Thursday, December 8, 2022

Baseball update: Kellam, Ocean Lakes vying for Coastal No. 2 seed

Welcome to Southside Daily’s weekly look at Virginia Beach’s top high school boys soccer teams according to record.

First Colonial's Alec Giles slides safely into home plate, avoiding Ocean Lakes' David Ham's tag. (Joe Saade/Southside Daily)
First Colonial’s Alec Giles slides safely into home plate, avoiding Ocean Lakes’ David Ham’s tag. (Joe Saade/Southside Daily)

First Colonial (14-1, 7-1 Coastal): The Patriots bounced back Thursday with a big 6-3 win over Ocean Lakes after having their undefeated streak snapped the Friday before by Cox. Senior ace Justin Cook’s versatility against the talented Dolphins showed why his club is still the team to beat in the Beach.

Kellam (10-4, 4-2 Coastal): The Knights are riding a four-game winning streak with wins over Ocean Lakes, Western Branch and Bayside in the past 10 days. Kellam looks for the season series sweep against Ocean Lakes Monday to bolster its chance for the Coastal Conference’s No. 2 seed.

Ocean Lakes (10-5, 4-2 Coastal): The Dolphins get the chance to even their season series against Kellam and First Colonial this week as they try to overcome a mini-hiccup (2-2 last four games). Ocean Lakes has proven to be one of the Beach’s most balanced clubs from the mound and plate.

Cox (7-7, 3-4 Coastal): The Falcons snapped First Colonial’s 13-0 start last Friday with a 4-1 win after nearly knocking off the Patriots in the first game of the series. They’ve enjoyed a week off since and hope to build off that success when they host Bayside Tuesday.

Cape Henry (9-9, 5-3 TCIS): The Dolphins went 2-1 in their busy week with two consecutive wins against Camden County (4-3) and Peninsula Catholic (9-3) after a loss to Norfolk Christian (7-2).

Princess Anne (6-7, 3-1 Atlantic): Rain has kept the Cavaliers from opportunities to bounce back from their 11-8 loss to Green Run two weeks ago. Princess Anne is 4-0 when scoring double-digit runs and just 2-7 otherwise.

Green Run (6-9, 2-3 Atlantic): The Stallions have lost two in a row after taking three of four.

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