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NWR7 varsity softball team advances in CIAC playoffs

A Highlander runner, above, was tagged out sliding into home. Photo by Jesse Williams

WINSTED — A dramatic walk-off victory has the red-hot Highlanders softball team on the cusp of a state championship appearance.

Sophomore Molly Hale went three for three at the plate, including a seventh-inning single that brought in the winning run, leading Northwestern to a 3-2 victory over Stonington on Friday, June 2.

The win propelled the Highlanders to a state semifinal appearance, the first time they have advanced this far in the CIAC playoffs in over a decade.

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