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Baseball: Wildcats down Tigers

River Falls' Ryan Flanigan hits a hard liner to third for an out in the first inning of the Wildcat's 8-2 victory over New Richmond Thursday, May 10, at First National Bank of River Falls Field. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

Jake Lindsay struck out eight in six innings of work and River Falls broke the game open with five runs in the third inning as the Wildcats snapped New Richmond's eight game winning streak with an 8-2 victory, Thursday, May 10, at First National Bank of River Falls Field.

Lindsay allowed five hits and didn't walk a batter as the Cats improved to 8-3 on the season.

Lindsay also helped himself at the plate with a run-scoring single, Jake Bergmanis had two hits and an RBI and Joe Stoffel drove in a run as the Wildcats took advantage of three New Richmond errors.

The Cats are scheduled to host Menomonie in a Big Rivers Conference doubleheader Friday, May 11, beginning at 4 p.m. River Falls is currently 5-1 in BRC play while Menomonie is 1-5.

Softball

After being held to two hits in a 7-0 loss to Eau Claire North in the first game, the Wildcat softball took a 5-4 lead into the top of the seventh in the nightcap only to have the Huskies score a pair of runs for a 6-5 walkoff win and a sweep of their Big Rivers Conference doubleheader at UW-River Falls Ramer Field.

River Falls scored four runs in the top of the fifth inning, highlighted by a three-run double by Nelly Sabby, to take a 5-3 lead. Taryn Gullickson had three hits in the loss, including a double, and drove in one run while Sydney Seeley singled, doubled and had one RBI.

Gullickson took the loss in the circle, allowing five earned runs on 11 hits with four strikeouts and three walks in 6 2/3-innings of work.

Skylar Ross had both Wildcat hits in the opener while Taylor Weick pitched all seven innings to take the loss.

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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