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Ocean County Tournament

Semifinals

(1) Jackson Memorial 7, (4) Toms River South 3

Junior Charlie Meglio played a part in three of Jackson Memorial's four scoring rallies and the Jaguars fought off a challenge from the Indians to reach the Ocean County Tournament championship while also winning their 12th out of the last 13 games.

Meglio doubled to set up runners at second and third in the first inning and after the first run scored on a fielder's choice groundout by senior Zach Crotchfelt, Meglio scored on an RBI single by junior Aidan O'Donnell to give Jackson Memorial an early 2-0 lead.

Meglio then doubled in a run to extend Jackson Memorial's lead to 4-1 in the fourth and plated another with a sacrifice fly that made it 6-3 in the sixth.

Junior Matt Koblos singled and came around to score on a passed ball in the third. After Toms River South pulled within 4-3 in the top of the fifth, senior Chris Cartnick gave Jackson Memorial some breathing room in the sixth with an RBI single to make it 5-3. Senior J.R. Osmond followed Meglio's sac fly with an RBI double of his own to cap the scoring.

Toms River South's runs came on an error in the third, then an RBI groundout by senior Aidan Folsom and a sacrifice fly from senior Gavin Migliori in the fifth.

Jackson Memorial advances to play No. 2 seed Central Tuesday at Toms River North in the Ocean County Tournament championship. The two Class A South foes split the regular-season series, with the road team winning each game -- both of which were decided by one-run margins.

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TR South (12-10)0010200370
Jackson Mem (19-7)210103X792

Pitching

Toms River SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Wilber (L, 3-5)5.165454107
Chris Clark0.23220017
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach McCabe (W, 4-0)57321277
Anthony Mehmet20001125

Top Hitters

Toms River SouthGame Stats
Aidan Folsom2-4, R, RBI
Gavin Migliori1-2, RBI
Mike Erli1-4, 2B, R
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Charlie Meglio2-3, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI
J.R. Osmond2-3, 2B, RBI
Chris Cartnick1-2, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Tommy Kendrick1-3, BB, 2 R
Matt Koblos1-2, BB, 2 R
Aidan O’Donnell1-3, RBI

 

 

Non-Division

Central 9, Lacey 0

Senior Cam Leiter pitched a two-hitter with 12 strikeouts and no walks and classmate Shane Sajewicz homered and drove in six runs to lead the Golden Eagles (18-9) over the Lions (10-11).

Sajewicz finished 2-for-3 with a double, a homer and two runs scored to go with his six RBI, which Leiter helped himself by going 2-for-3 with two runs.

Cristian Soto was 2-for-4 with a run scored, Alex Heinrich was 1-for-2 with two RBI and Dom Masino went 1-for-4 with two runs, breaking the single-season Central record for runs scored in a season with 32.

Neptune 6, Point Boro 4

Senior Tyler Persico (2-for-3, double, two RBI) opened the scoring with a two-run single in Neptune's four-run first and the Scarlet Fliers (10-10-1) held off the Panthers (8-15-1) to get back to .500.

Junior Nick Quagliato (2-for-4, RBI) and senior Dan Moran (2-for-4, double, two RBI) each added an RBI single in the first and Moran also smacked an RBI double to extend Neptune's lead to 6-3 in the top of the seventh.

Junior Jack Tinik also went 2-for-3 with a run scored and junior Joe Juliano was 2-for-3 with a double for Neptune.

Junior Brennan Moloughney worked four innings to earn the win and junior Kevin O'Neil allowed one unearned run on one hit and three walks in three innings of relief for the save while also striking out five.

Sophomore Bryson Kirby went 2-for-4 with two RBI, junior Connor Cilento was 1-for-1 with two walks, two runs, an RBI and two stolen bases, and senior Trey Harpootlian went 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI for Point Boro. Sophomore John Ward also went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the loss.

Shore 8, Colts Neck 3

Senior Rylan Fegan pitched three scoreless innings with five strikeouts and two hits allowed and sophomore Parker Fegan went 3-for-4 with and double and two RBI to lead the Blue Devils (10-11) to a win over the Cougars (13-7-1).

Sophomore Joe Santi went 2-for-3 with two runs, junior Christian Simonsen was 1-for-1 with a double and two RBI and senior Rich Barton and sophomore Cole Stefanelli each went 1-for-4 with two RBI for Shore.

Senior Brad Salamone went 3-for-4 with a double and an RBI for Colts Neck, while sophomore Tom Diffley hit a two-run triple in the loss. Senior Christian Rice allowed one unearned run over three innings of middle relief and also went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored for the Cougars.

Middletown North 17, Red Bank 3 (5 Innings)

Junior Ryan Frontera went a perfect 4-for-4 with two doubles and four runs and senior Colin Dowlen went 3-for-4 with a home run and three RBI to pace the Lions (13-10) offense in a one-sided win over the Bucs (9-16).

Zach Hampton was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI, Colby McMahon went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Matt Adamson went 3-for-3 to add to the Middletown North attack.

Mike Weinbel struck out seven in four innings to earn the win and also went 1-for-3 with a double and two runs at the plate.

 

Monmouth 10, Donovan Catholic 0 (6 Innings)

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Monmouth (13-9)122122x10153

Pitching

Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Kade Kuplinski (L) 26310144
Anthony Adesso  13221132
Nick Dowling12111019
Ryan Butchko 1 3211024
John Grano11224230
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Christian Zito (W)6 4000980

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Gavin Degnan1-3
Joe Maier1-3
Rocco Scarpitti1-3
Tyler Levine1-2
MonmouthGame Stats
Christian Zito2-3, 2B, 2 BB, 3 RBI
Joey Esposito3-4, BB, R, 3 RBI
Chris Theobald2-3, BB, R,
Collin Denton1-3, BB, 2 R
Evan Booth2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI
Andrew McKinley2-3, R, RBI
Zach Lopes1-4, BB, 2 R

 

Manchester 4, Toms River North 3

Manchester hit three straight singles to start the bottom of the ninth and scored the winning run on an error, giving the Hawks (8-12-1) a walk-off win over the Mariners (8-15).

Mike Maccanico, Sean McAllister and Colin Fazio hit consecutive singles to start the inning and Toms River North could not handle Joe Sclama's ground ball, allowing Maccanico to score the winning run.

Maccanico and McAllister each went 2-for-5 and Brandon Sogness was 2-for-3 with two walks and a run scored.

Joe Inkrote earned the win with four scoreless innings in relief of Mike Damato, who struck out nine and allowed one hit, five walks and three earned runs.

Ryan Baker went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in the top of the first inning and A.J. Chesney doubled to highlight the offensive game for Toms River North. Kieran Mulholland took the loss despite allowing one unearned run on six hits and two walks while striking out nine.

Lacey 4, Brick Memorial 0

Juniors Noah Quinn and Zack Barrett combined on a three-hit shutout and the Lions (11-11) salvaged a Wednesday split by beating the Mustangs (12-14) after falling to Central earlier in the day.

Quinn struck out 11 and walked five over six one-hit innings before Barrett came on to close out the win with a scoreless seventh that included two hits and two strikeouts.

Junior Zack Mohr went 2-for-4 with RBI singles in both the first and fifth innings while sophomore Rylan Messina doubled home a run to make it 3-0 Lacey in the top of the fourth. Senior Mike Todaro also went 1-for-2 with two walks and two runs scored for Lacey.

Howell 2, Brick 1

Six Howell pitchers combined on a four-hitter, with Aiden Bauer pitching the final two, scoreless, hitless innings to close out a Rebels (18-6) win over the Green Dragons (5-16).

Jason Place struck out the side around two walks in the top of the first inning and Ryan Bilello, Stephen Jardim and Luke Bearse each pitched a scoreless inning. Dillon McKenna gave up the lone Brick run, which came on an RBI single by junior A.J. Grygiel in the top of the fourth.

Howell scored its runs early, with senior Thomas Strauch singling in a run in the first and senior Devon Smith driving in the deciding run with a double in the bottom of the second. Strauch finished 2-for-3 with a double and sophomore Joe Zito was also 1-for-1 with a double and a walk.

Matt Kunzman worked the first five innings in taking the loss, holding one of the Shore's highest-scoring lineups to two runs -- one earned -- on five hits and four walks while striking out five.

Ocean 5, Toms River East 1

Freshmen Ben Robinson and Connor Tongring each had two hits senior Matt King picked up the win on the mound as the Spartans (11-11) downed the Raiders (10-12) on the road.

Robinson went 2-for-4 with two runs and an RBI, Tongring was 2-for-2 and junior Shane Garrett doubled and drove in a run for Ocean.

Anthony Encarnacion and Bobby Sabatino each went 1-for-2 for Toms River East, with Encarnacion hitting a triple and Sabatino driving in the lone Raiders run.

Pinelands 7, Southern 5

Nate Sofield went 1-for-4 with a double and two RBI and the Wildcats (9-12) benefited from seven Southern errors in a Doc Cramer Classic win over the Rams (13-9).

Carson Wolek homered and drove in four runs to lead Southern.

 

Non-Conference

Manalapan 10, North Brunswick 0 (6 Innings)

Senior Max Graime went 3-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI and senior Aidan Tumbleson pitched five shutout innings with just two hits allowed for the win as the Braves (12-12) blanked the Raiders (19-9).

Lenny Mascucci went 2-for-2 with a double, two runs and an RBI, while both Cristian Bernardini and Chris Silva each went 1-for-3, with Bernardini driving in two runs and Silva doubling and driving in one for Manalapan.

CBA 9, Allentown 3

Junior Hunter Del Guercio went 3-for-4 with two runs and two RBI and junior Zaine Toneske was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead the Colts (14-9) to a win over the Redbirds (14-9-1).

Junior Harrison Campi and winning pitcher Jack Frankovic each went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI, with Campi scoring three runs and Frankovic crossing home twice. Frankovic allowed two earned runs in 6 2/3 innings to pick up the win.

Raritan at Hightstown, 4 p.m.