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Monmouth County Tournament

Round of 16

(9) Colts Neck 8, (8) Ocean 4

Brad Salamone went deep for Colts Neck - one of four extra-base hits for the Cougars in a round-of-16 win over the Spartans that sends Colts Neck to the MCT quarterfinals next week against the winner of Friday's scheduled game between Matawan and top-seeded Manalapan.

Salamone finished 3-for-4 with a home run, two runs and two RBI and sophomore Tyler Spencer was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI to lead an attack that backed junior left-handed standout Anthony Gubitosi on the mound.

Colts Neck (19-6)3002101880
Ocean (15-9) 0003100461


Anthony Gubitosi (W)6544310106
Collin Kratzer11000215
Lucky Perrotto (L)44543891
Matt King34333164

Top Hitters

Colts NeckStats
Brad Salamone3-4, HR, 2 R, 2 RBI
Tyler Spencer2-4, 2 2B, RBI
Nick Villani1-4, 3B, RBI
Cameron Knipp1-3, R, RBI
Matt Jacobson1-1, RBI
Dillon Downs1-3, HR, 3 RBI
Kevin Novobilsky2-4


(14) CBA 4, (3) Middletown North 0

Jack Frankovic pitched a two-hit shutout and hit a go-ahead RBI triple in the top of the sixth inning to spark the Colts (10-11) to a win over the Lions (11-9), pushing CBA into the MCT quarterfinal round next week against the winning of Monday's scheduled game between No. 11 Howell and No. 6 Wall.

Frankovic struck out four and walked two while taking a no-hitter into the seventh, but did was not in line for the win until the sixth. Gavin Kus got the rally started with a leadoff single and Frankovic immediately followed with a triple to score Kus with the game's first run.

CBA added two more runs in the inning, with Joe Marini drawing a walk and Harrison Campi singling home Frankovic to make it 2-0 and chase Middletown North starter Tyler Sharkey. Colin Reilly later came up with a two-out, RBI single to push the lead to 3-0.

Campi (2-for-4) added another RBI single with two out in the top of the seventh to cap the scoring.

Sharkey took a one-hitter into the sixth inning for Middletown North, with Marini's fourth-inning single the only hit on the CBA side of the scoreboard up until the final two innings.

Danny Frontera broke up Frankovic's no-hit bit with a single to lead off the seventh and Sharkey followed with a one-out single. Frankovic then retired the final two batters to complete the shutout.


Ocean County Tournament

First Round

(7) Brick 4, (10) Manchester 3

R.J. Reinhold doubled and scored the go-ahead run on a sacrifice fly by Brian Yakovchuk in the bottom of the sixth inning and the Green Dragons (11-11) pulled out a first-round win over the Hawks (10-10) to set up a quarterfinal match-up with No. 2 Central on Wednesday.

Reinhold finished 3-for-3 with three doubles, including a two-run double in the bottom of the fourth inning that put Brick ahead, 3-0. John Wade also went 1-for-2 with a double and Nick Hoheb was 2-for-3 with a run scored.

Senior Ethan Gonzales made his first start on the mound for Brick since May 1 and breezed through four scoreless innings while allowing two hits and no walks. Manchester finally got to him in the fifth, with junior Mike Damato ripping a two-run double with two out and the Hawks adding the tying run on an error.

Gonzales went the distance on 100 pitches, allowing two earned runs on six hits and one walk while striking out five.

Logan Duffy went 4 1/3 innings for Manchester in taking the no-decision and Rich Coufal allowed one run in his 1 1/3 innings of relief to swallow the loss. Keith Fallon was 2-for-2, Joe Sclama went 1-for-3 with a double and a run scored during the fifth-inning rally, and Brandon Sogness was 2-for-3 in the loss.


(2) Central 5, (15) Point Boro 3

Chase Pierce delivered a clutch, go-ahead, bases-clearing double with two out in the bottom of the sixth and the Golden Eagles (14-8) rallied past the Panthers (4-13) and into the OCT semifinals next week against No. 7 Brick.

Starting pitcher Shane Sajewicz went 1-for-3 with a triple that led off the sixth inning and Trevor Coltenback was 2-for-3 with two RBI, including an RBI groundout to plate Sajewicz and cut Point Boro's lead to 3-2.

Cam Leiter (1-for-3) reignited the rally with a double and Billy Sottilare and Cristian Soto each drew a two-out walk to load the bases for Pierce, who broke through with his game-winning double on the eighth pitch of his at-bat against Point Boro freshman starter Bryson Kirby (5 2/3 innings, five runs, seven hits, five strikeouts, five walks).

Anthony Musso picked up the win with four scoreless, two-hit innings of relief with two strikeouts and no walks. Evan Agrapides also went 1-for-3 with a double in the win for Central.

Point Boro jumped out to a 3-1 lead with two productive innings at bat to start the game. Kirby helped his cause with a sacrifice fly to score Connor Cilento (1-for-3, two runs) in the top of the first and Tommy Laspina (1-for-3) gave Point Boro a 2-1 lead with an RBI single that scored Carl Divona (1-for-2). Cilento then came home on a wild pitch to stretch the lead to 3-1, which Kirby made stand until Central rallied in the sixth.

Trey Harpootlian, Nick Scelfo and Zach Hill each went 2-for-3 for Point Boro, with Harpootlian adding a double.


(3) Donovan Catholic 10, (14) Southern 0 (5 Innings)

Joe Maier got Donovan Catholic started with a two-run single in the bottom of the first and Joe Payne highlighted a seven-run fifth with a two-run double as the Griffins slammed the Rams to reach the OCT quarterfinals next week against the winner of Friday's scheduled game between No. 11 Toms River North and No. 6 Jackson Liberty.

Southern (5-15)00000XX020
Donovan (15-6)20107XX1060


Taylor Munt (L)42336290
Stephen Stafford0.11003122
Matt Colucci (W)52003360

Top Hitters

Stephen Stafford1-2
Donovan CatholicStats
Anthony Mursko1-1, 3 BB, 2 R
Joe Payne1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Joe Maier2-3, R, 2 RBI
Ryan Butchko1-2, 2 BB, 2 RBI



Regular Season


Long Branch 10, Mater Dei Prep 0 (5 Innings)

Senior Tyler Abbot pitched a five-inning no-hitter with 13 strikeouts and one walk and the Green Wave (3-21) topped the Seraphs (1-15). Abbot also went 3-for-4 with two RBI and Jason LaViola was 2-for-2 with a double, two runs scored and an RBI for Long Branch.


Postponements and Cancellations

Monmouth County Tournament

Round of 16

(13) Ranney at (4) Rumson-Fair Haven – PPD, TBA

Ocean County Tournament

First Round

(16) Pinelands at (1) Jackson Memorial – PPD, Friday, 2 p.m.

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

(11) Toms River North at (6) Jackson Liberty – PPD, Friday, 1 p.m.

(13) Toms River East at (4) Brick Memorial – PPD, Tuesday, 6:30  p.m.

Regular Season

Class A North

Howell at Middletown South – PPD, TBA

Manalapan at Marlboro – PPD, TBA

Class A Central

Raritan at Holmdel – PPD, Wednesday, 3:45 p.m.



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