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Monmouth County Tournament

Opening Round

(14) Manalapan 13, (19) Freehold Boro 3 (5 Innings)

Junior Cristian Bernardini jumpstarted the Manalapan offense with a two-run triple in the top of the first and added an RBI single and RBI double to lead the Braves to a round-one win over the Colonials. Manalapan will travel to play No. 3 Middletown South on Saturday in the round of 16.

Freehold Boro (3-9)10200XX345
Manalapan (6-6)33502XX1370


Giovanni Sive (L, 0-3)361164895
Anthony Vingelli1.11212021
Danny Burns (W, 1-2)2.22335267
A.J. Tanico1.12001234
Frankie Cassero10000014

Top Hitters

Freehold BoroGame Stats
Mike Kleschinsky1-2, RBI
ManalapanGame Stats
Cristian Bernardini3-4, 2B, 3B, 3 R, 4 RBI
Dylan Reiner1-3, 2 R, RBI
Christian D’Angelo1-1, 3 BB, R, RBI
Max Graime1-4, 2B, 2 RBI
Liam Martin1-3, RBI


(18) Red Bank 10, (15) Shore 2

Red Bank (4-9)10202231080
Shore (7-6)0000101236


Nate Ruth (W, 2-2)511151098
Nick Gandolofo22111226
Cole Stefanelli (L, 2-1))443147100
Donovan Hughes21403149
Rylan Fegan13332044

Top Hitters

Red BankGame Stats
Jackson Hyman1-4, 2 RBI
Cole Armond3-5, 2 2B, 2 RBI
Ryan Robinson2-3, 2B, RBI
ShoreGame Stats
Lucas Rosa1-3, RBI
Gabe Scalise1-1, 2B, RBI



Class A South

Toms River East 10, Brick Memorial 9

Sophomore Ryan Koman highlighted a five-run second with a two-run single and junior Ryan Ushock added a two-run single in the top of the fourth as the Raiders rode some early offense to a win over the Mustangs.

An RBI double by junior Jake Verndon in the top of the fifth proved to be the difference, as Brick Memorial exploded for six runs in the bottom of the fifth to cut its deficit to one run. Sophomore Nico Maribo sparked the six-run inning with a two-run double.

TR East (4-6, 4-6)150220010121
Brick Mem (8-5, 6-4)102060X9122


Brandon Safoschnik (1-2)47556083
Nick Mencor0.11332023
Bobby Sabatino2.24114164
Matt Mancini (L, 2-1)3.29871068
Joe Lydon3.13209237

Top Hitters

Toms River EastGame Stats
Jake Verndon2-3, 2B, 2 R, RBI
Ryan Koman1-3, 2 R, 2 RBI
Josiah Madera2-4, 2B
Ryan Ushock1-4, 3 RBI
Bobby Sabatino1-3, 2 RBI
Brandon Safoschnik2-3, R
Akkash Santiago1-4, R, RBI
Kyle Healy1-4, 2 R
Brick MemorialGame Stats
Jack Flood4-4, 2B, R, RBI
Declan Sheehan2-3, 2 R, RBI
Anthony Martino1-2, 2B, 3 BB, R
Brady Leach1-4, HR, R, RBI
Ryan Mulcahey1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Nico Maribo1-4, 2B, R, 2 RBI
Joe Cordi1-3, R, RBI


Central 5, No. 7 Jackson Memorial 4 (8 Innings)

Senior Billy Sottilaire tied the game with an RBI groundout in the top of the sixth and plated the winning run with a sacrifice fly in the eighth as the Golden Eagles rallied from a 4-0 deficit to upend the Jaguars and stay in the Class A South division title race.

Junior Chase Pierce roped an RBI triple in the sixth to cut the deficit to 4-3 and scored on the Sottilaire groundout.

Central (8-4, 7-3)00002201552
Jackson (7-6, 7-3)00220000463


Tyler Bell6.144575111
Dan Ashton (W)1.22001126
Jackson MemorialIPHRERBBSOPC
Zach McCabe5.15443385
Trevin Rieger (L, 1-1)2.20101236

Top Hitters

CentralGame Stats
Chase Pierce1-3, 3B, R, RBI
Billy Sottilaire1-3, R, 2 RBI
Cristian Soto1-4, 2 RBI
Anthony Musso1-3, R
Jackson MemorialGame Stats
Charlie Meglio1-2, 2B, 2 BB, 2 RBI
J.R. Osmond1-3, RBI
Tommy Kendrick1-4, 2 R
Nick Mellino1-3, R


Toms River South 4, Toms River North 1

Toms River North could not corral a hard ground ball to the right side by senior Aidan Folsom in the top of the seventh and the Indians (6-5, 5-5) pieced together a tiebreaking, three-run rally in their final at-bat to beat the Mariners (6-6, 5-5), sweep the season-series from their rivals, and make a winner out of junior right-hander Chris Hastings.

Senior Gavin Migliori tacked on the fourth run with an RBI single to plate Folsom. Senior Colin Raimann finished 3-for-3 and started the winning rally with a single and junior Mikey Erli kept it going with a single.

Hastings went the distance on the mound, striking out seven, walking two and allowing one unearned run. He closed out the win by striking out the side in the bottom of the seventh.

TR South( 6-5, 5-5)0010003454
TR North (6-6, 5-5)0100000125


Chris Hastings (W, 2-0)72102791
Nate Obeng (L, 2-2)75401591

Top Hitters

Toms River SouthGame Stats
Colin Raimann3-3, 2 R
Gavin Migliori1-4, RBI
Jake Wilber1-3, RBI
Toms River NorthGame Stats
Ryan Baker1-3
Evan Kwortnik1-3, R



Class B Central

Mater Dei Prep 5, Keansburg 3

Senior Anthony Tancredi went 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI and classmate Kole Devaney was 2-for-3 with a double and three RBI to help the Seraphs (6-4, 5-3) rally for four runs in the final two innings for a come-from-behind win over the Titans (3-5, 3-5).

Senior David Corbisiero also went 1-for-3 with an RBI to help Mater Dei pull out the win.

Sophomore Gavin Sansone and junior Brian Burnett combined to cover the seven innings on the mound, with Burnett throwing the final four to pick up the win. Sansone allowed one run on one hit and four walks while striking out seven on 75 pitches. Burnett (61 pitches) gave up two runs on four hits and three walks while striking out four over the final four innings.

Junior Matt Keelen was 2-for-3 with two RBI and senior Andrew Valle finished 1-for-3 with two runs and an RBI to lead the Keansburg lineup. Junior Donny Antenucci took the loss and struck out 10 over 5 1/3 innings and 113 pitches before freshman James Valle came on in relief.

Point Beach 11, Henry Hudson 0 (5 Innings)

Senior Colin Matuschat (2-for-3, two runs, three RBI) crushed a two-run home run in a six-run Point Beach first to jumpstart a Garnet Gulls (9-4, 6-2) win over the Admirals (2-4, 2-3).

Senior Andrew Banick finished 2-for-2 with three runs scored and an RBI double in the top of the first, while sophomore Nate Clayton was 3-for-3 with a double and an RBI for Point Beach. Senior Hunter Roselli was 1-for-3 with a double and two RBI and freshman Bryan Matuschat finished 2-for-3 with a run and an RBI in the win.

Senior Owen West and junior Kyle Kolans combined on a two-hit shutout, with West pitching 2 1/3 no-hit innings with five strikeouts, four walks and 48 pitches. Kolans struck out five, walked one and threw 41 pitches to close out the final 2 2/3 innings.

Sophomore Aiden Winters went 2-for-3 to lead Henry Hudson.


Class B South

Lacey 6, Manchester 3

Senior Matt McClung and junior Carson Gudzak hit back-to-back, run-scoring singles in Lacey's four-run second and the Lions held on to be the Hawks.

Gudzak's second-inning single drove in two runs to make the score 2-0 and McClung added an RBI single in the sixth to extend Lacey's lead to 5-3. Senior Zack Barrett, meanwhile, capped a three-hit game with an RBI single in the top of the seventh.

Lacey (6-6, 6-5)0400011690
Manchester (4-6-1, 3-5-1)0100200352


Jack Srmaty (W, 2-1)4.24334573
Noah Quinn (SV, 1)2.11001235
Frank Kern (L, 1-3)4.25444399
Joe Inkrote2.14221245

Top Hitters

LaceyGame Stats
Matt McClung2-4, 2 RBI
Carson Gudzak2-4, 2 RBI
Zack Barrett3-4, 2 R, RBI
Rylan Messina1-2, 2 R, R
Noah Quinn1-1, 2B
ManchesterGame Stats
Sean McAllister1-2, R, RBI
Nick Johnson1-3, 2B, R
Logan Duffy1-4, 2 RBI


Donovan Catholic 4, Pinelands 0 (10 Innings)

Senior Andrew Bonick delivered a tiebreaking, two-run single in the top of the 10th and classmate Anthony Mursko followed with a two-run double to provide the only offense in a pitchers-duel win for the Griffins over the Wildcats.

Donovan (7-5, 7-3)000000044100
Pinelands (6-5, 5-5)00000000083


Donovan CatholicIPHRERBBSOPC
Jake Marciano5.36001280
Jason Basilicata2.12001346
Kade Kulpinski (W, 1-0)20000323
Stephen DeMilio73001696
Logan Russo (L, 0-1)37443263

Top Hitters

Donovan CatholicGame Stats
Andrew Bonick2-4, R, 2 RBI
Anthony Mursko1-5, 2B, 2 RBI
Matt Mason3-4
Hunter Johnson1-2, 2B, 2 BB
PinelandsGame Stats
T.J. Ross2-4, 2B
Casey Baglivo2-5, 2B
Nate Sofield1-5, 2B


Jackson Liberty 7, Point Boro 0

Pt Boro (4-9-1, 3-6-1)0000000030
Jackson Lib (7-4, 6-3)501010x781


Wyatt Dewysockie (L, 1-2)34664265
Matt Dewitte34110447
Chris Sasso (W, 4-1)730011182

Top Hitters

Point BoroGame Stats
Tommy Laspina2-3, 2B
Jackson LibertyGame Stats
Cristian Garced2-3, 2 R, 3 RBI
Collin Menafra1-3, 2B, 2 RBI
Jack Kanis1-2, 2B, 2 R
Garrett Drew2-4, 2B
Chris Sasso1-4, 2B




Rahway 10, Keyport 0 (6 Innings)


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