Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket


At FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood

(3) Red Bank Catholic 10, (5) Freehold Boro 3

Freehold (13-6)0030000374
RBC (13-6)401005X10105



Tom Holdorf (L, 3-2)6101021598
Austin Nappi (W, 6-1)46330165
Vin Bianch (S, 2)31003453


Top Hitters

FreeholdGame Stats
Tom Holdorf2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Chris Cassandra2-3, R
Nick Aiello1-3, RBI
Isaiah Howard1-2, BB, R
RBCGame Stats
Aidan Supp2-4, HR, RBI
JonMichael Rotondo1-3, HR, 2 RBI
Mike Veit3-4, 2 R, RBI
Aaron Ahn1-4, 2 R, 2B
Brian Sheehy1-3, BB, 2 RBI

JonMichael Rotondo and Aidan Supp each homered on first-pitch fastballs and the Caseys blew open the game with five runs in the bottom of the sixth to beat the Colonials and claim the Monmouth County Tournament championship for the second time ever - both since 2013.

Rotondo launched the first pitch he saw in the bottom of the first well over the left-center field fence to give RBC a 4-0 lead. After Freehold scored three in the top of the third, Supp led off the bottom of the inning with a towering shot that cleared the fence in left and extended the lead to 5-3.

Freehold starter Tom Holdorf drilled a two-run double off the base of the fence in right to cut the 4-0 deficit in half and scored on an RBI single by Nick Aiello. Holdorf went the distance and allowed just two earned runs on 10 hits while walking one and striking out five on 98 pitches.

Austin Nappi picked up his third win of the tournament for RBC by working four innings. Nappi entered the game eligible to throw 72 pitches after throwing 68 on Saturday and threw 65 on Monday night. He allowed three earned runs on six hits before giving way to Vin Bianchi, who allowed just one hit in three scoreless innings.

Nappi was named the tournament MVP and Mike Veit was named game MVP for going 3-for-4 with two runs scored and an RBI.

RBC was playing in the MCT final for the fifth time in seven years and Monday marked its second win.


Ocean County Tournament - Bracket


(10) Manchester 5, (2) Lacey 2

Manchester (9-8)0020003551
Lacey (16-3)1010000281



James Johns57211294
Patrick Carney (W, 3-0)21000529
Donald Zellman (L, 4-1)6.263212105
Tom Coraggio0.1322004


Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
Gavin Pabst2-3, 3B, RBI
James Johns2-4, 2B
Jack Felipe1-4, 2B, 2 RBI


LaceyGame Stats
Jorden Jurkiewicz1-3, BB
Brandon Haggerty2-2
Keith Apostolos1-4, RBI
Justin Thompson1-3

Gavin Pabst broke a 2-2 tie with an RBI triple in the top of the seventh and the Hawks plated three runs in the final frame to knock off the Lions and advance to the OCT semifinals Saturday against the winner of Thursday game between Southern and Jackson Liberty.


(4) Toms River North 5, (12) Barnegat 1

Barnegat (5-9)0000001146
TR North (12-4)001103X5101



Liam Corbett (L, 2-1)6105421
Jared Bellissimo (W, 3-1)741116


Top Hitters

BarnegatGame Stats
Nik Caputo2-3
Liam Corbett1-2
TR NorthGame Stats
Alex Klalo2-4, run
Mike Nyisztor2-4, 2B, 2 runs
Jared Bellissimo1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Austin Feigin2-4, 2B, RBI
Nick Sibilia1-2, walk

Jared Bellissimo pitched a complete game and Mike Nyisztor and Austin Feigin each went 2-for-4 with a double to help the Mariners beat the Bengals and advance to the OCT semifinals Saturday against the winner of Thursday's game between top-seeded Toms River South and Central.



Regular Season

Class A North

Neptune 5, Manalapan 1

Neptune (5-11, 4-9)1000103571
Manalapan (12-8, 7-6)0100000143



Ron Cole (W)651136110
Rocco Richard10000016
E.J. Melendez (L, 5-2)6.275352100
Justin Korman0.1000003


Top Hitters

NeptuneGame Stats
John Gannon4-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Ron Cole1-4, RBI
ManalapanGame Stats
Rob Gargano2-3


CBA 2, Freehold Twp. 1

Tommy DiTullio hit a game-winning single in the bottom of the seventh and the Colts (13-6, 8-5) walked off with a win over the Patriots (9-8, 8-6) to keep their hopes of a Class A North title share alive.

CBA is the only team with a chance to tied Freehold Boro for the Class A North championship and the Colts will need Howell to beat Freehold Boro Wednesday to have a chance to win the division against that same Howell team on Thursday.

DiTullio finished 2-for-4 with a double and Joe Sparber was 3-for-3 with the single that started the winning rally. Andrea Dalatri drove in the first CBA run with an RBI single in the third inning.

Blaise Venancio pitched all seven innings to pick up the win, allowing an unearned run on three hits and four walks while striking out six. Venancio threw 93 pitches.

Mike Pirrotta took the loss while throwing 101 pitches in 6 1/3 innings. The senior right-hander struck out eight, walked two and allowed two runs on six hits.

Marlboro 5, Colts Neck 1

Jeremy Bello pitched a six-hitter and Luke Ricciardi was 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI to lead the Mustangs past the Cougars. Bellow struck out three and walked one while throwing 97 pitches.

Anthony Brienza was 1-for-2 with a two-run single and Will Trochiano went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored for Marlboro. Vinny Ferrigno also went 2-for-3 with a run scored in the win.

Dan Schulte was 1-for-2 with an RBI to lead Colts Neck.


Class A Central

Raritan 2, Matawan 0

Matawan (10-7, 8-4)0000000031
Raritan (14-4, 10-2)001100x280



Kyle Gamble (L, 3-4)68210490
Matt Birdsall (W, 5-0)73000486


Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Mike Trapani1-3
Richie Olsen1-2
Derek Jordan1-2
RaritanGame Stats
Alex Lamattina2-3, R, 2B
Tim Hayes2-3, 2B, RBI
Zack Johnston1-2, 2B
Tyler Bruno1-3, 2B

Matt Birdsall's three-hit shutout delivered Raritan its first division outright division title since 2005 as the Rockets denied the Huskies a share of the title with Tuesday's win. Birdsall took a perfect game into the sixth inning before giving up a hit to Richie Olsen.

Tyler Bruno's double in the third led to a run, which scored on an overthrow. Tim Hayes tacked on an RBI double to deep center field in the bottom of the fourth.


Holmdel 5, Shore 4

Holmdel (6-9, 6-5)000110125101
Shore (5-9, 4-6)01010011475



Alex DiBona54224384
Jason Lyons (W)33213258
Mike Deusch6.283234110
Mike Jelliff (L)1.12200231


Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
Alex DiBona3-4, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
Matt Fanelli3-5, RBI
Jason Lyons2-3, 2B, 2 BB
HolmdelGame Stats
Austin Cannon3-5, 2B, R, RBI
Tom Dunleavy2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Jarred Breithoff2-2, 2B, 3B, R, RBI


St. John Vianney at Red Bank - Rescheduled to Wednesday, 4 p.m.



Class B North

Monmouth 16, Ocean 1 (5 Innings)

Josh Jackson collected three hits and five RBI and Paul Birzin struck out 12 in six innings to lead the Falcons (15-4, 11-3) past the Spartans (8-14, 3-10), clinching the program's first outright division title since 1996. Monmouth put the game away with nine runs in the top of the seventh inning.

Wall 7, Long Branch 1

John Perrino went 3-for-4 with a triple, a run scored and two RBI and Alex Smith was 2-for-2 with a double, a run scored and an RBI to help pace the Crimson Knights to a win over the Green Wave.

Joe Shimko was als 2-for-2 with an RBI, Shane Richey went 1-for-3 with two RBI, and Gran Shulman was 1-for-3 with two runs scored for Wall.

Ryan Napolitano threw four scoreless innings on 48 pitches and Teddy Sharkey finished the game with three innings on 43 pitches. Napolitano allowed two hits and no walks with three strikeouts, while Sharkey gave up a run on two hits and a walk while striking out seven.

Ryan Lorme and Pasa Fields each went 1-for-3 and Long Branch scored in the top of the seventh when Lorme singled home Fields. James Horniacek took the loss for the Green Wave.

Middletown South 5, Manasquan 4

Mike Rauso drew a base-loaded walk in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Eagles walked off with a win over the Warriors.

Joe Sprake matched Manasquan left-hander Tommy Sheehan on the mound and even took a no-hitter into the fifth inning. Sprake also went 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored and drew a walk during a three-run seventh inning that sent the game into extra innings. He threw 97 pitches over six innings, allowing two earned runs on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

Nick Sabatino pitched the eighth inning to pick up the win after Jack Roesch threw the seventh.

Sheehan lasted 6 2/3 innings and threw 114 pitches. The Notre Dame recruit allowed two earned runs on six hits and four walks while striking out five. James Harmstead took the loss in relief.

Aurellio Licata was 2-for-3 with a run scored for Middletown South, while freshman Will Hopkinson led Manasquan by going 1-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI.

James Harmstead and Dan Del Guercio each doubled and scored a run for Manasquan, while Adam Schreck was 1-for-3 with an RBI in the loss.


Class B Central

Point Beach 7, Henry Hudson 5

Kevin Donnelly slammed a three-run home run in the top of the first inning and the Garnet Gulls held onto the lead the rest of the way to beat the Admirals and clinch the B Central Public Division title.

Phil Antoniotti and John Nista each went 2-for-3 with an RBI for Point Beach and Antoniotti also scored two runs.

Brendan Carlstrom and Ryan Doegler each went 3-for-4 with two RBI for Henry Hudson.

Jude Lovegren earned the win with 3 2/3 innings of work before Phil Antoniotti pitched the final 3 1/3.

St. Rose 13, Asbury Park 4

Brandon Mology was 2-for-5 with a triple and three RBI and Joe Volpe went 2-for-4 with a double, triple, two runs scored and an RBI to help lead the Purple Roses to a win over the Blue Bishops.

Brian DiPasquale was also 3-for-4 with a double, two runs and two RBI and Tom Blaes went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and two RBI.

Andrew Baier struck out 11 and scattered eight hits to earn the complete-game win.

Devin Nash-McGee went 2-for-3 with three stolen bases for Asbury Park.



Rumson-Fair Haven 11, Keansburg 0 (5 Innings)

Jack Boyer and Pat Russo both homered and Alex Burnett and P.K. Kelleher combined on a one-hitter as the Bulldogs rolled through the Titans. Boyer hit a three-run home run and Russo finished 2-for-2 with a solo shot.

Matt Fahey was 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBI while Andy Schluter also went 2-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Rumson.

Burnett gave up the lone Keansburg hit and struck out three while walking one in three innings and 39 pitches. Kelleher worked two perfect frames and threw 27 pitches.


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