Hewitt-Trussville wins first baseball state title after sweeping Auburn


Hewitt-Trussville High School junior left-hander Cameron Furr (8-1) followed sophomore lefty Carson Skipper’s first-game shutout performance with one of his own Saturday as the Huskies won game two of the Class 7A State Baseball Championship Series 2-0 over Auburn at Riverwalk Stadium to claim the school’s first-ever state title.

Furr allowed only four hits, walked none and struck out four while throwing just 78 pitches in the seven-inning win. Skipper (11-2), who tossed a three-hitter in Friday night’s 6-0 first-game win, drove in Keegan Morrow in the third inning for Hewitt’s second run Saturday and gave Furr just enough cushion to keep Auburn (32-13) off stride at the plate.

Coach Jeff Mauldin’s Huskies (36-11) only managed five hits off Tigers starter Ryan Watson (5-1), who walked three and struck out four in five innings. Leadoff hitter Tyler Tolbert and Morrow had two each. Tolbert opened the bottom of the first with a hit and scored on a fielder’s choice by Ed Johnson.

Rowdy Jordan, Garrett Morris, Andrew Naismith and Noah Barnes each had singles for Coach Matt Cimo’s Tigers.