St. Joseph defeated host Suffield High, 8-2, in a Class M first-round state tournament game on Tuesday.

Al Paolozzi (3-3) pitched a two-hitter and struck out seven for the 20th-seeded Cadets (13-8).

Jimmy Evans had four hits, including three doubles, and drove in three runs as 13th-seeded Suffield dropped to 13-8.

Neil Velasquez had four hits and two RBIs for the Cadets, who scored four runs in the third inning to take a 4-2 lead.

Dave Capela had two hits and two RBIs.

St. Joseph will play at fourth-seeded Haddam-Killingworth (17-4) at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.