Jaguars worked to load the bases and Kendrick dealt a sizable blow with his grand slam to right field on the first pitch of the at-bat.

Jackson Memorial added a run in each of the next four innings, starting with a sacrifice fly by junior Mike Arent in the third. Senior J.R. Osmond extended the lead to 6-0 with an RBI double in the bottom of the fourth.

Arent picked up his second RBI with a run-scoring single in the fifth to make it 7-3 and junior Andrew Patire chased home a run with an RBI groundout in the sixth that complemented a 2-for-4 game at the plate with a double.

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Central (17-8)0000300331
Jackson Mem (16-7)041111X8110

Pitching

CentralIPHRERBBSOPC
Cam Leiter (L, 3-3)23443044
Anthony Fraser24221142
Noah Cullen12110118
Ryan Burke02111011
Dan Ashton1000019
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Mehmet (W, 3-1)52331659
Sage Goeke21000119

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Shane Sajewicz1-2, 2B, BB, R
Anthony Musso1-3, R
Chase Pierce1-3, R
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Tom Kendrick2-4, grand slam, 2 R, 4 RBI
J.R. Osmond2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Andrew Patire2-4, 2B, RBI
Zach Crotchfelt2-3, 2B, BB, R
Mike Arent1-2, BB, R, 2 RBI
Matt Koblos1-3, R
Charlie Meglio1-3, BB

 

 

Regular Season

Non-Division

Brick 5, Pinelands 3

Matt Kunzman and Kevin Toye each singled home a run in a four-run first inning that spotted starter Zach Carter with an early cushion as the Green Dragons held on to beat the Wildcats.

Logan Russo took the loss and went 1-for-2 with two RBI at the plate. Rian O'Rourke and Nate Sofield each doubled for Pinelands, with O'Rourke finishing 1-for-3 and Russo 2-for-4.

Marlboro 5, Brick Memorial 3

Paul Santos ripped a go-ahead RBI double in the top of the seventh and Marlboro edged Brick Memorial in a battle of the Mustangs.

Santos finished 2-for-4 with two RBI, Julien Umanzor was 3-for-4 for the game with a double and run scored in the final inning and Julian Buchmann went 2-for-3 with a solo homer.

Tyler Villa recorded the final four outs without giving up a run to earn the win in relief.

Brick Memorial tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the sixth, which came on an RBI double by Joey Nolan and a game-tying, two-run triple by Ryan Turner.

Matawan 9, Raritan 3

Jake Brigandi went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI to back winning pitcher Brandon Falco, who pitched six innings in leading the Huskies over the Rockets.

Stephen McCabe went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and an RBI to lead Raritan and Dan Calicari tripled and scored a run in the loss.

Point Beach 6, Toms River South 5 (8 Innings)

Braden Ryan (2-for-4, three RBI) hit a two-run double in a four-run Point Beach third inning, drew a bases-loaded walk to give his team the lead in the sixth, and put the ball in play that led to an error that scored the winning run in the eighth as the Garnet Gulls topped the Indians for their second road win over a Toms River team this week.

After Ryan tied the game with his two-run double, Colin Matuschat hit a two-run home run to give Point Beach a 4-2 lead in the third.

Kyle Kolans earned the win by giving up one run in 2 1/3 relief innings to back up starter Owen West and James Larsen closed out the win with a clean eighth inning.

Mike Erli and Jake Wilber each went 2-for-4 with an RBI for Toms River South, with Erli doubling for both of his hits.

Toms River East 9, St. Rose 7 (8 Innings)

Jake Verdon went 2-for-3 with two doubles and four RBI, including the tie-breaking RBI double in the top of the seventh in a Raiders win over the Purple Roses.

No. 6 Ranney 5, No. 2 Middletown South 1

A.J. Gracia connected on a home run and left-hander Marcello Mastroianni pitched a complete game on the mound to help the Panthers exact revenge on the Eagles after losing to Middletown South on May 10.

 

Non-Conference

Red Bank 6, Montville 3

Jackson Hyman (2-for-3) opened the scoring with a solo home run in the first and capped a three-run Red Bank sixth with an RBI double as the Bucs picked up a key road win over the Mustangs.

Red Bank broke a 3-3 tie in the top of the sixth when Hoyt Smith (2-for-3, double) tagged up on a flyout by Hank Dal Pra, advanced to third and scored when the throw got away. Winning pitcher Greyson Sandoz, who pitched four no-hit innings of relief, then plated another run with an RBI squeeze bunt and Hyman finished it off with his double.

Jake Cohen was 2-for-4 with a double and two runs and Gus Dal Pra went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI.

Point Boro 4, Colonia 3

John Ward singled home Trey Harpootlian, who doubled to lead off the inning, in the bottom of the ninth and the Panthers walked off with a win over the Patriots.

Bryson Kirby struck out 15 in eight innings of work and pitched seven consecutive scoreless frames after Colonia struck for three runs in the first inning. Ryan Acquisto picked up the win with a scoreless eighth inning.

Harpootlian and Connor Cilento each finished 2-for-3, with Cilento racking up two doubles, two runs scored and two stolen bases.

Southern 2, Lawrence 1

No. 6 Ranney 15, Pope John 9

Charlie Chropuvka delivered a three-run double and Ricky Nagy came through with a three-run triple as the Panthers slugged their way to a road win over the Lions.

Hamilton West 3, Barnegat 2

P.J. Craig took the loss on the mound while pitching a four-hitter on 92 pitches as the Bengals came up a run short against the Hornets.

Ryan Kulpa and Rafael Dominguez each scored a run and picked up two hits for Barnegat and Patrick Quinn was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the loss.

Middletown North 10, Becton 0 (6 Innings)

Senior Colin Dowlen (one inning), senior Mike Weinbel (4 innings) and freshman Zach Hampton (one inning) combined on a six-inning no-hitter and the Lions routed the Wildcats.

Donovan Catholic 6, JFK-Iselin 3 (8 Innings)

 

Postponements/Cancelations

Class B North

Neptune at Freehold Boro – PPD, Monday, 3:45 p.m.

Non-Division

Point Beach at Holmdel – Canceled

Ocean at Toms River South – Canceled

Raritan at Freehold Boro – Canceled

Non-Conference

No. 8 Colts Neck at Passaic Tech – Canceled

Hillsborough at Ocean – Canceled

Newark East Side at Long Branch – Canceled