Hudson fires shutout over Randolph-Henry

Park View High School pitcher Justyn Hudson pitched a gem on Thursday evening, striking out 16 while allowing only one hit in the Dragons’ 2-0 win over Randolph-Henry.

The victory improved the Dragons to 2-0 on the season.

“He was lights out,” said Park View skipper Michael Barmoy. “They couldn’t catch up to him. He threw the ball really well.”

Hudson threw 71 strikes out of 97 pitches in the complete-game victory.

Park View scored one run in the bottom of the first when Justin Clary led off with a single, stole second, and scored on an RBI single by Jaison Dugger.

The Dragons added an insurance run in the third inning when Brandon Rolfe tripled and scored on a sac fly by Cameron Sheets

Hudson struck out the side in the first, second and fifth innings and ended the game with two strikeouts after getting a grounder back to the mound to open the top of the seventh.

Clary led Park View with two hits in the game while Dugger and Trevor Tanner had one hit apiece.

Cameron Shook, Hudson and Tanner all drew walks in the contest.

The Dragons have a big week on tap and were scheduled to travel to Windsor HS on Tuesday.

Park View will welcome Southampton HS for another big district contest at Dragon Field on Thursday.

“We get into the district this week,” said Barmoy. “They are big games and we need good pitching and defense and hopefully we can score a few more runs. I was really pleased with our first week. It is coming together.”