The Staples varsity baseball team shutout Cheshire 3-0 tonight in the CIAC Class LL semifinals to advance to the finals.
Senior Chad Knight struck out 10 and gave up three hits in the complete-game victory at Waterbury’s Municipal Stadium. He also hit a solo home run.
Staples will face Southington in the championship game Saturday at noon at Palmer Field in Middletown.
Knight is part of the team that went to the Little League World Series in 2013. During the series, he batted .409 with three home runs and 11 RBIs and pitched to a 3.07 ERA.