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Hudson River Rats' designated hitter Jason Bast connects for a solo home run in the third inning to give the Rats a 3-1 lead in their semifinal win over Ellsworth in the Hubbers annual tournament Saturday afternoon in Ellsworth. Bast hit four home runs in three games to spark the Rats to the tournament championship. Photo by Bob Burrows

The Rats steal the cheese

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It's only fitting that the River Rats would spoil Ellsworth's Cheese Curd fest.

The Rats hit eight home runs in three games and outscored their opponents 37-5 on their way to a first-place finish at the Ellsworth Hubbers' annual baseball tournament, which is held in conjunction with the community's Cheese Curd Fest each year.


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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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