With any other hitter, you’d classify a game-winning two-run homer as being being dramatic. When the ball was smashed over the left field fence by Neil O’Connor, however, it almost seemed ordinary or bound to happen. O’Connor, a Leominster senior, just about cemented his legacy as his school’s best-ever all- around athlete when he roped a homer in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift the Blue Devils to a 2-1 win over St. John’s in a Central Mass. Division 1 semifinal Wednesday night at Tivnan Field. Leominster, the top seed, improved to 18-4 while avenging a regular-season loss to the Pioneers, and will meet the winner of tonight’s St. Peter-Marian-Doherty High game in the championship game here Sunday. St. John’s the No. 4 seed, finished 16-8.
Leominster 2, St. John’s (Shrewsbury) 1
Wednesday, Jun. 4, 2014, at Leominster
Updated: Wednesday, June 4, 2014, 10:23 p.m.