Ludlowe baseball defeated St. Joe’s 10-2 in the FCIAC quarterfinals.
Ludlowe got on the board in the top of the first when Victor D’Ascenzo stole home as part of a double steal.
Ludlowe scored another run in third on a D’Ascenzo ground out.
St. Joe’s got on the board in the bottom of the third with a bang as Ryan Moran hit a solo home run to cut the Ludlowe lead to 2-1. The Cadets tied the game in the third on a Jake Amoroso RBI single. After 3, Ludlowe and St. Joe’s were tied at 2.
Ludlowe retook the lead in the 4th. Kevin Hickey had a bases loaded 2 RBI double to left to make it 4-2. That was followed up by a Mike Poudrier 2 RBI single to make it 6-2. The Falcons tacked on another in the inning on a Tommy Howell RBI single to make it 7-2 Ludlowe after four innings.
Hickey delivered again in the 5th with a 2 RBI single to make it 9-2.
Ludlowe tacked on one more in the top of the 7th to go up 10-2.
On the mound, Ludlowe got 5 solid innings from Andrew Salveson and 2 shut out innings from Peter Cross to finish the game.
The Falcons will play next on Wednesday in the FCIAC semifinals at Harbor Yard at 7:30 vs Danbury.