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Hudson junior Alex Barnard looks to escape from a rundown between third base and home after being caught off third on a hard hit ground ball to third off the bat of Isaiah Grancorvitz in the bottom of the fourth inning of the first game of a doubleheader against Rice Lake last Tuesday. Barnard stayed in the rundown long enough for Grancorvitz to get all the way to second base and the Raiders scored three runs in the inning on their way to a 4-1 victory. (Hudson Star-Observer photos by Bob Burrows)

Raiders keep title hopes alive

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The Raider baseball team kept its hopes of defending its Big Rivers Conference title alive with three conference wins last week, including a 3-0 shutout over preseason favorite Eau Claire Memorial on the road on Friday.


The Raiders opened the week by sweeping doubleheader from Rice Lake, 4-1 and 8-1, last Tuesday at Grandview Park.

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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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