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Shore Conference Tournament

Round of 16

(7) Jackson Memorial 9, (10) Ranney 2

Juniors Charlie Meglio and Aidan O'Donnell hit solo homers in back-to-back innings to start the game and a trio of Jackson Memorial hitters strung RBI singles together in the fourth to give ace Zach Crotchfelt plenty of cushion in a Jaguars win over the Panthers in the round of 16.

Meglio's sixth home run of the season gave Jackson Memorial a 1-0 lead and O'Donnell extended the lead to 2-0 in the second with his solo shot to left.

Crotchfelt helped his cause with an RBI single in the fourth to extend the lead to 3-0. Junior Mike Arent, who homered in three straight games prior to Wednesday, drove in the fourth Jackson Memorial run with an RBI single and junior Matt Koblos knocked in two with a two-run single to cap the fourth-inning scoring.

Jackson Memorial will host Class A South rival Central Regional in Friday's SCT quarterfinal round.

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Ranney (18-5)0000200252
Jackson Mem (15-7)110421X990

Pitching

RanneyIPHRERBBSOPC
A.J. Gracia (L, 1-3)48881577
Nick Coniglio1100019
Jack Renaud10101019
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Crotchfelt (W, 7-1)6.252249113
Sage Goeke0.1000004

Top Hitters

RanneyGame Stats
A.J. Gracia1-2, 2B, BB, RBI, SB
Brett Wehringer1-4, RBI
Diego Tavarez1-2, BB, R
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Aidan O’Donnell3-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Charlie Meglio2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI
Matt Koblos1-3, 2 RBI
Mike Arent1-3, 2 R, RBI
Zach Crotchfelt1-3, R, RBI
Chris Cartnick1-3, BB, R

 

 

Monmouth County Tournament

Championship

At Brookdale Community College

(3) Middletown South 11, (8) Wall 1 (6 Innings)

Joe Stanzione crushed two home runs to run his total for this season to 12 and junior Ben Schild had a big day on the mound and at the plate to lead the Eagles to the Monmouth County Tournament championship for the first time since 2011.

Schild gave himself a 1-0 lead with an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning and Stanzione slammed the first of his two solo bombs over the left-centerfield wall to make it 3-0 in the bottom of the third. Junior Will Christopher had given Middletown South a 2-0 lead with an RBI double in the second inning.

Middletown South went on to add two more runs on the third on a groundout by senior Rob Cangelosi and an RBI single by senior Joe Bartos. When Stanzione stepped back into the box in the bottom of the fourth, he launched his second solo blast of the game to extend the Eagles lead to 6-1.

Schild did not allow a hit through the first three innings before the Crimson Knights got to him in the fourth. Sophomore catcher Jake Howlett smoked a double to the fence in the left and courtesy runner Jake Layton scored on an outfield error on a single by junior Colin MacDermant.

Senior Evan Wood recorded the final out of the top of the sixth inning after Schild exceeded the single-game pitch limit with his 111th pitch and ended the game in the bottom of the sixth with a line drive to the right-center gap that plated the final two runs, activated the 10-run rule. Cangelosi also had an RBI single in the sixth and senior Steve Boguszewski ripped an RBI triple in the game-ending rally.

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Wall (16-4)000100X150
Midd South (17-8)113114X11110

Pitching

WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Szatkowski (L, 3-2)3.17664075
Triur Brown1.20112236
T.J. Legere0.24441036
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ben Schild (W, 5-0)5.2510311111
Evan Wood0.1000004

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Nick Lovarco1-2, 2B, BB, SB
Gabe Cavazzoni1-2, BB, SB
Jake Howlett1-3, 2B
Colin MacDermant1-3
Drew Jarkowski1-3
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Joe Stanzione3-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 2 RBI
Ben Schild2-3, 2 2B, BB, RBI
Rob Cangelosi1-3, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Evan Wood1-3, BB, 3 RBI
Will Christopher1-2, 2B, BB, HBP, RBI
Joe Bartos1-3, BB, R, RBI, SB
Steve Boguszewski1-1, 3B, R, RBI

 

 

Ocean County Tournament

Semifinals

(2) Central 6, (3) Brick Memorial 1

Sophomore Cristian Soto and senior Shane Sajewicz hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the first and the Golden Eagles answered Brick Memorial's early run with a quick four-spot that propelled them past the Mustangs and into the OCT championship game for the second straight year.

Soto's blast cleared the leftfield fence for a three-run shot with nobody out and Sajewicz went deep to right-center to extend the lead to 4-1. Senior Cam Leiter added to the lead with a solo homer to left-center with two out in the bottom of the second.

Brick Memorial jumped on top with an RBI single by senior Ryan Mulcahey and after giving up that unearned run, junior left-hander Tyler Bell posted four scoreless frames to finish off a five-inning outing.

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Brick Mem (12-9)1000000142
Central (17-7)410001X673

Pitching

Brick MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Brady Leach (L, 5-2)5.16664898
Joe Lydon0.2100004
CentralIPHRERBBSOPC
Tyler Bell (W, 3-1)531046101
Dan Ashton1.11000121
Cam Leiter0.2000002

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Ryan Mulcahey1-3, RBI
Ryan Turner1-1, BB
CentralGame Stats
Cam Leiter2-2, HR, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Cristian Soto2-3, 2B, HR, R, 3 RBI
Shane Sajewicz2-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Dom Masino1-3, BB, 2 R

 

 

Regular Season

Class A North

CBA 17, Freehold Twp. 5

Hunter Del Guercio went 3-for-4 with a home run and four RBI and four other CBA players collected three RBI apiece in a blowout win for the Colts (12-7, 9-4) over the Patriots (12-10, 6-8).

Zaine Toneske (2-for-4, three runs), Wyatt Hunt (2-for-3, double), Joe Figliolino (1-for-2, home run) and Jack Frankovic (1-for-4) each drove in three runs and Harrison Campi went 2-for-4 with two triples and three runs for CBA.

Giacomo Calamita went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Ryan Keegan was 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Freehold Township.

 

Class B South

Donovan Catholic 13, Lakewood 0 (Game 1)

Donovan Catholic 8, Lakewood 0 (Game 2)

The Griffins (13-9, 10-4) secured a share of the Class B South division championship for the second straight season by sweeping the Piners (0-12, 0-12).

 

 

Non-Division

No. 1 Howell 10, Neptune 4

Senior Thomas Strauch slugged his seventh home run of the year and the Rebels (17-5) overcame a 4-0 deficit to run away with a win over the Scarlet Fliers (8-10-1). Sophomores Braden Walsh and Joe Zito each went 1-for-3 with two RBI in the win.

Senior Tyler Persico gave Neptune a 3-0 lead with a three-run home run in the bottom of the first.

Marlboro 11, Manchester 4

Senior Julien Umanzor and junior Alex D'Ambrosio each went 3-for-4 and Mustangs (11-11) responded to a 4-0 deficit with 11 unanswered runs to close out a win over the Hawks (7-11-1).

Umanzor doubled twice and drove in three runs while D'Ambrosio knocked in two. Senior Julian Buchmann also went 2-for-3 with a triple, three runs and two RBI.

Lawrence Ellinson pitched 5 1/3 innings of scoreless relief with 10 strikeouts while allowing just three hits and one walk.

Senior Brandon Sogness went 2-for-3 with an RBI and classmate Nick Johnson went 1-for-3 with two RBI to lead Manchester.

 

Shore 18, Mater Prep 0

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Shore (9-10)56205XX18142
Mater Dei (7-10)00000XX000

Pitching

ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Rob Stock (W)500021366
Mater DeiIPHRERBBSOPC
Brian Burnett (L)2711118178
Ben Morgan2.14667171
Anthony Tancredi0.23111020

Top Hitters

ShoreGame Stats
Rylan Fegan3-3, 3B, 4 RBI
Cole Stefanelli3-3, 2 RBI
John Dunleavy2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Parker Fegan1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Jeff Barham1-1, 2B, RBI
Mater DeiGame Stats
Sean Hanna0-1, BB
Gavin Sansone0-1, BB

 

Matawan 12, Holmdel 2

Sophomores Sal Cassano and Andrew Gendi each had three hits and multiple RBI and the Huskies (8-11-1) downed the Hornets (4-16) to give coach Bobby Carnovsky his 100th career win.

Cassano went 3-for-4 with three runs and two RBI while Gendi finished 3-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI to lead the offense. Gendi also pitched the first four innings to earn the win.

 

Brick 4, Monmouth 2

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Brick (4-13)0010300470
Monmouth (12-8)0000101260

Pitching

BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
Kyle Knowsley (W) 6.152254110
Nick Gandolfo (SV)0.21000112
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
James Kelly (L)5 7443795
Joey Esposito20001430

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
AJ Grygiel2-4, R, RBI, SB
Nick Hoheb1-4, BB, R, RBI
Matt Kunzman1-2, 2 BB, RBI, SB
Vin Caldarise1-2, BB, RBI
Zak Carter2-3, 2 R
MonmouthGame Stats
Christian Zito2-3, BB
Chris Thoebald1-4, RBI
Andrew McKinley1-2, R

 

Toms River South 3, Manasquan 2

Junior A.J. Pierson pitched four innings of one-hit ball with seven strikeouts and also singled home a run to help the Indians (10-7) top the Warriors (11-12).

Pierson came on in relief and gave up a home run to senior James Cosgrove, before silencing Manasquan's lineup the rest of the way.

Senior Jake Wilber added an RBI single and senior Aidan Folsom scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the bottom of the sixth inning.

 

No. 9 St. John Vianney 1, Toms River North 0

Senior Antonio Kurtz pitched a four-hit shutout and drove in the lone run of the game with an RBI double in the top of the sixth as the Lancers (16-4-1) bested the Mariners (8-13) on the road.

Kurtz struck out six and walked two on 94 pitches and finished 2-for-3 at the plate.

 

 

Non-Conference

Manalapan 8, Allentown 6

Max Graime went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and Cristian Bernardini (2-for-5), Liam Martin (1-for-3, double) and Erik Johnson (1-for-3) each drove in two runs as the Braves jumped on top, 8-0, and held on to beat the Redbirds.

Henry Hudson 9, Piscataway Tech 3

Sophomore Aidan Winters went 3-for-5 with three triples and two RBI and sophomore Brandon Hendrickson struck out 12 in five innings to lead the Admirals (6-7) to a win over Piscataway Tech.

Raritan 15, Becton 2

Senior Alex Dekis and junior Dan Fedorco combined for eight hits, four extra-base hits and seven RBI to lead an offensive explosion by the Rockets (6-12). Dekis went 4-for-5 with a double, triple and four RBI while Fedorco was a perfect 4-for-4 with a home run, double and three RBI.

Ocean 5, JFK-Iselin 4

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JFK Iselin (6-15)0010030481
Ocean (8-11)100220x583

Pitching

JFKIPHRERBBSOPC
Claiborne57532593
Rivera11000111
OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
King (W)5.15331794
Calderone (SV)1.23111430

Top Hitters

JFK Stats
Cherry2-4, 2 2B
Perez2-3
Claiborne1-4, RBI
OceanStats
Connor Tonring3-3, RBI
Jack Zabarsky1-2, 2 R, RBI
George Krenkel1-2, 2 RBI

 

Cancelations

Non-Division

Barnegat at Brick Memorial – Canceled