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NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Quarterfinals

Central Jersey Group IV

(6) Monroe 9, (3) Jackson Memorial 8

Monroe (14-10)1060110993
Jackson Mem (17-8)14021008133


Lucas White5.1128636110
Zack Wallace (W)1.21001132
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Collin McCarron2.15664160
Tommy Mazzella0011106
Dean Daddio (L)4.24202787

Top Hitters

MonroeGame Stats
Kyle McCauley2-3, BB, R, RBI
Aidan Lane2-5, 2 R, RBI
Michael Ortiz1-3, RBI
Larry Casey1-4, R, RBI
Trevor Wallace1-3, RBI
Lucas White1-2, 3 BB, R
Harrison Lollin1-4, R
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Matt Koblos2-3, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Jackson Osmond3-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Nick Mellino2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R
Charlie Meglio2-4, BB, R
Mike Arent2-4, BB
Tyler Huzzy2-4, R


(5) East Brunswick 7, (13) Manalapan 1



Central Jersey Group III

(9) Matawan 3, (1) Steinert 2

Joey Bodin broke a 2-2 tie with a successful RBI squeeze bunt in the top of the fifth and Andrew Gendi finished off a complete game to catapult the Huskies past the top-seeded Spartans and into the sectional semifinal round for the first time in eight years.

Sal Cassano and Eric Friedman each came through with RBI singles in the top of the second inning to stake Matawan to a 2-0 lead before Steinert swung back with two in the bottom of the inning on a squeeze and RBI groundout.

Matawan will hit the road once again on Tuesday, when the Huskies take on No. 4 Lawrence with a spot in the sectional championship game on the line.

Matawan (15-11)0200100360
Steinert (17-9)020000X242


Andrew Gendi (W)742246105
Joe Loreti (L)55311783
Joey Ditta1.21001232
Andrew Wolak0.1000002

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Jack Sassa2-4, R
Joey Bodin1-4, RBI
Sean Hart1-3, R
SteinertGame Stats
Ryan Tash1-3, RBI
Eyan Everett1-3, 2B, R
Braedan Nitti1-3, 2B


(3) Middletown North 4, (6) Allentown 3

Dylan Briggs singled through the middle with two out in the bottom of the seventh to score Ryan Frontera with the winning run and the Lions (15-8) rallied to beat the Redbirds (16-9), keeping their Group III championship defense alive.

With Middletown North trailing, 3-2, and down to its last two outs, Mike Hallard started the winning rally with a one-out walk single into left field. Frontera followed with a single through the middle, which chased Hallard to third with one out. Allentown contended that Hallard missed second base, but the appeal was unsuccessful.

R.J. Kernan then tied the game with a groundball to second base that turned into an out at first base, but scored Hallard and advanced Frontera to second. Allentown then opted to intentionally walk Zach Hampton with first base open to face Briggs.

With the count 1-0, Briggs hit a solid groundball back through the box and it cleared the middle infielders. Centerfielder Jack Sweeney made a strong throw to the plate in the air, but Frontera wisely slid to the back of the plate and tapped it with his right hand before catcher Alex Bischoff could apply the tag.

Alipio Figueroa pitched a scoreless seventh inning to earn the win in relief of Hampton, who allowed three runs on five hits and two walks on 88 pitches without striking out a batter.

Middletown North erased a one-run deficit earlier in the game as well, with Frontera also figuring prominently in that rally in the bottom of the fifth inning. Jason Quardt singled, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt by Gabe Ahlemeyer and scored on an RBI single by Ian McGoldrick to pull the Lions even, 1-1.

With McGoldrick reaching second base on the throw home following his single, Frontera followed with a single through the right side to plate McGoldrick with the go-ahead run.

Allentown answered right back in the top of the sixth, with Sweeney launching a leadoff home run to leftfield. Slade Herrill then singled, advanced on a sacrifice bunt followed by a groundout to second, then scored on a two-out RBI single by Bryce Berrien to give Allentown a 3-2 lead.

Hallard, Frontera and Kernan each finished 2-for-4, with Hallard doubling earlier in the game. Quardt also went 2-for-3 for Middletown North.

After pulling off one-run wins in each of the first two rounds, Middletown North will host crosstown rival Middletown South Tuesday in the sectional semifinals.

(7) Middletown South 4, (15) Northern Burlington 2

Ben Schild pitched into the sixth and struck out 11 and John Chiusano delivered the go-ahead two-run single in the bottom of the sixth as the Eagles (13-12) battled for a win over the Greyhounds (11-14) that sends them to the sectional semifinals Tuesday at No. 3 Middletown North.

Chiusano drove in three of the four Middletown South runs Thursday, the first of which came on an RBI single that put the Eagles ahead, 1-0, in the bottom of the second inning.

Making just his second start since returning from a four-week shutout Schild took a shutout with 11 strikeouts into the sixth inning, when Northern Burlington finally got to him and tied the game with an RBI double by freshman catcher Liam Velit.

Matt Sliva tacked on an insurance run with an RBI single in the sixth and Brendan Roche came on to finish the game on the mound and earn the win.



Central Jersey Group II

(1) Rumson-Fair Haven 7, (8) Bordentown 2

Jack Riva and Owen Kenney both drove in a run in each of the first two innings and Rumson's bullpen covered the final four, scoreless innings as the Bulldogs topped the Scotties to reach the Central Group II semifinal round for the third consecutive season.

Rumson opened the scoring with back-to-back doubles by Reece Moroney and Riva in the bottom of the first and Kenney extended the lead to 2-0 when he flipped a single into left-centerfield.

The Bulldogs tacked on two more runs in the second, with Griffin Shenman just missing a home run on his leadoff double, then scoring on an RBI single by Riva. Kenney drove in the second run of the inning and fourth of the game with an RBI fielder's choice groundout.

After Jackson Hinchcliffe pitched a no-hitter in the state-playoff opener vs. Nottingham on Monday, right-hander John Goodes recorded the first eight outs on Thursday without surrendering a hit either. Goodes, however, issued his third walk of the game with two out in the top of the third, then surrendered an infield single to Luke Guire. Goodes then walked three straight batters to force home two runs and finally ended the threat with his fourth strikeout.

Owen O'Toole pitched the fourth and five innings to earn the win before Cal Champeau and Matt Bruno each pitched a scoreless backend inning, with each pitcher working around one hit batter to pitch a clean frame.

Rumson will again host the sectional semifinal, with No. 12 Ocean set to make the trip north on to play the Bulldogs.

Bordentown (13-13)0020000230
Rumson-FH (19-5)220120X780


Conor Bell (L)1.16442356
Andrew Forster32337478
Tyler Rossell1.2000029
John Goodes31226469
Owen O’Toole (W)22001235
Cal Champeau10000214
Matt Bruno10000112

Top Hitters

BordentownGame Stats
Luke Guire2-3, BB, R
Andrew Forster1-1, BB
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Jack Riva2-3, 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI
Owen Kenney2-3, R, 3 RBI
Reece Moroney1-1, 2B, 3 BB, 3 R
Griffin Shenman1-1, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R
Spencer Hobson1-3, 2B, RBI


(3) Spotswood 4, (11) Wall 3 (8 Innings)

Dylan Kartelias singled home Casey Cuminskey with the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Chargers outlasted the Crimson Knights to advance to the sectional semifinals against No. 10 Delran on Tuesday.

Cuminskey cracked a one-out triple to ignite the winning rally in the eighth and Wall opted to intentionally walk the next two batters to set up a force at every base. Kartelias then lined an 0-1 pitch into centerfield to end the game and Wall's postseason run.

Mike Horowitz hit a game-tying RBI single in the top of the sixth to pull Wall even, 3-3. The Crimson Knights held a 2-1 lead at one point thanks to a two-run third. Jon Cofone hit an RBI single and Jake Howlett gave Wall a 2-1 lead with an RBI double.

Wall (13-14)00200100371
Spotswood (20-7)102000014100


Matt Johnson2.26334268
T.J. Legere (L)4.24114787
Jackson Walsh (W)8733010103

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Jake Howlett1-4, 2B, RBI
Colin MacDermant1-4, 2B, R
Mike Horowitz1-3, RBI
T.J. Legere2-3, R
Jon Cofone1-4, RBI
Zach Szatkowski1-3, R
SpotswoodGame Stats
Casey Cumiskey2-5, 3B, R
Dylan Kartelias2-4, BB, R, RBI
Breckyn DeAngelis1-3, 2B, BB, R
Jackson Walsh2-3, 2 BB
Ryan Orth1-3, BB, RBI
Carter Cuminsky1-4, BB, RBI


(12) Ocean 9, (4) Carteret 2

George Krenkel went 3-for-3 with on of Ocean's four doubles and Tommy Kowaliwskyj completed the game on 110 pitches as the Spartans beat the Ramblers for their second consecutive state-playoff road win.

Ocean advances to the sectional semifinals to face top-seeded Rumson-Fair Haven.

Ocean (19-7)23000049102
Carteret (17-8)0011000242


Tommy Kowaliwskyj (W)742045110
Eric Thompson (L)1.13556167
Nick Kee5.27420595

Top Hitters

Shane Garrett2-4, 2B, 2 R
Connor Tongring1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
George Krenkel3-3, 2B, R, RBI
Ben Robinson1-4, RBI
Matt Richter1-3, 2B, RBI
Justin Ortiz1-3, RBI


(10) Delran 2, (15) Manasquan 1 (9 Innings)

Nick Merunka singled home the winning run with two out in the bottom of the ninth inning and the Bears won a thriller over the Warriors to reach the sectional semifinals Tuesday at No. 3 Spotswood.

Manasquan scored its lone run in the top of the first inning when Kevin Prime doubled with two out and scored on an RBI single by starting pitcher Jack O'Shea.

Manasquan (12-12)100000000165
Delran (14-7-1)000010001252


Jack O’Shea7.241147113
Austin Griffith (L)11101327
Joe Duffield641159112
Vinny Cooney (W)32002663

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Jack O’Shea2-3, BB, RBI, SB
Kevin Prime1-3, 2B, BB, R
Brett Patten2-5, 2 SB
Dylan Vowteras1-3, 2 BB, SB
DelranGame Stats
Nick Merunka2-5, 3B, R, RBI
Owen Friddell1-4, RBI
Andrew Madison1-2, 2B, 2 BB



Central Jersey Group I

(1) Point Beach 10, (9) Riverside 0 (5 Innings)

Three Point Beach pitchers combined on a one-hitter and Bryan Matuschat hit two of his team's six doubles as the Garnet Gulls cruised to a quarterfinal win over the Rams that lands Point Beach back in the sectional semifinals for the fifth straight season.

Point Beach will host No. 5 Manville in the sectional semifinals on Tuesday.

Riverside (8-12)00000XX012
Pt Beach (21-5)25201XX10110


Anthony Stillwagon (L)4101083381
Owen Artes0100107
Kyle Kolans (W)30000635
James Larsen11001021
Ryan Doyle10001318

Top Hitters

RiversideGame Stats
Dean Potts1-2
Point BeachGame Stats
Colin Reinhard3-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Bryan Matuschat2-3, 2 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Nate Clayton2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Daniel Storch1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Tommy Conroy1-2, BB, HBP, 4 R, 3 SB
John Coakley1-3, 2B
James Larsen1-3, RBI


(2) Shore 2, (7) South Amboy 1 (8 Innings)

Joe Santi came through with a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Blue Devils walk-off with a win over the Governors to clinch a home sectional semifinal game Tuesday against No. 3 Middlesex.

South Amboy (13-7)10000000180
Shore (13-12)01000001241


Matthew Stempinski (L)7.142241100
Christian Simonsen5.2711210110
Donovan Hughes (W)2.11002544

Top Hitters

South AmboyGame Stats
Gabe Albarran2-4, R
Steven Evanski1-3, RBI
ShoreGame Stats
Joe Santi1-3, RBI, SB
Christian Simonsen1-2, RBI
T.J. Minner2-3, 2B, R, SB



South Jersey Group IV

(7) Southern 5, (2) Vineland 2

Brady Lesiak homered twice and drove in four within the first two innings to aid his own cause on the mound and deliver the Rams with a sectional quarterfinal road win over the Fighting Clan.

Lesiak belted a two-run homer in the top of the first and Southern added another run later in the inning on an RBI single by Niko Diamantopoulos. Lesiak struck again for his second two-run homer in the top of the second and did not give up a run until he surrendered two in the bottom of the fifth.

Right-hander Roger Draher pitched two scoreless, hitless innings while allowing just a hit-by-pitch and striking out two in earning the save.

Southern will return home and host No. 11 Eastern Tuesday in the sectional semifinals.

Southern (16-8)3200000592
Vineland (18-9)0000200230


Brady Lesiak (W)53223494
Roger Dreher (SV)20000230
Benedetto Andreoli (L)1.25553250
Nikolas Bancroft5.14000567

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Brady Lesiak4-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI
Niko Diamantopoulos2-3, RBI
Gabe Tomei1-4, 2B, R
Ray Mulhern1-4, R
Dom Miranda1-3, BB
VinelandGame Stats
Yoan Feliz1-2, BB, RBI
Anthony Rokotz1-4, RBI
David Ortiz1-3, R



South Jersey Non-Public A

(6) Notre Dame 9, (3) Donovan Catholic 6


South Jersey Non-Public B

(5) Holy Spirit 8, (4) St. Rose 1


Regular Season


Pinelands 4, Pilgrim Academy 2



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