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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CBA (11-4) 0 0 1 0 2 2 0 5 7 1
Manasquan (11-4) 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 3 0

Pitching

CBA IP H R ER BB SO PC
Pat Reilly (W, 5-0) 4 2 1 0 4 7 103
Braedin Hunt (SV, 2) 3 1 1 1 2 4 39
Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Spencer Bauer (L, 2-1) 5 6 3 3 2 6 102
James Harmstead 1 1 2 2 3 1 40
Alex Galvan 1 0 0 0 0 2 10

Top Hitters

CBA Stats
Pat Reilly 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Jason Arnott 2-3, R, 2 RBI
Tommy DiTullio 1-3, RBI
Anthony Celestre 2-3, 2B, 2 R
Mason Wolf 1-2, 2 BB
Manasquan Stats
James Harmstead 1-2, HR, 2 BB, R, RBI
Alex Galvan 1-3, 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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ocean (16-3) 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 5 7 0
Manalapan (15-3) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 1

Pitching

Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Max Winters (W, 4-0) 7 8 2 2 2 8 109
Manalapan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jake Pellecchia (L, 1-1) 3.2 7 5 4 0 4 73
Rico Spinelli 1.1 0 0 0 0 2 12
Marc Rivera 2 0 0 0 0 1 23

Top Hitters

Ocean Stats
Ryan Toomey 2-3, 2 2B, 3 RBI
Brian Yatcilla 2-3, 2 R
Nick Vaughn 1-3, R
Manalapan Stats
Tom Guidice 2-4, 2B, RBI
Kyle Sciallo 1-2, R
Mike Kuver 1-4, R, RBI

 

Ocean County Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manchester (4-13) 0 0 2 0 3 X X 5 7 2
Jackson Mem (14-2) 1 9 1 0 4 X X 15 13 1

Pitching

Manchester IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Conger (L, 1-4) 2 11 11 11 3 0 68
Roman Palmiotto 2.2 2 4 0 1 1 35
Jackson Memorial IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Princiotta (W, 5-0) 4 5 2 2 0 2 62
Connor Fern 1 2 3 3 2 0 25

Top Hitters

Manchester Stats
James Johns 2-3, HR, 2 R, RBI
Jack Felipe 1-2, HR, 2 R, RBI
Evan Scala 1-3, 2B, 3 RBI
Jackson Memorial Stats
Ryan Lasko 3-4, 2 HR, 3 R, 7 RBI
Alex Iadisernia 2-2, 2B, 3 R, RBI
Ahmir Cournier 2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Carmine Petosa 2-3, 3 R, RBI
Jake Wendell 2-3, R, 2 RBI
Andrew Sefick 2-3, 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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Barnegat (7-9) 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 5 2
Pt Boro (12-4) 3 0 0 0 0 0 X 3 6 2

Pitching

Barnegat IP H R ER BB SO PC
Tyler Suydam (L, 1-3) 6 6 3 3 1 5 85
Point Boro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sam Collins (W, 3-2) 7 5 2 0 0 11 84

Top Hitters

Barnegat Stats
Nick Danbrowney 3-3, 2B, RBI
Lukas Torres 1-3, R
Point Boro Stats
Nick Zbikowski 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Christian Aurin 1-3, RBI
Sam Young 1-3, RBI
Sam Collins 1-3, R
Connor Kennedy 1-3, 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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Brick (7-9) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 6 1
Brick Mem (8-8) 0 7 1 0 0 0 X 8 12 2

Pitching

Brick IP H R ER BB SO PC
Rob Page (L, 2-3) 1.2 8 7 7 2 1 38
Nick Guiro 3.1 3 1 0 0 2 41
Matt Salvato 1 1 0 0 0 0 9
Brick Memorial IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Gillen (W, 2-3) 6 3 0 0 1 5 76
Torrey Savoia 1 3 2 0 0 1 16

Top Hitters

Brick Stats
John Wade 1-4, 2 RBI
Dan Scheri 2-3, R
Joe Carchio 2-4
Brick Memorial Stats
Graham Harrigan 2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Mike Murphy 2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Greg Hanlon 2-4, 2 RBI
Nick Gillen 2-3, RBI
Tristan Savoia 2-3, R
Lucas McLaughlin 1-4, 2B, R, RBI
T.J. Rosace 1-3, 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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
TR East (6-9) 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 4 1
Pinelands (8-6) 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 5 0

Pitching

Toms River East IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Santos (W, 3-2) 7.0 5 1 1 2 3 86
Pinelands IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joey Ventresca, (L, 2-4) 7.0 4 2 2 4 9 113

Top Hitters

Toms River East Stats
Matt Santos 1-3, 2B
Ryan Cicardo 1-3, RBI
Logan Sommerer 1-2, R
Joe Ussery 1-3, RBI
Pinelands Stats
Joey Ventresca 1-2, 2B
Billy Crawford 1-3
Pete Hammond 1-3
Pat Apgar 1-2, BB
Anthony Diaz 1-3, 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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Southern (5-9) 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3 5 1
TR North (11-6) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 3 3

Pitching

Southern IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Schiatarella (W, 2-3) 7 3 1 0 2 5 84
Point Boro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sam Angelo (L, 2-1) 4.1 5 3 2 4 3 80
Matt Ostroman 1.2 0 0 0 0 1 21
Russ Thistle 1 0 0 0 1 0 17

Top Hitters

Southern Stats
A.J. Mandell 1-3, RBI
Austin Scheider 1-3, R
Cole Markley 1-2, R
Kevin Cooney 1-4, R
Frank Pellegrino 0-1, 2 RBI
Toms River North Stats
Robert Jeans 1-3, 2B, RBI
Sam Angelo 1-2, 2B

 

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Pt Beach (8-5) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 7 3
Lacey (11-7) 1 0 0 4 4 1 X 10 11 0

Pitching

Point Beach IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jeff Wall (L, 1-2) 4 7 5 3 2 1 63
Andrew Banick 1 3 4 4 1 0 20
Guiseppe Taurozzi 1 1 1 1 0 0 13
Pinelands IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sam Sramaty (W, 4-1) 6 5 1 1 1 3 70
Josh Fracasso 1 2 0 0 0 1 13

Top Hitters

Point Beach Stats
Alec Glen 2-3, RBI
Hunter Alia 2-4, R
Lacey Stats
Garrett Reilly 2-3, R, 2 RBI
Jacob Bowles 1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Donnie Kirk 2-3, RBI
Colin Trembley 1-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Jorden Jurkiewicz 2-4, 2 R
Matt Kaliske 1-4, R

 

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

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Donovan (7-9) 2 1 0 0 1 0 1 5 8 5
TR South (10-5) 2 3 0 2 1 5 X 13 15 3

Pitching

Donovan Catholic IP H R ER BB SO PC
Bobby Nosti (L, 2-4) 1.2 6 5 5 1 1 42
Matt Colucci 2.1 2 2 2 2 1 45
Lawrence Zingi 2 6 5 2 2 0 44
Toms River South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Logan Spakowski 2 3 3 1 1 2 43
Damien Scott (W, 1-0) 2.1 2 1 1 3 3 54
Matt Hartshorn (SV, 2) 2.2 3 1 1 0 5 37

Top Hitters

Donovan Catholic Stats
Liam Leonard 2-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Matt Morro 3-4, 3 R, 2 SB
Mike Farinaccio 1-3, RBI
Toms River South Stats
Sam Conover 4-5, 2 R, 3 RBI, 3 SB
Gabe Driscoll 2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Mike Lazarro 1-2, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Matt Hartshorn 1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Mike Montenegro 1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Damien Scott 1-3, 2 R
Colin Mackle 1-4, 2 R, 2 SB
Tyler Madeo 1-3, R
Max Rivas 2-4

 

 

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.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 R H E
Shore (5-11, 4-10) 0 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 5 7 3
Neptune (9-6, 6-6) 0 0 4 0 1 0 0 1 6 6 1

Pitching

Shore IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sam Martucci 3 2 4 1 7 3 72
Cody Fleischer (L, 0-1) 4.1 4 2 2 2 1 68
Neptune IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brian Young 5 4 4 4 6 3 104
Arden Underwood (W, 1-0) 3 3 1 1 2 2 51

Top Hitters

Shore Stats
Christian Bauman 2-3, RBI
Kyle O’Scanlon 1-3, 3 RBI, 2B
Mikey Deusch 1-2, R
Neptune Stats
Ron Cole 1-4, HR, 2 R, RBI
John Gannon 1-3, 2B, 2 RBI,
Rocco Richard 1-3, 2B, R
Kyle Bailey 1-3, 2B
Jack Smith 1-3, 2B, R, RBI

 

Howell 13, Donovan Catholic 3 (5 Innings)

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Howell (8-7) 5 3 0 3 2 X X 13 13 1
Donovan (7-8) 0 0 0 3 0 X X 3 3 2

Pitching

Howell IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jake Lenardo (W, 2-0) 3.2 2 3 0 1 4 53
Logan Marmer 0 1 0 0 1 0 16
Max Friedman 1.1 0 0 0 2 1 25
Donovan Catholic IP H R ER BB SO PC
Andrew Castro (L, 0-1) 1 6 5 5 0 0 32
Pat Dowling 3 4 6 5 4 1 71
Liam Leonard 1 3 2 2 1 0 20

Top Hitters

Howell Stats
Chris Ellison 2-3, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Ryan Bearse 2-3, 2 R, RBI
Chris Acampora 2-3, RBI
Kyle Brex 1-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Jake Kutcher 1-1, 2 RBI
Ryan Gonzalez 1-3, RBI
Colin Loch 1-1, 3 R
Donovan Catholic Stats
Mike Farinaccio 1-3, R, RBI
Tyler Hmielewski 1-2, 2 RBI
Lawrence Zingi 1-3, R

 

No. 7 Wall 6, Freehold Boro 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Freehold Boro (4-13) 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 5 2
Wall (13-3) 0 0 2 3 0 1 x 6 9 0

Pitching

Freehold Boro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Dan Molina (L, 0-2) 2 2 2 2 4 2 45
Steven Gee 1.1 2 3 1 2 1 47
Mike Lombardi 2.2 5 1 1 0 0 31
Wall IP H R ER BB SO PC
Teddy Sharkey (W, 3-0) 7 5 1 1 3 11 101

Top Hitters

Freehold Boro Stats
Sean Wodell 2-3
Mario Rivera 1-1, 2B, R
Shaun Piotrowski 1-4, RBI
Wall Stats
Grant Shulman 3-4, 2B, RBI
Sean Nocera 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Tanner Powers 1-3, 2 RBI
Jay Bant 1-4, 2 RBI
Johnny Volpe 1-3, 2 R
Dave Howarth 1-2, 2B

 

St. John Vianney 5, Long Branch 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Long Branch (0-15) 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 6 1
SJV (7-9) 0 0 4 0 0 1 X 5 8 2

Pitching

Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Wolf (L, 0-3) 3 7 4 4 3 1 77
Thomas Brewer 3 1 1 1 3 1 42
St. John Vianney IP H R ER BB SO PC
Robert Lehan (W, 2-2) 4.1 4 3 1 3 4 68
Evan Pollack (SV, 3) 2.2 2 0 0 0 5 34

Top Hitters

Long Branch Stats
Dave Rodriguez 2-3, 2 RBI
Brendan Cuddy 1-3, R
R.J. Hurd 1-2, R
Thomas Brewer 2-3
St. John Vianney Stats
Drew Montgomery 1-2, RBI
Dom Cerniglia 1-2, RBI
Anthony Altomonte 1-4, R, RBI
Jacob Ramirez 1-3, R
Luciano Fabrizzi 1-3, R
Rocko Brzezniak 1-1, R
Spencer Margulis 1-4, R

 

St. Rose at Point Beach - Moved to Friday, 4 p.m.

 

 

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