Hudler joins Grizzlies’ Hot Stove guest list
The Fresno Grizzlies expanded their special guest list for the upcoming Hot Stove Gala, bringing aboard Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame inductee and current Kansas City Royals broadcaster Rex Hudler.
The event is Feb. 7 at the Fresno Convention Center and will feature Fox color commentator and former big-league All-Star Harold Reynolds as the keynote speaker. Additional guests will be announced.
Hudler, a Bullard High graduate and the No. 18 overall pick in the 1978 draft, played 12 years in the majors, including three seasons with the then-California Angels. Considered an ultimate utility player, Hudler logged two seasons in which he played every position except pitcher and catcher. Nicknamed “Wonder Dog” for his energizing personality, Hudler was inducted into the Fresno Athletic Hall of Fame in 1999.
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Tickets are $75 ($30 for kids 12 and under) and can be purchased online or by contacting Grizzlies Community Fund Director Whitney Campbell at (559) 320-2547.
JC men’s hoops: Rams stay unbeaten in CVC
The state-ranked No. 2 Fresno City College men’s basketball team went on a 15-4 at the end of the second half for a 74-63 victory over Reedley in a Central Valley Conference game Wednesday.
Dejon Burdeaux scored a game-high 15 points and James O’Neal chipped in 14 for the Rams (20-3, 4-0), who next face Columbia (14-6, 5-0) at 5 p.m. Saturday. The Claim Jumpers defeated Porterville 71-59.
Shepherd Brevil led the Tigers (5-14, 1-4) with 14 points.
• Chris Ross scored 20 points and Brantley Bynum added 18 as College of the Sequoias defeated West Hills 74-68.
JC women’s hoops: COS holds off Fresno City
Corissa Turley and Alexandria Tobie each scored 15 points as NorCal’s top-ranked College of the Sequoias defeated Fresno City 62-53 in a CVC women’s basketball game.
The defending conference-champion Rams (14-8, 2-2) trail the Giants (20-3, 5-0) by three games.
Natalie Avadis finished with 13 points for No. 8 Fresno City.
• Sarina Herevia led No. 15 Reedley with 15 points as the Tigers rolled past Merced 59-37.