ORINDA -- James Vaccaro singled to score Logan Boersma from second base for the winning run as the host Miramonte High baseball team outlasted Albany 4-3 in 18 innings in Division III in one of the longest baseball games in NCS playoff history.

The game began Tuesday and was suspended after 15 innings due to darkness. The two teams resumed play Wednesday, and Albany scored in the top of the 17th inning when Clayton McDonald's single scored Matthew Mino, who had doubled. But the Matadors responded in their half of the 17th, as Drew Anderson, with two outs and two strikes, singled to score Alex Gutierrez from second base.

The game featured seven pitchers, with Miramonte's Brandon Armosino and Albany's Carl Jacobs each throwing nine innings on Tuesday. Vaccaro and Anderson each had two hits and two RBIs, and Jacobs went 3 for 7 for the Cougars.

Miramonte advances to the second round and plays at Tamalpais on Friday at 4 p.m.

Division III Miramonte 4, Albany 3, 18 innings

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Greco, Jacobs (7), Kleven (16) and Smay, Chadha (16). Rosenzweig, Gutierrez (6), Armosino (7), Jackson (16) and Stehr. W: Jackson (1-1). L: Kleven. 2B: Mino (A) 2, Johnson (A). Records: Miramonte 14-11, Albany 13-12. Highlights: A -- Jacobs 3 for 7, Mino 2 for 8, 2 RBI. M -- Vaccaro 2 for 6, 2 RBIs, GW RBI; Anderson 2 for 7, 2 RBIs; Armosino 9 IP, 0 R, 5 H, 5 K.