Monmouth Regional soars into semifinals

Monmouth Regional soars into semifinals


Monmouth Regional soars into semifinals


Apparently, the Monmouth Regional baseball team is looking to make some noise during the NJSIAA Central Jersey Group II tournament.

The eighth-seeded Falcons (15-9) used a four-run fourth inning to extend a one-run lead into a 5-0 lead on Friday, then added a run in the top of the seventh as they went on the road to Bordentown, played through the rain and cold and stunned the top-seeded Scotties, 6-2, in a quarterfinal contest.

Monmouth will play in Tuesday’s semifinals against either fourth-seeded Robbinsville or fifth-seeded A.L. Johnson.

“I’m definitely proud of our team,” said head coach Ted Jarmusz. “We don’t recognize seeds once we get out there on the field. We just play whoever shows up.”

After Tom Broyles doubled in Zach Defino for a 1-0 lead in the top of the first, the Falcons piled on four more runs a few innings later. Jeff Farrah doubled and Matt Vincenti walked before Rich Burner slugged a three-run homer to left-center. Brian Quinn then singled and pinch-runner Corey Shevlin stole second, and Broyles singled to right-center to bring in Shevlin for a 5-0 advantage.

Meanwhile, Quinn cruised along on the mound, allowing four hits and four walks while striking out six for the complete-game victory.


BRICK MEMORIAL 10, BRICK 1: Junior righty Anthony Assante went 5 23 innings, allowing three hits and five walks while fanning three to earn the victory on the hill, while Kyle Cala went 3-for-4 with a two-run double during a six-run seventh and stole a base, and the 14th-seeded Mustangs (14-12) rolled past the sixth-seeded Green Dragons (13-11) in a South Group IV clash. Brick Memorial will play either second-seeded Jackson Memorial or seventh-seeded Steinert in Tuesday’s semifinals.

Kyle Skoog went 2-for-3 with two runs scored, a pair of walks and an RBI, Matt Cuppari also went 2-for-3 with a run scored, a walk and an RBI, and Brian Cottrell swatted an RBI single and drew a walk to lead the Memorial offense. For Brick, Tyler Wicker went 2-for-2 with a walk, while teammate John Fuino drew a walk and whacked an RBI single in the seventh to bring in his team’s only run.

EASTERN 7, TR NORTH 3: Quintin Garvin, who went 2-for-4, swatted an RBI single to bring in Jordan Silvestri in the top of the third, then reached on an error to score courtesy runner Bobby Sefick and Carmen Sclafani in the seventh, but the Vikings (24-3) were too much for the Mariners (18-7) in South Group IV. Steve Slagmolen took the loss on the hill, going 4 23 innings while allowing nine hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

IMMACULATA 5, SJ VIANNEY 4: Joe Rotelli scored Drew Fisher with an RBI double in the first before Andrew Lewnes singled, stole second and third, and scored on a sacrifice fly to right by Steve Callari, and Rotelli drilled a two-run homer to right after Lewnes tripled to right-center in the fifth, but the Lancers (16-9) fell short against the Spartans (13-11) in the first round of the Non-Public South A sectional.


MOORESTOWN 18, TOMS RIVER SOUTH 2: The No. 4 Indians (16-3) fell to the top-seeded Quakers (21-0) in a Group III semifinal game. Victoria Alvarez and Mackenzie Pepper each scored a goal for the Indians, and Mariam Ahmed recorded 11 saves in net.

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