3rd Annual Hudson Baseball Alumni Golf Outing is fast approaching!

HUDSON- The third annual Hudson Baseball Alumni Golf Outing is slated for Friday, August 8 at Ellsworth Meadows Golf Club in Hudson.

This is not a fundraiser, but simply a way to gather with friends and talk baseball. No golfing prowess is necessary, nor do you have to be an alumni of the program. All are welcome.

Registration begins at noon ahead of the 1:30pm shotgun start for the four-person scramble. The cost is $80 per golfer and includes driving range time, box lunch, a round of golf, and dinner. A cash bar will be available. There will be opportunities to win skill prizes as well as a raffle.

Checks and entry form must be received before August 1, 2014. Entry form is here.

Polar Bears ice out Hudson bats

CANTON- After pulling out extra-inning heroics against Walsh Jesuit and Aurora, the Explorers ran out of magic against Jackson in Friday's Regional Final.

Starter Nanak Saran struggled to find his rhythm in the first inning, giving up three runs on four hits in the first inning. Hudson began to chip away at that early lead when they responded with a run of their own in the top half of the second thanks to a two-out Polar Bear miscue on a popup behind the pitcher's mound.

The Polar Bear lefty hurler kept the Explorers off-balance all evening, with Hudson only managing four hits. Two of those base knocks came in the sixth inning, when it looked like Hudson would mount their now-customary comeback. With one out, Kevin Zullo ripped a single to left and Brett Kemper came in to run for Zullo who was hobbled by a first-inning hit-by-pitch to the right knee. Kemper moved up to second on Saran's ground out and would score on a two-out single by pinch hitter Travis Wood. However, the rally by the Blue and White would end there along with the plans of a trip to play in Columbus next week.

The Explorers wrap up a brilliant 26-5 season in which they won their fourth-straight NOC Valley Division championship and returned to the Regional Championship for the first time since 2000. Kevin Zullo was named NOC Player of the Year and Nanak Saran was tabbed as NOC Co-Pitcher of the Year with Mayfield's John Schreiber who is headed to pitch for Kent State next year. Each of the 11 seniors provided great contributions to the success of the team and will be missed.

Regional Finals: Hudson finishes up remarkable 26-5 campaign

Friday, 5/30/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Thurman Munson Stadium, Canton. Regional Finals.
L: Saran (7-0).
Notes: Varsity (26-5): Cahill 2B (13); Wood 1B, RBI, SB.

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Explorers advance past Aurora

CANTON- Senior starting pitcher, Kevin Zullo, went eight innings, struck out nine, and allowed just three hits, one walk, and an unearned run as the Explorers advance with a 4-1 win over Aurora.

The game was scoreless through five and half innings when Aurora got on the board thanks to a Dan Joseph error, a sacrifice bunt, and a single to center.

Just like the Walsh Jesuit game, Hudson has a great counterpunch combination. In the top of the seventh an Aurora mistake gave the Explorers an opening for their left jab. A Nanak Saran single and a Jacob McKenzie sacrifice put Saran into scoring position with one out. Opportunities looked to be dwindling as Dean Miller popped out for the second out. However, an errant throw on a pickoff attempt on Saran by the Greenman pitcher allowed Saran to come all the way around to tie up the game.

Hudson's right uppercut came in the top of the eighth. The bases were loaded as Jacob Stuursma was hit by a pitch, Braden Wright walked, and Joseph was intentially walked. The go-ahead run was sent plateward on a walk to Joey Cahill. Zullo then grounded out to shortstop, which allowed Wright to score. After a Saran intentional pass reloaded the bases, Jacob McKenzie executed a perfect squeeze play in which Joseph scored and McKenzie reached to reload the bases. The Greenmen would get the final two outs of the inning on the next two batters, but the damage was done.

The Explorers will take on Jackson in the Regional Finals on Friday night at 5:00 pm back at Canton's Thurman Munson Stadium. The Polar Bears knocked off Mentor in the early game, 3-2.

Regional Semis: Zullo delivers 8-inning gem

Thursday, 5/29/201412345678RHE
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Game played at Thurman Munson Stadium, Canton. Regional Semifinals.
W: Zullo (6-1).
Notes: Varsity (26-4): Zullo CG, 8 IP, 0 ER, BB, 3 H, 9 K; Cahill HBP, 2 BB, RBI; Joseph R, 2 BB; Saran 1B, R, 2 BB, SB. Fireball POG: Zullo (7).

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Varsity puts down Poland Seminary

McKenzie tosses gem in Regional tune-up

Tuesday, 5/27/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: McKenzie (4-0).
Notes: Varsity (25-4): McKenzie 6 IP, ER, 4 H, 3 BB, K; Wood HR (1), R, RBI; J.Cahill 2B (12), 1B, R, 2 RBI; Zullo 2B (6), RBI; Joseph 1B, 2 R, 3 SB; Miller 1B, R, 2 SB; Schoenman R, 2 SB.

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Red Raiders shake up Senior Night

Explorers build lead early, fade down the stretch

Thursday, 5/22/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson. Senior Night.
L: MacKay (1-1).
Notes: Varsity (24-4): J.Cahill 2B (11), 2 RBI; Zullo 2B (5), RBI; Wright 2B (5), 2 R, BB, SB; Gundling 1B, 2 RBI.

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Varsity slays the Titans

Six-run fifth gives Explorers some breathing room

Wednesday, 5/21/20141234567RHE
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Game played at BMHS Baseball Field, Berea.
W: McKenzie (3-0).
Notes: Varsity (24-3): J.Cahill 2B (10), 1B, R, 2 RBI; Stuursma 2B (5), R, RBI, SF; Wood 2B (4), R, RBI; Tench 2B (1), 1B, R, 2 RBI, SB; Wright 2B (4), 1B, R, RBI; MacKay BB, 2 SB; Kemper 1B, R, 2 SB; Wallace 2-1B, R, RBI, SB; Hoffman SF, SAC, RBI. Fireball POG: Tench (1).

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JV falls to Brunswick in NOC Semis

NOC JV Tourny Semifinals: Erb tosses gem in loss

Wednesday, 5/21/201412345678RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson. NOC JV Tournament Semifinals.
L: Erb (6-2).
Notes: JV (19-5): Erb 7.1 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, K; Schoenman 2-1B, SB.

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District Champions!

HUDSON- In a battle of two heavyweights, Hudson was able to land a big uppercut in the top of the eighth to win the District Championship over top-seeded and (previously) undefeated Walsh Jesuit, 8-3.

Through the first seven innings, the two teams traded punches. Walsh would get Hudson on the ropes and the Explorers would wiggle out of it. Hudson would return the favor and put pressure on the Warriors, but Walsh would somehow escape.

Walsh scored one in the first, but Hudson answered with one the third. The Warriors plated two in the bottom of the fourth, followed up by the Explorers getting a pair in the top half of the fifth.

Tied at three is where the game would stay until the top of the eighth. Nanak Saran led off with a single. As Jared Hoffman planned to follow the single with a bunt, Saran was able to move into scoring postion on a wild pitch. Hoffman was able to get a bunt down, but the Walsh third baseman launched the ball into right field allowing Saran to score, putting Hudson up 4-3.

With the wheels starting to come off, the next batter, Dean Miller, walked followed by Sam Evans being awarded first thanks to catcher's interference. With the bases loaded, Jacob Stuursma singled to left which scored Hoffman and kept the bases loaded with no outs. After a pitching change brought in Walsh's starter from Monday, Braden Wright dropped down a beautiful bunt off the first offering from Walsh's hefty lefty, plating Miller and again loading the bases. Joey Cahill's single to center drove in Evans and Stuursma to cap the five-run inning.

Starter Kevin Zullo turned in a gutsy performance. In his six strong innings, Zullo surrendered three runs, all of which were unearned. He scattered six hits, walked one, and struck out four. He would give way in the seventh to Ian Swan, who would be the recipient of the extra-inning win. Swan threw two innings of scoreless, no-hit, no-walk baseball.

Hudson advances to take on Aurora in the Regional Semifinals next Thursday at 5:00pm at Thurman Munson Stadium in Canton.

District Finals: Zullo and Swan combine in 8-inning thriller

Tuesday, 5/20/201412345678RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson. District Finals.
W: Swan (2-1).
Notes: Varsity (23-3): J.Cahill 2B (9), 1B, 5 RBI, 2 BB, SF, SB; Zullo 6 IP, 3 R, 0 ER, 6 H, BB, 4 K; Swan 2 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R; Wright 2-1B, R, RBI, BB, SB. Fireball POG: J.Cahill (3).

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Explorers put an end to Falls' run

HUDSON- It is not easy to beat a team three times in a season, but especially when that team is a league rival and caught fire as the tournament began.

Hudson managed to do just that against a peaking Cuyahoga Falls squad, 4-2, in the District Semifinals.

After three scoreless innings, the Black Tigers struck first in the top of the fourth. Mike Kaser started the inning by earning a walk off Hudson starter, Nanak Saran. Kaser stole second and scored on a scorcher past third baseman, Dan Joseph.

Hudson answered with three of their own in the bottom half of the third. Dan Joseph reached on an error by the Falls shortstop and stole second. With two out, Saran was intentionally walked to set up the force play and bring up Jared Hoffman. Hoffman made the Tigers pay for the decision with a single up the middle to send Joseph plateward. Dean Miller crossed up the defense with his nicely placed, two-out bunt where he would reach safely to load the bases. Sam Evans singled to right, scoring Saran and Hoffman.

Cuyahoga Falls trimmed the Explorer lead to 3-2 with a two-out run in the top of the fifth. Hudson would nudge the lead back to two on Saran's sacrifice fly that plated Joseph.

Falls would threaten again in the top of the sixth when they loaded the bases with two outs off Saran. Ian Swan entered the game and induced an inning-ending groundball to Hoffman at second. Swan would make quick work of the Black Tigers in the seventh to notch his fourth save of the year and a berth for Hudson in the District Finals.

Hudson advances to the District Finals on Tuesday where the undefeated Walsh Jesuit Warriors await. Walsh knocked off Wadsworth, 9-3. Because Walsh is the top seed in the district, Hudson will be the away team. First pitch is at 4:30pm.

District Semis: Saran goes 5+, Swan slams door shut

Monday, 5/19/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson. District Semifinals.
W: Saran (7-0). S: Swan (4).
Notes: Varsity (22-3): Stuursma 2B (4); Evans 1B, 2 RBI; Joseph 1B, 2 R, 2 SB; Saran R, RBI, SF, 5.2 IP, 2 H, ER, 4 K; Swan 1.1 IP, H, 0 R, 0 BB, K.

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Explorers beat up on Brunswick

HUDSON- The Varsity took care of business over visiting Brunswick, winning 6-1 in their Sectional Finals.

Kevin Zullo held the Blue Devil bats quiet, giving up just five hits and one run in six innnings of work. Ian Swan nailed the door shut with a scoreless seventh.

Zullo also led the way at the plate. He collected two singles and drove in a run. Jared Hoffman was busy on the basepaths, swiping three bases on the night. Dean Miller walked twice, executed a sacrifice bunt, and stole two bases.

Hudson will host rival Cuyahoga Falls in the night cap (7:00pm) of the District Semifinals twinight doubleheader. Following their upset of #4 Brecksville on Thursday, the #12 Black Tigers knocked off neighbor Stow, 7-2. In the 4:30pm game, undefeted #1 Walsh Jesuit will be the home team against #3 Wadsworth.

Sectional Finals: Zullo baffles Blue Devils

Friday, 5/16/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson. Sectional Finals.
W: Zullo (5-1).
Notes: Varsity (21-3): Zullo 2-1B, RBI, 6 IP, 5 H, ER, BB, 4 K; Hoffman 1B, R, 3 SB; Miller 2 BB, SAC, 2 SB. Fireball POG: Zullo (6).

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Avon aces Freshmen

Eagles jump out early on Explorers

Monday, 5/12/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
L: Brown (1-1).
Notes: Freshmen (L).

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Varsity soars past Eagles

Exporers plate 3 in 7th for comeback win

Saturday, 5/10/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Victory Park, North Ridgeville. Cure Tay-Sachs Classic.
W: McKenzie (2-0). S: Swan (3).
Notes: Varsity (20-3, 9-1, W5): Zullo 2B (4); Evans 2B (3), R; Joseph 2-1B, R, 2 RBI, SB. Fireball POG: Joseph (3).

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Explorers turn win into rout with 7-run 7th

Saturday, 5/10/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Shaker Heights HS.
W: McClure (3-0).
Notes: Freshmen (W).

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JV advances to NOC JV Final 4

1st Round: Erb tosses 5-inning no-hitter

Saturday, 5/10/201412345RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson. NOC JV Tournament First Round.
W: Erb (6-1).
Notes: JV (18-4, W2): Erb CG, 5 IP, 0 H, 0 BB, 0 R, 10 K; Charpentier 2B, 1B, 2 R, 3 RBI, SB; Hickert 3B, 1B, 2 R, 2 RBI; Schoenman 2 R, 3 SB;.

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Quarterfinals: Steady scoring puts JV past Stow

Saturday, 5/10/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson. NOC JV Tournament Quarterfinals.
W: Hickert (4-0).
Notes: JV (19-4,W3): Hickert 6 IP, ER, 3 BB, 6 K; Knox 2B, 2 RBI; Draper 2B, 1B, R, RBI; Schoenman 2-1B, 2 RBI; Charpentier 2-1B, R, RBI.

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Hudson takes two more from Mayfield

JV pair combine for no-no

Thursday, 5/8/201412345RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Fetsko (1-0).
Notes: JV (17-4, 7-2, W1): Fetsko 4 IP, 0 ER, 0 H, 1 BB, 2 K; Moreland 1 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 1 K; Schoenman 2-1B, 2 R, 2 RBI; Charpentier 2-1B, R, RBI; Draper 3-1B, 2 R, RBI; Reiman 1B, 2 BB, 2 R; Malerick 2-1B, 2 R, 2 RBI.

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Wildcats win in eight innings

Thursday, 5/8/201412345678RHE
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Game played at Hudson JV Field.
L: Winston (0-2).
Notes: Freshmen (L).

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Varsity clips Cuyahoga Falls

Wright leads off for Hudson, scores on Cahill sac fly

Wednesday, 5/7/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Saran (6-0).
Notes: Varsity (19-3, 9-1, W4): Saran CG, 0 R, 1 BB, 3 H, 3 K; J.Cahill 1B, SF, RBI; Wright 2B (3), R. Fireball POG: Saran (4).

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Explorer counter-punch falls short to CF

Wednesday, 5/7/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Waterworks Park, Cuyahoga Falls.
L: Spaulding (2-1).
Notes: JV (16-4, 6-2, L1): Hickert 3 ROE, 2 SB;.

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Freshman blanked by Black Tigers

Wednesday, 5/7/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Waterworks Park, Cuyahoga Falls.
L: Laughlin (0-1).
Notes: Freshmen (L).

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Varsity wins 4th-straight NOC division title

Zullo dominates Black Tigers

Tuesday, 5/6/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Waterworks Park, Cuyahoga Falls.
W: Zullo (4-1).
Notes: Varsity (18-3, 8-1, W3): Zullo CG, 3 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 8 K; J.Cahill 2B (8), RBI; Saran 2B (6), R; Wright 2B (2), R, RBI, 2 SB; Evans 1B, SF, R, 3 RBI. Fireball POG: Zullo (5).
Varsity clinches NOC Valley Division title.


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JV crushes Cuyahoga Falls in five

Tuesday, 5/6/201412345RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Hickert (3-0).
Notes: JV (16-3, 6-1, W2): S.Cahill 2-1B, R, 3 RBI, SB; Charpentier 2-1B, 2 RBI, SF; Hickert CG, 2 H, 0 R, 8 K.

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Freshmen weather CF comeback

Tuesday, 5/6/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Hudson JV Field.
W: Oscarson (1-0).
Notes: Freshmen (W).

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Varsity smashes Solon

SOLON- Hudson Explorers rolled over Solon, 15-4, on Monday at Solon after a nine-run explosion in the third inning.

Hudson Explorers scored in the third on an RBI single by Jared Hoffman, a two-run double by Sam Evans, an RBI single by Braden Wright, a two-run error, and a three-run home run by Kevin Zullo. Jacob McKenzie improved to 2-0.

Hudson can win the league tomorrow with a victory at Waterworks Park over host Cuyahoga Falls.

Explorers rack up 15 runs, 12 hits, and 10 walks in just five innings

Monday, 5/5/201412345RHE
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Game played at Cisar Field, Solon Community Park.
W: McKenzie (2-0).
Notes: Varsity (17-3, 7-1, W2): Zullo HR (1), R, 4 RBI; J.Cahill 2B (7), 3 R, 3 BB; Stuursma 2B (3), 2 R, RBI; Evans 2B (2), R, 2 RBI; Joseph 1B, 2 R, SAC; Hoffman 2-1B, SF, 2 R, 2 RBI; Fireball POG: Zullo (4).

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JV puts game away with 6-run sixth

Monday, 5/5/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Erb (5-1). S: Fetsko (1).
Notes: JV (15-3, 5-1, W1): Reiman 1B, 3B, R, RBI, SB; S.Cahill 2-1B, 2 R, 2 SB; Hickert 2-1B, R, 2 RBI; Knox 2-1B, 2 R, RBI, SB;.

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Freshmen put Solon away early

Monday, 5/5/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Hudson JV Field.
W: McClure (2-0).
Notes: Freshmen (W).

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Cancer Classic: Varsity wins two, drops two

Game 1: Three-run 3rd allows Varsity to strut past Solon

Friday, 5/2/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson as part of the Cancer Awareness Classic to benefit NVRQT and PCRF.
W: Saran (5-0).
Notes: Varsity (15-1, 6-1, W8): Saran 5 IP, H, 0 ER, 11 K; J.Cahill 2-2B (6), 2 RBI, R, SB; Joseph 3 BB, 3 R, 2 SB; Zullo 1B, 2B (3), RBI; Stuursma 2B (1), R. Fireball POG: J.Cahill (2).

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Game 2: Mentor lefty no-hits Varsity

Friday, 5/2/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson as part of the Cancer Awareness Classic to benefit NVRQT and PCRF.
L: Swan (1-1).
Notes: Varsity (15-2, L1): Swan 7 IP, 4 H, ER, 4 K.

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Game 3: Aurora plates 8 unanswered to top Varsity

Saturday, 5/3/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson as part of the Cancer Awareness Classic to benefit NVRQT and PCRF.
L: J.Cahill (0-1).
Notes: Varsity (15-3, L2): Wood 4-4, 2-1B, 2-2B (2), R, RBI; McKenzie 2B (1), R, SB; Wright 2B (1), R; Zullo 2-1B, R, 2 RBI.

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Game 4: Varsity rights ship against Chardon

Saturday, 5/3/2014123456RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson as part of the Cancer Awareness Classic to benefit NVRQT and PCRF.
W: Tench (1-0).
Notes: Varsity (16-3, W1): Tench 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, BB, 2K; Stuursma 2-1B; 2B (2), R, 4 RBI; Wood 2B (3), 2 RBI; J.Cahill 1B, HR (1), 3 R, 2 RBI; Joseph 3B (1), R, 2 RBI; Wright 2-1B, R, RBI; Zullo 2-1B, 2 R, RBI; Wallace 2-1B, 3 R. Fireball POG: Stuursma (1).

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Chardon cuts down JV

Hilltoppers benefit from four-run third

Saturday, 5/3/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Hudson JV Field.
L: Dycman (0-1).
Notes: JV (14-3, L1): S.Cahill 2-1B, R; Hickert 1B, 2B, RBI; Reiman BB, 2 HBP, 2 R, SB.

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Game 1:

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Game played at Boardman HS.
L: .
Notes: None.

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Game 2:

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Game played at Boardman HS.
L: .
Notes: None.

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JV marches past Mentor

Seven-run fourth puts Explorers on top for good

Friday, 5/2/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Mentor HS.
W: Spaulding (2-0).
Notes: JV (14-2, W1): Knox 1B, 2B, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB; Hickert 2-1B, R, RBI; Charpentier R, 2 SB; Schoenman 1B, 2 R, RBI, 3 SB; S.Cahill 1B, 2 R, RBI, SB.

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Friday, 5/2/20141234RHE
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Game played at Mentor HS.
L: .
Notes: None.

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Varsity gets revenge on Mayfield

HUDSON- Behind a stellar pitching performance by senior starter Kevin Zullo, Hudson shut out Mayfield, 4-0. Zullo went the distance, scattering six hits, walking one, and striking out two.

The Explorers got on the board in the third inning when Dean Miller narrowly evaded the catcher's tag after a Dan Joseph squeeze bunt.

The Blue and White would give Zullo some breathing room when the offense pushed three across in the fourth. With one out Saran reached on a hit-by-pitch, stole second, and scored on Zullo's double to left. Mac Schoenman, pinch-runner for Zullo, scored on Hoffman's single to left past the drawn-in infield. Hudson's final run of the evening came when Hoffman trotted home as Dean Miller's hot smash found its way through the Wildcat shortstop's legs.

Weather permitting, the Varsity is slated to play four games this weekend as a part of the Cancer Awareness Classic. On Friday, Hudson will host Solon (4:30pm) and Mentor (7:00pm) before a quick turn-around to play Aurora (1:00pm) and Chardon (4:30pm) on Saturday. The charity chosen by the senior class is the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation. Click here to help support PCRF.

Zullo goes the distance for 6-hit shutout

Thursday, 5/1/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Zullo (3-1).
Notes: Varsity (14-1, 5-1, W7): Zullo CG, 0 R, BB, 2 K, 2-3, 2B (2), 1B, RBI, SB; Hoffman 1B, RBI, R, SB. Fireball POG: Zullo (3).

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JV falls short at Mayfield

Errors plague Explorers

Monday, 4/28/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Mayfield HS.
L: Erb (4-1).
Notes: JV (13-2, 4-1, L1): Schoenman 2-1B, RBI, 2 SB;.

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Monday, 4/28/20141234RHE
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Game played at Mayfield Heights Park, Mayfield.
L: .
Notes: None.

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Varsity takes two from Nordonia

Game 1: Evans paces offense past Knights

Saturday, 4/26/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: McKenzie (1-0).
Notes: Varsity (12-1, W5): Evans 2-1B, 3B (1), 3 RBI, 2 R, SB; J.Cahill 2B (4), R, 2 SB; Swan 1B, 2B (2), R, RBI; Stuursma 1B, R, 2 SB; McKenzie 4.2 IP, ER, 2 H, 5K. Fireball POG: Evans (1).

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Game 2: Varsity ignites for 7-run third

Saturday, 4/26/2014123456RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Hoffman (3-0).
Notes: Varsity (13-1, W6): Hoffman 5 IP, ER, BB, 7K; Zullo 1B, 2B (1), 2 RBI, R, 2 SB; J.Cahill 3-1B, 4 RBI, R; Wright 2 R, 2 SB; Joseph 1B, R, 2 RBI. Fireball POG; J.Cahill.

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Game 1: Third-inning rally sparks JV past Nordonia

Saturday, 4/26/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Hudson JV Field.
W: Moreland (1-0). S: Dycman (1).
Notes: JV (12-1, W11): Schoenman 1B, 2B, RBI; Reiman 2B, RBI; Moreland 4 IP, H, 0 R, 8 K; Dycman 3 IP, 2 H, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K.

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Game 2: JV cruises past Knights

Saturday, 4/26/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Hudson JV Field.
W: Atchison (2-0).
Notes: JV (13-1, W12): Atchison 4 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 5 K; Jordan 1B, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI; Charpentier 2B, R, RBI, SB; S.Cahill 2-1B, 2 RBI, R, SB; Reiman 1B, 2 RBI.

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Saturday, 4/26/20141234RHE
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Game played at Woodridge HS, Peninsula.
L: .
Notes: None.

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Varsity completes Twinsburg sweep

Saran goes the distance for complete game shutout

Wednesday, 4/23/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Dodge ES, Twinsburg.
W: Saran (4-0).
Notes: Varsity (11-1, 4-1, W4): Saran CG, 0 R, 4 H, 3 BB, 5 K; Joseph 2 SB; Hoffman 1B, RBI; Wright 1B, RBI, SF; Fireball POG: Saran (3).

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JV torches Twinsburg

Wednesday, 4/23/201412345RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Hickert (2-0).
Notes: JV (11-1, 4-0, W10): Schoenman 2-1B, 2 R, RBI, SB; S.Cahill 3-1B, 4 RBI, SF; Charpentier 2-1B, 2 R, SB; Knox 3-1B, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB.

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Wednesday, 4/23/20141234RHE
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Game played at Hudson JV Field.
L: .
Notes: None.

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Varsity tops Twinsburg in 12-inning thriller

HUDSON- Hudson improves to 3-1 in league with 12-inning win against visiting Twinsburg. Senior starter Kevin Zullo scattered seven hits over eight innings. Sophomore Ian Swan pitched the final four innings, giving up only one hit, and picking up the win. In the bottom of the seventh, pinch runner Bret Kemper scored the tying run on the Tiger catcher's errant throw into left field. Five innings later, Jake Stuursma reached on an error, Braden Wright reached on a beautiful bunt single, and Andrew Karpinski was awarded first via intentional walk. Matt Wallace displayed excellent dicipline as he drew a walk to push in the game-winning run.

Wallace wins it with walk-off walk

Tuesday, 4/22/2014123456789101112RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Swan (1-0).
Notes: Varsity (10-1, 3-1, W3): Joseph 4-5, SB; Wallace BB, RBI; Stuursma R, SB, SAC. Fireball POG: Wallace (1).

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JV trounces Tigers

Tuesday, 4/22/201412345RHE
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Game played at Dodge ES, Twinsburg.
W: Erb (4-0).
Notes: JV (10-1, 3-0, W9): Moreland 2B, 3B, 2 R, 3 RBI; Charpentier 2B, 3 R, SB; Knox 2-1B, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB; Schoenman 2-1B, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB; S.Cahill 2-1B, R, RBI.

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Tuesday, 4/22/20141234RHE
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Game played at Chamberlin MS, Twinsburg.
L: .
Notes: None.

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JV roughs up Kent

Hudson's 7-run sixth puts game to bed early

Monday, 4/21/2014123456RHE
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Game played at Roosevelt HS, Kent.
W: Martin (1-0). S: Jordan (1).
Notes: JV (9-1, W8): Charpentier 2-2B, 3 R, 3 RBI, SB; Reiman 2B, R; Knox 3B, 2-1B, R, RBI; Moreland 1B, 2 RBI, SB; Hickert 1B, 3 R, 2 RBI; Schoenman 2-1B, 4 R, RBI, 3 SB; S.Cahill 1B, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB; Jordan 3 IP, 0 ER, 2 K, SV.

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Varsity sinks Middies

Hoffman, Swan deliver shutout

Saturday, 4/19/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Midview HS, Grafton.
W: Hoffman (3-0).
Notes: Varsity (9-1, W2): Wright 2-1B, 2 R, 2 SB; Joseph 2B (3), R, RBI; J.Cahill 2-1B, 2B (3), 2 RBI, SB; Hoffman 6 IP, 7 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 5 K. Fireball POG: Hoffman (1).

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JV sweeps Keystone

Game 1: Three pitchers combine for shutout

Saturday, 4/19/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Keystone HS, LaGrange.
W: Atchison (2-0).
Notes: JV (7-1, W6): Atchison 5 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 3 BB, 4 K; Fetsko 2B, R, RBI; Knox 3B; Schoenman 2-1B, RBI, 2 SB; Charpentier R, 2 SB; Reiman 2 R, 2 SB.

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Game 2: Hudson plates 6 in 5th to mercy Keystone

Saturday, 4/19/201412345RHE
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Game played at Keystone HS, LaGrange.
W: Malerick (1-0).
Notes: JV (8-1, W7): Jordan 2B, 1B, 2 R, 2 RBI; S.Cahill 2-1B, R, RBI; Charpentier 2-1B, 3 R, RBI, SB; Knox 3-1B, 2 R, 3 RBI; Malerick 3 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 2 BB, 2 K.

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Game 1:

Saturday, 4/19/20141234RHE
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Game played at Buckeye HS, Medina.
L: .
Notes: None.

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Game 2:

Saturday, 4/19/20141234RHE
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Game played at Buckeye HS, Medina.
L: .
Notes: None.

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JV gets past Greenmen

Charpentier drives in game-winner in 6th

Friday, 4/18/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Spaulding (1-0).
Notes: JV (6-1, W5): Reiman 2B, R; Erb 4 IP, 4 H, 1 ER, 6 K; Spaulding 3 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 2 K.

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Varsity crushes Chardon

Varsity puts game away early with 10-run 1st

Thursday, 4/17/201412345RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Saran (3-0).
Notes: Varsity (8-1, W1): Saran 3 IP, 0 RA, 0 BB, 5 K, 0 H, 1-1, 2B (5), 2 RS, RBI; Karpinski 1B, 2B (1), R, 3 RBI, SB; Zullo 1B, 2 RBI, R; Joseph 1B, R, 2 RBI, SB; Swan 1B, R 2 RBI, SB. Fireball POG: Karpinski (1).

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Thursday, 4/17/20141234RHE
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Hudson Freshmen000
Game played at Hudson JV Field.
L: .
Notes: None.

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Mayfield mows down Varsity

MAYFIELD- Mayfield's John Schreiber (Kent State) struck out 11 batters and only gave up two hits to make the NOC interesting with several teams with a 2-1 record.

The Varsity look to bounce back when they host Chardon on Thursday.

Wildcat starter strikes out 11 Hudson batters

Wednesday, 4/16/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Mayfield HS.
L: Zullo (2-1).
Notes: Varsity (7-1, 2-1, L1).

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Varsity soars past Avon

Saran's three hits paces Explorers offense

Friday, 4/11/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Hoffman (2-0).
Notes: Varsity (6-0, W6): Saran 2-2B (4), 1B, 2 R, RBI, 2 SB; Joseph 2B (2), 2 R, RBI. Fireball POG: Saran (2).

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JV sweeps double-dip from Tallmadge

Game 1: JV score in every inning, torch Tallmadge

Saturday, 4/12/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Atchison (1-0). S: Fetsko (1).
Notes: JV (4-1, W3): Schoenman 2B, 3 R, 2 BB, 2 SB; Jordan 2-1B, 2 RBI; Hickert 2-1B, 2 R, 2 RBI, SB; S.Cahill 2 BB, 2 R, 3 SB.

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Game 2: JV outscores Blue Devils in barnburner

Saturday, 4/12/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Erb (3-0). S: Draper (1).
Notes: JV (5-1, W4): Moreland 2B, 1B, 4 RBI; Schoenman 1B, RBI, 3 BB, 5 R, 8 SB; Hickert 2-1B, 2 R, 3 RBI; Charpentier 2-1B, 3 R, SB.

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Varsity mashes Marlington

MacKay, Tench, and McKenzie combine for shutout

Saturday, 4/12/20141234567RHE
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Game played at All-Pro Freight Stadium, Avon.
W: MacKay (1-0).
Notes: Varsity (7-0, W7): Evans RBI, SB; Joseph 2-1B, 2 SB; Wright RBI, SB; MacKay 4 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 2 K. Fireball POG: Joseph (2).

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Hudson completes total sweep of Stow

Ian Swan HUDSON- The Varsity Explorers pounded Stow on Thursday 11-3, starting with a four-run first inning. The outburst was sparked by an RBI single by Dan Joseph, a run-scoring single by Nanak Saran, a wild pitch, and a groundout by Dean Miller. Jacob McKenzie reached base three times, scored two runs, and had one RBI. Nanak Saran got the win for Hudson, scattering three runs over four innings. Saran struck out three, walked one, and gave up five hits. Closer Ian Swan put away the final nine outs to record the save.

Hudson's three squads combined to go 6-0 against Stow this week.

Swan dominates last nine outs to get 3-inning save

Thursday, 4/10/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Saran (2-0). S: Swan (2).
Notes: Varsity (5-0, 2-0, W5): J.Cahill 2B (2), R, RBI, SB; McKenzie 2-1B, R, RBI, SB; Swan 2-1B, 2 R, 3 IP, H, 0 R, 2 K. Fireball POG: Swan (1).

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JV drops 10-spot on Bulldogs in 4th inning, win easily

Thursday, 4/10/201412345RHE
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Game played at SMFHS Ballfields, Stow.
W: Hickert (1-0).
Notes: JV (3-1, 2-0, W2): S.Cahill 3-2B, 2 RBI, 5 R, SB; Erb 2B, 2-1B, 3 RBI, R; Knox 3B, 1B, 2 R, 3 RBI; Hickert 4 IP, 1 ER, 4 H, 4 K.

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Thursday, 4/10/20141234RHE
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Stow-Munroe Falls000
Game played at Hudson JV Field.
L: .
Notes: None.

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Varsity beats up Bulldogs

Zullo tosses 6 frames, gives up just 1 run on 3 hits

Wednesday, 4/9/20141234567RHE
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Game played at SMFHS Ballfields, Stow.
W: Zullo (2-0).
Notes: Varsity (4-0, 1-0, W4): Saran 2-2B (2), 2 R; J.Cahill 2-1B, R, RBI; Swan 1B, R, 2 RBI; McKenzie 1B, RBI, 3 SB; Zullo 6 IP, 1 ER, 4 K. Fireball POG: Zullo (2).

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Four-run 2nd gives JV enough for the win over Stow

Wednesday, 4/9/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Erb (2-0).
Notes: JV (2-1, 1-0, W1): Hickert 2-1B, R, SB; Spaulding 1B, 2 RBI, 2 SB; Erb 5 IP, 3 H, R, 0 ER, 5 K.

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Freshmen need just 4½ innings for Bulldog beatdown

Wednesday, 4/9/201412345RHE
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Game played at Hudson JV Field.
W: McClure (1-0).
Notes: Freshmen (1-0, 1-0).

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Varsity survives weather, Kent

Dan Joseph KENT- Hudson improves to 3-0 with a win against Kent Roosevelt at Kent State as a part of the David Starkey Memorial Classic.

Seventeen players contributed to the win, including five different pitchers. Despite a rough start, Jared Hoffman settled down and struck out seven in the first three innings to pick up the win.

Ian Swan ripped a two-out, two-run double in the first while Dan Joseph added three hits with twp runs scored in the cold, wet night game to pick up the Fireball Player of the Game.

Kent threatened in the fourth inning, down 9-4, bases loaded, and no outs. Hudson shut down that rally when it pulled off a 4-6-3-2-5-2 triple play.

NOC Valley play begins tuesday when Hudson hosts rival Stow at 4:30.

Weather permitting, Hudson will make up its games against Strongsville tomorrow at The Ballpark.

17 players, including five pitchers, combine for win

Friday, 4/4/20141234567RHE
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Game played at David Starkey Memorial Classic at KSU Schoonover Stadium, Kent.
W: Hoffman (1-0).
Notes: Varsity (3-0, W3): Evans 2B (1); Joseph 3-1B, 2 R; Saran 2-1B; Swan 2B (1), 2 RBI; Wright 2-1B, R. KR: Bush 2B, 2 RBI. Fireball POG: Joseph (1).

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Friday schedule shakeup

HUDSON- Rain has forced the postponement of Friday's JV game at Kenston. No makeup date has been announced.

Fortunately for the Varsity, the turf at Kent State's Schoonover Stadium allows tonights game against Kent Roosevelt to simply be delayed to a 7:30pm first pitch. The bus will leave the high school at 5:30pm.

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Strongsville games washed out again

HUDSON- Due to the rain this afternoon, all three games against Strongsvill have been pushed a week to Thursday, April 10.

Varsity storms past Normandy

Nanak Saran HUDSON- Explorers played flawless defense in home opener against Parma Normandy. Nanak Saran pitched five strong innings, struck out four, and gave up just one hit. Jared Hoffman pitched the sixth while Ian Swan threw the seventh and they preserved Saran's one-hit shutout. Hudson's offense was led by Joey Cahill who was 2-2 with a HBP, double, a steal, RBI, and scored once.

Weather permitting, Hudson will make up its games against Strongsville tomorrow at The Ballpark.

Saran, Hoffman, Swan combine in one-hit shutout

Wednesday, 4/2/20141234567RHE
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Game played at The Ballpark at Hudson.
W: Saran (1-0).
Notes: Varsity (2-0, W2): J.Cahill 2B (1), R, RBI, SB; Joseph 2B (1), R, 2 SB; Saran R, RBI; Wright R; Zullo RBI. Fireball POG: Saran (1).

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JV surrenders ninth inning lead in 3-2 defeat

Wednesday, 4/2/2014123456789RHE
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Game played at Hudson JV Field.
L: Draper (0-1).
Notes: JV (1-1, L1): Martin 5 IP, 9 K, 0 BB, 1 ER; S.Cahill 2 SB, 1B, R; Schoenman 2 SB, 1B; Spaulding 2 SB, R, 2 BB.

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Strongsville games bumped

HUDSON- The three games against Strongsville have been rescheduled for Thursday, April 3.

Varsity clips Chagrin Falls for win in Opener

Kevin Zullo

Zullo strikes out 10, allows no earned runs

Saturday, 3/29/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Myrtle Beach.
W: Zullo (1-0). S: Swan (1).
Notes: Varsity (1-0, W1): Zullo 5 IP, 10K, 0 ER, 0 BB; Joseph 3-4, 2 R, 2 SB. Fireball POG: Zullo (1).

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Three-run fifth puts JV on road to victory

Saturday, 3/29/20141234567RHE
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Game played at Myrtle Beach.
W: Erb (1-0).
Notes: JV (1-0, W1): Charpentier 3B (1), R, RBI; Hickert 2-1B, R, SB; S.Cahill 2-1B, R; Erb 5 IP, 0 R, 8 K, 0 BB.

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Normandy game moved

NormandyHUDSON- Presumably due to expected field conditions, the Varsity game against Parma Normandy on Wednesday, April 2 has been moved to Hudson.

The JV game will still be in Hudson as scheduled, but the game gets bumped to the JV field.

The Freshman game is postponed and they will travel to Seven Hills to take on the Invaders on a future date to be announced.

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