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Raider softball opens with sweep

Hudson's Megan Iverson follows through on a first-inning single in the Raider's 14-3 win over Menomonie in the first game of a Big Rivers Conference doubleheader Tuesday, April 24, at the Hudson High School field. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

Kaiya Sundeen went 4-for-7 with a double, home run, six RBI and four runs scored as the Hudson softball team opened the season by sweeping Menomonie, 14-3 and 8-2, in a Big Rivers Conference doubleheader Tuesday, April 24, on the Hudson High School field.

Sundeen's three-run home run in the opener highlighted a 10-run fourth inning to break the game open for the Raiders. She finished 3-for-3 in the win with four RBI and three runs scored.

Paige Meyer went 4-for-4 at the plate and Katie Cardell and Angela Huepfel contributed two hits each while Jenna Schomer allowed three hits in five innings to earn the win in the circle.

Sundeen drove in a pair of runs in the nightcap and Colleen Halverson and Avery Johnson had three hits each as the Raiders completed the sweep with an 8-2 victory. Two of Halverson's hits were doubles while Meyer added a triple in the game.

Grace O'Brien worked the first four innings in the circle to earn the victory, allowing three hits and one unearned run, while Schomas was tagged for an unearned run in three innings of relief.

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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