Softball swept by Rice Lake
The Raider softball team suffered its first two losses of the season Thursday when Rice Lake swept a doubleheader, 7-0 and 3-2, at Grandview Park.
Hudson, now 7-2, 4-2 in the Big Rivers Conference, will host Chippewa Falls (8-2, 4-2) Thursday, May 7 and compete in the Robbinsdale Tournament Saturday, May 9.
Last Thursday in the first game against Rice Lake, the Warriors scored three unearned runs in the first inning. Hudson had runners in scoring position in two of the first three innings, including the bases loaded in the third, but couldn't push a run across.
Maddie Karras had two of the Raiders' four hits in the loss while Devan Ducharme and Ari Schultz had the others.
Abby Singerhouse pitched a strong game but was hampered by eight Raider errors that led to six unearned runs. Singerhouse went the distance and allowed just one earned run on three hits while striking out three and walking one.
Singerhouse allowed just three hits in the nightcap as well and the Raiders committed just two errors in the field, but the second error allowed the Warriors to score the winning run in the bottom of the seventh and hand the Raiders a 3-2 defeat.
Rice Lake took a 2-0 lead in the second before Hudson cut the gap in half with a run in the third when Sydney Berger walked, advanced on a single by Karras and scored when Singerhouse hit into a fielder's choice.
Hudson tied the game at 2-2 in the fifth when Erin Anderson led off the inning with a single, went to second on a sacrifice by Schultz and scored on a single by Missi Tenant.
Singerhouse was tagged with the loss, allowing two earned runs on three hits while striking out three and walking three.