St. Agnes built a five-run lead in the second inning and then held off St. Paul Johnson’s charge for a 5-3 victory Wednesday in the opening round of the section 4AA playoffs.
An early lead helped propel St. Agnes to victory. St. Agnes scored on a double by Max Floeder in the first inning, a single by Darius Lopez in the second inning, and a double by Floeder in the second inning.
Lopez earned the win for St. Agnes. He pitched seven innings, giving up three runs, four hits, striking out nine, and walking one. Doua Thao took the loss for St. Paul Johnson. He threw two innings, surrendering five runs, eight hits, and walking zero.
Moberg led St. Paul Johnson with two hits in three at bats.
St. Agnes will host Columbia Heights this Friday, 4:30 pm at Concordia University.