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Hudson Raiders 2013 Big Rivers Conference champion

Raiders claim first conference baseball title in 34 years

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The Hudson Raider baseball team clinched its first conference championship since 1979 Tuesday, May 21, by sweeping a doubleheader from Eau Claire North, 4-2 and 5-3, at Eau Claire's Carson Park.


Trailing 3-2 in the bottom of the fifth inning in the second game of the doubleheader, Raider senior Mike Hommes delivered an RBI single up the middle to give Hudson the lead for good. Hommes went on to pitch two perfect innings in relief of starting pitcher Stef Smith to earn the save.

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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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