St. John’s looked to extend the lead when Natty Cabral sent a ball onto the lacrosse field in left, but the umpires ruled that the ball was caught despite protests from the St. John’s coaches. Noe and Leavitt singled in the fifth and sixth, but Roberts stranded them with some crafty work from the stretch.
“I was a little worried in that first inning with the bases loaded and no outs, but Justin settled in,” said Yanchus. “They had a good pitcher, too. It was a good lefty duel.”
Snyder went 6 1/3 innings, allowing just one hit with three walks, a hit batter and six strikeouts.
Peabody native Austin Batchelor scored MC’s run and played well behind the plate, nailing Tommy Buonopane (1-for-2) as he tried to score on a wild pitch.