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Brian Sparstad was named the Hudson River Rats' Pitcher of the Year for 2009 after posting a record[d1] of 8-3 with two complete game shutouts and a 3.85 earned run average. Bob Burrows, Star-Observer file photo

Pirates end Rats' run

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It was guaranteed that only one St. Croix Valley Baseball League team would reach the semifinal round of the Wisconsin Baseball Association State Tournament last weekend in Haugen.


And if you were a Hudson River Rats fan, the wrong team made it.

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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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