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Middleboro defeats Hopedale for Division 3 title on Kevin Huscher RBI single

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LOWELL — With the bases loaded and two outs, senior shortstop Kevin Huscher jumped on the first pitch he saw, watched as it sailed down the right field line, and was relieved when it fell in foul territory.

“If [the right fielder] catches that, that’s a tough loss,” Huscher said. “I’m just happy it fell and I got another chance.”

Huscher capitalized on his second chance and powered a two-run single up the middle to lift Middleboro to a 4-3 walkoff victory and the MIAA Division 3 state championship Saturday at LeLacheur Park.

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