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Hofstra University pitcher Olivia Galati, right, leaps into (Credit: James Escher)

Hofstra University pitcher Olivia Galati, right, leaps into the arms of catcher Courtney Crews after the Pride's 9-1 win over Georgia State. (May 12, 2012)

Hofstra 9, Georgia State 1

Hofstra beat Georgia State, 9-1, to win the CAA softball championship and earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Hofstra University teammates celebrate after their 9-1 win
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Hofstra University teammates celebrate after their 9-1 win over Georgia State. (May 12, 2012)

Hofstra University centerfielder Rachael Senatore hits an infield
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Hofstra University centerfielder Rachael Senatore hits an infield single to lead off the bottom of the 1st inning. (May 12, 2012)

Hofstra University pitcher Olivia Galati, right, leaps into
(Credit: James Escher)

Hofstra University pitcher Olivia Galati, right, leaps into the arms of catcher Courtney Crews after the Pride's 9-1 win over Georgia State. (May 12, 2012)

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Hofstra University teammates celebrate after their 9-1 win
(Credit: James Escher)

Hofstra University teammates celebrate after their 9-1 win over Georgia State. (May 12, 2012)

Hofstra University pitcher Olivia Galati delivers to the
(Credit: James Escher)

Hofstra University pitcher Olivia Galati delivers to the plate. (May 12, 2012)

Hofstra University pitcher Olivia Galati, right, leaps into
(Credit: James Escher)

Hofstra University pitcher Olivia Galati, right, leaps into the arms of catcher Courtney Crews as teammates run to join the celebration after the Pride's 9-1 win over Georgia State. (May 12, 2012)

Hofstra University's Krista Thorn reacts after hitting a
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Hofstra University's Krista Thorn reacts after hitting a solo home to extend her team's lead over Georgia State to 3-1. (May 12, 2012)

Hofstra University's Krista Thorn connects for a solo
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Hofstra University's Krista Thorn connects for a solo home to extend her team's lead over Georgia State to 3-1. (May 12, 2012)

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Hofstra University shortstop Becca Bigler connects for her
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Hofstra University shortstop Becca Bigler connects for her second home run of the game. (May 12, 2012)

Georgia State shortstop Brenna Morrissey, left, covers second
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Georgia State shortstop Brenna Morrissey, left, covers second base as Hofstra University pitcher Olivia Galati advances safely on a wild pitch. (May 12, 2012)

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