Saturday, May 11

Shore Conference Tournament

Opening Round

(12) Brick Memorial 4, (21) Manasquan 0

Nick Garbooshian pitched a three-hit shutout and helped his cause with an RBI single in the fifth inning to lead the Mustangs past the Warriors and into the SCT round of 16 Monday at No. 5 Wall.

Brick Memorial broke onto the scoreboard in the bottom of the second, with Jimi Popp scoring on a passed ball. The Mustangs added to the lead in the fourth with a two-run single by Brayden Nalducci, making the score 3-1.

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Brick Mem (13-6)010210X480


R.T. Runge (L, 3-1)57433586
Keegan Hertel11001123
Nick Garbooshian (W, 6-1)73001587

Top Hitters

ManasquanGame Stats
Dylan Vowteras1-2, HBP, SB
R.T. Runge1-3
Brick MemorialGame Stats
Nick Garbooshian2-3, RBI
Brayden Nalducci1-3, 2 RBI
Nicco Maribo1-3, 2B, R
Dan Golembiewski2-3, 2B
Tyler Garbooshian1-3, 2B, R

(10) Donovan Catholic 11, (23) Henry Hudson 1 (5 Innings)

Joe Maier led off the bottom of the first with a solo home run and Hunter Johnson made it a four-run inning with a bases-clearing double as the Griffins rode a fast start to a win over the Admirals. Donovan Catholic advances to face No. 7 Colts Neck Monday in the SCT round of 16.

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Donovan (13-6)45002XX1192


Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Connor Bragg (W, 3-0)31100544
Liam Scallon10000115
Aiden Brescia10000212
Nathan Boms (L, 0-1)24978258
David Ortore23003231
Jeter Woods02222012

Top Hitters

Henry HudsonGame Stats
Aiden Winters1-2, R
Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Joe Maier2-3, 2B, HR, R, RBI
Mike Santise3-3, 2 RBI
Tyler Levine1-2, 2 R
Dave Yorke1-2, 2B
Hunter Johnson1-2, 2B, 3 RBI

(13) Manalapan 9, (20) Shore 3

Manalapan plated seven runs in the bottom of the first inning thanks to three Shore errors and five walks and the Braves rode the early offense to a win over the Blue Devils. Manalapan will travel to No. 4 Toms River East for Monday's SCT round of 16.

John Pecoraro and Jake Guarneri each singled home a run in the first and Dennis Healy and Erik Johnson clubbed back-to-back solo home runs in the bottom of the sixth to stretch the Braves lead to 9-2.

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Manalapan (14-9)7000020972


Cole Stefanelli (L, 0-2)0.12703041
Liam Hennelly00002010
C.J. Sears4.24222157
Ryan Barham10001012
Kevin Rusinak (W, 4-2)45113893
Ryan Graham10112119
Dennis Healy0.11001015
Leo Vitale1.21101434

Top Hitters

ShoreGame Stats
Cole Stefanelli2-3, BB, R, RBI
E.J. Stefanelli1-2, 2B, HBP, RBI
Rob Stock1-3, BB, R
Liam Hennelly2-3, BB
ManalapanGame Stats
Erik Johnson1-2, HR, 2 BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dennis Healy1-2, HR, R, RBI
John Pecoraro2-4, R, RBI
Cristian Ptasienski1-3, BB, R
Jake Guarneri1-2, R, RBI
Dave Ghibesi1-4, RBI

(15) St. Rose 4, (18) Ocean 0

Jack Tiernan pitched his second no-hitter of the season, this time going seven innings and striking out 12 to carry the Purple Roses past the Spartans and into the SCT round of 16 Monday at No. 2 CBA.

Tiernan allowed line-drive outs to the outfield by both Ben Robinson and Connor Tonring in the top of the first inning and then settled in for a dominant outing. A shallow fly-out to center for the first out of the second inning was the last ball Tiernan allowed to reach the outfield until the final out -- a fly-out to centerfielder James Doster to complete the no-hitter.

Tiernan racked up nine of his 12 strikeouts over the final four innings and worked around five walks thanks to a successful pickoff attempt in the second inning and an inning-ending double-play in the third.

Tiernan also scored the game's first run, which came after he was hit by a pitch in the third inning, advanced twice on groundouts and scored on a two-out error.

Anthony Crudo stole home to make it 2-0 and after a wild pitch made it 3-0, Doster capped the scoring with an RBI single.

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St. Rose (16-6)001003X460


Tommy Kowaliwskyj (L, 4-1)66433695
Jack Tiernan (W, 2-1)7000512110

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Anthony Torchia2 BB
St. RoseGame Stats
Jack Tiernan1-3, HBP, R
James Doster1-3, RBI
Brennan Sherman1-3, R
Anthony Crudo1-3, R
Tyler Hager1-1, BB

(16) Marlboro 2, (17) Monmouth 1 (11 Innings)

Sophomore Chris Joy lifted a sacrifice fly to score Paul Santos with the winning run in the bottom of the 11th inning and the Mustangs walked off with a marathon win over the Falcons to reach the SCT round of 16 Monday at top-seeded Southern.

Santos led off the bottom of the 11th with a line-drive single to left-centerfield and stole second base before Paul Santos sacrificed him to third base with one out. Monmouth opted to intentionally walk the bases loaded -- with the second of the consecutive free passes coming after courtesy runner Brian Cantalupo stole second base -- and Joy worked himself into a 3-1 count.

On the next offering, he squared up a fly ball to centerfield, where Will Theobald ranged to his left and made the catch. Theobald made a strong throw to the plate, but it was on the first-base side of the plate, allowing Paul Santos to dive in head-first with the winning run.

Sophomore Sujay Sesha picked up his fourth win of the season with two innings of relief after senior Danny Trentacosta worked 7 2/3 before running into the single-game pitch limit of 110. Sophomore Alex Georges recorded the final out of the eighth inning and worked a scoreless ninth before giving up a single to lead off the 10th and turning the ball over the Sesha.

Paul Santos nearly ended the game in the bottom of the eighth inning, only to watch Monmouth freshman rightfielder Eddie Segara make a diving catch on his line drive in the right-centerfield gap with none out and a runner on second. Nick Scaff was running on the pitch, which gave Segara a chance to pop up off the ground, fire to second base and double off the runner for double-play that erased the Marlboro threat.

Georges turned to his defense in the top of the ninth after the first two Monmouth batters of the inning reached, with catcher Mike Consolazio throwing behind the runner at second base for the first out on a pickoff. Marlboro go out of the inning when Gavin McCarthy squeezed a pop-up to second base and caught the runner on first straying two far, nabbing him for another inning-ending double-play.

Monmouth broke onto the scoreboard in the top of the sixth when Mike Milevoi led off with a double and scored on a groundout to shortstop by Alejandro Ocelotl. Marlboro pulled even in the bottom of the inning, with Scaff leading off with a single, stealing two bases and scoring on an error.

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Marlboro (9-9-1)00000101251


Collin Denton1041025114
Alejandro Ocelotl (L, 0-1)0.21112014
Danny Trentacosta7.231046111
Alex Georges1.13000012
Sujay Sesha (W, 4-0)21000127

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Mike Milevoi1-4, 2B, BB, R
Alejandro Ocelotl1-5, RBI
Brandon Geiger2-5, 2 SB
Will Theobald1-2, 2 BB
MarlboroGame Stats
Chris Joy2-4, RBI
Nick Scaff1-3, BB, R, 3 SB
Paul Santos1-4, BB, R
Joe Santos1-4

(11) Matawan 6, (22) Jackson Liberty 0

Andrew Gendi fired a two-hit shutout on 83 pitches with no walks and eight strikeouts as the Huskies blanked the Lions to advance to Monday's SCT round of 16 on the road against No. 6 Red Bank Catholic.

Jack Sassa got the scoring started when he was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the bottom of the second inning and later capped it with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. Mark Kovach also drove in multiple runs, picking up two RBI on a single to make it 3-0 in the second and later adding a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth.

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Matawan (14-3)030201X692


Vinny Grande (L, 2-1)3.18540160
Anthony Woods1.21111244
Andrew Gendi (W, 6-0)72000883

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Brett Benecke1-3
Jack Kanis1-3
MatawanGame Stats
Sean Hart2-3, 2 2B, R
Jack Sassa2-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Chris Galasso1-1, 2B, BB, HBP, 3 R, SB
Mark Kovach1-3, 3 RBI
Bryan McCartin1-4, 2B

(14) Ranney 5, (19) Point Boro 0

James Hare and Zach Messina combined on a one-hit shutout and Ranney took advantage of 10 walks issued by Point Boro pitching to beat the Panthers and reach the SCT round of 16 Monday at No. 3 Middletown South.

Point Boro kept Ranney off the board in the top of the first inning when James Bradley played a single by Grayson Testino in leftfield and threw out Ryan Costello at the plate for the second out of the inning.

Ranney broke through in the third with bases-loaded walks by Curt Chropuvka and Nate Fuller, then added three in the bottom of the fifth. Freshmen Justin Kauffman and Robbie Wrobel each contributed a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth.

Costello entered the game one home run shy of tying the Shore Conference single-season record and finished the game 0-for-2 with a walk and hit-by-pitch.

Saturday's opening-round game was played at Point Pleasant Boro High School due to unplayable field conditions at Ranney's home field. Ranney played the game as the home team.

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Ranney (14-5)002030X520


Bryson Kirby (L, 4-2)415298111
Ryan Acquisto21001130
James Hare30001530
Zach Messina (W, 4-0)41002356

Top Hitters

Point BoroGame Stats
Bryson Kirby1-3, SB
RanneyGame Stats
Grayson Testino1-3, BB, R
Andrew Parisi1-2, 2 BB, R

Regular Season


Freehold Twp. 4, Toms River North 1

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TR North (7-11)0010000120


C.J. Svoboda (W, 1-2)72105383
Steven Nuber (L, 0-1)45330345
Ryan Rivera31111132

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Game Stats
C.J. Svoboda2-2, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 SB
Jon Boylan1-3, R, 3 RBI, SB
Mike Avino1-3, R, SB
Toms River NorthGame Stats
Dom Urso1-4, SB
Logan Mulholland1-3

Manchester 5, Neptune 2

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Manchester (7-9)002210X593


Trevor Rummel (L, 0-4)58545181
Aedan Martin11002124
Justin Uriarte (W, 4-1)6.262152115
Evan Palmer (SV, 1)0.1000002

Top Hitters

NeptuneGame Stats
Trevor Rummel2-4, RBI
Hunter Morgan1-4, 2 R
Andrew Wardell1-2, BB
Jack Gamba-Ellis1-3, RBI
ManchesterGame Stats
Colton Sitarik4-4, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Anthoy Carino3-4, 2 R, 2 RBI
Evan Palmer2-3, BB, 3 SB

Middletown North 6, Freehold Boro 3


Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Thal (W, 1-1)54223163
Alipio Figueroa24101036
Noah Ochojski (L, 1-2)43555476
Aamir Haniff21112136
Anthony Virzi10001121

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthGame Stats
Aldo Casale2-4, RBI
Gabe Ahlemeyer1-2, 2B, BB, 2 RBI
Jason Quardt1-3, BB, 2 R, 4 SB
Freehold BoroGame Stats
Nick Russo2-3, 2B, RBI
Nick Montello2-4, R
Xander Bartuk1-3, 2 R
Tyler Kuncken1-1, BB, RBI

Howell 5, No. 8 Point Beach 2

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Pt Beach (18-2)0000110253


Phil Christopher (W, 1-2)64224788
Rohan Shah (SV, 1)11001225
Ryan Doyle (L, 4-1)42116895
Liam Dolan34420142

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Matt Vetrano2-3, 2 RBI
Ryan Kinsella1-2, BB
Braden Walsh1-4, R
Logan Koeppel1-1, R
Point BeachGame Stats
Antonio Acevedo1-3, 2B, BB, R
Danny Lubach1-4, RBI
John Coakley1-2, 2B, BB
Tommy Conroy1-4, 2B

Red Bank 7, No. 16 Colts Neck 5

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Colts Neck (13-7)2000300592


Nick Gandolfo (W, 3-2)6.195426100
Sean Keatts (SV, 2)0.20000112
Dylan Neves (L, 3-2)12311030
Jack Dugo12111026
Dylan Green1.10201329
Aiden Bain0.20001017
Nick Hardy32110438

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Ryan Robinson1-2, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Matt Huss2-2, HBP, 2 R
Hoyt Smith1-4, 2B, RBI
Tommy Ruth1-3, BB, R
Colts NeckGame Stats
Ronan Kiely2-3, 2 2B, BB, 2 R, RBI
Tom Diffley2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Kyle McCarthy2-4, 2 R
Anthony Vallaro1-2, BB, RBI

Brick 5, St. John Vianney 3

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Brick (8-11)030011X582


Owen Murtha (L, 0-2)5.18541393
David Hamlin0.2000005
Peyton Horning (W, 4-2)64213495
Rob Distlecamp11100120

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Mike Intartaglia1-3, R
Jake Mandarino1-1, R
BrickGame Stats
Brayden Heatter2-3, 2B, HR, RBI
Peyton Horning2-2, HR, R, 2 RBI
Dylan Rostek1-2, BB
Jayden Espana1-3, R
Luke Bilheimer1-2, RBI


Lenape 9, No. 1 Southern 1

Roselle Catholic 15, Keyport 8

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