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Around the diamond

Acton-Boxborough had power of four

When the Acton-Boxborough Regional High softball team lost in the Division 1 North semifinal to Newton North, 11-10, the players did what they did after every game, win or lose.

Senior captains Hannah Graney , Kara O’Riley , Kirsten Pfister and Michelle Surdan were almost on autopilot. They had performed the same postgame ritual for the past three years under coach Mary Matthews : shake hands with opponents; thank umpires; line up on the edge of the outfield for sprints.

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