There are few, if any, more dramatic ways to win a game than with a walk-off home run. With that corollary in place, the shot that capped Hewitt-Trussville’s (H-T) Alabama Class 7A state playoff series victory against power Hoover has to go down as one of the most dramatic highlights of the season.
As reported by AL.com, H-T captured the series by winning both ends of a doubleheader against the Bucs. The first was an 18-4 rout. The second was much tighter.
With the series on the line in the eighth inning and the bases loaded, H-T batter Jamison Stennis strode to the plate with one out. A hit over or through the infield and H-T would advance. Pop or strike out and his team’s threat would be snuffed out. Stennis responded in the most dramatic way possible, launching an absolute bomb of a grand slam, far over left field fence, a no-doubter that would have been a home run in some MLB ballparks, let alone most prep diamonds around the country.
The slam made the final score 11-7 for H-T, ensuring the Huskies would play again thanks to a wild rally and Stennis’ rather remarkable heroics.