By Gary Lloyd
TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to rally past Clay-Chalkville 11-9 on Thursday at Phil English Field.
Senior Alec Talley singled in sophomore Zac Thomas to tie the game 9-9, and then Talley and senior Caleb Rigg scored on two passed balls to give the Huskies (6-3) the decisive lead.
Junior shortstop Carter Pharis was 3-for-5, including two doubles, with three runs scored for Hewitt-Trussville. Talley finished 2-for-4 with three RBIs.
For Clay-Chalkville (4-2), sophomore first baseman Thomas Johns was 2-for-4 with a two-run home run in the first inning. Senior center fielder Darius Baldwin was also 2-for-4 with an RBI.
“They’re a great team,” Talley said of Clay-Chalkville. “I feel like we prepared for it like any other game.”
Senior relief pitcher Michael Busby picked up the win for Hewitt-Trussville, allowing one hit and no runs in two innings. Junior reliever Christian Crawford took the loss for Clay-Chalkville.
For Hewitt-Trussville, junior Alex Maze had two RBIs, and seniors Peyton Palmer and Reid Gunter each had an RBI double. For Clay-Chalkville, senior Josh Jackson had an RBI single.
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