Tim Hudson back at CWS as pitching coach

AUBURN — Nobody could catch up with Matt Anderson’s fastball. the no. 1 overall pick in the 1997 MLB Draft was Rice’s last ditch effort in the College World Series. Auburn already led 7-0 in the elimination game, but Anderson entered throwing near 100 mph, which that was rare for the time.

“This streak of white coming out of his hand,” Auburn slugger Josh Etheredge remembers.

Teammate Rob Macrory struck out and returned to the dugout to sulk. Tim Hudson was next, and Anderson threw a breaking ball.

“So I just sat on fastball the next pitch,” Hudson recalls. “I’d been getting beat by fastballs the whole tournament. He hit my bat.”

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