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Monmouth County Tournament

Semifinal

(8) Wall 7, (13) Marlboro 6

Junior Drew Jarkowski hit a hard ground ball that ate up Marlboro second baseman Julien Umanzor, allowing the winning run to score with two out in the bottom of the seventh and sending the Crimson Knights past the Mustangs and into the Monmouth County Tournament final Wednesday at Brookdale against Middletown South.

Marlboro scored five runs in the first two innings, highlighted by a two-run single by junior Alex D'Ambrosio during a four-run second inning. Wall knocked three runs off the deficit in the bottom of the fourth, with junior Colin MacDermant singling home a run in the rally.

After junior Danny Talarico tripled home Marlboro's sixth run in the fifth, Wall strung together a game-tying rally in the bottom of the sixth, with senior Nick Lovarco slapping a game-tying RBI single to rightfield with two out. Before that, senior Jackson Coan cut the deficit to 6-5 with a two-run single.

Sophomore Jake Howlett and MacDermant drew back-to-back one-out walks in the bottom of the seventh and moved up a base on a wild pitch. With two out and 3-2 count, Jarkowski -- who entered the game as a pinch-hitter and took over at third base when senior Andrew Fischer took over on the mound in the top of the seventh -- hit a sinking line drive toward Umanzor, who was caught in between and tried, unsuccessfully, to backhand the ball off the dirt as senior Jake Layton raced home with the winning run.

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Marlboro (9-10)1400100681
Wall (14-3)0003031783

Pitching

MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Tyler Villa5.276635106
Alex Frank0.11000012
Jake Kalfayan (L, 0-2)0.10002013
Chris Collina0.1000009
WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Szatkowski6761310103
Andrew Fischer (W, 2-0)11001218

Top Hitters

MarlboroGame Stats
Julien Umanzor3-4, 2B, R
Danny Talarico2-4, 3B, R, RBI, SB
Alex D’Ambrosio2-4, 2 RBI
Paul Santos1-4, R, RBI, SB
WallGame Stats
Andrew Fischer3-4, 2B, R, 2 SB
Colin MacDermant1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI, 3 SB
Jackson Coan1-3, R, 2 RBI, SB
Nick Lovarco1-4, RBI, 2 SB

 

 

Ocean County Tournament

Quarterfinals

(2) Central 10, (10) Toms River East 0 (6 Innings)

Junior Dom Masino broke a scoreless tie with a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the fifth and the Golden Eagles kicked down the door with nine runs in the inning to roll through the Raiders and into the OCT semifinals.

Winning pitcher Cam Leiter also blasted a three-run home run in the inning, which backed up his three-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts.

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TR East (7-10)000000X03 1
Central (14-7)000091X1011  0

Pitching

Toms River EastIPHRERBBSOP
Aidan Gallipoli (L, 2-3)4.1 4225393
Bobby Sabatino0.26771028
Nick Mencor0.2 1102021
CentralIPHRERBBSOP
Cam Leiter (W, 3-2)63 0031086

Top Hitters

Toms River EastGame Stats
Bobby Sabatino1-3
Jake Verdon1-3
Matt Ferrara1-2
Kyle HealeyBB, SB
Central Game Stats
Brayden Lowden1-2, 2B, 3 RBI, 2 BB, SB
Eli Kiernan1-2, BB, SB
Dom Masino1-3, HR, BB, 2 R, RBI, SB
Cam Leiter1-3, HR, BB, R, 3 RBI
Cristian Soto1-4, 2B, R
 Shane Sajewicz2-3, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
 Chase Pierce2-3, R
Anthony Musso1-3, 2B
Nick Kozak1-2, R, RBI

 

(4) Toms River South 4, (5) Donovan Catholic 1

Senior Jake Wilber threw 5 2/3 strong innings of relief and the Indians overcame an early one-run deficit to top the Griffins and reach the OCT semifinal round for the second straight season. Wilber allowed two hits, walked two and struck out seven to earn the win.

Junior Chris Clark tied the game with an RBI double in the bottom of the second inning and senior Colin Raimann followed with an RBI infield single in the same inning to give Toms River South the lead.

Seniors Gavin Migliori and Aidan Folsom each singled home a run in the bottom of the fourth to cap the scoring.

 

 

Regular Season

Class A North

No. 3 Middletown South 12, Manalapan 4

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Manalapan (9-10, 7-7)0021001460
Midd South (16-7, 10-4)404301x12111

Pitching

ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris DiMaggio (L)24885167
Andrew Ramirez23334047
Josh Bonus25110140
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Brevin Bezick (W)32223456
Brendan Roche32101139
Will Christopher12111121

Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Max Graime2-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Cristian Bernadini1-3, BB, R
Dylan Reiner1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Christian Vento1-2, R, SB
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Evan Wood1-3, 2 BB, R
Luigi Massagli1-1
Ben Schild1-3, BB, R
Joe Stanzione2-2, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI
Brevin Bezick1-1, BB, 2 R, RBI
Joe Bartos1-2, R
Louis D’Alessio1-1, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Danny Corcoran1-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Matt Sliva2-3, 2B, 2 RBI

 

 

Class B North

Matawan 4, Neptune 0

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Matawan(6-10-1, 4-9-1)0002200430
Neptune (7-8-1, 5-7-1)0000000051

Pitching

MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Mark Kovach (W)42003573
Jake Brigandi23000030
Andrew Gendi10000010
NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
William Foy (L)43438690
Kevin O’Neil30002445

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Jack Sassa1-4
Sean Hart1-3, 2 RBI
Chris Galasso1-3, R
NeptuneGame Stats
Nick Quagliato1-3
Jack Tinik1-4
Dan Moran1-1, 2 BB
Brennan Moloughney1-2, BB
Tyler Persico1-3

 

 

Non-Division

Manasquan 8, Holmdel 3

Winning pitcher James Cosgrove went 2-for-3 at the plate and senior Mike Antonucci (2-for-4) and senior Brett Patten (3-for-4) each hit a triple to lead the Warriors (11-10) to a win over the Hornets (3-13). Cosgrove went the distance on the mound and struck out four.

 

Point Boro 5, Point Beach 3

Junior Wyatt Dewysockie hit a tiebreaking, two-run single in a four-run top-of-the-seventh inning and the Panthers (7-13-1) rallied to grab a win over the rival Garnet Gulls (13-7).

Point Boro tied the game earlier in the seventh on an error and capped the rally with an RBI single by senior Tommy Laspina.

Point Beach had taken the lead in the bottom of the sixth inning on a sacrifice fly by senior Andrew Banick. The Garnet Gulls tied the game in the bottom of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by senior Colin Matuschat.

In the bottom of the seventh, freshman Bryan Matuschat hit an RBI single to pull Point Beach within 5-3 and the Garnet Gulls advanced runners to second and third with two out.

Sophomore Ryan Acquisto, who took over on the mound with one out in the inning and gave up the RBI single to Bryan Matuschat (3-for-4), closed out the game by inducing senior Braden Ryan into a game-ending lineout to sophomore centerfielder Bryson Kirby.

Acquisto also opened the scoring in the top of the fourth with an RBI double.

Point Boro senior Trey Harpootlian and junior counterpart James Larsen each pitched into the seventh inning. Harpootlian allowed three earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out three over 6 1/3 innings and 87 pitches. Larsen four runs -- one earned -- on four hits and one walk while punching out nine on 97 pitches over 6 2/3 innings.

 

Shore 11, Long Branch 1 (5 Innings)

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Long Branch (0-17)00001XX142
Shore (8-10)50501XX1191

Pitching

Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Clinton Campbell (L)2.2510104380
John Hebron1.24110130
ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Rylan Fegan (W)43000544
Rich Barton11110221

Top Hitters

Long BranchGame Stats
Adam Benetsky1-3, RBI
Mehki Davis1-2
Will Reyes1-2, 2B
Romeo Martinez1-2
ShoreGame Stats
Gabe Scalise3-3, 2B, RBI
Rich Barton1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Rylan Fegan1-3, 2 RBI
Jeff Barham1-2, 2 RBI
Chris Plancey1-3, RBI

 

No. 2 Howell 3, No. 1 Rumson-Fair Haven 2

Junior Russell Halvorsen and senior Devon Smith crushed back-to-back home runs to lead off the bottom of the first inning and the Rebels (16-4) hung on to give senior left-hander Nick Gomes a win over the Bulldogs (15-2) in a clash of the top-two-ranked teams in the Shore Sports Network Top 10.

Gomes struck out eight, walked two and allowed two earned runs on only two hits over 6 2/3 innings and 101 pitches.

Junior Reece Moroney (1-for-3) got Rumson on the board with a sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth and senior Liam Murphy singled home a run in the top of the sixth to cut Howell's lead to 3-2.

Senior Ryan Bilello came on in relief of Gomes and gave up a single to junior Spencer Hobson and a walk to Aaron Del Tin with two out before striking out senior and leadoff hitter Charlie Tallman to close out the win.

Sophomore Braden Walsh singled home a run in the bottom of the fourth to put Howell up 3-0 and give the Rebels what proved to be the winning run.

Junior Matt Bruno allowed three runs on four hits and two walks while striking out six and taking the loss. Junior Cal Champeau fired two scoreless inning to keep Rumson in the game.

 

Raritan 4, Red Bank 3

Sophomore John Molnar pitched a two-hitter and went 1-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Rockets (5-12) to a win over the Bucs (6-14).

Red Bank struck for all three of its runs in the top of the first inning, with just one of them earned against Molnar.

Senior Alex Dekis went 3-for-4 with an RBI, senior Rob Scarola was 2-for-3 with an RBI and junior Bill Tigar went 1-for-3 with an RBI to help Raritan rally.

Junior Nate Ruth allowed two earned runs and struck out 10 over four innings in taking the loss. Senior Cole Armond went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Red Bank.

 

No. 4 Red Bank Catholic 8, Barnegat 4

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Barnegat (10-10)0100300460
RBC (16-5)013211X891

Pitching

Barnegat IPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Kulpa (L)698836103
Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Dominic Mallamaci3.12115376
Dylan Passo (W, 1-1)3.24332368

Top Hitters

Barnegat Game Stats
Jared Schworn1-4, 2B
Patrick Quinn1-4, RBI
Dylan DeGrazio1-1, RBI
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Sean Griggs2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
Matt Scrivanic1-3, 2B
Jack Meyers2-3, 3B, RBI, 2 SB
Claude Morales2-2, 2 RBI

 

Monmouth 13, Pinelands 1

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Monmouth (12-5)23602xx13140
Pinelands (8-10)10000xx133

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Evan Schade (W)53111566
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Dan Maher (L)25542146
T.J. Ross0.13663026
Hunter Theuret1.24001031
Ethan Edwards12221015

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Joey Esposito3-4, 2 RBI
Christian Zito2-2, 3 R, 2 RBI
Mike Milevoi2-4, 2B
Chris Theobald1-4, 2B
PinelandsGame Stats
Rian O’Rourke1-2, 2B, R
Nate Sofield1-2, RBI
Hunter Theuret1-2, 2B

 

Freehold Twp. 3, No. 10 Jackson Memorial 2 (8 Innings)

Mike Avino scored the tying run in the bottom of the eighth and Mike Borromeo came in right behind him with the winning run after the throw to the plate on the wild pitch was errant, giving the Patriots (11-8) an extra-inning win over the Jaguars (13-7).

Avino picked up two hits and walked, while junior Ryan Kopf was 2-for-4 with a game-tying RBI single in the bottom of the sixth. Freehold Township senior Sean Keegan picked up the win in relief.

Jackson Memorial took the lead on two separate occasions in the late innings, with junior Mike Arent blasting a go-ahead home in the top of the sixth -- his second straight day with a home run. After Kopf tied it for Freehold Township in the sixth, the Jaguars jumped back on top in the top of the eighth on an RBI double by junior Aidan O'Donnell.

 

 

Non-Conference

No. 9 St. John Vianney 12, Union 5

No. 6 Ranney 4, Northern Burlington 3

Junior Diego Tavarez drilled a three-run home run in the top of the fourth and junior Nick Coniglio pitched 5 1/3 innings to earn the win as the Panthers (17-4) beat the Greyhounds (13-4) on the road.

Junior Marcello Mastroianni recorded the final four outs with three strikeouts to nail down the save.

 

Postponements/Cancelations

No. 3 Middletown South at No. 4 Red Bank Catholic – Canceled

Manalapan at Brick – Canceled

Wall at Toms River North – PPD, TBA