Junior college to sign daughter of former major league reliever to its baseball team

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Sarah Hudek will not be the first woman to play college baseball — there have been a couple others before — but it’s a rare enough thing to be noteworthy. From The Sporting News:

History will be made when the Bossier Parish (La.) Community College baseball team signs pitcher Sarah Hudek, the first female to play baseball at BPCC, to the roster. She is also one of the first females to play at the collegiate level.

Pet peeve: try substituting the word “males” there for “females” and see if it makes sense. It doesn’t, right? You’d say “men.” So why not say “women?” I have no idea why you see that construction so often, but whatever.

Hudek is reported to have an 82 m.p.h. fastball, a change-up, curve and she says she’s working on a cutter. On the fastball, her future coach says “that’s as good, or better, than most boys around here.”

Of interest to some: Hudek is the daughter of John Hudek, who was a relief pitcher for the Astros, Mets, Reds, Braves and Blue Jays in the mid-to-late 90s.