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Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the (Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University Friday. (May 10, 2013) Photo by Barry Sloan

CAA softball championship: Hofstra 2, James Madison 1

Hofstra defeated James Madison, 2-1, Friday at Hofstra to win the CAA softball championship and advance to the NCAA Tournament.

Hofstra's Becca Bigler throws a runner out at
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Hofstra's Becca Bigler throws a runner out at first base after fielding a ground ball against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Olivia Galati celebrates with catcher Erin Trippi
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Hofstra's Olivia Galati celebrates with catcher Erin Trippi after defeating James Madison in the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Olivia Galati pitches against James Madison during
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Hofstra's Olivia Galati pitches against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

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Hofstra's Becca Bigler fields a ground ball against
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Hofstra's Becca Bigler fields a ground ball against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Becca Bigler fields a ground ball against
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra's Becca Bigler fields a ground ball against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Olivia Galati pitches against James Madison during
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra's Olivia Galati pitches against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Olivia Galati pitches against James Madison during
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra's Olivia Galati pitches against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Olivia Galati, left, celebrates with teammates after
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra's Olivia Galati, left, celebrates with teammates after defeating James Madison in the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

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Hofstra's Olivia Galati pitches against James Madison during
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Hofstra's Olivia Galati pitches against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Olivia Galati pitches against James Madison during
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra's Olivia Galati pitches against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Maggie Hawkins connects for a single in
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Hofstra's Maggie Hawkins connects for a single in the 7th inning against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

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Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Tori Rocha connects for a two-run double
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Hofstra's Tori Rocha connects for a two-run double in the third inning against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Tori Rocha smiles as she points toward
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Hofstra's Tori Rocha smiles as she points toward her dugout after connecting for a 2-run double in the third inning against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

Hofstra's Chloe Fitzgerald receives high fives from teammates
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Hofstra's Chloe Fitzgerald receives high fives from teammates after scoring one of two runs on a double by Tori Rocha against James Madison during the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University on May 10, 2013.

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Hofstra faces James Madison in the CAA Championship
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Hofstra faces James Madison in the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University on May 10, 2013.

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University Friday. (May 10, 2013) Photo by Barry Sloan

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the
(Credit: Barry Sloan)

Hofstra celebrates after defeating James Madison in the CAA Championship softball game at Hofstra University. (May 10, 2013)

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