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Shore Conference Tournament - Bracket

Semifinals

(3) Red Bank Catholic 5, (2) Manalapan 2 (8 Innings)

Junior Nico Gonzalez came through with a go-ahead RBI single in the top of the eighth inning and senior Shane Panzini picked up the win with two hitless innings of relief as the Caseys fought their way past the Braves and into the SCT final for the second time in three years and second straight tournament.

Alex Stanyek led off the top of the eighth with a pop fly that dropped between three Manalapan players and moved to second on a sacrifice bunt by freshman Sean Griggs. Gonzalez then came up and lined a 0-1 offering from Manalapan reliever Nick DiMaggio to left field to chase home Stanyek with the go-ahead run.

Manalapan added two more in the inning when Shane Andrus singled to put an additional runner on and senior Anthony Borriello slashed a two-run double that appeared to pass the first-base bag in foul territory, but was ruled fair.

The additional runs driven in by Borriello turned out not to mean much. Panzini walked the second batter of the bottom of the eighth, but fanned the next two to strike out the side and seal the win.

Panzini struck out five of the seven batters he faced in his first relief appearance of the season. The senior right-hander threw 81 pitches in a win over Wall on Saturday and was eligible to throw 69 if needed on Wednesday. With two days between the semifinal and Saturday's championship game, Panzini will be eligible to pitch a full 110 pitches.

Panzini and Stanyek combined for five no-hit innings in relief of starter Dylan Wanagiel, who faced the first two batters of the bottom of the fourth inning before Stanyek relieved him with runners on the corners. Max Graime greeted Stanyek by hitting a hard ground ball off the pitcher, which gave time for senior Anthony Mauro to score from third to put Manalapan ahead, 2-1.

Manalapan starter Tyler Kane gave Red Bank Catholic problems scoring, but the Caseys worked his pitch count to 109 by the end of the sixth and the Braves went to the bullpen. Borriello hit a one-out single through the left side to start the tying rally and sophomore Frank Scrivanic followed with a single to center field, with Borriello taking third on a fielding error in center.

Junior Matt Scrivanic tied the game with a one-hop shot that Mauro fielded at shortstop and got to Chris Marzo at second base. Marzo could not make a clean enough exchange to throw to first and Borriello scored the tying run on the play.

Manalapan limited the damage when Panzini singled and sophomore left fielder Cristian Bernardini threw out Scrivanic at the plate, with senior third baseman Tom Guidice cutting the ball off and firing it to senior catcher Anthony Matteis for the tag.

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RBC (17-3)000100135103
Manalapan (14-5)00110000241

Pitching

Red Bank CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Dylan Wanagiel34212049
Alex Stanyek30001639
Shane Panzini (W)20001532
ManalapanIPHRERBBSOPC
Tyler Kane641139109
Nick DiMaggio (L)1.15440130
Sebastian Czajkowski0.21000112

Top Hitters

Red Bank CatholicGame Stats
Anthony Borriello3-5, 2B, R, 2 RBI, SB
Shane Panzini2-3, 2B
Nico Gonzalez1-4, R, RBI
Matt Scrivanic1-3, R, RBI
Sean Griggs1-3, RBI
Alex Stanyek2-4, R
ManalapanGame Stats
Joe Mazza1-2, R
Anthony Mauro1-4, R
Anthony Matteis1-3
Chris Marzo1-4

 

 

Class A North

CBA 15, Long Branch 0 (5 Innings)

Gavin Kus went 3-for-4 with two home runs, a double and seven RBI to highlight a Colts (8-10, 5-7) rout of the Green Wave (2-19, 0-12).

Winning pitcher Joe Marini also belted a solo home run while tossing three scoreless innings with five strikeouts, one walk and two hits allowed.

Harrison Campi was 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI and Alexey Stout went 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI for CBA.

No. 7 Freehold Twp. 12, No. 9 Middletown North 4

Zach Gorman pitched five solid innings and went 3-for-3 with three runs, two RBI and three stolen bases on offense as the Patriots (13-7, 11-3) topped the Lions (10-7, 6-6) to clinch a share of the division championship for the first time since 2006.

Freehold Township - which has completed its division schedule - can clinch the outright division title on its own with one more divisional loss by Manalapan, which still has three division games remaining.

Freshman Ryan Costello helped Freehold Township pull away by going 2-for-4 with a double and three RBI and junior Ryan Keegan was 3-for-5 with two runs and three stolen bases.

Senior Chris Corchado added an RBI triple and senior Nick Kolozsvary went 2-for-4 with two runs and two stolen bases for Freehold Township.

 

 

Class A Central

No. 5 Ocean 9, Monmouth 7

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Monmouth (7-12, 3-9)2021020761
Ocean (14-6, 10-3) 141030x9147

Pitching

MonmouthIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach Lopes (L)26550250
Dominick Santaniello37431248
James Kelly1100008
OceanIPHRERBBSOPC
Perrotto (W, 4-0)5.256347109
Riley Morrow0011209
Colin Latzsch0100109
Matt King (SV) 1.10000 3 17

Top Hitters

Monmouth Stats
Christian Zito2-2, 2 BB, 3 R, RBI
Joe Esposito2-3, 3 RBI
OceanStats
Nick Callano2-4, HR, RBI
Kevin Novobilsky2-4, 2 2B, RBI
Nick Vaughn2-4
Zach Robinson2-3, 2B, R, RBI
Riley Morrow2-3, 3B, 2 RBI
Shane Garrett1-2, 3B, 2 R

 

Holmdel 10, St. Rose 0

Max Woodward pitched a two-hitter with six strikeouts and one walk and the Hornets (10-10, 7-5) exploded for all 10 of their runs in the bottom of the fifth to close out a win over the Purple Roses (4-15, 3-10).

Andrew Woodward went 2-for-4 with a triple and four RBI, Louie Curcio was 2-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI and James Vallillo went 2-for-3 with two RBI to lead Holmdel, which did not have a hit against St. Rose pitching through the first four innings.

Senior Tom Turnbach, who underwent Tommy John Surgery last spring, made his first start of the season and pitched 2 1/3 no-hit innings for St. Rose with two strikeouts and one walk.

 

 

Class B North

Colts Neck 11, Neptune 2

Junior Joe Cilea was 1-for-2 with a three-run double and classmate Collin Kratzer finished 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI to lead the Cougars (14-6, 10-2) to a win over the Scarlet Fliers (8-11, 5-7).

Tim Spencer and Dave Cohen each went 1-for-3 with a run and an RBI and Brad Salamone was 1-for-4 with a run and an RBI.

Anthony Gubitosi allowed a pair of runs on two hits and seven walks while striking out 10 to pick up the win for Colts Neck.

Brian Young was 1-for-3 with a triple and two runs scored and Tyler Persico went 1-for-4 with an RBI to lead Neptune.

No. 10 Wall 27, Freehold Boro 12

Jerry Winchester, Max Harrelll and Nick Colbert combined to drive in 14 runs as the Crimson Knights (16-5, 11-2) went off for 18 runs in the first three innings to bury the Colonials (2-14, 2-10).

Winchester finished 2-for-3 with a double and five RBI, Harrell was 2-for-5 with a triple and five RBI, and Colbert came off the bench to go 3-for-4 with a triple and four RBI.

Ryan Legere and Matt Johnson each went 1-for-2 with three RBI, with Legere hitting a double and Johnson smashing a home run.

Wall also got doubles from Matt Vita and Jackson Coan and triples from Gabe Cavazzoni (2-for-4, four runs) and Andrew Fischer.

Nick Terefenko went 2-for-3 with a double, three runs and three RBI to lead Freehold Boro, which scored nine runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to cut an 18-2 deficit to 18-11. Connor Quinn, Mike Kleschinsky and Dominic Grenata each went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in the loss, with Grenata driving in two runs, Quinn hitting a double, and both Quinn and Kleschinsky driving in one run.

Manasquan 9, Matawan 0

Sophomore Cullen Condon struck out 16 in a one-hit shutout to lead the Warriors (6-12, 5-7) to a win over the Huskies (7-10, 4-8). Condon also went 2-for-3 with a double, triple and two RBI to complete his career day.

Sophomore Brett Patten went 2-for-4 with two triples and an RBI and junior Ryan Deegan was 2-for-2 with two RBI for Manasquan.

St. John Vianney 5, Red Bank 4

Thomas Wright stranded the go-ahead runs to end a Red Bank rally in the top of the seventh and finish off a six-hitter with 11 strikeouts as the Lancers (9-5, 8-4) held off the Bucs (8-13, 4-9).

In the top of the seventh, Gus Dal Pra worked a bases-loaded walk to cut St. John Vianney's lead to 5-2 and Andrew Glauber followed with a two-run single to chop the deficit to 5-4. Wright finished off the Vianney win with his 11th strikeout.

St. John Vianney struck for all five of its runs in the bottom of the fourth. Brady Oswick tied the game at 1-1 with an RBI double and RBI singles by Dan Afflito, Kyle Pollack and Nick Farraioli helped the Lancers go up, 5-1.

Oswick finished 3-for-3 and Afflito was 2-for-3 to lead St. John Vianney. Del Pra also finished 2-for-3 and drove in the first Red Bank run, while Sean O'Mara was 1-for-3 with two runs scored.

 

 

Class B Central

Ranney 11, Mater Dei Prep 0

Greyson Testino, Jack Renaud and Marcello Mastroianni combined on a one-hitter and the Panthers (15-4, 10-0) blanked the Seraphs (1-13, 1-9) to complete a perfect season within Class B Central.

 

 

Class B South

Barnegat 14, Pinelands 4 (6 Innings)

Senior Nick Danbrowney took over the game on the mound (12 strikeouts, complete game) and at the plate (two home runs) and led the Bengals past the Wildcats and to a share of the Class B South division championship.

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Pinelands (1-14, 0-12)003001X441
Barnegat (12-7, 9-3)310532X14141

Pitching

PinelandsIPHRERBBSOPC
Michael Schaffer (L)3.17994272
Alex Ulrich1.24332136
Anthony Weedo0.13210016
BarnegatIPHRERBBSOPC
Nick Danbrowney (W)654421288

Top Hitters

PinelandsGame Stats
Rian O’Rourke1-3, R, RBI
Casey Baglivo1-2, 2 R
BarnegatGame Stats
Nick Danbrowney3-4, 2 HR, 5 R, 3 RBI
Jared Shworn3-3, 4 R, 3 RBI
Kyle Moore3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Rafael Dominguez2-4, 2B, RBI
Kris Pollack1-4, 2 RBI

 

Jackson Liberty 6, Lacey 5

Freshman Brett Benecke hit a game-winning sacrifice fly in the bottom of the seventh inning and the Lions (10-7, 9-3) walked-off with a win over the Lacey (10-8, 7-5) and a share of the Class B South champions - Jackson Liberty's third straight season with a division championship.

Dan Keenan was 2-for-4 with a double and a RBI and scored the winning run after leading off the seventh with a single. Carl Barth and Garrett Drew followed by reaching on sacrifice bunt attempts to set the stage for Benecke with none out.

Barth finished 3-for-4 with an RBI, Jake Hickman was 2-for-4 with two runs, R.J. Vashy went 1-for-3 with an RBI and Chris Sasso finished 2-for-2.

Keenan also picked up the win in relief, striking out eight over 3 2/3 innings. He allowed two runs on three hits and three walks after taking over for starter Ethan Bloomfield.

Matt Kaliske went 2-for-3 with a double and a solo home run in the top of the fifth that cut Jackson Liberty's lead to 5-4. Josh Fracasso tied the game in the top of the sixth with an RBI single that scored Donnie Kirk, who finished 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI.

Lacey starter Nick Zarycki lasted 4 innings and Mike Todaro took the loss in relief.

 

 

Non-Division

Point Boro 5, Shore 2

Sophomore Eric Anilonis pitched into the sixth inning and allowed two earned runs to earn his first win and the Panthers (4-12) upended the Blue Devils (6-14). Freshman Ryan Acquisto was 2-for-2 with a double and two runs and Trey Harpootlian went 2-for-3 with a double to lead Point Boro's offense.

 

 

Postponements and Cancellations

Shore Conference Tournament Semifinal

(8) Rumson-Fair Haven at (5) Middletown South - PPD, Thursday, 2 p.m.

Regular Season

No. 3 Manalapan at Marlboro – PPD, TBA

Steinert at No. 1 Jackson Memorial – Canceled