Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Opening Round

(16) Point Boro 7, (17) Marlboro 1

The Panthers came through with five consecutive singles with runners in scoring position during a seven-run fourth inning and that was enough to beat the Mustangs and earn a round-of-16 trip to play top-seeded CBA.

Winning pitcher Sam Collins singled home two runs, followed by a single by Christian Aurin to re-load the bases. Starting pitcher Nick Guzzi and Paul Franceschini then hit back-to-back RBI singles and Sam Young capped the inning with a two-run single to left-center.

Andrew Laspina opened the scoring with an RBI single to score Young, who started the rally with a leadoff bunt single.

Marlboro (9-10)0000100150
Point Boro (14-7)000700X7100


Matt Lapoff (L)3.17663274
Joe Iacocello0211008
Josh Schliefman0.21001015
J. Gruber20002139
Nick Guzzi32001446
Sam Collins (W, 3-2)43110458

Top Hitters

Anthony Brienza2-3, RBI
M. Spinelli1-1, 2B
Point BoroStats
Sam Young2-4, R, 2 RBI
Sam Collins1-4, 2 RBI
Christian Aurin2-3, R
Paul Franceschini1-3, RBI
Andrew Laspina2-4, R, RBI
Nick Guzzi1-4, R, RBI


(15) Howell 13, (18) St. John Vianney 0 (5 Innings)

Nick Ruszczyk and Brandon Matt each belted first-inning home runs and the Rebels jumped all over the Lancers en route to an opening-round SCT win. Ruszczyk launched a three-run shot for his fifth home run of the season, followed by a two-run blast by Matt.

Howell will take on No. 2 Wall in the round of 16, a rematch of a non-divisional regular-season game from Monday in which Howell handed Wall ace Trey Dombroski his first loss of the season. Ruszczyk homered off of Dombroski in that game as well.

SJV (10-7)00000XX024
Howell (13-11)7024XXX13121


Brendan Martin (L)310952692
Matt McCormack0.12444033
Alex Tango0.20000114
Mike Wynne (W)52003878

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyStats
Luciano Fabrizzi1-1, BB
Nick Ruszczyk2-2, HR, R, 5 RBI
Brandon Matt1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Tommy Talbot3-4, 3 R, RBI
Dylan Beyer2-2, 2B, R
Kevin Lindon1-1, 2 RBI


(28) Ranney at (5) Jackson Memorial - PPD, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m.

(25) Manchester at (8) Toms River North - PPD, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m.

(21) Toms River South at (12) Freehold Boro - PPD, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m.

(19) Pinelands at (14) Toms River East - PPD, Tuesday, 3:45 p.m.

(23) Matawan at (10) Freehold Twp. - PPD, Saturday, 2 p.m.




Henry Hudson at Lakewood - Cancelled




Shore 13, Manville 0 (5 Innings)

Manville (3-16)00000XX011
Shore (7-11)12010XXX13100


G. Van Buren0.1712114040
J. Sanders1.21000324
J. Sharbaugh12111119
J. Bentz10000215
Mike Deusch (W)41001851
James LaBruno10000213

Top Hitters

B. Sauerhoefer1-1, BB
Christian Bauman3-3, 3 R, RBI
Tommy Dunleavy2-3, 2 R, 4 RBI, 2 2B
Mike Deusch3-3, R, 3 RBI



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