Monmouth County Tournament

Opening Round

(10) Raritan 5, (23) Mater Dei Prep 4

Mater Dei (4-4)2000002491
Raritan (8-2)13000015101



Kevin Olausen (L, 1-1 )610542073
Jake Tennant (W, 2-0)79443194


Top Hitters

Mater DeiGame Stats
Sean Turner2-3, RBI, 2 R
Kyle Dowlen3-3, R, 2B, RBI
Patrick Mastro2-3
RaritanGame Stats
Dan Vanmeerbeke3-4, 2 R, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Alex Lamattina2-4, RBI
Tyler Bruno1-4, R, RBI
D.J. Dekis1-2, R, BB

Junior Alex Lamattina delivered a game-winning RBI single with two out in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Rockets (8-2) edged the Seraphs (4-4) to advance to the MCT round of 16. Raritan will face No. 7 Ocean on April 29.



Class A North

Neptune 4, Howell 3

Howell (3-7, 1-7)2000100331
Neptune (3-6, 3-4)0112000441



Michael Gomes3.12223380
Dylan Beyer (L, 0-1)2.22224452


Ron Cole (W, 1-2)733037110


Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Grant Hackett0-2, RBI, BB


NeptuneGame Stats
Aedan Martin2-3, R
Matt Bondurant1-1, R, RBI, 2 BB, SB



Class A Central

Holmdel 8, St. John Vianney 4

Sophomore Brandon Saghafi allowed one unearned run on five hits and two walks while striking out eight over five innings and the Hornets (4-5, 4-3) backed him up at the plate in a win over the Lancers (3-5, 2-5). Saghafi threw 97 pitches and left with an 8-1 lead.

Junior Sal Monticciolo led the offense by going 2-for-3 with a triple, two runs scored and three RBI.

Gerardo Rivera-Colon was 4-for-4 with an RBI for Vianney and Sebi Bellone went 2-for-2 in the loss.

Matawan 5, Red Bank 3

The Huskies (8-3, 6-1) plated four unearned runs in the fourth inning and beat the Bucs (4-5, 2-5) despite collecting just one hit against Red Bank starter Mason O'Mara. Senior Mike Trapani - the hero in Matawan's walk-off win over Freehold Township on Thursday - had the lone Matawan hit and also scored a run in the bottom of the second.

Danny Hirujo allowed two runs on two hits over 3 2/3 innings to earn the win, while John Carelli worked the first three and allowed one run on three hits and a walk while fanning one. Jackson Hercek came on to get the final out after issuing a walk and giving up a hit.

O'Mara went the distance with three strikeout, three walks and 92 pitches in his one-hitter. O'Mara was also 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored and Jonah Rosen was 1-for-1 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

Rumson-Fair Haven at Shore - PPD, May 15, 4 p.m.



Class B North

No. 5 Wall 3, No. 2 Monmouth 2

Wall (8-2, 6-2)0001020352
Monmouth (8-2, 6-2)0000002251



Ryan Napolitano (W, 3-0)7522110107
Joe Malfara (L, 1-1)75321478


Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
John Perrino1-2, 2 RBI
John Volpe1-2, BB, 2 R
Kevin Lenneper1-3, RBI
Grant Shulman1-3, R
Shane Richey1-3
MonmouthGame Stats
Ricky Voss2-3, 2 RBI
Paul Birzin1-3, 2B, R
Justin Scotto1-3, SB
Josh Jackson1-3


No. 6 Red Bank Catholic 13, Long Branch 2

RB Catholic (5-4, 4-4)012530213130
Long Branch (3-7, 0-7)1000100233



John Nimeth (W, 1-1)52223372
Shaun Golden1000009
Tommy Lang1000007
Justin Navarro (L, 0-1)3.18882269
Juwan Wilkins0.22110016
Ryan Lorme33442250


Top Hitters

RBCGame Stats
Mike Veit3 Runs
Aaron Ahn4-5, 2 2B, 5 RBI
David Glancy3-4, 2 Runs
Anthony DeRosa2-4


Long BranchGame Stats
T.J. Brewer1-1, 2B, RBI, Run
James Horniacek1-3, RBI


Manasquan 11, No. 9 Ocean 8

Ocean (4-6, 2-5)40121008100
Manasquan (7-3, 6-2)320051X11112



Stephen Hagerman1.04553250
Max Winters (L, 0-1)3.26553380
Jake D’Auria1.11100223
Declan Reichey3.27730777
Harmstead (W, 1-0)3.1211205


Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Jake D’Auria2-3, BB
Ryan Toomey2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Will Callano2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, BB
ManasquanGame Stats
Tommy Antonucci3-4, 3B, 2 RBI, BB
James Harmstead2-3, 3B, RBI, BB
Joey Ostberg2-3, 2 RBI
Dennis Maher2-4, RBI
Ethan Thompson1-2, 2B, RBI


Middletown North 12, No. 10 Middletown South 6

Mike Mercier and Tyler Ras both went 2-for-3 with extra-base hits and Jason Timmons belted a three-run home run to spark the Lions (5-4, 4-3) to a win over the Eagles (5-5, 3-5).

Mercier tripled home a run during Middletown North's eight-run second inning, which Timmons capped with his home run. Mercier finished with two RBI and two runs scored, while Ras doubled and scored twice.

Ras picked up the win on the mound, allowing two earned runs on five hits and two walks while striking out eight and throwing 96 pitches.

Sophomore Robby Zega was 2-for-4 with a double and four RBI for Middletown South and senior John Martin went 2-for-3 with two runs and two RBI.



Class B Central

Keansburg 7, Asbury Park 6




Brick Memorial 5, Point Beach 3

Antonio Laborte singled in a run and Point Beach committed three errors during a three-run Brick Memorial seventh inning that gave the Mustangs (3-7) a win over the Garnet Gulls (5-3). Laborte finished 2-for-4 with two RBI and Joey Howell was 2-for-3 with two runs scored for Brick Memorial.

Senior Ray Lutick pitched 6 2/3 innings with 104 pitches to earn the win. He struck out nine, walked two and allowed three earned runs on five hits. Lutick also went 2-for-4 at the plate.

Max Alia drove in both Point Beach runs with a game-tying two-run double in the bottom of the fourth. Junior Jude Lovegren allowed one earned runs on five hits over four innings and 70 pitches with three walks and three strikeouts. Freshman Phil Antoniotti took the loss, allowing three unearned runs on four hits over three innings with four strikeouts and no walks.

Lacey 6, Central 5



South River 9, Henry Hudson 3

Ranney at Academy Charter, 4 p.m.


Autism Benefit

At North Brunswick Community Park

Jackson Memorial 7, East Brunswick 5

East Brunswick (7-3)0000005540
Jackson (4-4)0700000740



Colin McCulligh (W, 1-0)6.23336290
Tim Halasnik0.11221016

Top Hitters

East BrunswickGame Stats
Ryan Flynn2-4, grand slam, 4 RBI
JacksonGame Stats
Tim Halasnik1-3, HR, RBI
Alex Iadisernia2-4, grand slam, 4 RBI