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Hudson senior Michael Hommes headlines a group of nine Raider players named to 2013 All-Big Rivers Conference baseball teams. The Big Rivers Conference champion Raiders came up one win short of a state tournament appearance, losing to Stevens point in the sectional final last Thursday in Wisconsin Rapids. Star-Observer file photo.

Raider baseball team falls in sectional final

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After a thrilling 12-inning victory over Big Rivers Conference rival Eau Claire Memorial in the WIAA sectional semifinals last Thursday, June 6, in Wisconsin Rapids, the Raider baseball team couldn't keep the momentum going in the sectional final against Stevens Point, falling 11-1 in five innings.

The loss was just the second of the season for the Raiders and marked the second straight year Hudson has lost to Stevens Point with a berth in the state tournament on the line.

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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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