A picture-perfect ending occurred for Northfield’s varsity softball team after a walk-off single in the bottom of the 11th inning Saturday to win the Norse their first semi-state championship over Cowan High School 3-2.

Cowan led until the bottom of the seventh when Northfield tied the game up two all and used timely strikeouts and defensive play throughout the remainder of the game to hold off the 12th ranked team in the state.

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