Softball team swept by first place CardsIt’s tough enough to play three games in one day. It’s even tougher when you’ve just played a doubleheader less than 24 hours earlier.
By: Bob Burrows, Hudson Star-Observer
It’s tough enough to play three games in one day. It’s even tougher when you’ve just played a doubleheader less than 24 hours earlier.
That’s the situation the Raider softball team found itself in last week. After Tuesday’s scheduled doubleheader at Chippewa Falls was rained out, the Raiders and Cardinals made up the twin bill on Friday. Saturday Hudson hit the road again to play three more games at the Robbinsdale Copper (Minn.) Tournament.
The results didn’t go the Raiders’ way. They were swept by Big Rivers Conference leading Chippewa Falls, 9-1 and 5-0, before losing two of three games on Saturday.
Hudson, now 7-3 in the BRC, 16-5 overall, will have plenty of time to regroup this week, with just a Tuesday, May 18, game at home against Baldwin-Woodville on the schedule. They’ll end the regular season on Tuesday, May 25, with a doubleheader at Eau Claire Memorial before beginning WIAA regional play Tuesday, June 1.
Last Friday at Chippewa Falls, the Raiders managed just two hits in the opener but they came on consecutive at-bats by Abby Singerhouse and Courtney Whaley in the top of the seventh to account for Hudson’s lone run in a 9-1 loss.
Singerhouse broke up Cardinal pitcher Kenrdra Bowe’s bid for a no-hitter with a two-out double and Whaley followed with an RBI single to spoil the shutout.
Singerhouse took the loss on the mound, allowing five earned runs on eight hits with two strikeouts and five walks in six innings of work. Eight of Chippewa Falls’ nine runs came in the fourth inning.
Hudson had six hits off Bowe in the nightcap, all singles, but couldn’t push a run across in a 5-0 loss. Whaley and Destrey Zarfos had two hits each and Devan DuCharme and Singerhouse one apiece.
Whaley went the distance on the mound, allowing three earned runs on 12 hits while striking out two and walking none.
Chippewa Falls, ranked second in the state in Division 1, improved to 8-0 in BRC play, 13-1 overall.
Saturday at the Robbinsdale-Cooper Tournament, the Raiders lost to Irondale, 2-0, and Maple Lake, 3-2, before defeating New Richmond 7-0.
DuCharme had three hits and scored both Raider runs against Irondale while Singerhouse had a hit and two RBI.
Singerhouse had two hits, including a two-run double, and DuCharme added a solo home run in the Raiders’ 7-0 win over New Richmond. Betsie Ferguson chipped in with three hits while Alli Kocik had two hits and scored twice.
On the mound, Singerhouse allowed just one hit while striking out nine and walking one to pick up the complete game victory.