While working on an upcoming story, I had to interview Elizabeth ``Georgia'' Stokes, a sophomore catcher for the Hudson Explorers. Stokes played a key role in Hudson winning the Division I state championship last year as she went 2-for-3 with two RBI in the title game.
That was an impressive performance, especially by a freshman. Stokes said that winning the state championship was special on so many levels, but mainly, she said it was because many outside the program never gave the Explorers a chance to even make it that far because of their youth.
Stokes said there's no complacency this year and that the team is keeping that same ``Us-against-the-world'' mentality, so it'll be interesting to see how Hudson fares this year.