By Gary Lloyd
MOUNTAIN BROOK — Hewitt-Trussville took Game 1 in resounding fashion and Mountain Brook controlled Game 2 to split the first two games of a Class 6A second round playoff series Friday night at Mountain Brook.
Game 3 is Saturday at noon at Mountain Brook.
“We don’t live in the past,” said Huskies head coach Jeff Mauldin. “We live in the future and the present.”
Hewitt-Trussville (31-9) won Game 1 by a 15-3 margin in five innings. Senior right fielder Riley Stokes was 4-for-4 with four runs batted in. He scored two runs. DeMarcus Kelly was 2-for-3 with two RBIs. Cyle Moore and Alec Talley each had two hits and an RBI. Blake Bailey earned the win, pitching five innings and allowing four hits and three runs.
Mountain Brook (27-12) won Game 2, 5-1. Alan Hale earned the win, pitching five innings and allowing one run on four hits. He struck out five.
For Hewitt-Trussville, Talley took the loss. He allowed three hits and two earned runs in six innings. He struck out eight batters.
The Huskies’ lone run came on a fifth-inning double by Carter Pharis that scored Zac Thomas.
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