"It wasn't our night tonight, that's for sure," Hoover coach Missy Smith said. "They definitely looked sharper than we did both at the plate and in the field."
Baldwin said the team had talked about how the previous meetings with Hoover had ended and said they were confident in their abilities but aware that it could happen again.
"Everybody doubted us and we proved them wrong," she said. "We just talked about it. It happened in the last inning, we have to bear down because we know it can happen again. We weren't overconfident but we were confident we could win."
Huskies pitcher Allison Rager didn't have her best performance, allowing 13 hits.
"She left some pitches fat that they jumped on and they hit some good pitches, too," Smith said. "We didn't always make our outs and that didn't help."
Sissonville advances to play at defending Class AA state champion Wayne next Thursday for the Region 4 championship and a trip to the state tournament.
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