Lou Carafiellos two- run single in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday completed a come-from-behind victory for Briarcliff as the Bears defeated Valhalla for the Section 1 Class B championship. The game was played at Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill.
The top-seeded Bears trailed 5-1 in the sixth inning before scoring four times to tie the No. 2 seed Vikings. The Valhalla Vikings had mounted a miraculous comeback of its own in Tuesdays 6-5 victory over Hastings in the semifinals.
Briarcliff, now 18-4,advances to the New York State Public Schools regional round next week.
Spencer Kulan drove in two runs for the Bears and teammate Ryan Huegel had two hits, one a home run.
Mark DeMilio had three hits for the Vikings, who were won the 2010 Section 1 Class C title but moved up to Class B this season. Valhalla finished the season with a record of 17-5.
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