Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket


(9) Raritan 8, (16) Colts Neck 4

Winning pitcher Zack Johnston helped his cause with a two-run single in a four-run third and Jake Tennant added a two-run double in a three-run sixth as the Rockets used two big innings to get past the Cougars and into the MCT semifinals next Saturday against either St. Rose or Monmouth.

Hunter Boag hit a solo home run and Joe Kohm slammed an RBI double during a two-run first inning for Colts Neck, while Anthony Galason tripled in a run during a two-run third that put Colts Neck ahead, 4-1, before Raritan answered with four in the bottom of the inning.

Colts Neck (7-8) 2 0 2 0 0 00480
Raritan (10-3)0 1 4 00 3x 87 2


Chris Masterson (L, 0-1)2.25554472
Zach Albom3.12332357
Zack Johnston (W, 4-1)78440496

Top Hitters

Colts NeckStats
Hunter Boag2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI
Anthony Galason3-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Ryan Kasmer1-1, 2 R, 2 BB
Jake Tennant2-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Zack Johnston1-3, 3 RBI
Alex Lamattina1-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI


(2) CBA 5, (7) Middletown South 0

Matt Fitzsimmons delivered a two-run single through a drawn-in infield in the bottom of the second and senior Blaise Venancio took it from there, spinning six shutout innings with 10 strikeouts to help the Colts blank the Eagles and reach the MCT semifinals next Saturday.

Four of the five runs CBA scored against Middletown South sophomore right-hander Danny Minze were unearned.

Midd South (8-6)0000000073
CBA (14-1)021002X552


Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Danny Minze (L, 1-1)5.25511484
Robby Zega0.10000010
Blaise Venancio (W, 3-0)6600110103
Braedin Hunt11001323

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthStats
Aurelio Licata3-3, BB, SB
Jack Sheridan1-3, 3B
Trevor Brey1-4, 2B
Robby Zega1-2, HBP
Chris O’Connor1-3, SB
Matt Fitzsimmons2-3, 2 RBI
John Dudek1-2, 2B, HBP, 2 R
Braedin Hunt1-2, R
Jack Harnisch1-3, R


(6) Red Bank Catholic 16, (19) Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

Vincent Bianchi, Alex Gonzales and Nick Merlo each drove in three runs and Austin Nappi pitched a one-hitter to lead the Caseys to a rout of the Green Wave. Bianchi hit three doubles and Merlo added one as well. David Glancy and Dan Ianelli each added a double and two RBI as well.

Nappi worked around three walks and four hit batters to finish off the five-inning complete game on 70 pitches.

Red Bank Catholic will travel to play second-seeded CBA in the semifinal round of the tournament on Saturday.


Long Branch (6-9)00000XX012
RBC (10-4)04111XXX16110


James Horniacek (L)35753271
Jahaire Smith-Moore0.1100019
Austin Nappi (W, 3-2)51003270

Top Hitters

Long BranchStats
Evan Yerman1-2
Red Bank CatholicStats
Vincent Bianchi3-4, 3 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
David Glancy2-3, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Nick Merlo1-2, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI, SB
Dan Ianelli1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Alex Gonzales1-1, 2 R, 3 RBI
Ryan O’Hara2-3, 2 R, RBI


(12) St. Rose at (4) Monmouth - PPD, Monday, 4 p.m.



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