The DeSales High School baseball team moved another step closer to repeating as Division II state champion by beating Cincinnati Wyoming 3-0 in a regional final May 25 at the University of Dayton.

The DeSales High School baseball team moved another step closer to repeating as Division II state champion by beating Cincinnati Wyoming 3-0 in a regional final May 25 at the University of Dayton.

The Stallions improved to 24-6 and advanced to play Mentor Lake Catholic in a state semifinal at 1 p.m. May 31 at Huntington Park. The state final will be played at 10 a.m. June 2 at Huntington Park.

The Stallions rode the arm of T.J. Alas, who pitched a complete game, allowing five hits and two walks with four strikeouts.

"T.J. pitched extremely well and we played great defense behind him," coach Tom Neubert said. "He kept us off the field and in the dugout a lot. The kids have pretty big confidence when he's on the mound."

Dominic Delmonte walked and scored on a single by Chris Kurek in the third inning and then supplied a two-out, two-run single to center in the fourth.

The Stallions had five hits and no errors.

"Dominic Delmonte had a good day," Neubert said. "But overall, we were a little sluggish at the plate. It was a well-played game and T.J. did a nice job of locating his fastball and throwing his breaking ball and change-up for strikes. He really kept them off balance."