The week also gave coach Steve Swope his 1,000 high school sports career win. With 517 wins in basketball, he now has a total of 483 wins in baseball.
“I hadn’t realized it until a good friend of mine called to tell he was tracking it,” said Swope. “It’s attributed to having lots of good players and assistant coaches.”
In the West Point victory, Nick Graves pitched a seven-inning complete game allowing only two unearned runs, three hits, a walk and striking out eight.
The sophomore struck out two of the last three batters in the seventh inning to preserve the win.
The three runs by the Drifters came in the fourth innings after two outs. Jason Vickery and Josh Thomas produced singles while Devin Davis drove in the first run with a single to leftfield. Sidney Horton picked up to the other two runs with a two-run single to rightfield.
Scoring 18 runs in the win over James Monroe to end the week, the Drifters hit the ball 19 times.
Pitcher Kamron Smith braced the cold weather helping to deliver another win for the team. It was also his second mound victory allowing two runs, one earned on two hits, striking out five and walking only one. The sophomore scored five runs as well recording a double, a single, three walks and driving in a run.
Carlos Bermudez and Graves combined for 10 RBI’s (five each) at the end of the day. Graves drove in a three-run homer, a single and sacrifice fly; Bermudez knocked in a three-run triple, RBI double and run producing a groundout.
Thomas returned the second game of the week with a double, two singles, drove in two runs and scored two more.
Ryan Thomas singled twice, drive in a run and scored three runs; Davis earned a double, a single and scored two runs; Dion Gonzalez lined two singles, stole a base and scored two more runs; Vickery recorded two singles and a run; Carter Foster singled and scored a run; and Gavin Lutz hit a double.
The Drifters will host King & Queen on March 26, then travel to West Point High School to play Northampton on March 29. Both games are at 5 p.m.
Colonial Beach’s Varsity Softball Team edged out to more wins to start the season. This came after defeating West Point 5-4 and James Monroe 19-11.
In the win against James Monroe, McKenzie Conway and Deniya Newman scored two runs each after both went 2-3 from the plate with a double as well.
Conway and Newman also recorded the team’s only two RBIs.
Karley Inscoe was 1-3 from the plate, and Madison Gorfida was 1-2.
As a team, the Lady Drifters stole eight bases with Newman leading with three, Billie Gould and Conway with two each, and Gorfida with one.
At the mound, Inscoe allowed seven hits, two earned runs and three walks. She struck out five in route to her mound victory.
In a tight game against West Point, Newman (2-3) and Inscoe (1-3) each recorded an RBI. Conway (2-3) followed hitting a double, scoring two runs, and Madison Gorfida (1-2) scoring a run. Emily Parks was 1-3 from the plate; Newman also recorded a double and two runs.