By Gary Lloyd
Hewitt-Trussville is not satisfied.
The No. 10 Huskies (32-10) have gritted their way to the Class 6A semifinals against perennial power No. 3 Hoover (41-15). The teams face off for the right to go to the state championship Friday at Phil English Field. Game times are at 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. A third game, if necessary, will be Saturday at 1:30 p.m.
About 600 extra seats have been brought in for this weekend’s series, with the help of Jefferson County Schools. Chairs were being set up Tuesday morning.
“I think it’s great for Trussville, something the community deserves,” said first-year head coach Jeff Mauldin.
Hewitt-Trussville is not accustomed to this position. The Huskies have some inexperienced players and some that are going on to play at Huntingdon College, Louisiana-Monroe and South Alabama.
Hoover expects to be here. The Bucs have a pitcher going on to Alabama, a shortstop to Auburn
“It’s just another game for us,” Mauldin said. “It’s an opportunity to keep playing baseball. We’re not going to be intimidated, I guarantee you that.”
Mauldin said the Bucs will be Hewitt-Trussville’s best opponent of the season, calling Hoover “a monster.” Hoover has a deep rotation, a solid defense and a great lineup from top to bottom.
“I think it’s going to be a great series,” Mauldin said. “I think it’s going to be highly competitive. It’s going to be great.”
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