For all of the hard hit balls that were put into play in Tuesday's Class LL second round baseball game, one of the softest rollers turned out to be the loudest hit of the afternoon as visiting Fairfield Warde fought past Staples for an 11-8 win.
With the game deadlocked 8-8, the bases loaded, and two outs in the top of the seventh inning, Warde's Michael Foley hit a seemingly harmless roller up the first baseline. The inning was about to end, and the Wreckers were looking likely to come to bat with the game still tied. However, the ball then caromed off of first base, bounced high into the air and Foley slid safely across the bag as first baseman Ross Poulley adjusted, regained his footing and fielded it. The go-ahead run scored and the play kept Warde's inning alive.