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NJSIAA Tournament

Opening Round

South Jersey Non-Public A

(9) St. John Vianney 3, (8) CBA 2

Junior Dylan Galamb drilled a go-ahead two-run home run with two out in the top of the seventh inning and the Lancers rallied to top the Colts and advance to a sectional quarterfinal date with unbeaten and top-seeded Bishop Eustace - the No. 1 team in the state.

Galamb ripped a 1-1 offering over the fence in left field after junior Kyle Pollack drew a one-out walk and CBA senior Henry Escandon recorded the second out of the inning on a foul-out to first base. The home run was the first of Galamb's career.

Senior Thomas Wright came on to pitch the seventh and fired a one-two-three inning on 11 pitches with a pair of strikeouts to nail down the save.

Galamb's home run made a winner of senior left-hander Ryan Sekman, who gave up a lead-off single in the bottom of the sixth and proceeded to strike out the final three batters of the inning to end his 100-pitch outing on a high note while giving his team a morale boost heading into their final turn at-bat.

CBA senior left-fielder Mike Natali denied St. John Vianney two runs in the top of the fourth inning with an all-out diving catch on a ball hit over his head and into the gap in left-centerfield for the final out of the inning. Junior Brady Oswick stung the ball toward the gap with runners on second and third, only to be denied by Natali to keep the game scoreless.

The Colts pushed two across in the bottom half of the fourth on RBI singles by senior catcher Joe Figliolino and junior starting pitcher Colin Reilly.

Vianney answered with a run in the top of the fifth, with Galamb delivering a two-out RBI single to center to cut the CBA lead in half.

Both Reilly and Sekman came out strong on the mound, with Reilly retiring the first 10 batters he faced with five strikeouts before giving up a single to senior John Furch and a double to right by junior Matteo Pasculli on back-to-back at-bats. Sekman, meanwhile, struck out the side in both the second and third innings with only a second-inning error mixed in, giving him seven punchouts in the first three innings.

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SJV (11-5)0000102342
CBA (9-11)0002000250

Pitching

St. John VianneyIPHRERBBSOPC
Ryan Sekman (W)6522311100
Thomas Wright (SV)10000211
CBAIPHRERBBSOPC
Colin Reilly5.131137101
Henry Escandon (L)1.21221134

Top Hitters

St. John VianneyGame Stats
Dylan Galamb2-4, HR, 3 RBI
Kyle Pollack0-1, 2 BB, 2 R
Matteo Pasculli1-3, 2B
CBAGame Stats
Joe Figliolino1-3, RBI
Colin Reilly1-3, RBI
Harrison Campi1-3, R
Gavin Kus1-4, 2B

 

 

Regular Season

Class A North

No. 6 Manalapan 3, No. 4 Middletown South 2 (8 Innings)

Junior Max Graime hit a game-ending RBI single to deep centerfield with the bases loaded in the bottom of the eighth and the Braves (15-6, 9-4) walked off with a win over the Eagles (15-8, 6-7) to salvage a regular-season split with Middletown South.

 

 

Class A Central

Monmouth 7, Shore 5

Sophomore Joe Esposito hit a go-ahead grand slam during a six-run fifth inning and junior Brett Minto also homered to power the Falcons to a win over the Blue Devils.

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Monmouth (9-12, 5-9)00016007111
Shore (6-16, 0-13)1013000572

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Evan Schade3.25523262
Dom Santaniello (W)3.12000335
ShoreIPHRERBBSOPC
Brett Sweeney (L)48771376
Donovan Hughes33000236

Top Hitters

MonmouthGame Stats
Joe Esposito1-4, HR, 4 RBI
Brett Minto2-4, 2B, HR, RBI
ShoreGame Stats
Joe Santi2-4, 2 RBI
Cole Stefanelli3-3, 2 2B, RBI

 

No. 1 Red Bank Catholic 10, Raritan 2

Senior Dan DeFlores went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run and a diving catch in centerfield to spark the Caseys (19-3-1, 11-2-1) to a win over the Rockets (9-9, 7-5) and clinch the Class A Central championship for Red Bank Catholic.

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Raritan (9-9, 7-5)0002000241
RBC (19-3-1, 11-2-1)030133X1091

Pitching

RaritanIPHRERBBSOPC
Kai Kruk (L)23331144
Giancarlo Lamberti1.21114143
Angelo Friend2.15663159
Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Dylan Wanagiel (W, 4-1)52100343
Declan Leary1.22000129
Robert Lamastra0.1000003

Top Hitters

RaritanGame Stats
Ben Hutchins 2-3, RBI
Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Frank Scrivanic2-4, 2B, 3 RBI
Dan DeFlores2-4, HR, 3 RBI
Sean Ettore1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Riley Supp1-1, 2B, 3 BB, RBI
Nico Gonzalez2-2, R

 

 

Class B North

Colts Neck 15, Freehold Boro 1

Tyler Spencer drove in three runs and senior Brendan Whalen earned the complete-game victory as the Cougars routed the Colonials to clinch the Class B North co-championship with Wall.

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Freehold (2-16, 2-12) 01000XX16 1
Colts Neck (17-6, 12-2) 1518XXX15112

Pitching

Freehold BoroIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Terefenko (L, 1-4) 2 5 6 6 4 0 55
Anthony Favorito1 4 8 7 5 157
Aidan Denham0.11 1 1 2 1 16
Aidan Rivera0.2 1 0 0 0 1 9
Colts NeckIPHRERBBSOPC
Brendan Whalen (W, 3-1) 5 6 1 1 2 4108

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroStats
Mike Kleschinsky1-3
Gio Sive2-2, 2B
Chris Casale1-3
Dominic Grenata1-3, 3B, R
Nick Terefenko1-2, RBI
Colts NeckStats
Nick Villani2-4, 3 R, 2B, RBI
Cameron Knipp1-2, R, 2B, RBI
Dave Cohen1-1, R, RBI
Matt Jacobson1-1, 2 RBI
Joe Cilea1-1, 3B, 2 R, 2 RBI
Christian Rice2-3, 2 R, RBI
Ben Goldman2-2, 3 R, RBI
Tyler Spencer1-3, R, 3 RBI

 

Neptune 9, Matawan 8

 

 

Non-Division

No. 8 Wall 4, No. 7 Ocean 1

Senior Max Kaplan went 2-for-4 with a home run and the Crimson Knights (18-5) topped the Spartans (15-8) in a tune-up game between two contenders in the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group III bracket.

Senior Jay Bant went 3-for-4, Nick Lovarco was 2-for-3 with an RBI and seniors Max Harrell and Christian Cosenza each went 1-for-3 with an RBI for Wall.

Senior Jimmy Bertrand worked 4 2/3 innings on 63 pitches to earn the win for the Crimson Knights, with senior Ryan Lasko closing the game out on 22 pitches.

Nick Callano drilled a solo home run and junior Cord Birzin was 2-for-2 with a double to lead Ocean.

 

 

Non-Conference

East Brunswick 2, Brick 1

 

Postponements

NJSIAA Tournament

Opening Round

South Jersey Non-Public B

(9) St. Rose at (8) Timothy Christian - PPD, Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Regular Season

Class A North

No. 10 Middletown North at CBA – PPD, TBA

Class B North

Manasquan at St. John Vianney – PPD, TBA