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Huskies have big weekend on diamond

From the Trussville Tribune staff reports

Hewitt-Trussville’s baseball team continued its strong start with three wins before heading off to a spring break swing through central and south Alabama.

The Huskies (11-2) blanked Southside of Gadsden 11-0 behind the heroics of Carson Skipper on Thursday. The Auburn signee allowed one hit over five shutout innings, whiffing 13 batters of the 15 outs he recorded in a dominant performance. At the plate, the lefty swinger smacked three hits, including a pair of triples and drove in three runs. Tyler Mauldin and Michael Fowler drove in two runs each in the onslaught.

Saturday, Jeff Mauldin’s men swept Opelika and Northridge 11-2 and 10-5.

Fowler took the mound against Opelika and the sophomore sensation and dominated the Bulldogs in similar fashion as had Skipper against Southside. Fowler tossed five innings, surrendering one hit and striking out 12. He added a pair of RBIs. Kerrigan Edmondson drove in three runs and smacked a double on a 2-for-4 day, while Zach Defnall was 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBIs and Mauldin had a double and drove in two. Ed Johnson and Jacob Bishop blasted out a pair of hits in the rout.

Against Northridge, Walker Sahagun earned the win and Johnson slid over from third base to earn a save. Creed Parker blasted a home run as part of a 3-for-4 day and added a pair of doubles and two RBIs. Defnall went 3-for-4 with two doubles, Skipper again tripled and drove in three runs. Mauldin added a pair of hits, including a double and drove in two..

The Huskies hit the road Monday to the University of Montevallo to face Enterprise in a doubleheader and were slated to travel to Auburn University to take on Auburn High Wednesday, Vestavia Hills on Thursday,  before heading to Oxford to face Central of Phenix City and Oxford next Tuesday and Thursday. After a quick home game against John Carroll, then comes a trip to the Gulf Coast Classic II as the Huskies continue their grueling schedule in advance of Area 7 play. That begins April 3 at home against Grissom.

Clay-Chalkville goes 2-2 last week:

Chris Tinsley’s resilient Cougars got a complete game shutout from sophomore Luke Moore in his first varsity career start in a 3-0 win over Southeastern. He scattered four hits and struck out five and aided his cause with a two-run double providing all the scoring he needed.

Clay took a tough 13-3 loss to Homewood on Thursday but bounced back for a Saturday split. The Cougars beat Moody 4-3 and dropped a tough 7-6 decision to Pell City.

The Cougars (4-7) were slated to open this week with Minor on Monday then travel to Locust Fork before returning home to face Minor on Friday.

Pinson splits: The Pinosn Valley Indians split a pair of games, outslugging Shades Valley 14-13 on Wednesday before dropping a 4-1 game to Corner. The Indians were slated to take on Locust Fork on Friday, but no score was reported. PV travels to Pell; City on Tuesday.

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