Baseball Team Can’t Hold Lead
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.