Scanlan’s Showcase: Faith Molina and Peytin Hudson

This week’s Scanlan’s Showcase highlights Hastings High softball pitchers Faith Molina and Peytin Hudson
Published: Jul. 16, 2021 at 10:39 PM CDT
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Joe Scanlan tries to get a hit against Faith Molina and Peytin Hudson.

If you have watched a Hastings High School softball game, you have probably seen Faith Molina or Peytin Hudson take the mound for the Tigers.

Both have a love for the game that is easy to see.

“I used to come out to a lot of the games when I was younger and I’d watch the girls and decided, you know, that’s something I wanted to do, and I did,” said Hudson. “I started playing when I was really young and fell in love with the game.”

What makes both Hudson and Molina such great pitchers, is their competitive spirits every time they step out onto the field.

“When there’s loaded bases or, you know, you really have to focus in, I like the pressure,” Molina explained.

Last season, Molina and Hudson both played hurt, but were still able to lead the Tigers to the state championship game.

As they head into their final season at Hastings, both girls have big goals on their mind.

“I really want to make it to State again, and show people that us girls are something different and we can do it even though we’re young,” Molina said.

“Just playing with the girls. We have a great group of girls. It’ll be fun. We’ll have a lot of fun and hopefully make a good run at State this year,” Hudson added.

Hudson has signed with Ottawa University, and Molina has gotten looks but remains unsigned right now.

As they both move on in their careers, the girls are taking the lessons they learned on the diamond with them.

“Fight the adversity. Playing softball, there’s gonna be a ton of that, and you always have to fight through it. I think our team has always done a really good job of that,” said Hudson.

“Always play as a team and trust each other,” explained Molina. “That’s what’s going to win you games, is being there for each other and helping them when they fail.”

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