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(2) Red Bank Catholic 4, (7) Middletown North 2

Dylan Passo had a hand in all four Red Bank Catholic runs and Steve Svenson bounced back from a two-run Middletown North first inning to fire a five-hitter as the Caseys topped the red-hot Lions to reach the SCT semifinals Thursday at Count Basie Park.

Red Bank Catholic fell behind, 2-0, after Mike Hallard and Ryan Frontera led off the game with hits and scored for Middletown North. Hallard singled to right and moved up to third base on a long double to the right-center gap by Frontera.

Hallard scored on a wild pitch and Frontera came home on an RBI groundout by R.J. Kernan, but that was all the scoring the Lions would muster against Svenson.

RBC came right back with two runs in the bottom of the first, with both Frank Scrivanic and Shane Andrus working two-out walks to pass the baton to Passo. With a 3-1 count, Passo popped up a pitch from Lions right-hander Zach Hampton into shallow centerfield. The shortstop Frontera and centerfielder Dylan Briggs converged and the ball popped out of Frontera's glove, allowing both Scrivanic and courtesy runner A.J. Sciametta to score easily with the tying runs.

In the bottom of the third, Passo plated two runs in a more conventional manner, singling through the middle on a 2-2 pitch from Hampton with two out to give the Caseys a 4-2 lead. Andrus set up the scoring opportunity with a ground-rule double to right-center, which moved Scrivanic up to third after the RBC first baseman again worked a two-out walk.

Middletown North's only threat after the first inning against Svenson came in the fifth, when Gabe Ahlemeyer doubled down the left-field line with one out. Ahlemeyer moved to third on a ground ball to the left side of the infield and it could have been more for the Lions, but shortstop Max Dantoni made a diving stop and quick throw across the diamond to record the second out of the inning.

Svenson then struck out the next batter to end the threat, keeping the score 4-2 with six more outs to go.

Red Bank Catholic will face CBA at Count Basie Park Thursday in the second semifinal game between the two rivals this season. RBC defeated CBA, 3-0, in the Monmouth County Tournament semifinals.

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RBC (18-4)202000X461


Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Hampton (L)5.264243105
Alipio Figueroa0.1000005
Steve Svenson (W)75220694

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthGame Stats
Ryan Frontera2-3, 2B, R
Mike Hallard1-3, R
Gabe Ahlemeyer1-2, 2B
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Dylan Passo2-3, 2 RBI
Shane Andrus1-2, 2B, BB
Brendan Kopec1-3, 2B
Max Dantoni1-3, 2 SB


(1) Ranney 17, (8) Marlboro 0 (5 Innings)

Brett Wehringer belted a three-run home run during a five-run first inning and finished with four RBI as the Panthers hammered the Mustangs to advance to the SCT semifinal round with their 17th straight win.

Jack Tallent opened the scoring with the first of his two RBI doubles -- one of five run-scoring doubles the Panthers hit on Monday. Diego Tavarez hit an RBI double in the second, A.J. Gracia hit a two-run double and Curtis Chropuvka hit a three-run double in the third, and both Tallent and Wehringer hit RBI doubles in the fourth.

Ranney will take on No. 4 Rumson-Fair Haven Thursday at Count Basie Park in a rematch of the Monmouth County Tournament semifinal between the two teams, which Ranney won, 4-3, in eight innings.

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Ranney (23-1)5273XXX17121


Dan Trentacosta (L, 2-2)13553249
Alex Frank26993259
Andrew Li13331027
Marcello Mastroianni(W, 6-0)42000345
Glen Cantalupo10001112

Top Hitters

MarlboroGame Stats
Paul Santos1-2
RanneyGame Stats
Brett Wehringer3-3, 2B, HR, HBP, 2 R, 4 RBI
Diego Tavarez3-3, 2B, BB, 3 R, RBI, SB
Jack Tallent2-3, 2 2B, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
A.J. Gracia1-2, 2B, 2 BB, 3 R, RBI
Curtis Chropuvka1-2, 2B, BB, R, 3 RBI
Enrique Beltra1-2, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Ryan Costello1-4, 2 RBI


(4) Rumson-Fair Haven 2, (5) Jackson Memorial 1

Brayden Dill doubled twice, including the go-ahead RBI double in the bottom of the fourth, and John Goodes outdueled Anthony Mehmet in a battle of aces as the Bulldogs held off the Jaguars to reach the SCT semifinals Thursday at Count Basie Park against top-seeded Ranney.

Dill doubled and scored on an RBI single by Spencer Hobson to open the scoring in the bottom of the second inning for Rumson.

Jackson Memorial responded when Mike Arent clubbed an opposite-field solo home run to make it 1-1 in the top of the fourth inning.

In the bottom of the fourth, Jack Riva ignited the winning rally with a single and Dill followed with what proved to be the game-winning double that brought Riva in.

Rumson threatened to tack on an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth when Reece Moroney singled and went to third on an errant pickoff attempt with one out. Mehmet got a key strikeout and Tommy Mazzella came on to induce an inning-ending groundout after Mehmet reached his pitch limit for the game. Mehmet entered the game eligible to throw 88 pitches.

Goodes's two-hitter was his first complete game of the season and Monday marked the first time the Rutgers commit pitched into the sixth inning since an April 19 win over Wall.

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RFH (16-4)010100x262


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Anthony Mehmet (L, 5-2)5.26220983
Tommy Mazzella0.1000006
John Goodes (W, 3-0)72112491

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Mike Arent1-3, HR, R, RBI
Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Brayden Dill2-3, 2 2B, R, RBI
Spencer Hobson1-2, RBI
Jack Riva1-3, R
Reece Moroney2-3, 2B


(6) CBA 5, (3) Donovan Catholic 1

James Nitti drove in two runs, Wyatt Hunt drilled a two-run home run and Chris Levonas struck out 10 in five innings as the Colts upended the Griffins, snapping Donovan Catholic's 14-game winning streak while advancing to the SCT semifinals Thursday against Red Bank Catholic at Count Basie Park.

Nitti's safety squeeze bunt plated two runs, the second of which scored on an error and gave CBA a 2-1 lead in the top of the third inning. Nitti struck again in the top of the fifth with an RBI single to score Harrison Campi and extend the CBA lead to 3-1.

Hunt gave CBA some loud insurance with his two-run shot to right-centerfield in the top of the sixth inning.

Levonas allowed a lone run in the second inning and took control from there before passing the ball to right-hander Brennan O'Keefe. After Levonas struck out 10 over five innings, O'Keefe finished off the win with three strikeouts in two scoreless innings.

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Donovan (19-2)0100000123


Chris Levonas (W, 5-2)521001091
Brennan O’Keefe20001328
Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Shaun O’Keefe (L, 5-1)54321894
Kade Kulpinski22221130

Top Hitters

CBAGame Stats
James Nitti2-4, 2 RBI, SB
Wyatt Hunt1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Harrison Campi2-3, 2B, 2 R, SB
Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Anthony Mursko1-3
Rocco Scarpitti1-2, BB



Regular Season


Brick 15, Pinelands 5 (5 Innings)


Freehold Boro 12, Holmdel 3


Raritan 14, Long Branch 1 (5 Innings)


Neptune 5, Manchester 2


Ocean 8, Monmouth 5

Ocean (13-7)03100138102
Monmouth (8-12)1000103583


Matt King (W)652128110
Nick Case 0233109
Ben Robinson10000  111
Collin Denton (L)4 74347100
Mike Milevoi21103448
Joey Esposito01333020
Caelin Szymanski11000013

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Dylan Lazar3-5, R, RBI
Shane Garrett3-3, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Nick Case2-3, 2 R, RBI
MonmouthGame Stats
Joey Esposito1-4, 3B, R, RBI
Christian Zito1-4, 2B, RBI
Collin Denton2-2, BB
Will Theobald2-2, 2 3B, 2 R


Middletown South 4, St. John Vianney 1

Ben Schild pitched three scoreless innings in his first pitching outing in four weeks and both Brevin Bezick and Will Christopher homered as the Eagles topped the Lancers to inch toward the .500 mark.

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Midd South (10-11)100120x463


Owen Murtha (L)55442279
Sean Hanna11001118
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ben Schild31001443
Brendan Roche (W)21102256
Reid Tully21001444

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Salvatore Tantillo2-3, R
John Cornacchio1-2, 2B, BB
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Brevin Bezick1-2, HR, BB, R, 2 RBI
Will Christopher1-2, HR, R, 2 RBI
Danny Corcoran2-4, 2 R
Ben Schild1-2, 2B, BB


Red Bank 11, Colts Neck 1 (6 Innings)

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Red Bank (8-11)500015X1180


Vinny Zaffarese (L)45542481
Gio Gagliano11111016
Dylan Neves01430011
Joe Pignatelli0.10113120
Casey Gardiner0100001
Nate Ruth (W)661155112

Top Hitters

Colts NeckStats
Kyle McCarthy2-4
John O’Connor1-3
Chris Scully2-2
Joe Pignatelli1-2
Red BankStats
Tim Kelly1-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Ryan Robinson2-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Hoyt Smith1-4, RBI
P.J. Whitehead1-1
Nick Gandolfo1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Hank Dal Pra2-2, RBI


Central 6, Manalapan 5


Shore 6, Point Boro 4

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Shore (10-10)030030X673


Eric Anilonis (L)4.176651100
Cal Kedves1.20001141
Christian Simonsen (W)552125104
Joe Santi21212141

Top Hitters

Point BoroGame Stats
Connor Cilento1-3, RBI, R
Bryson Kirby1-4, RBI
Ryan Acquisto1-2, 2B
Shane Ryan2-3, 2R
Wyatt Dewysockie1-2, RBI
ShoreGame Stats
Lucas Rosa1-3, 2B, RBI, R
E.J. Stefanelli1-3, RBI, R
C.J. Sears1-2, RBI, R
Jeff Barham1-3, RBI
Christian Simonsen1-2, 2B, RBI, R
Parker Fegan1-3, RBI, R
T.J. Minner1-2


Toms River East 6, Point Beach 4




Lakewood 10, Calvary Academy 8

Henry Hudson 12, Wardlaw-Hartridge 2 (5 Innings)

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