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Hofstra's Jess Hirschbuhl slides home safely to give her team a 1-0 lead over Towson in the bottom second inning of a CAA first round softball playoff game at Hofstra. (May 7, 2013)

Hofstra 6, Towson 0

Hofstra defeated Towson, 6-0, Wednesday in the opener of the CAA softball championships at Hofstra.

Hofstra catcher Erin Trippi tries to frame a
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Hofstra catcher Erin Trippi tries to frame a high pitch in the top seventh inning of a CAA first round playoff game vs. Towson at Hofstra. (May 7, 2013)

Hofstra's Jess Hirschbuhl slides home safely to give
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Hofstra's Jess Hirschbuhl slides home safely to give her team a 1-0 lead over Towson in the bottom second inning of a CAA first round softball playoff game at Hofstra. (May 7, 2013)

Hofstra catcher Erin Trippi belts a two-run double
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Hofstra catcher Erin Trippi belts a two-run double to extend her team's lead over Towson to 3-0 in the bottom fifth inning of a CAA first round playoff game at Hofstra. (May 7, 2013)

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Hofstra's Becca Bigler, right, congratulates teammate Tori Rocha
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Hofstra's Becca Bigler, right, congratulates teammate Tori Rocha after she scored in the bottom fifth inning of a CAA first round playoff game vs. Towson at Hofstra. (May 7, 2013)

Hofstra RF Caryn Bailey acknowledges a tip of
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Hofstra RF Caryn Bailey acknowledges a tip of the cap by pitcher Olivia Galati after Bailey made an exceptional running catch in the top of the sixth inning of a CAA first round playoff game vs. Towson at Hofstra on May 7, 2013.

Hofstra pitcher Olivia Galati delivers to the plate
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Hofstra pitcher Olivia Galati delivers to the plate during the top second inning of a CAA first round playoff game vs. Towson at Hofstra. (May 7, 2013)

Hofstra RF Caryn Bailey lines a pitch during
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Hofstra RF Caryn Bailey lines a pitch during a CAA first round playoff game vs. Towson at Hofstra. (May 7, 2013)

Hofstra pitcher Olivia Galati delivers to the plate
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Hofstra pitcher Olivia Galati delivers to the plate during the top second inning of a CAA first round playoff game vs. Towson at Hofstra. (May 7, 2013)

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