In our 36th season, our first perfect game: Applegate’s Tim Hudson whitewashes Hickory

Applegate’s Tim Hudson hurled what is believed to be the first perfect game in the 36-year history of the I-75 League, holding Hickory without a baserunner — or even a close call — in a 6-0 victory July 3.

Hudson struck out nine and retired all 27 hitters he faced, striking out pinch-hitter Javier Baez to close the contest. Tim_Hudson_14Hickory had three split roll chances at singles, all at 1-10 odds or less, and missed all three.

Hudson, a 4e15 pitcher, also fielded a Pitcher (X) roll cleanly with one out in the ninth. Hudson, who improved to 7-5 on the year with a 3.18 ERA, was making his first start since May, having been inactive in June.

“I wasn’t even really aware he had a no-hitter going until about the sixth inning,” said Paperclips manager Gary Kicinski. “We grabbed an early lead and got our defensive guys in there early, and I noticed in the sixth Hudson hadn’t allowed a hit, but I couldn’t really remember if he’d walked a guy or not.” He had not, and he is believed to have become the third pitcher in Applegate franchise to record a no-no, following Steve Comer (1980) and Sid Fernandez (1986). Comer allowed no hits or walks in his 8-0 win over Bismarck in May of 1980, but the Clips made two errors.

Matt Cain gave up four runs in the first inning for Hickory, and Applegate tacked on single runs in the fourth and seventh. Applegate went on to take four of the five games in the series and improve to 43-42 on the year, breaking the .500 mark for the first time.


BOXSCORE: 2015 Hickory Nuts At 2015 Applegate Paperclips             7/6/2015
 
  Nuts           AB  R  H RBI AVG     Paperclips         AB  R  H RBI AVG
  A.De Aza LF     3  0  0  0 .200     S.Smith LF          3  1  2  1 .247  
  A.Jackson CF    3  0  0  0 .219   A-B.Hamilton PR,CF    2  0  0  0 .200  
  N.Cruz DH       3  0  0  0 .225     J.Turner 1B         2  1  1  1 .293  
  J.Peralta SS    3  0  0  0 .223   B-J.Loney 1B          1  0  0  0 .224  
  E.Hosmer 1B     3  0  0  0 .304     M.Brantley CF,LF    4  1  1  0 .246  
  T.D'Arnaud C    2  0  0  0 .276     K.Vargas DH         3  1  2  3 .315    
D-J.Gyorko PH     1  0  0  0 .175   C-Z.Walters PH,DH     2  1  1  1 .239  
E-C.Ruiz C        0  0  0  0 .239     J.Donaldson 3B      4  0  1  0 .208  
  M.Ozuna RF      3  0  0  0 .216     N.Walker 2B         2  0  0  0 .271  
  C.Pennington 2B 3  0  0  0 .229     H.Pence RF          4  0  1  0 .264  
  J.Baker 3B      2  0  0  0 .333     R.Martin C          3  0  0  0 .252  
F-J.Baez PH       1  0  0  0 .088     A.Escobar SS        4  1  1  0 .207  
                 -- -- -- ---                            -- -- -- ---      
         Totals  27  0  0  0                 Totals      34  6 10  6
 
A-Pinch Ran For Smith In 4th Inning
B-Subbed Defensively (1B) For Turner In 5th Inning
C-Pinch Hit For Vargas In 7th Inning
D-Pinch Hit For D'Arnaud In 8th Inning
E-Subbed Defensively (C ) For Gyorko In 8th Inning
F-Pinch Hit For Baker In 9th Inning
 
Nuts............ 0 0 0  0 0 0  0 0 0  -  0  0  1
Paperclips...... 4 0 0  1 0 0  1 0    -  6 10  0
 
Nuts (33-48)             IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
M.Cain LOSS(0-7)          6       8   5   5   4   6   1   6.55  A1 D3
V.Nuno                    2       2   1   1   2   2   1   5.14  D4
Totals                    8      10   6   6   6   8   2
 
Paperclips (39-42)       IP       H   R  ER  BB  SO  HR    ERA  SCORESHEET
T.Hudson WIN(7-5)         9       0   0   0   0   9   0   3.18  A1
Totals                    9       0   0   0   0   9   0
 
ATTENDANCE- 26,162 DATE- Saturday, July 6th 2015 TIME- Day WEATHER-
Good T- 2:34
LEFT ON BASE- Nuts: 0  Paperclips:10
DOUBLE PLAYS- Nuts: 1  Paperclips: 0
ERRORS- E.Hosmer
DOUBLES- S.Smith-2(8th), K.Vargas(3rd), J.Donaldson (17th),A.Escobar (13th)
HOME RUNS- K.Vargas(5th), Z.Walters(5th)
RBIs- S.Smith(17th), J.Turner(16th), K.Vargas-3(12th), Z.Walters(11th)
STOLEN BASES- N.Walker(2nd)
WALKS- J.Turner, J.Loney, M.Brantley, N.Walker-2, R.Martin
STRIKE OUTS- N.Cruz, J.Peralta, T.D'Arnaud, J.Gyorko, 
M.Ozuna, C.Pennington, J.Baker-2, J.Baez, J.Turner, J.Loney,
K.Vargas, Z.Walters, J.Donaldson, H.Pence, R.Martin, A.Escobar
GIDP- R.Martin
RLISP 2-out- H.Pence, K.Vargas-2, R.Martin, A.Escobar
TEAM RISP- Nuts: 0 for 0  Paperclips: 3 for 14
 
History was made in Applegate as Tim Hudson(7-5) thrilled the crowd by tossing
a perfect game and the Applegate Paperclips defeated the Hickory Nuts by the
score of 6 to nothing.
 
Hudson had an afternoon to remember.  Heck, it's one we'll all remember! What
a game at Wrigley Field! The tension was mounting with every inning after the
6th.  Hudson appeared oblivious himself to the mounting history until two
were out in the 9th.  Only then, did he allow himself one deep sigh and a
slow trip around the mound.  Applegate banged out 10 hits on the afternoon.
 
Matt Cain(0-7) was tagged with the loss.  He surrendered 8 hits and 4 walks in
6 innings.  'Hudson was simply incredible' losing pitcher Cain said.  'I hate
to admit this but I'd pay to watch a man pitch like that'
 
SCORESHEET: 2015 Hickory Nuts at 2015 Applegate Paperclips
A.De Aza-A1  A1:G/31    *4*:F/8    *7*:G/63
                                   
                                   
A.Jackso-A1  A2:G/43    B2:F/9     C2:G/53
                                   
                                   
N.Cruz-A1    A3:G/53    B3:K       C3:P/2
                                   
                                   
J.Peralt-A1  *2*:K      *5*:G/53   *8*:L/6
                                   
                                   
E.Hosmer-A1  A5:G/63    B5:G/31    C5:F/8
                                   
                                   
T.D'Arna-A1  A6:F/9     B6:K       C6:K
J.Gyorko-C6                        
C.Ruiz-C7                          
M.Ozuna-A1   *3*:G/13   *6*:K      *9*:G/53
                                   
                                   
C.Pennin-A1  A8:K       B8:L/3     C8:G/13
                                   
                                   
J.Baker-A1   A9:K       B9:K       C9:K
J.Baez-C9                          
                                   
 
S.Smith-A1   A1:Do      B1:E/3     C1:Do>2#   D1:G/43    *8*:G/43
B.Hamilt-C2                                              
                                                         
J.Turner-A1  A2:Si>2#   B2:K       C2:W>b1    D2:W>b1    E2:K
J.Loney-C5                                               
                                                         
M.Brantl-A1  A3:Si>13   B3:F/8     C3:G/43>2  D3:F/9     E3:W>b1
                                   3 12                  
                                                         
K.Vargas-A1  A4:HR>3#   *3*:Do     C4:K       *7*:HR>b#  E4:K
Z.Walter-D4  1# b#                                       
                                                         
J.Donald-A1  A5:F/8     B5:K       *5*:G/43   D5:Do
                                              
                                              
N.Walker-A1  A6:W>b1    B6:F/9>23  C6:W>b1    D6:L/4
                                              
                                              
H.Pence-A1   A7:Si>12   B7:K       C7:SB>12   D7:G/63
                                   G/53       
                                              
R.Martin-A1  A8:G-DP/6  *4*:K      C8:G/3     D8:W>b1
             43>1o                            
                                              
A.Escoba-A1  *2*:K      B9:Do      *6*:G/43   D9:F/7
                                              
                                              
 
 


 
*** TOP OF INNING 1 ***
0     A.De Aza    5- 6     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
1     A.Jackson   2-10     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
2     N.Cruz      4- 4     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
*** BOTTOM OF INNING 1 ***
0     S.Smith     5- 3     0 Double                         b-2 
0  2  J.Turner    3- 5     0 Single                         2-H b-1 
0 1   M.Brantley  6- 5     0 Single                         1-3 b-1 
0 1 3 K.Vargas    3- 8     0 Home Run                       3-H 1-H b-H 
0     J.Donaldson 1- 6     0 Fly Out                        b-0 
1     N.Walker    2- 6     0 Walk                           b-1 
1 1   H.Pence     4- 7  8  0 Single                         1-2 b-1 
1 12  R.Martin    6- 8     0 Ground Out Double Play         1-o b-0 
*** TOP OF INNING 2 ***
0     J.Peralta   2- 8     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
1     E.Hosmer    3- 4     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
2     T.D'Arnaud  4- 3     0 Fly Out                        b-0 
*** BOTTOM OF INNING 2 ***
0     A.Escobar   6- 6     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
1     S.Smith     4-11     0 1 Base Error - 1B              b-1 
1 1   J.Turner    6- 9     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
2 1   M.Brantley  3- 7     0 Fly Out                        b-0 
*** TOP OF INNING 3 ***
0     M.Ozuna     1- 4     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
1     C.Penningto 3- 6     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
2     J.Baker     2- 8     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
*** BOTTOM OF INNING 3 ***
0     K.Vargas    3- 9 15  0 Double                         b-2 
0  2  J.Donaldson 6- 6     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
1  2  N.Walker    4- 7 12  0 Fly Out                        2-3 b-0 
2   3 H.Pence     6- 9     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
*** TOP OF INNING 4 ***
0     A.De Aza    1- 7     0 Fly Out                        b-0 
1     A.Jackson   4- 3     0 Fly Out                        b-0 
2     N.Cruz      2- 5     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
*** BOTTOM OF INNING 4 ***
0     R.Martin    5-10     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
1     A.Escobar   6- 7 10  0 Double                         b-2 
1  2  S.Smith     5- 9 17  0 Double                         2-H b-2 
                             SUBSTITUTE PR- Billy Hamilton
1  2  J.Turner    4- 8     0 Walk                           b-1 
1 12  M.Brantley  1- 9     0 Ground Out                     2-3 1-2 b-0 
2  23 K.Vargas    1-10     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
*** TOP OF INNING 5 ***
                             SUBSTITUTE CF- Billy Hamilton
                             SUBSTITUTE 1B- James Loney
                             SUBSTITUTE LF- Michael Brantley
0     J.Peralta   6- 7 11  0 Ground Out                     b-0 
1     E.Hosmer    5-11     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
2     T.D'Arnaud  2- 7     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
*** BOTTOM OF INNING 5 ***
0     J.Donaldson 5- 8     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
1     N.Walker    4- 3     0 Walk                           b-1 
1 1                        0 Stolen Base                    1-2 
1  2  H.Pence     1-10     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
2  2  R.Martin    4-11     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
*** TOP OF INNING 6 ***
0     M.Ozuna     5- 6     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
1     C.Penningto 1- 5 12  0 Line Out                       b-0 
2     J.Baker     1- 5     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
*** BOTTOM OF INNING 6 ***
0     A.Escobar   1- 5     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
1     B.Hamilton  3- 8     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
2     J.Loney     5- 7     0 Walk                           b-1 
2 1   M.Brantley  3- 3     0 Fly Out                        b-0 
*** TOP OF INNING 7 ***
0     A.De Aza    5-10     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
1     A.Jackson   2- 8     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
2     N.Cruz      4-10     0 Pop Out                        b-0 
*** BOTTOM OF INNING 7 ***
                             SUBSTITUTE P - Vidal Nuno
                             SUBSTITUTE PH- Zach Walters
0     Z.Walters   4- 5  3  0 Home Run                       b-H 
0     J.Donaldson 4- 7  3  0 Double                         b-2 
0  2  N.Walker    2- 6 13  0 Line Out                       b-0 
1  2  H.Pence     1- 3     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
2  2  R.Martin    1- 7     0 Walk                           b-1 
2 12  A.Escobar   1- 8     0 Fly Out                        b-0 
*** TOP OF INNING 8 ***
                             SUBSTITUTE DH- Zach Walters
0     J.Peralta   2-10 12  0 Line Out                       b-0 
1     E.Hosmer    4- 7     0 Fly Out                        b-0 
                             SUBSTITUTE PH- Jedd Gyorko
2     J.Gyorko    2- 8     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
*** BOTTOM OF INNING 8 ***
                             SUBSTITUTE C - Carlos Ruiz
0     B.Hamilton  5- 8     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
1     J.Loney     5-10     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
2     M.Brantley  1- 2     0 Walk                           b-1 
2 1   Z.Walters   3- 9     0 Strike Out                     b-0 
*** TOP OF INNING 9 ***
0     M.Ozuna     6-10     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
1     C.Penningto 6- 2     0 Ground Out                     b-0 
                             SUBSTITUTE PH- Javier Baez
2     J.Baez      1- 7     0 Strike Out                     b-0 

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2 Responses

  1. That’s awesome! Nice 4th og July present. ken

  2. Congrats to Tim Hudson and the Clips. Never under-estimate the ability of an aging ex-Gophers starter.

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