St. Joseph’s teamed up offensively, and Michael Chaves pitched a gem, when the 11th-seeded Cadets advanced to the Class M semifinals with a thorough 14-1 victory over No. 3 Northwestern on Saturday.

Coach Jim Chaves’ Cadets (17-8) will play No. 7 seed Rockville (18-5) in the semifinals on Tuesday at 3:30 at Muzzy Field in Bristol.

Michael Chaves threw a complete game, with five strikeouts. He walked one.

Charlie Pagliarini had three hits, with a home run, double, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Hadyn Gourley three hits included a home run. He scored two runs.

Stephen Paolini had a triple, double, three RBIs and three runs scored.

Noah McDonald had an RBI single for Northwestern (19-4).

The Cadets opened states with shutout victories over No. 22 Grasso Tech (25-0) and No. 6 Granby Memorial (13-0).


  1. JOSEPH 14, NORTHWESTERN 1


St Joseph         2  0  2  3  3  0  4---14   11   0

Northwestern  0  0  0  0  1  0  0---1   4   1

Batteries: (SJ) Michael Chaves (W, 2-2) and Aaron Kirby; (NW) Luke Green(L), Zach West (3), Levi Delaney (5), Bab Reisdorf (7) and Joey Grantmeyer