Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

(9) Raritan 12, (24) Mater Dei Prep 1 (5 Innings)

Mater Dei (4-4) 0 0 0 0 1 xx110
Raritan (6-3)  5 4 0x xx 1210 3


Dan Vanmeerbeke (W, 2-0) 3 1 002 4 53
Jon Pizzaia 211011 28
Brandon Sansone (L, 2-1)27872264
Justin Tumulty23446152

Top Hitters

Dan Fiore1-1, 2 R, RBI, SB
Tyler Bruno2-2, 3 R, HR, 3 RBI
Jason Lind2-3, 2 R, 2B
Mater DeiStats
Mike Dunne1-2
Greg Bender 0-1, RBI



Class A North

No. 1 CBA 7, Freehold Boro 1

Nick Hohenstein, John Dudek and Jack Harnisch each homered and Blaise Venancio struck out 11 over five three-hit innings to earn the win as the Colts (8-1, 6-1) coasted past the Colonials (4-4, 3-4).

Hohenstein belted a solo shot in the first inning for his third home run in the last three games. With CBA leading 3-1, Dudek cracked a solo blast in the fourth to make it 4-1 and later that same inning, Harnisch connected on a three-run homer to right field to cap the scoring.

Phil Marcantonio slammed an RBI double in the top of the fourth to plate Freehold Boro's lone run.


Howell 25, Neptune 21

The Rebels outlasted the Scarlet Fliers in a game that saw the two A North teams combine for 46 runs, 38 hits, 14 extra-base hits and nine home runs, with each team posting a 12-run inning.

Howell's seven runs in the bottom of the fifth inning marked the last of the scoring - a rally that included a two-run home run by Dylan Beyer and a go-ahead three-run home run by Brandon Matt that made the score 24-21.

Matt also managed to throw 2 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win in his first ever varsity appearance on the mound.

Beyer (2-for-5) and Matt (3-for-4) each drove in four runs, while Eddie Morales went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double and four RBI for the Rebels. Nick Ruszczyk and Ryan Bearse each went 4-for-6 with a home run and three RBI to round out the home-run-hitters for Howell.

Joe Colucci also went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Kyle Brex was 2-for-4 with a double, two RBI and four runs scored.

One of Howell's six home runs came during its 12-run bottom of the third inning, which was a two-run homer by Ruszczyk.

On the other end, Neptune scored 12 runs in the top of the fifth to go up 21-18 and all 12 runs crossed the plate with two out in the inning. Ron Cole capped the inning with a tie-breaking three-run blast, part of a 3-for-4 game with five runs for the University of Kentucky commit.

Devon Furges also homered a drove in five runs, Jett Tinik was 2-for-4 with his first varsity home run and three RBI, Kyle Bailey was 2-for-5 with two doubles and three RBI, Rocco Richard went 2-for-3 with two RBI, and Matt Bonderant finished 3-for-6 with three runs scored.


No. 5 Manalapan 3, Colts Neck 1

Colts Neck (3-6, 2-5)0000100122
Manalapan (10-2, 5-2)0020010361


Anthony Galason (L, 1-1)552223 83
Hunter Boag111002 23
E.J. Melendez (W, 3-1)721048 98

Top Hitters

Colts NeckStats
Rob Mannino1-4, RBI
Nick Straub1-3, R
Nick DiMiceli1-2, BB, 2B, R
Dan DeBlasio2-2, BB, SB
Anthony Naylor1-3, 2 RBI
Jake Pellecchia1-3, RBI


Class A Central

Matawan 8, Red Bank 1

Red Bank (4-4, 3-4) 10000001 5 4
Matawan (5-3, 4-3) 40 3100x88 1


Jake Povey (L, 1-1) 4 6 8 4 3 2 84
Nick Quaranata 2 200 20 26
Danny Hirujo (W, 2-1) 6 4 1 0 2 3 84
Timmy Egan 1 1000 3 15

Top Hitters

Red BankStats
C.J. Paulino 2-2, BB
Griffin Falco2-3, 3 RBI
Jay Kalieta2-4, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Richie Olsen1-3, 2 RBI, BB



Class A South

No. 7 Jackson Memorial 7, No. 6 Toms River East 3

Jackson Mem (8-2, 6-1)20012207101
TR East (5-2, 5-2)0030000354


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt D’Amore (W, 3-1)4.15332590
Mike Dimino20000521
Joe Princiotta0.2000005
Matt Santos (L, 2-1)56731592
Justin Donnamaria13000112
Jordan Daly11001015

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialStats
Alex Iadisernia3-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI, SB
Troy Bathmann2-4, R, 2 RBI
Mike Dimino1-2, RBI
Ryan Lasko1-5, 2B, 2 R
TR EastStats
Brad Brush2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI


At FirstEnergy Park

Brick 7, Brick Memorial 1

Brick Mem (4-6, 0-5)0100000130
Brick (3-6, 1-6)000151X7120


Nick Stephan (L, 1-2)47551379
Graham Harrigan25220045
Mike Brunner (W, 1-1)73115293

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialStats
T.J. Rosace1-3
Mike Murphy1-3
Mark Defelice1-1, SB
Mike Brunner2-4, 2 2B, R, 2 RBI
Vincent Galdieri4-4, 2 R, 3 SB
Joe Guerra1-4, R, 2 RBI, SB
John Coppola2-4, 3B, R, 2 SB
Tyler Skurat1-2, RBI, SB
Mike McGuigan1-3, R
Cole Groschel1-3, R



Class B North

Ocean 10, Manasquan 0 (5 Innings)

Manasquan (5-5, 3-5)00000XX021
Ocean (3-6, 2-5)11053XX10132


Hayden Kunz (L, 0-1)37662055
Ryan O’Keefe16443243
Max Winters (W, 3-1)52004578

Top Hitters

Tommy Antonucci1-2
 Jack D’Auria2-4, 2B, RBI
Evan Arbeeny3-4, 2 RBI
Mark Butler2-3, RBI
Scuba Hagerman2-3, 3 RBI


No. 2 Wall 8, Monmouth 7

Teddy Sharkey hit the first of his two home runs to tie the game in the the top of the fifth and winning pitcher Grant Shulman followed with a tie-breaking two-run blast to right field in the same inning to ignite a comeback win for the Crimson Knights over the Falcons.

Shulman ripped a two-run triple to open the scoring in the top of the first inning and after his three-run shot tied the game at 5-5 in the fifth, Sharkey extended Wall's lead to 8-5 with a solo bomb to center field.

Monmouth plated two runs in the bottom of the seventh to chase Shulman and had the bases loaded with a chance to win the game on a hit, but Jason Horowitz induced a game-ending fly out to Sharkey in center.

Ricky Voss and Liam Kile led Monmouth's two major rallies. Voss doubled in a run and Kile followed with a two-run triple in Monmouth's four-run first inning. Both also added an RBI single apiece in the seventh inning.

Wall (9-1, 8-0)2000501880
Monmouth (6-4, 4-3)41000027121


Grant Shulman (W, 3-0)6.2127717110
Jason Horowitz (S, 1)0.1000007
Dante Ciaramella4.15553390
Seth Gonzalez (L, 1-1)0122107
Alex Alonso0.21000010
Ricky Voss21110123

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Teddy Sharkey2-3, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 3 R, SB
Grant Shulman2-4, HR, 3B, 4 RBI, 2 R
Dylan Richey1-3, BB, R
MonmouthGame Stats
Ricky Voss2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, R
Liam Kile2-4, 3B, 3 RBI, R
Justin Scotto2-4, R
Charlie Kelly2-4, RBI


Middletown North 18, No. 10 Middletown South 15

Tyler Ras went 2-for-4 and highlighted Middletown North's 11-run fourth inning with a three-run triple as the Lions (2-8, 1-7) woke up their bats to win a slugfest vs. the crosstown rival Eagles (6-3, 4-3).

Brian Quinn was also 2-for-3 with three RBI, including an RBI single in the big fourth inning.

Middletown North scored nine of the 11 runs with two out and the nine runs were all unearned. The Lions worked 11 walks against Middletown South pitching and eight of the 11 walks came around to score.

Michael Adamson was 1-for-2 with a double, three runs and two RBI,  starting pitcher Brendan Doherty went 2-for-5 with two runs and Kernan Alba and Michael Roditis each went 1-for-5 with two RBI for Middletown North, with Alba adding a double.

Sean Gardiner (64 pitches) worked the final four innings and allowed two earned runs to pick up the win.

Aurelio Licata was a perfect 4-for-4 with three doubles, five runs scored and two RBI to lead Middeltown South. Rob Zega was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBI and Joe Sprake went 3-for-4 with a double and three RBI for the Eagles.



Class B Central

Ranney 17, Asbury Park 5 (5 Innings)

Ranney (5-3, 4-2)04139XX1791
Asbury Park (0-6, 0-6)10202XX551


Ben Kraushaar2.12326270
Deven Bhatnagar (W, 1-0)2.23220443
Bismarck Mendez-Garcia (L)31535167
Deris Martinez-Urbina10333028
Devin Nash-McGee18991136

Top Hitters

Cole Redman2-2, 2B, 3 R, RBI
Deven Bhatnagar1-2, 3B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Kiran Shah2-3, 3 R, 2 RBI, 3 SB
Ryan Kraushaar1-2, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Ethan Gavin1-2, 2 R, 2 RBI
Charles Chropuvka1-2, 2 R
Asbury ParkStats
Bismarck Mendez-Garcia2-3, R, RBI
Jansi Mendez-Garcia1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Deris Martiniez-Urbina1-1, 2B, R
Devin Nash-McGee1-2, 2 R, 2 SB



Class B South

Point Boro 11, Lakewood 1 (6 Innings)

Lakewood (2-6, 2-5)000001X120
Pt Boro (5-3, 4-3)036002X11110


Mendez (L)37981286
Sam Young (W)30003346
Ryan Sansone32212758

Top Hitters

Vega1-3, 2B, R
Mendez1-2, RBI
Point BoroStats
Paul Franceschini3-4, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Cole Weingarten2-2, 2B, R, 4 RBI
Andrew Laspina1-2, 2 RBI
Nick Guzzi1-3, R, RBI
Sam Collins1-4, RBI
Trent Livolsi1-1, RBI




Central 3 Lacey 1

Nick Altieri's RBI double in the second proved the key hit in a Golden Eagles (6-2) win over the Lions (4-6), whose starter, Sam Sramaty, fell victim to three unearned runs in taking the loss.


A.J. Smith (W, 3-0)73111795
Sam Sramaty (L)73301293

Top Hitters

Nick Alteri1-3, 2B
Vance Pelino HBP, 2 R
Jorden Jurkiewicz1-4, 2B, R
Miles Feaster1-3 RBI




Keansburg 7, Dunellen 2

Dunellen (6-2)0000020216
Keansburg (5-3)000601X772


Alex Dornbierer (L)3.15600468
Alex Ramos2.22103245
Rian Rivera (W, 3-0)712067112

Top Hitters

Conor McCrimmon1-3
Connor Graf2-3, R
Thomas McKeon1-2, RBI
Justin Alessi1-4, 2 RBI



Autism Awareness Challenge

At North Brunswick Community Park

Henry Hudson 22, East Brunswick Tech 12 (5 Innings)

The Admirals (1-8) scored 15 runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to turn a 12-7 deficit into a 10-run victory over East Brunswick Tech - Henry Hudson's first win of the season.



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