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College baseball: BPCC’s Sarah Hudek picks up first win as Cavs split doubleheader

Bossier Parish Community College freshman pitcher Sarah Hudek, who is the first female to play for the school, won her first collegiate game Wednesday in Raymond, Miss.

Hudek pitched 2 1/3 innings of middle relief in a 5-4 victory over Hinds Community College in the second half of a doubleheader. She allowed four hits and no earned runs with three strikeouts.

BPCC dropped the first half of the doubleheader 6-0. The Cavs are 2-5 on the young season.

BPCC took the lead with four runs in the top of the fourth. Tye Holliday singled in the tying and go-ahead runs. Joseph Tassin led off the inning with a single. Austin Stegall brought Tassin home with a single and Zach Stanley, who walked, scored on the throw.

Matt Hammock had a solo home run for the Cavs in the first inning.

Austin McWhiney started for BPCC. He gave up five runs, including three earned, in three innings before giving way to Hudek. Stephen Morrison picked 1 2/3 innings of no-hit ball and struck out three to get the save.

The Cavs only managed two hits in the first half of the doubleheader.

Wednesday’s appearance was the third for Hudek this season. She garnered national attention when she signed with the Cavs last year out of George Ranch High School in Houston.

The left-hander played for the U.S. Women’s National Team that won a goal medal in the 2015 Pan American Games, according to Wikipedia.

Hudek allowed three hits and three earned runs in just one-third inning in the Cavs’ second game of the season, a 6-3 home loss to Eastfield College. She fared better in her second outing, an 8-3 loss to Hill College. Hudek allowed two hits and one earned run in two innings.

Former Benton star Andrew Cole has had a couple of good games for the Cavs. He went 3-for-5 with a double and home run in a 13-12 loss to Hill. BPCC hit five home runs in the game. He also went 2-for-5 with a triple and four RBI in a 14-7 victory over TCS Post Grad.

BPCC returns to action Saturday in an event at Baton Rouge Community College. The Cavs face St. Louis Community College at 2 p.m. and Baton Rouge CC at 5.

— Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.com

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