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Shore Conference Tournament

Semifinals

At Count Basie Park

(4) Red Bank Catholic 10, (1) Rumson-Fair Haven 0 (6 Innings)

For the second time in the last 15 days, sophomore Declan Leary outdueled Wake Forest commit Charlie Jones to help the Caseys beat the Bulldogs, this time via 10-run-rule in six innings to advance to the Shore Conference Tournament championship game for the third straight season.

With just one strikeout and one walk, Leary relied on his defense, which committed two errors, but also made several key plays to help its starter out of innings. Junior catcher Shane Andrus threw out three runners on the base paths -- one on an attempted steal and two more on pickoff throws -- and Leary picked another off at second base in the fourth.

Leary also started one of two double-plays turned by the Caseys, with that one notching the first two outs of the bottom of the second inning. In the bottom of the fifth, Bulldogs senior Johnny Bruno led off with a single, but was erased when senior shortstop Matt Scrivanic started a 6-4-3 double-play.

Scrivanic also made a leaping catch to end the fourth inning and his younger brother, junior Frank Scrivanic made a diving stop at first base for an unassisted putout one batter earlier.

Leary needed only 22 pitches to work through the last three innings, throwing just six pitches in both the fifth and sixth innings.

Red Bank Catholic got a runner to second base with none out against Jones in the first but struck out three straight times against the 6-foot-6 senior to squander the early threat.

The Caseys would not let their subsequent opportunities get away. Freshman Dylan Passo opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly and sophomore Matt Brunner plated another by beating out an infield single while senior Jack Meyers scored from third for a 2-0 RBC lead.

Senior Nico Gonzalez made it 3-0 by beating out a potential inning-ending double-play ball for an RBI fielder's choice and Passo followed with an RBI single to left, although Rumson capped the damage at two runs in the inning when Bruno threw out Gonzalez at home plate to end the top of the third.

Matt Scrivanic singled home a run to make it 5-0 in the fourth and the Caseys blew the game open with five in the sixth. Frank Scrivanic tripled home his brother on a ball that turned Rumson centerfielder Brian Doherty around and went off his glove. Gonzalez added an RBI single and Brunner plated his second RBI on a groundout to make it 8-0.

Junior Alex Stanyek capped the scoring with a two-out RBI single to left and Leary fired a one-two-three inning -- his first of the game without yielding a base-runner -- to end it.

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Rumson-FH (18-4)000000X041

Pitching

Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Declan Leary (W, 7-2)64001169
Rumson-Fair HavenIPHRERBBSOPC
Charlie Jones (L, 4-2)35444460
Jackson Hinchcliffe2.16522155
Cal Champeau0.21101016

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Alex Stanyek2-4, BB, R, 2 RBI
Frank Scrivanic3-4, 3B, 3 R, RBI
Dylan Passo1-1, 2 BB, 2 RBI
Matt Brunner2-4, 2 RBI
Matt Scrivanic2-4, 2 R, RBI
Nico Gonzalez1-3, R, 2 RBI
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Owen Kenney2-2, SB
Spencer Hobson1-2, 2B
Johnny Bruno1-2

 

(7) Jackson Memorial 7, (22) Donovan Catholic 3

Senior ace Zach Crotchfelt and junior battery-mate Aidan O'Donnell each drove in a run in the first inning and the Jaguars rode their left-hander to a semifinal win over the Griffins, sending Jackson Memorial to the SCT final for the first time since winning it in 2012.

Crotchfelt ripped an RBI single with two out to make it 1-0 and O'Donnell followed with a ground-rule double that plated another in the first inning. That appeared as though it would be enough with Crotchfelt as locked-in as he was. After a walk and a fly out to open the top of the first, the Auburn-bound senior struck out 11 of the next 14 batters he faced and took a no-hitter into the fifth inning.

Prior to the fifth, Jackson Memorial added five more runs, with junior Charlie Meglio smacking an RBI single in the second to make it 3-0 and junior Matt Koblos ripping an RBI double down the leftfield line for a 5-0 lead in the third. O'Donnell tacked on a run with a sacrifice fly in the fourth and senior Tommy Kendrick worked a bases-loaded walk later in the inning to stretch the lead to 7-0.

Donovan Catholic went from dormant to active at the plate in the top of the fifth thanks to the bottom of its order. Sophomore catcher and No. 8 hitter Hunter Johnson broke up Crotchfelt's no-hit bid with a ground-rule double to left and on the next pitch, junior Matt Mason rocked an RBI triple to dead centerfield. Senior Andrew Bonick plated Mason with an RBI groundout and what looked like a game that might end in five innings via 10-run rule was once again in play for the Griffins.

Junior Jason Basillicata covered three innings in relief to minimize the damage by Jackson Memorial. Basillicata navigated around four hit batters and threw 82 pitches in the three innings, but gave up only one earned run.

Junior Gavin Degnan led off the Donovan Catholic sixth with a single and scored when he stole third and the throw skipped into leftfield. Jackson Memorial made the most of the mistake, with O'Donnell taking the throw from left field as Degnan scored and throwing out the trail runner trying to advance to third base.

Senior Sage Goeke pitched a perfect seventh inning with two strikeouts to close out the win.

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Jackson Mem (18-7)212200x771

Pitching

Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Shaun O’Keefe (L, 6-1)24522353
Jason Basillicata33212382
Jake Marciano10000115
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Crotchfelt (W, 8-1)6332313107
Sage Goeke10000216

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Matt Mason1-3, 3B, R, RBI
Hunter Johnson1-3, 2B, R
Gavin Degnan1-3, R, SB
Andrew Bonick0-2, BB, RBI
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Zach Crotchfelt2-4, 2B, RBI
Aidan O’Donnell1-2, 2B, BB, 2 RBI
Charlie Meglio2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Matt Koblos1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Tommy Kendrick0-2, 2 BB, HBP, R, RBI

 

 

Non-Division

Manalapan 8, Brick Memorial 3

Liam Martin went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI and Chris Silva was 2-for-2 with a double and an RBI to lead the Braves to a win over the Mustangs.

Christian Vento also went 3-for-4 with a run scored for Manalapan and Tyler Kane picked up the win with five innings of work. Kane allowed two earned runs on only one hit and three walks while striking out eight before A.J. Tanico covered the final two frames.

Joe Nolan went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI to lead the Brick Memorial lineup.

Wall 9, Brick 0

Seniors Andrew Fischer and Nick Colbert each went 2-for-2 while Nick Lovarco and Gabe Cavazzoni were each 2-for-4 with an RBI to back starter Zach Szatkowski in a Crimson Knights shutout win over the Green Dragons.

Szatkowski pitched a five-hit shutout with seven strikeouts and no walks on 89 pitches.

Fischer finished with three RBI, Colbert scored two runs and Cavazonni scored three for Wall. Catcher Jake Howlett also doubled and drove in a run in the win.

St. John Vianney 5, Raritan 0

Antonio Kurtz pitched six, one-hit, shutout innings and went 1-for-2 with a double, run scored and an RBI, leading the Lancers to a win over the Rockets.

Dylan Galamb went 1-for-3 with a double and three RBI while Devon Chandra finished 2-for-2 with a run scored for St. John Vianney.

Giancarlo Lamberti allowed one run on three hits and four walks while striking out two over four innings of work to take the loss before SJV stretched its lead against the Raritan bullpen.

Holmdel 11, Long Branch 5

Freehold Twp. 9, Manasquan 5

Giacomo Calamita (2-for-4), Sean Keegan (2-for-2) and Jayme Montanez (2-for-3) each had two hits and drove in two runs and the Patriots battled past the Warriors.

Calamita, Montanez and Lucas Dixon each doubled and Ryan Costello was 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI for Freehold Township.

 

Ocean 14, Keyport 0 (5 Innings)

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Ocean (10-11)5900xxx14110

Pitching

KeyportIPHRERBBSOPC
Carter Williams (L)1.1914106164
D.J. Thomson.20001114
George Mitchell22002239
OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Jack Giglio (W)20000325
Tommy Kowaliwskyj10000314
Ayden Miles10000318
Richie Alderiso1 0 0 0 0 312

Top Hitters

OceanStats
Shane Garrett2-2, 2 RBI
Michael Chowning2-2, RBI
Jake Smith2-3, RBI

 

Middletown South 7, Lacey 1

Ben Schild pitched a complete game with 12 strikeouts and one walk and went 3-for-4 with an RBI at the plate to lead the Eagles to a road win over the Lions. Schild scattered six hits and completed the game on 104 pitches.

Evan Wood went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs and two RBI, Mason Christopher was 1-for-1 with a triple, two walks and an RBI and Rob Cangelosi finished 1-for-2 with two runs and an RBI for Middletown South.

Mike Todaro took the loss on the mound and was 1-for-2 with a run scored at the plate, while Rylan Messina went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Lacey.

Matawan 2, Point Boro 0

Andrew Gendi pitched a one-hit shutout with five strikeouts and two walks and went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI at the plate to carry the Huskies to a win over the Panthers in Point Pleasant.

Trey Harpootlian went the distance for Point Boro and gave up two runs on four hits while walking three and striking out four.

Toms River South 8, Monmouth 4

Gavin Migliori went 3-for-3 at the plate with two runs and an RBI, pitched the first three innings and threw a runner out at home plate from right field in the top of the fifth to star in an Indians win over the Falcons.

Migliori was one of four Toms River South to join forces on Tuesday, with Darryl Piccoli pitching the fourth, Chris Hastings logging the fifth and six and Jake Wilber closing out the win in the seventh. Wilber also went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

 

Non-Conference

Henry Hudson 14, Wardlaw-Hartridge 4

Hayden Kurdes pitched a five-inning complete game and went 2-for-4 with three RBI to lead the Admirals to a win over Wardlaw-Hartridge. Sean O'Connor also drove in three runs for Henry Hudson in a 2-for-3 game at the plate.

Highland Park 9, Keansburg 8

Marlboro 6, Hamilton West 3

Nik Gomolka was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI and Paul Santos went 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs and two RBI to help the Mustangs top the Hornets.

Julien Umanzor was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Alex D'Ambrosio doubled and drove in a run for Marlboro.

D'Ambrosio also earned the save with two perfect innings with five strikeouts in relief of winning pitcher Lawrence Elinson.

Holy Spirit 9, Southern 3

 

 

Postponements/Cancelations

Non-Conference

Cape May Tech at Pinelands - Canceled