Ocean County Tournament - Bracket


(2) Jackson Liberty 11, (7) Brick Memorial 10

Senior Charlie Rudderow hit a tie-breaking solo home run in the bottom of the fifth for the last of Jackson Liberty's four home runs and the Lions out-slugged the Mustangs to advance to the OCT semifinal Saturday against No. 14 seed Southern.

The two teams combined for seven home runs - all of which came in the first five innings. Sophomore Max Cala hit two as part of a five-hit, seven-RBI outburst, including a three-run shot in the first to open the scoring.

Jackson Liberty came back with four runs in the bottom of the first, beginning with a leadoff home run by senior Connor Keenan. Junior Brandon Kinsman tied the game with a two-run double and senior Alex Torres followed right behind him with an RBI double to give Jackson Liberty its first lead.

Brick Memorial swung right back with four runs in the top of the second. Senior Greg Hanlon tied the game with an RBI single and Cala knocked in his fourth run with an RBI single to put the Mustangs ahead, 5-4. Junior Lucas McLaughlin then belted a two-run home run to stretch the Brick Memorial lead to 7-4.

Senior Scott Wierciszewski pulled Jackson Liberty even again with one swing of the bat in the bottom of the second - a three-run blast to tie the game at 7-7.

Winning pitcher Shane Hickey worked a scoreless third to quiet the Mustangs bats and senior catcher David Melfi gave Jackson Liberty the lead back with a two-run homer that made the score 9-7.

Brick Memorial got to Hickey in the third when Cala launched his second home run of the game - a three-run jack that catapulted the Mustangs back into the lead, 10-9.

Jackson Liberty pulled even in the bottom of the fourth on a two-out RBI single by sophomore Dan Keenan. One inning later, Rudderow connected for the go-ahead homer and Hickey closed out the win with scoreless frames in the fifth, sixth and seventh.

Brick Mem (9-11)340300010142
Jackson Lib (19-1)432110X11101


Graham Harrigan38994178
Lucas McLaughlin (L, 1-1)22223148
Torrey Savoia1000018
Nick DeCarlo1.27772457
Shane Hickey (W, 4-0)5.173327100

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialStats
Max Cala5-5, 2 HR, 3 R, 7 RBI
Lucas McLaughlin4-4, 2B, HR, R, 2 RBI
Greg Hanlon3-5, 3 R, RBI
Mike Murphy0-1, 3 BB, 3 R
Jackson LibertyStats
Connor Keenan2-4, HR, 2 R, RBI
Charlie Rudderow2-3, HR, 3 R, RBI
David Melfi1-2, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Scott Wierciszewski1-3, HR, R, 3 RBI
Brandon Kinsman1-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Alex Torres2-3, 2B, RBI
Dan Keenan1-4, RBI



Class A North

No. 4 CBA 13, Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

Long Branch (0-19, 0-14)00000XX031
CBA (14-4, 8-4)4018XXX13100


Thomas Brewer (L)24432140
Tyler Abbot26997074
Anthony Pillari (W, 1-1)53001550

Top Hitters

C.J. Shekian2-3, 3 RBI
Pat Reilly1-2, R, 2 RBI
Tommy DiTullio2-3, 2 R
Anthony Celestre1-2, 2B
Joe Tutrone1-2, 2 RBI


Class B Central

Ranney 20, Henry Hudson 4

Junior Tommy Jensen belted two home runs and drove in five as the Panthers (10-6, 7-5) closed out their B Central schedule with resounding win over the Admirals (5-9, 4-8).


Class B South

Barnegat at Pinelands - PPD, TBA



Matawan 6, Keyport 0

Seniors Jackson Hercek and Dan Hirujo combined on a four-hit shutout and the Huskies blanked the Red Raiders. Hercek struck out seven, walked none and allowed three hits in three innings of work before Hirujo came on for four one-hit frames and picked up the win.

Junior Ryan Anderson led Matawan's offense by going 2-for-3 with an RBI, while juniors Jay Kalieta and Ben Porricelli each finished 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI.

Michael Vargas lasted four innings and took the loss for Keyport.

No. 9 Ocean 3, Donovan Catholic 2

Sophomore Kevin Novobilsky was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the seventh to force home the winning run and the Spartans topped the Griffins in walk-off fashion.

Senior Ryan Toomey belted a two-run home run to open the scoring in the bottom of the fifth before junior Christian McElroy answered with a two-run single to tie it in the sixth.

Donovan Catholic (8-11)0000020241
Ocean (18-5) 0000201381


Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Lawrence Zingi652225107
Bobby Nosti (L)0.23110123
Lucky Perrotto5.23224379
Isaac Greenspan (W, 1-0)1.11001137

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicStats
Christian McElroy2-3, 2 RBI
Max Winters2-4, 2B
Ryan ToomeyHR, 2 RBI
Kevin NovobilskyHBP, RBI


Rumson-Fair Haven 16, Mater Dei Prep 2

Rumson (7-10)311300816143
Mater Dei (13-5)1000001248


Chase Hardy (L, 1-2)57841399
Ashton Mejias27852046
Mike Amendola (W)43113363
Nick Ferrara31113564

Top Hitters

Mater DeiStats
Chase Hardy1-3, 2B, RBI
Jake Jacobson1-3, 2B
Pete Gorman1-2, HBP, SB
John Ferrara1-1, RBI
Johnny Bruno2-2, HR, 4 RBI
Thomas Elgrim2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB
Nick Ferrara1-2, 2B, 3 RBI
Andrew Schmid1-5, 4 R, 3 SB
Kevin Shanes1-2, 2 R, 2B, BB, RBI
Brian Doherty1-3, 2 R, RBI, SB, 2 HBP


Southern 9, Marlboro 6

Senior Mike Schiatarella drove in three runs and three of his teammates drove in two each to lead the Rams (7-10) past the Mustangs (8-10).

Schiatarella finished 2-for-3 with two doubles and three RBI. Sophomore Kevin Cooney was 2-for-2 with two RBI, senior Frankie Pellegrino was 1-for-3 with two RBI and sophomore Xavier Hendricks finished 1-for-5 with two RBI. Senior Cole Markley also went 2-for-3 with three runs scored.

Sophomore Jack Plesniarski grabbed the win on the mound with four innings of worked, followed by three from Hendricks.

Junior Ramon Fontanes went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI to lead Marlboro and senior Justin Kapuscinski also added a two-run home run. Freshman Tyler Villa took the loss on the mound.

Manchester 4, Brick 3

Sophomore Jacob Tafrow singled home the winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Hawks (7-13) walked off with a win over the Green Dragons (8-11).

Senior Dom Racioppi and Tafrow each finished 1-for-3 with an RBI while junior Evan Scala was 1-for-2 with a double and a run scored. Senior Markel Hourigan and junior James Johns each doubled as well.

Junior Brandon Kiddie earned the win in relief of starter Jacob Roberts, who allowed two runs over six innings with four strikeouts and no walks.

Brick scored a run each in the fifth, sixth and seventh innings, with junior Cole Groschel singling home the tying run in the top of the seventh. Dan Scheri doubled home Brick's first run while John Wade and Rob Page each went 2-for-3 in the loss, with Wade also doubling.

Sophomore Ethan Gonzalez struck out 10 over six innings in taking the no-decision for Brick.

No. 8 Wall 14, Toms River North 1 (5 Innings)

Junior Teddy Sharkey pitched a three-hitter with 12 strikeouts and cracked a three-run home run to lead the Crimson Knights (16-3) to a one-sided win over the Mariners (13-8). Sophomore Jay Bant also belted a two-run home run for Wall.

St. Rose at Point Beach - Cancelled



No. 1 Jackson Memorial 12, Bayonne 8

Senior Alex Iadisernia hit a go-ahead grand slam in a big six-run fourth inning and later hit the go-ahead RBI single in a game-clinching, four-run sixth as the Jaguars handed the Bees just their second loss of the season in winning a battle of top-10 teams in N.J.

Bayonne raced out to a 7-2 lead thanks to a wave of Jackson Memorial defensive miscues, but Iadisernia propelled the Jaguars in front with a grand slam to cap the six-run inning and give his team an 8-7 lead.

Sophomore Ty Beck was a perfect 4-for-4 and gave Jackson Memorial some insurance with a two-run single that capped the sixth-inning scoring.

Bayonne (19-2)1204010861
Jackson Mem (17-2)101604X12163


Edgar Martinez3.28882072
Brian Baranok (L)2.18441161
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Connor Fern3.24724372
Preston Kunz (W, 1-0)3.12112450

Top Hitters

Edgar Martinez2-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Julian Moash1-1, HR, 3 R, 2 RBI
Shane Paradine1-3, 2 RBI
Jackson MemorialStats
Alex Iadisernia2-4, HR, 2 R, 5 RBI
Ty Beck4-4, 2 R, 3 RBI
Ahmir Cournier2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Troy Bathmann2-3, R, RBI
Christian Pellone2-3, 2 2B, 2 R
Tom Cartnick2-4, RBI
Andrew Sefick2-4, 2B


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