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Wed. April 14, 2010 | Bob Putnam | Email

Jake Foerster hit a bases-loaded single to bring home the winning run Tuesday in St. Petersburg Catholic's 6-5 victory over Countryside that lasted 13 innings.

The game was the longest for baseball in the county this season.

"It was a real playoff-type atmosphere," Barons coach John Vigue said. "Both teams just kept going back and forth."

The Cougars led 2-0 when SPC's Connor Obrochta hit a three-run homer in the third inning to put the Barons ahead. SPC scored another run in the fourth to add to its lead. Countryside then tied it in the fifth on a two-run home run by Brad Dunham.

The score stayed the same until the 11th inning when each team scored a run to keep it going and eventually set up Foerster's heroics.

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