Baseball Team Can’t Hold Lead

DSC_6408The Oaks entered the seventh and final inning up 3-2 over a tough, veteran Hampton Roads Academy squad, but couldn’t close the win, losing 7-4 Thursday at Azalea.

Down by four runs in their half of the seventh inning, Collegiate did not go quietly. After an out, Will Daniel singled to left on a full count pitch. Ian Turner coaxed a walk on four pitches while Paul Mahoney earned one with a long at bat, finally getting a free pass on a full count.

Joe Morrison looped a single to center to score Daniel and keep the bases loaded. But the Navigators got the final two outs for the win.

Earlier, the Oaks took a 2-0 lead in the first inning when Cabell Thomas was hit by a pitch, Vince Thomas singled, and Daniel walked to load the bases.

With two outs, Mahoney lined a one-strike pitch to center to score one run. Then Morrison was hit by a pitch to force home the second run.

The Oaks’ third run scored in the third inning when Mahoney was hit by a pitch and came around to score when Connor Hopkins reached on an error.

The team plays Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Greenbrier Christian.

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Jim Morrison has flown barrel rolls with the Navy's Blue Angels (he didn't barf), climbed and slept overnight in a 243-foot-tall redwood (he didn't fall), and gone one-on-one with Muhammad Ali (he didn't flinch). His award-winning stories have appeared in Smithsonian, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Private Clubs, This Old House, National Wildlife, Smart Money’s offspring, George, Context, Family PC, Good Housekeeping, Playboy, Biography, The Washington Post, Reader’s Digest, Utne Reader, Southwest Spirit, the magazine of Southwest Airlines, and American Way, the magazine of American Airlines, among others. His web site is www.jmwriter.com

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