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Hudson's Lauren Hanson tags out River Falls' Abby James at second base after James tried extending a single into a double in the third inning of a WIAA softball regional semifinal game last Tuesday at Grandview Park. James hit a ball off the fence in left-center field but Raider leftfielder Ellie Whitacre ran down the ball and rifled it to Hanson for the out. The Raiders lost however, 3-2. Photo by Bob Burrows

Raider softball team upset in regional semifinal

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There's an old saying in sports that it's hard to beat a team three times in a season. The Raider softball team found that out the hard way in its WIAA regional semifinal against River Falls last Tuesday, May 29.


After sweeping a doubleheader from the Wildcats during the regular season, 7-3 and 15-0, the No. 3 seed Raiders dropped a 3-2 decision to No. 6 seed River Falls on a Wildcat solo home run in the top of the seventh.

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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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