Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(16) Point Boro 4, (1) CBA 3

Paul Franceschini tripled and scored the winning run on a wild pitch in the top of the sixth inning and Ryan Sansone made it hold up with 3 2/3 no-hit innings of relief that paced the Panthers (16-7) to a round-of-16 upset over the top-seeded Colts (19-4).

Sansone entered a 3-2 game with the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the fourth inning and allowed the tying run to score on a ground out. He later walked the first two batters of the bottom of the seventh and walked another after a sacrifice bunt to load the bases, but then induced back-to-back pop-outs to end the game.

Franceschini and Sam Collins each finished 2-for-3 with a run scored while Cole Weingerten and Nick Zbikowski each went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Point Boro.

Braedin Hunt went 1-for-2 with two RBI and a run scored while Matt Fitzsimmons was 1-for-3. Those were the only two hits CBA managed against three Point Boro pitchers.

CBA junior Joe Escandon struck out eight with no walks over four innings, but allowed three runs on five hits while throwing 81 pitches. Blaise Venancio allowed just one baserunner in three relief innings, but it was Franceschini's triple and Point Boro made it count.

Point Boro will play the winner of the round-of-16 game between No. 8 Toms River North and No. 24 Point Beach.

(15) Howell at (2) Wall - PPD, Friday, 3:45 p.m.

(13) Monmouth at (4) Jackson Liberty – PPD, Friday, 2 p.m.


Opening Round

(8) Toms River North 10, (25) Manchester 0 (5 Innings)

Jon Giordano pitched a one-hit shutout over five innings and the Mariners (18-7) used 13 hits and five Manchester errors to storm through the Hawks (9-11) in five innings. Giordano walked two and struck out one while throwing 68 pitches.

Brendan Mullins was 3-for-4 with a double, two runs scored and two RBI and catcher Justin Schaff finished 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI to lead the offense. Craig Larsen was 2-for-4 with a double and a run scored, Robert Jeans was 2-for-3 with a run scored and Sam Angelo was 1-for-1 with a double and a run scored.

James Johns was 1-for-3 with the only Manchester hit off Giordano.

Toms River North will host No. 24 Point Pleasant Beach in the round of 16.

(11) Central 1, (22) Rumson-Fair Haven 0

Ryan Galati scored on a sacrifice fly by Mike Masino in the bottom of the fifth inning and that was all the offense sophomore Daniel Greene would need to pitch the Golden Eagles (15-7) past the Bulldogs (10-9) and into the round of 16 against No. 26 Keansburg.

Greene took a no-hitter into the top of the seventh before Thomas Forlenza ripped a single down the third-base line and past the dive of Central third baseman Vance Pelino.

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Dylan Avino (L, 2-3)661122101
Daniel Greene (W, 1-1)72000168

Top Hitters

RumsonGame Stats
Gordon Forsyth1-3
Thomas Forlenza1-2
CentralGame Stats
Tom Ruscitti1-3
Ryan Galati1-2, BB, R
R.J. Shea1-2, SAC
Mike Masino0-2, SAC, RBI


(21) Toms River South 2, (12) Freehold Boro 0

Colin Mackle and Michael Lazzaro each hit an RBI double in the final two innings and Nico Gonnella went the distance for the five-hit shutout as the Indians (11-11) blanked the Colonials (12-10) to keep their season alive via the SCT. Toms River South will play the winner of Friday's game between No. 28 Ranney and No. 5 Jackson Memorial at the home field of the better seed.

Mackle doubled home T.J. Scuderi with a two-out double to right in the top of the sixth to break a scoreless tie and in the seventh, after a pinch-hit walk by Tom Spiwak and a sacrifice bunt by Damien Scott, Lazzaro belted a shot to the left-field fence to score pinch-runner Brandon Rios.

Mark Costanzo and Cam Elslager each went 2-for-4 for Freehold and Matt Granato have up two runs on three hits and four walks in a seven-inning effort.

(14) Toms River East 3, (19) Pinelands 0

Winning pitcher Brad Brush singled home the first run of the game in the bottom of the first and that is all the senior right-hander needed to earn the win in a three-hit shutout against the Wildcats (9-11).

Brush struck out six, walked just one and finished the game on 106 pitches. He also scored on a two-run double by Rob Censi later in the first inning the finished off the scoring early. Censi finished 2-for-3 to lead the Toms River East offense.

Toms River East (12-10) will travel to Count Basie Park to face No. 3 Red Bank Catholic in the round of 16 with senior ace and Stony Brook commit Nick DeGennaro eligible to throw 100 pitches after throwing 50 in a South Jersey Group III first-round loss to Mainland on Monday.

(10) Freehold Twp. 3, (23) Matawan 0

Ryan Ford hit a three-run home run in the bottom of the third and Zach Gorman pitched a four-hit shutout on 94 pitches with two strikeouts and a walk to carry the Patriots (13-9) over the Huskies (10-10) in the SCT opening round.

Ford finished 2-for-3 while Chris Goodman was 2-for-4 with a run scored and Nick Lodispoto was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored.

Danny Hirujo took the loss for Matawan, allowing three runs on nine hits and two walks while striking out four and throwing 94 pitches. Jay Kalieta was 1-for-3 with a double and a walk to highlight the Matawan offense.


NJSIAA Tournament

Opening Round

South Jersey Non-Public A

(6) Paul VI 18, (11) Donovan Catholic 0 (5 Innings)


South Jersey Non-Public B

(6) Holy Cross 11, (11) Ranney 0 (5 Innings)


Regular Season


Ocean 5, Mater Dei Prep 3

Barnegat 4, Brick 3

Ethan Fox led off the bottom of the seventh with a double and scored the winning run on a sacrifice fly by Lukas Torres that gave the Bengals (8-15) a walk-off win over the Green Dragons (6-16) on Senior Day.


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