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Monmouth County Tournament


At Brookdale Community College

(1) Ranney 6, (2) Red Bank Catholic 5

Junior Ryan Costello scorched a single through the right side to chase senior A.J. Gracia home with the winning run in the bottom of the seventh and the Panthers beat the Caseys in their final at-bat to cap an instant classic in the MCT championship game.

Ranney's victory marks the program's first ever Monmouth County Tournament championship in its first ever appearance, its 20th win of the season and its 14th consecutive victory overall.

Red Bank Catholic scored twice in the top of the seventh to turn a 4-3 deficit into a 5-4 lead for the Caseys. Senior Frank Scrivanic started the rally with a one-out double into right field, then senior catcher Shane Andrus launched a game-tying double to deep centerfield, chasing home pinch-runner A.J. Sciametta.

After sophomore Dylan Passo worked a walk, junior centerfielder Matt Brunner came through with a single into shallow right-center -- Brunner's third hit and second RBI of the game -- to plate courtesy runner Charlie Stumberger and give the Caseys a 5-4 lead with one out.

Gracia pitched around any further damage in the seventh and after senior Glen Cantalupo led off the seventh with a single through the middle, Gracia hammered a double that one-hopped the fence in left-center and scored Cantalupo with the tying run.

On the next pitch, Costello ripped a single into right field and despite a stop-sign at third base from head coach Pat Geroni, Gracia bolted around third and slid in head-first with the winning run.

Costello's game-winning hit was his second RBI knock of the game as well, with the first coming on a shot off the right-field fence that went for a two-run triple and gave the Panthers a 4-2 lead.

Each team posted two unearned runs against each starting pitcher in the first inning, with Passo mixing in an RBI single in RBC's half of the first. Ranney left-hander Marcello Mastroianni allowed just one earned run during his outing -- which included a run of four consecutive strikeouts during the entirety of the second inning and the first out of the second.

Alex Stanyek allowed only one run in his first 11 innings this season and after surrendering four in the first two on Wednesday -- two of which were earned -- he did not allow a hit and faced two batters more than the minimum during the next four innings.

RBC (15-4)2000102592
Ranney (20-1)2200002662


Alex Stanyek634225112
Steve Svenson (L, 3-3)0322008
Marcello Mastroianni56313596
A.J. Gracia (W, 4-0)23221136

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Matt Brunner3-4, 2 RBI
Shane Andrus1-3, 2B, RBI
Frank Scrivanic2-4, 2B, R
Dylan Passo2-3, BB, RBI
RanneyGame Stats
Ryan Costello2-4, 3B, 3 RBI
A.J. Gracia1-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI
Glen Cantalupo2-3, 2 R
Jack Tallent1-3, R
Diego Tavarez1-3, R



Class A South

Southern 13, Brick 3 (6 Innings)

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Southern (11-4, 9-3)000364X13133


Sean Savannah (L)46443477
Rob Distlecamp14551032
Dylan Rostek0.11442022
Vincent Baracia0.1200007
Joe Nascimento44331658
Owen Durnien (W)20000018

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
David Marcus2-3, 2B, R
Chris Quick1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
A.J. Grygiel1-2, BB
SouthernGame Stats
Brandon Brown3-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Ray Mulhern3-5, 3 RBI, SB
Brian Harper2-2, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Dom Miranda1-2, 2 BB, 3 R, SB
Kyle Serino2-3, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Niko Diamantopoulos1-2, HBP, 2 R, 2 RBI


Brick Memorial 11, Toms River East 2

After hitting the game-winning single in Tuesday's Ocean County Tournament win over Lacey, senior Joe Cordi belted a three-run triple to cap a six-run third inning, propelling the Mustangs to a win over the Raiders that keeps them in the hunt for a piece of the Class A South title while also extending their winning streak to eight.

Brick Memorial entered the top of the third trailing, 2-0, and got on the board on an RBI single by Brady Leach. A wild pitch tied the game and freshman Tyler Garbooshian pushed the Mustangs into the lead with an RBI single.

Dom D'Erasmo drove in two of his RBI with a two-run single in the top of the fifth to stretch the Brick Memorial lead to 8-2.

Brick Mem (13-6, 9-4)00602031180
TR East (8-8, 7-6)2000000243


Jaxon Figueroa (W)642257104
Cole Cook-Benson1000009
Lucas Melton (L)22665275
Mason Pentz4.15532679
Brayden Diehl0.21001015

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Joe Cordi2-3, 3B, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Dom D’Erasmo2-4, 2B, R, 3 RBI
Tyler Garbooshian2-4, 2 R, RBI
Joe Nolan1-3, BB, RBI
Brady Leach1-5, R, RBI
Toms River EastGame Stats
Luke Brush1-3, RBI
Ryan Ushock1-2, R


Jackson Memorial 8, Toms River South 4

Jax Mem (15-4, 10-3)20005108114
TR South (7-10, 7-7)0020101483


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Izzo34220039
Tommy Mazzella (W)31110434
Dean Daddio12110113
Chris Hastings1.14210331
Cooper Greitz00000010
Rob Abatemarco (L)3.26662358
Aiden Lynch21000226

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Julian Caruso3-4, 2B, 3 R, 2 SB
Tyler Huzzy2-4, 2 RBI
Nick Mellino1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Tommy Mazzella1-1, RBI
Toms River SouthGame Stats
Ryan Schmidt2-4, 2 RBI
Mikey Erli2-3, 2 2B
Justin Diaz1-4, 2 R
Anthony Johnson1-3, R


Toms River North 9, Central 8

Brenden Lavallee drew a bases-loaded walk with two out in the bottom of the seventh and the Mariners bounced back from Central's four-run sixth inning to finish off a season sweep of the Golden Eagles in walk-off fashion.

T.J. Marshall gave Central an 8-7 lead with a two-run single that capped Central's four-run rally in the top of the sixth inning.

Central (7-11, 5-8)20020408103
TR North (7-9, 6-8)4100202991


Anthony Bilello4.17721372
Vincent Berardi (L)2.12223455
Kieran Mulholland58765492
Colin Stefan (W)22113039

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Brayden Lowden3-4, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dom Masino2-4, 2B, 2 R
T.J. Marshall2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Cristian Soto1-3, BB, 2 RBI
Mason Lisewski1-2, 2BB, R
Chase Pierce1-3, BB, R, RBI
Toms River NorthGame Stats
A.J. Chesney2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ty Kazanowsky2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Evan Kwortnik2-4, 3 R
Ian St. Luce1-4, 4 RBI
Dominic Urso1-4, 2B, R



Class B Central

Long Branch 12, Keyport 5

Keyport (2-12, 2-10)2000210580
Long Branch (7-13, 7-6)650100X12151


Carter Williams (L)1.2711116170
Jacob Pinto4.18113381
Will Reyes (W)21224550
John Hebron35223465
Kellen Campbell22110432

Top Hitters

KeyportGame Stats
Carter Williams3-4, R, RBI
Tristan Knoblauch2-3, BB, 3 R
Erik Schmidt2-2, 2 RBI
Long BranchGame Stats
Noah Hoogmoed3-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Clinton Campbell2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Matt Lorme2-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jose Cuevas-Vives2-3, 3 RBI
Andre Jackson2-3, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Will Reyes2-4, 2 R
Romeo Martinez1-1, 2B, 2 BB, R, RBI


Point Beach 20, Asbury Park 0 (5 Innings)

Kyle Kolans went 2-for-2 with a double and four RBI and four Point Beach pitchers -- Jackson Killian, Ryan Doyle, Chris Napolitano and Colin Reinhard -- combined on a one-hitter as the Garnet Gulls (16-2, 13-1) secured a share of the Class B Central division championship with a win over the Blue Bishops (0-9, 0-9).

Henry Hudson 14, Keansburg 4 (6 Innings)

Nick Bigotto homered, doubled, stole five bases, scored five runs and drove in three to lead an Admirals (9-5, 8-5) avalanche against the Titans (5-7, 5-7). Aiden Winters pitched into the sixth inning and struck out 11 in picking up the victory for Henry Hudson while also going 1-for-1 with four runs scored on offense.

Chris Parmigiani and Nick Dowd each went 1-for-3 with two RBI for Henry Hudson, with Parmigiani doubling for his lone hit.

St. Rose 22, Lakewood 0 (5 Innings)

Frank Soos doubled and drove in five while Jack Lomerson tripled and drove in three as the Purple Roses (15-5, 13-1) handled the Piners (2-11, 2-11) to clinch themselves a share of the Class B Central co-championship.

Jack Tiernan and Joe Sestito each went 2-for-3, with Sestito doubling twice and Tiernan driving in a pair of runs. Jack Donahue struck out seven over three scoreless, one-hit innings to earn the win.



Class B South

Jackson Liberty 3, Lacey 0

Senior left-hander Ethan Bloomfield pitched the first seven-inning no-hitter by a single pitcher of the Shore Conference baseball season and the Lions completed a sweep of Lacey that clinched them the Class B South public division championship.

With his 14 strikeouts, Bloomfield has now recorded double-digit strikeouts in five of his six starts this season and in the lone game in which he failed to reach 10 strikeouts, he punched out nine in a win. The senior left-hander now has 74 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings.

Mike Kisseberth doubled home Jackson Liberty's first run in the bottom of the third and Cristian Garced tacked on two with an RBI single after Conor Yurgel roped a double to set the host Lions up with runners on second and third.

Lacey (9-8, 7-5)0000000002
Jax Lib (8-6-1, 8-3-1)001200X370


Jack Sramaty (L)3.26330156
Zack Mohr21000326
Logan Resetar0.1000003
Ethan Bloomfield (W)7000214105

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Mike Kisseberth2-3, 2B, RBI
Cristian Garced1-3, 2 RBI
Conor Yurgel1-3, 2B, R


Donovan Catholic 12, Manchester 0 (5 Innings)

Manch (8-7-1, 6-5-1)00000XX021
Donovan (17-1, 12-0)4413XXX1290


Brendan Speziano (L)1.14774156
Chris Censoplano2.15546072
Riley Wescott0.1000001
Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Lovacco (W)31001121
Anthony Adesso10000214
Kade Kulpinski1100009

Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
Joe Bentivegna1-2
A.J. Carino1-2
Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Joe Maier3-4, RBI
Gavin Degnan1-1, 2 BB, 2 SB


Pinelands 4, Barnegat 2

Barnegat (2-16, 1-11)0020000245
Pinelands (2-12, 2-10)001300X442


Liam Cooper (L)54413470
Bryce Davenport10000212
Kaden Inman (W)742021195

Top Hitters

BarnegatGame Stats
Nick Bruno3-4, RBI
PinelandsGame Stats
Nate Sofield1-2, 2B, BB, RBI
Dan Maher1-3, R, SB
Kaden Inman1-3, R




Raritan 13, Union 8

Union (8-11)2000024890
Raritan (9-10)210523X13173


Johnny Velez (L)39774473
Matthew Orriss25331132
Matthew Heaton13331131
Dan Moreno (W)5.153318105
Alan Warren0.20101028
Sean Burnett14442032

Top Hitters

UnionGame Stats
Riley Flood1-4, 3B, R, 3 RBI
Matthew Mendez2-3, 2 R
RaritanGame Stats
Billy Tigar5-5, 2B, 4 R, 2 RBI
Dan Fedorco4-5, 3, R, RBI
Robert Mulligan2-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Alex Pante2-2, R, 2 RBI
Dan Calicari1-2, 2 BB, R, RBI
Jobby Dekis1-2, BB, RBI
J0e Rotondo1-3, BB, 2 R
Travis Evernham1-3, R, RBI


Union City 1, Manalapan 0 (9 Innings)

Junior Joe Dionisio struck out 14 in seven shutout, four-hit innings, but the Braves (6-12-1) could not produce the winning run and fell to the Soaring Eagles (12-7) in nine innings.

Lawrenceville 6, Howell 1

Braden Walsh hit a game-tying RBI single in the top of the third, but a five-run fifth by the Big Red proved to be the difference in a win over the Rebels (7-10).



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