Branden Fischer went the distance and allowed seven hits, four earned runs and struck out five and went 2-for-3 with an RBI and stolen base for No. 15 Northport (11-9) in the first round of the Suffolk Class AA playoffs.

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Smithtown West's Anthony Gatto connects against Northport during a first-round Suffolk Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Northport's Tyler Bivona steals second base as Smithtown West's Matt Lichtman fields the throw during a first-round Suffolk Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Northport pitcher Brandon Fischer delivers to the plate against Smithtown West in the sixth inning during a first-round Suffolk Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Smithtown West's Anthony Gatto runs into the fence in right field trying to make a catch against Northport during a first-round Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Northport's Steve Carr (9) celebrates with his teammates during their 12-5 win over Smithtown West in a first-round Suffolk Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Northport's Matt Lertora celebrates with his team during their 12-5 win over Smithtown West in a first-round Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Northport pitcher Brandon Fischer delivers a pitch against Smithtown West during a first-round Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Northport's Andrew Lertora steals second base as Smithtown West's Matt Lichtman tries to field the throw in the first inning during a first-round Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Northport's Mike D'Accordo hits a two-run home run in the first inning against Smithtown West during a first-round Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Smithtown West's James English delivers to the plate against Northport during a first-round Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Northport's Lucas Vallas drives the ball to center field against Smithtown West during a first-round Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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Smithtown West's Ricky Alessi scores a run as Northport catcher Lucas Vallas leaps over him during a first-round Class AA playoff game. (May 24, 2011)

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