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Southern Loses to Toms River North in Ocean County Tournament Baseball Championship

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TOMS RIVER - It is never easy to beat the same three times in a season.  It is especially difficult in the game of baseball due to the many variables that are part of the sport.  

Southern has beaten Toms River North on two previous occasions this season by scores of 5-3 and 4-2.  However, they couldn't do it a third time in the championship of the Ocean County Tournament on Thursday night. Toms River North defeated Southern 13-4 at the Ken Frank Baseball Stadium at Toms River South High School. 

This was only the third time in 30 years that Southern has advanced to the Ocean County Tournament final.  This team is having a fine year.  Their current overall record is 14-7.  

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North was led Thursday night by a great left handed pitcher in junior Jared Bellisimo who is going to play baseball at Rutgers University.  Bellisimo pitched six innings allowing five hits, two runs, and striking out seven.

Bellissimo bounced back and got the job after he took the hard loss to the Rams back on April 10.

Toms River North started the ballgame hot with two runs in the top of the first. Toms River was up 6-2 in the fourth inning, they scored three more in the sixth and four in the seventh.

Nolan Watson went 2 for 3 to lead the Rams hitters.  

Southern gets right back into action on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. at Lacey in a second round Shore Conference Tournament matchup.   

Team 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Runs Hits Errors

Toms River North       

 2 13  16 2

Southern

0 0 0 0 2 0 2 4 6 1

 

Toms River North

PLAYER AB R H RBI 2B 3B BB AVG
Jared Bellissimo 5 - 3 1 2 - - .600
Austin Feigin 4 - 2 2 1 - 1 .500
Dylan Feigin 3 - 1 - - - 1 .333
Alex Klalo 3 0 1 - - - 1 .333
Craig Larsen 6 0 3 1 2 - - .500
Brendan Mullins                   2 - - - - - 2 .000
Mike Nyisztor 4 2 2 2 - - 1 .500
Justin Schaff 5 - 3 3 0 1 - .600
Nick Sibilia 3 - 1 - - - 1 .333

Southern

PLAYER AB R H RBI 2B 3B BB AVG
Noah Brown 3 - 2 - - - - .667
Cole Markley 3 1 1 - - - - .333
Marcos Matias 3 1 1 - - - - .333
Zach Oddo 2 1 - - - - - .000
Joey Robertson                    3 - - 1 - - - .000
Vaughn Walker 1 1 1 - 1 - - 1.000
Nolan Watson 4 - 1 2 1 - - .250

Pitching

Toms River North

PLAYER IP H R ER BB K W L ERA PIT
Jared Bellissimo                  6    5   2   - 2 7   1 0 0 95
Brendan Mullins 1 1 2 2 1 - - - 14 26

Southern

PLAYER IP H R ER BB K W L ERA PIT
Zach Fillmore                      2.1  6   3   3 - - 0 1 10 48
Colin Flood 0.1 - - - - - 0 1 0 6
Garret Lange 0.2 3 3 3 4 0 1 105 40
Nick Simone 3.2 7 6 6 4 3 0 1 13.12 70

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