By Shaun Szkolnik, sports editor
MONTGOMERY – Before Thursday, Hewitt-Trussville softball had never won a game in a state championship tournament. By Saturday, the Huskies were the 7A Softball Champions for the state of Alabama. It was a wild three days in Montgomery.
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There were few indications that the monumental achievement was underway when the Huskies took on the defending state champions from Fairhope in their first tournament game. They lost 2-0 and were one loss away from total elimination. That second loss never came. The Huskies did not give up. The Huskies did not give in. They reached deep inside and beat every team they came up against and, in the case of Sparkman, they beat them twice.
Still, it was a harrowing series of games, filled with some unbelievable, nail biting moments such as when the Huskies were two runs behind in the final seconds of the game against Baker, a walk-off home run by Hannah Borden kept the Huskies dream alive. Or, when things got dicey for the Huskies in the fifth inning of the Spain Park game when Spain Park put up eight runs. The Huskies fought tooth and paw to keep the lead and win the game.
No matter what happens next for Huskies softball, this season is one for the ages.