From Alyson Footer at MLB.com on February 11, 2015:
Most girls who show interest in baseball are ultimately encouraged to play softball, but Sarah Hudek always knew that wasn’t her true calling.
Hudek concluded at a very young age, when she was about 10 years old, that she was a baseball player. Turns out, that’s only half the story. Not only is she a baseball player, but she’s an exceptionally good one at that. In fact, she’s so good that she recently earned a scholarship from Bossier Parish Community College, a junior college in Louisiana, where the 5-foot-10, left-handed pitcher will join the baseball team next school year.
It’s the first time the school has signed a female to play on its baseball team, and Hudek is one of only a few females to play baseball at the collegiate level. Needless to say, the rarity of this has heaped quite a bit of attention on Hudek, and as much as she’d just like to blend in, she realizes what she’s about to do is newsworthy.
Read the full article here: http://m.mlb.com/news/article/108733340/daughter-of-former-big-john-hudek-to-pitch-collegiately
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Originally published: February 11, 2015. Last Updated: February 11, 2015.