Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket


(3) Red Bank Catholic 5, (7) Ocean 1

Ocean (7-13)0000001151
RBC (12-6)500000x5100



Phil DeMarco (L, 3-1)6.1105524107
Ryan Jenks0.2000009
Austin Nappi (W, 5-1)63002468
Ryan O’Hara12110018


Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Mark Butler1-3, RBI
Ryan Toomey1-3, R
Jack D’Auria0-1, 2 BB, SB
RBCGame Stats
Brian Sheehy2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
JonMichael Rotondo1-3, R, RBI
Steve Turk1-3, RBI
David Glancy2-2, BB, SB
Connor Caizza1-3, RBI

Brian Sheehy's two-run double that Ocean center fielder Jake Papa lost in the sun highlighted a five-run first inning and Austin Nappi took care of the rest on the mound as the Caseys beat the Spartans for the third time this season and advanced to the Monmouth County Tournament final on Tuesday night.

JonMichael Rotando, Steve Turk and Connor Caizza all added RBI singles during the inning against Ocean starter Phil DeMarco, who needed 46 pitches to get out of the first inning.

Nappi did not allow a hit until there were two out in the fourth inning and two of the three hits he allowed Saturday were infield singles. By throwing only 68 pitches on Saturday, Nappi is eligible to throw 72 pitches on Tuesday, according to the NJSIAA pitch count rule.

RBC will play the winner of Sunday's semifinal game between Freehold Borough and three-time defending champion Christian Brothers Academy.


(5) Freehold Boro at (1) CBA - PPD, Sunday, 3 p.m.



Ocean County Tournament - Bracket

Opening Round

(1) Toms River South 3, (16) Toms River East 0

TR East (2-13)0000000040
TR South (13-1)201000X352



Brandon Coyle (L, 0-1)55333272
Jared Mizrachi1000007
T.J. Scuderi (W, 5-1)42001368
Matt Shiffer (S)32000241


Top Hitters

TR EastGame Stats
Danny Clemente2-3
TR SouthGame Stats
Ben Montenegro1-3, R, RBI
Matt Shiffer1-2, 2B, R
Dylan Danelson1-1, 2B
Justin Fall2-2

T.J. Scuderi and Matt Shiffer combined on a four-hit shutout and contributed to a two-run first inning that gave the Indians enough offense to beat the Raiders for a third time this year and advance to the OCT quarterfinals later in the week.

Shiffer doubled and scored the game's first run on an RBI single by Ben Montenegro. Scuderi followed with a walk, both runners moved up on a sacrifice by Justin Fall and Jared Kwincinski plated the second run on an RBI ground out.

The third Toms River South run scored when Kwincinski hit into a double play in the third.


(4) Toms River North 8, (13) Donovan Catholic 7

Donovan Cath. (6-10)03000317101
TR North (10-4)020303x8103



Jonathan Poplawski (L, 3-3)587514101
Zach Mann12110123
Mike Centeno1.13330128
Brendan Mullins (W, 3-1)4.27441575
John Giordano (S)1000008


Top Hitters

Donovan Cath.Game Stats
Matt Morro2-4, HR, R, 3 RBI
Nick DeMaio2-4, 2 R, RBI
Gerard Russo3-4
Ryan O’Sullivan1-3, R, RBI
Zach Mann1-3, R, RBI
TR NorthGame Stats
Craig Larsen3-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
Brendan Mullins1-2, HR, BB, 2 RBI
Jared Bellissimo1-3, 3B, RBI
Austin Feigin1-4, 2B, RBI
Nick Sibilia1-2, BB, 2 R
Alex Klalo1-2, BB, RBI
Mike Nyisztor1-3, RBI

Jared Bellissimo broke a 6-6 tie with an RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth and Austin Feigin followed with a RBI double that plated what proved to be the winning run as the Mariners won a back-and-forth game against the Griffins to advance to the OCT quarterfinals.

Matt Morro gave Donovan Catholic a 6-5 lead in the top of the sixth when he blasted a three-run home run with two out in the inning.

Before Bellissimo's go-ahead triple, Alex Klalo tied the game with a sacrifice fly. Toms River North took a 5-3 lead with three runs in the fourth, highlighted by a go-ahead RBI double by Crag Larsen.

Winning pitcher Brendan Mullins hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the second after Donovan Catholic scored three in the top of the inning.

Nick DeMaio and Ryan O'Sullivan each knocked in a run with an RBI single in the second


Regular Season

Class A North

Freehold Twp. 4, Neptune 3

Freehold Twp. (9-7, 8-5)1020100451
Neptune (4-11, 3-9)0102000375



Zack Pericone (W, 1-2)5633330
Mike Pirrotta2100130


Dylan Taliaferro (L, 0-4)55424120
Justin Tucker2000150


Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Game Stats
Ryan Ford2-4, R, RBI
Nick Lodispoto1-4, R
Andrew Beam1-1, RBI, 2 BB
Chris Goodman5 SB, 2 R


NeptuneGame Stats
Aedan Martin1-3, 2 R, BB
John Gannon1-3, R
Rocco Richard2-3, 2 RBI



Class A Central

Red Bank at Shore - PPD, Friday, 4 p.m.


Class B Central

Asbury Park at Ranney - PPD, TBD



Pinelands at Matawan - PPD, TBD

Lakewood at Neptune - Cancelled



Marist at Manalapan - PPD, TBD