The Wolfpack Takes the Opener 4-1, the Cougars Win the Second Game 5-1
Senior Trent Topping struck out 6 over six innings, gave up an unearned run and won the first game of the season for the Wolfpack. Topping started the 7th and walked the leadoff batter.
The Wolfpack scored all four of their runs in the fourth inning on RBIs by Kyle Bowser and Carson Seymore, who doubled. Alex Stuft, Owen Janes, Bowser and Seymore all scored in the inning.
The Norco bats came alive in game 2 of the double header. The Cougars scored three in the fourth and a run each in the sixth and seventh. Carson Seymore took the loss for Great Oak.
Everhett Hazelwood pitched 4 innings and earned the victory for Norco, Kevin Santana came in to finish, gave up a run and picked up the save.
Nick Charfauros scored the Wolfpack’s only run of the game in the seventh as Kyle Bowser racked up another RBI for the day.
Great Oak will play Santa Fe Christian on Friday in the opening round of the Pirate Classic Baseball Tournament. The Wolfpack took second place last season and are looking to bring back the Championship this year.
Norco plays Hillcrest on Wednesday in the Brian Hamilton Tournament.
Photos by Scott Padgett