Ocean County Tournament 

Quarterfinals

(7) Brick Memorial at (2) Jackson Liberty – PPD, Friday, 3:45 p.m.

 

Class A North

No. 3 Middletown South 6, Long Branch 0

Sophomore Mike Keenan went the distance for a five-hit shutout and the Eagles blanked the Green Wave to clinch the outright Class A North championship for the second time in four years.

Middletown South played in Class B North in each of the past two seasons and prior to that, the Eagles won at least a share of the overall division title in four out of five seasons - giving Middletown South division titles in five out of eight seasons and five out of the last six in which the Eagles have been in A North.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Midd South (13-4, 12-2) 1 0 4 1 0 0 0 6 12 1
LB (0-17, 0-13) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 2

Pitching

Middletown South IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Keenan (W, 4-1) 7 5 0 0 1 6 103
Long Branch IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ivan Navarro (L, 0-4) 5 7 6 5 1 2 90
Ryan Wolf 2 1 0 0 1 0 19

Top Hitters

Middletown South Stats
Danny Minze 4-4, 3 R
Chris Lotito 2-2, 2 RBI
Long Branch Stats
Thomas Brewer 1-3
Ivan Navarro 1-3

 

No. 2 Manalapan 4, Marlboro 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Manalapan (16-4, 10-3) 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 4 9 0
Marlboro (8-9, 5-8) 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2 8 2

Pitching

Manalapan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Mazza 3 6 2 2 1 2 57
Jake Melman (W, 1-0) 2.1 1 0 0 0 2 35
Aaron Ayers (SV, 1) 1.2 1 0 0 0 3 22
Marlboro IP H R ER BB SO PC
Joe Iacobello (L, 1-3) 5.2 7 4 3 2 4 101
David Vignapiano 1.1 2 0 0 0 0 12

Top Hitters

Manalapan Stats
Billy Watters 3-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Kyle Sciallo 2-4, R
Jake Pellecchia 2-3
Hunter Serrano 1-4, R
Marlboro Stats
Vin Ferrigno 2-4, 2 RBI
Justin Kapuscinski 2-4, 2 2B
Nick Wright 1-2, R
Mark Capell 2-3, 2B

 

Freehold Twp. at No. 4 CBA - PPD, Saturday, 11 a.m.

 

 

Class A Central

Raritan 18, Shore 6

Winning pitcher Jake Tennant homered and drove in four to lead the Rockets (8-9, 8-6) to a rout of the Blue Devils (5-13, 4-10). Junior D.J. Dekis also drove in four and senior Shawn Ohea was 4-for-5 with three RBI for Raritan.

No. 5 Red Bank Catholic 8, St. Rose 0

Senior Vincent Bianchi went 2-for-4 with a double an four RBI to back junior pitcher John Nimeth as the Caseys (15-3, 14-0) shut out the Purple Roses (2-14, 2-12) to complete a perfect run through Class A Central.

Nimeth allowed three hits and a walk over six scoreless innings while striking out two to improve to 6-0.

Junior Jack Scrivani was 1-for-2 with a double and an RBI, junior Chris Sparber was 2-for-4 and junior Rob Gonzalez went 2-for-5 in the win.

Holmdel 2, Monmouth 1

Senior Mike Iulo singled home senior Jason Lyons with the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh and the Hornets walked off with a win over the Falcons to cap the division schedule for both teams.

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

Pitching

Monmouth IP H R ER BB SO PC
Brian Yadlon 3.1 3 1 1 4 3 65
Dom Santaniello (L, 1-2) 3.1 4 1 0 1 3 52
Holmdel IP H R ER BB SO PC
Rob Shangle (W, 1-0) 7 4 1 1 4 1 99

Top Hitters

Monmouth Stats
Mike Bateman 1-2, 2B, RBI
Alex Alonso 1-2, 2B, R
Holmdel Stats
Mike Iulo 2-3, RBI
Nick Fanzini 2-3, RBI
Jason Lyons 1-4, R

 

No. 7 Manasquan 8, Rumson-Fair Haven 7 (11 Innings)

The Warriors orchestrated game-tying rallies in the bottom of the both the seventh and ninth innings and won it when junior John Foreman's shallow fly ball dropped to score the winning run in the bottom of the 11th.

Forman hit a two-run double in the bottom of the seventh to cut the Rumson lead to 5-4 and Manasquan tied it on a sacrifice fly by junior Hayden Kunz.

Rumson grabbed the lead in the top of the ninth on a sacrifice fly by sophomore Thomas Elgrim and added an extra run on the same play thanks to a Manasquan throwing error.

The Warriors again responded in the bottom the ninth, with Pat Woodford singling home the first run and winning pitcher Alex Wells tying it with his pop-up that was dropped to score the tying run.

3 4 5 6 7 9 11 R H E
Rumson-FH (6-10, 4-10) 1 0 2 0 2 2 0 7 10 4
Manasquan (13-4, 11-3) 0 1 0 1 3 2 1 8 14 5

Pitching

Rumson-Fair Haven IP H R ER BB SO PC
Kevin Shanes 7 9 5 5 6 6
Charlie Jones (L, 1-2) 3.2 5 3 0 4 3
Manasquan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Mike Anthony 7 9 5 3 1 7 90
Alec Wells (W, 2-0) 4 1 2 0 0 4 38

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair Haven Stats
Kevin Shanes 2-4, R, RBI
Ryan Dupree 2-5, 3 R
Thomas Elgrim 1-4, 2 RBI
Collin Coles 1-4, RBI
Andrew Schmid 1-5, 2B, R
Liam Murphy 1-5, R
Manasquan Stats
John Foreman 3-6, 2B, 2 RBI
Hayden Kunz 2-4, R, 3 RBI
Will Hopkinson 3-6, 2B, 2 R
James Harmstead 2-4, 2 R
Sam Del Guercio 1-5, 2B
Pat Woodford 2-5, R, RBI

 

 

Class A South

Toms River East at Southern - PPD, TBA

 

Class B North

Neptune 4, Matawan 3

After plating three runs in the final inning, Matawan loaded the bases with two out before senior Arden Underwood recorded the final out on a 3-2 ground ball to Ron Cole at first base to help the Scarlet Fliers avoid a seventh-inning collapse and salvage a split with the Huskies.

Senior Jackson Hercek hit a two-run home run and Ben Poricelli delivered a two-out RBI single before two more Huskies reached.

Cole opened the scoring with a solo homer in the first inning - his sixth homer of the season and third straight game with a long ball. Junior John Gannon hit a two-run home run in the fourth and homered again in the sixth for what proved to be the game-winning run.

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

Pitching

Neptune IP H R ER BB SO PC
Sebastian Jno-Baptiste (3-1) 5 1 0 0 4 3 107
Arden Underwood 2 4 3 3 1 1 44
Matawan IP H R ER BB SO PC
Timmy Egan (L, 2-3) 6 6 4 4 0 4 77
Danny Hirujo 1 0 0 0 0 0 14

Top Hitters

Neptune Stats
John Gannon 2-3, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Ron Cole 2-3, HR, 2 R, RBI
Matawan Stats
Jackson Hercek 1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Chris Gendi 1-2, 2B, R
Ben Poricelli 1-4, RBI
Matt Silva 1-2, R

 

No. 8 Wall 2, Middletown North 0

Senior Ryan Napolitano fired a two-hit shutout and the Crimson Knights topped the Lions to clinch the outright Class B North title for the second straight season.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Midd North (5-13, 3-11) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2
Wall (15-3, 12-2) 2 0 0 0 0 0 X 2 6 0

Pitching

Middletown North IP H R ER BB SO PC
Colin Dowlen (L, 1-3) 6 6 2 2 4 1 95
Wall IP H R ER BB SO PC
Ryan Napolitano (W, 4-0) 7 2 0 0 2 10 88

Top Hitters

Middletown North Stats
Janthony Rosario 1-3
Andrew Lombardi 1-3
Wall Stats
John Volpe 3-4, R
Sean Nocera 1-3, RBI
Teddy Sharkey 1-2
Tanner Powers 1-2

 

Red Bank 1, No. 9 Ocean 0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Ocean (16-5, 9-4) 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
Red Bank (6-12, 4-9) 1 0 0 0 0 0 X 1 4 0

Pitching

Ocean IP H R ER BB SO PC
Scuba Hagerman (L, 2-3) 6 4 1 1 0 10 71
Red Bank IP H R ER BB SO PC
Jack Povey (W, 2-3) 7 1 0 0 3 12 93

Top Hitters

Ocean Stats
Kevin D’Auria 1-3
Red Bank Stats
Jack Povey 1-2, 2B, RBI
Max Stamer 1-3, R

 

St. John Vianney at Colts Neck - PPD, Thursday, 4 p.m.

 

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 6, Henry Hudson 5

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Henry Hudson (5-8, 4-7) 0 2 0 0 1 0 2 5 4 1
Mater Dei (13-4, 12-0) 0 2 2 0 0 2 X 6 5 4

Pitching

Henry Hudson IP H R ER BB SO PC
Grady Hendrickson (L, 2-3) 6 5 6 5 3 6 109
Mater Dei IP H R ER BB SO PC
Patrick Mastro (W, 4-0) 7 4 5 1 4 3 101

Top Hitters

Henry Hudson Stats
Matt Payne 2-4, RBI
Josh Winters 1-4, R, 2 RBI
Michael Hoey 1-4, 2 R
Mike Mohr 0-2, 2 BB, RBI
Mater Dei Stats
Rob Cassin 2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Jake Jacobson 1-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI, SB
Jimmy Cody 1-3, 2 RBI
Johnny Eckert 1-3, RBI

 

 

Non-Division

Point Beach 4, Brick 2

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 R H E
Pt Beach (9-6) 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 4 7 0
Brick (8-10) 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 2 5 2

Pitching

Point Beach IP H R ER BB SO PC
Andrew Banick (W, 2-0) 7 5 2 2 2 2 105
Brick IP H R ER BB SO PC
Nick Guiro (L, 1-2) 1.2 3 4 1 2 0 40
Tyler Skurat 2.1 2 0 0 4 2 46
Mike Salvato 2 1 0 0 0 2 32
Ethan Gonzalez 1 1 0 0 0 2 16

Top Hitters

Point Beach Stats
Will Baranello 1-2, 2 RBI
Hunter Alia 1-3, 2 R
Alec Glen 1-3, RBI
Phil Trebour 2-3
Brick Stats
Cole Groschel 2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Jimmy Leblo 1-3, 2B, RBI
Rob Blair 1-2, R

 

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