Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(2) Jackson Liberty 12, (18) Colts Neck 10

Senior Charlie Rudderow hit a game-winning, two-run home run with one out in the bottom of the seventh and the Lions walked off with another dramatic tournament win - this time over the Cougars to advance to the SCT quarterfinals Wednesday against No. 7 Wall at Jackson Liberty.

The Lions entered the bottom of the seventh trailing, 10-9, and pulled even when sophomore Dan Keenan walked and scored on an RBI double by his brother, senior Connor Keenan. Rudderow came to the plate with one out and smashed a 3-1 pitch over the left-field fence to send Jackson Liberty to the next round.

Colts Neck took the lead in the top of the ninth when senior Adrian Jimenez was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning, stole second with two out and scored on a go-ahead RBI single by Matt Veneziano.

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Colts Neck (11-8)301203110122
Jackson Lib (21-2)01034131292

Pitching

Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Torres44765384
Adrian Jimenez0.22111221
Colin Kratzer (L, 0-1)1.23442338
Jackson LibertyIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Gallacher35530352
Tim Duffy12110117
Kevin Ritz1.14332133
Dan Keenan (W, 5-0)1.21111432

Top Hitters

Colts NeckStats
Reece Horneck1-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
George Zemlanicky1-3, HR, R, RBI
Dan Cowles2-2, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Matt Veneziano2-4, R, RBI
Colin Kratzer2-4, 2B, 2 R
Adrian Jimenez1-3, 2B, R
Nick Torres1-3, RBI
Rob Mannino1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Jackson LibertyStats
Connor Keenan3-5, 2 2B, HR, 2R, 5 RBI
Dan Keenan2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
David Melfi1-2, HR, 2 R, RBI
Charlie Rudderow1-5, HR, R, 2 RBI
Jake Hickman1-2, R, RBI

 

(4) Red Bank Catholic 3, (13) Howell 0

Seniors Alex Gonzalez and David Glancy picked up RBI hits in Red Bank Catholic's three-run third inning and the Caseys pitching took it from there in a win over the Rebels.

Gonzalez singled home a run and Glancy followed with an RBI double. Gonzalez capped the scoring by coming home on a wild pitch.

Red Bank Catholic will host No. 5 Jackson Memorial in Wednesday's SCT quarterfinal round, exactly one week after Jackson Memorial beat the Caseys, 6-1, in at regular-season game at Count Basie Park.

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Howell (11-10)0000000030
RBC (19-4)003000X350

Pitching

HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Ellison (L, 0-4)65332488
Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Shane Panzini (W, 6-1)53005378
Vincent Bianchi (SV, 1)20001324

Top Hitters

HowellStats
Ryan Bearse1-2, 2B
Red Bank CatholicStats
David Glancy1-3, 2B, RBI
Vincent Bianchi1-2, 2B
Alex Gonzalez1-3, RBI

 

(6) Manalapan 6, (22) Barnegat 0

Senior Ben Levine collected one of four RBI singles by the Braves in the first two innings and took care of the rest on the mound to finish off a complete game while carrying the Braves into the SCT quarterfinals Wednesday against No. 3 seed and Class A North rival CBA.

Junior Nick DiPietrantonio and sophomore Joe Mazza each singled home a run during a three-run first inning and Levine and senior Hunter Serrano followed with RBI singles in the three-run second.

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Barnegat (10-12)0000000032
Manalapan (18-7)330000X683

Pitching

BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Danbrowney (L, 3-3)1.15633057
Dexter Dambroski4.23000257
ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Ben Levine (W, 4-1)73001691

Top Hitters

BarnegatStats
Tyler Suydam1-3
Nick Danbrowney1-3
David MacGillivray1-3
ManalapanStats
Ben Levine2-4, RBI
Nick DiPietrantonio1-2, R, RBI
Tommy Guidice1-3, 2 R
Hunter Serrano1-3, RBI
Joe Mazza1-3, RBI
Mike Kuver1-4, R
Jake Pellecchia1-2, SB

 

(7) Wall 4, (10) Point Boro 1

Junior Sean Nocera highlighted a two-run first inning for Wall with an RBI single and sophomore Jay Bant and senior Johnny Volped later added an RBI single each to back junior Teddy Sharkey on the mound as the Crimson Knights edged the newly-crowned Ocean County Tournament champions.

Wall will travel to play No. 2 Jackson Liberty in Wednesday's SCT quarterfinal round.

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Pt. Boro (17-6)0100000120
Wall (20-3)201100X482

Pitching

Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Christian Aurin (L, 1-1)47433277
Sam Young21000128
WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Teddy Sharkey (W, 5-0)721008101

Top Hitters

Point BoroStats
Christian Aurin1-3, 2B, RBI
WallStats
Johnny Volpe2-3, R, RBI
Jay Bant2-3, RBI
Tanner Powers2-3, R
Sean Nocera1-3, RBI
Teddy Sharkey1-2, R

 

(9) Manasquan 11, (8) Ocean 2

Senior James Harmstead took the Shore Conference lead and joined the 100-career-hit club with his eighth home run of the season - part of a big offensive day for the Warriors that propelled them past the Spartans and into the SCT quarterfinals Wednesday at No. 1 Middletown South.

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Manasquan (15-4)000312511150
Ocean (19-6) 0000002292

Pitching

ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Spencer Bauer (W, 3-1)65001894
Alec Wells14220130
OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Scuba Hagerman (L, 2-4)56430476
Tyler Talbot14220020
Isaac Greenspan15540026

Top Hitters

ManasquanStats
Hayden Kunz3-4
Spencer Bauer3-4, 2B, RBI
Mike Anthony2-3, 2B, 3 RBI
James Harmstead1-4, HR, R, RBI
Sam Del Guercio2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
OceanStats
Max Winters3-4, 2 2B, RBI

 

(3) CBA 4, (14) Neptune 0

Junior Pat Reilly took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and the Colts kept their pristine postseason record (5-0) intact by blanking the Scarlet Fliers. Junior Jett Tinik singled leading off the sixth to break up the no-hitter and junior Rocco Richard followed three batters later with a two-out double to chase Reilly.

Junior Braedin Hunt came on and induced an inning-ending pop-up to escape trouble and pitched a clean seventh to earn his third save.

Senior Anthony Celestre doubled and scored on an RBI single by junior Mason Wolf for the first run in the fifth inning and after a sacrifice bunt by junior Jason Arnott, senior Tommy DiTullio gave CBA its fourth run with an RBI single to left.

CBA advances to the quarterfinal round and will host the three meeting of the season between the Colts and the No. 6 Braves. The two Class A North rivals locked up for a 15-inning classic that took two days to complete. After Manalapan pulled out the win in that one, CBA pair the Braves back by winning the second meeting the next day, 3-1.

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Neptune (13-8)0000000022
CBA (17-5)100120X471

Pitching

NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Brian Young (L, 2-2)67430294
CBAIPHRERBBSOPC
Pat Reilly (W, 6-0)5.22003884
Braedin Hunt (SV, 3)1.10000216

Top Hitters

NeptuneStats
Rocco Richard1-2, 2B
CBAStats
Tommy DiTullio2-3, R, RBI
Mason Wolf1-3, R, RBI
Ben Settino1-3, RBI
Anthony Celestre1-2, 2B, R
Connor Baksh1-3, R

 

(5) Jackson Memorial 7, (12) Toms River North 1

Junior Ryan Lasko and senior Troy Bathmann each homered to help break open the game as the Jaguars led wire-to-wire to take the rubber match with the rival Mariners.

Lasko's solo shot over the scoreboard in left - his fifth of the season - increased Jackson Memorial's lead to 4-1 in the bottom of the fifth. Bathmann came off the bench to blast a two-run shot to left that capped the scoring in the bottom of the sixth.

Sophomore shortstop Ty Beck singled home a run in the sixth before Bathmann's homer, singled on a hit-and-run that set up a squeeze bunt by freshman Zach Crotchfelt in the second, and made three key plays in the field to round out an all-around effort.

Jackson Memorial will travel to Count Basie Park Wednesday to play No. 4 Red Bank Catholic in the SCT quarterfinals. Jackson Memorial defeated RBC on Wednesday, 6-1, in the regular-season game.

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TR North (14-10)0010000191
Jackson Mem (20-3)110113X781

Pitching

Toms River NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Ostroman (L, 2-1)56542066
Russ Thistle12220019
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Princiotta (W, 6-1)79110377

Top Hitters

Toms River NorthStats
Dylan Feigin2-4, R
Jacob Dawson1-3, RBI
Jackson MemorialStats
Ty Beck2-3, R, RBI
Ryan Lasko1-4, HR, R, RBI
Troy Bathmann1-1, HR, R, 2 RBI
Tom Cartnick1-2, RBI
Jake Wendell1-2, RBI

 

(1) Middletown South 6, (17) Brick Memorial 1

Chris Lotito threw hits second complete game in as many outings - hit only two starts of the year - and the Eagles made the most of five hits and four Brick Memorial errors by beating the Mustangs and advancing to the SCT quarterfinals.

Middletown South will host No. 9 Manasquan in the quarterfinal round on Wednesday.

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Brick Mem (14-12)1000000134
Midd South (16-5)030021X652

Pitching

Brick MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Tristan Savoia (L, 3-6)65612397
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Chris Lotito (W, 3-1)73112793

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialStats
Greg Hanlon1-3
Lucas McLaughlin1-3
Andrew White1-3
Mike Murphy0-1, 2 BB, R
Middletown SouthStats
Robby Zega2-2, 2B, 2 R
Joe Stanzione1-3, RBI
Chris Lotito1-2, R
Anthony Esposito1-3, R, RBI

 

Non-Division

Shore 8, Long Branch 4

Toms River North 8, Donovan Catholic 2

 

Non-Conference

Matawan 6, Sayreville 4

Notre Dame 10, St. Rose 1

East Brunswick 10, Freehold Boro 2

Toms River South 3, Egg Harbor 2

 

Friday, May 17

Class A South

Southern 7, Toms River East 6

 

Non-Division

Brick Memorial 6, Barnegat 3

Donovan Catholic 9, Central 2

Middletown North 9, Mater Dei Prep 2

Red Bank Catholic 15, Marlboro 11

 

Non-Conference

Cranford 9, St. John Vianney 2

Wall 4, Old Bridge 0