The host Hudson softball team improved to 5-8 overall and 5-6 in the Suburban League National Conference after posting a convincing 8-0 victory over Cuyahoga Falls April 24.

The Lady Explorers scored six runs in the top of the first inning and got a two-hit shutout from Olivia Stefanoni.

The freshman left-hander struck out nine batters and walked two in seven innings of work to pick up her first varsity win of her career. Stefanoni improved to 1-2 in 2017.

Third baseman Martha Masich had two singles and two runs batted in and right fielder Bri Bellanco drove in Hudson's other two runs with a single to left field.

Cami Madar reached base three times. She had a double, a single and was hit by a pitch. Madar scored three runs.

Left-hander Tori Rogers took the loss for the Lady Black Tigers. She was relieved by right-hander Hailey Miles, who finished the game.

Falls (2-12, 0-10) finished with two errors. Alex Eves and Cynthia Stanfield each had a single for the Lady Black Tigers.