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Third baseman Brent Blegen fields a ground ball in the second inning of the River Rats' 4-3 win over Menomonie Saturday afternoon at Grandview Park. Blegen went 3-for-5 and scored two runs in the win. Photo by Bob Burrows

River Rats on a roll, win last 9

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The Hudson River Rats won three more games last week to run their winning streak to a team-record nine in a row and move into sole possession of first place in the St. Croix Valley Baseball League's North Division.


The Rats defeated Osceola, 5-3, last Monday, Ellsworth, 16-4, Friday and Menomonie, 4-3, Saturday. They return to Osceola Friday night, July 17 for a 7:30 p.m. start at Oakey Park and wrap up divisional play Sunday afternoon, July 19 at St. Croix Falls.

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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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