Hudson signs with UMHB

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Madisonville catcher Will Hudson signed his letter of intent to continue his baseball career at the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor last Tuesday in the MCISD board room with family, friends and coaches.

“This turnout confirmed the support I’ve always had around me,” said Hudson. “My family, friends and coaches have always supported me in whatever I’ve done. Having the opportunity to play college baseball is truly a dream come true.”

Hudson was one of multiple Mustangs to be honored with district awards for their performances this season. He was selected to the district’s first team as a designated hitter as well as the academic team for his work off the field.

Hudson appeared in 33 games for Madisonville in a season that saw the most successful finish in program history. He hit .333 in 2018 with nine doubles and drove home 17 runs. His on base percentage of .482 was good for third best on the Mustangs. Defensively, he was the starting catcher for the district’s most dominant pitching rotation.

“Madisonville baseball has shown me the love and dedication of a program and the tireless work of coaches who have helped me improve for four years,” said Hudson. “Making the All-District team doesn't matter much to me, I’m just glad I got to play with my best friends and enjoyed every minute of it.”

Hudson’s responses are comparable to other senior members of this year's baseball team in terms of selflessness and nostalgia for their time in the program. These players have set the standard for the school’s program moving forward.

“I’ll be lucky to ever have another bond like the one I had with this team,” said Hudson. "I think the love for the game and work ethic I acquired here will prepare me most for UMHB next season and beyond.”

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