On Saturday, Northfield’s varsity softball team used three runs in the fifth inning to defeat top-ranked South Central High School, 5-3.

The Norse trailed 3-2 going into the fifth inning but their game-high 12 hits propelled them to a semi-final victory and earned them a championship berth against Cowan High School later that evening.

Clay Maxfield, Wabash Plain Dealer freelance reporter, may be reached by email at sports@wabashplaindealer.com.