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Raiders softball sweeps Eau Claire Memorial

Hudson sophomore Cheyenne Massie beats the tag to steal second base in the sixth inning of the first game of the Raider softball team's doubleheader against Eau Claire Memorial last Tuesday at Grandview Park. The Raiders swept the Old Abes, 12-6 and 13-3. Photo by Bob Burrows

The Raider softball team wrapped up the regular season by sweeping Eau Claire Memorial, 12-6 and 13-3, in a Big Rivers Conference doubleheader last Tuesday, May 22, at Grandview Park.

The two victories snapped a five-game losing streak for Hudson and gave the Raiders a final BRC record of 6-6, tied for third place, while improving their overall mark to 9-8.

Hudson received the No. 3 seed in the seven-team WIAA regional bracket and hosted No. 6 River Falls in a regional semifinal game this past Tuesday, May 29. The winner moves on to face either No. 2 seed Eau Claire North or No. 7 Eau Claire Memorial in a regional final game Thursday, May 31, at the home of the higher seed.

The sectional semifinals are scheduled for Monday, June 4, with the sectional final Thursday, June 5, in Chippewa Falls.

Last Tuesday against Eau Claire Memorial, Ellie Whitacre and Kindra Witthus both homered in the first game and Lexi Smith picked up the victories in both games as the Raiders swept the Old Abes.

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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