Despite strong hitting and pitching, Huskies fall to Fairhope 2-0
By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor
MONTGOMERY — You couldn’t have asked for a better day for a ball game as Hewitt-Trussville faced off against Fairhope, the defending champions, at the 7A Softball State Championship Thursday morning.
The Huskies were able to hold the Pirates to two runs, but it wasn’t enough as Hewitt-Trussville fell to the Pirates 2-0.
The Huskies out hit the Pirates 11-4. They made a very good showing in a game that could have gone the other way.
In addition to having a good showing when it came to hits, the Huskies were also strong on the mound with Kaitlyn Hughes pitching for six innings. Hughes allowed four hits and two runs. She struck out two and walked zero.
The Pirates’ two runs came in the bottom of the second inning after a double from Alea Johnson and a single by Claire Wagner.
Johnson had the win for Fairhope. She pitched seven innings. Johnson gave up 11 hits and zero runs. She struck out 10 and walked one.
The Huskies racked up a total of 11 hits during Monday’s game. Crystal Maze, Abigail Dorsett, Hannah Borden and Anyce Harvey each collected multiple hits for the Huskies. Harvey, Borden, Dorsett and Maze each managed two hits to lead the team.
“We’ve got to rebound, we’ve got to get back at it,” said Huskies Head Coach Taylor Burt. “We’ve got to get our minds right and get ready to go again.”
The Huskies next game will be at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 16.