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St. Anthony's Matthew Costleigh #2 tries to break (Credit: Dan Neri)

St. Anthony's Matthew Costleigh #2 tries to break up a double play by sliding into St. John the Baptist's second baseman Thomas Archer #1 in Game 3 of the CHSAA semifinals. (May 23, 2013)

St. John the Baptist vs. St. Anthony's

St. John the Baptist defeated St. Anthony's, 8-7, Thursday in the final game of the CHSAA baseball semifinals to advance to the final where they'll take on top-seeded St. Dominic in a best-of-three series starting Sunday.

St. John the Baptist's Kyle Collins #6 drives
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St. John the Baptist's Kyle Collins #6 drives in the game-winning run in Game 3 of the CHSAA semifinals against St. Anthony's. (May 23, 2013)

St. John the Baptist's Patrick Lagravinese #24 crosses
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St. John the Baptist's Patrick Lagravinese #24 crosses the plate and scores the game-winning run as teammates rush the field in Game 3 of the CHSAA semifinals against St. Anthony's. (May 23, 2013)

St. Anthony's Brandon Cruz delivers a pitch in
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St. Anthony's Brandon Cruz delivers a pitch in relief in Game 3 of the CHSAA semifinals against St. John the Baptist. (May 23, 2013)

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St. John the Baptist's Christopher Gaffney #38 leads
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St. John the Baptist's Christopher Gaffney #38 leads off the bottom of the seventh inning with a hit in Game 3 of the CHSAA semifinals against St. Anthony's. (May 23, 2013)

St. John the Baptist's Jordan Tenaglia #12 slides
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St. John the Baptist's Jordan Tenaglia #12 slides into St. Anthony's Michael Gentile #1 to force a throwing error in Game 3 of the CHSAA semifinals. (May 23, 2013)

St. John the Baptist's Brian McLaughlin #35 lays
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St. John the Baptist's Brian McLaughlin #35 lays down a bunt in the bottom of the seventh inning in Game 3 of the CHSAA semifinals against St. Anthony's. (May 23, 2013)

St. Anthony's Paul Britt #7 connects for a
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St. Anthony's Paul Britt #7 connects for a hit in Game 3 of the CHSAA semifinals against St. John the Baptist. (May 23, 2013)

St. Anthony's Matthew Costleigh #2 tries to break
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St. Anthony's Matthew Costleigh #2 tries to break up a double play by sliding into St. John the Baptist's second baseman Thomas Archer #1 in Game 3 of the CHSAA semifinals. (May 23, 2013)

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St. Anthony's John Sostarich #22 delivers a knuckleball
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St. Anthony's John Sostarich #22 delivers a knuckleball against St. John the Baptist in Game 3 of the CHSAA semifinals. (May 23, 2013)

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