Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

Preliminary Round

(12) St. Rose 8, (21) Red Bank 3

Winning pitcher Riley Maypother was 2-for-4 with a two-run double during St. Rose's four-run fourth inning, which keyed a Purple Roses (10-3) win over the Bucs (5-6) in the MCT preliminary round.

Maypother also struck out 10 over five innings of work, during which he allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk while throwing 91 pitches.

Will Gannon threw 44 pitches during a six-out save and struck out four during his scoreless, one-hit outing. Gannon also went 2-for-4 with two RBI.

Max Stamer and Michael Eulner each went 2-for-4 for Red Bank and Eulner drove in a run and also took the loss on the mound.

(11) Freehold Boro 4, (22) Middletown North 1

Dane Della Valle tossed a five-hitter and the Colonials (6-6) earned a trip to Count Basie Park to play RBC later in the afternoon by beating the Lions (3-11) in the MCT preliminary round. Della Valle surrendered an earned run, walked two and struck out five while throwing 90 pitches over his seven innings of work.

Nick Aiello doubled home two runs in the third inning and Dan Molina drilled a solo home run in the bottom of the fourth to highlight the Freehold Boro offense.


First Round

(4) Monmouth 3, (20) Holmdel 0

Holmdel (2-10)0020100346
Monmouth (9-5)000000x021


Rob Shangle (L, 1-1)43222351
Alex DiBona21111024
Charlie Kelly (W, 2-2)72000280

Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
Jason Lyons1-3
Brandon Saghafi1-2
MonmouthGame Stats
Eli Rife1-3, RBI
Charlie Kelly2-3, 2B


(2) CBA 3, (15) Ocean 1

Tommy DiTullio and Matt Fitzsimmons each singled home a run to back winning pitcher Nick Hohenstein and the Colts edged the Spartans in a game that was played under protest.

Mason Wolf also plated a run with a sacrifice fly and junior Joe Escandon struck out the final two batters he faced with the tying runs aboard in the seventh.

According to Ocean coach Cip Apicelli, with the bases loaded and one out in the top of the third inning, his baserunner was doubled off at second base after a catch in the outfield, but the runner at third base successfully tagged up and scored before the ball reached second base. Apicelli argued that his runner at second also successfully tagged up, but protested that the run should count, as stated in the rule book below.

Update: According to a modification to this year's NJSIAA baseball rules, the NJSIAA does not recognize protests based on umpire misinterpretation and Ocean's protest is, therefore, denied and CBA will advance with a 3-1 win.

Ocean (5-8)00000101110
CBA (13-1)100011X390


Nick Callano (L)793322
Nick Hohenstein (W, 4-0)691127
Joe Escandon120002

Top Hitters

Cole Kelly2-4, RBI
Ryan Toomey2-3, R
Jack D’Auria2-4
Jack Harnisch2-3, R
Nick Hohenstein2-3
Tommy DiTullio1-3, RBI
Matt Fitzsimmons1-3, RBI
Eddie Dudek1-2, R
Braedin Hunt1-3, 2B
John Dudek1-3, 2B


(19) Long Branch 13, (3) Marlboro 3 (6 Innings)

Matt Mincieli pitched his way to a win on the mound and also doubled twice for two of Long Branch's eight extra-base hits as the Green Wave (6-8) throttled the Mustangs (6-6) to advance to Sunday's MCT quarterfinal round, in which Long Branch will travel to play No. 6 Red Bank Catholic at 6:30 p.m.

Ivan Navarro clocked his first career home run and added a double while T.J. Brewer wrapped three doubles in the win.


Matt Mincieli (W, 3-1)66332576
Josh Schleifman (L)1.15441130
Joe Iacobello45321368
David Vignapiano0.2000004

Top Hitters

Long BranchStats
T.J. Brewer3-5, 3 2B, 2 R, RBI
Matt Mincieli2-3, 2 2B, BB, 2 RBI
Ivan Navarro2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Joseph Mazza2-3, 2B, 2 R
Jordan Pellot2-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Anthony Brienza2-3, 2B, RBI


(7) Middletown South 12, (10) Howell 5

Trevor Brey doubled home a run in the second and singled in two during a six-run Middletown South fourth as the Eagles ran away with a win over the Rebels. Middletown South will play in Sunday's MCT quarterfinal at No. 2 CBA, although CBA's win over Ocean was played under protest and is under review as of Saturday evening.

Howell (7-7)1000400555
Middletown South (8-5)130611X1292


John Limaldi (L, 0-2)37934287
Michael Gomes22213246
Logan Marmer10111017
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Sprake (W, 4-2)4.13444899
Chris Lotito0.11113027
Rob Zega0.1000016
Jack Sheridan21001027

Top Hitters

Nick Ruszczyk2-4, 2 2B, R, 4 RBI
Kyle Brex1-2, BB, HBP, R
Dylan Beyer1-2, 2 BB, R
Middletown SouthStats
Trevor Brey2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Aurelio Licata2-3, 2 R, SB
Danny Minze1-2, 2 BB, 2 R
Jack Kinsella1-2, 2 R, RBI
Joe Sprake2-4, 2B, RBI


(9) Raritan 13, (8) Freehold Twp. 3 (6 Innings)

Raritan (9-3)  1 0 0 5 4 3x13132
Freehold Twp (6-6)0 0 0 03 0x 36 2


Hunter Neville (W, 1-0) 4.1 4 322 268
Cameron Rafalko 1.22000226
Liam Simon (L, 0-3)32114259
Nick Lodispoto14772238
Vladimir Scriptunas13222229
Fiolek 1 4 3 3 1 0 26

Top Hitters

Ryan Kasmer3-3, 2 R, 2 HBP, 3 RBI
Jake Tennant2-5, R, 2 2B, 4 RBI
Zack Johnston2-3, 3 R, 2B
Shawn Ohea2-3, 3 R, RBI
Freehold TwpStats
Ryan Ford2-3, R, 2 RBI
Nick Lodispoto1-3


(6) Red Bank Catholic 8, (11) Freehold Boro 0

David Glancy homered for the fourth time in his team's last two games and teammate Nick Merlo also went deep to lead the Caseys past the Colonials and into the MCT quarterfinals Sunday night against B North rival Long Branch.

Freehold (6-7)0000000 031
RBC (9-4) 3 3 0 02 0X8 140


Matt Granato2 9 6 60 4 59
Schwurthopper 4 52 21 2 57
Blaise Panzini (W) 6 3 00 0 7 63
Jake Birnbaum 1 00003 13

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroStats
Phil Marcantonio 2-3
Red Bank CatholicStats
David Glancy2-4, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
Alex Gonzales2-4, 2B, 2R
Ryan O’Hara3-3, 2 RBI, 2 R
Nick Merlo1-3, HR, 2 RBI
Robert Gonzales2-3, RBI
Chris Sparber2-3, RBI


(12) St. Rose 7, (5) Manalapan 5

Riley Maypother led off the game with a solo home run and the Purple Roses never looked back, topping the Braves and advancing to a high-noon Sunday showdown at Monmouth Regional in the MCT quarterfinals.

St. Rose (11-3)10401107101
Manalapan (11-5)0102011561


Sam Sestito (W)55323179
Evan Peeke10101114
Will Gannon (S)11111221
Rob Gargano (L)48644475
Anthony Jomo21112435
Hunter Serrano11000014

Top Hitters

St. RoseStats
Riley Maypother1-2, HR, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Brody Maypother2-4, 2 2B, R, RBI
Sam Sestito2-4, 2 RBI
Evan Peeke2-4, 2B, RBI
Mario Bove1-2, 2 R
John Crowley1-4, RBI
Will Gannon1-3, R
Dan DeBlasio2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Billy Watters1-2, 2 RBI
Anthony Naylor2-4, R


(16) Colts Neck 11, (1) Wall 8

Winning pitcher Adrian Jimenez stroked a two-run single in Colts Neck's four-run seventh inning and the Cougars rebounded from blowing a six-run lead to beat the top-seeded Crimson Knights and advance to Sunday's MCT quarterfinal round against No. 9 Raritan at Rockets Park.

Dan Cowles drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the game and Jack Tirrell put Colts Neck in front with an RBI ground out.

Wall scored seven runs in the bottom of the fifth to reverse a 7-1 deficit into an 8-7 lead. Grant Shulman doubled home a run, Tanner Powers added a two-run single and John Volpe tied the game at 7-7 with an RBI single before wall jumped in front on a wild pitch.

Joe Kohm blasted a solo home run to open the scoring in the top of the second and Cowles keyed Colts Neck's six-run third inning with a two-run double.

Colts Neck (7-7)01600041161
Wall (12-2)0100700861


Anthony Sasso456655105
Adrian Jimenez (W)31222254
Ryan Napolitano2.14663160
Jason Horowitz2.21101032
Teddy Sharkey (L, 0-1)21443443

Top Hitters

Colts NeckStats
Joe Kohm1-2, HR, 2 BB, 3 R, RBI
Dan Cowles1-3, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Adrian Jimenez1-4, 3 RBI
Brooks Condon1-3, R, RBI
Reece Horneck1-3, 2 R
Rob Mannino1-3, R
John Volpe3-5, RBI
Tanner Powers1-4, R, 2 RBI
Grant Shulman1-4, R, RBI
Doug Wetzel1-3, R, RBI



Class A South

Brick Memorial 5, Southern 4 (11 Innings)

Blaine Netterman delivered a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th inning and the Mustangs (6-7, 2

-6) edged the Rams (4-7, 3-6) in dramatic fashion.

Marcos Matias pulled Southern even with a clutch, two-out, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh that effectively sent the game into extra innings. Matias finished the game 3-for-5 while both Austin Pharo and Aiden Hosszu went 3-for-4, with Hosszu doubling and driving one in and Pharo scoring two runs.

Greg Hanlon was 2-for-5 with a double and an RBI for Brick Memorial and Nick Gillen also went 2-for-5 and drove in two. Mike Sullivan was 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI for Brick Memorial.

Graham Harrigan pitched four scoreless innings on 46 pitches to earn the win while Nick Downey took the loss for Southern. Andrew Luongo allowed three earned runs in six-plus innings and 99 pitches before giving way to Mike Sciatarella, who did not surrender a run in his four innings of work.



Class B Central

Keansburg 10, Asbury Park 0 (6 Innings)

Rian Rivera threw a one-hitter over six innings and Liam Riecks went 3-for-4 with two triples and four RBI to lead the Titans (7-4, 6-3) past the Blue Bishops (0-9, 0-9).

Rivera walked two and struck out eight on 80 pitches and did not allow a hit under Luis Rodriquez singled with two out in the sixth inning. Rivera also added a double and an RBI at the plate.

Justin Alessi was 3-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, Connor Graf doubled and drove in two, and Joe Osterbye was 2-for-4 with a run scored and an RBI.


Class B South

Barnegat 12, Donovan Catholic 4

Donovan (1-11, 0-10)0002200472
Barnegat (4-8, 2-7)000165X12113


 Ryan Miller 4.1 8 7 5 5 0 75
 Sawyer Conrad (L) 1.1 2 22 2 0 28
 Andrew Connallon 0.1 1 30 3 0 22
 Collin Zarenkiewicz 4 4 3 2 3 5 76
 Liam Corbett (W, 1-3) 3 4 0 01 3 46

Top Hitters

Donovan CathStats
 Eian Gilroy2-4
 Matt Morro 1-4, 2B, RBI, R
 Lukas Torres 1-3, 2 BB, R
 Nick Danbrowney 3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
 Matt Scott 3-4, 2 R
 Joe Coleman 2-3, R, RBI


No. 3 Jackson Liberty 8, Manchester 6

Jackson Lib (10-1, 9-0)04310008100
Manchester (7-3, 7-2)0000042673


Matt Pickus (W, 4-0)52002169
Nick DeCarlo1.11222131
Dan Dordas0.24442030
Mike Conger (L, 1-1)38752181
Jagger Karaska21101239
James Cuber1000006
Ryan Anderson01002014
Jacob Roberts1000004

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyStats
Connor Keenan3-4, 3B, R, 3 RBI
Brandon Kinsman1-2, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Billy Hart1-3, R, 2 RBI
Alex Torres2-3, R
David Melfi1-5, 2B, R
Rich Dordas1-5, RBI
Ryan Costello1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
John Simonini1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Derek Schmidt1-1, 2B, RBI
Jack Felipe2-4, R
Evan Scala1-1, 2B, R


Lacey 6, Lakewood 4

Lacey (6-8, 4-5) 1 0 005 0 0661
Lakewood (2-9, 1-8) 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 4 10 2


Fracasso (W) 4 5 3 3 0 5 49
Apostolos 3 5 1 1 0 3 44
Vega 5 5 63 2 3 64
J. Guzman 1 1 0 0 1 1 16
M. Ramos 2 0 0 0 2 1 24

Top Hitters

Jorden Jurkiewicz 2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Angel Mendez 3-4, 2 RBI
Deion Crooks 3-4, 3 SB


Barnegat 3, Pinelands 2

Barnegat (5-8, 4-7)1011000370
Pinelands (5-6, 5-4)0001010241


 Lukas Torres (W, 2-0) 6 4 2 2 1 9 77
 Dexter Dambroski (S) 1 0 0 0 2 0 12
 Sean O'Rourke (L) 6 6 3 3 2 5 81
 Noah Dean 1 2 0 0 1 1 22

Top Hitters

 Lukas Torres 3-4, 2 R, 2B, RBI
 Tyler Suydam 2-4, RBI
 Nick Danbrowney 1-2
 Anthony Diaz 2-3, 2 R
 Peter Hammond 2-3, RBI




Brick 8, Lacey 3

Lacey (5-8)1100101 360
Brick (4-7)003032x884


Evan Wallis2.22333348
Sam Sramaty (L)3.16553264
Ethan Gonzalez (W, 1-3) 7 632 0 389

Top Hitters

Miles Feaster2-4, R, 2B
Anthony Clayton2-3, 2 R
Keith Apostolos1-4, RBI
Joe Guerra2-4, 4 RBI, 2B
Vincent Galdieri1-2, 2 R
Anthony Prato2-2, BB, 3 R
John Coppola1-3, RBI
Mike Brunner1-3, R, 2 RBI
Tyler Skurat1-1, RBI




Edison 5, Point Beach 2

Phil Antoniotti went the distance and struck out eight, but the Garnet Gulls fell to the Eagles.

No. 4 Jackson Memorial 5, Lenape 2

Lenape (6-5) 0002000241
Jackson Mem (10-4) 005000X551


Mike Esaia (L)34552156
Luke D’Alessandro32 000129
Nick Sefick (W, 4-0)54220686
Mike Dimino (S, 4)20000118

Top Hitters

Sean Buryychka1-3, HR, 2 RBI
Jackson MemStats
Alex Iadisernia1-3, 3B, 2 RBI
Tom Pellone1-2
Troy Bathmann1-3, RBI


No. 6 Manalapan at Memorial West New York, 8 p.m.




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