ATTLEBORO — It took another three innings, and nearly two hours, at Hayward Field Wednesday before the Attleboro High baseball team pocketed a 3-2 victory over King Philip Regional High in a marathon 12-inning Hockomock League game.
Attleboro (5-3) used a Troy VanVliet sacrifice flyb in the bottom of the 12th inning to win its fourth one-run game this season.
The Bombardiers and Warriors (3-4) had stood deadlocked at 2-2 after nine innings Tuesday when the game was suspended.
Senior captain Rob Furtado drew a leadoff walk in the bottom of the 12th inning for AHS, stole second base and advanced on a Sam Larkin single before VanVliet’s game-winning fly ball.
Attleboro used three innings of scoreless relief pitching from senior righthander Eoin Kelleher to subdue KP. Kelleher retired the Warriors in order in the 10th and 12th innings, but got out of a jam in the 11th inning. With Warriors at second and third base with one out, Kelleher notched a strikeout for the second out and induced a groundout to end the threat.
“That was a quality win against a tough team,” AHS coach Steve Dunlea said.
Attleboro hosts Foxboro Thursday, while KP hosts Stoughton.
North Attleboro 5, Milford 3
NORTH ATTLEBORO — Shortstop Shawn Watters helped turn a game-ending double play to erase a Scarlet Hawk threat in the bottom of the seventh to preserve the Hockomock League win for the Rocketeers.
Matt Seavey hurled two strong innings of relief for the Rocketeers. With the potential tying run at third base in the sixth inning, Seavey retired the No. 1 and 2 batters in the Milford order on strikes. After a leadoff walk in the Milford seventh Seavey and Watters ended the rally with the tying run at the plate.
Rocketeer starting pitcher Matt Wanless scattered four hits to go with five strikeouts over five-plus innings.
North Attleboro took the lead at 4-3 in the fifth inning on a bases loaded infield error and added a fifth run in the seventh inning as Jake Palmer belted a leadoff single and scored on a Jared Penta two-out double.
North scored two runs with two outs in the third inning. Palmer (three hits), Brendan McHugh (two hits) and Dennis Colleran (two hits) paced the attack. The Rocketeers visit Franklin Thursday night.
Mansfield 7, Oliver Ames 0
EASTON — John Carney tossed six scoreless innings, allowing four hits for Mansfield, which used a five-run fourth inning to pull away to the Hockomock League win at Frothingham Park.
Mansfield (6-1) belted 14 hits, led by Chris Jenkins’ three hits and an RBI. Nick Dumouchel (double, RBI), Carney and Dan Saraceno each had a pair of hits, while Sam Nugent drove in two runs.
Carney struck out eight batters en route to a victory on the mound, while Matt Scibilia pitched a scoreless seventh inning and added a strikeout to close it out.
The Hornets host Canton Thursday.
Stoughton 8, Foxboro 4
FOXBORO — Senior Anthony Mollica slapped a pair of hits for the Warriors, who scored two runs in the seventh, but ultimately could not overcome a 5-1 deficit after the first four innings in the Hockomock League defeat.
Joe Cavaleri added two hits for the Warriors, who totaled nine as a team. Foxboro also made five errors as the Black Knights tallied three unearned runs.
Foxboro (1-6) travels to Attleboro on Thursday.