Tracking The Huskies
Your Weekly Update on Hewitt-Trussville Athletics 2/27/2018
Dramatic Finish Pushes Huskies Past Mountain Brook
Hewitt-Trussville Baseball showed a flare for the dramatic Thursday night as they came back for an exciting 6-5 win over Mountain Brook.
The game was tied 5-5 going into the bottom of the 7th. Michael Fowler started the inning reaching base by a hit by pitch. Preston Jones lined out sharply to the left fielder. Caden Kirk reached on an error to put a runner in scoring position with one out. Jacob Bishop lined a single to left, and it looked like the Huskies were going to win. However, the Spartan left fielder made a strong throw to the plate to retire the potential winning run. Zach Defnall then came to the plate and hit a ball sharply to the right side. Kirk scored to start the celebration.
Hewitt was down 5-3 entering the bottom of the 6th. Julian Sauger came through in the clutch as he smacked a two RBI single to tie the game. Mountain Brook had extended the lead with a run in the top of the 6th.
On Saturday, Hewitt improved to 5-0 on the season with identical 9-1 wins over Alexandria and Southside-Gadsden. Carson Skipper had a dominant day on the mound as he pitched a complete game leading the Huskies to the Game 1 win. Skipper allowed just two hits and he struck out 13 batters. Michael Fowler and Skipper had two hits to lead the Hewitt offensive attack. Tyler Mauldin added a hit and three RBI’s.
In the second game on Saturday, Hewitt defeated Southside-Gadsden 9-1. Walker Sahagun kept the stellar pitching going. Sahagun pitched 6 2/3 innings allowing just three hits while striking out five batters. Zach Defnall and Preston Jones both had three hits each for the Huskies. Tyler Mauldin had two RBI’s.
Softball Opens 2018 Season With a Win
The 2018 Hewitt-Trussville Softball season is off to a fast start. The Huskies opened with an 11-0 win over Hueytown Thursday night.
Taylor Burt's team scored early and often Thursday. Hannah Borden's walk in the first drove in Tate Moseley. One batter later, Molly Cobb singled to drive in Crystal Maze. The Huskies would break the game wide open in the 4th inning. Kaylee Walters scored on a passed ball to make the score 6-0. Borden flied out to center field, and Moseley tagged and scored. Later, Abigail Inman crushed a three-run homer to left center to extend the lead to 11-0.
Molly Cobb pitched four scoreless innings to earn the win. Hayden Neugent pitched the 5th inning to close the game.
Hewitt traveled to Tuscaloosa this weekend for the Patriot Classic and went 2-1. The Huskies began the event with a 4-1 win over Tuscaloosa County. Hayden Neugent pitched well while Crystal Maze, Anyce Harvey, and Molly Cobb all had hits.
Friday night, Hewitt came from behind to defeat Cullman 6-5. Crystal Maze's double with two outs in the final inning scored two runners to win the game. Kailey Walters and Molly Cobb homered for the Huskies.
The Huskies dropped a 5-0 decision to Vestavia on Saturday. Tate Moseley, Abigail Dorsett, and Hannah Borden all had hits for Hewitt.
Boys Tennis Wins McGill-Toolen Tournament
Four matches, four wins. That was the final tally for the HT Boys Tennis team this weekend as they captured the McGill-Toolen Invitational. After the tournament, the team is now 8-1 on the season and 2-0 in 7A Region play.
The event began on Friday with Hewitt facing Enterprise in the first round. It ended up being the closest match of the weekend for Coach Mike Higginbotham’s team. The Huskies prevailed by the score of 5-4. In the second round, Hewitt faced off with Stone County out of Mississippi. This time the score wasn’t as close as the Huskies won 8-1.
Friday’s wins put the team in the semifinals on Saturday. Hewitt punched its ticket to the finals with a 6-3 win over St. Pauls out of Mobile. LAMP High School from Montgomery also advanced to the tournament finals. Hewitt continued to play well and took the title with an 8-1 win.
Hewitt will be back at home on Friday March 2 as they host Sparkman in a Region match.
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Girls Tennis Improves to 2-0 in Region
The Hewitt-Trussville Girls Tennis teams improved to 4-1 overall and 2-0 in 7A Region play with a 9-0 win over Gadsden City Wednesday. The Huskies will host Sparkman on Friday March 2 in another Region match.
HT 9 Gadsden City 0
#1 Rebecca Self defeated Gadsden City #1 8-3
#2 Caraline Cox defeated Gadsden City #2 8-1
#3 Sarah Rushing defeated Gadsden City #3 8-0
#4 Blakely Valdez defeated Gadsden City #4 8-1
#5 Anna Virginia Fagan defeated Gadsden City #5 8-0
#6 Caroline Hill defeated Gadsden City #6 8-4
#1 Cox/Fagan defeated Gadsden City #1 8-1
#2 Self/Rushing defeated Gadsden City #2 8-0
#3 Valdez/McElwain defeated Gadsden City #3 8-0
Boys Golf Opens the Season With a Win
Dylan Webb recorded the low score of the match as he shot a 36. Christopher Edwards also played well for the Huskies as he shot a 37. Carson Beaver (39) and Matthew Roberson (46) were the other two counting scores for Hewitt. The team will next compete at the Joe King Invitational in Auburn March 2-3.
Girls Soccer Completes Two Shutouts
The Girls Soccer team improved to 3-0-1 on the year with two wins in the last week. Hewitt has yet to allow a goal through four matches this season. The Huskies tallied 10 goals on Wednesday as they defeated Calera 10-0. Three Huskies scored two goal each: Jordan Lynn, Carlie Witcher, and Julia Farris. Others that found the back of the net were Lizzy Hurst, Bri Davis, Kelly Dunn, and Taylor Winship.
Hewitt traveled to Carrollton, GA on Friday night and escaped with a hard-fought 1-0 victory. Bri Davis scored the lone goal as the Husky defense was strong yet again. The team will plays its first Area match on Tuesday night as they host Gadsden City. The match is set to begin at 5:30pm.
Boys Soccer Ties Indian Springs
On Tuesday night February 20, the HT Boys Soccer team hosted the defending 1A-3A State Champion Indian Springs. The Huskies trailed 2-1 late, but scored with just a few minutes remaining to tie the game. Brandon Kirkland and Gabe Kirk scored goals for Hewitt.
The Huskies are 1-2-2 on the year and will host Gadsden City on Tuesday February 27 in the first Area match. Kickoff is set for 7:30pm.
Burgin and Sahagun Sign
HT Baseball players Davis Burgin and Walker Sahagun have signed scholarships to attend college and play baseball. Burgin will attend Marion Military Institute and Sahagun will attend Martin Methodist. All four of Coach Mauldin's 2018 Seniors have signed to play in college. Burgin and Sahagun have been a part of the varsity team since their Freshmen seasons. The Huskies are off to a 5-0 start.
Important Cheer Tryout Information
HTHS Cheer Tryout Meeting
Tuesday, February 27th
6:00 - 7:00pm
HTHS Lecture Hall
This meeting is mandatory for parents of anyone wishing to tryout for cheerleader at HTHS. Cheer candidates may attend but it is not mandatory.
HTHS Cheerleader Tryout Clinic
HTHS Cheerleader Tryouts
Friday, March 16
Middle School Baseball Opens Season 4-0
Week one was a success for the HT Middle School Baseball team as they raced out to a 4-0 start. On February 20, the team opened the season with a 16-0 win over Homewood. Austin King was the winning pitcher while Jackson Cole and Jack Ollis led the team at the plate. The following day, the Huskies defeated Helena 6-2. Riley Quick was the winning pitcher. Jackson Cole and Matt Miller led the Huskies at the plate.
On February 23, Hewitt defeated Pell City by the scores of 2-0 and 13-0. The Huskies will travel to Southside-Gadsden on Tuesday.
HTMS Softball Opens Season 5-0
The HT Middle School Softball team won games at home and away from home during their opening week. They began the season with a 18-0 home win over Irondale. This weekend they traveled to Tuscaloosa for the Patriot Classic. The Huskies won all three games in the rain shortened event. They defeated Duncanville 8-0, Sipsey Valley 13-1, and Northside 8-2. Monday night they returned home and defeated Pizitz 10-0.
On Wednesday, Hewitt will travel to Oak Mountain.
Middle School Tennis Opens Season with Wins
The Middle School Boys and Tennis teams opened the 2018 season with victories over Bumpus. The Boys team won by the score of 8-1 and the Girls team won 6-3. The Huskies are back in action Tuesday as they travel to Homewood.