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Softball suffers loss to St. Joseph Academy

Staff Report Published: May 3, 2017 12:00 AM
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The Hudson softball team had a 2-1 lead against Newton at the Champions Challenge Invitational April 28 in Loudonville.

The game was suspended in the top of the sixth and will not be completed.

Right-hander Sara Gedeon had 10 strikeouts in five innings of work for the Lady Explorers. She also had a solo home run at the plate.

Marian Duncan had a triple and a run batted in and Cami Madar had a triple for Hudson.

The host Lady Explorers dropped to 6-10 on the season after losing to Cleveland St. Joseph Academy 9-6.

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Both teams had 11 hits. St. Joseph had two errors and Hudson had one error.

It was tied at 3-3, but St. Joseph scored twice in the fourth and three times in the fifth to take control.

Duncan, a right-hander, took the loss in the pitcher's circle to fall to 4-3 in 2017. However, she was a force at the plate.

Duncan had three hits, including a two-run homer and two runs scored.

Sadie Mrakuzic and Martha Masich each had three hits, including a double. Mrakuzic scored twice and drove in a run and Masich also drove in a run for the Lady Explorers.

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Madar hit a home run for Hudson.

The Lady Explorers were scheduled to visit Suburban League National Conference rival Twinsburg May 1 before returning home to play Wadsworth in a National Conference showdown May 2. Results of those games were not available at press time.

Hudson is set entertain Mogadore Field in a doubleheader May 6. First pitch is scheduled for 11 a.m.

The Lady Explorers plan to honor the 2007 Division I state championship team after the first game.

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