Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket


At FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood

(6) Red Bank Catholic 5, (12) St. Rose 1

Blaise Panzini struck out nine of the first 14 batters he faced and John Nimeth closed out the Casey's second straight Monmouth County Tournament title and third in six years.

David Glancy led off the game with a double to the gap and scored on a ground out by shortstop Vincent Bianchi. Glancy later doubled home RBC's second run of the game in the third inning and scored on an RBI single by second baseman Alex Gonzales.

Nick Merlo followed with an RBI single to cap RBC's three-run third and the senior left fielder later slammed an RBI double to the left-field wall that capped the Caseys' scoring.

St. Rose (15-4)0001000151
RBC (14-5)103010X564


Sam Sestito (L)34441265
Will Gannon32111334
Blaise Panzini (W, 3-1)54112990
John Nimeth21001336

Top Hitters

St. RoseStats
Evan Peeke1-2, 2B, R
Riley Maypother1-3, SB
John Crowley1-3, 2B
Red Bank CatholicStats
David Glancy2-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
Nick Merlo2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Alex Gonzales1-3, R, RBI



Class A South

Jackson Memorial 5, Brick Memorial 1

Matt Potok struck out seven during a complete-game effort and the Jaguars (16-4, 10-3) moved within one win of clinching no worse than a share of the Class A South championship by beating the Mustangs (7-12, 2-10). Potok scattered six hits, did not walk a batter and threw 83 pitches.

Jake Wendell was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Mike Dimino was 1-for-3 with an RBI for Jackson Memorial. Ryan Lasko, Alex Iadisernia and Andrew Sefick each went 1-for-4 with an RBI in the win.

Joe Caselli was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Mike Sullivan went 2-for-2 for Brick Memorial. Tristan Savoia allowed two earned runs and threw 89 pitches in 6 1/3 innings while taking the loss.


Southern 6, Brick 5

Marcos Matias hit a game-winning solo home run on the first pitch of the bottom of the seventh inning and the Rams (6-10, 5-8) walked off with a win over the Green Dragons (5-12, 2-11) in dramatic fashion.

Matias finished 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and three RBI Cole Markley (2-for-3) and Austin Pharo (2-for-4) each added two hits and two runs scored for Southern.

Mike Brunner was 2-or-4 with an RBI for Brick while both Chris Salsano and Anthony Prato each went 1-for-3, with Salsano doubling and scoring twice and Prato hitting a triple and scoring a run.


Toms River South 8, Central 3

T.J. Scuderi hit a two-run double during a four-run third inning and finished 3-for-4 to help lead the Indians (9-8, 7-6) to a win over the Golden Eagles (11-6, 8-4).

Colin Mackle was 2-for-4 with two triples and two runs scored and winning pitcher Justin Lowden pitched four scoreless, three-hit innings of relief while also adding a double and an RBI at the plate.

Tyler Aires and Mike Masino each went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Central.


Toms River North 3, Toms River East 2

Jon Giordano took a shutout into the seventh inning and Craig Larsen shut the door on a Toms River East comeback as the Mariners (13-5, 10-3) edged the Raiders (9-7, 7-6) to keep pace with Jackson Memorial in the race for the A South title.

Giordano was charged with both runs, one of which was earned, while allowing only three hits and a walk to go with seven strikeouts.

Losing pitcher Brad Brush doubled home a run in the seventh, then scored on an error to draw Toms River East within a run. Larsen then took over with the tying run on first base and notched a strikeout and a ground out to end the game.



Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 12, Henry Hudson 8

Mater Dei (11-5, 10-3)211012512123
Hudson (3-13, 2-11)1001240894


Matt Payne22313253
Josh Winters37443066
Liam Hagan23552246
Sean Turner57433784
Brandon Sansone (W, 4-2)22433460
Henry HudsonStats
Tim Farrell2-4, 2 R, 2 2B, SB
Mike Mohr3-4, 3B, SB, 4 RBI
Liam Hagan1-3, R, SB, HBP
Grady Hendrickson1-3, R, BB, RBI
Mater DeiStats
Thomas Olausen3-5, RBI
Chase Hardy2-3, 2 R, 2B, 2 BB, 2 RBI
Patrick Mastro3-4, R, BB, 2 RBI
Mike Dunne2-4, 3 R, HBP, RBI


Point Beach 5, Keansburg 3

Josh Yates went 2-for-4 with two runs and Phil Antoniotti was 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI to help the Garnet Gulls (13-4, 11-2) rally to beat the Titans (8-8, 7-6).

Alec Glen also went 1-for-3 with two RBI for Point Beach, which trailed 3-1 before scoring twice in the fourth and one each in the fifth and sixth.

Kenny MacPherson pitched the first four innings to get the win and Antoniotti fired three scoreless frames to save it.

Liam Riecks was 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead Keansburg.


Ranney 8, Asbury Park 5

Cole Redman went 2-or-3 with two RBI and Charlie Chropuvka was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead the Panthers (8-8, 7-5) past the Blue Bishops (0-13, 0-13).



Class B South

Manchester 9, Lakewood 2

James Johns and Derek Schmidt each went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and the Hawks (9-6, 9-4) rolled to a win over the Piners (2-13, 1-12). Johns also drove in two runs and Schmidt doubled and drove in one.

James Cuber struck out 10 in a five-hit complete game for Manchester. Both runs he allowed were unearned and he walked just one.

Point Boro 7, Barnegat 5

Nick Guzzi was 3-for-4 with three runs scored and an RBI and Paul Franceschini was 2-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI to lead the Panthers (12-5, 9-4) offense in a win over the Bengals (6-12, 6-7).

Andrew Laspina was 1-for-3 with three RBI, while Sam Young and winning pitcher Christian Aurin each went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Point Boro.

Aurin allowed two earned runs on seven hits and a walk and struck out four over five innings and 87 pitches.

Losing pitcher Lukas Torres was 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead Barnegat. Tyler Suydam and Ethan Fox each went 2-for-4 in the loss.

Lacey 20, Donovan Catholic 1 (5 Innings)

Jorden Jurkiewicz went 3-for-5 with two homers and the Lions (10-10, 7-6) hit five longballs as a team during a rout of the Griffins (2-14, 1-12).

James Roselli was 3-for-5 with a double and a home run and both Chris Mirandi and Anthony Tobia went deep for Lacey.

Jackson Liberty 15, Pinelands 13

David Melfi hit for the cycle and added one extra home run for good measure and the Lions (17-2, 12-1) needed every bit of his monster performance to beat the Wildcats (8-9, 7-6). Shane Hickey also added a three-run home run and hit the game-tying RBI single in the top of the seventh inning.




Freehold Boro 10, Long Branch 0


Ocean 7, Holmdel 5

Holmdel (2-13)1001003 562
Ocean (10-10)300031 X7113


Jason Lyons (L)5 96 024 97
Rob Shangle1 211 0 119
Kevin Schoenberger (2-4)644229101
Scuba Hagerman 11100 2 22

Top Hitters

Ezra Caspi2-4, R
Alex DiBona2-4, R, RBI
Will Callano2-run 2B
Mark Butler2-3, 2 RBI
Ryan Toomey2-4, RBI
Cole Kelly2-3, RBI
Jack D’Auria2-3, RBI


Middletown North 3, Colts Neck 2

Midd North (6-12) 0020100373
Colts Neck (8-12) 0100 0 10 2 7 3


Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Price (W)77210491
Adrian Jimenez (L, 2-2) 5 6 3 3 2 392
Dan Cowles 2 1 0 0 1 0 15

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthStats
Brendan Doherty3-4, R
Tyler Ras1-3, 2 RBI
Jake Dillon1-2
Michael Roditis1-3, RBI
Nick Donato, Nick1-3, R
Colts NeckStats
Reece Horneck2-3, 2B, 3B, R
Anthony Lazzaro1-3, R
Anthony Galason1-3
Dan Cowles1-3
Brooks Condon1-2, 2B
Shawn Scully1-2


Freehold Twp. 9, Middletown South 0

Chris Goodman and Ryan Ford both homered and Bryan Reed threw six shutout innings to lead the Patriots (9-8) to a shutout win over the Eagles (9-9). Goodman was 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI and Ford was 2-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI. Reed allowed three hits and struck out eight.

Dylan Walling and Jack Sheridan each went 2-for-3 for Middletown South.




Matawan 10, Carteret 4

Chris Gendi threw six strong innings and also went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI to lead the Huskies (8-6) to a win over the Ramblers. Gendi surrendered two earned runs on three hits and two walks while striking out five.

Griffin Falco was 2-for-3 with an RBI and Derek Jordan went 3-for-4 with a run scored for Matawan.



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