Tyler Spencer pitched all five innings and took the win on the mound as fifth-seeded Colts Neck beat 13th-seeded Matawan 12-2 in the quarterfinals of the Central Jersey Tournament, Group 3 at Colts Neck.

Colts Neck (16-7-1) now travels to top-seeded Steinert in the semifinals on Tuesday.

Colts Neck had 14 hits on the day, including three from Brad Salamone and Ryan Tan. Salamone also had two RBIs and scored three runs while Tan had an RBI and two runs. Tom Diffley also scored a single, scored and had two RBIs and Chris Scully went 2 for 4 with three RBIs and a run. Christian Rice also had two hits with a run and an RBI.

Jake Brigandi went 2 for 3 with a double, a run and an RBI for Matawan.

Matawan (11-13-1) hit first for two runs in the top of the first inning, but Colts Neck scored eight home from the frame.

Steinert 12, Neptune 2

Joe Giori hit a two-run homer to propel top-seeded Steinert past eighth-seeded Neptune 12-2 at Hamilton.

Steinert (21-8) will next host fifth-seeded Colts Neck, who won by the same scoreline in their quarterfinal match on Tuesday.

Joey Gmitter, Christian Finacchio, Evan Bresnen and Dylan Pope all had two hits in the win. Giori and Finacchio also scored two points while Finacchio also netted twice. Pope had three points in the game and Bresnen scored twice.

Matt Dzuibek picked up the win by allowing a single earned run on seven hits with five strikeouts.

Ryan Cole and Tyler Persico each had an RBI for Neptune (11-2-1). Quincy Esannason and Persico each scored.

Neptune led 1-0 early in the first, but Steinert came right back with four in the bottom half. He ended the game early in the fifth by scoring two runs in that fifth inning, five in the fourth and one more in the third.

Middletown North 12, Iselin Kennedy 0

Colin Dowlen went 3-for-3 with an RBI and two runs to help 10th-seeded Middletown North defeat 15th-seeded Iselin Kennedy 12-0 in Middletown.

Middletown North (17-10) will travel to sixth-seeded Somerville in the semifinals on Tuesday.

Ryan Frontera and Zachary Hampton both had two hits and three RBIs for the Lions while Andrew Lombardi tripled and drove in a pair of runs. Frontera also scored two goals.

On the mound, Michael Weinbel and Matt Adamson combined for the shutout.

Iselin Kennedy fell to 9-19 with the loss.

Somerville 8, Hamilton West 7

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