Monmouth County Tournament

Championship

At FirstEnergy Park, Lakewood

(8) CBA 8, (6) Ocean 1

Senior Joe Escandon lost a perfect game in the sixth inning and a no-hitter in the seventh, but finished off a complete-game two-hitter to pitch the Colts past the Spartans for their ninth Monmouth County Tournament title and fourth in the past six years.

An error by Anthony Celestre leading off the sixth halted the perfect-game bid and Escandon walked the next batter. Celestre earlier made a sliding stop and throw from his knees to preserve the perfect game in the bottom of the fifth.

Kevin D'Auria, who reached on the error, scored on a fielder's choice ground out by Brian Yatcilla to end Escandon's shutout bid.

Ryan Toomey led off the bottom of the seventh with a long double to the warning track in right field on a 1-2 pitch.

CBA broke on the board in the third inning on an RBI double by senior Anthony Celestre and senior Tommy DiTullio singled in two runs later in the inning.

Junior Braedin Hunt broke the game open with a two-run double to make it 5-0 in the sixth inning and capped the scoring with an RBI triple in the seventh.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
CBA (12-4) 0 0 3 0 0 4 1 8 9 1
Ocean (16-4) 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 3

Pitching

CBA IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Escandon (W, 4-0) 7 2 1 0 1 5 91

Top Hitters

CBA Stats
Braedin Hunt 2-4, 2B, 3B, R, 3 RBI
Anthony Celestre 1-2, 2B, R, RBI
Tommy DiTullio 1-4, 2 RBI
Mason Wolf 2-4, R, RBI
Pat Reilly 2-3, 2 R
Ocean Stats
Ryan Toomey 1-3, 2B

 

Class A North

Howell 6, Freehold Boro 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Howell (9-7, 7-5) 0 1 0 3 2 0 0 6 10 0
Freehold (4-13, 3-10) 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 5 9 2

Pitching

Howell IP H R ER BB SO PC
Bryan Bernard (W, 4-0) 6 8 4 4 3 2 88
Jake Lenardo (SV, 2) 1 1 1 1 2 1 20
Freehold Boro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Kyle Wenrich (L, 2-4) 4.1 7 6 3 2 2 80
Mike Lombardi 2.2 3 0 0 0 1 30

Top Hitters

Howell Stats
Ryan Gonzalez 3-3, 2B, R, RBI
Chris Acampora 2-4, 2 2B, RBI
Antonio Gatti 1-2, 2B, R, RBI
Tommy Talbot 1-4, 2B, RBI
Chris Ellison 1-3, R
Freehold Boro Stats
Cam Elslager 2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Henry Nonnenmacher 1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Jackson Baillargeon 1-3, 2 RBI
Mario Rivera 2-2
Kasey McCutcheon 2-3

 

Marlboro 4, No. 2 Manalapan 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Marlboro (8-8, 5-7) 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 4 8 0
Manalapan (15-4, 9-3) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 10 0

Pitching

Marlboro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Josh Schleifman (W, 2-0) 6 9 1 1 3 3 101
Tyler Villa (SV, 1) 1 1 0 0 0 0 15
Manalapan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ben Levine (L, 3-1) 5.2 6 4 4 3 8 100
Chris Nicol 1.1 2 0 0 1 0 20

Top Hitters

Marlboro Stats
Ramon Fontanes 2-3, R, RBI
Mark Capell 1-3, R
Nick Wright 1-2, R, RBI
Vin Ferrigno 2-3
Justin Kapuscinski 1-4, 2 RBI
Julian Buchman 1-3, 2B
Manalapan Stats
Tommy Guidice 3-4, 2B
Kyle Sciallo 2-3, 2B
Jake Pellecchia 1-3, R
Hunter Serrano 2-3

 

 

Class A Central

Monmouth 5, Holmdel 1

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Holmdel (7-10, 6-7) 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 3 1
Monmouth (10-9, 6-7) 0 0 2 2 1 0 X 5 8 2

Pitching

Holmdel IP H R ER BB SO PC
Alec Licato (L, 1-3) 6 8 5 5 2 1 89
Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Dante Ciaramella (W, 5-2) 7 3 1 1 2 11 107

Top Hitters

Holmdel Stats
Mike Iulo 2-3, 2B, R
Ezra Caspi 1-3
Nick Fanzini 1-3
Monmouth Stats
Chris Anfuso 2-4
Drew Faccone 2-3, 2 2B, 2 R
Alex Alonso 1-3, 2B, 2RBI, R
Jake Cushing 1-2, BB, R
Mike Bateman 1-3, RBI
Kevin Lynch 1-2, RBI, HBP

 

No. 7 Manasquan 10, Rumson-Fair Haven 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manasquan (12-4, 11-3) 4 0 0 0 0 2 4 10 12 2
Rumson-FH (6-9, 4-9) 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 5 9 0

Pitching

Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Hayden Kunz (W, 1-0) 5 5 3 3 4 4 78
Sean McWalters 2 3 2 1 0 3 36
Rumson-FH IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Ferrara (L, 0-2) 1 3 4 4 1 0 25
J.C. Carolan 5.1 7 5 5 1 2 67
Dylan Sakele 0.2 2 1 1 0 0 16

Top Hitters

Manasquan Stats
James Harmstead 3-4, 2B, 3 R
John Foreman 2-3, HR, 2 RBI
Mike Anthony 3-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
Rumson-FH Stats
Brian Doherty 2-3, 2 R
Dylan Sakele 2-3, 2 RBI
Matt Rigby 1-3, 2 RBI

 

 

Class A South

No. 1 Jackson Memorial 8, Brick Memorial 0

Juniors Nick Beetel and Dan Greenwood combined on a one-hit shutout and the Jaguars blanked the Mustangs to clinch the outright Class A South championship.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Jackson (16-2, 12-2) 0 1 2 0 2 1 2 8 7 1
Brick Mem (8-10, 6-8) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 4

Pitching

Jackson Memorial IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Beetel 3 0 0 0 2 4 51
Dan Greenwood (W, 1-0) 4 1 0 0 1 3 44
Brick Memorial IP H R ER BB SO PC
Kyle Cline (L, 0-1) 6.1 6 8 7 4 1 105
Cole Manfro 0.2 1 0 0 0 0 6

Top Hitters

Jackson Memorial Stats
Ryan Lasko 2-4, R, 2 RBI
Jake Wendell 2-2, 2 R
Tom Cartnick 1-4, 2 RBI
Alex Iadisernia 1-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Andrew Sefick 2 RBI
Carmine Petosa 1-3, RBI
Brick Memorial Stats
Tristan Savoia 1-3

 

Toms River North 5, No. 10 Toms River South 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
TR North (13-6, 11-3) 1 0 1 0 0 2 1 5 9 2
TR South (10-7, 8-6) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2

Pitching

Toms River North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Ostroman (W, 2-0) 7 2 0 0 0 1 96
Toms River South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Logan Spakowski (L, 2-1) 2.1 3 2 1 3 0 55
Damien Scott 3.1 2 2 0 1 2 51
Colin Mackle 1.1 3 1 1 0 2 25

Top Hitters

Toms River North Stats
Sam Angelo 2-4, 2 RBI
Phil Antoniotti 2-4, 2B, R
Jake Dawson 1-4, HR, R, RBI
Toms River South Stats
Gabe Driscoll 1-3
Damien Scott 1-3

 

Brick 4, Central 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Brick (8-9, 7-7) 0 0 2 0 0 1 1 4 8 2
Central (3-14, 3-11) 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 8 2

Pitching

Brick IP H R ER BB SO PC
John Wade (W, 2-2) 5 6 2 1 0 9 76
Nick Guiro 1.1 2 0 0 1 1 24
Jimmy Leblo 0.2 0 0 0 0 2 9
Central IP H R ER BB SO PC
Andrew Forrester (L, 0-5) 5.1 6 3 2 3 6 83
Dan Greene 1.2 2 1 1 0 3 22

Top Hitters

Brick Stats
Jimmy Leblo 2-2, 2 2B, R
Cole Groschel 2-4, 2 R
Joe Carchio 1-3, R, RBI
John Wade 1-2, RBI
Anthony Prato 1-3, RBI
Rob Page 1-3, RBI
Central Stats
Evan Agrapides 2-4, 2B, R
Nick Altieri 1-3, R
Dan Greene 2-3
Fischer Senatore 1-3, RBI

 

 

Class B North

St. John Vianney 7, Colts Neck 3

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Colts Neck (10-6, 8-5) 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 3 4 0
SJV (8-9, 6-7) 2 1 3 0 0 1 X 7 12 0

Pitching

Colts Neck IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Torres (L, 0-1) 3 9 6 6 1 5 69
Brooks Condon 3 3 1 1 2 3 44
St. John Vianney IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Chin (W, 3-0) 5.2 4 3 3 2 4 96
Evan Pollack (SV, 4) 1.1 0 0 0 1 3 18

Top Hitters

Colts Neck Stats
Reece Horneck 2-2, HR, 2 R, RBI
Rob Mannino 1-2, HR, R, RBI
George Zemlanicky 1-3, RBI
St. John Vianney Stats
Rocko Brzezniak 3-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
John Higgins 2-2, 2 RBI
Jacob Ramirez 2-4, 2 R, RBI
Luciano Fabrizzi 2-3, R
Robert Skinner 1-3, R, RBI
Drew Montgomery 1-3, R

 

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 4, Point Beach 2

Junior Rob Cassin singled home a run as part of a two-run first inning for Mater Dei and the Seraphs held on to beat the Garnet Gulls and clinch their second outright Class B Central title of the past five seasons.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Point Beach (8-6, 8-2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 8 3
Mater Dei (12-4, 11-0) 2 0 0 2 0 0 X 4 4 0

Pitching

Mater Dei IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brandon Sansone (W, 5-1) 6.1 6 0 0 4 6 105
Sean Turner 0.2 2 2 2 1 0 22
Point Beach IP H R ER BB SO PC
Will Barnello (L, 3-2) 3.1 3 4 3 4 2 69
Phil Trebour 2.2 1 0 0 2 2 38

Top Hitters

Mater Dei Stats
Chase Hardy 1-3, 2B, BB, R
Rob Cassin 1-3, RBI
Brandon Sansone 0-3, BB, RBI
Sean Turner 1-4, R
Mike Folk 1-4
Point Beach Stats
Phil Trebour 2-3, 2B, R, SB
Matt Van Brunt 2-4, RBI, SB
Alec Glen 1-4, RBI
Hunter Alia 1-4, SB
Will Barnello 1-4, R
Jeff Wall 1-4, 2B

 

Asbury Park 3, Keansburg 2

Winning pitcher Darwin Guttierez plated the winning run in the top of the seventh, then shut the door on a complete-game win over the Titans - the first win of the year for the Blue Bishops.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Asbury Park (1-8, 1-8) 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 3 7 1
Keansburg (4-8, 4-8) 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1

Pitching

Asbury Park IP H R ER BB SO PC
Darwin Gutierrez (W, 1-2) 7 4 2 2 4 3 93
Keansburg IP H R ER BB SO PC
Liam Meyer 6 6 2 2 3 13 108
Brandon Rizzi (L, 1-1) 1 1 1 0 0 1 15

Top Hitters

Asbury Park Stats
Jamir Cancel 3-3, 2 R, RBI
Darwin Gutierrez 1-3, RBI
Jansi Mendez-Garcia 1-4, RBI
Keansburg Stats
Gabe Torres 2-3, RBI
Liam Meyer 1-2, RBI

 

 

Class B South

No. 6 Jackson Liberty 10, Lacey 1

Senior David Melfi drove in six runs and junior Tim Duffy picked up his fourth win of the season with a complete-game effort as the Lions topped Lacey to complete a perfect season in Class B South while winning their 15th in a row.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Jackson Lib (17-1, 14-0) 0 0 2 1 2 3 2 10 10 0
Lacey (12-8, 7-7) 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 6 6

Pitching

Jackson Liberty IP H R ER BB SO PC
Tim Duffy (W, 4-0) 7 6 1 1 2 3 95
St. John Vianney IP H R ER BB SO PC
Kevin Hayes (L, 0-1) 5 7 8 4 4 1 98
Zach Zimmerman 2 3 2 1 2 0 37

Top Hitters

Jackson Liberty Stats
David Melfi 3-5, 2 2B, 6 RBI
Charlie Rudderow 3-4, R, 2 RBI
Connor Keenan 1-5, 2B, R
Brandon Kinsman 1-4, 2 R
Kevin Ritz 1-3, 2 R
Alex Torres 1-3, R
Lacey Stats
Jorden Jurkiewicz 2-3, RBI
Jacob Bowles 1-2, 2B
Miles Feaster 1-4, R

 

Pinelands 5, Point Boro 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Pinelands (9-6, 8-5) 0 0 0 0 0 5 0 5 7 2
Pt Boro (13-5, 9-5) 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 8 2

Pitching

Pinelands IP H R ER BB SO PC
Noah Dean (W, 3-1) 5 5 0 0 1 8 84
Pete Hammond 1 3 2 2 1 1 35
Pat Apgar (SV, 2) 1 0 0 0 0 1 16
Point Boro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Christian Aurin 4.2 3 0 0 1 1 45
Jack Bycsek (L, 0-1) 0.2 2 3 1 0 0 13
Jonathan Alfonso 0.1 2 2 2 3 0 23
Dylan Kleinfeldt 1.1 0 0 0 1 0 21

Top Hitters

Pinelands Stats
Bobby LeFevre 1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
Joey Ventresca 2-3, R, RBI
Point Boro Stats
Christian Aurin 2-3, R
Frankie Dominici 1-3, 2 RBI

 

Manchester 11, Donovan Catholic 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manchester (5-13, 4-10) 2 4 0 4 0 0 0 11 11 2
Donovan (7-10, 6-8) 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 5 2

Pitching

Manchester IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Chiappisi (W, 3-2) 6.2 5 2 2 4 1 103
Jacob Roberts 0.1 0 0 0 0 0 2
Central IP H R ER BB SO PC
Matt Weeden (L, 2-1) 2 5 6 3 4 3 71
Andrew Connallon 3 4 4 4 3 2 59
Pat Dowling 2 2 1 1 1 0 39

Top Hitters

Manchester Stats
Jacob Tafrow 3-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Mike Conger 3-5, 3 R
Markel Hourigan 1-4, 3 RBI
Nick Chiappisi 1-3, 2B, RBI
Evan Scala 1-3, R, 2 RBI
Jack Felipe 2-4
Donovan Catholic Stats
Liam Leonard 2-4, R, RBI

 

Barnegat 9, Lakewood 2

 

Non-Conference

Ranney 21, Wardlaw-Hartridge 9

 

 

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