Moran bats Cadets into Class M semis

Ryan Moran singled home Matt Batten in the top of the seventh inning to give coach Jim Chaves’ St. Joseph High baseball team a 4-3 Class M state quarterfinal win at North Branford on Saturday.

The 11th-seeded Cadets (18-6) will play 10th-seeded Montville (18-5) in Tuesday’s semifinal game scheduled for 3:30 at Beehive Stadium in New Britain.

Nick Williams went the distance to top the third-seeded T-Birds (19-4).

Moran had a two-run double in St. Joseph’s three-run third inning rally.