Big Inning Carries Hitters

DSC_6315A four-run fifth inning carried the Oaks varsity baseball team to an 8-3 win over Summit Christian in Newport News on Monday.

Sophomore Paul Mahoney had two hits, two walks and scored three times and senior Mark Howlett pitched five strong innings.

Collegiate scored first in the second inning when Mahoney doubled and scored when Jackson Burke reached on an error. Mahoney again manufactured a run in the fourth inning with a walk, two stolen bases, and a wild pitch.

The Oaks broke open the game with four runs after two were out in the fifth inning. Joe Morrison reached on an error before sophomore Jimmy Hurley singled with two outs. Morrison went to third on a botched pickoff play and then scored when Cabell Thomas reached on an error. Mahoney’s single plated a pair before eighth grader Hunter Flora singled to score the fourth run.

The Oaks added a run in the sixth inning when Burke walked and scored on Howlett’s triple to center and another in the seventh when Thomas singled, stole a base, and scored on Burke’s single.


Earlier, the Oaks dropped a game 4-1 to Norfolk Academy despite a strong pitching performance from sophomore Reid Wilkinson.

For more pictures from the season, go to Oaks Baseball.



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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

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