Friday, May 3

Ocean County Tournament


At Central Regional

(1) Toms River East 8, (3) Jackson Memorial 5

Matt Ferrara hit a tie-breaking two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning and Gavin Toth followed with a two-run home run before closing out the Jaguars from the mound in the following inning to give the Raiders their first Ocean County Tournament championship since 2007.

With runners on first and second base and the game tied, 4-4, Ferrara crushed a 2-0 pitch to the warning track in right-centerfield to chase home James Whalen and Ryan Koman. Two batters later, Toth ambushed the first pitch he saw and launched it over the leftfield fence to double the Toms River East lead, 8-4.

Toth took over on the mound with two runners on and none out in the top of the sixth with Toms River East leading, 4-3. He allowed the tying run to score on a sacrifice fly by Brady Wendell, but preserved the tie by retiring each of the three batters he faced in the inning.

Jackson Memorial made some noise in the top of the seventh inning after Toth nearly retired the side in order. Dane Jorgensen led off with a single  and after Toth followed that up with a strikeout, he induced a ground ball to third baseman Joey DiMeo that the Raiders nearly turned into a double-play, with Joe Naffaa beating out the throw to first.

The Jaguars got another life with a walk by Collin McCarron a two-out error on Julian Caruso's ground ball, which loaded the bases for the heart of Jackson Memorial's order. Toth walked Jackson Osmond on four pitches to force in a run and bring the go-ahead run to the plate.

Wendell got a good piece of an offering from Toth, but Koman settled under it in centerfield and squeezed it for the final out.

Koman also contributed a two-run single that put Toms River East ahead, 4-3, in the bottom of the fourth. That was a response to Jackson Memorial junior catcher Tyler Huzzy, who hit a bases-clearing doubled to flip a 2-0 deficit into a 3-2 lead for the Jaguars in the top of the fourth.

Toms River East opened the scoring on a double-play flyout by DiMeo, with the runner on second getting doubled off as Ferrara scored from third. Raiders sophomore catcher Luke Brush followed with an RBI single to make it 2-0.

Jackson (10-7)0003011542
TR East (15-3)200204X871


Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Danny Hutchinson (L, 0-1)555367100
Collin McCarron12331023
Mason Pentz30226379
Brendan Lavin23222340
Gavin Toth (W, 1-0)21102139

Top Hitters

Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Tyler Huzzy1-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Joe Naffaa1-2, 2 BB, 2 R
Julian Caruso1-5, R, SB
Dane Jorgensen1-3, BB
Toms River EastGame Stats
Gavin Toth2-3, HR, R, 2 RBI, SB
Matt Ferrara1-2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ryan Koman1-2, BB, R, 2 RBI
Luke Brush2-3, RBI
James Whalen1-3, R

Monmouth County Tournament

First Round

(20) St. Rose 6, (9) Colts Neck 4

Frank Soos and Tyler Hager each drove in a run with a single in a three-run St. Rose first inning and the Purple Roses added thre more in the third in support of starter Jack Tiernan, who went the distance to beat the Cougars and send the Purple Roses to Saturday's quarterfinal at Middletown South.

St. Rose (12-3)3030000684
Colts Neck (10-6)0110002481


Jack Tiernan (W, 2-1)784106105
Nick Hayden (L, 2-4)13333350
Jack Dugo22311135
Nick Hardy43000346

Top Hitters

St. RoseGame Stats
Tyler Hager3-4, 2B, R, RBI
Frank Soos2-4, 2 R, RBI
James Doster1-2, RBI
Anthony Crudo1-3, BB, R
Jack Tiernan1-4, R
Colts NeckGame Stats
Casey Gardiner2-3, HBP, R, RBI, 2 SB
Kyle McCarthy2-4, RBI
Anthony Vallaro3-3, R, 2 SB

Regular Season

Class A North

No. 5 Middletown South 5, Freehold Twp. 4

Joey Massagli tied the game with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth and Dante Farrel-Brown gave Middletown South the lead one batter later with another RBI single as the Eagles once again scored in the late innings to pull out a win, this time over the Patriots.

Lex Nelsen gave Freehold Township the lead in the top of the sixth inning, first tying the game with a two-run double, then scoring on a wild pitch to put the Patriots ahead, 5-4.

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Midd South (11-3, 9-3)100112X5120


C.J. Svoboda (L, 0-2)6125332107
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Will McCarthy (W, 2-2)66441688
Dan Daley (SV, 3)10000114

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Game Stats
Lex Nelsen1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
C.J. Svoboda1-3, R
Jon Boylan1-2, HBP, R
Christian Borromeo1-3, R
Middletown SouthGame Stats
Dante Farrel-Brown4-4, 2 RBI
Carmine DeCrescenzo2-2, 2B, BB, R
Lou D’Alessio2-4, 2B, 2 R
Andrew Marquis2-4, 2B, R
Joey Massagli1-4, RBI
Jack Concordia1-3, BB, R

Howell 4, Middletown North 3

Joe Zito hit a tie-breaking two-run double in the top of the seventh inning and his pinch-runner, Randy Cross, scored what proved to be the winning run on a wild pitch as the Rebels held off the Lions after an eventful seventh inning.

Middletown North started the bottom of the seventh with back-to-back singles by Dylan Briggs and Zach Hampton, with Briggs advancing to third on Hampton's single and Hampton moving up to second on the throw to third. Briggs scored on a ground out by Gabe Ahlemeyer and Hampton scored on a wild pitch on a third strike that allowed Seamus McCabe to reach first as the tying run.

Aaron Wojenski then responded with a strikeout and coaxed a game-ending ground out to shortstop.

Howell (6-10, 4-8)0010003470
Midd North (6-9, 3-9)0001002381


Rohan Shah (W, 2-4)661133100
Aaron Wojenski (SV, 3)12210229
Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Clark (L, 2-2)6.17436396
Ryan Thal0.2000007

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Braden Walsh1-2, 2B, 2 BB, R, RBI
Joe Zito1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Aaron Wojenski1-3, BB, R
Logan Koeppel1-2, BB
Matt Vetrano1-3, BB
Middletown NorthGame Stats
Zach Hampton3-4, 2B, R
Gabe Ahlemeyer1-3, 2B, BB, RBI
Ian McGoldrick1-2, 2B, BB, RBI
Dylan Briggs2-4, R
Aldo Casale1-3, 2B, HBP, R

Marlboro 2, No. 11 Manalapan 0

Mike Consolazio doubled home a run to open the scoring during Marlboro's two-run first inning and senior Matt Padalec made it stand up on the mound with six shutout innings in a Mustangs win over the Braves.

Manalapan (9-8, 7-6)0000000061
Marlboro (7-7-1, 7-4)200000X230


Cristian Ptasienski (L, 0-2)2.12221152
Dylan Kane3.21002445
Matt Padalec (W, 2-4)66002695
Sujay Sesha (SV, 1)10000211

Top Hitters

MarlboroGame Stats
John Pecoraro2-2, BB
Chris Silva1-2, 2B, HBP
MarlboroGame Stats
Jack Rivlin2-3, R
Mike Consolazio1-2, 2B, BB, RBI

Class A Central

No. 6 Wall 5, Holmdel 0

John Catanio pitched a two-hit shutout and the Crimson Knights topped the Hornets to clinch a share of the Class A Central division championship, which Wall can win outright by beating Holmdel again on Monday or with a loss by Red Bank Catholic to Monmouth Regional that same day.

Wall (10-4, 9-2)1002011542
Holmdel (5-9, 3-7)0000000022


John Catanio (W, 1-2)720024105
Joe Barbarino (L, 1-4)52325498
Nick Rakoski22223041

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
James Richter2-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Austin Harr1-2, RBI
Jon Cofone1-4, RBI
HolmdelGame Stats
Nick Rakoski1-3, SB

No. 7 Red Bank Catholic 16, No. 16 Monmouth 2 (6 Innings)

RBC (11-5, 8-3)002545X16132
Monmouth (8-5, 7-4)100010X245


Ryan Prior (W, 2-1)54223986
Glenn Popes10000216
Mike Milevoi (L, 0-3)3.25765177
Vaughn Bociulis0.11321019
Dominic Migliaccio14431021
Beckett Langdon0.12201017
Alejandro Ocelotl0.21000212

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Luke Lonczak4-5, 4 R, 4 RBI
Sean Griggs2-4, 2B, BB, R, 4 RBI
Aiden Funk2-4, BB, R, 3 RBI
Max Dantoni1-2, 2 BB, 4 R, 2 SB
A.J. Sciametti1-3, BB, 2 R
Matt Brunner1-4, BB, 2 R, RBI
MonmouthGame Stats
Mike Milevoi1-1, 2B, BB, RBI
Will Theobald1-2, 3B, R
Evan Booth1-2, RBI

Shore 7, Raritan 6

Raritan (3-9, 2-8)0030021642
Shore (7-6, 6-5)100213X7101


Jimmy Nichols4.26422285
Will Meehan0.11000113
Phil Kramer (L, 2-3)0.23332123
Sean Burnett0.1000016
Cole Stefanelli2.10335351
Andrew Barham (W, 3-1)4.14323369
C.J. Sears (SV, 1)0.1000016

Top Hitters

RaritanGame Stats
John Molnar2-3, R, 3 RBI
Matt Zweidinger1-3, 2B, RBI
Travis Evernham1-2, SB
ShoreGame Stats
Parker Fegan1-2, 2 BB, 2 R
Joey Santi1-3, 2B, R, SB
E.J. Stefanelli1-3, R, RBI
C.J. Sears2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Andrew Barham2-4, R, RBI, SB
Ryan Barham1-4, 2 RBI
Liam Hennelly1-3, RBI, SB
Jake Pennell1-2, SB

Class B North

Ocean 10, St. John Vianney 9

Jack Kelly hit a game-tying RBI single and Anthony Torchia drew a bases-loaded walk to give Ocean the lead, cap a six-run inning and lift the Spartans to a come-from-behind win over the Lancers.

SJV (6-8, 5-7)00430209112
Ocean (10-7, 8-4)102016x1095


Derek Vazquez3.17552282
Matt Richter23423352
Bodhi Lettieri (W, 1-0)0.21000214
Robinson (SV, 4) 10000212


Owen Murtha54444797
Joe Russo (L, 1-2)0.24662127
David Hamlin0.11 0 0 2 113

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyStats
Nick Mirto2-2, 2 BB, 2 R, RBI
Kevin DiPede2-4, R, 2 RBI
Owen Murtha1-3, 2 RBI
J.T. Mohlmann2-3, RBI
Will Walsh1-3
Ben Robinson2-2, 2B, 3 R, RBI
Connor Tongring2-2, 3B, 2 R, 4 RBI
Bodhi Lettieri1-2, 2B, 2 RBI
Anthony Torchia0-1 3 BB, R, RBI
Jack Kelly1-4, RBI

No. 3 Matawan 19, Red Bank 1 (5 Innings)

Sean Hart belted a home run and drove in four runs while Andrew Gendi pitched a complete game to improve to 5-0, leading the Huskies over the Bucs to clinch a division title share for the first time since 2011.

Matawan can win its first outright division championship for the first time since 1972 with another win over Red Bank on Tuesday or a single Ranney loss to St. John Vianney on either Monday or Tuesday. If Matawan still has not clinched the outright Class B North title by Tuesday night, the Huskies can still win it by defeating Ranney at home on Wednesday.

Matawan (12-1, 11-1)106003XX19130
Red Bank (5-8-1, 5-7-1)00010XX172


Andrew Gendi (W, 5-0)57112988
Matt Huss (L, 1-1)05872028
Jason Huss1.24724157
Gavin Smith2.23331455
Jack Forsyth0.21001119

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Sean Hart3-4, HR, 3 R, 4 RBI
Mark Kovach2-3, BB, R, 3 RBI
Eric Friedman2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Chris Galasso2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Colin McGeehan1-2, BB, 2 R
Bryan McCartin1-3, R, RBI
Jack Sassa4 BB, HBP, 2 R
Sal Cassano1-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Red BankGame Stats
Nick Walker2-2, RBI
Ryan Robinson2-2, BB
Jake Pouso1-3, 3B, R
Tommy Routh1-3, 2B
Nick Gandolfo1-2, BB

Class B Central

Henry Hudson 10, Asbury Park 0 (5 Innings)

Hudson (8-5, 5-5)42203XX1181
Asbury Park (1-10, 1-10)00000XX013


Teddy Fariello (W, 1-1)51002869
Nick Chathuant (L, 0-1)5811963111

Top Hitters

Henry HudsonGame Stats
Aiden Winters2-3, BB, 3 R, RBI, 3 SB
Nick Dowd2-3, BB, R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Erick Rodriguez1-2, BB, 2 R, 3 SB
Jack Burton1-1, 2B
David Ortore1-1, R, 2 RBI, 3 SB
Asbury ParkGame Stats
Nestor Castillo Jr.1-2


No. 10 Point Beach 12, Manchester 0 (6 Innings)

Pt Beach (16-1)004143X1290
Manchester (6-7)000000x032


Noah Banick (W, 1-1)4.22001970
Tommy Conroy1.11001020
Justin Uriarte (L, 3-1)4.26998299
Brenden Spaziano1.13333140

Top Hitters

Point BeachGame Stats
Antonio Acevedo1-2, 3B, BB, HBP, R, 3 RBI
Quinn Cali2-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Brody Powers2-2, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
Colin Pfeiffer1-1, 3 BB, 2 R, RBI
Tommy Conroy1-2, BB, HBP, R, RBI
Noah Banick1-3, B, RBI
Dan Storch0-1, 3 BB, 3 R, 2 SB
ManchesterGame Stats
Evan Palmer1-2, BB, SB

Toms River North 12, Lacey 5

TR North (4-10)100560012111
Lacey (5-9)30001105115


Matt Petrocelli (W, 2-2)58421589
Brendan Bush23110339
David Golini (L, 1-3)3.22614272
Christian Devers0.25440018
Cannon Roth2.24211141

Top Hitters

Toms River NorthGame Stats
Vinny Vergona2-4, 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI
Nick Daniele2-4, R, 3 RBI
Kieran Mulholland2-5, 2 RBI
Ian St. Luce1-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Owen Stefan1-4, 2 R
Jason Verderrosa1-4, R, RBI
LaceyGame Stats
Michael Marcus2-4, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Logan Resetar2-3, 2B, HBP, 2 RBI
Owen Coburn2-3, RBI
Shane Trangone2-4
Tyler Preston1-4, R

Brick 3, Jackson Liberty 1

Brick (7-9)0001002373
Jackson Lib (8-6)0100000153


Jayden Espana22101234
Peyton Horning (W, 3-2)53000966
Anthony Woods5.15102282
Jayden Hartnett (L, 1-1)0.22201022
Matt Galayda10001215

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
Chris Quick3-4, RBI
Jayden Espana2-3, R
Luke Bilheimer1-3, 2 R
Shawn McLaughlin1-3, BB
Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Brett Benecke2-3
Jack Kani1-2, BB

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