GAME 1: Auburn 4, Hewitt-Trussville 1 MONTGOMERY – Senior Brooks Fuller pitched a four-hitter and struck out eight in the AHSAA Class 7A State Baseball Championship Series opener at Paterson Field Friday night as Auburn posted a 4-1 victory over Hewitt-Trussville to take a 1-0 edge into the best 2-of-3 series Saturday. Coach Matt Cimo’s Tigers (33-8) and Coach Jeff Mauldin’s Huskies (32-10) play game two Saturday morning at 10 a.m., as the series moves to Riverwalk Stadium. If a third game is needed, it will follow 30 minutes after completion of game two. The 7A series close the 2018 AHSAA Championships. All games are being live-streamed over the NFHS Network. Hewitt-Trussville hurler Carson Skipper also pitched well allowing five hits, two walks and striking out eight in a contest that took just 1:46 to complete. He shut out the Tigers for five innings and held a 1-0 lead until Auburn posted four runs in the top of the sixth. Huskies second baseman Tyler Mauldin gave his team the lead with an RBI single in the fourth inning to plate courtesy runner Austin Bittle, who was running for Skipper. The Hewitt pitcher opened the inning with a single and Bittle advanced into scoring position on a throwing error. Mauldin then singled to left to plate the run. Auburn, which left two runners on base in the second and fifth innings, finally took the lead in the top of the sixth. Right fielder Teddy Benda doubled to start the inning and Jake Waters then reached safely on a sacrifice bunt fielder’s choice and Benda moved to third. Carter Hunt then drove in Benda when he reached first on an infield error, and Tanner Jones drove in the second run on a Huskies throwing error. Clayton Phillips singled to drive in the final two runs before Skipper got out of the jam. Fuller struck out the final two Hewitt hitters in the seventh to end the game.