Steele bats Shelton past Xavier in Class LL baseball

Anthony Steele hit a home run, a triple, and drove in seven runs when No. 21 seed Shelton defeated No. 12 seed Xavier 13-7 in the first round of the Class LL state baseball tournament.

Connor Jenson struck out five and allowed one earned run.

Shelton (11-8) will visit No. 5 seed FCIAC champion Fairfield Warde (15-3) today at 4.

Warde beat No. 28 seed East Hartford 4-1. Xavier finished 12-6.