MS Hitters Ambush Ambassadors

The Middle School Oaks used clutch hitting to take advantage of Norfolk Christian’s fielding miscues downing the Ambassadors 14-1 Friday at Lakewood.

Reid Wilkinson with four strong innings, and Dylan Cheek with three fine frames, led Norfolk Collegiate on the mound.

The Oaks got on the scoreboard in the third inning when Miles Edmond singled and Jimmy Hurley reached on an error. Paul Mahoney slashed a single to right that got past the right fielder for a three base error, scoring all three. With two outs, Joe Morrison lined a single to left, stole second, and went to third on a wild pitch, but was stranded there.

The young Oaks broke open the contest in the sixth inning with eight tallies. Morrison, Reid Wilkinson, and Josh Hutson each walked to load the bases with none out. Hunter Kahler walked to plate a run. After an out, Jimmy Hurley singled to right to score a pair. Mahoney was hit by a pitch before Devon Donis drove in two with a stinging shot to left field. Tanner Hirschfeld reached on an error before the final two tallies scored on two more walks.

The Oaks added three more in the seventh inning on shots by Mahoney, Donis, Hirschfeld, and Wilkinson.

The day before, the Oaks led 7-2 going into the sixth inning before falling 8-7 in the bottom of the seventh at Cape Henry.

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