HUDSON, TX (KTRE) - The Hudson Lady Hornets softball team is now just two wins away from their first trip to the state tournament since 1995. Standing in Hudson's way is Splendora. The good news for the Lady Hornets though, no opponent has really slowed them down through the playoffs.
So far Hudson has outscored their opponents 48 to 6. That ability to score quickly and often gives these Lady Hornets the confidence to believe they are never really down by too many runs.
"We're not over confident at all because we teach the girls not to be arrogant, but just to have some swagger," said head coach Jimmy Eby. "They just work hard and we don't think we are ever out of a ball game regardless of what the score is at the time."
Hudson has been playing in front of pack ballparks for months now and the support Thursday night in Bryan should be no different with a shot at state on the line. The girls say they like all the support so far and want to continue to win for their town of Hudson.
"Games are loud and the crowd can be distracting at times, but it is exciting to have everyone there to support you," said senior third baseman Jade Havard. "We've been hitting really good and playing good defense, well besides last game, but we just pick each other up and played as a team to get that win too."
First pitch for the Lady Hornets versus Splendora will be at 7:00 p.m. Thursday night at Bryan High School. We will bring you all updates that we receive as well as other UIL playoff action. Remember to report scores to 936-853-8622 to see them on air and on KTRE.com.