Hazel Green Softball Wins First Fast-Pitch Title
Posted on: 05/19/2017
LADY TROJANS OVERCOME CHALLENGES TO CAPTURE 6A SOFTBALL TITLE
A hospitalized head coach, a lightning delay and the state’s No. 1-ranked team couldn’t keep Hazel Green from winning a softball championship.
Sixth-ranked Hazel Green beat Daphne 4-2 to cap a wild series of events tonight and claim the Class 6A Blue Map at Lagoon Park in Montgomery.
Daphne came through the elimination bracket and beat Hazel Green 4-0 to force a winner-take-all game. It was just before the start of the seventh inning in the first game that Hazel Green coach Michael Henson collapsed near the dugout and was carted off the field. He was hospitalized and did not return for the second game. Hazel Green Principal Darrell Long said that Henson was suffering from dehydration.
“I think it really fired us up,” Hazel Green junior Hannah Hayes said of the incident. “After that, we really wanted to win it for him. We’re going to take him dinner on the trophy.”
On behalf of the sports medicine physicians from TOC Sports (Cantrell, Carter, Davis, Hughey, Greco & Parker), we'd like to congratulate the Hazel Green High School Softball team on their amazing journey and even sweeter 2017 AHSAA 6A State Championship.
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