The Irish take on Western Michigan on Wednesday afternoon.
AT NOTRE DAME: Two-year monogram winner ... has been in and out of lineup throughout first two years ... steady and solid defensive outfielder that has shown ability to cover significant ground ... needs to work on consistency at plate ... above-average runner ... leadoff-type hitter ... athletic ... carried a 3.070 cumulative GPA into the 2014 spring semester.
HONORS & AWARDS: BIG EAST Academic All-Star (2012).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013): Played in 50 games, starting 31 ... hit .218 with 29 hits, nine RBI, five doubles, one triple, one home run, 10 walks, two stolen bases, five hit by pitch, nine sacrifice bunts and 16 runs scored ... was perfect in the field in 78 chances ... had seven multi-hit games including a pair of three-hit contests ... tallied five two-out RBI ... produced two multi-RBI games ... hit .268 with 19 hits, eight RBI, three doubles, one homer, two walks, one stolen base, two hit by pitch, four sac bunts and nine runs scored in BIG EAST play ... had a slugging percentage of .352 in league games, up from .293 overall, and an on-base percentage of .307, up from .297 overall ... went 2-for-4 with a RBI double and a run scored at Tulane (Feb. 24) ... tallied three hits and an RBI in BIG EAST opener against Seton Hall (Mar. 22) ... the next day produced a pair of hits and sacrifice bunt against the Pirates (Mar. 23) ... had best game of the year against Connecticut (Apr. 26) as he went 3-for-5 with a homer, double, two RBI and three runs scored ... produced two hits including a double, walk and a run scored against USF (May 4) ... the next day had a hit, walk, RBI and two runs scored against the Bulls (May 5) ... notched two hits and scored a pair of runs at Western Michigan (May 14) ... closed out year with four hits in final five games.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012): Saw action in 47 games and started 37, including 29 in left field and eight in centerfield ... batted .261 (36-for-138) with 20 runs scored, four doubles, three triples and 20 RBI ... added nine walks, six hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, five sacrifice bunts and three stolen bases (in eight attempts) ... recorded 46 total bases, posted a .333 slugging percentage and .331 on-base percentage ... posted a .976 fielding percentage ... committed two errors on 85 fielding chances with one assist and 82 putouts ... saw action in 22 BIG EAST games and started 18 of them ... batted .246 (16-for-65) with seven runs scored, three doubles, two triples and 11 RBI ... recorded 23 total bases, posted a .354 slugging percentage and .286 on-base percentage ... hit .274 (20-for-73) with 13 runs scored, one double, one triple, nine RBI, eight walks, three hit by pitch, four sacrifice bunts and one stolen base (in three attempts) in non-conference games ... batted .385 (5-for-13) with one run scored, three RBI, one walk, one sacrifice bunt and no stolen bases (in one attempt) in the BIG EAST tournament ... hit .333 (8-for-24) with eight runs scored, one double, three RBI, six walks, two hit by pitch, two sacrifice bunts and one stolen base (in one attempt) in the month of February ... batted .053 (1-for-19) with one run scored and one in the month of March ... hit .333 (13-for-39) with four runs scored, two doubles, three triples, nine RBI, one walk, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, one sacrifice bunt and no stolen bases (in two attempts) in the month of April ... batted .250 (14-for-56) with seven runs scored, one double, eight RBI, two walks, one walk, three hit by pitch, two sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases (in five attempts) in the month of May ... hit .273 (12-for-44) with seven runs scored, two triples, seven RBI, one walk, two hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, one sacrifice bunt and one stolen base (in three attempts) in home games ... batted .196 (10-for-51) with four runs scored, three doubles, one triple, seven RBI, one walk, two hit by pitch, one sacrifice bunt and one stolen base (in three attempts) in road games ... hit .326 (14-for-43) with nine runs scored, one double, six RBI, seven walks, two hit by pitch, three sacrifice bunts and one stolen base (in two attempts) in neutral-site games ... batted .307 (23-for-75) with 13 runs scored, four doubles, one triple, 13 RBI, seven walks, two hit by pitch, five sacrifice bunts and two stolen bases (in four attempts) in Irish victories ... hit .258 (24-for-93) with 13 runs scored, two doubles, one triple, 13 RBI, nine walks, five hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, four sacrifice bunts and three stolen bases (in six attempts) in day games ... batted .267 (12-for-45) with seven runs scored, two doubles, two triples, seven RBI, one hit by pitch, one sacrifice bunt and no stolen bases (in two attempts) in night games ... hit .271 (36-for-133) with 19 runs scored, four doubles, three triples, 20 RBI, nine walks, six hit by pitch, one sacrifice fly, five sacrifice bunts and three stolen bases (in seven attempts) in games started ... went 0-for-5 (.000) in games off the bench with a run scored and no stolen bases (in one attempt) ... batted .317 (13-for-41) against left-handed pitching ... hit .237 (23-for-97) against right-handed pitching ... batted .278 (20-for-72) with runners on base ... hit .242 (16-for-66) with bases empty ... went 4-for-4 (1.000) with the bases loaded ... reached base 19 times out of a possible 41 (.463) when leading off an inning ... went 0-for-3 (.000) as a pinch hitter ... batted .325 (13-for-40) with runners in scoring position ... successful on eight of 11 RBI opportunities with a runner on third base and less than two outs ... batted .163 (7-for-41) with two outs ... advanced 38 base runners on 82 attempts, good for a percentage of .463 ... registered 10 multi-hit games, including a three-hit outing at Georgetown (Apr. 21) ... collected four multi-RBI games, including three at Georgetown (Apr. 21) ... Notre Dame went 20-17 when Hudgins started (15-14 in left field and 5-3 in centerfield) ... the Irish went 14-13 when Hudgins batted eighth and 6-4 when he led off ... registered at least one hit in each of the first six games of his career ... went 1-for-20 following the six-game hitting streak to open the season ... recorded back-to-back multi-hit games against Western Michigan (Apr. 11) and Cincinnati (Apr. 13) ... posted three straight multi-hit games against Georgetown (Apr. 20, 21) and Central Michigan (Apr. 25) ... batted .287 (27-for-94) over his final 27 games of the season to raise batting average 56 points to .265 ... went 3-for-5 with a run scored, double and three RBI in the victory over Georgetown (Apr. 21) ... drove in runs in each of the first three Irish games in the BIG EAST tournament.
PREP & PERSONAL: 2011 Rebich Outstanding Male Athlete Scholarship Award at Douglas S. Freeman H.S. in Richmond, Va. ... U.S. Marine Scholar-Athlete Award ... named all-district and all-academic outfielder ... selected to the Central Region Team ... chosen as the Douglas S. Freeman Most Valuable Player ... named all-district and all-academic at wide receiver ... selected to the Central Region Team in football ... chosen as the Douglas S. Freeman Most Valuable Football Player ... earned a varsity letter in basketball and awarded 110% Award ... named all-district and all-academic outfielder in 2010 ... selected to the Central Region Team ... chosen as the Richmond Times All-Metro ... received Rebel Award for Outstanding Junior Player ... named all-district and all-academic quarterback in football ... earned a letter in basketball ... full name is Edward McCall Hudgins ... son of Jeff and Jennifer Hudgins ... has two brothers, Will and Jay ... Will played baseball for the Irish (2009-12), served as a co-captain in `12 and was a 22nd-round pick of the Washington Nationals in the `12 MLB draft ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business and is majoring in management consulting.