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Panthers claw back three times to top Ocean in SCT

Our Manasquan Bank Game of the Week was a thriller in Point Pleasant as Point Boro scored a 10-9 win in 9 innings over Ocean Township to advance to the Shore Conference baseball quarterfinals.  We’ve also got highlights of Middletown South’s dominant effort against Howell and all the second round scores

Point Pleasant Boro 10 Ocean 9 (9 innings)

Bill Feehan’s opposite field base hit to left provided the walk-off dramatics for the Panthers who won their seventh one-run game of the season.  Point Pleasant Boro rallied from four runs down in the 7th inning to draw even at 8 scoring the final three runs with two outs.  Ocean took the lead in the top of the 8th on a Marc Chernin RBI single, but Point Boro answered back with a Mike Falconetti triple and an error that allowed him to score and tie the game at 9.  In the bottom of the 9th, the Panthers put two runners on to set the stage for Feehan’s heroics as he drove in brother Patrick with the game winner.  Brian Olesen was 4-5 with 5 RBI’s and Brian Kochenash scored 5 runs in a losing effort for the Spartans.  Sam Monaco had 3 hits including his 100th career hit for the Panthers, who are now 20-2 on the season.  Point Pleasant Boro advances to the quarterfinals and a matchup with #4 seed RBC in Red Bank on Wednesday.  Watch all the drama and excitement from Friday afternoon in Point Pleasant:

 

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Our final vote for Manasquan Bank Game of the Week was a thriller!  Thanks to everyone who voted for us to come to the Ocean/Point Boro game.  It’s because of you that we were able to provide great highlights from one of the Shore’s most exciting games of the year.  Next week, we’ll pick a post-season game involving a Manasquan Bank area school and provide highlights and post-game interviews.

Middletown South 11 Howell 1 (5 innings)

The Eagles exploded for six runs and eight hits in the first inning including four doubles to run away from the Rebels in the SCT.  Johnny Zega started the first inning outburst with an RBI single and added a two run blast to right center in the second inning to finish with 3 RBI’s.  The Eagles advance to the quarterfinals and will host #10 seed Colts Neck on Wednesday:

 

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Thanks to Tom’s Ford for sponsoring our Middletown South Eagles coverage all year long.  We’ll have more post-season action from both the baseball and softball teams on SSZ because of Tom’s Ford!

Shore Conference Baseball Tournament 

Second Round Scores

(2) Middletown South 11  (15) Howell 1 – 5 innings

(4) Red Bank Catholic 4  (20) Jackson Liberty 1

(5) Point Pleasant Boro 10  (12) Ocean Township 9 – 9 innings

(10) Colts Neck 4  (7) Marlboro 1

Saturday Games

(17) Manalapan at (1) CBA

(14) Freehold Boro at (3) Toms River North

(11) Brick Township at (6) Toms River South

(25) Saint John Vianney at (9) Middletown North – 11 am

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