Everything’s coming up Rosa
Celtics player keys title-game win over Crusaders
What he couldn’t do with his arm, Dylan Rosa did to Brother Rice with his bat on Saturday.
Providence Catholic’s starting pitcher didn’t earn a win himself in the Class 4A Lockport Regional final, but he made sure the Celtics pocketed one as a team. Rosa’s two-out homer in the ninth inning broke a 4-all tie and gave Providence the edge it needed to grab a 5-4 triumph.
Reliever Brent Villasenor gained the mound victory, while the Celtics’ No. 1 hurler, Jake Godfrey, registered a save by whiffing two batters in the bottom of the ninth.
“It was a heartbreaker, but that’s part of the game,” Crusaders coach John McCarthy said. “There’s no easy way to go down [this time of year].
“It was a great game, one for the ages. I tip my hat to Providence. The better team [on that day] won.”