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Shore Conference Tournament


(2) Manalapan 7, (23) Manchester 6

Junior Max Graime ripped a game-winning, two-run double into the left-field corner in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Braves walked off with a dramatic win over the Hawks to advance to the Shore Conference Tournament semifinal round Wednesday against Red Bank Catholic.

Tom Guidice led the bottom of the seventh off with a double and Manalapan loaded the bases on a fielder's choice in which Manchester failed to record an out, followed by a walk to senior Anthony Matteis. Graime then jumped on the first pitch and lined it deep down the left-field line to chase home the tying and winning runs.

Manchester jumped in front on a three-run triple by junior Sean McAllister in the top of the fifth inning. Junior Logan Duffy also added a triple and scored two runs for Manchester, while junior Keith Fallon was 2-for-3 with an RBI as well in the loss.

Graime also hit a go-ahead RBI single to put Manalapan ahead, 3-2, in the bottom of the third inning and finished 2-for-4 with three RBI. Senior Anthony Matrone hit a two-run double for Manalapan as well, which put the Braves up, 5-2, in the fourth.

Matteis opened the scoring for Manalapan with an RBI single in the bottom of the first and added an RBI double in the third to tie the score at 2-2. Matteis finished 2-for-2.

McAllister opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the top of the first and junior Mike Damato put Manchester on top, 2-1, with an RBI single in the top of the third.

Nick DiMaggio picked up the win for Manalapan by pitching a scoreless seventh inning. Sebastian Czajkowski worked the first four innings and pitched into the fifth before Aidan Tumbelson took over and completed the fifth before firing a scoreless sixth.

Sophomore Joe Sclama worked the first four innings as well on the Manchester side of the pitching matchup and Rich Coufal took the loss in relief.

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Rich Coufal (L)22223045
Sebastian Czajkowski43554368
Aidan Tumbelson23111242
Nick DiMaggio (W)10000011

Top Hitters

ManchesterGame Stats
Sean McAllister1-3, 3B, 4 RBI
Logan Duffy1-3, 3B, 2 R
Keith Fallon2-3, R, RBI
ManalapanGame Stats
Max Graime2-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Anthony Matteis2-2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 RBI
Anthony Matrone1-3, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Tom Guidice1-3, 2B


(8) Rumson-Fair Haven 5, (1) Jackson Memorial 2

Rumson-Fair Haven erupted for five runs with two out in the top of the fifth and junior right-hander Charlie Jones made that breakthrough stand as the Bulldogs knocked off the top-seeded Jaguars to advance to the SCT semifinals Wednesday at Middletown South.

Junior Charlie Tallman smacked a line-drive single to right field with one out in the top of the fifth and stole second base on a 1-2 pitch with two out. After taking that borderline pitch for a ball, sophomore Reece Moroney smoked the next pitch from Jackson Memorial ace Matt Potok down the left-field line for an RBI double, breaking a scoreless tie.

Senior Thomas Elgrim then followed with an RBI single through the middle and junior Brian Doherty then crushed an RBI double that one-hopped the fence in left-center for a 3-0 Bulldogs lead. Sophomore catcher Owen Kenney made it four straight RBI hits by ripping a single into left field to score Doherty. Junior Matt Rogby then worked a one-out walk and junior Johnny Bruno scorched a single into right field to score the fifth run of the inning.

Jones did not surrender a run until the sixth, when junior Tom Cartnick got him for a two-out, RBI single to left-field. Jackson Memorial loaded the bases for designated hitter J.R. Osmond - who authored a 10-pitch at-bat in his prior plate appearance - but Jones snapped off a curveball that caught the inside corner for strike three and the end of the Jaguars rally.

Jones balked in a run in the bottom of the seventh and surpassed the 110-pitch limit in a showdown against Zach Crotchfelt with the tying run in the on-deck circle for Jackson Memorial. Jones finished the job with his sixth strikeout to complete the upset.

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Matt Potok (L)4.26552991
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Top Hitters

Rumson-Fair HavenGame Stats
Thomas Elgrim2-4, R, RBI
Reece Moroney1-3, 2B, BB, R, RBI
Owen Kenney1-3, BB, RBI
Johnny Bruno1-2, HBP, RBI
Brian Doherty1-4, 2B, R, RBI
Charlie Tallman1-3, R, SB
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Chris Cartnick1-3, RBI
Zach Rogacki0-2, 2 BB, 2 R
Zach Crotchfelt1-3, BB


(3) Red Bank Catholic 12, (6) Wall 2 (5 Innings)

Sophomore Alex Stanyek and junior Nico Gonzalez each came through with two-run singles in the bottom of the first in support of starter Shane Panzini, who finished a five-inning complete-game to send the Caseys past the Crimson Knights and into the SCT semifinals Wednesday at No. 2 Manalapan.

RBC's win on Saturday was the 250th in the head-coaching career of Caseys skipper Buddy Hausmann.

Red Bank Catholic added a run in the second and built its lead up to 10-0 with five more in the third. Sophomore Shane Andrus and senior Sean Ettore hit back-to-back RBI singles, sophomore Frank Scrivanic checked in with a two-run single to make it 9-0, and Panzini capped the rally with an RBI single of his own.

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Andrew Fischer1.25551035
Ryan Lasko0.1000004
Ethan Hecht1.1 3221034
Shane Panzini (W, 5-0) 53224781

Top Hitters

WallGame Stats
Max Kaplan1-2, 2B
Andrew Fischer1-2, R
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Anthony Borriello2-4
Frank Scrivanic2-4, 2 R
Matt Scrivanic1-1, BB, 2 HBP, 2 R
Alex Stanyek2-3, 2B, 2 R, 4 RBI
Nico Gonzalez3-3, R, 2 RBI
Shane Andrus2-3, 2B, RBI
Sean Ettore2-3, R, RBI


(5) Middletown South 3, (4) Middletown North 0

Sophomore Ben Schild fired a three-hit shutout in the rubber match between the crosstown rivals, giving the Eagles (13-5) the week-long series win, the Veth-Woods Rivalry Trophy, and a spot in Wednesday's SCT semifinals against No. 8 Rumson-Fair Haven.

Schild struck out seven, walked three and improved to 4-0 with his latest dominant outing. On Tuesday, it was Middletown North's Colin Dowlen that dominated on the mound when he no-hit Middletown South with 15 strikeouts in a 3-0 Lions win. Middletown South bounced back back by coming from behind to beat Middletown North (10-5), 4-3, on Thursday and took the series, 2-1, by winning the one game of the three that was part of a postseason tournament.

Evan Wood (1-for-3) and Matt Pontari (1-for-4) each drove in a run for Middletown South and Joe Stanzione was 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored in the win. Pat Eagone, Thomas DeMarco and Will Christopher each finished 1-for-2, with Christopher doubling and scoring a run for Middletown South.


Regular Season


Toms River South 12, Point Beach 2 (5 Innings)

Senior Joe Schifilitti pitched a five-inning complete game and went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead the Indians over the Garnet Gulls and make head coach Ken Frank the first 900-win head coach in New Jersey high school baseball history.

Senior Ryan Mackle belted a two-run home run, sophomore Chris Clark was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI and Aiden Folsom was 2-for-2 with a double and two RBI to lead Toms River South on offense.

Donovan Catholic 11, Holmdel 1

Gavin Degnan led a quartet of Donovan Catholic players with three RBI and the Griffins took care of the Hornets on the road. Degnan finished 2-for-3 with two doubles, two walks, four runs and two RBI.

Matawan 10, Long Branch 0 (6 Innings)

Senior Tim Egan pitched a three-hit shutout with six strikeouts and roped a bases-clearing triple for one of his two hits as the Huskies handled the Green Wave. Senior Mike Caldon also drove in three, including an inside-the-park home run.

Barnegat 8, Neptune 1

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Dan Moran332200
Kevin O’Neil11000013
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Bryan Snowden1100009

Top Hitters

NeptuneGame Stats
Tyler Persico1-4, 2B
Kevin O’Neil1-3, RBI
BarnegatGame Stats
Justin Bye3-3, 2 R, RBI
Rafael Dominguez1-3, RBI
Kyle Moore1-3, RBI
Joe Fiorentino2 RBI


Howell 17, Jackson Liberty 7 (6 Innings)

Senior Chris Ellison hit his seventh and eighth home runs of the season and junior Thomas Strauch also blasted two home runs as the Rebels outslugged the Lions in a game that featured eight homers between the teams.

Ellison finished 5-for-5 with five RBI and junior Russell Halvorsen also homered a drove in five for Howell.

Garrett Drew, Dan Keenan and Chris Sasso all went deep for Jackson Liberty.


Red Bank 9, Monmouth 7

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Monmouth (7-9)21001307153


Nate Ruth 47324184
Greyson Sandoz (W)27441245
Jack Glassberg (S)10000011
Joey Esposito2.1 4 441255
Dominic Santaniello1.21211030
Zach Lopes21111547
James Kelly (L)1 3221127

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Nate Ruth 2-4, HR, 2 R, 3 RBI
Gus Dal Pra 2-5, RBI
Andrew Glauber 3-4, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI
C.J. Paolino 1-4, 2B, R
Matt Keegan 2-5, R, RBI
Aidan Keale 1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
MonmouthGame Stats
Christian Zito4-5, R
Brett Minto2-5, R
Joey Esposito1-1, 2B, R, RBI
Zach Lopes2-3, 2 R, RBI
Aiden Denton2-4, R, 2 RBI


Brick 16, Colts Neck 2

John Wade (3-for-3, double, three runs), R.J. Reinhold (2-for-3) and Matt Kunzman (1-for-3, double) each drove in three runs and the Green Dragons rolled to a win over the Cougars. Rob Blair was also 1-for-1 with a double, three walks, three runs scored and an RBI for Brick.

Marlboro 5, Ranney 4

Frank Talarico hit a two-run single in the first and a two-run home run in the fifth to power the Mustangs to a win over the Panthers. Talarico, Alex Jankowski and Joe Lomangino each went 2-for-4 with a run scored, with Jankowski adding a double.

A.J. Gracia and Glenn Cantalupo each went 3-for-4 with a double for Ranney.



Hamilton West 12, No. 7 Freehold Twp. 11

Toms River East 13, New Egypt 9

Bobby Sabatino went 4-for-5 with two doubles, four runs and five RBI to lead the offensive surge that carried the Raiders over the Warriors.


Sunday, May 23


Donovan Catholic 12, Monroe 11



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