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Oxford 4, Leicester 3

Thursday, May. 29, 2014, at Leicester

Gabby Cardenas hit a two-run double and second baseman Karlie Parmenter made a difficult game-ending play that killed off a rally as the visiting 10th-seeded Pirates (12-9) upset the No. 7 Wolverines (13-8). Oxford advanced to play at No. 2 Narragansett at 1 p.m. Saturday in a quarterfinal. Trailing 4-2, Leicester rallied in the bottom of the seventh with Kelly Shea driving in a run and putting runners on first and second with two outs. Richelle LaFrance then stroked a hard-hit grounder up the middle that Parmenter grabbed and she stepped on second for the final out. In the first inning, Evelyn Marquis' double drove in the swift Callie Andrews from first. Jamie Brodeur's single made it 2-0. In the fifth, Cardenes' double gave Oxford a 4-0 lead, but LaFrance hit a two-run homer in the sixth for Leicester.

 

Updated: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 9:38 p.m.

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