Tuesday, April 16

Monmouth County Tournament

Opening Round

(12) Ranney 11, (13) Holmdel 7

Curt Chropuvka drove in at least one run in each of his four plate appearances in a 4-for-4 game, including the game-tying RBI single during a seven-run sixth inning that propelled the Panthers past the Hornets.

Chropuvka hit an RBI single to left in his first at-bat, launched an RBI single off the high fence in centerfield in his second trip to cut Holmdel's lead to 4-2 and smacked a two-run home run in his third at-bat, cutting the Holmdel lead to 6-4 in the bottom of the fifth.

In the sixth inning, the rest of the lineup joined in, led by Nate Fuller. The freshman led the inning off with a home run to cut Holmdel's lead to 7-5 and tacked on two more with a two-run single to make it 10-7 later in the rally. Ranney pulled within 7-6 on a sacrifice fly by Ryan Costello and Chropuvka followed with a single to right to knot the score, 7-7.

Grayson Testino broke the tie with a single through the right side, plating catcher Andrew Parisi with the go-ahead run.

Holmdel took the lead with a four-run third inning, highlighted by a three-run home run by James Valillo. Centerfielder Nick Rakoski created the fifth Holmdel run with a straight steal of home plate with the bases loaded, two out and the count 0-2. The Hornets scored their last two runs thanks to Ranney errors.

Holmdel (3-2)0040210750
Ranney (3-3)101027X11115


Dylan Zammit56442492
Lincoln Maikos (L, 0-1)0.24772137
Jason Dubleski0.1100016
Justin Kauffman33431455
Noah Hynes22313563
Brody Mauro (W, 1-1)20000228

Top Hitters

HolmdelGame Stats
James Vallillo1-3, HR, R, 3 RBI
Matt Iulo2-3, 2B, 2 R, 2 SB
Nick Rakoski1-3, R, RBI
Cam Estok1-2, BB, R
RanneyGame Stats
Curt Chropuvka4-4, HR, 2 R, 5 RBI, 2 SB
Andrew Parisi3-4, 3 R
Nate Fuller2-3, HR, BB, R, 3 RBI, 2 SB
Grayson Testino2-4, R, RBI
Brody Mauro1-2, BB, 2 R


(9) Colts Neck 5, (16) Ocean 3

Ronan Kiely opened the scoring with an RBI single and Joe Pignatelli capped a four-run first with a two-run single as the Cougars rode a hot start and strong work from the bullpen to top the Spartans in the preliminary round.

Ocean (5-4)0030000370
Colts Neck (5-3)410000X591


John Trotte (L, 0-1)1.15553256
Brian Stevens4.24001145
Jack Dugo34331152
Ryan Spencer (W, 1-0)32001652
Tom Diffley (SV, 1)11000118

Top Hitters

OceanGame Stats
Ben Robinson3-4, 3B, R
Connor Tongring2-3, BB, R, RBI
Will Walsh1-2, HBP, R
Colts NeckGame Stats
Casey Gardiner2-3, 2B, HBP, 2 R
Joe Pignatelli1-3, 2 RBI
Dan Annunziata1-2, BB, RBI
Kyle McCarthy1-3, BB, R, RBI
Ronan Kiely1-3, RBI
Tom Diffley1-1, HBP, BB, R


(19) Rumson-Fair Haven 12, (6) Manasquan 0 (5 Innings)

Aidan Del Tin and Jack Riva hit back-to-back home runs and Brayden Ward drove in four runs with two doubles during a nine-run explosion by the Bulldogs in the fifth inning -- the knockout punch in a one-sided win over the previously-unbeaten Warriors.

Ward doubled home Gavin Kiley to extend Rumson's lead to 4-0 and Del Tin belted a three-run homer to open up a 7-0 lead before Riva homered in the next at-bat to make it 8-0. Ward later cleared the bases with a doubled to make it 11-0.

Del Tin and Riva also hit back-to-back RBI doubles in the top of the third, with Del Tin driving in two on his double and scoring on Riva's.

Freshman Max Hinchliffe bounced back from a rough high-school debut in a no-decision vs. Holmdel by pitching a two-hit shutout with just one walk on Tuesday.

Rumson-FH (3-4)00309XX1292
Manasquan (4-1-1)00000XX023


Max Hinchliffe (W, 1-0)52001476
Chase Kaplan (L, 0-1)423331085
Tristan Condon0.25871138
Jack Maggs0.1211008

Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Aaron Del Tin2-4, 2B, HR, 2 R, 5 RBI
Brayden Ward2-2, 2 2B, 2 BB, 3 R, 4 RBI
Jack Riva2-3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI
D.J. Ylagan1-2, 3B, BB, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Gavin Kiley1-3, 3B, BB, 2 R
Gavin D’Aponte1-3, R
ManasquanGame Stats
Matt Antonucci1-2
Caden Eastmond1-3



Class A North

No. 1 CBA 6, Freehold Twp. 2

Catcher Danny Tsimbinos belted a two-run home run to the opposite field in right in the bottom of the third and added a sacrifice fly in the three-run fifth as the Colts snapped a two-game skid by beating the Patriots.

Joe Russo opened the scoring with an RBI single in the second inning, which was enough support for sophomore right-hander Dylan Iwanyk. After taking the loss at Seton Hall Prep on Saturday, Iwanyk pitched five two-hit innings to earn his first varsity win.

Freehold Twp (1-5, 0-5)0000002245
CBA (3-2, 3-1)012030x671


Lex Nelsen (L, 0-2)3.16621674
Mark Rice1.21002038
Dylan Iwanyk (W, 1-1)52003881
Jack Dufficy22211448

Top Hitters

Freehold Twp.Game Stats
Sonny Moore1-3, 2B, R, RBI
CBAGame Stats
Danny Tsimbinos1-2, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Jared Matejicka2-3, BB, 2 R
Jayden Matejicka1-3, BB, R
Dan Russo2-3
Dylan Iwanyk1-2, R

Howell 5, No. 16 Marlboro 0

Joe Zito drove in a run each in the third and sixth innings and Jake Jensen and Rohan Shah took care of the rest on the mound as the Rebels handed the Mustangs their first divisional loss of the season.

Zito gave Howell a 1-0 lead with an RBI single in the third, followed by an RBI double by Vinny Agnello and a sacrifice fly by Braden Walsh. Aaron Wojenski extended the lead to 4-0 with an RBI double in the sixth and Zito followed with an RBI groundout.

In his first start of the season, Jensen allowed just two hits over his six innings of work before Shah finished the game with a scoreless seventh.

Howell (3-4, 3-4)0030020580
Marlboro (4-3, 4-1)0000000020


Jake Jensen (W, 1-0)62004794
Rohan Shah10001118
Matt Padalec (L, 1-2)5.17552188
Matt Cinquemane1.21000120

Top Hitters

HowellGame Stats
Aaron Wojenski1-2, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Joe Zito1-2, BB, 2 RBI
Vinny Agnello1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Brody Loch2-4
Matt Vetrano1-3, R
Logan Koeppel1-4, R
MarlboroGame Stats
Joe Santos1-3
Anthony Martino1-3



Class A South

No. 13 Brick Memorial 15, No. 4 Southern 5

Brick Mem (3-3, 3-3)123035115124
Southern (5-1, 5-1)2100200576


Nick Garbooshian (W, 2-1)5.17511596
Brody Moore1.20000420
Joe Nascimento24331247
Jack Cahill (L, 0-1)0.23320015
Tyler McLeod2.11302248
Matt Desiderio24601242

Top Hitters

Brick MemorialGame Stats
Dylan Golembewski2-3, 2B, 2 BB, 4 R, 2 RBI
Brody Moore2-4, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Nicco Maribo2-5, 2B, 3 RBI
Luke Douglas2-3, 2 R, RBI
Evan Meyer1-3, 3 RBI
Tyler Garbooshian2-5, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Jimi Popp1-4, 2 R
SouthernGame Stats
Ray Mulhern3-4, 2 R, RBI
Blake Glory2-2, HBP, R
Gabe Tomei1-2, BB, RBI
Brady Lesiak1-3, R


No. 8 Jackson Memorial 10, Brick 0 (5 Innings)

Brick (2-5, 2-4)00000XX030
Jackson (5-1, 4-0)23221XX10141


Sean Savannah (L, 0-1)1.12443137
Rob Distlecamp1.25330131
Nick Newcomb13221117
Zach Martin0.13110112
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Joe Zundritsch (W, 1-0)43002465
Sean Hallihan10000012

Top Hitters

BrickGame Stats
Chris Quick1-3, 2B
David Marcus1-1, BB
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Julian Caruso2-2, 2B, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Jacob Soto2-3, BB, R, 3 RBI
Joe Naffaa2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Collin McCarron1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Brady Wendell2-3, HBP, 3 R, RBI
Nick Izzo2-3, HBP, RBI
Tyler Huzzy2-3, BB
Dane Jorgensen1-2, HBP, R



Class B North

No. 5 Matawan 8, Freehold Boro 0

Brandon Falco pitched four no-hit innings and picked up his 200th career strikeout at the varsity level as the Huskies continued their unbeaten start to the season by topping the Colonials.

Matawan (7-0, 7-0)3100022861
Freehold (2-6, 2-4)0000000034


Brandon Falco (W, 2-0)40003868
Jayce Thoroughman22000217
Mark Kovach11000116
Danny Opramolla (L, 1-2)5.16655294
Anthony Virzi0.20222220
Nick Montello10000115

Top Hitters

MatawanGame Stats
Bryan McCartin1-3, 2B, R, RBI
Colin McGeehan2-2, BB, R
Chris Galasso1-4, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Sean Hart1-3, R, RBI
Sal Cassano1-3, 2 RBI
Freehold BoroGame Stats
Nick Russo1-3, BB
Noah Ochojski1-3, 2 SB



Class B Central

Henry Hudson 14, Asbury Park 4 (5 Innings)

Asbury Park (1-2, 1-2)20200XX420
Hudson (3-2, 2-2)11201XXX14111


Israel Villegas-Diaz (L, 0-1)02997044
Eduardo Macias49554597
Jack Burton (W, 3-2)32435875
David Ortore20002330

Top Hitters

Asbury ParkGame Stats
Greivin Velasquez-Torres1-2, RBI
Tyree Nelson1-3, R
Henry HudsonGame Stats
Teddy Fariello2-2, 2B, R, 3 RBI
David Ortore3-3, BB, 2 R, 3 RBI
Aiden Winters1-2, 2BB, 2 R, 2 RBI
Nick Dowd2-3, BB, R, 2 RBI
Marshall Colangelo1-2, 2 RBI
Nick Kurdes1-2, BB, 2 R


Keansburg 20, Lakewood 0 (5 Innings)

Keansburg (1-3, 1-3)9650XXX2082
Lakewood (1-4, 1-4)0000XXX811


Phil Sears (W, 1-1)41000956


Justin Pasqual Garcia (L, 0-1)00888041
Christopher Ramos1.22779067
Alejandro Cornejal1.14554052

Top Hitters

KeansburgGame Stats
Mikey Clayton3-3, 2B, 2 BB, 3 R, 5 RBI
Phil Sears2-2, 3 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
James Valle1-2, BB, R, 2 RBI
John Gilliland1-2, 2 BB, 3 R
LakewoodGame Stats
Isaiah Shade1-2


St. Rose 17, Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

St. Rose (4-0, 3-0)40508XX17110
Long Branch (3-3, 2-2)00000XX028


Chris Zahlmann (W, 1-0)31001439
Peter Nolan21000325
Noah Hoogmoed (L, 0-1)3.279552100
Gary Ribeiro0.22711026
Bryan Morataya0.22111018

Top Hitters

St. RoseGame Stats
Peter Nolan3-4, 2B, 3 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Anthony Crudo2-4, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, 2 SB
Jack Tiernan1-2, HR, 2 BB, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Brendan Sherman1-3, 3B, HBP, 2 R, RBI
Tyler Hager1-1, 3 BB, HBP, 2 R
Max Glassberg1-5, R, 2 RBI
Chris Zahlmann1-3, 2B, 2 R
Long BranchGame Stats
Romeo Martinez2-2, SB


No. 15 Point Beach 27, Keyport 2

Pt Beach (6-0, 5-0)613350XX27120
Keyport (1-4, 1-3)10100XX228


Gabe Pavone (W, 1-0)2.12224254
Antonio Acevedo1.20000417
Hunter Grasso10001114
Andrew Staeger (L, 0-2)1.131365261
Danny Metrick2.281485381
Axsel Ferm0.1000107
Ryan Byrne0.2100007

Top Hitters

Point BeachGame Stats
Dan Lubach2-3, 2B, BB, 4 R, 5 RBI
Quinn Cali1-3, HR, 3 R, 5 RBI
Noah Banick1-3, 2B, BB, 3 R, 3 RBI
Nate Clayton2-3, 2B, R, RBI
John Coakley1-1, BB, 3 R, RBI, 2 SB
Dan Storch1-2, R, RBI
Brandon Stizza2-2, R, RBI
Carson Pfeiffer1-1, R, RBI
KeyportGame Stats
Tristan Knoblauch1-2, 2B, BB, R
Paxton Douglass1-1, BB, 2 RBI



Class B South

Manchester 3, Barnegat 2

Anthony Carino broke a scoreless deadlock with a two-run single in the sixth and Brenden Spaziano followed with what proved to be the game-winning RBI single as the Hawks held on to beat the Bengals for their first win of the season.

Freshman Nick Malinowski swung Barnegat back in the game with a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth but Justin Uriarte pitched out of trouble to get through six complete innings on 110 pitches. His catcher, Colton Sitarik, helped him out of the jam by picking off a runner at third base to end the inning.

The first two Barnegat batters of the seventh inning walked, which prompted Evan Palmer to replace Sean Reardon on the mound. Palmer struck out the first batter he faced and retired the next two on flyouts to end the game.

Manchester (1-5, 1-5)0000030373
Barnegat (3-3, 2-2)0000020231


Justin Uriarte (W, 1-0)6322310110
Sean Reardon00002011
Evan Palmer (SV, 1)10000113
Jaihan Dominguez (L, 1-1)5.25333695
Liam Cooper1.11001321

Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
Anthony Carino2-3, R, 2 RBI
Joe Bentivegna2-2, BB
Brenden Spaziano2-3, RBI
BarnegatGame Stats
Nick Malinowski1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Tyler Carll1-2, BB, R
Nick Bruno1-4, R


No. 7 Point Boro 3, Jackson Liberty 2

Bryson Kirby, Matt Lokerson and John Ward each came through with an RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Panthers rallied from a two-run deficit to beat the Lions for their fifth straight win.

Jake Clayton led off the bottom of the sixth with a single and an error parked the tying run at first base while also chasing Jackson Liberty starter Anthony Woods from the game. Kirby followed with a single to break up the shutout and moved to second base on the throw home, with Ryan Acquisto advancing to third.

Vincent Grande recorded a strikeout for the first out and induced a slow ground ball by Lokerson, but he beat it out while Acquisto scored the tying run. Ward then gave Point Boro the lead with a squeeze bunt that turned into an RBI single.

Jackson Lib (2-3, 2-2)1000100252
Pt Boro (5-1, 5-1)000003X352


Anthony Woods52213582
Vincent Grande (L, 0-1)13110119
Nick Kowalewski4.15211691
Wyatt Dewysockie (W, 2-0)2.20000332

Top Hitters

Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Mike Kisseberth2-3, HBP, 2 R
Brett Benecke1-1, BB, HBP
Point BoroGame Stats
Bryson Kirby1-3, R, RBI
Matt Lokerson1-3, RBI
John Ward1-2, BB, RBI
Jake Clayton1-2, BB, R


No. 3 Donovan Catholic 3, Lacey 1

Lacey (3-2, 3-2)0000010140
Donovan (4-2, 4-1)1010010362


David Golini (L, 1-1)54223285
Cannon Roth211101
Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Hunter Lefkus (W, 1-0)74111890

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Joe Maier1-3, HR, R, RBI
Dave Yorke2-3, R
Connor Bragg1-2, BB, RBI


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