The Gardendale softball team opened the state 6A tournament with a 5-3 win over No. 2 Hazel Green on Friday in Montgomery. The Rockets poured five runs across in the bottom of the sixth, breaking a 3-0 deficit on their way to the winners’ bracket. Top-ranked Gardendale will return to the field at 4 p.m. against No. 5 Saraland.