9. Welcome mat out for MilfordWhen Caroline Fairbanks crossed home plate with the winning run in the Division 1 state softball championship, she was also putting the exclamation point on Milfords last official softball game as a Central Mass high school. Next year Milford joins the Hockomock League, which means well all get to see Shannon Smiths amazing right arm on a regular basis. It wasnt long after Milford beat Malden, 1-0, that a caller to the Globe said of Smith, Theres your Division 1 Player of the Year next spring. The Kentucky-bound Smith struck out 22 Malden hitters, including 10 straight at one point. Look out Hockomock. Here comes Shannon.