Salesian’s storybook season will continue after a 5-3 win over McClancy in the CHSAA ‘AA’ Division tournament at Iona Prep on Sunday.
Brandon Bautista pitched seven innings, giving up one earned run and striking out six batters. Skylar Pichardo went 2-for-3, including a two-run home run in the third inning, while Juny Flores went 3-for-3 with two RBI.
Iona Prep also played, losing to Molloy 6-5 in eight innings. The Gaels rallied from a 5-0 deficit to force extra innings. The loss knocked Iona out of the double-elimination tournament.
The Eagles move on to the best-of-three championship series, which will begin Thursday at 7 p.m. at Fordham University. It will be the first time Salesian has made it to the CHSAA Championship in the AA division.
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