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Softball: Raiders sweep River Falls

Hudson’s Sydney Gabriel rips a single to left field in the Raider softball team’s 13-0 win over River Falls in the first game of a doubleheader at River Falls Tuesday, April 9. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

The Raider softball team made quick work of River Falls by sweeping the Wildcats 13-0 in five innings and 16-0 in four innings in a doubleheader in River Falls Tuesday, April 9.

Grace O’Brien went 3-for-3 and scored three times in the opener and Paige Meyer had two hits and three RBI while Maya Susa had two hits and drove in two runs.

Pitcher Sydney Gabriel allowed just one hit while striking out nine in the five-inning win.

The Raiders scored ten runs in the bottom of the fourth inning in the nightcap. Meyer was 3-for-3 with a double, walk and three RBI and Gabby Summers had two hits, including a double, while Juza was 2-for-3 with a double.

O’Brien and Gabriel teamed up in the circle to allow just two Wildcat hits while striking out four.

Next up for the Raiders is a doubleheader with Eau Claire North Thursday, April 18, beginning a 4 p.m. at Grandview Park.

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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