Varsity baseball had an exciting week in Westmoreland County. There was a lot of action on the fields as the teams head into their spring breaks. The place to be Wednesday, April 5, was Colonial Beach High School as the Washington and Lee Varsity was welcomed to the home field of the Drifters. The game was intense and the teams played exceptionally well with W&L committing no errors and Colonial Beach recording only one. The Eagles capitalized on their hitting skills and earned the win with a final score of 4-0.
While striking out 6 and allowing only 3 hits, Timmy Henry pitched all 7 innings for the W&L earning the shut out win. In the first inning Dustin Miner singled then stole second base, the first of two for the game. Deontre Campbell later singled earning the RBI as Miner crossed the plate giving W&L the early lead.
Stellar defense kept the Drifters in check. In the bottom of the 5th, short stop Carson Bell easily handled a ground ball hit tossing to his second baseman, Henry Long, for the double play with first baseman, Campbell. A team cannot win without hitting and the Eagles rattled the bats. Bell and Miner both had 2 hits and an RBI each. Jimmy Mcintosh produced 2 hits for his efforts and Long, Henry, and Campbell each earned one. Seven stolen bases proved the aggressiveness of the Eagles
Pitching 6 inning with an impressive10 strikeouts, was Conner Lutz for the Drifters. Wyatt Feltner, A.J. Phillips and Trey Bowler each had one hit in the game. The Drifters picked off two baserunners for outs ensuring any runs were hard earned.
Colonial Beach defeated James Monroe 6-4 on Tuesday, April 4. A.J. Phillips was perfect at the plate going 3 for 3 at bats with 2 RBI’s and a double. Mason Delane and Wyatt Feltner both slammed doubles while Lutz and Andrew Burrell earned RBI’s. Delane started on the mound striking out 12 in 5 innings. The Drifters lost Friday night’s game, April 7 to Courtland 2-0. Their record now stands at 3-5.
After spring break the Drifters will travel to Northumberland on Tuesday, April 18 and Lancaster on the 19. With the next few games on the road, their next home game is on May 4 when they host the Indians.
Washington and Lee also gained a victory, and revenge, on Tuesday, defeating King William 3-1. Carson Bell threw 7 innings allowing one lone hit and striking out 11. After losing to the Cavaliers in March 4-0, the Eagles had their bats ready. Henry Long slammed a home run while Dustin Miner hit a triple and Timmy Henry, a double. Garret Oliff, Long, and Henry each drove in a run. Credit to the defense as the team, again, allowed no errors.
W&L is now 5-3 on the season and will travel to play Bluestone High School on Thursday, April 13, and Rappahannock County on Tuesday, April 18. Their next home game is Thursday, April 20 against Northumberland.