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Al Kunzman Ocean County Tournament

Championship

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

At Toms River North High School, 7 p.m.

No. 1 Jackson Memorial vs. No. 2 Central

Teams At a Glance

Jackson Memorial (21-9, 11-3 in Class A South)

Head Coach: Pat George, second season
Last OCT Championship: 2015
Road to the Final: Defeated No. 16 Brick, 14-9; No. 8 Southern, 8-0; No. 4 Toms River South, 7-3

Probable Starting Pitcher

Zach McCabe, Sr., LHP (4-0, 2.83 ERA, 34.2 IP, 34 H, 9 BB, 38 K)

Available Pitchers (With number of available pitches)

Trevin Rieger, Sr., RHP (110)

Sage Goeke, Sr., RHP (110)

Andy Osmond, Jr., LHP (110)

Charlie Meglio, Jr., RHP (110)

Dean Daddio, Sr., RHP (110)

Devin Foderaro, Sr., RHP (110)

Ineligible Pitchers

Zach Crotchfelt, Sr., LHP

Anthony Mehmet, Jr., LHP

Jackson Memorial junior Charlie Meglio. (Photo: Tom Smith | tspsportsimages.com)
Jackson Memorial junior Charlie Meglio. (Photo: Tom Smith | tspsportsimages.com)
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Projected Lineup (Based on Recent Lineups)

Tommy Kendrick, Sr., RF (.287, 5 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 32 R, 18 RBI, 8 SB)

Chris Cartnick, Sr., 2B (.300, 3 2B, 1 3B, 24 R, 10 RBI, 3 SB)

Charlie Meglio, Jr., SS (.409, 10 2B, 7 HR, 27 R, 32 RBI, 1 SB)

J.R. Osmond, Sr., 3B (.385, 6 2B, 3 HR, 21 R, 25 RBI, 2 SB)

Zach Crotchfelt, Sr., 1B (.355, 6 2B, 3 HR, 17 R, 25 RBI, 6 SB)

Aidan O’Donnell, Jr., C (.329, 3 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 6 R, 18 RBI, 1 SB)

Jackson Osmond, Fr., DH (.167, 11 R, 3 SB)

Mike Arent, Jr., CF (.263, 3 2B, 3 HR, 16 R, 14 RBI, 1 SB)

Matt Koblos, Jr., LF (.321, 4 2B, 1 HR, 17 R, 22 RBI, 3 SB)

 

Central (20-10, 8-6 in Class A South)

Head Coach: Jerry Frulio, 11th season
Last OCT Championship: 2021
Road to the Final: Defeated No. 15 Point Boro, 5-3; No. 10 Toms River East, 10-0; No. 3 Brick Memorial, 6-1

Probable Starting Pitcher

Tyler Bell, Jr., LHP (4-1, 2.22 ERA, 41 IP, 28 H, 23 BB, 49 K)

Available Pitchers (With number of available pitches)

Shane Sajewicz, Sr., LHP (76)

Anthony Musso, Sr., RHP (110)

Dan Ashton, Sr., RHP (110)

Anthony Fraser, Sr., RHP (110)

Noah Cullen, Sr., RHP (110)

Billy Sottilaire, Sr., RHP (110)

Ryan Burke, Sr., RHP (110)

Ineligible Pitchers

Cam Leiter, Sr., RHP

Central senior Cam Leiter. (Photo: Ray Rich Photography)
Central senior Cam Leiter. (Photo: Ray Rich Photography)
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Projected Lineup (Based on Recent Lineups)

Dom Masino, Jr., SS (.378, 8 2B, 5 HR, 36 R, 19 RBI, 20 SB)

Cam Leiter, Sr., DH (.494, 11 2B, 8 HR, 32 R, 34 RBI, 7 SB)

Cristian Soto, So., C (.299, 10 2B, 2 HR, 14 R, 18 RBI, 2 SB)

Shane Sajewicz, Sr., 1B (.326, 7 2B, 1 3B, 3 HR, 22 R, 25 RBI, 5 SB)

Brayden Lowden, So., 2B (.286, 3 2B, 18 R, 10 RBI, 3 SB)

Chase Pierce, Jr., CF (.247, 3 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 17 R, 14 RBI, 4 SB)

Anthony Musso, Sr., RF (.183, 4 2B, 1 HR, 12 R, 10 RBI)

Elijah Kiernan, Jr., LF (.323, 1 2B, 8 R, 8 RBI, 3 SB)

Alex Heinrich, Sr., 3B (.375, 3 2B, 2 R, 6 RBI)

Season Series

Jackson Memorial 4, Central 3: Zach Crotchfelt outdueled Cam Leiter, with Crotchfelt also hitting a solo home run off the Central ace. Crotchfelt struck out 13 but walked six in six innings, while Leiter allowed one earned run on three hits and three walks with eight strikeouts.

Central 5, Jackson Memorial 4 (8 Innings): Central rallied from a 4-0 deficit to tie the game in the top of the seventh and win it in the eighth, with senior Billy Sottilaire driving in both the tying and winning runs. Zach McCabe took the no-decision for Jackson Memorial, with Dan Ashton winning in relief of Golden Eagles starter Tyler Bell.

Jackson Memorial 8, Central 3 (SCT): In the Shore Conference Tournament quarterfinal round, Jackson Memorial jumped on Leiter for four runs in the second inning on a grand slam by Tommy Kendrick and handed him a loss for the second time in the 2022 season. Anthony Mehmet worked five innings to pick up the win for the Jaguars.