Bristol Eastern wasn't the only local baseball team to earn a berth in the state semifinals.
Wolcott and St. Paul will be there as well in Class M and Class S.
The No. 8 Eagles took down top seed Waterford 5-1 on Saturday afternoon at Waterford High School. Steve Urbanski homered, drove in two runs and scored another while Matt Warren added two hits, including a home run, and a RBI. Eric Gillotti also drove in two runs. On the mound, Ike Negretti worked seven brilliant innings, needing only 65 pitches (51 strikes) to do so. Negretti gave up a single run on three hits, struck out seven, and walked none.
Wolcott will play No. 4 Haddam-Killingworth on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at Sage Park in Berlin.
As for St. Paul, the No. 4 seed scored twice in the bottom of the sixth inning, then held on for a 6-5 win over No. 12 Portland on Saturday afternoon at St. Paul Catholic High School. Tom Houle scored on an error for a 5-4 lead in the sixth, then a Zach Parent sacrifice fly brought in Mike Dombrowksi for a 6-4 advantage. Portland whacked a solo homer off of Wes Lahey in the top of the seventh, but he was able to shut the door from there and secure the win. Parent and Andrew Owsianko had one RBI apiece. Ben Mazzone went a perfect 3-for-3 with a run scored while Dombrowski was 2-for-3 with a run scored. The Falcons were able to take advantage of three Highlander errors.
St. Paul plays No. 24 Old Lyme on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Beehive Field in New Britain.