Grand Slam sends Saint Francis to NEC Championship

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It took one strong swing to put Saint Francis ahead for good.

No. 3 seed Saint Francis softball defeated No. 1 seed LIU Brooklyn 5-3 on its home field Friday to advance to the Northeast Conference Tournament championship game.

Kassidy Troxell hammered a grand slam in the third inning to put the Red Flash ahead 4-1.

Saint Francis will play in the tournament final Saturday at noon against an opponent to be determined. The tournament is double elimination.

If the Red Flash lose at Noon on Saturday, the two teams will play again for a winner-take-all championship game.

Saint Francis is your reigning two-time NEC champion looking for a third in a row.

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