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Thursday results: Soccer wins, baseball loses

Hudson's Max Elliott delivers a pitch to the plate in the sixth inning of the Raiders' 6-1 loss to Eau Claire North Thursday, April 20, at Grandview Park. The Raiders wore special pink jerseys for their “Strike Out Cancer” game. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

Eau Claire North completed a season sweep of Hudson in Big Rivers Conference baseball action at Grandview Park, 6-1, while Hudson's girls' soccer team posted an 8-1 victory at Menomonie and the Raider boys golf team tied for fourth at a BRC match at Lake Wissota Golf Course in Chippewa Falls Thursday, April 20.

The Raiders outhit Eau Claire North, 7-1, through four innings but the Huskies took a 2-1 lead into the fifth thanks to a pair of unearned runs. Hudson scored its only run in the bottom of the fourth when Jack Klementz led off the inning with a double and scored on a base hit by Max Elliott.

The Huskies scored three times in the top of the seventh to make it a 6-1 game and the Raiders had the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the inning before North got a game-ending 6-4-3 double play.

Klementz had two hits for the Raiders, who stranded nine baserunners

In BRC golf action at Lake Wissota, Tyler Dove and Brandon Gilbert each carded rounds of 41 and Tyler Wingad and Craig Cernohous both shot 42 as the Raiders finished fifth with a team score of 166, ten strokes behind first place Eau Claire Memorial.

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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