Hunnicutt HR lifts Burton 8-6 Walk-off blast propels Raiders into Final Four

George Thwaites • Jun 8, 2011 at 6:37 AM

NORTON — The best high school baseball team to call Lawson-Fitchko Stadium home played there last night.

Joe Hunnicutt stroked a walk-off home run with two runners on to lift J.I. Burton to an 8-6 win over visiting Holston in Tuesday’s VHSL Group A, Division 1 state quarterfinal game.

“I was just running down to first. I felt numb. I don’t even re- member going around the bases,” said Hunnicutt, whose blast with one out in the bottom of the seventh inning earned the Raiders their first Group A Final Four appearance in baseball.

The Raiders (23-3) advanced to face Riverheads in Friday’s 10 a.m. semifinal game at Kiwanis Field in Salem.

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