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Northern advances to the Maryland 3A softball state final with a 1-0 win over River Hill. Read Louis Nelson’s account of the game here.

Northern celebrates a close victory over River Hill to reach the Maryland 3A State Finals.

Northern freshman Kassidy Cross delivers a walk-off hit with the bases loaded as the Patriots came away with a 1-0 win over River Hill.

Kassidy Cross runs to first base after getting a game-winning base hit as Kayla Grantham scores the winning run.

River Hill senior Kat Varga takes a runner out at first base with this play.

Defense was premium for both teams, such as this play by Carleigh Ruleman who applied the tag on River Hill’s Kinsey Johnson.

River Hill pitcher Kristy Selby went on a scoreless pitching duel with Jessica Cummings for six innings.

Northern junior Jessica Cummings pitched another shut out for the Patriots, her 21st of the season.

Senior Carleigh Ruleman led off the last inning for Northern with a two-base hit.