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Softball struggles in three losses

Wildcat senior Alana Feser lines out to left field in the third inning of the first game of a doubleheader against Hudson Tuesday, April 9, in River Falls. Bob Burrows / RiverTown Multimedia

The Wildcat softball team struggled to put runs on the board in three home games last week, falling to Baldwin-Woodville 16-2 Monday, April 8, and dropping a doubleheader to Hudson, 13-0 and 18-0, in their first Big Rivers Conference action of the season Tuesday, April 9.

The Cats were supposed to travel to Wisconsin Dells for a tournament Saturday, April 13, but the games were cancelled due to the snow storm. They're scheduled to play a BRC doubleheader Thursday, April 18, in Menomonie and visit Prescott for a nonconference game Monday, April 22.

Last Monday Eryn Herrera and Ali Schretenthaler had RBI singles in the bottom of the fifth inning but Baldwin had built a 16-run lead by then to make the final 16-2. Schretenthaler had two hits in the loss while Herrera, Jade Irgens and Ana Smith had one each. Taryn Gullickson struck out one and walked four while taking the loss in the circle.

Lily Griffin had the only Wildcat hit in Tuesday's first game against Hudson, while Irgens, Smith and Sydney Seeley each singled in the nightcap. Gullickson took the pitching loss in both games.

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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