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.

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CBA (12-4)0030041891
Ocean (16-4)0000010123

Pitching

CBAIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Escandon (W, 4-0)72101591

Top Hitters

CBAStats
Braedin Hunt2-4, 2B, 3B, R, 3 RBI
Anthony Celestre1-2, 2B, R, RBI
Tommy DiTullio1-4, 2 RBI
Mason Wolf2-4, R, RBI
Pat Reilly2-3, 2 R
OceanStats
Ryan Toomey1-3, 2B

 

Class A North

Howell 6, Freehold Boro 5

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Howell (9-7, 7-5)01032006100
Freehold (4-13, 3-10)0220001592

Pitching

HowellIPHRERBBSOPC
Bryan Bernard (W, 4-0)68443288
Jake Lenardo (SV, 2)11112120
Freehold BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Kyle Wenrich (L, 2-4)4.17632280
Mike Lombardi2.23000130

Top Hitters

HowellStats
Ryan Gonzalez3-3, 2B, R, RBI
Chris Acampora2-4, 2 2B, RBI
Antonio Gatti1-2, 2B, R, RBI
Tommy Talbot1-4, 2B, RBI
Chris Ellison1-3, R
Freehold BoroStats
Cam Elslager2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Henry Nonnenmacher1-3, HR, R, 2 RBI
Jackson Baillargeon1-3, 2 RBI
Mario Rivera2-2
Kasey McCutcheon2-3

 

Marlboro 4, No. 2 Manalapan 1

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Marlboro (8-8, 5-7)0020020480
Manalapan (15-4, 9-3)10000001100

Pitching

MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Josh Schleifman (W, 2-0)691133101
Tyler Villa (SV, 1)11000015
ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Ben Levine (L, 3-1)5.264438100
Chris Nicol1.12001020

Top Hitters

MarlboroStats
Ramon Fontanes2-3, R, RBI
Mark Capell1-3, R
Nick Wright1-2, R, RBI
Vin Ferrigno2-3
Justin Kapuscinski1-4, 2 RBI
Julian Buchman1-3, 2B
ManalapanStats
Tommy Guidice3-4, 2B
Kyle Sciallo2-3, 2B
Jake Pellecchia1-3, R
Hunter Serrano2-3

 

 

Class A Central

Monmouth 5, Holmdel 1

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Holmdel (7-10, 6-7)0000001131
Monmouth (10-9, 6-7)002210X582

Pitching

HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
Alec Licato (L, 1-3)68552189
MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Dante Ciaramella (W, 5-2)7311211107

Top Hitters

HolmdelStats
Mike Iulo2-3, 2B, R
Ezra Caspi1-3
Nick Fanzini1-3
MonmouthStats
Chris Anfuso2-4
Drew Faccone2-3, 2 2B, 2 R
Alex Alonso1-3, 2B, 2RBI, R
Jake Cushing1-2, BB, R
Mike Bateman1-3, RBI
Kevin Lynch1-2, RBI, HBP

 

No. 7 Manasquan 10, Rumson-Fair Haven 5

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Manasquan (12-4, 11-3)400002410122
Rumson-FH (6-9, 4-9)0200102590

Pitching

ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Hayden Kunz (W, 1-0)55334478
Sean McWalters23210336
Rumson-FHIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Ferrara (L, 0-2)13441025
J.C. Carolan5.17551267
Dylan Sakele0.22110016

Top Hitters

ManasquanStats
James Harmstead3-4, 2B, 3 R
John Foreman2-3, HR, 2 RBI
Mike Anthony3-4, 2B, HR, 4 RBI
Rumson-FHStats
Brian Doherty2-3, 2 R
Dylan Sakele2-3, 2 RBI
Matt Rigby1-3, 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.

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Jackson (16-2, 12-2)0120212871
Brick Mem (8-10, 6-8)0000000014

Pitching

Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Beetel30002451
Dan Greenwood (W, 1-0)41001344
Brick MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Kyle Cline (L, 0-1)6.168741105
Cole Manfro0.2100006

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialStats
Ryan Lasko2-4, R, 2 RBI
Jake Wendell2-2, 2 R
Tom Cartnick1-4, 2 RBI
Alex Iadisernia1-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Andrew Sefick2 RBI
Carmine Petosa1-3, RBI
Brick MemorialStats
Tristan Savoia1-3

 

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

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TR North (13-6, 11-3)1010021592
TR South (10-7, 8-6)0000000022

Pitching

Toms River NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Ostroman (W, 2-0)72000196
Toms River SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Logan Spakowski (L, 2-1)2.13213055
Damien Scott3.12201251
Colin Mackle1.13110225

Top Hitters

Toms River NorthStats
Sam Angelo2-4, 2 RBI
Phil Antoniotti2-4, 2B, R
Jake Dawson1-4, HR, R, RBI
Toms River SouthStats
Gabe Driscoll1-3
Damien Scott1-3

 

Brick 4, Central 2

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Brick (8-9, 7-7)0020011482
Central (3-14, 3-11)0011000282

Pitching

BrickIPHRERBBSOPC
John Wade (W, 2-2)56210976
Nick Guiro1.12001124
Jimmy Leblo0.2000029
CentralIPHRERBBSOPC
Andrew Forrester (L, 0-5)5.16323683
Dan Greene1.22110322

Top Hitters

BrickStats
Jimmy Leblo2-2, 2 2B, R
Cole Groschel2-4, 2 R
Joe Carchio1-3, R, RBI
John Wade1-2, RBI
Anthony Prato1-3, RBI
Rob Page1-3, RBI
CentralStats
Evan Agrapides2-4, 2B, R
Nick Altieri1-3, R
Dan Greene2-3
Fischer Senatore1-3, RBI

 

 

Class B North

St. John Vianney 7, Colts Neck 3

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Colts Neck (10-6, 8-5)2001000340
SJV (8-9, 6-7)213001X7120

Pitching

Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Torres (L, 0-1)39661569
Brooks Condon33112344
St. John VianneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Chin (W, 3-0)5.24332496
Evan Pollack (SV, 4)1.10001318

Top Hitters

Colts NeckStats
Reece Horneck2-2, HR, 2 R, RBI
Rob Mannino1-2, HR, R, RBI
George Zemlanicky1-3, RBI
St. John VianneyStats
Rocko Brzezniak3-4, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
John Higgins2-2, 2 RBI
Jacob Ramirez2-4, 2 R, RBI
Luciano Fabrizzi2-3, R
Robert Skinner1-3, R, RBI
Drew Montgomery1-3, 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.

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Point Beach (8-6, 8-2)0000002283
Mater Dei (12-4, 11-0)200200X440

Pitching

Mater DeiIPHRERBBSOPC
Brandon Sansone (W, 5-1)6.160046105
Sean Turner0.22221022
Point BeachIPHRERBBSOPC
Will Barnello (L, 3-2)3.13434269
Phil Trebour2.21002238

Top Hitters

Mater DeiStats
Chase Hardy1-3, 2B, BB, R
Rob Cassin1-3, RBI
Brandon Sansone0-3, BB, RBI
Sean Turner1-4, R
Mike Folk1-4
Point BeachStats
Phil Trebour2-3, 2B, R, SB
Matt Van Brunt2-4, RBI, SB
Alec Glen1-4, RBI
Hunter Alia1-4, SB
Will Barnello1-4, R
Jeff Wall1-4, 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.

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Asbury Park (1-8, 1-8)1000101371
Keansburg (4-8, 4-8)1100000241

Pitching

Asbury ParkIPHRERBBSOPC
Darwin Gutierrez (W, 1-2)74224393
KeansburgIPHRERBBSOPC
Liam Meyer6622313108
Brandon Rizzi (L, 1-1)11100115

Top Hitters

Asbury ParkStats
Jamir Cancel3-3, 2 R, RBI
Darwin Gutierrez1-3, RBI
Jansi Mendez-Garcia1-4, RBI
KeansburgStats
Gabe Torres2-3, RBI
Liam Meyer1-2, 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.

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Jackson Lib (17-1, 14-0)002123210100
Lacey (12-8, 7-7)1000000166

Pitching

Jackson LibertyIPHRERBBSOPC
Tim Duffy (W, 4-0)76112395
St. John VianneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Kevin Hayes (L, 0-1)57844198
Zach Zimmerman23212037

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyStats
David Melfi3-5, 2 2B, 6 RBI
Charlie Rudderow3-4, R, 2 RBI
Connor Keenan1-5, 2B, R
Brandon Kinsman1-4, 2 R
Kevin Ritz1-3, 2 R
Alex Torres1-3, R
LaceyStats
Jorden Jurkiewicz2-3, RBI
Jacob Bowles1-2, 2B
Miles Feaster1-4, R

 

Pinelands 5, Point Boro 2

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Pinelands (9-6, 8-5)0000050572
Pt Boro (13-5, 9-5)0000020282

Pitching

PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Noah Dean (W, 3-1)55001884
Pete Hammond13221135
Pat Apgar (SV, 2)10000116
Point BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Christian Aurin4.23001145
Jack Bycsek (L, 0-1)0.22310013
Jonathan Alfonso0.12223023
Dylan Kleinfeldt1.10001021

Top Hitters

PinelandsStats
Bobby LeFevre1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
Joey Ventresca2-3, R, RBI
Point BoroStats
Christian Aurin2-3, R
Frankie Dominici1-3, 2 RBI

 

Manchester 11, Donovan Catholic 2

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Manchester (5-13, 4-10)240400011112
Donovan (7-10, 6-8)1010000252

Pitching

ManchesterIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Chiappisi (W, 3-2)6.252241103
Jacob Roberts0.1000002
CentralIPHRERBBSOPC
Matt Weeden (L, 2-1)25634371
Andrew Connallon34443259
Pat Dowling22111039

Top Hitters

ManchesterStats
Jacob Tafrow3-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Mike Conger3-5, 3 R
Markel Hourigan1-4, 3 RBI
Nick Chiappisi1-3, 2B, RBI
Evan Scala1-3, R, 2 RBI
Jack Felipe2-4
Donovan CatholicStats
Liam Leonard2-4, R, RBI

 

Barnegat 9, Lakewood 2

 

Non-Conference

Ranney 21, Wardlaw-Hartridge 9