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LIU Post's Paige Swantek slides safely into second base for a double during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

ECC softball playoffs

Molloy and LIU Post won their ECC softball first-round playoff games Thursday at LIU Post.

Molloy College pitcher Kelley Jansen delivers to the
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Molloy College pitcher Kelley Jansen delivers to the plate during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Dowling College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

Molloy College third baseman Tracey Balinskas leads off
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Molloy College third baseman Tracey Balinskas leads off the bottom of the second inning with a single during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Dowling College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

Molloy College pitcher Kelley Jansen delivers to the
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Molloy College pitcher Kelley Jansen delivers to the plate during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Dowling College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

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Molloy College teammates celebrate after a two-run home
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Molloy College teammates celebrate after a two-run home run by second baseman Brenda Lee extended their lead over Dowling College to 10-0 in the bottom of the third inning during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

Molloy College pitcher Kelley Jansen delivers to the
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Molloy College pitcher Kelley Jansen delivers to the plate during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Dowling College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

Molloy College shortstop Nicolette Sinagra hits an RBI
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Molloy College shortstop Nicolette Sinagra hits an RBI single in the bottom of the second inning during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Dowling College College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

Dowling College second baseman Erica Fischetti tries to
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Dowling College second baseman Erica Fischetti tries to bunt during the top of the first inning during the first round ECC softball playoffs vs. Molloy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

Dowling College catcher Samantha Laird turns on a
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Dowling College catcher Samantha Laird turns on a pitch during the first round ECC softball playoffs vs. Molloy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

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Molloy College head coach Susan Cassidy-Lyke talks to
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Molloy College head coach Susan Cassidy-Lyke talks to her team during the first round ECC softball playoffs vs. Dowling College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

LIU Post's Paige Swantek slides safely into second
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LIU Post's Paige Swantek slides safely into second base for a double during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

LIU Post second baseman Maria Palmeri hits a
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LIU Post second baseman Maria Palmeri hits a double in the bottom sixth inning during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

LIU Post pitcher Liz Weber delivers to the
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LIU Post pitcher Liz Weber delivers to the plate during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

LIU Post pitcher Liz Weber delivers to the
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LIU Post pitcher Liz Weber delivers to the plate during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

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LIU Post's Paige Swantek looks at a pitch
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LIU Post's Paige Swantek looks at a pitch during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

LIU Post catcher Aly Dzierzynski, right, gets greeted
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LIU Post catcher Aly Dzierzynski, right, gets greeted by celebrating teammates after she hit a three-run home run bottom first inning of the first round ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

LIU Post catcher Aly Dzierzynski tries to frame
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LIU Post catcher Aly Dzierzynski tries to frame a pitch in the top sixth inning of the first round ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

LIU Post pitcher Liz Weber delivers to the
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LIU Post pitcher Liz Weber delivers to the plate during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

LIU Post catcher Aly Dzierzynski gets ready to
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LIU Post catcher Aly Dzierzynski gets ready to bat during the first round ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

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LIU Post pitcher Liz Weber pulls a pitch
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LIU Post pitcher Liz Weber pulls a pitch to the left side of the infield during the first round of the ECC softball playoffs vs. Mercy College at LIU Post. (May 2, 2013)

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