For the final time in his illustrious high school career, Terrell Hudson toed the rubber at home. Facing region rival Agua Fria, his last outing would not disappoint, as Hudson allowed just one earned run on two hits in seven innings while striking out 12 and allowing no base on balls. Hudson hit two batters and the defense made three errors behind him, accounting for the two unearned runs. After missing most of the season on the mound due to a lower body irritation, Hudson has been lights out in his last three starts. He’s thrown two consecutive complete games and two weeks ago at Millennium left the game in the sixth in his first start following his absence.
The Bulldogs offense would not be outdone by Hudson’s stellar pitching. The team accounted for 12 hits, four of those off the bat of junior third baseman Edgar Escobedo, who finished the day 4 for 4 with 4 RBI and a run scored. Junior center fielder Tyler Nichols had a 2 for 3 day with three runs scored and swiped three bags. Senior right fielder Bryce Hainline had a 2 for 4 day with two runs scored and 2 RBI.
The ‘dogs sit on the cusp of playoff contention, sitting at No. 23 in the AIA MaxPreps power rankings as of Tuesday morning. Teams No. 9 through No. 24 qualify for a playoff play-in game on April 24th. The final game of the regular season is at Agua Fria on Thursday April 26th, first pitch is 5:30pm.