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NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Quarterfinals

South Jersey Non-Public A

(4) Red Bank Catholic 4, (5) St. Joseph Metuchen 0

Dylan Wanagiel pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings and Shane Panzini struck out all four batters he faced to secure the save as the Caseys (20-3-1) blanked the Falcons (17-11) to reach the sectional semifinals Monday against the winner of Saturday's game between No. 1 Bishop Eustace and No. 9 St. John Vianney.

Panzini gave Wanagiel a 2-0 lead with a two-run home run in the bottom of the first inning and Nico Gonzalez added a two-run single in the fourth to extend the Red Bank Catholic lead to 4-0.

St. Joseph loaded the bases against Wanagiel with two out in the top of the sixth when lightning forced the game into a one-hour and 40-minute delay. When play resumed, Panzini took over on the mound and notched a strikeout to strand the bases loaded.

In the top of the seventh, Panzini struck out the side in order to nail down the win. He needed just 15 pitches to notch the save, while Wanagiel threw 69 and struck out four while walking just one. Both pitchers will be eligible to pitch on Monday, with Panzini as the projected starter with a full 110 pitches of eligibility.

 

South Jersey Non-Public B

(1) Gloucester Catholic 11, (9) St. Rose 0

Vinny Davis and Jeremy Wolf each drove in three runs and three Gloucester Catholic pitchers combined on a five-inning two-hitter as the Rams eliminated the Purple Roses to reach the sectional semifinal against the winner of No. 5 Ranney at No. 4 Rutgers Prep.

Davis went 3-for-3 and Wolf belted a home run to lead the Gloucester Catholic offense.

Seniors Tom Turnbach and Shane Killeen each went 1-for-2 for St. Rose and Turnbach pitched the first inning in taking the loss.

(5) Ranney 3, (4) Rutgers Prep 0 (Suspended, Bot. 5th; to resume Sunday, 10 a.m.)

Marcello Mastroianni pitched 4 1/3 scoreless, one-hit innings with seven strikeouts and three walks and the Panthers put themselves in position to knock off the Argonauts before rain and lightning stopped the game and, ultimately, suspended it until Sunday morning at Rutgers Prep.

Mastroianni threw 83 pitches and will turn the game over the Jack Renaud when play resumes with one out in the bottom of the fifth inning.

Brett Wehringer gave Ranney a 1-0 lead with an RBI single and Lou Spadafora tacked on a second Panthers run with a sacrifice fly. Ranney got its third run on a steal of third base with two out that Rutgers Prep threw into left field, allowing the run to score.

 

Monmouth County Tournament

Round of 16

(7) Middletown South 1, (10) Marlboro 0 (Suspended Top 2nd; to resume Monday, 3 p.m.)

Patrick Eagone beat out an infield single, stole second base and scored on a ground out by Matt Pontari in the top of the first, but that was all the scoring the teams had time to muster before lightning stopped the game and heavy rain suspended play until Monday at Middletown South.

Marlboro will have a runner on second base with two out in the top of the second against Middletown South freshman Brevin Bezick when play resumes, assuming Middletown South opts to stay with Bezick, who will be eligible after throwing 26 pitches on Friday.

Alex Jankowski threw 12 pitches in the bottom of the first for Marlboro and will also be eligible if he does not pitch more than 50 pitches in Saturday's NJSIAA Central Jersey Group IV game at Manalapan. Senior Mark Capell is expected to start for Marlboro at Manalapan on Saturday and Middletown South is likely to go with Pontari at home against Freehold Township in their Central Group IV semifinal.

 

Ocean County Tournament

First Round

(1) Jackson Memorial 10, (16) Pinelands 0 (6 Innings)

Andrew Patire went 2-for-2 with three RBI, including a two-run single in Jackson Memorial's six-run sixth the ended the game against the Wildcats (1-16) and pushed the Jaguars (17-6) into the OCT quarterfinals next week against the winner of Monday's game between No. 8 Lacey and No. 9 Toms River South.

Zach McCabe pitched a six-inning, two-hit shutout with six strikeouts and no walks on 80 pitches to pick up the win.

Ty Back opened the scoring in the first with an RBI double and Patire extended the lead to 2-0 with an RBI single in the bottom of the second. Chris Cartnick ripped a two-out RBI single in the fourth to make it 3-0 and J.R. Osmond extended the lead to 4-0 with an RBI single in the fifth.

Osmond and Aidan O'Donnell got the sixth-inning scoring started with RBI singles and Patire and Zach Rogacki each followed with two-run hits, with Rogacki's two-run double ending the game

Rian O'Rourke went 2-for-3 to account for both Pinelands hits.

 

Postponements and Cancellations

NJSIAA Tournament

Sectional Quarterfinals

South Jersey Non-Public A

(9) St. John Vianney at (1) Bishop Eustace – PPD, Saturday, 2 p.m.

(6) Paul VI at (3) Donovan Catholic – PPD, Saturday, 3:30 p.m.

Monmouth County Tournament

Round of 16

(16) Matawan at (1) Manalapan – PPD, TBA

Ocean County Tournament

First Round

(9) Toms River South at (8) Lacey – PPD, Monday, 3 p.m.

(11) Toms River North at (6) Jackson Liberty – PPD, Monday, 3:45 p.m.

Regular Season

Class A Central

Shore at Rumson-Fair Haven – PPD, TBA

Non-Division

Ocean at Middletown North – Canceled

Non-Conference

Carteret at Point Boro – Canceled

Bayonne at Toms River South – PPD, TBA