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Warwick North tops Asia-Pacific 11-1 to advance in Softball World Series

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KIRKLAND, Wash. (WPRI) — Warwick North’s Junior League softball team is on a mission to prove that the third time is the charm.

The girls on Thursday defeated the Asia-Pacific team from the Phillipines by a score of 11-1 to advance to the semifinals in the Junior League World Series in Kirkland, Washington.

According to Game Changer, Olivia Murray continues to swing a hot bat, knocking in four of Warwick North’s runs. She’s now hit four home runs in the past three games.

Emily Carter threw three shutout innings to earn the win.

The team plays next at 8 p.m. Friday against the winner of Thursday night’s game between Central and Southwest.

It’s the third consecutive World Series appearance by this core group of girls – but this year they’re hoping to finally bring home the gold flag. They came close the last two years. In 2015, the team finished second in the Little League Softball World Series and last year, the girls finished first in the nation, but third overall, in the Junior League World Series.

They seem to be well on the way to their goal this year – going undefeated in state and regional tournaments and continuing the streak in Washington by going 5 and 0 in pool play.

Fans can follow the team on GameChanger.com. The championship game of the Junior League Softball World Series will air Saturday at 3 p.m. on ESPN2.

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