COLUMN: HOMETEAM HIGH SCHOOL ROUNDUP
Auburn 6, Millbury 5: Mike Vaitkunis (3 for 5, two runs, two RBIs) hit a solo homer to lead off the 11th inning and earned the win with five innings of relief for the sixth-ranked Rockets (11-1, 7-1 SWCL).
Visiting Auburn led, 4-1, but Mike Valastro's three-run homer in the sixth tied it for the Woolies (5-3, 5-3).
Assabet 9, Nashoba Tech 1: Matt Rucho hit a two-run double and Jake Yanchewski was 2 for 3 and scored twice to spark the host Aztecs (3-4, 2-2 Colonial Athletic) over the Vikings (2-7, 0-2).
Ayer-Shirley 12, AMSA 2: Tyler Lawton had three hits and five RBIs, and Luke Snyder doubled and tripled for the visiting Panthers (2-7).
Mike Bonk had three hits for the Eagles (3-4).
Bancroft 12, Providence Country Day 9: Peter Bovenzi led the way for the Bulldogs (5-3), going 4 for 5 with two doubles, four RBIs and three runs. Bovenzi had a bases-clearing double in the top of the fifth and then came on to strike out nine batters in three innings of relief.
Aditya Dharampuriya went 1 for 2 with a double and three runs. The Knights fell to 7-1.
Blackstone-Millville 7, Sutton 3: Tim McLaughlin hit a two-run single as part of a five-run second inning and Matt Nordquist added another in the seventh for the visiting Chargers (4-5, 3-2 DVC).
Ryan Stacy had a two-run triple for the Sammies (5-4, 1-4), while starting pitcher Dylan Jepsen had a run-scoring double and Tim Gaetani singled twice.
Burncoat 12, North 1: Quinn Moynihan went 4 for 5 with two RBIs and T.J. Camoreyt was 3 for 3 to lead the second-ranked Patriots (9-1, 2-0 Inter-High) at Tivnan Field.
Tom Edwards was 2 for 2 for the Polar Bears (2-12, 1-3).
Hudson 3, Groton-Dunstable 2: Zack Graham doubled and scored from third on a misplayed throw to the plate in the sixth to win it for visiting Hawks (8-5, 2-2 Mid-Wach B).
Pat Cadden struck out three while recording the victory. Ryan Vultaggio was 3 for 3 and drove in both runs for the Crusaders (4-6, 0-4).
Leicester 4, Bartlett 2: Nick Wilson went 3 for 3 and two RBIs and Ryan Petrone (1-3) knocked in the other two runs for the host Wolverines (4-6, 2-6 SWCL).
Evan Anderson scattered four hits and went 2 for 3 for the Indians (3-6, 2-6).
Leominster 10, Shrewsbury 4: Catcher Brice Erickson (2 for 5, two runs) had an RBI triple that plated Brandon Dube to ignite a six-run 10th inning for the visiting Blue Devils (6-4, 4-0 Mid-Wach A).
Billy Theis went 3 for 3 with a run and an RBI to lead the No. 7 Colonials (6-3, 2-1).
Lunenburg 5, Clinton 3: Tim Sargent struck out 12 and went the distance for the Blue Knights (5-6, 1-3 Mid-Wach C).
Catcher Kyle Nasif was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded to break a 3-3 stalemate in top of the sixth inning. Ben Butler hit a two-run double in the third inning for Lunenburg.
Kyle Cutler led the Gaels (3-5, 0-3) with a pair of hits.
Marlboro 4, Westboro 1: Chris Coppola singled with the bases loaded to drive in two runs in the first, with a third run coming home on an overthrow, as the visiting Panthers (5-6, 2-2 Mid-Wach B) took advantage of a two-out error.
John Stanton singled home Mark McCauley to break up the shutout in the sixth for the Rangers (4-6, 2-2).
Maynard 7, Tahanto 2: Mike Marshall struck out 14 in a complete-game win and Jay Wosteman delivered a three-run single to help the 10th-ranked Tigers (9-0, 4-0 Mid-Wach D) to a road win.
Mike Roche had an RBI double and scored, while starter Luke Parseghian struck out seven in 5-1/3 innings for the Stags (4-5, 2-1).
Milford 13, Fitchburg 4: Chris Casey and Jarrod Casey each had three hits and a double, and Dave Rice had a triple among his three hits as the No. 5 Scarlet Hawks (8-2, 2-1 Mid-Wach A) rolled on the road.
Dillon DiGeronimo had two hits for the Red Raiders (1-9, 0-3).
Murdock 6, Bromfield 1: Kevin Suchoski went the distance and struck out 10 to lead the visiting Blue Devils (1-5) past the Trojans (1-5).
Nashoba 3, Quabbin 2: Charlie Butler hit a walk-off homer on the first pitch of the eighth inning for the third-ranked Chieftains (9-2, 4-0 Mid-Wach B) at home.
Butler was also the winning pitcher, striking out 10, and went 2 for 3.