Throw like a girl, win like a girl.
With her curveball, cutter and 82 mph fastball, Sarah Hudek pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in relief and earned her first win at the college baseball level on Wednesday.
"I didn't want to get to that, but those are the kinds of situations I live for," Hudek told the Shreveport (Louisiana) Times after Bossier Parish Community College beat Hinds Community College in the second game of a doubleheader, 5-4. "I had a lot of confidence in my catcher, Luis Santiago, and my defense behind me."
Hudek is believed to be the only woman playing college baseball, but she is no stranger to the spotlight. Last summer, she helped Team USA win the gold medal at the Pan Am Games, pitching 3 1/3 innings in the finale.
The daughter of former MLB All-Star John Hudek, she was good enough to earn a scholarship to play baseball, and she proved it Wednesday. She gave up three hits -- all infield singles -- in 2 2/3 innings.
"That was really the only trouble she saw in her 2 2/3 innings pitched to pick up her first win," BPCC head coach Aaron Vorachek told the Shreveport Times. "She gave up three infield singles and she pitched well."