Hudson baseball had to work hard in its final Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division game, but the Explorers got the job done.
Senior pitcher Nanak Saran pitched a two-hit shutout to lead Hudson to a 1-0 win over Cuyahoga Falls May 7 at The Ballpark at Hudson.
Hudson improved to 19-3 overall and finished 9-1 in the Valley Division to win its third straight division title.
Saran (6-0) had to be sharp, as Falls starter Ben Nelson (0-5) was on his game as well. Nelson limited the Explorers to one earned run on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts in a complete-game effort.
Saran struck out three batters and did not issue any walks.
The game's lone run came in the bottom of the first inning. Braden Wright led off with a double, went to third on a ground out and came home on a sacrifice fly by Joey Cahill.
A single in the fourth inning by Ryan Horrigan and a single in the sixth inning by Tyler Adams accounted for all of Falls' hits.
Hudson will host Shaker Heights May 9 at 4:30 p.m. at The Ballpark at Hudson.