Russellville baseball three-peats as 5A state champions

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AL.com) - Skylar Holland admitted his nerves got to him a little bit on a hot Thursday in the Class 5A championship series at Riverwalk Stadium.

The Russellville senior was tagged with the loss in relief as Faith Academy rallied for a dramatic 8-7 victory, forcing a deciding Game 3.

However, Holland was back on the mound a few minutes later and the outcome was decidedly different. The right-hander scattered five hits and allowed just two runs in six innings as Russellville held off the Rams 7-4 to win the series and its third straight state title.

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