Mater Dei’s Emily Boman drove in three runs, including a two-run double in the third inning with two outs and an RBI single in the fifth, as the Seraphs edged the Mustangs 5-4 in the White Division semifinals of the Monmouth County Tournament in softball Friday.
The Seraphs’ Audrianna Miller finished 2-for-2 on the afternoon with a double and an RBI while teammate Jackie Nash struck out two and scattered nine hits in a complete-game effort for the Seraphs (19-2).
Marlboro freshman catcher Bonnie Picone finished 2-for-4 with a pair of doubles while driving in one run and scoring another for the Mustangs (11-13).
FREEHOLD TOWNSHIP 6, MONMOUTH 0: Kerri Sinker went 3-for-4 with three RBI as she helped the Patriots (16-5) win their white division semifinal. Sinker had a two-run home run in the first and an RBI-single in the fifth. Victoria Saporito went 3-for-4 with a run scored. Amanda Freyer went 2-for-4 with two RBI as she had an RBI-single in the fifth and a solo home run in the seventh. Jordyn White struck out six and walked three while allowing three hits.
IN SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT FIRST-ROUND ACTION
RARITAN 10, KEYPORT 0: Lindsey Carver fronted Raritan’s offensive assualt finishing 3-for-3 with four RBI, inlcuding a run-scoring double in the fifth inning, as the Rockets (17-8) flew past the Red Raiders (8-11). Teammate Emily Schaffer followed going 2-for-4 outing with a double and a run scored. The junior also picked up the win, improving her record to 13-6 after allowing two hits, striking out three, and walking no one in four innings of work.
RED BANK 2, PINELANDS 0: After a leadoff triple in the first inning, Red Bank senior Morgan Schroll scored on ground out by Kaylee Hartman before driving the only other run of the game with a fifth inning infield single as the 22nd-seeded Bucs (13-8) moved past the No. 11 Wildcats (20-6).
Red Bank sophomore Katie Serkus improved her season record to 13-8, striking out five, relenquishing only one hit, and walking two in six innings of work. Serkus’ counterpart, Naomi Stas, also went the distance, striking out seven, allowing three hits, and no walks.
MONMOUTH COUNTY TOURNAMENT
WALL 7, CBA 5: Wall’s Luke Malone gutted out nine innings of work, striking out seven, scattering five hits, and allowing two earned runs to improve his record to 7-2 on the year as the Knights (18-3) went on the road and earned a victory over the Colts (16-4) in this Monmouth County Tournament semifinal.
Knights outfielder Tim Willey got the big hit, unknotting a 5-5 tie in the top of the ninth. With the bases loaded, a full count, and two outs, the junior pounded a ball off home plate and, with the runners moving on the pitch, plated a pair making the score 7-5. The baltimore chop was his only basehit of the game.
CBA’s Joe Dudek tied the game at five in the bottom of the sixth inning with a solo homerun. Colts short stop Anthony Critelli was 2-for-4 on the afternoon with an RBI of his own.
With this victory, Wall moves on to play Red Bank Catholic in the Monmouth County Final at First Energy Park in Lakewood on Tuesday night.
SHORE CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT
TR NORTH 5, CENTRAL 3: Toms River North’s Jordan Silvestri went 3-for-3 with a pair of RBI as the Mariners (16-5) moved past the Golden Eagles (11-9) in this Shore Conference Tournament round of 16 matchup. Toms River’s Steve Slagmolen improved his record to 4-1 on the year and in doing so, the Mariners are now set to face off against the winner of Saturday’s meeting between Monmouth and Toms River South.
IN NJSIAA TOURNAMENT FIRST-ROUND GAMES
OAKCREST 10, RED BANK 8: Senior midfielder Nick Caruso scored three goals and added one assist for the 11th-seeded Bucs (8-11) in their loss to the No. 6 Falcons (14-3) in South Group II.
Junior attack Jake Smolokoff added two goals. Oakcrest snapped a 6-6 third-quarter tie with four goals in the fourth session. Four players scored for the Falcons in the final quarter.
Caruso netted two first-half goals as the Bucs sped to a 4-3 lead. Senior attack Chris Manning scored one goal and handed out two assists for the Bucs.
WEST WINDSOR-SOUTH 13, TR EAST 3: The No. 12 Raiders’ season ended at 6-10 with a loss to the No. 5 Pirates (12-5) in South Group III.
Scoring goals for East were Nolan Gottshall, Nick Lorenca and Pete Cagno. The latter added an assist.
MANASQUAN 13, BARNEGAT 6: Joe Murphy had three of his five goals in the first half and J.D. Kuper added four goals as the No. 7 seed Warriors (11-7) defeated the No. 10 seed Bengals (11-8) in a South Jersey Group I game.
Barnegat’s Ethan Tonnesen had two goals and one assist, J.J. McKenna had two goals and Nick Anderson had one goal and two assists.
FREEHOLD TWP. 10, CHERRY HILL EAST 7: Freehold Township’s Dan Bloodgood accounted for half of his team’s goals, leading all scorers with five, while teammate Stephen O’Brien followed up with his four of his own, and Brandon Nunez netted the program’s final marker as the third-seeded Patriots (15-2) powered past the Cougars in this South Group IV first round matchup. Nunez also dealt out a pair of assists.
WALL 14, OCEAN CITY 5: Wall’s Kyle McDonough led all scorers with six goals while teammate Kyle Critchlow added four and Bruno Setteducati two more as the seventh-seeded Knights (11-4) rode past the No. 10 Red Raiders in this South Group III first round matchup.
Central Regional’s Christian Bearden’s name was incorrect in Friday’s Asbury Park Press. The Asbury Park Press apologizes for the error. Red Bank Regional pitcher Joe Jacques record was listed incorrectly in the linescore of the Bucs’ game against Mater Dei Thursday in Friday’s Asbury Park Press. His record is 5-2. The Asbury Park Press apologizes for the error.