Katragadda delivers, Trumbull defeats St. Joe’s in nine

Kevin Katragradda doubled across a run in the top of the ninth when Trumbull edged St. Joseph 6-5.

Kevin Katragradda doubled across a run in the top of the ninth when Trumbull edged St. Joseph 6-5.

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Kevin Katragadda’s RBI double in the top of the ninth inning plated the go-ahead run when Trumbull defeated St. Joseph 6-5 on Monday.

“It was a typical St. Joe’s-Trumbull rivalry baseball game,” Trumbull coach Phil Pacelli said. “It was a kitchen sink kind of a game. We were one out away in the seventh with two outs nobody on, they get a runner to second, and he scored from second on a passed ball that our catcher couldn’t locate. It was a wild game for sure.”

With its eighth straight victory, Trumbull improved to 11-4. It is ranked No. 9 in the GameTimeCT Top 10 Poll. St. Joseph is 8-8.

Jack Ligouri had three hits, drove in three runs, and scored twice for the Eagles, who took a 5-1 lead with three runs in the top of the fourth inning. Dylan Moran hit a solo home run. Ryan Warner had two of Trumbull’s 12 hits.

“We had some nice swings, but I thought (Matt) Tabet pitched a great game with a good mix,” Pacelli said. “St. Joes showed a lot of fight coming back from a 5-1 deficit. We were able to hold them off and come out of there with the win.”

The Cadets scored one run in the fourth, two in the fifth, and pulled even in the seventh.

Tabet led their 11-hit attack with three hits. Mike Fiatarone had two hits, including a triple.

Tabet pitched into the eighth inning.

Logan Huzi came on in relief for Trumbull in the seventh and got his second win.

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