Watch highlights of the Lancers upset win in Lincroft along with post-game reaction
Joe Rotelli drove in five runs and St. John Vianney piled up six runs in the final two innings to upset CBA 13-9 in the semifinals of the Non-Public “A” South semifinals. The Lancers raced out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never surrendered the lead. The Colts tied the game at two in the second, but St. John Vianney answered with three runs in the third. CBA would get within 7-6, but the Lancers got a clutch two out hit by Chris Morris with the bases loaded in the sixth, followed by a two run double with the bases loaded in the 7th by Chris Loney to make it 11-6. The Lancers added two more runs in the final frame. CBA answered with three in the bottom of the 7th but fell short.
Rotelli was 3-4 with 5 RBI, Loney was 3-4 with 2 RBI and four runs scored. Morris pitched four innings of relief giving up five runs to pick up the win. St. John Vianney opened state tournament play with a 10-0 upset of #1 Bishop Eustace. The #8 seed then topped the 4th seeded Colts. The Lancers go for the Non-Public South “A” title this Tuesday at 4pm against second seeded Gloucester Catholic at Rowan University. CBA plays for the Shore Conference Tournament title on Sunday night against Barnegat at First Energy Park, home of the Lakewood BlueClaws.