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Dillon Fitts is called out in a close play at the plate Friday night as Rusk wrapped up its season with a 7-2 win over Lufkin Hudson in a District 18-3A contest played at Eagle Park. The Eagles finish the year at 16-10 overall, 7-7 in league play, after going 6-19, 0-14 in 2009.

Rusk closed out the 2010 campaign by upsetting Lufkin Hudson, 7-2, at Eagle Park Friday night.

The game served as a fitting way to drop the curtain on a turnaround season for the Red and Black.

After going 6-19, 0-14 in District 18-3A in 2009, this year’s group of Eagles, under the guidance of first-year head coach James Dillard, improved to 16-10 overall, 7-7 in loop play.

Hudson (16-11-1, 9-5) will advance into the Class 3A state playoffs later in the week as the third place representative out of District 18-3A — Jasper fnished first in the league standings with Carthage taking second.

The Eagles were led by seniors John David Beard, Blake Fletcher, Colton Campbell and Trent Halbert with a strong crop of juniors, including Michael Lloyd, Austin Davis, Dillon Fitts and Matt Gillioun playing well also.


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