Colonial Beach Softball season is under way and the Drifters are striving to make their mark on the 2017 season. Final scores do not show everything. Their record is statistically 1-3, but it does not represent the strength and ability of the team. No doubt the Drifters play hard and the first weeks of the season are only the beginning. It can take some time to limit errors and capitalize on strengths. Colonial Beach is on the way.
On March 17, West Point out paced Colonial Beach in the end with a final of 11-17. But on March 20, the Drifters rocked the bats and leveled visiting James Monroe 19-1.
Middlesex came to town on Thursday, March 23, and immediately slammed a home run on their first at bat. Not daunting Colonial Beach at all, the Drifters dominated the first inning with solid batting, numerous base hits, and scoring 5 runs. Going into the third inning the Drifters led 7-1.
Middlesex changed pitchers and the momentum shifted. Colonial Beach bats were silenced until the final inning where they closed the gap but not the game. Middlesex won 11-9.
Pitcher Hannah Butler struck out 8 players and only allowed 6 hits. The Drifters had a total of 14 hits including a triple by Junior Jordan McGinnis, and 5 double, one each by Kenzie Cox, Shelby Modlin, C. Setliff, Amber Jones, and Jordan Pratt.
In a Saturday afternoon game, Rappahannock County came to Colonial Beach and barely pulled out a victory with a final score of 13-16.
Colonial Beach faces Courtland at home on Tuesday, March 28 and Caroline County on Thursday, March 30.