Monmouth County Tournament - Bracket

Round of 16

(1) Wall 12, (17) Freehold Boro 2 (5 Innings)

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Freehold (4-9)02000XX213
Wall (10-2)40017XX12143

Pitching

Freehold BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Sean Wodell (L, 0-3)47542092
Kyle Wenrich0.17761036
WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Teddy Sharkey (W, 2-0)51201876

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroStats
Cam Elslager1-3
WallStats
Teddy Sharkey2-4, R, 3 RBI
Grant Shulman3-3, 2B, R, RBI
David Howarth2-2, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Johnny Volpe2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Jay Bant2-3, R, RBI
Sean Nocera1-2, 2 R, RBI
Dylan Richey1-3, R, RBI

 

 

Quarterfinals

(6) Ocean 4, (14) Monmouth 2

Senior Max Winters helped ignite a three-run third with an RBI single, then fired four shutout innings of relief to help guide the Spartans past the Falcons and into the MCT semifinals for the second time in three years.

After Monmouth junior Alex Alonso retired the first eight Ocean batters on only 20 pitches, junior Brian Yatcilla fought off a two-out single to start the three-run rally. Junior Kevin D'Auria worked a walk and Winters followed with a lined shot into left to cut Monmouth's lead to 2-1.

Senior Ryan Toomey followed with a flare that dropped in shallow left field to tie the game at 2-2, then Ocean stole the go-ahead run with a first-and-third double-steal.

Sophomore Nick Callano added an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to give Winters and Ocean some breathing room.

Alonso helped his cause by leading off the top of the third with a triple and scored on an RBI suicide squeeze bunt by junior Mike Bateman. Senior Dante Ciaramella drove in the other Monmouth run with a two-out RBI single in the third.

Ocean will take on No. 2 and unbeaten Manalapan in Saturday's semifinal round.

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Monmouth (9-6)0020000261
Ocean (13-2)003001X470

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Alex Alonso (L, 3-1)54332266
Nick Bogan13110114
OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Kevin Schoenberger34220131
Max Winters (W, 3-0)42000441

Top Hitters

MonmouthStats
Alex Alonso1-3, 3B, R
Dante Ciaramella1-3, RBI
Mike Bateman1-3, R, RBI
OceanStats
Max Winters1-3, RBI
Ryan Toomey2-3, R, RBI
Nick Callano2-3, RBI
Brian Yatcilla1-2, R

 

(2) Manalapan 8, (10) Freehold Twp. 4

Junior Kyle Sciallo hit a three-run double in Manalapan's five-run first and added an RBI in the third to help the Braves roll past the Patriots and into the MCT semifinals Saturday against No. 6 Ocean.

Junior Nick DiPietrantonio doubled home the game's first run in the bottom of the first and junior Dyan Hode knocked in a run in the third with an RBI single.

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Freehold Twp (7-7)00010034101
Manalapan (14-0)503000X861

Pitching

Freehold Twp.IPHRERBBSOPC
Alec Schwartz (L, 0-1)35885273
Matt Villapiano31001038
ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Aaron Ayers (W, 3-0)66100487
Marc Rivera0.24330018
Hunter Serrano0.1000001

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Stats
Cristian Corcione2-4, 2B, R
Jarrett Urban1-3, 2B, RBI
Brandon Smith1-3, 2B, R
Pat Burns1-4, 2B, RBI
Sean Fiolek1-1, R, 2 RBI
ManalapanStats
Kyle Sciallo1-2, 2B, 4 RBI
Dylan Hode2-3, RBI
Matt Panzica1-2, 2B, 2 R
Nick DiPietrantonio1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Ben Levine1-4, R, RBI

 

(8) CBA 1, (1) Wall 0

Senior Connor Baksh scored on the back end of a first-and-third double-steal with two out in the top of the seventh inning and the Colts held on to beat the Crimson Knights and their ace, Trey Dombroski.

Baksh was hit by a pitch to lead off the seventh and raced to third on a two-out single by junior Ben Settino. With junior Declan Hoverter at the plate and the count 2-2, Settino broke for second base and drew a throw from Dombroski to set up a rundown.

Second baseman Dylan Richey ran Settino back toward first and when he threw the ball to first baseman Tanner Powers, Baksh broke for the plate. Powers, a left-handed thrower, could not square up in time to make a strong enough throw home and Baksh dove in with the game's lone run.

The run was the first earned run Dombrowski has allowed this season and the loss just the second of his high school career. He faced a first-and-third situation with one out in the fifth and got back-to-back strikeouts to end the threat.

The run in the seventh made a winner out of junior right-hander Pat Reilly, who finished off his outing with his 12th strikeout to end the sixth inning. Reilly allowed one-out baserunners in each of his final five innings but no Wall base-runner made it past second base.

Junior left-hander Evan Mahns closed out the game, with shortstop Tommy DiTullio handling the final out of the game and firing to first base.

CBA will travel to play No. 5 Manasquan in Saturday's MCT semifinal round but will first play two games this week against unbeaten Manalapan (14-0) in Shore Conference Class A North play.

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CBA (8-3)0000001150
Wall (10-3)0000000030

Pitching

CBAIPHRERBBSOPC
Pat Reilly (W, 4-0)6300312112
Evan Mahns (SV, 1)10000110
WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Trey Dombroski (L, 4-1)75110980

Top Hitters

CBAStats
Connor Baksh1-2, HBP, R, SB
Ben Settino1-3, SB
Mason Wolf1-3
Jason Arnott1-3
Braedin Hunt1-3
WallStats
Sean Nocera2-3
Jay Bant1-2, BB
Doug Wetzel0-1, 2 BB

 

(5) Manasquan 1, (4) Red Bank Catholic 0

Senior Spencer Bauer fired a one-hit shutout in his first start since opening day and the Warriors avenged a regular-season sweep at the hands of the Caseys by eliminating them from the MCT.

Bauer suffered a hamstring injury and returned to the lineup this past week before finally making his first start on the mound since a four-hit shutout vs. Monmouth Regional on April 2.

Junior Will Hopkinson provided the necessary offense with an RBI triple in the top of the fifth to break a scoreless tie.

Manasquan will host No. 8 CBA in the Monmouth County Tournament quarterfinals on Saturday.

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Manasquan (9-2)0000100160
RBC (11-3)0000000010

Pitching

ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Spencer Bauer (W, 2-0)710027
Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Shane Panzini (W, 3-1)53112681
Vincent Bianchi23000232

Top Hitters

ManasquanStats
James Harmstead2-3
Alex Galvan2-3
Will Hopkinson1-4, 3B, RBI

 

 

Regular Season

Coaches vs. Cancer

At Mainland High School

No. 6 Jackson Liberty 9, Washington Twp. 1

Senior David Melfi blasted home runs in the first and third innings and the Lions rolled to their 10th straight win by upending the Minutemen.

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Washington Twp (4-10)1000000121
Jackson Lib (12-1)203103X9132

Pitching

Washington Twp.IPHRERBBSOPC
Christian Kane (L)36541260
Ryan Hansbury2.13112238
Curt Parker0.24332031
Jackson LibertyIPHRERBBSOPC
Tim Duffy31101248
Scott Wierciszewski (2-0)41003668

Top Hitters

Washington Twp.Stats
Nick Hammer1-3, RBI
Christian Kane1-3, R
Jackson LibertyStats
David Melfi2-3, 2 HR, 2 R, 4 RBI
Alex Torres2-4, 2 RBI
Scott Wierciszewski2-4, 2B, R
Charlie Rudderow2-4, 3 R
Shane Hickey2-4, R
Kevin Ritz2-4, RBI
Brandon Kinsman1-3, 2 R