By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor
TRUSSVILLE — The Huskies came out swinging, putting up two runs off of two hits in the top of the first inning in Game 2 against Oak Mountain Friday. Hewitt-Trussville went on to defeat Oak Mountain 3-2.
A good offense was bolstered by a good defense and the Huskies defense was on point in the bottom of the second inning with a tight double play that kept Hewitt-Trussville in the driver’s seat.
The fifth inning saw the Huskies increase their lead. Hewitt-Trussville had one hit, the Eagles had one error, and Keith Lanum scored a run for the Huskies.
The Eagles got a break in the game when a pitch struck Ryan Reuse. The walk resulted in a forced run that gave Oak Mountain their first run of the game.
Things got intense for Hewitt-Trussville at the bottom of the seventh. Most everything had been going their way, but with a half inning of play remaining, it looked as though the Eagles could have pulled off the comeback.
With the bases loaded, Oak Mountain scored a run putting them within one run of tying the game. The next play of the game, Skylar Jones, pitching in relief, fielded a grounder sending it to Kerrigan Edmonson who launched it right back to home plate in time to stop the tying run. Back on the mound, Jones ended the game with a strikeout.
Jared Waites had the win for the Huskies and pitched for six and one-thirds innings and had nine strikeouts, with Skylar Jones pitching in relief and getting the save.
Oak Mountain had two runs, three hits, four errors and left nine runners stranded.
Hewitt-Trussville had three runs, seven hits, two errors and left seven runners stranded.
Game 3 of this 7A State Playoff series will take place on Saturday, April 27, at 12 p.m.