Nicole Duplease drove in Lexi Maldonado with two outs in the bottom of the eighth to cap a three-run rally to lift the No. 9 Blue Devils (6-1) past the No. 7 Rockets (8-4). After Auburn scored twice in the top of the eighth to take a 7-5 lead, Annie Thomas scored on Kayla Belair;s sacrifice fly to cut the lead to one before Mia Pare singled in Cheyenne Frost to tie the game. Maldonado, Frost and Duplease all had two hits for Leominster. The Rockets tied the game in the top of the seventh on Paige Laprele's single to left and took the lead in the eighth on an RBI single by Jaime McNamara and a RBI double from Jackie Matthews. Matthews was 4 for 5 with two doubles and three RBIs, Jess Clifford was 3 for 3 with a triple and McNamra had two hits for the Rockets.
Leominster 8, Auburn 7
Thursday, Apr. 24, 2014, at Leominster
Updated: Thursday, April 24, 2014, 7:08 p.m.