Hudson athletics roundup: Lacrosse, baseball, softball all pick up wins

Ashley Bastock
Kent Weeklies
Hudson's Alec Dickens (16) celebrates a goal as Adam Oscarson (51)  looks on. The Explorers topped Chagrin Falls 13-5 Tuesday at home to improve to 3-0.

The Hudson boys lacrosse team remains undefeated after topping Chagrin Falls 13-5 on Tuesday night.

Hudson (3-0) took a 4-0 lead in the first four minutes of the game, showing a well-balanced attack as four different players scored.

For the evening, Hudson assisted on seven of its 13 goals and seven different players scored.

Adam Oscarson and Adam Goad each recorded hat tricks for the Explorers. Goad added three assists while Oscarson added one.

Alec Dickens and Carter Vaillancourt each had two goals and an assist apiece. Chase Weber, Ian Ludewig, and Andrew Oscarson each added in one goal apiece, with Ludewig also recording an assist.

“I've just been really impressed with our level of play top to bottom,” coach Brandon Schwind said. “I think that we're starting to really execute what we're trying to implement and our systems offensively and defensively.

"We're just clicking. We're sharing the ball. There's an unselfish mentality on offense, we're not playing hero ball as they say. A lot of our goals are assisted this year and I believe that's making all the difference in the world.”

Johnny MacKay pitches for Hudson baseball against Wadsworth Tuesday.

BASEBALL

Hudson got a win over Wadsworth in the Suburban League National Conference opener for both teams on Tuesday.

Sam Scharville was a perfect 2-for-2 at the plate and drove in three of the Explorers (3-1, 1-0) four runs. Wyatt Prado recorded the other RBI for Hudson in the win. 

Johnny MacKay picked up the win on the mound, pitching 2 1/3 innings in relief, relinquishing two hits, no walks, no runs and striking out four.

On Wednesday, however, the Grizzlies got their revenge topping Hudson 9-2. 

Scharville was the only Hudson player to record multiple hits, going 2-for-3 at the plate and driving in a run. 

The Explorers also fell against Wooster 10-7 on Saturday in this week's action.

The bats got going late as Hudson scored seven runs over the final two innings. Ben Sage cleared the bases with a two-run RBI single in the sixth inning, and Scharville hit a two-run home run to left field in the seventh inning as the comeback attempt fell short.

Scharville was a perfect 2-for-2 from the plate as well. Connor Rubin was 3-for-5 with an RBI and Corey Strazek was 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Wooster (3-1) scored four runs in the fifth inning to take a 7-0 lead.

Hudson's Paige Albrecht slaps a hit towards second base. The host Explorers defeated Nordonia 9-2 Monday.

SOFTBALL

The Explorers improved to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the SLNC with a 9-1 win over North Royalton on Wednesday. 

Starting pitcher Maddie Roukey allowed three hits and struck out seven as improving to 5-1 with the win.

Ava Butina blasted a home run and a double, driving in five runs for Hudson. She was one of four players with multiple hits in the game. Laurel Gomersal had three hits and  Roukey and Kaia Mack each had a pair of hits as well for the Explorers. 

Hudson scored six runs in the sixth inning. 

The Explorers picked up a 9-2 win over Nordonia on Monday night as well, earning their first SLNC win of the year 

In a complete game on the mound, Roukey relinquished just five hits, two walks and two earned runs while striking out 11. Of her 112 pitches, 74 were strikes. 

Offensively, Hudson got two RBI apiece from Katie Carrillo and Erin Malaska.

Nordonia fell to 1-5 and 0-3 in the league with the loss.

TENNIS

The Hudson boys tennis team fell 3-2 to Brecksville on Wednesday evening.

The Explorers (0-2, 0-2) got two wins in doubles thanks to the team of Ryan Pappano and Charlie Yurak (6-4,3-6,6-4) and the pairing of Ben Fisher and Nick Pineau [6-2,7-6(3)].