PATCHOGUE, N.Y. - North Salem's baseball team defeated Southold 2-1 in the Class C regional finals on Saturday at the St. Joseph College Sports Complex.
Connor Mahoney was brilliant on the hill again, tossing the complete game with 12 strikeouts. He scattered six hits, walked two and allowed one earned run.
North Salem took a 1-0 lead in the third inning when Adam Concadoro doubled and scored on an error.
Southold tied the game in the fourth inning but North Salem was able to regain the lead in the top of the seventh when a Concadoro chopper was thrown away and Anthony D'Innocenzo scored the winning run.
The Tigers advance to the state semifinals where they will face Section 5's Avon Friday at 5:30 p.m. at NYSEG Stadium in Binghamton.