Nov. 22, 2013
WACO, Texas - Baylor baseball Head Coach Steve Smith announced the addition of left-handed pitcher Hudson Pearson to the list of National Letters of Intent to join the program in the fall of 2014 on Friday.
The Chula Vista, Calif., native brings another quality arm to the class and gives Baylor an incoming pitcher of each handedness for the fall of 2014. The Eastlake High School product stands at 6-2, 195 pounds and has already earned three varsity letters with a fourth to come in his upcoming senior season.
"We stand to lose several left-handed pitchers after the 2014 season," Smith said. "In Hudson, we feel we have a lefty that has the ability to replace a number of those innings. He's a great competitor and a very physical athlete."
Pearson is coming off a season in 2013 in which he tallied a 2.30 ERA with 64 strikeouts and a.212 opponent batting average in 51.2 innings. Along the way, he was named a Perfect Game 2013 Underclass Honorable Mention and All-League Second Team. In 2012, he was the Frontier League Pitcher of the Year with a 2.09 ERA and 79 strikeouts in 57 innings as he helped guide EHS to a Frontier League championship. As a freshman in 2011, he had a 1.28 ERA with 63 strikeouts in 43.2 innings and was an All-League First Team choice.
Pearson joins fellow 2013 signees OF Richard Cunningham (Austin, Texas/Stephen F. Austin HS), IF Jonathan Ducoff (Kingwood, Texas/Kingwood Park HS), OF Levi Gilcrease (Odessa, Fla./Home School) and RHP Theron Kay (San Jose, Calif./Valley Christian HS).
Hudson Pearson | LHP | 6-2 | 195 | R-L | Chula Vista, Calif. (Eastlake HS)
High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner at Eastlake HS ... In 2013, posted a 2.30 ERA with 64 strikeouts and a .212 opponent batting average in 51.2 innings ... Named Perfect Game 2013 Underclass Honorable Mention ... 2013 All-League Second Team ... 2013 U-T San Diego All-Academic Team with 4.0 GPA ... Compiled a 2.09 ERA with 79 strikeouts and .180 opponent batting average in 57 innings in 2012 to help EHS win a Frontier League championship ... Named 2012 Frontier League Pitcher of the Year ... 2012 All-League First Team ... In 2011, had a 1.28 ERA with 63 strikeouts and .250 opponent batting average in 43.2 innings ... 2011 All-League First Team.
Personal: Born on July 20, 1996 ... Son of Frank and Sandy Pearson ... Dean's list student ... Member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Intends on majoring in business.