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Braintree squeezes win out of Weymouth

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When Braintree, the 13th-ranked baseball team, allowed Weymouth to tie the game in the bottom of the ninth, the Wamps didn’t give in.

And in the tightest spot of the game — the top of the 13th inning — Wamps coach Bill O’Connell had just the right player stride up to the plate. Sophomore Connor Columbus executed a “perfect” suicide squeeze, bunting the ball softly down the first-base line. Senior Alex Alexander, who led off the inning with a single before stealing second and reaching third on an error, scored the go-ahead run as the Wamps collected a 5-2 win at Weymouth.

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