What a difference a day makes.

Some 24 hours after Hudson was shut down by North Royalton ace David Stewart, the bats came alive April 6 at The Ballpark at Hudson.

Hudson improved to 4-2 overall and 1-1 in the Suburban League National Conference after posting a 13-8 victory over the Bears.

On April 5, the Explorer bats went quiet in a 1-0 loss on the road.

After four innings of play April 6, Hudson had an 11-0 lead.

The Explorers, who finished with nine hits and one error, had eight players get at least one hit.

Johnny Merrill had a double and a triple, two runs batted in and a run scored. He also drew a walk.

Bryce Kilfoyle had a double and three RBIs and Spencer McClure had a single, a walk, an RBI and three runs scored.

Hayden Knox had the other extra base hit for Hudson. He had a double, a walk, two runs scored and an RBI.

Right-hander Troy Brown was cruising along until he ran into some trouble in the fifth. Brown improved to 1-1 in 2017.

The Explorers were scheduled to visit National Conference rival Cuyahoga Falls April 10 at Water Works Park. Results were not available at press time.

Hudson is set to host Falls April 11 and National Conference foe Stow-Munroe Falls April 13. First pitch for both games is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

The Explorers are set to visit Shaker Heights April 15 at 11 a.m.

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