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Monmouth County Tournament

Preliminary Round

(22) Matawan 10, (11) Colts Neck 7

Junior Andrew Gendi hit a tiebreaking two-run double and classmate Bryan McCartin followed with a two-run triple to highlight a five-run sixth that carried the Huskies to a first-round win over the Cougars.

Junior Sean Hart hit a game-tying RBI double in the top of the fifth inning an added a sacrifice fly in the sixth that made the score 10-5.

Colts Neck took a 3-1 lead on a three-run double by senior Tyler Spencer in the bottom of the first and regained a 5-4 lead in the bottom of the third on a two-run triple by junior Anthony Vallaro.

Matawan advances to the MCT round of 16 for a meeting with No. 6 Howell at a date and time to be determined.

Matawan (3-5)1030 1 5 0 1013 3
Colts Neck (2-6) 3 020 02 0 7 112


Mark Kovach 3.1 6 55 25 85
Jayce Thoroughman(W, 1-0) 3.2 5 2 2 1 2 59
Gio Gagliano 4.1 9  5 4 0 1 61
Nick Hardy (L, 0-1)  1 3 5 5 2 0 29
Chris Scully 1.2 4 0 0 1 1 26

Top Hitters

Jack Sassa3-3, BB, 3 R, 2 SB
Andrew Gendi2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Joey Bodin2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Bryan McCartin3-4, 3B, 2 R, RBI
Sean Hart2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Chris Galasso1-4
Colts NeckStats
Kyle McCarthy3-5, 2 R
Tom Diffley2-3, 2 R
Casey Gardiner1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Chris Scully1-1, R
Anthony Vallaro1-4, 3B, 2 RBI
Tyler Spencer2-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI
John O’Connor1-3, R


(14) Holmdel 15, (19) Red Bank 3 (5 Innings)

Brendan Cieplensky's monster game that included a 4-for-4 day at the plate, nine total bases and four RBI keyed a Hornets rout of the Bucs that sends Holmdel to the MCT round of 16 to face No. 3 CBA at a date and time to be determined.

Red Bank (3-5)00003XX373
Holmdel (4-2)6108XXX15120


Nick Gandolfo (L, 1-2)26761149
Gavin Smith1.24771242
Michael Polloway0.1210019
Max Woodward (W, 1-0)57333789

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Nate Ruth2-2, HR, BB, R, 3 RBI
Jackson Hyman1-2, BB, R
Tommy Ruth1-3, R
Tim Kelly1-2, 2B
Hoyt Smith1-1, 2B
HolmdelGame Stats
Brendan Cieplensky4-4, 3 2B, 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI
Nick Rakoski3-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Tim Haggerty2-3, 2B, HBP, 2 R, 2 RBI
Michael Swanstrom1-2, 2B, BB, HBP, 2 R, 3 RBI
Elliot Chun1-2, HBP, R, RBI
Matt Iulo1-4, 2B, 2 R


(12) Manasquan 4, (21) Raritan 0

Senior Cullen Condon cranked a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning and pitched four one-hit, shutout innings with eight strikeouts to spark the Warriors to a round-one win over the Rockets.

Manasquan advances to take on No. 5 Marlboro in the round of 16 at a date and time to be determined.

Raritan (1-7)0000000013
Manasquan (4-4)200200X431


Dan Fedorco (L, 0-1)11223140
Alan Warren32211255
Phil Kramer20000323
Cullen Condon (W, 1-0)41002869
Keegan Hertel30004466

Top Hitters

RaritanGame Stats
Dan Fedorco1-4
ManasquanGame Stats
Cullen Condon1-3, HR, BB, R, RBI
Connor Voelkson1-2, BB, RBI
Brett Patten1-4, RBI, 3 SB



Class A South

Jackson Memorial 13, Brick 9

After surrendering nine unanswered runs between the second and fifth innings, the Jaguars scored nine unanswered of their own over the final two to complete another significant, late-inning comeback against the Green Dragons after coming back from an 8-0 deficit to beat Brick, 16-10, on Friday.

Junior Nick Izzo jumpstarted the rally with a pinch-hit two-run home run in the top of the sixth to cut Brick's lead to 9-6.

Senior Aidan O'Donnell cut the deficit to 9-6 with an RBI single in the seventh and sophomore Brady Wendell delivered another big hit off the Jackson Memorial bench with a game-tying two-run single.

Senior Nick Mellino worked a bases-loaded walk that gave Jackson Memorial a 10-9 lead -- the first of four bases-loaded walks that gave the Jaguars their final four runs.

Senior Will Meade collected a two-run single to highlight Brick's five-run third inning that gave the Green Dragons an 8-4 lead.

Jackson Mem (6-2, 5-1)220002713106
Brick (1-7, 0-6)03501009102


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Collin McCarron37834466
Dean Daddio (W, 1-0)41102161
Dylan Rostek1.13423138
Rob Distlecamp3.23221242
Kyle Knowsley (L, 0-2)12775142
Pat Shave0.10001114
Sean Savannah0.20002219

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Mike Arent2-3, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
Charlie Meglio1-3, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Nick Izzo1-1, HR, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Julian Caruso1-3, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Brady Wendell1-1, R, 2 RBI
Aidan O’Donnell1-4, RBI
Tyler Huzzy1-3, R
BrickGame Stats
Brayden Heatter2-3, BB, R
Will Meade1-4, R, 3 RBI
Brannon McBride2-4, BB, RBI
Luke Billheimer1-3, BB, R, 2 RBI


Central 9, Toms River East 0

Senior Elijah Kiernan broke the game open with a bases-clearing triple on a 0-2 count in the top of the sixth as the Golden Eagles blanked the Raiders for their fourth straight win after starting the season 0-2.

Kiernan's triple was part of a six-run third that also included RBI singles by junior Cristian Soto, senior Trevor Policastro and junior Gavin Arieno.

Central (4-2, 4-2)00620109101
TR East (4-3, 3-3)0000000062


Tyler Bell (W, 2-0)76002695
Brandon Safoschnik (L, 1-1)37662260
Mason Pentz33310046
D.J. Anema10001012

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Elijah Kiernan2-4, 2B, 3B, R, 3 RBI
Dom Masino2-3, 2B, HBP, 2 R
Trevor Policastro2-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Chase Pierce1-3, 2B, BB, R, 2 RBI
Cristian Soto1-3, BB, RBI
T.J. Marshall1-3, 2B, BB, R
Gavin Arieno1-4, RBI
Toms River EastGame Stats
Jake Verdon1-2, 2B


Toms River North 3, Toms River South 2

Senior Brenden Lavallee drove in all three Toms River North runs, including the two winning runs in the top of the seventh, as the Mariners salvaged a season split with the crosstown rival Indians.

TR North (3-4, 2-4)361
TR South (3-4, 3-3)00010012100


Jon Loalbo5.17110579
Kieran Mulholland (W, 2-1)1.23110440
Aiden Lynch (L, 0-2)6.15222688
A.J. Pierson0.21111117

Top Hitters

Toms River NorthGame Stats
Brenden Lavallee3-4, 3B, 3 RBI
Toms River SouthGame Stats
Ryan Schmidt2-4, 2B, R, RBI
A.J. Pierson2-3, RBI
Chris Clark2-4, 3B
Rob Abatemarco1-3, 2B, R



Class B Central

Henry Hudson 19, Asbury Park 0 (5 Innings)

Hayden Kurdes, Aiden Winters and Nick Bigotto each went 4-for-4 and three Henry Hudson pitchers combined on a no-hitter as the Admirals swung their way to a win over the Blue Bishops.

Kurdes doubled, tripled and drove in a game-high four RBI, while Winters and Bigotto each driving in two, with Winters also roping a double. Chris Parmigiani and Eddie Payne each went 2-for-2 with three RBI, with Parmigiani also collecting a double.

Winters, Bigotto and Nick Dowd combined on the no-hitter, which was an error away from being a perfect game. Winters and Bigotto each struck out five in two innings of work, while Dowd struck out the side in the fifth to close it out.


St. Rose 18, Long Branch 4

Long Branch (1-7, 1-5)00400XX474
St. Rose (6-3, 6-0)3681XXX18122


Carlos Torres (L, 0-2)26996371
John Hebron14886052
Anthony Williams12100112
Jack Lomerson (W, 2-1)36430250
Anthony Crudo11000211
Frank Soos10001321

Top Hitters

Long BranchGame Stats
Romeo Martinez2-2, 2B, R
Matt Lorme1-3, R, RBI
Will Reyes1-2, R
Tahjmier Johnson1-3, R
St. RoseGame Stats
Brendan Brophy3-3, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
Dave Bookbinder2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Peter Nolan1-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
James Doster1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
Jack Lomerson1-1, 3 BB, R, RBI
Anthony Crudo1-2, BB, 2 R
Brennan Sherman1-2, 2 BB, 2 R


Keansburg 12, Lakewood 2 (6 Innings)

Lakewood (1-3, 1-3)000002X235
Keansburg (4-2, 4-2)301233X1253


Rosario (L, 0-2)436341195
Jiovanni Genao12634154
Phil Sears (W, 2-1)632031097

Top Hitters

LakewoodGame Stats
Rosario2-3, R
KeansburgGame Stats
John Gilliland1-4, 5 RBI
Kyle Scott1-2, 2 BB, 4 R, 3 SB
Donny Antonucci1-3, 3B, BB, 3 R, 2 RBI, SB
Mike Burke1-3, R, RBI, 3 SB
Emmanuel Ramirez1-1, BB, R



Class B South

Manchester 10, Barnegat 0 (5 Innings)

Barnegat (1-6, 1-3)00000XX013
Manch (4-1-1, 4-1-1)2206XXX1080


Bryce Davenport (L, 1-3)1.24423145
Liam Cooper1.22512038
Anthony Costello01111011
Dylan Appice0.2100018
Joe Inkrote (W, 2-0)51002459

Top Hitters

AwayGame Stats
Tommy Szukalski1-2
ManchesterGame Stats
Brenden Spaziano3-3, R, 2 RBI
Joe Sclama1-2, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI
Colton SItarik1-3, 3B, RBI
Joe Inkrote1-1, 2B, BB, HBP, RBI
Joe Bentivegna1-4, 3B, R, RBI
Patrick McKay1-3, RBI


No. 4 Donovan Catholic 7, Lacey 1

Shaun O'Keefe struck out nine with no walks over five shutout innings and both Dave Yorke and Ryan Butchko drove in three runs apiece and the Griffins (6-1, 6-0) continued to roll in divisional play with a sweep of the Lions (5-3, 4-2).

Butchko tripled home a run in a two-run first and singled home two in Donovan Catholic's five-run fifth. Yorke, meanwhile, capped the scoring with a three-run home run in the top of the fifth.

Junior Tyler Levine also picked up an RBI with a first-inning single and senior Gavin Degnan went 1-for-3 with a double and two runs scored for Donovan Catholic.


Jackson Liberty 12, Point Boro 5

Pt Boro (0-6, 0-6)0012200571
Jax Lib (2-3-1, 2-1-1)011055X1293


Bryson Kirby435469100
Eric Anilonis (L, 0-2)14221131
Wyatt Dewysockie0.10442021
Cal Kedves0.10112014
Eric Greeeley0.1000108
Cristian Garced44320271
Anthony Woods (W, 1-0)33200353

Top Hitters

Point BoroGame Stats
Andrew Lockwood2-3, RBI
Jayson Bennett1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI, SB
Connor Cilento1-3, HBP, RBI
Shane Ryan1-3, 3B, HBP, R, RBI
Bryson Kirby1-4, 2B, R
Tommy Laspina1-4, RBI
Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Brett Benecke3-4, 2B, HR, 3 R, 3 RBI
Mike Kisseberth2-3, BB, HBP, R, RBI
Cristian Garced1-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Jack Kanis1-2, 2 BB, R, RBI
Conor Yurgel1-4, R, 2 RBI
Vincent Grande1-3, 2 BB, R



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