Central Catholic topples Newton North for North softball title

Central Catholic's Olivia Antczak (4) pitches against Newton North during the third inning of the Division 1 North softball title game at Martin Field in Lowell, MA, Sunday, June 9, 2013. Central Catholic won. (Photo/Lisa Poole)
Sophomore Olivia Antczak fanned five for Central Catholic. (Lisa Poole for The Boston Globe)Lisa Poole for The Boston Globe

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LOWELL — Central Catholic captured the Division 1 North softball crown Sunday, defeating Newton North, 10-2 at Martin Park.

The Raiders will face Milford Tuesday in the EMass final.

Central Catholic (20-4) was fresh off a thrilling 5-3, 10-inning semifinal victory over Concord-Carlisle. Sophomore third baseman Karoline Leavitt said Red Raiders carried that momentum into this game.

“Our confidence was soaring today,” said Leavitt, who was 3 for 4 with an RBI. “I was confident when I went up to the plate and put the bat on the ball.”

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