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Falcons attempt to avenge loss to UW-Oshkosh

April 24, 2008

The wind just wasn’t blowing UW-River Falls’ softball team’s way on Sunday as they were defeated twice by UW-Oshkosh 5-2 and 7-0.

In the first game, UWRF’s two runs were scored on three hits and the Falcons made only one error.

Mindy Rudiger started the game on a high note as she hit a leadoff home run. Later in the fourth inning, Keri Feller hit a homer of her own. The only other UWRF hit was Emily Howlett’s two-out double to right field. UWO scored five runs on ten hits and also made one error.

Ashley Bertrand took the loss for UWRF, which brought her record to 13-3 on the season.

The Falcons were shutout for the third time this season in the second game. UWRF managed three hits and all were singles.

The Titans scored seven runs on 14 hits, which was the most hits made by an opponent against the Falcons this season. Brittany Rathburn picked up the loss, making her season record 9-3.

The younger members of the team have contributed to this season immensely. The sophomores and freshmen have attributed 46 hits and 11 RBIs to this season’s statistics.

Jessica Lundgren, a sophomore, has contributed to the team with an impressive .412 batting average. Three of the freshmen, Dana Book, Emily Eriksen and Dani Nadeau, brought with them All-Conference awards from their respective high schools.

With three games left, there is still room for more outstanding softball expected to come from these young players.

UWRF will host two conference games this weekend, UW-Platteville April 26 and 27. Both games begin at noon.