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Central Catholic's junior Lauren Best attempts to beat Springfield's junior Libby Mathewson to first during the bottom of the second inning.

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Softball09p Central Catholic brings it in to regroup during the bottom of the fourth inning.

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Central Catholic's senior right fielder Alyssa Axe scoops up a long hit during the bottom of the third inning.

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Springfield's sophomore Carly Rockman (3) makes the catch to close out the top of the third inning.

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Central Catholic's senior Lexi Erd connects with the ball during the top of the third inning.

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Springfield's senior Lauren Yates took over pitching in the top of the fifth.

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Springfield's junior Hannah Girlie practices her swing before stepping up to the plate during the bottom of the second inning.

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Central Catholic's third baseman senior Ashley Erd makes the catch during the bottom of the second inning.

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Central Catholic's junior Lauren Best lets the ball fly during the bottom of the first inning.

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Springfield's sophomore Lexi Buck, center, is congratulated on her home run by teammate sophomore Kierra Hague, left, during the bottom of the fourth inning.

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Springfield's sophomore Kierra Hague connects with the ball for a RBI during the bottom of the fourth inning.

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Central Catholic's sophomore Alexus Miller-Schmenk makes the catch on a ball during the bottom of the fourth inning.

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Springfield's sophomore Lexi Buck, left, and sophomore Kierra Hague, center, cheer after Buck added her home run to Hague's two in the bottom of the fourth inning.

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Springfield's catcher Kierra Hague, center, smiles after retuning to the dugout fresh off her first of two home runs.

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Springfield's sophomore Lexi Buck (19) connects with the ball during the bottom of the third inning.

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Springfield's assistant coach Mike Haas, left, has a word with sophomore catcher Kierra Hague, center, and sophomore pitcher Lexi Buck, right, after the end of the top of the third inning.

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Softball09p Springfield's sophomore pitcher Lexi Buck (19) winds up during the top of the second inning.

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Central Catholic's senior Alyssa Axe, left, reacts aafter beating to third base by Springfield's junior Brianna Espino to close out the top of the fourth inning.

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Central Catholic's junior Maggie Buchele connects with the ball during the top of the fourth inning.

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Central Catholic's freshman Olivia Morrison looks to beat the Springfield runner to first during the bottom of the third inning.

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Springfield's junior Hannah Girlie gets off a hit during the bottom of the third inning.

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Central Catholic's junior Maggie Buchele, right, can't quite get ahold of the grounder hit by a Springfield batter during the bottom of the third inning.

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Central Catholic's senior third baseman Ashley Erd, left, bobbles the ball as Springfield's senior Bre Buck (1) makes it safely to third during the bottom of the third inning.

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Springfield's junior Hannah Girlie (6) slides into home as Central Catholic's junior pitcher Lauren Best (15) calls for the ball during the bottom of the third inning.

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Central Catholic's freshman center fielder Alex Bronikoski attempts to catch a Springfield fly ball during the bottom of the fourth inning.

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