Saturday, May 4

Monmouth County Tournament


(2) Red Bank Catholic 7, (12) Ranney 1

Declan Leary pitched a four-hitter and the Caseys pushed five runs across in the second inning for all the offense he would need to beat the Panthers and send Red Bank Catholic to the MCT semifinals.

A bases-loaded walk by A.J. Sciametta opened the scoring in the second inning and Max Dantoni followed with an RBI single. Freshman Luke Lonczak then delivered a two-run single and the last run of the inning scored on a wild pitch.

Ranney drew a run closer on a solo home run by Curt Chropuvka in the top of the fourth inning, but RBC responded  with two in the bottom of the fourth on another bases-loaded walk and a wild pitch.

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RBC (12-5)050200X760


Justin Kauffman (L, 3-1)1.23552148
Noah Hynes22112136
Nate Fuller00112016
John Luca Gallina2.11001232
Declan Leary (W, 5-1)74111688

Top Hitters

RanneyGame Stats
Curt Chropuvka1-2, HR, HBP, R, RBI
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Luke Lonczak2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Sean Griggs1-3, 2B, BB, R
A.J. Sciametta1-2, BB, R, RBI
Max Dantoni1-3, R, RBI
Aidan Funk1-3, 2B, BB, R

(1) CBA 1, (17) Howell 0

Sophomore left-hander Danny DiTullio pitched a two-hit shutout with an assist from his defense in the final inning as the Colts nipped the Rebels to reach the MCT semifinals this coming week.

CBA scored the lone run of the game when senior Jaxon Sevilla stole third base and scored on an overthrown on the throw from catcher Brody Loch.

Howell threatened to tie the game in the top of the seventh when Ryan Todisco walked, moved to second base on a wild pitch and headed home on a single to leftfield by senior Joey Zito. CBA leftfielder Jayden Matejicka quickly fired the ball in to third baseman Dan Russo, who relayed it home to catcher Danny Tsimbinos for the second out of the inning.

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CBA (11-3)001000X141


Phil Christopher (L, 0-2)64111575
Danny DiTullio (W, 4-0)72001995

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Joe Zito2-3
CBAGame Stats
Jaxon Sevilla1-2, R, SB
Jayden Matejicka1-2, BB

(10) Middletown North 11, (3) Matawan 0

Making his third appearance on the mound in the last eight days, Zach Hampton pitched a four-hit shutout on 84 pitches to power the Lions to a one-sided win over the Huskies and a trip to the MCT semifinals to face second-seeded Red Bank Catholic.

Matawan starter Mark Kovach retired the first nine batters of the game, but Middletown North got to him in the top of the fourth inning. After singles by Jason Quardt and Dylan Briggs led off the inning, Kovach hit Hampton to load the bases. Gabe Ahlemeyer drove in the first run with a sacrifice fly and a pair of wild pitches scored the second run. Mike Hallard hit a shallow pop fly to right field, but no Matawan fielder called for the ball and it dropped in shallow right for a two-run single and a 4-0 lead.

Middletown North put the game out of reach with six runs in the seventh inning, highlighted by a Ryan Clark RBI single.

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Matawan (12-2)0000000041


Middletown NorthIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Hampton (W, 3-2)74003384
Mark Kovach (L, 1-1)3.23441668
Jayce Thoroughman2.12110221
Scott Germaine0.22624045
Eric Friedman0.1000001

Top Hitters

Middletown NorthGame Stats
Ian McGoldrick1-2, 2B, BB, HBP, 2 R
Dylan Briggs2-3, R, RBI
Aldo Casale2-3, BB, 2 R
Mike Hallard1-4, 2 RBI
Ryan Clark1-4, RBI
Jason Quardt1-4, R
MatawanGame Stats
Jack Sassa1-4, SB

(4) Middletown South 10, (20) St. Rose 4

Starting pitcher Brevin Bezick drove in a pair of runs and struck out nine over six innings to pick up his fifth win and lead the Eagles over the Purple Roses and into the MCT semifinals against top-seeded CBA.

Sophomore Jack Concordia cracked a two-run double to put Middletown South ahead, 3-0, in the bottom of the second inning before Bezick checked in with an RBI single. Brody Tacca and Mike Frandsen (3-for-3) each added an RBI single in a three-run third that opened the lead up to 7-0.

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Midd South (13-3)133102X10101


Chris Zahlmann (L, 2-2)38741169
Anthony Crudo32322255
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Brevin Bezick (W, 5-1)63211980
Derek Commander12221123

Top Hitters

St. RoseGame Stats
Jack Tiernan2-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Frank Soos2-3, 2B, RBI
James Doster1-3, R
St. RoseGame Stats
Mike Frandsen3-3, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB
Jack Concordia1-3, 2B, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Brevin Bezick1-3, BB, R, 2 RBI
Andrew Marquis1-2, RBI
Brody Tacca1-3, R, RBI
Lou D’Alessio1-4, R, RBI
Carmine DeCrescenzo1-3, R


First Round

(11) Red Bank 18, (23) Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

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Red Bank (6-8-1)7173XXX18100


David Jules (L, 0-2)02772034
Justin Cuevas35813161
Romeo Martinez13333025
P.J. Whitehead (W, 1-1)51000960

Top Hitters

Long BranchGame Stats
Carlos Torres1-2
Red BankGame Stats
Tommy Ruth4-4, 2 R, 5 RBI
Will Marziarz1-2, 2B, BB, HBP, 2 R, 2 RBI
Nick Walker1-2, HBP, R, 2 RBI
Jack Forsyth1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI

(15) Monmouth 5, (21) St. John Vianney 4

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Monmouth (9-5)104000X571


Nico Leal (L, 1-1)46511178
Luke Jaafar-Bodnar11000119
Max DeFonce1000008
Collin Denton (W, 5-1)6.163237113
Evan Booth (SV, 3)0.22111121

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Kevin DiPede2-4, R, RBI, 2 SB
Nick Mirto2-3, BB, R, RBI
Owen Murtha1-4, RBI
Wyatt Lewis1-3, R
Tyler Shpiro1-1, HBP
MonmouthGame Stats
Will Theobald2-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Mike Milevoi1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Evan Booth1-4, R
Collin Denton1-4, R
Bobby Davidson1-2, HBP


(11) Red Bank 3, (8) Raritan 1

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Raritan (4-10)0000010160


Nick Gandolfo (W, 2-2)7611211111
Phil Kramer (L, 2-3)56223797
Will Meehan22111339

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Tommy Ruth1-4, HR, R, RBI
Ryan Robinson2-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI, 3 SB
Tim Kelly2-4, R
Nick Gandolfo1-3, BB, RBI
Jake Pouso2-3, BB, 2 SB
RaritanGame Stats
Jobby Dekis2-3
Phil Kramer1-2, BB, RBI

Regular Season

Class A South

No. 1 Southern 7, No. 8 Jackson Memorial 2

Gabe Tomei doubled home two runs in the top of the second, Brady Lesiak singled home two in the fifth and Lesiak pitched the final four innings to close out his fourth win of the season and clinch the Rams a share of the Class A South title with their win over the Jaguars.

Roger Dreher pitched the first three innings for Southern and notched his 100th career strikeouts.

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Jackson (10-8, 6-4)0010001292


Roger Dreher34111456
Brady Lesiak (W, 4-0)45110367
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Jovani Hallihan (L, 3-1)511651591
Nick Striano22100027

Top Hitters

SouthernGame Stats
Brady Lesiak3-4, R, 2 RBI
Gabe Tomei2-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Matt Desiderio2-3, R, RBI
Mike Kaczynski2-4, 2 R
Tyler McLeod1-3, BB, R
Brian Harper1-4, R
Ray Mulhern1-4, R
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Nick Izzo2-4, 2 RBI
Julian Caruso2-4, 2 R
Jackson Osmond2-3, BB

Class B Central

Keansburg 12, Keyport 8

Michael Burke had two RBI singles during Keansburg's eight-run first inning and Manny Ramirez ended a run of eight unanswered runs by Keyport with a tie-breaking RBI single in the top of the fourth to help the Titans top the rival Red Raiders.

Winning pitcher Mikey Clayton hit a two-run double in the first inning on the way to a four-hit game -- of which came in that eight-run first.

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Keyport (5-8, 5-7)2510000897


Mikey Clayton (W, 1-3)798537105
Erik Schmidt (L, 1-3)04440020
Carter Williams56703284
Paxton Douglass22100336

Top Hitters

KeansburgGame Stats
Mikey Clayton4-5, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI
Michael Burke3-5, 2 R, 2 RBI
Phil Sears2-4, 2 R
Shawn Retta1-4, 2 RBI
Manny Ramirez1-3, BB, 2 RBI
Jordan Marerro1-3, BB, R, RBI
KeyportGame Stats
Paxton Douglass3-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ryan Byrne2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Danny Metrick1-3, 2 R, RBI
Jacob Pinto2-4, 2B, R
Tristan Knoblauch1-4, R, RBI


Ocean 14, St. Rose 4 (6 Innings)

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Ocean (11-7)040064X14133


Tommy Kowaliwskyj (W 4-0)6443311110
James Alesso (L, 1-1)34432353
Tyler Hager13441036
Joe Ferrante1.26 6 5 1 028

Top Hitters

St RoseStats
Max Glassberg 1-2, 2B, RBI
Frank Soos2 RBI
Will Walsh3-4, RBI, 3 SB
Alejandro Sanchez1-3, 2 R, RBI
Bodhi Lettieri1-2 2 BB, 3 R, RBI
Dillon Schneider1-4, 3 RBI
Anthony Torchia2-4, 3 RBI
Jack Kelly3-3, BB, 3 R
Matt Richter1-3, HR, R, RBI

Raritan 8, Barnegat 2

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Barnegat (4-12)0010001253


John Molnar (W, 1-2)75223683
Liam Cooper (L, 0-5)3.11224264
Quentin Torres1.25500334
Dylan Appice22100128

Top Hitters

RaritanGame Stats
Jake Ricchuiti3-4, R, RBI
Phil Kramer2-4, 2B, R
Sean Burnett1-3, 3B, R, 3 RBI
Travis Evernham1-3, BB, R, RBI
Aidan Scarola1-4, R
BarnegatGame Stats
Tyler Carll1-2, 2B, BB, RBI
Declan Brain1-3, 2B, RBI
Jack Haviland1-2, R


No. 13 Donovan Catholic 2, Don Bosco 1

Senior left-hander Jake Marciano struck out 10 batters over six strong innings and the Griffins (10-6) traveled north for a win on the road over the Ironmen (15-2) -- the No. 2 team in N.J., according to NJ Advance Media, that entered the game on an eight-game winning streak.

Marciano allowed three hits and four walks in his six innings of work and turned the ball over to classmate Hunter Lefkus after throwing 112 pitches through six innings. Lefkus worked around a pair of walks to nail down the save and the marquee win for Donovan Catholic.

The Griffins did all their scoring in the first inning, which included four of their seven hits. Dave Yorke and Tyler Levine each singled home a run in the inning and Yorke finished the game 3-for-3.

No. 5 Middletown South 11, Allentown 7

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Midd South (12-3)150203X11123


J.D. Alster (L, 1-3)1.28661140
Anthony O’Rourke3.12220238
Mattox Watson12321014
Middletown SouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Wenzel35322161
Chris Long (W, 1-0)3.24442269
Dan Daley0.1000007

Top Hitters

AllentownGame Stats
Jack Sweeney2-3, HR, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Dom Inzilla2-3, BB, 2 R, RBI
Anthony Lino1-4, 2B, RBI
KeyportGame Stats
Paxton Douglass3-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Ryan Byrne2-4, 2B, R, RBI
Danny Metrick1-3, 2 R, RBI
Jacob Pinto2-4, 2B, R
Tristan Knoblauch1-4, R, RBI

Shore 5, Ewing 0

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Ewing (5-9)0000000032


Rob Stock (W, 3-0)73004687
Connor Greig (L, 1-2)59443385
Connor Lane24111036

Top Hitters

ShoreGame Stats
Joey Santi2-3, R, SB
Cole Stefanelli3-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI, SB
EJ Stefanelli1-4, 3B, R, RBI
CJ Sears2-4, R, RBI
Rob Stock1-4, RBI
Liam Hennelly2-4, SB
EwingGame Stats
Joey Andreas2-3
Collin Elam1-3, 2B

No. 11 Manalapan 7, Bayonne 3

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Bayonne (8-10)0100200372


Aiden Cruz (W, 2-0)45333669
Varun Gabbita (SV, 1)32000545
Anthony Aguilera (L, 0-2)47431267
Sav Raparelli32311247

Top Hitters

ManalapanGame Stats
Anthony Foti3-3, HBP, 3 R, RBI
Dave Ghibesi2-4, 2B, RBI
John Pecoraro1-3, BB, R, 2 RBI
Dennis Healy1-2, 2B, R
BayonneGame Stats
Jack Attisano2-3, 2B, HBP, R, RBI
Adrian Garcia2-4, 2B, R
Louis Pelliccia1-3, HR, R, RBI
Mike Cunningham1-3, RBI



South Plainfield at Red Bank Catholic -- PPD, TBA

Glen Ridge at Middletown North – Canceled


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