By Justin Nails, Tribune Sports
TRUSSVILLE –Auburn commit Carson Skipper led the Huskies on the mound and in the batters box as Hewitt-Trussville takes game one 11-6 over James Clemens.
James Clemens struck first as Dylan Kridner doubled to score the first run. The Jets has an opportunity to score earlier but the umpire ruled Jackson Taylor out after Taylor had rounded third and looked to be stopped by his third base coach.
Skipper added an RBI double in the third inning to tie the game at 1-1. Tyler Mauldin followed Skipper’s lead adding an RBI triple, scoring Skipper and giving the Huskies the 2-1 lead. With one out, Jacob Bishop singled, scoring Mauldin while giving the Huskies a 3-1 lead.
The Jets answered in the fourth as right fielder Collin Brown hit a towering home run to left field, giving James Clemens the 4-3 lead.
The Huskies added three more runs in the bottom of the fourth as Ed Johnson drove in one run and Skipper added two more RBI’s to his day, pushing the Huskies lead to 6-4. Jets starting pitcher Laken Lansdell pitched into a bases loaded jam and left reliever Jack Toth with only one out and bases loaded. Toth walked his first batter, adding to the Huskies lead 7-4. Caden Kirk grounded out but managed to score the eighth run for Huskies.
Hewitt Trussville would add three more runs in the fifth inning thanks to a Keith Lanum single, a wild pitch, and two more singles by Mauldin and left fielder Jacob Bishop. At the end of the fifth, the Huskies lead 11-4.
The Jets would score two more runs in the top of the seventh but came up short as Walker Sahagun relieved Skipper with one out to go. Skipper ended his day with four strikeouts and four RBI’s to lead his team to victory.