Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

Semifinals

(8) CBA 5, (5) Manasquan 2

Junior Pat Reilly labored through four innings, but did not allow an earned run and launched a two-run home run in the fifth to break a tie, give himself his fifth win and push the Colts past the Warriors and into the MCT final on Tuesday for the fourth time in six seasons.

Reilly needed 34 pitches to get out of the bottom of the first, during which he allowed one earned run but did not surrender a hit. He battled footing problems on the mound while pitching through steady rain that affected the first inning of play. His four walks Saturday matched his season total entering the game.

CBA tied the game in the top of the third on a two-out RBI single by junior Jason Arnott after senior Anthony Celestre started the rally with a two-out single for CBA's first hit off Manasquan starter Spencer Bauer.

Reilly stranded Manasquan runners in scoring position in both the third and fourth innings and was set to give the ball up after throwing 103 pitches, but not before he took one more at-bat to try to give himself a lead.

Manasquan cut down junior Mason Wolf attempting to tag up from third on a fly ball to left field by senior Tommy DiTullio in the fifth, with left fielder Hayden Kunz getting to ball to third baseman James Harmstead, who quickly fired a strike to catcher Alec Wells to get Wolf at the plate.

Any momentum Manasquan gained from the defensive gem was short-lived. On the second pitch of the next at-bat, Reilly caught a hanging slider from Bauer and crushed it beyond the temporary fence in left-center field for a two-run, tiebreaking homer.

Harmstead answered with a solo moonshot of his own in the bottom of the fifth that hit the roof of the house well beyond the short porch in left field and made the score 3-2. Harmstead now leads the Shore Conference with seven home runs on the season.

Harmstead took over on the mound in the sixth and gave up a pair of runs, first on a bases-loaded walk to Arnott and then another on a sacrifice fly by DiTullio.

Hunt shook off the long home run by Harmstead to save the game while allowing just the one hit in three innings.

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CBA (11-4)0010220571
Manasquan (11-4)1000100230

Pitching

CBAIPHRERBBSOPC
Pat Reilly (W, 5-0)421047103
Braedin Hunt (SV, 2)31112439
ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Spencer Bauer (L, 2-1)563326102
James Harmstead11223140
Alex Galvan10000210

Top Hitters

CBAStats
Pat Reilly1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Jason Arnott2-3, R, 2 RBI
Tommy DiTullio1-3, RBI
Anthony Celestre2-3, 2B, 2 R
Mason Wolf1-2, 2 BB
ManasquanStats
James Harmstead1-2, HR, 2 BB, R, RBI
Alex Galvan1-3, SB

 

(6) Ocean 5, (2) Manalapan 2

Senior Ryan Toomey hammered a two-run double to cap Ocean's three-run fourth inning and senior Max Winters finished off a complete-game victory to carry the Spartans into Tuesday's MCT championship game vs. CBA at FirstEnergy Park in Lakewood.

Ocean took a 3-2 lead when Junior Kevin D'Auria reached on an error, allowing the go-ahead run to score. Winters was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Toomey followed with a double to plate two more, with Manalapan cutting the third run off with a relay to the plate.

Toomey's first RBI came when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the third. Junior Cole Kelly followed with an RBI groundout.

Senior Mike Kuver got Manalapan on the board in the bottom of the third with an RBI infield single and sophomore Tom Guidice followed with and RBI single through the left side to tie the game, 2-2.

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Ocean (16-3)0023000570
Manalapan (15-3)0020000281

Pitching

OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Max Winters (W, 4-0)782228109
ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Pellecchia (L, 1-1)3.27540473
Rico Spinelli1.10000212
Marc Rivera20000123

Top Hitters

OceanStats
Ryan Toomey2-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Brian Yatcilla2-3, 2 R
Nick Vaughn1-3, R
ManalapanStats
Tom Guidice2-4, 2B, RBI
Kyle Sciallo1-2, R
Mike Kuver1-4, R, RBI

 

Ocean County Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(1) Jackson Memorial 15, (16) Manchester 5 (5 Innings)

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Manchester (4-13)00203XX572
Jackson Mem (14-2)19104XX15131

Pitching

ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Conger (L, 1-4)21111113068
Roman Palmiotto2.22401135
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Princiotta (W, 5-0)45220262
Connor Fern12332025

Top Hitters

ManchesterStats
James Johns2-3, HR, 2 R, RBI
Jack Felipe1-2, HR, 2 R, RBI
Evan Scala1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Jackson MemorialStats
Ryan Lasko3-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 7 RBI
Alex Iadisernia2-2, 2B, 3 R, RBI
Ahmir Cournier2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Carmine Petosa2-3, 3 R, RBI
Jake Wendell2-3, R, 2 RBI
Andrew Sefick2-3, R

 

(4) Point Boro 3, (13) Barnegat 2

The Panthers answered a two-run first inning by Barnegat with three of their own in the bottom of the inning and senior pitcher Sam Collins shut the door from there as Point Boro advance to the quarterfinal round on Sunday.

Junior Nick Zbikowski doubled home Collins for the first Point Boro run and junior Sam Young and senior Christian Aurin followed with RBI singles to give the Panthers the 3-2 lead.

Both runs against Collins in the top of the first were unearned, although sophomore Nick Danbrowney did double home the second Barnegat run with two out.

Collins completed the game on 84 pitches while pitching on two-days rest. The senior threw 47 pitches in 3 2/3 innings of a loss to Jackson Liberty on Wednesday, making him eligible to throw up to 103 on Saturday.

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Barnegat (7-9)2000000252
Pt Boro (12-4)300000X362

Pitching

BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Tyler Suydam (L, 1-3)66331585
Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Sam Collins (W, 3-2)752001184

Top Hitters

BarnegatStats
Nick Danbrowney3-3, 2B, RBI
Lukas Torres1-3, R
Point BoroStats
Nick Zbikowski2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Christian Aurin1-3, RBI
Sam Young1-3, RBI
Sam Collins1-3, R
Connor Kennedy1-3, 2B

 

(7) Brick Memorial 8, (10) Brick 2

Seniors Graham Harrigan, Mike Murphy and Lucas McLaughlin each had an RBI double during Brick Memorial's seven-run second inning and the Mustangs rode the outburst - as well as six shutout innings from junior starter Nick Gillen - to a round-one win over the rival Green Dragons.

Senior Greg Hanlon also had a two-run single during the second-inning merry-go-round for Brick Memorial, which will travel to play No. 2 Jackson Liberty in Sunday's quarterfinal round.

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Brick (7-9)0000002261
Brick Mem (8-8)071000X8122

Pitching

BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
Rob Page (L, 2-3)1.28772138
Nick Guiro3.13100241
Matt Salvato1100009
Brick MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Gillen (W, 2-3)63001576
Torrey Savoia13200116

Top Hitters

Brick Stats
John Wade1-4, 2 RBI
Dan Scheri2-3, R
Joe Carchio2-4
Brick MemorialStats
Graham Harrigan2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Mike Murphy2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Greg Hanlon2-4, 2 RBI
Nick Gillen2-3, RBI
Tristan Savoia2-3, R
Lucas McLaughlin1-4, 2B, R, RBI
T.J. Rosace1-3, R

 

(2) Jackson Liberty 3, (15) Central 2 (8 Innings)

Sophomore Dan Keenan singled home the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Lions survived an extra-inning scare from the Golden Eagles.

Jackson Liberty senior Kevin Ritz took a no-hitter to the seventh inning before Central rallied to score twice on three hits in the top of the seventh to tie the game at 2-2 and send it to extra innings. Ritz struck out six, walked one, hit a batter and threw 94 pitches in seven complete innings.

Keenan took over for Ritz in the eighth and his winning hit also made him a winner on the mound. The sophomore finished 2-for-4 at the plate with a run scored to go with his RBI single.

Jackson Liberty will host No. 7 Brick Memorial Sunday in the OCT quarterfinals.

(9) Toms River East 2, (8) Pinelands 1

Sophomore Joe Ussery doubled in the tying run in the top of the fifth and junior Ryan Cicardo plated the winning with with an RBI single in the top of the sixth as the Raiders rallied to beat Monmouth commit Joey Ventresca and the Wildcats to earn a quarterfinal date with top-seeded Jackson Memorial.

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TR East (6-9)0000110241
Pinelands (8-6)0001000150

Pitching

Toms River EastIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Santos (W, 3-2)7.05112386
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Joey Ventresca, (L, 2-4)7.042249113

Top Hitters

Toms River EastStats
Matt Santos1-3, 2B
Ryan Cicardo1-3, RBI
Logan Sommerer1-2, R
Joe Ussery1-3, RBI
PinelandsStats
Joey Ventresca1-2, 2B
Billy Crawford1-3
Pete Hammond1-3
Pat Apgar1-2, BB
Anthony Diaz1-3, R

 

(14) Southern 3, (3) Toms River North 1

Senior Frank Pellegrino delivered sacrifice flies in both the first and fifth innings in support of classmate Mike Schiatarella, who silenced the Mariners over seven innings of three-hit to give the Rams an upset win in the rematch of last year's OCT championship game.

Senior A.J. Mandell also drove in a run with an out, grounding out to chase home the go-ahead run in the third.

Robert Jeans drove in Toms River North's lone run with a double in the bottom of the third that tied the game.

Southern will travel to No.6  Lacey for the quarterfinal round, scheduled for Sunday.

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Southern (5-9)1010100351
TR North (11-6)0010000133

Pitching

SouthernIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Schiatarella (W, 2-3)73102584
Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Sam Angelo (L, 2-1)4.15324380
Matt Ostroman1.20000121
Russ Thistle10001017

Top Hitters

SouthernStats
A.J. Mandell1-3, RBI
Austin Scheider1-3, R
Cole Markley1-2, R
Kevin Cooney1-4, R
Frank Pellegrino0-1, 2 RBI
Toms River NorthStats
Robert Jeans1-3, 2B, RBI
Sam Angelo1-2, 2B

 

(6) Lacey 10, (11) Point Beach 1

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Pt Beach (8-5)1000000173
Lacey (11-7)100441X10110

Pitching

Point BeachIPHRERBBSOPC
Jeff Wall (L, 1-2)47532163
Andrew Banick13441020
Guiseppe Taurozzi11110013
PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Sam Sramaty (W, 4-1)65111370
Josh Fracasso12000113

Top Hitters

Point BeachStats
Alec Glen2-3, RBI
Hunter Alia2-4, R
LaceyStats
Garrett Reilly2-3, R, 2 RBI
Jacob Bowles1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Donnie Kirk2-3, RBI
Colin Trembley1-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Jorden Jurkiewicz2-4, 2 R
Matt Kaliske1-4, R

 

(5) Toms River South 13, (12) Donovan Catholic 5

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Donovan (7-9)2100101585
TR South (10-5)230215X13153

Pitching

Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Bobby Nosti (L, 2-4)1.26551142
Matt Colucci2.12222145
Lawrence Zingi26522044
Toms River SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Logan Spakowski23311243
Damien Scott (W, 1-0)2.12113354
Matt Hartshorn (SV, 2)2.23110537

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicStats
Liam Leonard2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Matt Morro3-4, 3 R, 2 SB
Mike Farinaccio1-3, RBI
Toms River SouthStats
Sam Conover4-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, 3 SB
Gabe Driscoll2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Mike Lazarro1-2, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Matt Hartshorn1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Mike Montenegro1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Damien Scott1-3, 2 R
Colin Mackle1-4, 2 R, 2 SB
Tyler Madeo1-3, R
Max Rivas2-4

 

 

Non-Division

Neptune 6, Shore 5 (8 Innings)

Senior Ron Cole hit his second walk-off home run of the season, this time in the bottom of the eighth inning to give the Scarlet Fliers a win over the Blue Devils.

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Shore (5-11, 4-10)01030010573
Neptune (9-6, 6-6)00401001661

Pitching

ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Sam Martucci32417372
Cody Fleischer (L, 0-1)4.14222168
NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Brian Young544463104
Arden Underwood (W, 1-0)33112251

Top Hitters

ShoreStats
Christian Bauman2-3, RBI
Kyle O’Scanlon1-3, 3 RBI, 2B
Mikey Deusch1-2, R
NeptuneStats
Ron Cole1-4, HR, 2 R, RBI
John Gannon1-3, 2B, 2 RBI,
Rocco Richard1-3, 2B, R
Kyle Bailey1-3, 2B
Jack Smith1-3, 2B, R, RBI

 

Howell 13, Donovan Catholic 3 (5 Innings)

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Howell (8-7)53032XX13131
Donovan (7-8)00030XX332

Pitching

HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Lenardo (W, 2-0)3.22301453
Logan Marmer01001016
Max Friedman1.10002125
Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Andrew Castro (L, 0-1)16550032
Pat Dowling34654171
Liam Leonard13221020

Top Hitters

HowellStats
Chris Ellison2-3, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Ryan Bearse2-3, 2 R, RBI
Chris Acampora2-3, RBI
Kyle Brex1-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jake Kutcher1-1, 2 RBI
Ryan Gonzalez1-3, RBI
Colin Loch1-1, 3 R
Donovan CatholicStats
Mike Farinaccio1-3, R, RBI
Tyler Hmielewski1-2, 2 RBI
Lawrence Zingi1-3, R

 

No. 7 Wall 6, Freehold Boro 1

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Freehold Boro (4-13)0010000152
Wall (13-3)002301x690

Pitching

Freehold BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Dan Molina (L, 0-2)22224245
Steven Gee1.12312147
Mike Lombardi2.25110031
WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Teddy Sharkey (W, 3-0)7511311101

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroStats
Sean Wodell2-3
Mario Rivera1-1, 2B, R
Shaun Piotrowski1-4, RBI
WallStats
Grant Shulman3-4, 2B, RBI
Sean Nocera2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Tanner Powers1-3, 2 RBI
Jay Bant1-4, 2 RBI
Johnny Volpe1-3, 2 R
Dave Howarth1-2, 2B

 

St. John Vianney 5, Long Branch 3

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Long Branch (0-15)0300000361
SJV (7-9)004001X582

Pitching

Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Wolf (L, 0-3)37443177
Thomas Brewer31113142
St. John VianneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Robert Lehan (W, 2-2)4.14313468
Evan Pollack (SV, 3)2.22000534

Top Hitters

Long BranchStats
Dave Rodriguez2-3, 2 RBI
Brendan Cuddy1-3, R
R.J. Hurd1-2, R
Thomas Brewer2-3
St. John VianneyStats
Drew Montgomery1-2, RBI
Dom Cerniglia1-2, RBI
Anthony Altomonte1-4, R, RBI
Jacob Ramirez1-3, R
Luciano Fabrizzi1-3, R
Rocko Brzezniak1-1, R
Spencer Margulis1-4, R

 

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