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Redmen Find A New Way To Win, Take Out Wakefield To Advance To D2 Softball Quarters

Jun 07, 2016 10:55AM ● By Bill Gilman

It's been that kind of a season for the Tewksbury High softball team.
No matter how dire the situation, Leo DiRocco's Redmen seem to find a way pull out a victory.
On Monday, with their season on the line in the First Round of the Divisio 2 North Sectional at the Livingston Street Fields, The Cardiac Kids did it again.
Top-seeded Tewksbury (18-3) trailed No. 16 Wakefield (11-11), 2-1, in the bottom of the 7th inning. With two out and Nora Butler on third, the home plate umpire made a rare "illegal pitch" call against the Wakefield hurler. The call has the same effect as a balk in baseball and Butler was awarded home plate, tying the score, 2-2, and sending the game into extra innings.
In the bottom of the eighth, Butler again found herself center stage. Adrianna Favreau had cracked a two-out double reached third on a throwing error on the play. Two batters later, Butler stroked an RBI single, scoring Favreau with the game-winning run and sending Tewksbury into the D2 North Quarterfinals
Tewksbury will host Danvers, a team the Redmen have faced in three of the past four tournaments, Wednesday at the Livingston Street Fields.
Favreau went the distance in the circle to earn the victory against Wakefield. She scattered six hits, with seven strikeouts and just two walks.
Butler provided all the offense for Tewksbury, driving in Kirsten Dick on a sacrifice fly for the Redmen's first run of the game.
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