Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket


(12) St. Rose 8, (4) Monmouth 4

Riley Maypother led off the game with a solo home run for the second time in as many games and the Purple Roses rode their red-hot top-of-the-order to a win over the Falcons. Maypother's opposite-field blast crashed off the scoreboard in right-center field.

Maypother, Will Gannon and Brody Maypother combined for go 10-for-12 with three doubles, a home run and six RBI out of the first three spots in the batting order to carry St. Rose's offense.

St. Rose will play at No. 9 Raritan in the MCT semifinals on Saturday, the Roses' first trip to the MCT semifinal round since winning the tournament in 2008.

St. Rose (12-3)10310308122
Monmouth (9-6)0003010491


Nick Schmidt (W)5.184413104
Evan Peeke1.21001221
Dante Ciaramella (L, 2-3)59530692
Seth Gonzalez0.12331119
Nick Bogan0.21000014
Alex Alonso10000014

Top Hitters

St. RoseGame Stats
Riley Maypother4-4, HR, RBI, 4 R, SB
Will Gannon3-4, 3 RBI, 2B, 2 R
Brody Maypother3-4, 2 RBI, 2 2B, R
MonmouthGame Stats
Justin Scotto2-3, RBI, 2B, HBP, SB
Dante Ciaramella2-3, RBI, 2B
Anthony Guarino2-4, 2B



Class A North

Freehold Boro 12, Neptune 2 (6 Innings)

Freehold Boro (7-7, 5-5)105303X1251
Neptune (1-13, 1-10) 000020X251


Dom Nonnemacher (W)65202676
Ron Cole (L)22554273
Greg Millaway12100117
Brian Young31626482

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroStats
Henry Nonnemacher1-2, 2 RBI, BB
Cam Elslager2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2B, BB
Matt Granato1-3, 3 R
John Gannon2-3, RBI
Devon Furges1-2, 2B, BB


No. 1 CBA 3, Marlboro 1

Andrea Dalatri broke up Matt LaPoff's no-hit bid with a double in the second inning and scored on an RBI single by Jack Harnisch to help ignite some more late-game magic for the Colts (15-1, 10-1) in a win over the Mustangs (6-7, 4-6) - their 12th straight. With the win, CBA also clinches no worse than a share of the Class A North championship.

CBA took the lead with two runs in the bottom of the sixth, highlighted by an RBI single by Braedin Hunt.

Joe Escandon lasted 6 2/3 innings to improve to 5-0 on the season and allowed one earned run on five hits and no walks while striking out six and throwing 104 pitches. Hunt recorded the final out to earn the save.


Howell 8, Colts Neck 6 (9 Innings)

Ryan Bearse doubled home two runs to cap a three-run top-of-the-ninth and the Rebels edged the Cougars.

Howell (8-7, 6-5) 0 0 0 2 2 1003 88 3
Colts Neck(7-9, 5-6) 1002020016122


Bryan Bernard 5 6 5 4 3584
Ryan Bearse (W) 4 6 1 0 0 6 62
Brendan Reese44221568
Walter Jordan23211236
Hunter Boag (L, 2-3)31304572

Top Hitters

Nick Ruszczyk2-4, 2 R, RBI
Mike Wynne2-5, RBI
Eddie Morales2B
Ryan Bearse2B, 2 RBI
Colts NeckStats
Anthony Galason3-3, 2 R, RBI
Reece Horneck2-5, 2 R
Rob Mannino2-4, 2 R
Nick Straub1-3, 2 RBI


No. 8 Manalapan 2, Freehold Twp. 0

Ben Levine threw a four-hit shutout on 84 pitches with no walks and six strikeouts and the Braves (12-5, 7-4) mustered just enough offense to make him a winner over the Patriots (6-7, 5-5).

Manalapan scored both of its runs in the fourth inning on a two-run suicide squeeze bunt by Jake Pellecchia that scored Anthony Naylor from third and Billy Watters from second. Giovanni Ciaccio was also 2-for-2 with a double for Manalapan.

Ryan Ford took the hard-luck loss on the mound for Freehold Township, surrendering two runs on six hits while striking out 10 and throwing 99 pitches. Chris Goodman was 2-for-3 at the plate in the loss.



Class A Central

St. John Vianney 9, Matawan 2

Matawan (7-5, 6-4)0010001265
SJV (7-4, 6-2)040230x960


Chris Gendi (L, 3-2)5.259364107
Tim Egan11001122
Christian Rodriguez0.1000107
Brendan Martin (W, 4-0)5.24112786
Ryan Chin1.12110327

Top Hitters

Jay Kalieta2-4, 2B, 2 RBI, SB
Derek Jordan2-2, R
Ben Palumbo1-3, R
St. John VianneyStats
Luciano Fabrizzi2-3, 2B, 3 RBI, SB
Logan Marter1-3, 2 R, RBI, SB
Spencer Margulis1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Anthony Altomonte1-3, R


Rumson-Fair Haven 10, Red Bank 1

Gordon Forsyth drove in three runs during a 2-for-2 day at the plate and Alex Burnett struck out nine over six innings of four-hit ball to lead the Bulldogs (6-5, 6-4) past the Bucs (5-7, 4-6).

Burnett allowed one earned run and walked four while throwing 103 pitches. Forsyth, meanwhile, also scored two runs.

Andrew Schmid was 2-for-4 and Robby Smith, Mike Martino, Thomas Elgrim and Thomas Forlenza each went 1-for-3. Elgrim and Forlenza each drove in two runs, Martino scored two and knocked one in and Smith drove in one.

Zach Yates doubled and drove in the lone run for Red Bank. Max Stamer suffered the loss by giving up eight runs in four innings, with only two of the runs being earned.


No. 10 Raritan 11, Shore 1 (6 Innings)

Raritan (11-3, 7-2) 004052X1160
Shore (4-9, 2-7)000010X132


Dan VanMeerbeke (W, 3-0)5.23113885
Jon Pizzaia0.1000003
James LaBruno (L)4.159866106
Gabe Zwerin1.21213239

Top Hitters

Ryan Kasmer2-4, RBI, 2 R
Tyler Bruno1-3, 2 RBI, 2 R
Jake Tennant1-2, 2 RBI, 2 R
Matt Ippolito1-3, R
Mike Deusch1-2, 1 RBI



Class A South

No. 7 Jackson Memorial 10, Brick 1

Brick (4-9, 1-9) 1000000144
Jackson Mem (11-4, 7-3) 040312X1084


Jimmy Leblo (L, 0-1) 3.23744278
Joe Espana 0.221 01227
Tom Powell 0.20000011
Mike McGuigan 132211 23
Nick Beetel (W, 3-0) 5 41109 85
Ryder Tallent 2 20023 31

Top Hitters

Joe Guerra 1-3, RBI
Vin Galdieri1-3, R
Jackson MemStats
Mike Koslowski2-3, 2 R, RBI
Ty Beck2-2, R, RBI
Alex Iadisernia2-4, R, 2 RBI


Southern 7, Toms River East 5

A.J. Mandell went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Aiden Hosszu knocked in three runs to lead the Rams (5-7, 4-6) to a win over the Raiders (6-5, 6-4).

Cole Markley also went 1-for-3 with three runs scored and Joe Colonna was 1-for-1 with an RBI in the win.

Austin Pharo went the distance for the win, scattering eight hits while striking out four and walking none on 98 pitches.

Danny Clemente was 2-for-4 with three RBI for Toms River East, while Ahmir Cournier went 2-for-4 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI. Jay Longo was also 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the loss.

Matt Santos took the loss on the mound, allowing three earned runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings and 92 pitches. He walked three and struck out four.



Class B North

Middletown North 2, Ocean 0

Tyler Ras and Sean Gardiner combined on a three-hit shutout and the Lions (4-11, 3-8) edged the Spartans (6-9, 4-7). Ras threw 61 pitches over the first three innings, during which he allowed one hit and three walks while striking out three. Gardiner pitched the final four innings and gave up two hits and two walks while striking out three on 60 pitches.

Jake Dillon went 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI to lead the offense. Nick Donato was 1-for-3 with an RBI and Brendan Doherty was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Kevin Schoenberger allowed two earned runs on seven hits and a walk while pitching the full six innings on 67 pitches for Ocean.


Middletown South 11, Long Branch 6

Midd South (9-6, 6-5)35021001172
Long Branch (6-10, 3-8)1000410683


Nick Sabatino (W, 2-1)46212282
Ryan Truscio0.21334236
Mike Rasuo2.11103454
Evan Yerman (W, 2-4)1.14774244
Jahaire Smith-Moore2.03333350
Ivan Navarro2.20103345
Nick Luhn10001114

Top Hitters

Midd SouthGame Stats
Joe Sprake2-4, 2 3B, 2 RBI
Rob Zega3-4, 3 RBI
Trevor Brey1-4, 3 R, RBI
Long BranchGame Stats
Matt Mincieli1-2, 3 R
James Horniacek2-4, 2B
Joseph Mazza2-3, 2 RBI


No. 2 Wall 4, No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 0

Trey Dombroski pitched his fourth two-hit shutout of the season and the Crimson Knights (13-2, 11-0) beat the Caseys (10-5, 7-4) to clinch the outright Class B North championship.

Dombroski struck out eight, did not walk a batter and took a no-hitter into the fifth inning before surrendering a hit to RBC catcher Chris Sparber. Dombroski needed only 80 pitches to navigate through seven innings.

In five starts this season, Dombroski has throw four two-hitters and his other start was a one-hit shutout against Middletown South last Tuesday, April 24. The only earned run the junior left-hander has allowed this season was a home run by Jackson Liberty junior David Melfi during a relief appearance.

Andy Lenneper led the Wall offense by going 2-for-3 with two RBI. Teddy Sharky was also 1-for-3 with a run scored.

John Nimeth allowed four runs on four hits and six walks with four strikeouts over five innings and 97 pitches in taking the loss.



Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 4, Keansburg 0

Keansburg (7-5, 6-4)0000000032
Mater Dei (8-4, 7-2)003010X441


Paul Eckleberry (L, 2-4)5.244472110
Gabe Torres0.1000004
Greg Bender (W, 2-1)73001593

Top Hitters

Justin Alessi1-3, SB
Joe Osterbye1-2
Rian Rivera1-2
Mater DeiStats
Thomas Olausen1-3, 2 RBI
Sean Turner1-3, 2B, RBI
Greg Bender1-2, R, BB
Joe Profaci1-2, 2 R, SB, BB


Point Beach 13, Keyport 2 (5 Innings)

Point Beach (10-3, 8-2)43411XX1392
Keyport (1-8, 1-8)00110XX225


Kenny MacPherson (W, 2-0)301023051
Matt VanBrunt121102020
Jeff Wall100011017
Colin Fernandez (L, 0-4)257422056
Michael Vargas235232055
Sean Lachky111001024


Point BeachGame Stats
David Teranova1-1, R, RBI, 2B, BB
Kenny MacPherson1-3, 2RBI, 2B
Vincent Storino1-4, R, RBI, 2B
KeyportGame Stats
Justin Young1-2, RBI, 2B
Zach Whitehead1-2, R, 2B



Class B South

Point Boro 13, Manchester 7

Nick Guzzi struck out nine and allowed one earned run over six innings and went 3-for-5 with three RBI to lead the Panthers (9-3, 7-3) past the Hawks (7-4, 7-3) for their seventh straight win. Guzzi surrendered six hits and three walks while tossing 110 pitches.

Trent Livolsi was a perfect 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI to lead the Point Boro offense. Cole Weingarten doubled and drove in three while Christian Aurin doubled and scored three runs. Sam Young also went 1-for-1 with two RBI for Point Boro.

Jack Felipe was 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI to lead Manchester, while Evan Scala and Ryan Costello each went 1-for-3 with a double and an RBI in the loss.


Pinelands 2, Lacey 1

Pinelands (6-6, 6-4) 0020000240
Lacey (6-9, 4-6)1000000110


Noah Dean (W)711101290
Nick Zarycki (L)74223395

Top Hitters

Joey Ventresca 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Rapallo1-2, 2B, 2 BB
Jorden Jurkiewicz1-3, R




Brick Memorial 6, Barnegat 1

Brick Mem (7-7)0004002662
Barnegat (5-9)1000000125


 Trevor Sherman (W, 2-2) 6 2 1 1 1 2 80
 Torrey Savoia1 0 0 0 0 0 9
 Dexter Dambroski (L, 1-3) 7 6 6 5 2 2 88

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialStats
 T.J. Rosace 2-4, R, 3 SB, RBI
 Mike Murphy 1-3, 2B, R, RBI
 Matt Scott 2-3, R


No. 3 Jackson Liberty 8, No. 9 Central 5

Connor Keenan went 2-for-3 with a home run, a double and four RBI out of the leadoff spot to and the Lions (11-1) overcame Tom Ruscitti's second two-homer game in the last week to beat the Golden Eagles (7-4).

Keenan led off the game with a home run to tie the game at 1-1 and broke a 4-4 tie with a three-run double in the bottom of the third.

Ruscitti hit a solo home run to open the scoring in the first inning and his fifth home run of the season was a three-run shot that tied the game, 4-4, in the third. Ruscitti also added a double in the fifth and finished 3-for-4.

Brandon Kinsman was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI, Rich Dordas was 2-for-4 with and RBI and Billy Hart finished 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the win.

Nick DeCarlo allowed five runs - three earned - on five hits with two walks and six strikeouts over six innings and 100 pitches. Dordas tossed a scoreless seventh on 25 pitches for the save.

Ryan Galati threw 90 pitches over the first three innings in taking the loss.



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