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.

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Midd South (13-4, 12-2)10410006121
LB (0-17, 0-13)0000000052

Pitching

Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Keenan (W, 4-1)750016103
Long BranchIPHRERBBSOPC
Ivan Navarro (L, 0-4)57651290
Ryan Wolf21001019

Top Hitters

Middletown SouthStats
Danny Minze4-4, 3 R
Chris Lotito2-2, 2 RBI
Long BranchStats
Thomas Brewer1-3
Ivan Navarro1-3

 

No. 2 Manalapan 4, Marlboro 2

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Manalapan (16-4, 10-3)0010120490
Marlboro (8-9, 5-8)0020000282

Pitching

ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Mazza36221257
Jake Melman (W, 1-0)2.11000235
Aaron Ayers (SV, 1)1.21000322
MarlboroIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Iacobello (L, 1-3)5.274324101
David Vignapiano1.12000012

Top Hitters

ManalapanStats
Billy Watters3-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Kyle Sciallo2-4, R
Jake Pellecchia2-3
Hunter Serrano1-4, R
MarlboroStats
Vin Ferrigno2-4, 2 RBI
Justin Kapuscinski2-4, 2 2B
Nick Wright1-2, R
Mark Capell2-3, 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.

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Monmouth (10-10, 6-8)0010000143
Holmdel (8-10, 7-7)0001001270

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Brian Yadlon3.13114365
Dom Santaniello (L, 1-2)3.14101352
HolmdelIPHRERBBSOPC
Rob Shangle (W, 1-0)74114199

Top Hitters

MonmouthStats
Mike Bateman1-2, 2B, RBI
Alex Alonso1-2, 2B, R
HolmdelStats
Mike Iulo2-3, RBI
Nick Fanzini2-3, RBI
Jason Lyons1-4, 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.

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Rumson-FH (6-10, 4-10)10202207104
Manasquan (13-4, 11-3)01013218145

Pitching

Rumson-Fair HavenIPHRERBBSOPC
Kevin Shanes795566
Charlie Jones (L, 1-2)3.253043
ManasquanIPHRERBBSOPC
Mike Anthony79531790
Alec Wells (W, 2-0)41200438

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenStats
Kevin Shanes2-4, R, RBI
Ryan Dupree2-5, 3 R
Thomas Elgrim1-4, 2 RBI
Collin Coles1-4, RBI
Andrew Schmid1-5, 2B, R
Liam Murphy1-5, R
ManasquanStats
John Foreman3-6, 2B, 2 RBI
Hayden Kunz2-4, R, 3 RBI
Will Hopkinson3-6, 2B, 2 R
James Harmstead2-4, 2 R
Sam Del Guercio1-5, 2B
Pat Woodford2-5, 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.

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Neptune (10-7, 7-7)1002010464
Matawan (7-10, 5-9)0000003350

Pitching

NeptuneIPHRERBBSOPC
Sebastian Jno-Baptiste (3-1)510043107
Arden Underwood24331144
MatawanIPHRERBBSOPC
Timmy Egan (L, 2-3)66440477
Danny Hirujo10000014

Top Hitters

NeptuneStats
John Gannon2-3, 2 HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Ron Cole2-3, HR, 2 R, RBI
MatawanStats
Jackson Hercek1-4, HR, R, 2 RBI
Chris Gendi1-2, 2B, R
Ben Poricelli1-4, RBI
Matt Silva1-2, 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.

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Midd North (5-13, 3-11)0000000022
Wall (15-3, 12-2)200000X260

Pitching

Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Colin Dowlen (L, 1-3)66224195
WallIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Napolitano (W, 4-0)720021088

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthStats
Janthony Rosario1-3
Andrew Lombardi1-3
WallStats
John Volpe3-4, R
Sean Nocera1-3, RBI
Teddy Sharkey1-2
Tanner Powers1-2

 

Red Bank 1, No. 9 Ocean 0

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Ocean (16-5, 9-4)0000000011
Red Bank (6-12, 4-9)100000X140

Pitching

OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Scuba Hagerman (L, 2-3)641101071
Red BankIPHRERBBSOPC
Jack Povey (W, 2-3)710031293

Top Hitters

OceanStats
Kevin D’Auria1-3
Red BankStats
Jack Povey1-2, 2B, RBI
Max Stamer1-3, R

 

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

 

 

Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 6, Henry Hudson 5

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Henry Hudson (5-8, 4-7)0200102541
Mater Dei (13-4, 12-0)022002X654

Pitching

Henry HudsonIPHRERBBSOPC
Grady Hendrickson (L, 2-3)656536109
Mater DeiIPHRERBBSOPC
Patrick Mastro (W, 4-0)745143101

Top Hitters

Henry HudsonStats
Matt Payne2-4, RBI
Josh Winters1-4, R, 2 RBI
Michael Hoey1-4, 2 R
Mike Mohr0-2, 2 BB, RBI
Mater DeiStats
Rob Cassin2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Jake Jacobson1-2, 2B, 2 R, RBI, SB
Jimmy Cody1-3, 2 RBI
Johnny Eckert1-3, RBI

 

 

Non-Division

Point Beach 4, Brick 2

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Pt Beach (9-6)1300000470
Brick (8-10)0000002252

Pitching

Point BeachIPHRERBBSOPC
Andrew Banick (W, 2-0)752222105
Brick IPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Guiro (L, 1-2)1.23412040
Tyler Skurat2.12004246
Mike Salvato21000232
Ethan Gonzalez11000216

Top Hitters

Point BeachStats
Will Baranello1-2, 2 RBI
Hunter Alia1-3, 2 R
Alec Glen1-3, RBI
Phil Trebour2-3
BrickStats
Cole Groschel2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Jimmy Leblo1-3, 2B, RBI
Rob Blair1-2, R