A district contest gave the Drifters and fans an opportunity to promote cancer awareness last Thursday, but the game started a terrible week for a team looking to advance to the playoffs.
On May 7, the Lady Drifters opened with a competitive game against Essex to fall 4-3 in nine innings. Then in the second game of the week to Lancaster 8-2.
In the only game to be played last Thursday as a result of nonplayable weather conditions for four high schools, Essex disappointed Colonial Beach on a special occasion for their cancer benefit game, Fight For Madison: inspired by the daughter of Scott Foster’s daughter, who was diagnosed with having leukemia last year.
In the 4-1 win, Essex’s Kallie Carson picked up the win at the mound pitching nine innings, allowing nine hits, three runs, and six walks while striking out three.
Colonial Beach’s Deniya Newman (double), McKenzie Conway, Emily Parks (triple) each had two hits. Karley Inscoe, Manana Morton and Billie Gould followed with a hit a piece. Inscoe also collected two RBIs and Parks with one and a run scored. Conway added two runs scored.
But it was the Essex defense to win out closing the game at the top of the ninth inning.
Essex’s Emily Broache led the team with two hits and two RBIs after the game. Savannah Wood and Britney Owens each collected an RBI to along with their lone hits of the day. Katie Parr and Brionna Coleman followed each with a hit. Carson brought in two runs followed by Parr and Wood each with one.
On May 10, Lancaster defeated for the second time this season Colonial Beach 8-2 to keep their playoff homes alive.
Lancaster’s Brooke Hudnall was the winning pitcher after seven innings allowing seven hits, three runs while striking out five. At the plate she knocked in a double, collected an RBI and scored a run.
Brooke Reed contributed to the cause hitting 2-3 from the plate with a double, collected two RBIs and two runs and Caroline Merryman was 1-4 with an RBI and run scored.
Newman was 2-4 and Morton was 1-3.
Colonial Beach will travel to Washington & Lee High School on for their cancer awareness benefit game on May 17. Game time is at 5 p.m.
Rappahannock shut out Washington & Lee for the second time this season led by Hallie Berger allowing only one hit in the game and no runs.
Berger allowed only a walk in the game and recorded nine strikeouts. At the plate was 2-4.
Sister and teammate Rachel Berger followed going 2-3 from the plate scoring two runs and an RBI; McKenzie Hall was 2-2 with two runs and two RBIs; Carlie Clark was 1-2 with two runs and three RBIs and Summer Sanders was 1-1.