Sluggers Crush Norcom; Take Greenbrier to Last Out

DSC_0738Jackson Burke’s one-hitter on the mound and a bevy of hits and aggressive base running powered the Oaks baseball team to a 10-0 win over Norcom.

A day earlier, Norfolk Collegiate nearly upset Greenbrier Christian Academy, top ranked in the area and the state.

The team held a slim one-run lead in the seventh inning with Greenbrier down to the last out before the Gators connected on a homer to earn the win.

Chandler Gillikin had the highlight for Collegiate, a first-inning grand slam, his second home run of the season.

The team is 8-10 on the season. It plays at Hampton Roads Academy on Tuesday and at home against Cape Henry on Friday.

For more pictures and video, go to Oaks Baseball.


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