Shrewsbury Advances to Division 1 Finals with Win Over Grafton

By Jeff Slovin, Contributing Writer

asha Brownstein celebrates after scoring Shrewsbury’s first run of the game, while Grafton’s Emily Masera looks on

Worcester – The second-seeded Shrewsbury softball team defeated third-seeded Grafton in a Central Division 1 semi-final playoff by a score of 4-0.  The game was played June 12, at Worcester State University.

Shrewsbury scored one in the bottom of the first when Sasha Brownstein scored from second base on a Jess Gillis single. Brownstein also hit a triple and later scored on a single by Gracie O’Hara single during the third inning when Shrewsbury put up another three runs.  Molly O’Neill pitched a complete game, earning the win and striking out 12.

Sofia Valverde hit a single and double for Grafton.  Jess Evans pitched a complete game, striking out 3.

Shrewsbury (18-4) moves on to face the undefeated top-seed Wachusett (22-0) in the division finals, which will be played Saturday, June 16 at Worcester State University.  Grafton concludes their season with an overall 19-3 record.

(Photos/Jeff Slovin)

Grafton’s Hailey Johnson smacks a fly ball during a playoff game against Shrewsbury
Shrewsbury’s Molly O’Neill winds up to deliver a pitch in a game against Grafton
Grafton players come together for a quick meeting between outs during a playoff game against Shrewsbury
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