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Drifters drop first game of season

Posted on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 3:30 am

The Colonial Beach Drifters Varsity Baseball Team dropped its first game in a 12-0 shutout this season after facing AA Liberty Eagles in a non-district game during Spring Break.
“We wanted to play competition this good to get our mind-set ready for the Northern Neck District play which is coming this week,” said Colonial Beach coach Steve Swope. “Our kids witnessed a very good team and competed on the field, which is a good testimony to where we want to go and what we want to do.”
In the loss last week at Bealton, the Drifters managed five hits failing to push across any runs offensively.
Swope said his pitching staff on the day did very defensively made up of Nick Graves, Gavin Lutz and Kamron Smith all receiving work at the mound, against “a good Liberty line-up,” Swope said.
Graves was credited with the loss, which now takes the sophomore’s record to 3-1 overall on the season.
At the plate, junior first baseman Carlos Bermudez ripped a pair of singles to lead the way for Colonial Beach. Bermudez produced two very good at-bats, lining hits into the outfield.
Teammates Dion Gonzalez, Jason Vickery and Smith picked up the other three hits for the Drifters.  All three hits were singles.
The Drifters fall to 6-1 overall and will play three games following Spring Break including a district opener.
On April 11, the Drifters will host Rappahannock at Monroe Park at 5 p.m.
The Drifters played on April 8 at King & Queen in a rescheduled game and on April 9 against Washington & Lee. Updates will be provided in next week’s issue of the Westmoreland News.