Huskies fall short to Huntsville after 12 innings
By Damian Mitchell, Tribune Sports
Hewitt-Trussville was defeated by area foe Huntsville 3-2 in extra innings on Tuesday, April 10.
The game unfolded as a very competitive matchup between the teams as there were no runs scored until a solo home run from Huntsville in the top of the fourth inning gave the Panthers the lead 1-0.
Huntsville took a 2-0 lead to the bottom of the sixth. That is when Hewitt-Trussville came marching back by taking advantages of their opportunities at the plate and aggressive base running. Carson Skipper sacrificed a run home and Ed Johnson scored on a wild throw.
The Huskies tied the game 2-2 and had their chances to win the game in extra innings.
In the bottom of the tenth inning, the Huskies had bases loaded with two outs as Julian Sauger was up to bat with a full count. The Huntville pitcher, Javier Vaz, blew a fastball right past him for strike three, thus ending the inning for the Huskies.
Huntsville took the lead in the top of the 12th with an RBI single making the score 3-2 which proved to be game-winning run for the Panthers as the Huskies could not answer in the bottom half of the inning.