FAIRFIELD — St. Joseph took advantage of an added opportunity in the first inning, and then saw its infield play lights out defense on its way to a 6-1 win over Stamford in the FCIAC semifinals at Sacred Heart University’s Pioneer Field on Monday. Coach Jeff Babineau’s top-seeded Cadets are 21-0 on the season. They will play No. 2 Trumbull or No. 6 Fairfield Warde in the finals on Friday at 5 p.m. at SHU. Trumbull (19-1) and Warde (12-5) were rained out Monday and will play on Tuesday at 5 p.m. back at Sacred Heart.
“We were patient at the plate today, which we weren’t the first time we played them (a 5-2 victory),” Babineau said of his rematch with No. 4 seed Stamford (16-5). “Our mantra is always defense first. I think when they put pressure on, our defense made the plays.”