Hudson Legion baseball wraps up season

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By Jesse Kucewicz, Contributing Writer

A Natick player slides into second base as his Hudson opponent angles to corral a throw and tag him out.  (Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)
A Natick player slides into second base as his Hudson opponent angles to corral a throw and tag him out.
(Photo/Jesse Kucewicz)

HUDSON – The Hudson Legion Post 100 baseball team saw their season come to an end with a loss to Lowell on August 1. 

Days before that game, though, the team nearly pulled off a seventh inning rally to win a July 28 matchup with Natick Post 107. 

Natick started the game strong on Hudson’s home field, taking an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Hudson pitcher Justin Wolfe would hold off the Natick offense for the next five innings, entering the seventh inning with the score tied at 2-2.

Natick then drove in three more runs in the top of the seventh before Hudson’s Jake LaMalva hit a triple as part of his team’s attempt to fight back. Their two-run rally would ultimately not be enough to pull off the win, though, as the game ended with Natick ahead by a score of 5-4.

Beyond LaMalva and his triple, Wolfe led Hudson on the mound and at the plate, batting in two runs and pitching 7 ⅔ innings.

“We had to take Justin out, who had a great night, because of pitch-count rules,” said Hudson Manager Ryan Bowen. “That’s a really good offence that he held at bay.”

Following their loss to Natick, Hudson concluded their regular season with a 10-9 victory over Newton before the start of the district tournament and the team’s eventual 10-1 loss to Lowell.

 

 

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