Friday Scores


Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(3) Red Bank Catholic 11, (19) St. Rose 1 (5 Innings)

Sophomore Aaron Ahn went 2-for-3 with a grand slam and five RBI and Doug Facendo was also 2-for-3 with a double and five RBI to help lead the Caseys to a win over the Purple Roses, snapping St. Rose's 13-game win streak and advancing to the MCT quarterfinals against Manalapan.

Anthony DeRosa also went 2-for-3 for RBC and John Poccia allowed a run on six hits to earn the win. Kyle Missry doubled for St. Rose.



(16) Middletown South 10, (9) St. John Vianney 1

Zac deRocco pitched a complete-game two-hitter with seven strikeouts and the Eagles won their 10th straight game and 13th out of 14 by beating the Lancers and advancing to the Monmouth Count Tournament semifinals against No. 13 Wall. Middletown South defeated St. John Vianney in the first game of a double-header, which was a regular-season game.

Johnny Zega went 3-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and an RBI, while Ian Scheuer was 3-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Middletown South scored six runs in the sixth inning to put the game away.


(13) Wall 4, (12) Freehold Twp. 1

Nick Maciejewski hammered a two-out, three-run double to clear the bases and break a 1-1 tie in the top of the sixth to back starter Ryan Orender and help the Crimson Knights upend the Crimson Knights. One week after defeating Marlboro via forfeit, Wall is on its way to the Monmouth County Tournament semifinals against No. 16 Middletown South.

Orender allowed four hits and two walks while striking out 10 to pick up the complete-game win. Sophomore shortstp Nolan Cloney hit a solo home run to left field in the top of the third to stake Wall to a 1-0 lead and finished 2-for-3 at the plate.

Joe Silvestrone went 1-for-2 at the plate and scored the lone Freehold Township run on a sacrifice fly by Brian Oliver. Sophomore Ralph Gambino lasted 6-plus innings and struck out nine in taking the loss.

(2) CBA 8, (7) Monmouth 0

Senior right-hander Luca Dalatri struck out 13 Monmouth batters and the defending County champion Colts rolled to a win over the Falcons to advance to the MCT semifinals. CBA will host the winner of this week's quarterfinal game between No. 11 Manalapan and No. 3 Red Bank Catholic.

Dalatri and Brandon Martorano each went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the win. Dalatri also doubled, while Sean Galvin was 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI.


Ocean County Tournament - Bracket

Preliminary Game

At Toms River North

(16) Southern 10, (17) Lakewood 1

Ronnie Velardi hit a two-run triple in the first, Vaughn Walker had a two-run double in the fourth and Jared Haughland pitched five innings of shutout baseball to pick up the win as the Rams rolled past the Piners to earn their shot against top-seeded Toms River North.


Round of 16

(8) Barnegat 9, (9) Pinelands 5

Jared Kacso hit an RBI single and an RBI double in a nine-run sixth inning that helped the Bengals surge past the Wildcats and into the Ocean County quarterfinals on Sunday.

Pinelands scored four in the top of the sixth inning, only to see Barnegat more than double the scoring output in its half of the inning. Kacso's RBI single cut the deficit to 4-1 and first baseman Ed Rogan came through with a two-run double to slice the Pinelands lead to 4-3 and pinch-hitter John Corbett tied the game with an RBI single.

Second baseman Anthony Lani gave Barnegat the lead with an RBI single, which was the seventh straight hit to start the inning for Barnegat. Justin Diefenbach added an RBI single in the inning and Kacso capped the scoring with an RBI double off the left-center field fence.

Pinelands scored four unearned runs in the sixth off Barnegat junior left-hander John Harashinski to break a scoreless tie. Brad O'Brien came through with a two-run single to make the score 4-0 and Sage Sysol helped spark the rally with a line-drive double down the left-field line to set the Wildcats up with runners on second and third base and one out.

(3) Toms River South 5, (14) Lacey 0

Trevor Wagner threw five scoreless innings of two-hit ball with eight strikeouts and the Indians blanked the Lions to advance to Sunday's OCT quarterfinals against the winner of Sunday morning's first-round game between No. 11 Central and No. 6 Donovan Catholic.

Anthony Carfora pushed a run home with a squeeze bunt in the second inning and hit the first of three consecutive RBI singles in the fifth that stretched the lead to 5-0. Ryan Shiffer and Ray Liguori each singled home a run in the fifth.

Liguori and Tyler Mellott each threw a scoreless inning to help Toms River South nail down its first shutout of the season.

(2) Jackson Memorial 11, (15) Manchester 1 (6 Innings)

Joe DeMaioo went 4-for-4 and the Jaguars hit three home runs in the final two innings to bury the Hawks and advance to the OCT quarterfinals against No. 7 Brick on Sunday. Brick rallied from an 8-0 deficit in the fifth inning to stun Jackson Memorial on Friday in a Class A South division game.

Matt Crispe hit a solo homer in the fifth and Kyle Johnson cracked a three-run blast later in the inning. Rich Rountree capped a three-hit day with a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to end the game via the 10-run rule.

Brandon Janofsky and starting pitcher Chris Hawryluk each added two hits at the plate for Jackson Memorial. Hawryluk allowed a run on five hits and two walks, while striking out four over five innings to earn his second win of the season.

(4) Jackson Liberty 5, (13) Toms River East 1

Senior Matt Pinto hit a solo home run in the first and Brandon Pallante pitched a three-hit complete game to help lead the Lions past the Raiders and into the OCT quarterfinals Sunday against No. 12 Brick Memorial.

Jordan LaBoy pulled Toms River East even with a solo homer in the top of the second inning and Jackson Liberty scored four runs in the bottom of the sixth to go on top for good, highlighted by a two-run double by Mike Zak and aided by a pair of Toms River East errors.

(12) Brick Memorial 8, (5) Point Boro 0

Ian Ambrose threw a two-hit shutout with six strikeouts and two walks and the Mustangs marched past the Panthers and into the Ocean County Tournament quarterfinals on Sunday at No. 4 Jackson Liberty.

Justin Bates went 3-for-4 with an RBI and Nick Matteo was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base. Brian Markoski was also 2-for-3 with an RBI, while Matt Cathey went 2-for-4 with two runs scored. Tim Santiago and Matt Cuppari also went 2-for-3 each, with Santiago knocking in two runs and Cuppari doubling and scoring twice.

(7) Brick 15, (10) Point Beach 0

Nick Moglia went 2-for-3 with a three-run home run and four RBI and Dan Berg was 3-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored as the Green Dragons overwhelmed the Garnet Gulls to advance to a quarterfinal game at Jackson Memorial on Sunday.

Carmen Sclafani went 2-for-3 with a double, three runs scored and an RBI, while Matt Greenberg went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored.

Mike Soldo and Hunter Rizzuto combined on a five-inning shutou for Brick, with Soldo striking out five in two innings and Rizzuto fanning four in three.

(16) Southern 5, (1) Toms River North 4

Mike Lee hit a go-ahead RBI double in the top of the seventh inning and the Rams stunned the Mariners after entering the sixth inning without a hit against Toms River North starter Ryan Larsen.

Larsen took a no-hitter and a 3-0 lead into the sixth inning before Lee scored n a wild pitch to break up the shutout. Brett Hyers relieved Larsen before the starter gave up a hit and Southern tacked on three runs in the inning when Matt Maletesta hit a two-run triple and scored the go-ahead run on the play on a throwing error at the third-base bag.

Toms River North tied the game in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI single by David Cordoma. The Mariners took a 3-0 lead on a two-run double by Larsen in the fourth and an RBI double by Brandon Fischer in the fifth.

Zach Mason threw five innings and struck out five for Southern while Jared Lubanski earned the win by allowing a run in two innings.


Regular Season


Middletown South 5, St. John Vianney 3

Donovan Catholic 10, Holmdel 4

At Tighe Park, Freehold

Colts Neck 13, Freehold Twp. 1

At FirstEnergy Park

Howell 7, Shore 3



Metuchen 4, Keyport 3

Freehold 12, New Egypt 6

Middletown North 4, Gill St. Bernard's 3