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NJSIAA Tournament

First Round

Central Jersey Group IV

(3) Jackson Memorial 5, (14) Freehold Twp. 1

Matt Koblos and Tyler Huzzy drove in runs with RBI singles during a four-run first inning and the Jaguars rode a strong pitching performance that included three different arms in a win over the Patriots.

Aidan O'Donnell also knocked in a pair of runs -- one on a first-inning bases-loaded walk and another on a sacrifice fly in the fifth.

Jackson Memorial advances to host No. 6 Monroe in the sectional quarterfinals on Thursday.

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Jackson Mem (17-7)400010X550


Lex Nelsen (L)0.12443118
Jackson Redmond5.23101571
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Mehmet (W)53002277
Joe Zundritsch0.21112126
Dean Daddio (SV)1.11000214

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Game Stats
C.J. Svoboda1-3, RBI
Lex Nelsen1-1, 2 BB, R
Lucas Dixon1-2, BB
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Mike Arent1-2, BB, 2 R
Matt Koblos1-4, R, RBI, SB
Jacob Soto1-2, BB, R, SB
Tyler Huzzy1-3, RBI
Julian Caruso1-4, 2B, R


(13) Manalapan 3, (4) Marlboro 2

Chris Silva worked a base-loaded walk with one out in the top of the seventh to force in the winning run and right-hander Joe Dionisio finished off a complete-game with eighth strikeouts to send the Braves past the rival Mustangs and into the sectional quarterfinals Thursday at No. 5 East Brunswick.

Each team scored two runs in consecutive half-innings -- all of which were unearned -- to set up the 2-2 tie that held up until the top of the seventh. An error on a potential fielder's choice groundout extended Marlboro's inning in the bottom of the third and Gavin McCarthy made the Braves pay with a two-run double to leftfield for a 2-0 Mustangs lead.

Manalapan came right back with two runs in the top of the fourth, which scored on a throwing error by pitcher Alex D'Ambrosio that scored a run from second and another from first. A botched suicide squeeze cost Manalapan a chance to add another run in the inning, as D'Ambrosio closed it out with a strikeout after the Mustangs picked off the runner at third.

Manalapan's winning rally included a leadoff walk and a hit-by-pitch that sandwiched a pinch-hit single by Jake Schwinger. Silva took a borderline 2-2 pitch that was called a ball and the 3-2 pitch missed high to force home Manalapan's third run. Silva also walked an scored in the fourth.

Manalapan (9-16-1)0002001331
Marlboro (12-11)0020000251


Joe Dionisio (W)75201895
Alex D’Ambrosio622036100
Alex Frank (L)0.11112016
Lawrence Elinson0.20000210

Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Cristian Bernardini1-4, 2B
John Pecoraro1-4, R
Chris Silva0-2, 2 BB, R, RBI
Jake Schwinger1-1
MarlboroGame Stats
Gavin McCarthy2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Joe Santos1-2, BB, R
Mike Kansky1-3, 2B


(2) North Brunswick 10, (15) Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)


(5) East Brunswick 4, (12) Howell 1



Central Jersey Group III

(3) Middletown North 3, (14) Hamilton West 2

Sophomore Gabe Ahlemeyer drove in what proved to be the deciding run and pitched 6 2/3 innings before turning the ball over to classmate Zach Hampton to finish off a tense round-one win for the Lions (14-8) over the Hornets (9-16).

Ahlemeyer's RBI single extended Middletown North's lead to 3-0 in the fourth inning after Dylan Briggs scored on a heads-up baserunning play earlier in the inning. With the bases loaded, he broke for home on a pickoff attempt to first and scored to make it a 2-0 Lions lead.

In the top of the seventh inning, Hamilton West loaded the bases and scored on a walk and a fielder's choice that did not net an out. With his team clinging to a one-run lead and Ahlemeyer past the 110-pitch limit, Hampton took the mound and induced a game-ending groundball out to keep Middletown North's Group III title defense alive.

Mike Hallard opened the scoring with an RBI single in the bottom of the third that scored Ian McGoldrick, who doubled his way into scoring position.

Mark Meara allowed just five hits and struck out nine in a complete-game loss for Hamilton West.

Middletown North will host No. 6 Allentown in Thursday's sectional quarterfinal round.


(15) Northern Burlington 4, (2) Brick Memorial 3

Nick Dromboski hit a game-tying sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth and Ryan Kochie added the go-ahead sac fly in the following inning as the Greyhounds (11-13) stunned the Mustangs (16-9), handing Brick Memorial a second straight season-ending loss as a No. 2 seed to a No. 15 seed in the Central Group III opening round.

Brady Leach jumpstarted Brick Memorial with a two-run home run in the bottom of the third inning as part of a 2-for-4 game at the plate.

Northern Burlington responded with two runs in the top of the second inning before Brick Memorial regained the lead on a one-man effort by Jimi Popp. Popp singled with two out, stole second and advanced to third on an overthrow, then scored on a passed ball to make it a 3-2 Mustangs lead.

Nick Garbooshian took allowed two earned runs on nine hits and three walks while striking out six over six innings and 106 pitches. Brick Memorial committed three errors in the game, leading to the unearned run against Garbooshian, as well as an unearned run against losing pitcher Mike Gioia.

Northern Burlington advances to face No. 7 Middletown South in the sectional quarterfinals on Thursday.


(1) Steinert 8, (16) Neptune 1


(9) Matawan 6, (8) Hopewell Valley 1

Junior right-hander Brandon Falco pitched a five-hitter with six strikeouts, two walks and one unearned run as the Huskies handled the Bulldogs to advance to the sectional quarterfinals Thursday at top-seeded Steinert.

Andrew Gendi went 2-for-2 with a double, a run and a RBI, while Jack Sassa and Bryan McCartin each delivered RBI hits for Matawan, with Sassa doing so with an RBI double. Mark Kovach and Eric Friedman also went 1-for-4 with an RBI each for the Huskies.


(4) Lawrence 5, (13) Colts Neck 0


(7) Middletown South 15, (10) Somerville 4

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Midd South (12-12)2472XXX15100


Kolbie Stellpflug (L)1.11554036
Ty Akins0.26662138
Chase Wengryn13432232
Ryan Ciesla10000112
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Mason Christopher (W)56443687

Top Hitters

SomervilleGame Stats
C.J. Banos2-2, R
Ed Duffy1-2, R, RBI
Brayden Keller1-2, BB, RBI
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Matt Sliva2-2, 2 2B, 2 R, RBI
Brendan Sliva2-3, 3 RBI
Ben Schild2-3, 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI
Danny Corcoran1-1, 3 BB, 4 R, RBI, SB
Brevin Bezick1-2, BB, 3 R, RBI
Lou D’Alessio1-2, BB, 2 R
Andrew Marquis1-2, 2B, BB



Central Jersey Group II

(12) Ocean 10, (5) South River 7

Shane Garrett and Dylan Lazar combined for five RBI in the first three innings and as the Spartans rode two big innings in the early going to a win over the Rams.

Ocean will hit the road again Thursday, when the Spartans travel to No. 4 Carteret in the sectional quarterfinals.

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South River (14-8)10004117110


Matt King (W)696529111
Ben Robinson12112228
Julius Rosado (L)39993680
Gavin Franco42111247

Top Hitters

Shane Garrett2-3, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Dylan Lazar2-5, 2 R, 3 RBI
Connor Tongring1-2, RBI
Nick Case1-3, 3B, RBI
Ben Robinson3-4, 2 RBI


(1) Rumson-Fair Haven 1, (16) Nottingham 0

Senior Jackson Hinchcliffe pitched a no-hitter with 10 strikeouts and one walk and the Bulldogs scrapped for a win over the Northstars to advance to the sectional quarterfinals Thursday vs. No. 8 Bordentown.

Rumson scored the game's lone run on an RBI infield single by Jack Riva in the bottom of the third inning.

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Tyler Wenijer (L)63115688
Jackson Hinchliffe (W)700011079

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Jack Riva1-3, RBI
Griffin Shenman0-1, 2 BB, R


(3) Spotswood 1, (14) Monmouth 0 (8 Innings)

Christian Zito pitched seven shutout innings and nearly completed an eighth, but a two-out throwing error allowed the winning run to score for the Chargers, who clipped the Falcons to earn a quarterfinal home gam against No. 11 Wall.

Mike Milevoi went 2-for-3 with two doubles to headline Monmouth's offense.


(11) Wall 5, (6) A.L. Johnson 4

The Crimson Knights scorched five extra-base hits during a five-run fourth inning, erasing a four-run deficit and topping the Crusaders to advance to a sectional quarterfinal game at No. 3 Spotswood.

Jake Howlett got Wall on the board with his eighth home run of the year -- a solo shot that made it 4-1. Colin McDermant then started a new rally with a one-out double and Matt Johnson was hit by a pitch with two out.

Wall then hammered Johnson with three consecutive doubles, first with an RBI double by Triut Brown to cut the deficit to 4-2 and push the tying runs into scoring position. T.J. Legere then tied it with a two-run double and winning pitcher Zach Szatkowski traded places with him on a go-ahead RBI double.

After giving his team the lead, Szatkowski faced the minimum the rest of the way, with the help of two double-plays turned by the Wall infield.

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Johnson (11-13)0040000440


Zach Szatkowski (W)74432795
Mike Pedalino (L)4.28550065
Steven Vigliotti2.11000121

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Jake Howlett3-4, 2B, HR, R, RBI
Triur Brown2-3, 2 2B, R, RBI
T.J. Legere1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Zach Szatkowski1-3, 2B, RBI
Colin MacDermant1-3, 2B, R
A.L. JohnsonGame Stats
Steve McCaffery2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Thomas Woods1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Jackson Gulbin1-2, HBP, R


(10) Delran 2, (7) Raritan 0

The Rockets' (14-11) surging offense worked eight walks against two Bears (13-7-1) pitchers, but could not cash in, losing for just the second time in 13 games and bowing out in the CJ III opening round.

Raritan's offense managed five hits -- all singles -- with Jobby Dekis (1-for-2, two walks) reaching base three times to lead the way.

Phil Kramer worked 4 1/3 innings in taking the loss, with Dan Moreno taking care of the remaining 2 2/3 scoreless frames.

After winning round one on the road, Delran will host No. 15 Manasquan in Thursday's sectional quarterfinals.


(15) Manasquan 5, (2) Governor Livingston 2

Kevin Prime hit a tiebreaking RBI single and Connor Voelkson delivered a pair of insurance runs with his two-run double that capped a three-run rally and backed ace Cullen Condon in the Warriors' first-round upset of the second-seeded Highlanders.

With its three runs in the top of the fifth, Manasquan took the lead for the third time in the game, with Governor Livingston answer with the tying run in the bottom-half of the inning each of the first two times Manasquan scored.

In the bottom of the fifth, Governor Livingston threatened with runners on first and second and one out, but Condon induced an inning-ending double-play, with second baseman Connor Malysa starting it and shortstop Austin Griffith on the turn.

Condon then set down the final six batters in order, including three via strikeouts.

Dylan Vowteras was responsible for plating each of Manasquan's first two runs. The sophomore singled home the first run of the game in the top of the first and gave the Warriors a 2-1 lead with a sacrifice fly in the third. He also drew a walk ahead of and scored on Voelkson's double in the fifth.

George Provel doubled home the tying run in the bottom of the first and Governor Livingston struck with a safety squeeze to tie it up again in the bottom of the second.

Manasquan will travel again in the sectional quarterfinal round on Thursday, this time to play No. 10 Delran after the Bears knocked off red-hot Raritan in their first-round road game.

Manasquan (12-11)1010300571
Gov. Livingston (17-7)1010000230


Cullen Condon (W)7321310103
Governor LivingstonIPHRERBBSOPC
John Schmidt (L)5.17553694
Michael Novotny1.20001131

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Kevin Prime2-2, 2BB, R, RBI
Cullen Condon2-4, 2B, R
Connor Voelkson1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Dylan Vowteras1-1, BB, R, 2 RBI
Governor LivingstonGame Stats
George Provel1-2, 2B, BB, RBI
Matt Shaffer1-3, BB, R



Central Jersey Group I

(1) Point Beach 14, (16) Perth Amboy Magnet 0 (5 Innings)

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Pt Beach (20-5)1481XXX14140


Perth Amboy MagnetIPHRERBBSOPC
Concepcion (L)31213542101
James Larsen (W)22000431
Kyle Kolans20000526
Ryan Doyle10000316

Top Hitters

Perth Amboy MagnetGame Stats
Point BeachGame Stats
Bryan Matuschat2-4, 3B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Kyle Kolans3-4, 2 RBI
Tommy Conroy2-3, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Noah Banick1-2, 2B, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
Danny Lubach2-3, BB, 2 R
Nate Clayton1-3, 2 RBI
Daniel Storch1-2, R, RBI
Colin Reinhard1-3, R, RBI


(9) Riverside 8, (8) Henry Hudson 7 (8 Innings)

Henry Hudson kept its season alive with three two-out, RBI singles during a three-run rally in the bottom of the ninth, but a tiebreaking home run by Dominic Marone in the top of the eighth delivered the Rams (8-11) a win over the Admirals (12-8).

Sean O'Connor, David Otore and Jesse Jacobs each delivered an RBI single with two out in the seventh as Henry Hudson rallied from a three-run deficit while down to its last out.

Nick Bigotto drove in four runs with a pair of hits and allowed five runs on three hits with 10 strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings in taking the no-decision on the mound.

Riverside moves on to face top-seeded Point Beach in Thursday's sectional quarterfinal round.


(2) Shore 10, (15) Keansburg (5 Innings)

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Shore (12-12)03421XX10113


Phil Sears (L)3.211984294
Donny Antonucci10111013
Rob Stock (W)510031287

Top Hitters

KeansburgGame Stats
Aiden Flynn1-3
ShoreGame Stats
C.J. Sears2-3, 3B, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Lucas Rosa3-3, R, 2 RBI, 4 SB
John Dunleavy1-3, 2B, R, RBI
T.J. Minner1-2, 2 R, 2 SB
Parker Fegan2-2, 2 R, SB
Donovan Hughes2-3, R, 2 RBI
Charlie Deusch0-1, RBI


South Jersey Group IV

(8) Kingsway 10, (9) Toms River East 0 (6 Innings)

(3) Egg Harbor 2, (14) Toms River North 0

(7) Southern 13, (10) Gloucester Tech 0 (5 Innings)

Niko Diamantopoulos and Ray Mulhern headlined a relentless hitting attack and Roger Dreher was sharp in four scoreless innings as the Rams overwhelmed a Cheetahs squad that entered the tournament having won 10 of their last 12.

Diamantopoulos and Mulhern each collected two hits, including a double, and multiple RBI, while Mike Nasti drilled a two-run homer to add to the fireworks.

Southern moves on to face No. 2 Vineland Thursday in the sectional semifinals.

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Southern (15-7)1444XXX13121


Brentin Heil (L)3.11012112792
Ian Horner0.22100117
Roger Dreher (W)42002466
Steve Miller10000111

Top Hitters

Gloucester TechGame Stats
Nick Spaventa1-3, 2B
SouthernGame Stats
Niko Diamantopoulos2-2, 2B, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Ray Mulhern2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Mike Nasti1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Brandon Brown1-1, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Brian Harper2-3, 2 R
Gabe Tomei1-2, HBP, 2 R
Dom Miranda1-3, R, RBI
Brady Lesiak1-3, 2B, RBI
Kyle Serino1-3, R


(2) Vineland 10, (15) Central 3



South Jersey Group III

(3) Cherry Hill West 4, (14) Toms River South 1 (9 innings)

Josue Holloway belted a three-run home run in the bottom of the ninth and the Lions walked off win a round-one run over the Indians.

Toms River South took a 1-0 lead into the sixth, but Cherry Hill West rallied when Grant Fournier doubled and scored on a sacrifice fly by Nick Berckman.

Ryan Schmidt knocked in a run with a base hit in the top of the third inning to stake Toms River South to a 1-0 lead. A.J. Pierson allowed one run on four hits and four walks while striking out six over six innings and 106 pitches for Toms River South.

(2) Delsea 8, (15) Lacey 2



South Jersey Group II

(3) Cinnaminson 10, (14) Barnegat 0 (5 Innings)

(9) Seneca 8, (8) Manchester 1



Regular Season


Jackson Liberty 12, Freehold Boro 0



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