DUNEDIN ― A 10-foot single, some savvy base running, and just like that, a five-year streak of frustration is over.Senior quad-captain Madison Held, the ninth hitter in host Dunedin’s lineup, spiked a ninth-inning pitch into the ground and hustled to beat the throw to first. Rounding third, freshman Makayla Oster saw that the plate was uncovered and scooted home to give the Falcons a come-from-behind 3-2 victory Tuesday over reigning Class 6A-9 district champ Boca Ciega.The victory gives Dunedin (13-13) its first berth in the district final and region playoffs since 2014, snapping a three-year stranglehold that the Pirates (7-9) and Tarpon Springs held on both.“Actually, I didn’t see the winning run score, I was watching the play at first,” Falcons coach Gary Kifer said. “This is the second time we’ve come back against Bogie (turning an 8-0 deficit into a 10-9 victory in early April). These kids never give up. They have a lot of determination.”Between the gritty pitching of junior Alanah Rivera (complete-game six-hitter with seven strikeouts) and aggressive work on the bases, the Pirates grabbed a 2-0 advantage. In the third inning, Rivera singled, hustled to second on an error and scored on Mahogany Facyson’s single down the first-base line. Carmen Perez doubled to lead off the sixth, stole third and scored on another Falcon miscue.But the game’s momentum pivoted in the bottom of the sixth when senior AJ Rohrer cranked a 1-and-2 pitch to the base of the leftfield fence for her second double of the game, scoring Brianna Duttry (walk-and-wild pitch), then scored herself on a Liz Haley single.“I guess I ate my Wheaties,” Rohrer said with a smile. “I was just focused and looking for a pitch to drive.”“AJ provides the emotional spark for this team,” Kifer said. “She’s one of the kids that’s never played in a game like this but was made for games like this.”From there, hurler Alissa Mankiewich dodged Bogie scoring threats the rest of the night, one by snagging a soft liner in the seventh and turning it into a double play.“You've got to credit Alissa,” Kifer said as the junior scattered eight hits, striking out 13 while throwing 160 pitches. “We've limited her innings because she has a shoulder injury, and she pitched her butt off (Tuesday).“This senior group has suffered through growing pains to get to this moment. They lived for this moment and this is a moment they'll never forget.”In the opener, top-seeded Tarpon Springs shook off a slow start with gusto, exploding for 13 runs in the final two innings to oust Largo 15-0 in four frames.The fourth-seeded Packers (1-13) stayed close in the early going, putting a pair of runners in scoring position in the first two innings with an opportunity to draw even with the Spongers (13-9). Tarpon pitcher Delaney Freundel buckled down, tossing a no-hitter with a walk and a hit batter, striking out three.Gabby Renner drove the offense with a two-run homer to straightaway centerfield and two-run double. Mackenzie Smith added three hits including a two-run double while Anna Saglimbeni and Trinity Obregon added a pair of hit and two RBIs each. Everyone in the Sponger lineup reached base twice and scored.“Going forward, we have to remember to keep our intensity and make teams play to our pace,” Tarpon coach Hannah Gatley said. “It’s always business as usual: play the best we can, play together as a family, and continue working and getting better.”Tarpon and Dunedin face off Wednesday at 7 p.m. for the district crown.