Today’s game is listed below.
#5 Foxboro, 14 @ #4 Bishop Stang, 8 – Final – Foxboro belted out six triples to build a double digit lead early and held on to knock off #4 Bishop Stang and advance to the Division 3 Final Four. Sean O’Leary had three hits on the day, including a pair of triples, the first to score Ryan LeClair for the opening run of the game in the top of the first and the second to clear the bases for three runs that extended Foxboro’s lead to 13-5 just an inning after Stang had a four-run inning. Holding a 1-0 lead after an inning, the Warriors wasted little time building the lead with five more runs in the second and four in the third to stake a 10-0 lead. In the second, Tom Marcucella (single), Kenny Mello (hit by pitch), and Mike Marcucella (single) loaded the bases and then all scored on a triple from Jack Watts. After O’Leary was intentionally walked to put runners at the corners, Louis Carangelo made the Spartans pay with a two-run triple and a 6-0 lead. Mello smacked a one-run triple in the third and then scored on a single from Mike Marcucella. A triple from Ryan LeClair scored pinch runner Shane Henri, and O’Leary added his second RBI of the day with a single to push the lead to 10-0. Stang got on the board in the bottom half and scored four more in the fourth to make it 10-5 before O’Leary’s big triple extended the lead back to eight, and a bases-loaded walk to Liam Mulkern made it 14-5. Tom Marcucella pitched well in relief, allowing just one run on one hit and two walks, striking out one in three innings of work. Foxboro will take on #1 Austin Prep in the D3 Final Four on a date and time to be announced.