Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket


(5) Freehold Boro 10, (1) CBA 1

Freehold (13-5)320011310111
CBA (11-6)0000010141



Dan Chiusano (W, 4-1)64111892
Pat White1000005
Joe Escandon (L, 1-1)1.25550143
Matt Barnes1.12001231
Spencer Bauer2.22222249
Perry Quartuccio12334141
Jake Lawrie0.1000002


Top Hitters

FreeholdGame Stats
Phil Marcantonio2-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI
Tom Holdorf2-5, 2B, 3 RBI
Nick Aiello1-2, 2B, 3 BB, 3 R, RBI
Matt Granato2-4, 2B
Isaiah Howard1-3, 2B, BB, 2 R
Mike Belka1-2, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
CBAGame Stats
Jack Harnisch2-3
Nick Hohenstein1-2, 2B, BB, R

Phil Marcantonio connected for a two-run home run in a three-run Freehold first inning and Dan Chiusano struck out eight in six innings of work to lead the Colonials past the Colts and into the MCT final for the first time since 1989, according to longtime Colonials coach Jon Block.

Nick Aiello preceded Marcantonio's home run with an RBI double that plated Mark Costanzo with the game's first run after Costanzo started the rally with a two-out single.

Tom Holdorf smoked a two-run double to right field in the top of the second to extend the Freehold lead to 5-0 and Marcantonio later added an RBI double that one-hopped the fence in left-center to give the Colonials a 7-0 lead in the top of the sixth.

Freehold Boro will face Red Bank Catholic in Tuesday's MCT final at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood.


Ocean County Tournament - Bracket

First Round

(6) Jackson Liberty 7, (11) Point Boro 3

Pt. Boro (6-10)0001110360
Jackson Lib. (10-6)001042X770



Josiah Gliddon (L, 3-4)4.14443381
Andrew LaSpina0.21112119
Kyle Lauria12220117
Matt Pickus (W, 3-3)6.263315111
Andrew Ludovico0.1000003


Top Hitters

Pt. BoroGame Stats
Pat Feehan1-4, RBI
Kyle Lauria2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Tom Paul2-3, 2B, R
Jackson Lib.Game Stats
Kyle Tavaska1-2, BB, 2 R
David Melfi2-3, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Conner Keenan1-3, 2 RBI

Sophomore catcher David Melfi hit an RBI double during a four-run Jackson Liberty fifth inning and added a two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth to lead a late offensive outburst that paced the Lions past the Panther and into the OCT quarterfinals.

Conner Keenan added a two-run single in the fifth that extended the Jackson Liberty lead to 5-2. Daniel Sofield singled and scored on a wild pitch to open the scoring in the bottom of the third.

Tom Paul doubled and scored on Kyle Lauria's RBI double in the top of the fourth and Pat Feehan singled home a run to give the Panthers the lead in the second after Trent Livolsi doubled ahead of him.

Jackson Liberty will play at Southern in the quarterfinals at a date and time to be determined.



(10) Manchester 5, (7) Pinelands 3

Manchester (7-8)2010020582
Pinelands (8-7)1000020394



Joe Felipe (W, 1-3)79312590
Noah Dean (L, 2-3)675018100
Peter Hammond1100019


Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
Steven Rodriguez2-3, 2 RBI
Kirk Montanye2-4, 2B
PinelandsGame Stats
Joey Ventresca2-4
Pete Hammond1-3, RBI




(9) Central 7, (8) Jackson Memorial 2

Central (7-6)02220017101
Jackson (6-10)0002000261



A.J. Smith (W, 1-0)76212086
Connor Takacs (L, 1-3)2.24444465
Collin McCulligh1.13220030
Shawn Kelich33114258


Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Vance Pelino2-4, HR, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jack Sudia2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Tom Ruscitti2-3, BB, RBI
Tyler Aires1-4, 2 RBI
Mike Bickford1-3, R, RBI
JacksonGame Stats
Andrew Sefick1-2, HBP, RBI
Alex Iadisernia1-2, BB, R
Ryan Boyle2-3, BB
Kyle Thaiss1-3

Vance Pelino launched a two-run home run to left-centerfield to open the scoring in the second and the Golden Eagles scored two runs in three consecutive innings to beat the Jaguars.

Pelino also doubled and scored on a Jack Sudia two-out single in the top of the seventh to cap the scoring.

Tyler Aires singled through a drawn-in infield in the top of the third to chase home two runs and Mike Bickford and Tom Ruscitti drove in runs in consecutive plate appearances in the fourth. Bickford lifted a sacrifice fly to right field that scored Ryan Greene and Ruscitti followed with a two-out RBI single to plate Sudia. Greene reached on an infield single and Sudia doubled to right-center to start the inning.

Andrew Sefick singled in Jackson Memorial's first run in the bottom of the fourth and a second run scored on an error on a ground ball by Ryan Boyle.

Central will take on top-seeded Toms River South in the quarterfinals.



(2) Lacey 16, (15) Point Beach 6 (5 Innings)

Point Beach (7-7)00015660
Lacey (15-2)0237416132



John Nista (L, 1-3)1.10112230
Jude Lovegren1.18663049
Josh Yates0.23552028
Connor Prima22443030
Tom Coraggio (W, 3-1)43110449
Jake Capatasto13542042


Top Hitters

Pt. BeachGame Stats
Kevin Donnelly2-3, 2 R
John Nista1-3, 2B, RBI
Aiden Conway1-2, R
Lacey Game Stats
Brandon Haggerty2-2, HR, 2 RBI, 3 R
Evan Ross2-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI, 2 R
Keith Apostolos2-3, 2 RBI, 2 R 2 SB
Anthony Tobia2-2, RBI, R



(12) Barnegat 4, (5) Brick 2

Barnegat (7-9)0004000471
Brick (10-5)0200000232



Tyler Suydam (W, 3-1)732216108
John Zurawski (L, 3-3)50
Jayden Tisseker44


Top Hitters

BarnegatGame Stats
Lucas Torres3-run HR
BrickGame Stats
Kenny Bala1B, 2 RBI
Jerry Hutchison2-3

Freshman Lucas Torres hit a go-ahead three-run home run in the top of the fourth inning and sophomore Tyler Suydam made it stand up with his pitching performance as the Bengals pulled out the road win over the Green Dragons to advance to the OCT quarterfinals.

Kenny Bala gave Brick a 2-0 lead in the second with a two-run single, but Suydam settled in and dominated while pitching five scoreless frames to finish up his start.

Barnegat will travel to play Toms River North in the OCT quarterfinals for the second straight season. Toms River North beat Barnegat and Boston Red Sox top prospect Jason Groome on the way to winning the OCT crown.



(3) Southern 6, (14) Brick Memorial 4

Brick Mem. (3-14)0400000490
Southern (9-5)000231x680



Ray Lutick (L, 3-2)5.28662292
Tristan Savoia0.1000002
Zach Fillmore (W, 4-0)5.184421097
Nick Simone (S)1.21000330


Top Hitters

Brick Mem.Game Stats
Mike Sullivan2-4, 3B, RBI
Tyler Beck1-3, 2B, R
TeeJay Rosace1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Antonio Laborte1-4, R, RBI
Joey Howell1-2, R
SouthernGame Stats
Pat Barrett1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Joey Robertson2-4, R
Noah Brown1-3, 2 RBI
Nolan Watson1-4, RBI
Marcos Matias1-2, R
Cole Markley1-2, R
Garret Lange1-3, R

Pat Barrett belted a go-ahead three-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning and the Rams rallied from an early four-run deficit to upend the Mustangs and advance to the OCT quarterfinals against Jackson Liberty.


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