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Shore Conference Tournament Semifinals

Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Count Basie Park, Red Bank

Game 1: No. 1 Rumson-Fair Haven vs. No. 4 Red Bank Catholic, 1 p.m.

Game 2: No. 7 Jackson Memorial vs. No. 22 Donovan Catholic, 4:30 p.m.

 

Teams at a Glance

Game One

Rumson-Fair Haven (18-3, 13-1 in Class A Central)

Head Coach: Owen Stewart, second season

Road to the Semifinals

Round of 16: Senior Charlie Jones pitched a five-inning one-hitter and seven Rumson players logged multiple hits as part of an 18-hit barrage that overwhelmed No. 17 Neptune, 13-0. Brian Doherty went 3-for-3 with two RBI and Liam Murphy (2-for-2, double, three RBI), Reece Moroney (2-for-2, two RBI) and Owen Kenney (2-for-2, double, RBI) all had perfect days at the plate.

Quarterfinal: Brian Doherty hit a game-winning, walk-off RBI single with two out and the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh to give the Bulldogs a 3-2 win over No. 9 St. John Vianney. The first attempt to play the game started on Friday, but fog, rain and impending thunderstorms prompted the umpires to call the game in the bottom of the fifth inning and no score. The teams had to restart on Saturday and Rumson junior John Goodes pitched a four-hitter with one earned run allowed and outlasted St. John Vianney starter Nick Ferraioli (two runs in six innings). Johnny Bruno went 3-for-3 with a solo home run for Rumson.

04/16/2022 - Ranney / Rumson-Fair Haven
Rumson-Fair Haven senior Charlie Jones. (Photo: Richard O'Donnell Photography)
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Likely Starting Pitcher

Charlie Jones, Sr., RHP (4-1, 0.70 ERA, 30 IP, 11 H, 11 BB, 39 SO)

Available Pitchers (with available pitch count)

Jackson Hinchcliffe, Jr., RHP (94)

Cal Champeau, Jr., RHP (110)

Ineligible Pitchers

John Goodes, Jr., RHP

Matt Bruno, Jr., RHP

Jackson Gallagher, So., LHP

Projected Lineup (Based on Recent Games)

Charlie Tallman, Sr., SS (.377, 9 B, 2 HR, 20 R, 19 RBI, 14 SB)

Owen Kenney, Jr., C (.321, 4 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 20 R, 14 RBI, 3 SB)

Brian Doherty, Sr., CF (.463, 4 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 21 R, 12 RBI, 7 SB)

Matt Rigby, Sr., 1B (.375, 4 2B, 3 HR, 18 R, 19 RBI, 1 SB)

Johnny Bruno, Sr., LF (.385, 1 2B, 2 HR, 14 R, 13 RBI, 7 SB)

Liam Murphy, Sr., RF (.279, 4 2B, 3 HR, 13 R, 19 RBI, 1 SB)

Spencer Hobson, Jr., DH (.272, 1 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, 8 RBI, 0 SB)

Griffin Shenman, Jr., 3B (.214, 4 R)

Aaron Del Tin, So., 2B (.250, 2 2B, 1 HR, 7 R, 10 RBI, 0 SB)

Lineup Note: Regular starting centerfielder Reece Moroney is out with a left-hand injury.

 

Red Bank Catholic (18-7, 10-4 in Class A Central)

Head Coach: Buddy Hausmann, 14th season

Road to the Semifinals

Round of 16: The Caseys broke open a 4-2 game with eight runs in the bottom of the fourth and closed out a 12-2 win over No. 14 Marlboro in five innings. Alex Stanyek led the offense by going 3-for-4 with a double, home run and four RBI, while sophomore Declan Leary allowed two runs on three hits and a walk with five strikeouts over five innings on the mound. Sean Griggs also went 3-for-4 with two doubles and Frank Scrivanic was 2-for-2 with an RBI.

Quarterfinals: Stanyek gave up a solo home run to Jerry Winchester in the top of the second inning and did not allow another hit in pitching the Caseys to a 7-1 win over No. 5 Wall. Frank Scrivanic drove in three runs, including a two-run single in a six-run fifth inning that broke a 1-1 tie. Senior Jack Meyers also had a two-run double in the fifth.

Red Bank Catholic junior catcher Shane Andrus. (Photo: Tom Smith | tspsportsimages.com)
Red Bank Catholic junior catcher Shane Andrus. (Photo: Tom Smith | tspsportsimages.com)
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Likely Starting Pitcher

Declan Leary, So., RHP (6-2, 1.03 ERA, 40.2 IP, 34 H, 8 BB, 53 K)

Available Pitchers (with available pitch count)

Steve Svenson, So., RHP (110)

Ashton Mejias, Sr., RHP (110)

Dylan Passo, Fr., LHP (110)

Ineligible Pitchers

Alex Stanyek, Jr., RHP

Dom Mallamaci, Jr., RHP

Ryan Prior, Fr., RHP

Projected Lineup (Based on Recent Games)

Alex Stanyek, Jr., CF (.374, 7 2B, 4 HR, 24 R, 25 RBI, 8 SB)

Sean Griggs, So., 3B (.407, 9 2B, 4 3B, 3 HR, 29 R, 24 RBI, 6 SB)

Shane Andrus, Jr., C (.361, 3 2B, 2 3B, 5 HR, 17 R, 30 RBI, 7 SB)

Matt Scrivanic, Sr., SS (.258, 3 2B, 22 R, 13 RBI, 7 SB)

Frank Scrivanic, Jr., 1B (.291, 1 2B, 13 R, 10 RBI, 0 SB)

Jack Meyers, Sr., LF (.410, 2 2B, 1 3B, 1 HR, 18 R, 11 RBI, 5 SB)

Jake Jacobson, Sr., DH (.351, 5 2B, 4 HR, 20 R, 22 RBI, 11 SB)

Dylan Passo, Fr., RF (.322, 3 2B, 2 3B, 20 R, 12 RBI, 5 SB)

Nico Gonzalez, Sr., 2B (.311, 2 2B, 9 R, 10 RBI, 1 SB)

 

Game Two

No. 7 Jackson Memorial (17-7, 11-3 in Class A South)

Head Coach: Pat George, second season

Road to the Semifinals

First Round: Mike Arent and J.R. Osmond each hit a grand slam to lead a 13-run outburst and Zach McCabe fired five solid innings on the mound as the Jaguars beat No. 26 Pinelands, 13-3, in six innings.

Round of 16: Charlie Meglio (2-for-4) and Aidan O’Donnell (3-for-3) set the tone with early solo home runs off left-hander A.J. Gracia and Zach Crotchfelt gave up two runs on five hits and four walks with nine strikeouts in 6 2/3 innings as Jackson Memorial handled No. 10 Ranney, 9-2.

Quarterfinals: Tommy Kendrick drilled a grand slam off UCF commit Cam Leiter in the second inning and the Jaguars beat Central’s ace in an 8-3, rubber-match win over No. 15 Golden Eagles after splitting the regular-season series with them in Class A South play. Anthony Mehmet navigated through five innings and Sage Goeke pitched two scoreless to keep Central’s lineup at bay.

Jackson Memorial senior Zach Crotchfelt. (Photo: Tom Smith | tspsportsimages.com)
Jackson Memorial senior Zach Crotchfelt. (Photo: Tom Smith | tspsportsimages.com)
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Likely Starting Pitcher

Zach Crotchfelt, Sr., LHP (7-1, 0.71 ERA, 49 IP, 20 H, 22 BB, 97 K)

Available Pitchers (with available pitch count)

Zach McCabe, Jr., LHP (110)

Anthony Mehmet, Jr., LHP (91)

Sage Goeke, Sr., RHP (110)

Charlie Meglio, Jr., RHP (110)

Andy Osmond, Jr., LHP (110)

Devin Foderaro, Sr., RHP (110)

Ineligible Pitchers

Trevin Rieger, Sr., RHP

Dean Daddio, Sr., RHP

Projected Lineup (Based on Recent Games)

Tommy Kendrick, Sr., RF (.302, 5 2B, 2 3B, 2 HR, 26 R, 16 RBI, 4 SB)

Chris Cartnick, Sr., 2B (.306, 3 2B, 1 3B, 18 R, 6 RBI, 2 SB)

Charlie Meglio, Jr., SS (.411, 8 2B, 6 HR, 23 R, 26 RBI, 1 SB)

J.R. Osmond, Sr., 3B (.387, 5 2B, 2 HR, 19 R, 21 RBI, 0 SB)

Zach Crotchfelt, Sr., P (.379, 5 2B, 3 HR, 16 R, 20 RBI, 5 SB)

Aidan O’Donnell, Jr., C (.339, 2 2B, 1 3B, 2 HR, 6 R, 15 RBI, 1 SB)

Andrew Patire, Sr., DH (.243, 2 2B, 7 R, 3 RBI, 2 SB) / Nick Izzo, So., 1B

Mike Arent, Jr., CF (.286, 3 2B, 3 HR, 13 R, 13 RBI, 1 SB)

Matt Koblos, Jr., LF (.308, 2 2B, 1 HR, 12 R, 18 RBI, 2 SB)

 

No. 22 Donovan Catholic (16-9, 10-4 in Class B South)

Head Coach: Corey Hamman, third season

Road to the Semifinals

First Round: The Griffins rode big offensive performances from a pair of underclassmen to the first of three straight SCT road wins – this one over No. 11 Manalapan. Sophomore Joe Maier went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI and freshman Lou DiBiase was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI. Hunter Lefkus and Brian Padilla split the game on the mound, with Padilla earning the win by allowing one run in 3 1/3 innings of relief.

Round of 16: Gavin Degnan homered and drove in three runs while left-handed ace Shaun O’Keefe pitched a three-hitter to lead Donovan Catholic to a resounding, 11-1 win over No. 6 CBA. Dave Yorke was 2-for-4 with a double and two RBI and Maier followed up his big first round game with a triple and two runs against the Colts.

Quarterfinals: Rocco Scarpitti hit a tie-breaking RBI single in the top of the fifth and the Griffins rallied from a 2-0 deficit to upend No. 14 Southern, 3-2. Junior Jason Basillicata was lights out in four shutout innings of relief, during which he allowed one hit and no walks while striking out seven. Both Degnan (2-for-4) and Maier (2-for-3) stayed red-hot at the plate with two hits apiece.

Donovan Catholic senior Shaun O'Keefe. (Photo: Tom Smith | tspsportsimages.com)
Donovan Catholic senior Shaun O'Keefe. (Photo: Tom Smith | tspsportsimages.com)
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Likely Starting Pitcher

Shaun O’Keefe, Sr., LHP (6-0, 1.54 ERA, 36.1 IP, 25 H, 14 BB, 41 K)

Available Pitchers (with available pitch count)

Jason Basillicata, Jr., RHP (96)

Jake Marciano, So., LHP (81)

Brian Padilla, Jr., RHP (95)

Kade Kulpinski, So., RHP (90)

Nick Dowling, Sr., RHP (110)

Ineligible Pitcher

Hunter Lefkus, So., RHP

Projected Lineup (Based on Recent Games)

Andrew Bonick, Sr., 2B (.196, 1 2B, 17 R, 11 RBI, 5 SB)

Anthony Mursko, Sr., 3B (.338, 4 2B, 1 HR, 22 R, 16 RBI, 3 SB)

Gavin Degnan, Jr., CF (.397, 6 2B, 7 HR, 25 R, 25 RBI, 13 SB)

Joe Maier, So., SS (.311, 3 2B, 2 3B, 18 R, 10 RBI, 15 SB)

Rocco Scarpitti, Jr., RF (.315, 1 2B, 2 HR, 23 R, 14 RBI, 4 SB)

Lou DiBiase, Fr., DH (.245, 4 2B, 4 HR, 8 R, 18 RBI, 0 SB)

Ryan Butchko, Jr., LF (.278, 3 2B, 2 HR, 13 R, 15 RBI, 0 SB)

Dave Yorke, So., 1B (.259, 3 2B, 1 HR, 9 R, 13 RBI, 0 SB)

Hunter Johnson, So., C (.246, 4 2B, 1 HR, 3 R, 11 RBI, 0 SB)