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Ocean County Tournament


(2) Donovan Catholic 14, (3) Brick Memorial 4 (5 Innings)

Junior Tyler Levine hit a two-run double in a 10-run Donovan Catholic first inning and later added a two-run single in a five-RBI game as the Griffins routed the Mustangs, extending their winning streak to 13 and clinching a spot in the OCT championship game for the first time in program history.

Levine's two-run double opened the scoring and junior catcher Hunter Johnson ripped a two-run single with two out to make it 4-0. Junior shortstop Joe Maier made it 6-0 with a two-run single of his own and the final four runs of the inning scored on an errant pickoff attempt and three straight bases-loaded walks. Donovan Catholic drew seven walks against two different Brick Memorial pitchers in the first inning.

Fifth-year senior Shaun O'Keefe pitched two scoreless innings on 18 pitches before getting the hook, which allows him to pitch again as early as tomorrow's Shore Conference Tournament game vs. Manasquan. If Donovan Catholic wins that game, the Griffins will play Monday in the SCT quarterfinals and Tuesday in the OCT final.

Brick Memorial cut into the lead in the fourth inning with four consecutive RBI singles by freshman Tyler Garbooshian, junior Devante Noriega, senior Joe Cordi and junior Jimi Popp.

Donovan Catholic got its offense back in gear in the bottom of the fourth, with senior Rocco Scarpitti following a two-run single by Levine with an RBI single off the top of the fence in left-centerfield.

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Donovan (18-1)10004XXx1480


Nick Garbooshian (L)0.25883149
Nate Van Norman0.10224029
Cole Cook-Benson0.20003028
Declan Sheehan2.13432358
Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Shaun O’Keefe (W)21000318
John Grano1.13442135
Kade Kulpinski1.21000012

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Devante Noriega2-2, R, RBI
Tyler Garbooshian1-2, R, RBI
Joe Cordi1-2, RBI
Jimi Popp1-2, RBI
Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Tyler Levine2-3, 2B, BB, R, 5 RBI
Hunter Johnson1-3, BB, 2 RBI
Joe Maier2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Gavin Degnan1-1, 3 BB, 3 R
Rocco Scarpitti1-2, 2 BB, R, RBI, SB
Anthony Mursko1-3, HBP, 3 R


(4) Southern 6, (1) Jackson Memorial 3 (8 Innings)

Senior Niko Diamantopoulos hit a tiebreaking two-run single in the top of the eighth inning after Jackson Memorial tied the game in the bottom of the seventh and the Rams upended the top-seeded Jaguars to advance to the OCT final for just the fourth time in program history and first time since 2017.

Jackson Memorial senior Charlie Meglio connected on a two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth to tie the game at 2-2, giving Meglio a Shore-Conference-leading nine for the season.

Southern senior Dom Miranda responded with a solo blast in the top of the sixth to give Southern the lead back, 3-2.

Jackson Memorial tied the game at 3-3 in the bottom of the seventh on a one-out sacrifice fly by senior Mike Arent after Southern opted to intentionally walk Meglio to load the bases.

Miranda opened the scoring with an RBI single in the top of the fourth and junior Ray Mulhern tacked on another run with an RBI single in the top of the fifth inning.

In the bottom of the fifth, Meglio lifted a two-strike pitch toward the opposite field in right and it carried over the fence for the tying homer.

Junior Roger Dreher earned the win in relief of Brady Lesiak and also tacked on an insurance run in the eighth with an RBI single that made it 6-3.

Southern will take on Donovan Catholic Tuesday in the Ocean County Tournament championship game Tuesday, 4 p.m. at Central Regional High School's Al Leiter Ballpark.

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Jackson Mem (15-5)00002010374


Brady Lesiak542247102
Roger Dreher (W)33112448
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Mehmet52201662
Tommy Mazzella12110323
Dean Daddio (L)23331444

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Dom Miranda2-3, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Niko Diamantopoulos1-4, 2 RBI
Roger Dreher1-2, RBI
Ray Mulhern1-5, RBI
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Charlie Meglio3-3, HR, BB, R, 2 RBI, SB
Jackson Osmond1-3, BB, R, SB
Matt Koblos1-3, BB
Nick Mellino1-3, BB



Class A North

Middletown South 7, Marlboro 3 

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Marlboro (10-8)0000030382


Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Brevin Bezick (W)54222599
Will Christopher24100329
Dan Trentacosta (L)3.13432567
Jacob Glick0.22220012
Andrew Li33110142

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthGame Stats
Will Christopher2-4, 2B, 2 R, SB
Matt Sliva1-2, R, 2 RBI
Lou D’Alessio1-2, BB, 2 R, RBI
Danny Corcoran2-4, R, RBI
Brevin Bezick1-4, 2B, RBI
MarlboroGame Stats
Gavin McCarthy2-4, 2B, R
Michael Consolazio1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Mike Diver2-3
Joe Santos1-3, SB




Holmdel 10, Brick 5

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Brick (1-18)3010010593


Joe Barbarino (W)675346102
Brendan Cieplensky12000120
Kyle Knowsley (L)57552383
Peyton Horning0.12442120
Jayden Espana0.21103023
Vincent Baracia10000014

Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
Max Woodward2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Matt Iulo3-5, 2 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Nick Rakoski2-4, HBP, 2 R, RBI
James Vallillo1-3, 2 RBI
Tyler Reddy1-3, BB, 2 R
BrickGame Stats
Chris Quick2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R
A.J. Grygiel2-4, RBI
Brannon McBride2-3, BB, RBI
Will Meade1-4, 2B, R


Matawan 14, Long Branch 1 (5 Innings)

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Matawan (12-9)3353XXX14101


Kellen Campbell (L)27852148
Tahjmier Johnson13661150
Noah Hoogmoed10001015
Jayce Thoroughman (W)52111865

Top Hitters

Long BranchGame Stats
Will Torres1-2, 2B, RBI
Clinton Campbell1-2, 2B
MatawanGame Stats
Sean Hart2-2, 3B, BB, 3 R, RBI
Joey Bodin2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Scott Germaine1-1, 3 R
Jack Sassa1-2, 2 R
Brandon Falco1-4, RBI
Mark Kovach1-1, BB, 2 R, RBI


Toms River North 6, Freehold Twp. 0

Matt Petrocello pitched a two-hit shutout with eight strikeouts and two walks on 89 pitches and the Mariners (8-9) blanked the Patriots (9-12).

Brenden Lavallee went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored, while Ty Kazanowsky and Ian St. Luce each went 2-for-4 for Toms River North, with Kazanowsky also driving in two runs.


Raritan 15, Keyport 1 (5 Innings)

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Raritan (10-10)5190XXx15111


Andrew Staeger (L)311151384108
Danny Metrick1000019
James Nichols21101327
Dan Fedorco (W)1.10002228
Sean Burnett1.20000116

Top Hitters

KeyportGame Stats
Tristan Knoblauch1-2, BB, R
RaritanGame Stats
Dan Moreno2-2, 2 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI
Dan Fedorco2-4, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI, 2 SB
Travis Evernham1-2, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Joe Rotando2-2, BB, R
Alan Warren1-2, BB, R
Dan Calicari1-2, BB, R, SB


Freehold Boro 4, Monmouth 3

Starting pitcher Nick Montello went 2-for-2 with an RBI and Aiden Denham pitched three scoreless innings of relief to earn the win as the Colonials (1-17) edged the Falcons (8-11) for their first win of the season.

Montello allowed one earned run in four innings before turning the game over to Denham on the mound. Christian Vallaro and Nick Russo each went 2-for-3 with a run scored for Freehold Boro.


Point Boro 5, Point Beach 2

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Pt Boro (9-9)202100X570


Kyle Kolans (L)46542360
Ryan Doyle21000630
Bryson Kirby (W)5.2522512113
Cal Kedves0.1000108
Eric Anilonis1000006

Top Hitters

Point BeachGame Stats
Danny Lubach1-2, HR, BB, R, RBI
Clayton Reinhard2-4, 2B, RBI
Bryan Matuschat1-3, 2B, BB, R
Point BoroGame Stats
Bryson Kirby2-3, HR, R, RBI
Andrew Lockwood2-2, BB, RBI, SB
Tommy Laspina1-3, BB, 2 R, 2 SB
Connor Cilento1-3, BB, R, RBI
Ryan Acquisto1-3, R, SB


Colts Neck 3, Toms River South 1

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TR South (7-11)1000000151


Tom Diffley (W)751015
Aiden Lynch (L)4.143311
Chris Clark2.210000

Top Hitters

Colts NeckGame Stats
John O’Connor1-3, 2B, R
Kyle McCarthy2-3, R
Ryan Tan1-3, RBI
Toms River SouthGame Stats
Ryan Schmidt1-3, R, SB
Anthony Johnson1-1, HBP




Red Bank 10, Voorhees 1

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Voorhees (6-13)0001000161


P.J. Whitehead (W)65113483
Ryan Robinson1100009
Nolan Banach (L)4.259745102
Dylan Jordan1.11102128

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Hank Dal Pra2-3, 2B, BB, 2 RBI, SB
Will Marziarz1-2, 3B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ryan Robinson1-3, 2B, BB, 2 R
P.J. Whitehead1-3, HBP, 2 R, SB
Jackson Hyman1-4, 2B, R, SB
VoorheesGame Stats
Joey Nolan2-3, R, SB
Jeff Manning2-2, BB, 2 SB


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Class B Central

Asbury Park at Lakewood -- PPD, May 19, 4 p.m.




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