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17U Legion team wins two of three

Hudson pitcher Sam Glade delivers a pitch to the plate in the American Legion Post 50 baseball team's game against Menomonie last Monday night at Grandview Park. Glade struck out seven in five innings to help Hudson post a 12-2 victory. Bob Burrows photos.1 / 2
Hudson second baseman Collin Rayome fires to first after forcing a Menomonie runner at second base in the first inning of the American Legion Post 50 baseball team's 12-2 victory last Monday at Grandview Park.2 / 2
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17U Legion team wins two of three
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The Hudson American Legion Post 50 17U baseball team won two of its three games last week, including a 7-6 extra-inning victory over Chippewa Falls in the first game of a doubleheader to hand Chippewa Falls its first loss of the season last Thursday.

Hudson, now 3-2 on the season, will participate in the Eau Claire American Legion Tournament this weekend. Tuesday, July 9, they will visit River Falls.

Last Thursday at Chippewa Falls, Ian Hutchinson and Hunter Frey combined for the victory on the mound as Hudson pulled out a 7-6 eight-inning win.

"Balls were not finding any holes in the defense early in the game but things changed around the fourth inning and we were able to string some hits together to get guys across the plate," Hudson coach Andy Edholm said.

Hutchinson pitched the first five innings and allowed four earned runs while striking out two. Frey got the win in relief, allowing three unearned runs while striking out six in three innings of work.

Frey went on to start the nightcap and worked 4 1/3 innings, allowing four earned runs while striking out six. Sam Glade allowed one earned run over the final 2 2/3 innings while striking out four in a 5-2 Hudson loss.

"We were down pretty much the entire game but our guys didn't give up and roll over," Edholm said. "I was very pleased with the way we stayed with it and battled until the end."

Last Monday, June 24, Menomonie scored two runs off Glade in the top of the first but Glade went on to strike out seven and allow just two hits while Hudson's offense came alive in a 12-2, five-inning victory.

Pete Zindler had a pair of doubles, scored twice and drove in four runs while Joe Niederhauser was 2-for-3 at the plate and Alex Barnhard had two hits, including a triple.

"I was very happy with our approach at the plate," Edholm said. "We had some guys step up and make some big hits for us."

Hudson's 16U team also had a good week, sweeping Chippewa Falls last Wednesday before going 3-1 at the New Richmond Tournament over the weekend.

Carter Elliott and Colin Rayome combined for an eight-inning shutout and Luke Meyer delivered the game-winning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Hudson a 1-0 victory over the host New Richmond team Friday.

Saturday Tyler Wilson tossed a complete-game, four-hitter in a 3-1 victory over Altoona, while Sunday Glade threw a complete game three-hitter while striking out seven in a 9-1 win over Prescott.

Bob Burrows
Bob Burrows has been sports editor at the River Falls Journal since 1996 and at the Hudson Star-Observer since 2009. Prior to joining the Journal, Burrows served as sports editor with Ledger Publications in Balsam Lake, Wis. A native of Bayonne, N.J. and a U.S. Navy veteran, Burrows attended Marquette University before completing his studies at UW-River Falls in 1992.
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