Varsity Baseball beats undefeated St Joes by the Sea

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    CHSAA baseball roundup: Stepinac sinks Sea

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    And then there was one.

    St. Joseph by the Sea blew a three-run lead after four innings to fall to Archbishop Stepinac, 5-4, Thursday afternoon in Huguenot for the Vikings' first loss of the season. That leaves Xaverian, No. 1 in The Post’s New York City baseball rankings, as the lone undefeated team remaining in the CHSAA.

    Leading 4-1 and with ace Nick Pavia cruising through five innings, it appeared the Vikings were well on their way to a seventh league win of the year.

    But the Wagner-bound senior righthander, who struck out 10 and allowed just one hit through five, was tagged for four runs in the sixth, including an inside-the-park home run by Steve DePompeis.

    Sea (7-1), which scored solo runs in the first two innings and tacked on a pair of runs in the fourth on Joe Stabach’s RBI single and a throwing error, loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning. But reliever Donte Signore struck out Nick Galli to seal the win for the surging Crusaders (6-2), which crushed Fordham Prep, 7-1, Wednesday.