Last Thursday, the Eagles’ Varsity Baseball team went against the Colonial Beach Drifters on the Washington and Lee field. The Eagles started off the game by striking out the first Drifter to bat. However, as the game progressed, the Eagles’ pitches began to deteriorate, which was a major deciding factor in the outcome of the game.
After striking out the first batter, Colonial Beach’s Kamron Smith (#4, Junior) hit the ball down left field and made it to first base. The next batter, Nicholas Graves (#8, Junior), nailed the ball all the way to the fence, allowing Smith to safely score a run while Graves made it to second base. After Carlos Bermudez (#14, Senior) obtained a walk, the Eagles’ catcher failed to catch the ball during Trevor Delane’s (#7, Sophomore) bat, which allowed Graves to steal home-plate while Bermudez made his way to third base. Delane was then given a walk and replaced by Brandon Buzby (#12, Junior) as a courtesy runner.
The Drifters would then get their second out, again through a strikeout, but would continue to advance forward. The next five batters would receive walks, which would cause four force-runs to home base due to loaded bases. Washington and Lee decided to switch pitchers, though it was arguably far too late. As Nicholas Graves stepped up to bat with the bases loaded, the Eagles launched the ball toward him, which was met with a loud cling from the bat. The ball went flying sky-high and landed just over the fence for a home-run.