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Monmouth County Tournament

Round of 16

(22) Matawan 7, (6) Howell 0

Junior Mark Kovach delivered a two-out, two-run single in the top of the first and that was all support junior Brandon Falco needed, as the right-hander spun his second straight double-digit-strikeout, shutout -- this time pitching the Huskies past the Rebels.

In his last two starts, Falco has allowed six hits over 14 scoreless innings with 26 strikeouts.

Matawan (6-5)2100022790
Howell (5-5)0000000024


Brandon Falco (W, 3-2)7200211109
Aiden Bauer (L, 1-2)23314256
Phil Christopher3.25202275
Jack Snowden11202130
Logan Koeppel0.1000003

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Joey Bodin2-3, 2 BB, R, RBI, SB
Jack Sassa1-4, 2 R, RBI, 3 SB
Mark Kovach1-3, BB, 2 RBI
Sean Hart1-3, BB, RBI
Chris Galasso1-3, 2B, BB, R, 2 SB
Mike DiPietro1-2, 2 BB, R
Eric Friedman1-3, BB, R, 2 SB
Andrew Gendi1-3, HBP. R
HowellGame Stats
Russell Halvorsen1-3
Braden Walsh1-2, SB


(8) Middletown South 8, (9) Ocean 0

Senior Ben Schild and sophomore Brendan Sliva hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the first inning to jumpstart the offense and junior left-hander Mason Christopher fired six scoreless, two-hit innings to power the Eagles to a round-of-16 win over the Spartans.

Senior Will Christopher socked a solo home run in the bottom of the second and senior Danny Corcoran singled home Middletown South's fifth run during a four-run fourth inning as part of a perfect 3-for-3 day at the plate.

Ocean (6-5)0000000022
Midd South (5-6)220400X8100


Ryan Boeckman (L, 0-2)410871283
Dylan Lazar10002021
Jack Kelly10000010
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Mason Christopher (W, 1-2)62003793
Chris Thompson10000217

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Dylan Lazar2-3, SB
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Danny Corcoran3-3, 2 R, RBI
Will Christopher1-1, HR, BB, 2 R, RBI
Ben Schild2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Lou D’Alessio1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Brendan Sliva1-3, 2B, RBI
Andrew Marquis1-3, 2B


(1) Ranney 5, (17) Monmouth 3

Senior Enrique Beltra hit a game-tying homer in the second inning and a tiebreaking RBI single in the bottom of the sixth as the Panthers pulled out a hard-fought win over the Falcons to earn a spot in the MCT semifinals later this week against No. 8 Middletown South.

After the Hawks jumped in front, 1-0, on an unearned run off Ranney starter Marcello Mastroianni, Beltra responded with his game-tying solo home run. The Panthers then grabbed a 3-1 lead in the third, with fifth-year senior Brett Wehringer highlighting the rally with an RBI single.

Monmouth hit back in the top of the fifth, with junior Evan Booth belting a solo home run to cut the deficit in half and senior Aiden Denton leveling up the score with an RBI double as part of his perfect day at the plate.

After Beltra broke the tie with his RBI single in the bottom of the sixth, senior A.J. Gracia added on a run for Ranney with an RBI double.

Monmouth (5-6)0100200362
Ranney (11-1)012002X591


Christian Zito (L, 0-2)5.285445106
Joey Esposito0.11000014
Marcello Mastroianni4.243211081
A.J. Gracia (W, 2-0)2.12000634

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Evan Booth1-4, HR, R, RBI
Aiden Denton2-2, 2B, HBP, R, RBI
RanneyGame Stats
Enrique Beltra2-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
A.J. Gracia3-4, 2B, R, RBI
Brett Wehringer1-3, RBI
Glen Cantalupo1-2, BB, R


(3) CBA 3, (14) Holmdel 0

Senior Jack Mocik singled home a run in the bottom of the second inning and junior right-hander Chris Levonas quieted the hot bats of the Hornets as the Colts remained unbeaten while snapping Holmdel's seven-game winning streak.

Holmdel (7-3)0000000021
CBA (9-0-1)012000X350


Max Woodward (L, 1-1)65314295
Chris Levonas (W, 3-0)720031089

Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
Brendan Cieplensky1-3
Max Iulo1-3
CBAGame Stats
Jack Mocik3-3, RBI
Harrison Campi1-2, 2B, BB, R
Hunter DelGuercio1-2, 2B, BB, R



Class A South

Brick Memorial 9, Toms River North 1

Brick Mem (6-6, 4-4)01012509120
TR North (3-6, 2-6)0000100121


Chase Cohen (W, 1-0)4.21111576
Cole Cook-Benson1.11000221
Jaxon Figueroa1000018
Kieran Mulholland (L, 2-2)45333685
Jon Loalbo13221123
Matt Petrocelli24401144

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Tyler Garbooshian3-3, 2B, 3B, 3 RBI
Nick Garbooshian1-2, 2BB, R, 2 RBI
Nicco Maribo2-5, 2B, 2 R
Joe Cordi1-2, 3B, 2 BB, 3 R
Jimi Popp1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Joe Nolan2-3, BB
Brady Leach1-5, 2B, R
Devante Noriega1-4, 2 RBI
Toms River NorthGame Stats
Brenden Lavallee1-2, 2B, R
Vinny Vergona1-1, RBI


No. 6 Jackson Memorial 8, No. 9 Central 6

Senior Charlie Meglio hit a go-ahead two-run home run in the top of the third inning and fifth-year senior Dean Daddio recorded the final eight outs on 18 pitches to help the Jaguars clip the Golden Eagles for their seventh straight win.

Jackson Memorial jumped in front, 2-0, on a two-run double by senior Aidan O'Donnell in the top of the first inning and expanded the lead to 3-1 on a solo home run to right-centerfield by junior Nick Izzo.

Sophomore Tommy Tuzzolino singled home a run in the bottom of the second and junior Brayden Lowden drew a bases-loaded walk to tie the game.

Meglio then cranked a long fly ball over the left-centerfield fence for a tiebreaking, two-run homer.

Senior Matt Koblos added a two-run single in the fourth and senior Mike Arent followed with another RBI single to stretch the lead to 8-3.

Central got a run back in the bottom of the fourth on a sacrifice fly by Cristian Soto and picked up two runs in the fifth -- the first on an unusual dead-ball in which the ball got lodged in between the chest and chest protector of O'Donnell, the Jaguars catcher. By rule, that is a dead ball and the runners and second and third were cleared to each advance one base.

Another run scored on a bases-loaded walk and Daddio Jackson Memorial coach Pat George summoned for Daddio with one out, the bases loaded and Soto coming to bat. Daddio induced a 6-3 double-play to shortstop Nick Mellino to get out of the jam and cruised through the final two innings to close out the victory.

Jackson (10-2, 7-1)21230008122
Central (5-5, 4-4)1201200670


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Collin McCarron (W, 1-1)47655489
Nick Striano0.10002012
Dean Daddio (SV, 2)2.20000118
Tyler Bell (L, 2-1)39881154
Anthony Bilello43001254

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Charlie Meglio2-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Mike Arent3-4, RBI
Julian Caruso2-3, BB, 2 R
Nick Izzo1-4, HR, R, RBI
Aidan O’Donnell1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Matt Koblos1-3, BB, R, 2 RBI
Brady Wendell1-3, 2B, R
CentralGame Stats
Dom Masino2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R
Brayden Lowden1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
T.J. Marshall2-4, RBI
Tommy Tuzzolino1-4, RBI
Trevor Policastro1-3, BB, R


Toms River South 6, Brick 4

Freshman Evan Schmidt swatted a game-tying two-run double during a five-run sixth inning and seniors Chris Clark and Ryan Schmidt added RBI on outs later in the inning as the Indians used a late flurry of offense to top the Green Dragons.

Sophomore Donovan Wilkenson also added a run-scoring single in the sixth inning, while seniors Mikey Erli and Justin Diaz set the rally up with back-to-back singles to lead off the sixth.

Brick (1-10, 0-8)0101200481
TR South (5-5, 5-3)000105X6104


Kyle Knowsley57443373
Dylan Rostek (L, 0-2)02222010
Sean Savannah11000113
Chris Hastings45333281
Aiden Lynch (W, 1-2)33111541

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
Will Meade2-4, 2B, RBI
Luke Bilheimer2-3, RBI
Brayden Heatter1-4, 2B, R
David Marcus1-4, RBI
Toms River SouthGame Stats
Justin Diaz3-3, R
Evan Schmidt1-1, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Donovan Wilkinson1-2, 2 RBI
Mikey Erli1-3, 2 R
Rob Abatemarco1-1, 2 BB, R



Class B Central

Long Branch 16, Asbury Park 1 (5 Innings)

Asbury Park (0-6, 0-6)01000XX120
Long Branch (3-10, 3-5)14101XXX16210


Nick Chathaunt (L)0.1610104040
Shakim Petterson0.1000001
John Hebron (W, 2-1)21111327
Tahjmier Johnson21001122
Anthony Williams10000313

Top Hitters

Asbury ParkGame Stats
Nestor Castillo1-2
Carlos Rojas-Gutierrez1-2
Long BranchGame Stats
Tahjmier Johson3-3, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Clinton Campbell3-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Evan Pellot2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI
Romeo Martinez2-2, 2 R, RBI
Andre Jackson1-2, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Will Reyes1-1, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI
Matt Lorme2-3
Noah Hoogmoed1-2, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI


Point Beach 13, Henry Hudson 3 (5 Innings)

Hudson (4-4, 3-4)00003XX330
Pt Beach (10-0, 8-0)32251XX13130


Teddy Fariello (L, 0-1)2.25773048
Nick Dowd1.16552040
David Ortore02111012
Noah Banick (W, 1-0)41003761
James Larsen0.22322030
Jackson Killian0.1000014

Top Hitters

Henry HudsonGame Stats
Aiden Winters2-3, RBI
Hayden Kurdes1-1, 2 BB, R, RBI
Point BeachGame Stats
Nate Clayton2-3, HR, R, 5 RBI
Colin Reinhard4-4, 2 2B, 3 R, 3 RBI, 2 SB
Danny Lubach1-1, HR, 2 BB, R, RBI
Bryan Matuschat1-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI, SB
James Larsen1-2, 2B, BB, R, RBI, SB
John Coakley1-2, 2 BB, 2 R


St. Rose 20, Keansburg 0 (5 Innings)

Freshman Brendan Brophy and senior Jack Donohue combined on a no-hitter with seven strikeouts as the Purple Roses handled the Titans to remain untouched in Class B Central play and set up a clash for first place with Point Beach in the form of a two-game series to close out the week in divisional play.

Keansburg (4-4, 4-4)00000XX005
St. Rose (9-3, 8-0)3278XXX20120


John Gillilland (L, 0-1)2.271286079
Antonio Alejandro1.15823051
Brendan Brophy (W, 2-0)30001434
Jack Donohue20001331

Top Hitters

St. RoseGame Stats
Frank Soos1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Anthony Crudo2-2, 2 R, RBI
Brendan Brophy2-2, R, RBI
Jack Donohue1-1, R, 2 RBI


Keyport 14, Lakewood 4 (5 Innings)

Lakewood (2-5, 2-5)20110XX420
Keyport (2-8, 2-6)20012XXX14120


Derek Nolan (L, 1-1)3.11013134696
Carter Williams (W, 2-1)42413568
Jacob Pinto10001225

Top Hitters

LakewoodGame Stats
Jiovanni Genao1-3, RBI
Derek Nolan1-3, R
KeyportGame Stats
Liam Kilian2-3, R, 3 RBI
Jacob Pinto2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Mason Hospital2-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Tristan Knoblauch1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Erik Schmidt2-2, BB, 2 R, RBI
Carter Williams1-2, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI



Class B South

Manchester 4, Pinelands 3 (8 Innings)

Patrick McKay scored the winning run on a wild pitch after two walks and a hit-by-pitch loaded the bases in the top of the eighth as the Hawks bounced back from blowing a two-run lead to beat the Wildcats.

Logan Russo scored in both the sixth and seventh innings for Pinelands to send the game into extra innings. He singled and scored on a fielder's choice groundout by Jake Fowler in the sixth inning and scored the tying run in the seventh when he tripled and scored on a throwing error at third base.

Manchester(6-1-1, 6-1-1)0001200463
Pinelands (0-7,0-6)1000011342


Joe Inkrote6.2330311104
Anthony Carino (W, 3-0)1.11000123
Hunter Theuret55333690
Jake Fowler (L, 0-3)31111659

Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
Colton Sitarik1-1, 2B, 2 BB, HBP, RBI
Evan Palmer1-4, 2B, RBI
Patrick McKay1-3, R, RBI
Joe Bentivegna2-5, R
Joe Sclama1-4
PinelandsGame Stats
Logan Russo3-4, 3B, 2 R, SB
Jake Fowler1-1, 2 HBP, RBI


Point Boro 12, Barnegat 2 (6 Innings)

Barnegat (2-9)020000X215
Pt Boro (3-6)511203X12151


Jaihan Dominguez (L, 0-1)412971281
Tyler Carll10003126
Bryce Davenport0.13322125
Nick Kowalewski (W, 1-0)51211662
Eric Anilonis1000016

Top Hitters

BarnegatGame Stats
Julian Marfino1-2
Point BoroGame Stats
Tommy Laspina2-4, BB, 2 R, 3 SB
Bryson Kirby2-4, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Shane Ryan2-4, 2 R, RBI, SB
Ryan Acquisto2-4, R, RBI
John Ward2-2, BB, R, 2 SB
Connor Cilento1-2, 3 BB, R, RBI, SB
Andrew Lockwood1-3, RBI


No. 4 Donovan Catholic 6, Jackson Liberty 1

Donovan (9-1, 8-0)1010210551
Jax Lib (2-5-1, 2-3-1)0010000135


Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Shaun O’Keefe (W, 3-0)731021296
Mike Kisseberth (L, 0-1)44225590
Anthony Woods31303266

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Ryan Butchko1-1, 2B, 3 BB, R, RBI
Tyler Levine1-2, 2B, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Dave Yorke1-3, 2B, BB
Anthony Mursko1-3, BB, R




Wall 10, Manasquan 6

Manasquan (6-6)0011040654
Wall (6-5)100513X1093


Cullen Condon (L, 1-1)3.16662376
Tommy Martin1.22321034
Jack Maggs0.1110018
Jack O’Shea0.2000027
Matt Johnson (W, 2-2)5.256532104
T.J. Legere (SV, 2)1.10002431

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Brett Patten1-3, HR, HBP, 2 R, 2 RBI
Kevin Prime1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Keegan Hertel1-2, BB, R, RBI
Connor Voelkson1-3, HBP, R
Cullen Condon1-3, 2B, BB, SB
WallGame Stats
Gabe Cavazzoni2-3, 2B, BB, 3 R, RBI
Colin McDermant2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI
Mason Adam2-3, 2 R, RBI
Jake Howlett1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Matt Johnson1-2, R, RBI
Jon Cofone1-3, R


Raritan 6, Freehold Boro 0

Freehold (0-10)0000000031
Raritan (3-8)230010X6121


Noah Ochojski (L, 0-1)48552892
Spencer Friedman24112146
Phil Kramer (W, 2-0)63001659
Sean Burnett10000013

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroGame Stats
Anthony Vallaro1-2, 2B

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroGame Stats
Anthony Vallaro1-2, 2B
RaritanGame Stats
Dan Fedorco3-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Billy Tigar3-4, 2 R
Phil Kramer1-3, 2B, R
Travis Evernham1-3, RBI
Robert Mulligan1-4, RBI
Stephen McCabe1-2, 2 BB, 2 SB




Shore 1, Roselle Park 0

Shore (5-5)0000100130
Roselle Park (4-4)0000000031


Robert Stock (W, 2-1)730041096
Johnny Amato (L)7310511104

Top Hitters

ShoreGame Stats
Lucas Rosa1-3
Jeff Barham1-2, 2B
Parker Fegan1-3, R
Roselle ParkGame Stats
Michael Bromirski1-3
Brandon Scott1-3
Mayson Harms1-2



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