From staff reports
An offensive night ended with a sure glove for the Trussville 6U Nationals.
Trussville pitcher Kent Wingard stabbed a line drive for the third out of the final frame, sending the Huskies home with a 16-15 win over the Helena 6U Nationals in the championship game of the Metro 6U Tournament.
However, Tuesday night’s win was about offense; lots and lots of offense. 13 runs crossed in the opening inning alone, sending the Huskies into the second trailing 7-6.
Trussville, the home team, kept its bats “hot” in the second inning. Will Miller and Jackson Pontarelli started the frame with a pair of doubles. Kaleb Kynard would later stroke a momentum-swinging homer.
Helena answered in the top of the third with seven runs, but Trussville fought back and put up three runs of their own that began with a single to shortstop by Hud Mitchell. The third inning closed with a score of 14-16, Trussville.
With the Huskies clinging to a one-run lead, Jonah Turner delivered with a crucial double play to get Trussville out of a fourth-inning jam.
The champions are led by head coach Clay Wingard. He is assisted by David Miller, Shea Mitchell, Kyler O’Neill and Pat Pontarelli.
The Trussville 6U roster: Wes Hardy, Kyle Jones, Kaleb Kynard, Will Miller, Hud Mitchell, Riley O’Neill, Jackson Pontarelli, D’ante Seals, Jonah Turner, Colt Wells and Kent Wingard.