Drifters knocking out opponents
The Colonial Beach Drifters Varsity Baseball Team continued to use their mojo this year, dominant pitching and defense, to shut out two more opponents and run their non-district record to 6-0. The Beach picked up two shutout performances from their pitching staff and two error free games
from their pristine defense, while securing wins over King & Queen and Northampton last week.
“Our theme so far has been pitching and defense, but really it’s been too cold all year for the bats to warm-up,” said coach Steve Swope.
In the 14-0 win over King & Queen, Colonial Beach’s Carlos Bermudez, David Allison and Josh Thomas combined to shut out the Tigers from King & Queen Central in a five-inning game. The Drifters managed to produce 14 runs offensively on nine hits with six of them being doubles.
Bermudez earned his first mound victory of the season allowing no runs on two hits while striking out three after three innings. At the plate, he also recorded a two-run double in the third inning.
Allison and Thomas closed out the last two frames with scoreless performances. Allison produced an RBI and two runs scored, while Thomas struck out all three hitters he faced and scored a run to aide the offense.
Sidney Horton reached base three times, knocked in two runs with a two-run single and scored three runs. Gavin Lutz singled and scored; and Ryan Thomas doubled and scored.
Dion Gonzalez added a bases loaded clearing double for three RBI’s; Kamron Smith punched a single to drive in one run and scored two more; Nick Graves also doubled home a run and scored two runs; and Carter Foster rounded out the attack with a an RBI double.
To end the week, the Drifters defeated Northampton 10-0 for their first meeting ever. After the first inning, the Drifters punched across three runs, two in the third and five in the fifth.
Graves hurled a five-inning shut out, allowing only two hits, striking out six and walking only one. This marked his third mound victory while earning a single at the plate, a walk and two runs.
Josh Thomas earned a two-run single in the third inning, drove home another run in the fifth and scored a run.
Foster ripped a single and scored the team’s 10th and final run; Horton knocked in a run with a double; Gonzalez was walked twice and scored two runs; Devin Davis, Smith and Lutz each reached a base and scored single runs.
On April 3, Colonial Beach will travel to Liberty High School in Bealton. Game starts at 5 p.m.
Editor’s note: The Northampton, Colonial Beach game was played at West Point High School to cut down on the travel.
Ladies split week before Spring Break
The Colonial Beach Varsity Softball Team split the week with their opponents before Spring Break kicked off. Last week the Drifters took 24-0 victory over King & Queen, but were downed by Northampton in a 9-3 loss to down their record to 4-2.
In the win over King & Queen, Deniya Newman led the team going 4-5 from the plate, earning five RBIs, three doubles, four runs and a homerun. Kaitlyn Proffitt, Emily Parks, Madison Gorfida and Billie Gould followed each having two hits, and Taylor Lee, Karley Inscoe and T’nazya Taylor each with one. Parks, Gorfida, Gould and Proffitt each had a double.
Gorfida joined Newman scoring four runs; Parks scored three; Manana Morton, Lee, Gould, Conway, Inscoe and Taylor each scored two; and Proffitt had one.
Inscoe picked up the mound victory striking out four, walking one, and allowing only one hit in two innings. Morton followed by allowing two walks in an inning, and Newman allowed three walks and turned down two batters in two innings.
In the loss to Northampton, McKenzie Conway, Parks, Gorfida, Newman, and Proffitt each earned a hit. Newman and Proffitt earned a double each, while Conway recorded a triple. Lee, Gorfida and Inscoe scored a run each.
Inscoe pitched all seven innings allowing seven hits, nine runs, five walks while striking out six.