Softball goes deep at tourneyThe Raider softball team dropped a Big Rivers Conference doubleheader to Chippewa Falls last Tuesday before going 2-1 at the Robbinsdale (Minn.) Cooper Tournament on Saturday.
By: Bob Burrows, Hudson Star-Observer
The Raider softball team dropped a Big Rivers Conference doubleheader to Chippewa Falls last Tuesday, May 10 before going 2-1 at the Robbinsdale (Minn.) Cooper Tournament on Saturday, May 14.
Chippewa Falls swept Hudson 5-0 and 5-3 at Grandview Park Tuesday before the Raiders defeated Robbinsdale Cooper, 6-4, and Robbinsdale Armstrong, 8-1, while falling to Maple Lake, 3-2, Saturday in New Hope, Minn.
Maya Triebold and Deven DuCharme combined for five hits and two home runs in the win over Cooper. Triebold hit a solo homer in the third inning and finished with three hits while DuCharme hit a solo shot in the sixth for her third hit of the game.
Alex Johnson earned the win on the mound, allowing four earned runs on seven hits while striking out two and walking seven.
In the win over Armstrong, Lexi Smith allowed just five hits while striking out nine and helped herself at the plate with a pair of home runs in an 8-1 Raider win.
Smith hit a two-run shot in the third and cracked a three-run homer in the fifth while DuCharme hit a two-run homer in the top of the seventh to make the final 8-1. Smith and DuCharme each had three hits in the victory while Triebold and Shelby Berger contributed two hits apiece.
DuCharme’s third home run of the day in the bottom of the first inning against Maple Lake gave Hudson an early 2-0 lead, but Maple Lake tied the score in the fourth, then scored the go-ahead run in the top of the seventh to defeat Hudson, 3-2.
Sydney Berger had three hits, including a double, but the Raiders were held to just five hits in the game. Smith took the loss, allowing three runs, two earned, on seven hits with no strikeouts and one walk.
In the first game of a doubleheader last Tuesday against Chippewa Falls, Triebold, DuCharme and Kindra Witthus had the only Hudson hits in a 5-0 loss. Johnson allowed six hits while striking out seven and walking four.
In the nightcap, Sydney Berger tripled in a run in the fourth inning and had an RBI single in the sixth but the Cardinals held on for a 5-3 victory. DuCharme had two hits, including a triple, and Smith had two hits, including an RBI double in the seventh. Smith also took the loss on the mound, allowing three earned runs on seven hits with one strikeout and two walks.
The Raiders, now 5-5 in the BRC, 11-7 overall, will visit Baldwin-Woodville for a nonconference game on Friday, May 20. Tuesday, May 24, they play a doubleheader at Eau Claire Memorial.