For what seems like forever, the Hudson baseball team has made 20-win seasons a regularity.
It’s still early, but the Explorers are in a funk not seen in quite awhile.
Host Hudson dropped to 1-4 overall and 0-4 in the Suburban League National Conference after losing to Brecksville-Broadview Heights Wednesday.
The Bees scored five runs in the top of the second to take a 6-1 lead. Brecksville put it away with six runs in the seventh.
The Bees finished with 18 hits and two errors. The Explorers had seven hits and three errors.
Left-hander Nolan O’Connell (0-1) took the loss on the mound. He had a double, three stolen bases a run batted in and a run scored at the plate.
Grant Gedeon added a single, four stolen bases and two runs and Matt Friend had two singles for Hudson.
The host Explorers lost to National Conference rival North Royalton 9-5 Tuesday.
The Bears led 6-2, but Hudson back with three runs in the bottom of the sixth.
However, North Royalton put it away with three runs in the top of the seventh.
The Bears finished with nine hits and two errors. The Explorers finished with seven hits and five errors.
Right-hander Isaac Wiley took the loss on the mound. He gave up just two earned runs in five innings of work.
Leadoff batter Ryan Mitcheltree had a single and two RBIs for Hudson.
Wiley had a single and scored two runs and Jonathan Coates had a triple for the Explorers.
Blake Farley also had a single, an RBI, a run scored and two stolen bases for Hudson.
The Explorers lost to host North Royalton 6-2 Monday.
Hudson had a 2-0 lead, but the Bears scored two runs in the fifth inning and four runs in the sixth to take control.
The Explorers had five hits and five errors. North Royalton had seven hits and no errors.
Gedeon had two hits and Alec Jackson had a double and drove in a run for Hudson.
Left-hander Sylvan Wiley, who entered the game in the fifth, took the loss on the mound.