Ocean County Tournament - Bracket


(1) Toms River South 6, (9) Central 3

Central (8-8)0030000372
TR South (16-1)020031X681



A.J. Smith43221253
Vance Pelino (L)25441146
Matt Hartshorn3.24321147
Matt Shiffer (W, 2-0)3.13000035


Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Tyler Aires1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Ryan Galati1-2, RBI
Vance Pelino2-3, R
Mike Bickford1-4, R, SB
TR SouthGame Stats
Tom Campo2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
T.J. Scuderi1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Matt Fitzpatrick2-3, R
Jared Kwincinski1-2, 2 R

Junior T.J. Scuderi hit a go-ahead three-run home run off the left-field foul pole in the bottom of the fifth that proved to be the difference, as the Indians (16-1) beat the Golden Eagles (8-8) for the second time this week and third time this season to advance to the OCT semifinals against No. 4 Toms River North.

Scuderi ripped a 3-2 pitch from Vance Pelino with two out and runners on the corners and kept it fair by a matter of inches to give Toms River South a 5-3 lead.

Tom Campo delivered a two-run double to give Toms River South a 2-0 lead in the bottom of the second and also added an RBI single in the sixth. Matt Shiffer pitched 3 1/3 innings of scoreless relief to earn his second win of the season.

Tyler Aires smashed an RBI double off the center field wall to plate Mike Bickford with the first of three Central runs in the top of the third. Ryan Galati tied the game on a sacrifice fly and Pelino - who reached on an infield single - scored on a passed ball to give the Golden Eagles a 3-2 lead.


(3) Southern 11, (6) Jackson Liberty 0 (5 Innings)

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Southern (11-6)2504x1190



Nick DeCarlo (L, 2-3)1.24663148
Kevin Ritz2.15530235
Nick Simone (W, 2-3)52000452


Top Hitters

Jackson Lib.Game Stats
Daniel Sofield1-2
Scott Wierciszowski1-2
SouthernGame Stats
Nolan Watson3-3, 2B, HR, 5 RBI
Pat Barrett2-3, R, RBI
Marcos Matias1-2, 3B, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Garret Lange1-3, 2 RBI

Nolan Watson hit a two-run homer in the first and a three-run double in the second to ignite an offensive outburst that provided senior right-hander Nick Simone more than enough help to pitch the Rams past the Lions and into the program's first OCT semifinal appearance since 1987.

Southern will host No. 10 Manchester in a semifinal game scheduled for Saturday with a spot in next week's championship game on the line.




Regular Season

Class A North

CBA 12, Howell 6

CBA (14-6, 9-5)00006331273
Howell (7-12, 3-11)02211006106



Joe Escandon2.26431243
Spencer Bauer (W, 2-0)4.14201260
Mike Walsh4.12502381
Zach Thomas (L, 2-2)1.14330026
Dylan Beyer0.11111016
Bryan Bernard10303131


Top Hitters

CBAGame Stats
Tommy DiTullio1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Joe Duffy2-4, 3 R
Nick Hohenstein1-2, 2B, 3 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Matt Fitzsimmons1-2, 2B, 3 BB, R, 2 RBI
Joe Sparber1-5, 2B, RBI
Andrea Dalatri1-5, 2B, RBI
HowellGame Stats
Ryan Bearse1-4, HR, 2 RBI
Mike Walsh2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Austin Dave2-3, 2B, R
Grant Hackett2-4, R
J.P. Traynor1-3, 2B, R

Tommy DiTullio hit a tiebreaking two-run home run in the top of the sixth inning and the Colts overcame a 5-0 deficit to storm past the Rebels and close out their A North season with a win.

CBA scored six runs in the top of the fifth to erase a 5-0 Howell lead, capped by back-to-back RBI doubles by Matt Fitzsimmons and Joe Sparber that gave CBA a 6-5 lead. Two batters before Fitzsimmons tied the game with his double, Nick Hohenstein cracked a two-run doubled to cut the Rebels lead to 5-4.



Class B North

Wall 1, Ocean 0

Sophomore Joe Shimko broke a scoreless tie with an RBI single to score senior Alex Smith in the top of the seventh and the Crimson Knights (14-5, 10-4) edged the Spartans (8-15, 3-11) to close out their season in B North. Smith singled to lead off the inning.

Sophomore Grant Shulman struck out seven while tossing a three-hit shutout and outdueled junior Phil DeMarco, who pitched a four-hitter and struck out eight.

David Yatcilla doubled and tripled for Ocean.



Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 11, Ranney 1

Mater Dei (8-8, 8-6)111401311113
Ranney (2-12, 2-11)0100000126



Greg Bender (W, 1-1)721025
Ben Kraushaar (L)577511
Jacob Field244020


Top Hitters

Mater DeiGame Stats
Sean Turner3-5, R, RBI, SB
Ryan Turner1-3, BB, HBP, 2 RBI
Joe Profaci2-4, 4 R, 3 SB, RBI
Kyle Dowlen0-3, BB, 2 RBI
RanneyGame Stats
Ethan Gavin1-3, SB
Cole Redman1-3


Keyport 12, Asbury Park 2 (5 Innings)

Asbury Park (0-11, 0-11)10010261
Keyport (7-10, 7-7)1650X1270



Christian Bragg (L, 0-2)1.24775257
Henry McGhee.10203122
Devin Nash-McGhee23301235
Lucas Dant (W, 1-0)56221770


Top Hitters

Asbury ParkGame Stats
Devin Nash-McGhee3-3, 2B, R, RBI, SB
KeyportGame Stats
Shane Chandler3-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Alex Staats1-1, 3B, 2 BB, 4 RBI
Christian Smith1-2, BB, 3 RBI, SB




Brick Memorial 4, Neptune 3

Mike Murphy hit a game-winning, pinch-hit RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning to score Blaine Netterman with the winning run and the Mustangs (4-16) rallied to beat the Scarlet Fliers (6-12) in extra innings.

Brick Memorial tied the game on a two-out, two-run error on the infield on a ball hit by Antonio Laborte, which allowed T.J. Rosace and Joey Howell to score the tying runs. Rosace singled with two out and Neptune starter Dylan Taliaferro walked the next two batters to reach his pitch limit. Rocco Richard took the loss in 2/3 of an inning.

Taliaferro allowed one earned run on four hits and four walks while striking out 11 in taking the no-decision.

Neptune grabbed a 3-1 lead in the fifth on two-out, two-run single by Sebastian JnoBaptiste on which two outfielders collided in their pursuit of the ball in shallow center field.

Graham Harrigan earned the win with three innings of relief, during which he allowed two unearned runs on two hits and 37 pitches. Freshman Nick Gillen allowed a run on four hits and four walks while striking out four on 91 pitches over the first five innings.


Middletown South 4, Freehold Boro 1

Aurellio Licata went 2-for-3 with a two-run home run in the fourth inning and the Eagles (11-8) held off the Colonials (13-7) to pick up a key non-divisional win.

Joe Sprake and Ben Porpora also went 2-for-3 with an extra-base hit each, with Sprake tripling and driving in a run and Porpora doubling and scoring twice. Robby Zega was 1-for-2 with an RBI for Middletown South as well.

Jack Roesch scattered seven hits over 4 1/3 scoreless innings to earn the win. He struck out three, walked one and threw 76 pitches before Nick Sabatino came on and pitched the final 2 2/3 innings to close out the game.


Long Branch 8, Shore 4 (10 Innings)

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Shore (5-10)1000210000495



Matt Mincieli7.2740211111
Juwan Wilkins (W, 1-2)2.12001137
Mike Shirvanian7.264214110
Jimmy Maletto (L, 0-1)2.13404257


Top Hitters

Long BranchGame Stats
T.J. Brewer3-5, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 3 SB
Matt Mincieli1-3, 2B, RBI, SB
ShoreGame Stats
Austin Cannon2-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Mike Jelliff2-5, R
Ryan Jones2-5, RBI

The winning run scored in the top of the eighth when Carlos Irizarry beat out a potential double-play ball and T.J. Brewer tacked on a two-run double to give the Green Wave an extra-inning win over the Blue Devils.

Brewer also singled and scored the tying run in the seventh on a passed ball. Brewer stole second base and moved to third on a fly ball to the outfield.

Wilkins loaded the bases in the bottom of the 10th but winning pitcher Matt Mincieli turned a 6-3 double play on his own to end the game.


Rumson-Fair Haven 6, Manasquan 5 (8 Innings)

Manasquan (10-9)020001025102
Rumson (7-10)11000103682



Connor Muly (L, 3-2)7.2865110100
Alex Burnett77331386
P.K. Kelleher0.12220111
Dylan Avino (W)0.21000114


Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
James Harmstead2-4, HR, RBI
Adam Schreck3-4, 2 R
Alex Galvan2-4
RumsonGame Stats
Connor Dupree2-4, 2B
Matt Fahey1-3, BB, 2 R
Jack Boyer1-2, 2B, HBP, 2 RBI
Robby Smith1-2, 2 RBI

Robby Smith smacked a game-winning, two-out, two-run single through the middle in the bottom of the eighth and the Bulldogs walked off with a win over the Warriors and right-hander Connor Muly.

One week ago Thursday, Muly - who is committed to Old Dominion - struck out 16 in a one-hitter against Monmouth County Tournament champion Red Bank Catholic.

Matt Fahey and Christian Lanzalotto led off the eight with singles and Jack Boyer reached on catcher's interference with one out. After a strikeout, a wild pitch allowed Fahey to score and moved the winning runs into scoring position. Smith then punched the ball back through the box to chase home the winning runs.

Manasquan took a 5-3 lead in the top of the eighth on a solo home run by James Harmstead and an RBI squeeze bunt by Ricky Flynn.

Boyer tied the game in the bottom of the sixth with an RBI double.


Colts Neck 11, Jackson Memorial 5

Colts Neck (10-9)00038001171
Jackson (8-11)0200021581



Jon Weitzman (W, 3-1)44221567
Anthony Galason34322254
Ryder Tallent31225560
Shawn Kelich (L, 0-1)12101231
Colin McCulligh14844049
Conor Takacs10003230
Tim Halasnik10000214


Top Hitters

Colts NeckGame Stats
Joe Kohm2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI
Dan Schulte1-2, 2 RBI
Reece Horneck1-3, 2 RBI
JacksonGame Stats
Dom Billotti1-2, solo HR
Connor Takacs2-3, HR, 3B, RBI
Ryan Boyle2-4, RBI

Colts Neck's eight-run fifth inning was enough to beat the Jaguars and clinch the Cougars a spot in the Shore Conference Tournament while also knocking Jackson Memorial out of the running for an SCT berth.


Marlboro 2, St. Rose 0

Matt LaPoff delivered a clutch two-run single in the bottom of the sixth to break a scoreless tie and give the Mustangs a win over the Purple Roses (17-2) that clinches Marlboro (11-10) a spot in next week's Shore Conference Tournament.

Noah Hutter and Will Kramer combined on a two-hit shutout, with Kramer picking up the win behind three innings of one-hit relief. Both pitchers struck out two, with Hutter walking a pair in four innings and Kramer walking one in his three.

Kramer took over to two on and none out in the fifth and retired three straight batters to keep the game scoreless.

Brian DiPasquale took the hard-luck loss for St. Rose, allowing two runs on eight hits and two walks while striking out eight over six innings. DiPasquale also had one of the two St. Rose hits.


Point Boro 10, Point Beach 0 (5 Innings)

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Pt Boro (9-10)10000X10110



Chris Russo (L, 4-3)0.17770132
Jean Verrier0.12333032
Connor Prima3.12002455
Josiah Gliddon (W, 4-4)32001546
Andrew Laspina11000113
Christian Aurin10000316


Top Hitters

Pt BeachGame Stats
Kevin Donnelly2-2, 2B
Pt BoroGame Stats
Tom Paul2-3, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Josiah Gliddon2-3, 3B, 2 RBI
Justin Rafi2-2, RBI
Kyle Lauria1-1, 3B, 2 BB, 2 RBI
Patrick Feehan2-3, R, RBI, SB


Red Bank Catholic 7, Red Bank 0

Red Bank (7-9)0000000021
RBC (14-7)221020x7112



Josh Horowitz (L, 2-3)39551269
Danny Wagner32222342
Blaise Panzini (W, 3-2)42000041
Joe Ianelli1000009
Tommy Lang10002124
Jake Birnbaum1000009


Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Kevin Laughlin1-3
Jack Stamer1-3
RBCGame Stats
Aaron Ahn2-4, R, RBI, 3 SB
Aidan Supp3-3, 2B, 3 R
Brian Sheehy2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
David Glancy2-3, R


Toms River North 10, St. John Vianney 0

Austin Feigin went 3-for-4 with three RBI and Alex Klalo and Mike Nyisztor combined to go 5-for-5 to lead the Mariners (13-5) to a win over the Lancers (4-11). Klalo was 3-for-3 with three runs scored and Nyisztor went 2-for-2. Jared Bellissimo also drove in a pair of runs for Toms River North.

Mike Centeno pitched a two-hitter over six innings, striking out eight and walking three on 108 pitches.



Calvary Christian 7, Henry Hudson 6


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