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Falcon softball blanks Blue Devils

April 10, 2008

With lightning comes thunder, which is exactly what the UW-River Falls softball team brought with them to Menomonie as they swept UW-Stout 5-0 and 4-0 last Saturday. UWRF has now extended its school record winning streak to 13 games. These victories also led to a three spot advancement from No. 14 to No. 11 in the NFCA poll released April 8.

  Ashley Bertrand opened WIAC season play with her first career no-hitter against UW-Stout.  She is now 11-1 on the season with a 1.02 ERA. Bertrand was also named WIAC Athlete of the Week. She has thrown five shutouts and three one-hitters on the year.

  Brittany Rathburn continued the storm by following with a complete game shutout in the second game of the doubleheader.

  Keri Feller started the first game of the doubleheader with an excellent show in the batter’s box as she went 3-for-4.

  Emily Howlett and Jessica Lundgren both finished 2-for-3 at the plate in the second game.

  UWRF is now 19-1 overall and 2-0 in the WIAC.

  The Falcons have a decent chunk of their season left to play, with six more conference competitors still to face. They play Stevens Point and Whitewater next week.