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Ocean County Tournament

Round of 16

(4) Toms River South 4, (13) Manchester 3

Junior Mike Erli and senior Gavin Migliori each had RBI extra-base hits in a four-run fourth and junior Chris Hastings stranded the bases loaded in the seventh to close out a win for senior starter Aidan Folsom and send the Indians (8-6) past the Hawks (6-10-1) in the OCT opener.

Hastings came on to start the seventh after Folsom fired six strong innings with five hits and three walks allowed while striking out five. The junior right-hander walked the bases loaded with a pair of strikeouts mixed in, then induced a game-ending pop out.

Manchester senior Mike Damato drove in all three Hawks runs on two home runs and walked with two out in the seventh to load the bases. Damato also started on the mound and took the loss after giving up the four runs in the fourth.

After Damato put Manchester in front, 1-0, on his first home run in the top of the fourth, Toms River South answered with the tying and go-ahead runs on RBI groundouts by junior Chris Clark and senior Colin Raimann. Erli then followed with an RBI triple and Migliori tacked on what proved to be the winning run with an RBI double.

Damato swatted his second home run of the game in the sixth -- a two-run shot to cut the deficit to 4-3.


(10) Toms River East 9, (7) Barnegat 4

The Raiders exploded for nine runs in the top of the first inning and the deluge was enough to bury the Bengals and advance Toms River East into the OCT quarterfinals against No. 2 Central.

Junior Bobby Sabatino led off the game with a double and scored on an RBI single by junior Jake Verdon to open the scoring. No. 9 hitter Kyle Healy later tacked on a two-run single during the rally, senior Akkash Santiago singled home a run and junior Ryan Ushock capped the rally with an RBI double.

Senior Aidan Galipoli pitched a scoreless first inning before giving way to Alex Valenti, who ate up four innings and earned the win.

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Barnegat (10-9)0100300482


Aidan Galipoli11000120
Alex Valenti (W, 1-0)48441465
Joe Mika20001120
Jared Schworn (L, 0-4)04662021
Parker Quinn74303378

Top Hitters

Toms River EastGame Stats
Ryan Ushock2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Kyle Healy1-3, R, 2 RBI
Aidan Galipoli1-2, RBI
Jake Verdon1-2, BB, R, RBI
Bobby Sabatino1-4, 2B, R
BarnegatGame Stats
Dylan DeGrazio2-3, 2B, RBI
Tyler Carll1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Ryan Kulpa2-3, RBI
Justin Bye1-4, 2B, R
Patrick Quinn1-3, R


(5) Donovan Catholic 7, (12) Jackson Liberty 0

Senior Shaun O'Keefe conceded an infield single in the top of the second, then retired 12 straight and 18 of the next 20 to complete a one-hit shutout and hurl the Griffins into the OCT quarterfinals with a win over the Lions.

Junior Gavin Degnan opened the scoring with an RBI double in the bottom of the first, senior Anthony Mursko made it 2-0 with an RBI single during a two-run Donovan Catholic third and junior Ryan Butchko blasted a two-run homer to make it 6-0 in the fifth.

Donovan Catholic will travel across Hooper Ave. Thursday to play Toms River South in the OCT quarterfinal round.

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Donovan (9-7)102121X790


Chris Sasso (L, 5-2)55443788
Nick Nannini24333035
Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Shaun O’Keefe (W, 5-0)710031199

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyStats
Cristian Garced1-3
Donovan CatholicStats
Gavin Degnan2-4, 2B, RBI
Ryan Butchko1-2 HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Hunter Johnson2-3, 2B
Anthony Mursko2-4, RBI


(11) Pinelands 1, (6) Toms River North 0

Senior Stephen DeMilio pitched a three-hit shutout and went 2-for-3 with a double and the lone run scored of the game to lead the Wildcats (8-8) to a win over the Mariners (7-11) that sends them to the OCT quarterfinals.

Senior Rian O'Rourke drove in DeMilio with the lone run on an RBI triple in the top of the fifth inning.

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TR North (7-11)0000000030


Stephen DeMilio (W, 4-2)73000691
Brenden Lavallee (L, 3-3)761105

Top Hitters

PinelandsGame Stats
Stephen DeMilio2-3, 2B, R
Rian O’Rourke2-3, 3B, RBI
Ethan Edwards1-3
T.J. Ross1-3
PinelandsGame Stats
Ryan Baker2-3
Dominic Saldida1-3


(2) Central 5, (15) Point Boro 3 (8 Innings)

Junior Dom Masino belted a game-winning, two-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Golden Eagles rallied from a two-run deficit in the bottom of the seventh before conquering the Panthers in extra innings.

Trailing, 3-1, heading into the bottom of the seventh, Central tied the game on back-to-back, two-out, bases-loaded walks by senior Shane Sajewicz and junior Chase Pierce. Sophomore Brayden Lowden led off the inning with a single and sophomore Cristian Soto kept the Golden Eagles alive with a two-out single.

Senior Anthony Musso was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Sajewicz walked on five pitches, which ended the day on the mound for Point Boro sophomore starter Bryson Kirby. Junior Matt Dewitte came on and issued a four-pitch walk to Pierce before finding the zone in time to notch an inning-ending strikeout and earn the Panthers a chance at extra innings.

In the bottom of the eighth, junior T.J. Marshall led off with a single and Lowden replaced him after bunting into a fielder's choice force-out at second base. The unsuccessful sacrifice did not matter, as Masino jumped on the first pitch he saw and launched it over the leftfield fence to score the winning runs.

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Central (12-7)0010002258    2


Bryson Kirby6.2 6323498
Matt Dewitte (L, 1-3)0.11111119
Ryan Acquisto 0.111 1 003
Tyler Bell6.13 3239110
Dan Ashton (W, 2-0)1.21001223

Top Hitters

Point BoroGame Stats
Connor Cilento1-1, HR, 3 BB, R, RBI
Tommy Laspina2-4, 2 RBI, SB
Charlie Vitale1-4, R
CentralGame Stats
Dom Masino3-5, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Cam Leiter2-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Cristian Soto1-3, R
Shane SajewiczBB, RBI
Chase Pierce2 BB, RBI
T.J. Marshall1-4
Brayden Lowden1-4, 2 R


(8) Southern 8, (9) Lacey 7

Southern starter Stephen Stafford left well before he could earn the win on the mound, but helped secure the game at the plate with the game-tying RBI single and the winning run scored in the bottom of the sixth of a Rams win over the Lions in a back-and-forth battle.

After Stafford drove in senior Brandon Brown with the tying single in the bottom of the sixth, sophomore Dom Miranda doubled him over the third and Stafford then scored on a wild pitch to give the Rams the lead back after Lacey scored four times in the top of the inning to jump in front.

Senior Mike Nascimento got Southern out of the sixth by recording the final out of the inning, then pitched a scoreless seventh to pick up his fifth win of the season without a loss.

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Southern (10-5)202202X861


Jack Srmaty32401367
Mike Todaro11222227
Ryan Preston (L, 0-2)23221234
Stephen Stafford34333271
Brandon Book20003137
Owen Durnien0.25440125
Mike Nascimento (W, 5-0)1.10001223

Top Hitters

LaceyGame Stats
Andrew Tobia2-2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 RBI
Anthony Eckerson2-4, 2 R
Zack Mohr1-3, BB, R, 2 RBI
Rylan Messina1-3, BB, R
Mike Todaro1-2, 2 BB, R
Carson Gudzak2-5
SouthernGame Stats
Stephen Stafford3-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Brian Harper2-3, 3 RBI
Dom Miranda1-4, 2B


(1) Jackson Memorial 14, (16) Brick 9

Jackson Memorial jumped off the deck after falling behind 4-0 with five runs in the bottom of the second and scored at least one run in each remaining inning to deny the Green Dragons an upset.

After Brick posted four runs in the top of the second, Jackson Memorial scored on an error, two bases-loaded walks, a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly to take the lead for good.

Junior Matt Koblos added to the lead with a two-run single in the third and Jackson Memorial stacked four more runs onto the lead in the fourth with an RBI single by senior J.R. Osmond and a three-run homer by senior Zach Crotchfelt.

Brick got back in the game with four runs in the fifth to cut its deficit to 11-8. Kevin Toye singled home a run and junior A.J. Grygiel plated two more with a two-run single.

Junior Charlie Meglio gave Jackson Memorial some more breathing room with a two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth.

Jackson Memorial will host Southern Wednesday in the OCT quarterfinals.

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Jackson (12-6)052421X1492


Matt Kunzman (L, 1-6)22534050
R.J. Reinhold11223235
Zach Carter14441026
Austin Ahart22332027
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Devin Foderaro (W, 1-0)46644175
Andy Osmond32324472

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
Kevin Toye2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
A.J. Grygiel2-5, R, 2 RBI
Nick Hoheb2-4, R
Matt Kunzman1-3, R
Joe Scamardella1-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Zach Crotchfelt1-2, HR, 2 BB, 3 R, 3 RBI
Charlie Meglio1-2, HR, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Matt Koblos2-4, R, 4 RBI
Chris Cartnick1-1, 3 BB, 2 R
J.R. Osmond1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Andrew Patire2-3, R
Anthony Palmieri1-3, R


(3) Brick Memorial 7, (14) Point Beach 4

Senior Ryan Turner hit a game-tying RBI double in the bottom of the fourth and added an RBI single in a decisive four-run fifth as the Mustangs erased an early deficit to beat the Garnet Gulls and reach the OCT quarterfinals Wednesday against No. 11 Pinelands.

Junior Joey Nolan also single home a run in the four-run fifth and senior Anthony Martino staked Brick Memorial to a 1-0 lead with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the first.

Senior Connor DeLorenzo gave Point Beach a 2-1 lead with a two-run single in the top of the second and senior Andrew Banick tacked on another run with an RBI double in the third.

Senior Ryan Mulcahey gave up an unearned run in the sixth, then retired the first two batters in the seventh. Junior Cole Cook-Benson came on to get the last out and close out a win for sophomore Nick Garbooshian, who went five innings.

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Brick Mem (11-7)100240X762


Owen West (L, 2-1)4.12425791
Dave Van Norman1.24332348
Nick Garbooshian (W, 2-0)57333690
Ryan Mulcahey1.21100129
Cole Cook-Benson0.1000005

Top Hitters

Point BeachGame Stats
Phil Trebour2-4, R, RBI
Andrew Banick2-4, 2B, RBI
Connor DeLorenzo2-2, BB, 2 RBI
Brick MemorialGame Stats
Ryan Turner2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Joey Nolan1-2, BB, RBI
Anthony Martino1-3, 2 RBI
Brady Leach1-4, 2B, R



Regular Season

Class A Central

Red Bank Catholic 3, Rumson-Fair Haven 0

Sophomore Declan Leary fired a four-hit shutout against the No. 1 team at the Shore and the Caseys handed the Bulldogs their first loss of the season.

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RBC (14-5, 10-4)011001X361


Charlie Jones (L, 4-1)6633311100
Declan Leary (W, 5-2)740001095

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Brian Doherty2-3, SB
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Matt Scrivanic2-3, 2B, RBI
Frank Scrivanic1-3, RBI



Class B North

St. John Vianney 1, Manasquan 0

Junior Aiden Cody pitched a one-hit shutout on 99 pitches with 14 strikeouts and one walk and the Lancers (12-4-1, 10-3-1) completed their Class B North schedule by finishing off a sweep of the Warriors (10-10, 7-7).

Cody outdueled Manasquan sophomore ace Cullen Condon, who pitched a five-hitter with one walk and eight strikeouts over six innings and 87 pitches.

The lone run of the game came on a solo home run by senior Antonio Kurtz in the bottom of the third inning.



Middletown North 10, Freehold Boro 0 (6 Innings)

Senior Colin Dowlen pitched a six-inning perfect game on the mound to go with a perfect 4-for-4 game at the plate and the Lions (9-9) blanked the Colonials (3-13) to inch closer to a Shore Conference Tournament berth.

Dowlen struck out 10 and navigated his six perfect innings on 74 pitches. He might have had a chance to make it a seven-inning perfect game were it not for his bat, which ended the game when Dowlen crushed a home run in the sixth inning to activate the 10-run rule and make the perfect game official.

Dowlen also hit two double in the win and finished with four RBI. Middletown North will try to secure an SCT berth Wednesday at home vs. Red Bank, with a win or tie earning the Lions a spot.


Matawan 10, Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

Sophomore Brandon Falco pitched a five-inning no-hitter on just 54 pitches and the Huskies rolled to a win over the Green Wave. Falco allowed two baserunners -- both on hit batters -- to break up a bid for a perfect game.

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Matawan (5-10-1) 9010XXX 10 110


Adam Benetsky (L, 0-1)0.198831 39
Carlos Torres3.2 7 2 2 1 3 74
Brandon Falco (W, 2-4)50000954
Jack Sassa2-2, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
Joey Bodin2-2, RBI
Jake Brigandi2-3. 2B, 2 RBI
Andrew Gendi1-3, 2B, R, RBI


St. Rose 11, Keyport 5

Sophomore Jack Tiernan pitched two clean innings, struck out four, doubled twice and scored two runs in a 2-for-2 day at the plate to help lead the Purple Roses (6-13) to a win over the Red Raiders (5-9).

Junior Joe Sestito went 3-for-3 with three RBI, senior Ryan Rogers was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and two RBI and junior Ryan Murray went 2-for-4 with three RBI for St. Rose.

Losing pitcher Carter Williams went 1-for-4 with an RBI and junior Mason Hospital was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Keyport.


Middletown South 2, Ranney 1

Sophomore Louis D'Alessio singled home a run and senior Rob Cangelosi plated another with a sacrifice fly and the Eagles rallied to top the Panthers and make a winner out of sophomore left-hander Mason Christopher, who worked four innings of relief for his first varsity win.

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Midd South (15-7)000011X261


A.J. Gracia (L, 1-2)5.26224589
Marcello Mastroianni0.1000014
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Will Jagerburger21104354
Mason Christopher (W 1-0)41001250
Evan Wood (SV, 3)11000117

Top Hitters

RanneyGame Stats
Charlie Chropuvka1-4, 2B, R
Brett Wehringer1-4
Glen Cantalupo1-2
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Evan Wood1-1, 2 BB
Rob Cangelosi0-2, RBI
Joe Bartos1-3, SB
Steve Boguszewski1-3
Louis D’Alessio1-1, BB, R, RBI
Ben Cacoilo1-1
Ben Schild1-2
Brevin BezickBB, R




Manalapan 4, Old Bridge 0

Senior right-hander Tyler Kane struck out 16 while allowing just one hit and three walks in 6 2/3 shutout innings and the Braves shut down the Knights to officially lock up a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament.

Kane hit the single-game pitch limit of 110 pitchers one out shut of a complete-game shutout. Senior Chris DiMaggio took over and struck out the final batter on three pitches to end the game.

Senior Dylan Reiner was 1-for-3 with a triple and a run scored and junior Cristian Bernardini picked up a pair of RBI for Manalapan.





Point Beach at Holmdel – PPD, May 16, 3:45 p.m.

Monmouth at Pinelands – PPD, Thursday, 4 p.m.

Wall at Red Bank Catholic – Canceled


Academy for Urban Leadership at Shore – Canceled


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