Junior pitcher Kendal Roy retired 18 straight batters after giving up a single to Evelyn Marquis on the first pitch of the game and Tara Faford went 3 for 3 with a home run, double and four RBIs as the second-seeded Indians (19-2) advanced to the quarterfinals with a six-inning win over the 13th-seeded Pirates (10-11) in a first-round matchup in Grafton. Roy finished with nine strikeouts, while batterymate Ali Page helped the Indians break the game open with a two-run triple to spark a four-run fifth. Grafton will host Northbridge in a quarterfinal at a time to be determined.
Grafton 12, Oxford 0
Thursday, May. 30, 2013, at Grafton
Updated: Thursday, May 30, 2013, 7:08 p.m.