Softball splits in nonconference playThe Raider softball team had a pair of different outcomes in two nonconference games last week, crushing St. Croix Falls, 12-0, in five innings last Monday before being held to just one hit in a 6-1 loss at Baldwin-Woodville on Friday.
By: Bob Burrows, Hudson Star-Observer
The Raider softball team had a pair of different outcomes in two nonconference games last week, crushing St. Croix Falls, 12-0, in five innings last Monday, May 16, before being held to just one hit in a 6-1 loss at Baldwin-Woodville on Friday, May 20.
The Raiders, now 12-8 overall, 5-5 in Big Rivers Conference play, wrapped up the regular season with a BRC doubleheader at Eau Claire Memorial on Tuesday, May 24. The WIAA regional playoffs get underway on Tuesday, May 31.
Last Monday at St. Croix Falls, Hudson pounded out 10 hits, including three by catcher Kindra Witthus, while pitcher Alex Johnson twirled a one-hit shutout in a 12-0 victory.
Witthus drilled a two-run double in the first inning to give the Raiders all the runs they would need, then singled and scored in both the third and fourth innings, to lead the Raider offense.
Deven DuCharme had two hits, a walk, two runs scored and one RBI and Maya Triebold had a pair of hits. Monica Hendricks singled in a pair of runs and scored twice and Lexi Smith had a hit, two RBI and two runs scored while Sydney Berger had an RBI single and scored twice.
Johnson helped her own cause with a single, walk and two runs scored and Destrey Zarfos doubled and scored a run to help the Raiders close out the win in five innings.
Johnson struck out five and walked just one in recording the one-hit shutout.
Friday at Baldwin-Woodville, Johnson allowed just four hits but four Raider errors led to three unearned runs as the Blackhawks defeated the Raiders, 6-1.
Hudson’s lone run came in the top of the seventh when Witthus singled with one out and later scored on a two-out single by Serena Schultz.