Builders’ General Shore Conference Baseball NJSIAA Scoreboard, May 25
Central Jersey Group IV
(6) Monroe 9, (3) Jackson Memorial 8
|Jackson Mem (17-8)||1||4||0||2||1||0||0||8||13||3|
|Zack Wallace (W)||1.2||1||0||0||1||1||32|
|Dean Daddio (L)||4.2||4||2||0||2||7||87|
|Kyle McCauley||2-3, BB, R, RBI|
|Aidan Lane||2-5, 2 R, RBI|
|Michael Ortiz||1-3, RBI|
|Larry Casey||1-4, R, RBI|
|Trevor Wallace||1-3, RBI|
|Lucas White||1-2, 3 BB, R|
|Harrison Lollin||1-4, R|
|Jackson Memorial||Game Stats|
|Matt Koblos||2-3, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI|
|Jackson Osmond||3-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI|
|Nick Mellino||2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R|
|Charlie Meglio||2-4, BB, R|
|Mike Arent||2-4, BB|
|Tyler Huzzy||2-4, 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.
|Andrew Gendi (W)||7||4||2||2||4||6||105|
|Joe Loreti (L)||5||5||3||1||1||7||83|
|Jack Sassa||2-4, R|
|Joey Bodin||1-4, RBI|
|Sean Hart||1-3, R|
|Ryan Tash||1-3, RBI|
|Eyan Everett||1-3, 2B, R|
|Braedan Nitti||1-3, 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.
|Conor Bell (L)||1.1||6||4||4||2||3||56|
|Owen O’Toole (W)||2||2||0||0||1||2||35|
|Luke Guire||2-3, BB, R|
|Andrew Forster||1-1, BB|
|Rumson-Fair Haven||Game Stats|
|Jack Riva||2-3, 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI|
|Owen Kenney||2-3, R, 3 RBI|
|Reece Moroney||1-1, 2B, 3 BB, 3 R|
|Griffin Shenman||1-1, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R|
|Spencer Hobson||1-3, 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.
|T.J. Legere (L)||4.2||4||1||1||4||7||87|
|Jackson Walsh (W)||8||7||3||3||0||10||103|
|Jake Howlett||1-4, 2B, RBI|
|Colin MacDermant||1-4, 2B, R|
|Mike Horowitz||1-3, RBI|
|T.J. Legere||2-3, R|
|Jon Cofone||1-4, RBI|
|Zach Szatkowski||1-3, R|
|Casey Cumiskey||2-5, 3B, R|
|Dylan Kartelias||2-4, BB, R, RBI|
|Breckyn DeAngelis||1-3, 2B, BB, R|
|Jackson Walsh||2-3, 2 BB|
|Ryan Orth||1-3, BB, RBI|
|Carter Cuminsky||1-4, 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.
|Tommy Kowaliwskyj (W)||7||4||2||0||4||5||110|
|Eric Thompson (L)||1.1||3||5||5||6||1||67|
|Shane Garrett||2-4, 2B, 2 R|
|Connor Tongring||1-3, 2B, 2 RBI|
|George Krenkel||3-3, 2B, R, RBI|
|Ben Robinson||1-4, RBI|
|Matt Richter||1-3, 2B, RBI|
|Justin Ortiz||1-3, 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.
|Austin Griffith (L)||1||1||1||0||1||3||27|
|Vinny Cooney (W)||3||2||0||0||2||6||63|
|Jack O’Shea||2-3, BB, RBI, SB|
|Kevin Prime||1-3, 2B, BB, R|
|Brett Patten||2-5, 2 SB|
|Dylan Vowteras||1-3, 2 BB, SB|
|Nick Merunka||2-5, 3B, R, RBI|
|Owen Friddell||1-4, RBI|
|Andrew Madison||1-2, 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.
|Pt Beach (21-5)||2||5||2||0||1||X||X||10||11||0|
|Anthony Stillwagon (L)||4||10||10||8||3||3||81|
|Kyle Kolans (W)||3||0||0||0||0||6||35|
|Point Beach||Game Stats|
|Colin Reinhard||3-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI|
|Bryan Matuschat||2-3, 2 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB|
|Nate Clayton||2-3, 2B, 3 RBI|
|Daniel Storch||1-3, 2B, R, RBI|
|Tommy Conroy||1-2, BB, HBP, 4 R, 3 SB|
|John Coakley||1-3, 2B|
|James Larsen||1-3, 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)||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||1||8||0|
|Matthew Stempinski (L)||7.1||4||2||2||4||1||100|
|Donovan Hughes (W)||2.1||1||0||0||2||5||44|
|South Amboy||Game Stats|
|Gabe Albarran||2-4, R|
|Steven Evanski||1-3, RBI|
|Joe Santi||1-3, RBI, SB|
|Christian Simonsen||1-2, RBI|
|T.J. Minner||2-3, 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.
|Brady Lesiak (W)||5||3||2||2||3||4||94|
|Roger Dreher (SV)||2||0||0||0||0||2||30|
|Benedetto Andreoli (L)||1.2||5||5||5||3||2||50|
|Brady Lesiak||4-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI|
|Niko Diamantopoulos||2-3, RBI|
|Gabe Tomei||1-4, 2B, R|
|Ray Mulhern||1-4, R|
|Dom Miranda||1-3, BB|
|Yoan Feliz||1-2, BB, RBI|
|Anthony Rokotz||1-4, RBI|
|David Ortiz||1-3, 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
Pinelands 4, Pilgrim Academy 2