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Susan Wagner 5, James Madison 1

Cadle had a pair of hits and three runs batted in and freshman hurler Corinne DeMartini did a superb job in her playoff debut as the Falcons advanced to the AA final four (regardless of single or double-elimination) every season except one since 2008.

The Falcons fell behind 1-0 in the top of the first, but DeMartini settled down nicely to shut down the Golden Knights the rest of the way. The right-hander tossed a three-hitter with just one walk and 10 strikeouts.

"I was really, really happy with her performance today,'' said SW coach Marco Altieri. "She gave up the homer in the first, but (catcher Nicole) O’Rourke and the rest of the infield went out and talked to her and she was fine.

"She’s got a level disposition regardless of what happens. We played error-free behind her and she just did a solid, all-around job.''

And DeMartini’s offense rewarded her handsomely for it.

The Falcons got the run back against Madison pitcher Alyssa Curiale when Cadle reached first after a third strike was dropped and DeMartini drew a walk. Nadia Beck then bunted her way on to load the bases before Caitlin Anderson tied the score via a safety squeeze bunt.

Beck gave the Falcons a one-run lead an inning later after singling, swiping a pair of bases and scoring on a passed ball before Cadle made it 3-1 with a two-out, RBI single.

SW capped the scoring in the sixth when Cadle followed Jillian Randazzo (double) and Emily Schreier (HBP) with a two-out, two-run double.

"Zoe doesn’t surprise me,'' said Altieri of his four-year varsity player. "We played two games at Mudville last week and she had three hits in both games.

"She’s swinging a hot bat,'' added the coach. "And hitting the ball hard.''

Altieri said two players -- third baseman Beck and left-fielder Christina Carlo -- played well defensively.