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CB Drifters begin 2012 season undefeated

On Monday afternoon, at Monroe Park, the Drifters (4-0) varsity baseball team crushed James Monroe 17-0 to continue their streak of wins. The Drifters blasted 14 hits against the double-A Battlefield District team. Jason Vickery, DezJohn Parker and Josh Thomas each produced multiple hits and a homerun. Kamron Smith contributed to the shutout with a three-run double.
On the mound, Nick Graves got the win, as he struck out eight batters during the course of three innings.

As the season unfolds, the Drifters have solidified youthfulness, hustle, fun, and fundamental baseball.

Excited with his team’s efforts, Drifter head coach Steve Swope said, “These guys show up everyday like it’s Christmas

morning, bright smiles, great attitude, and a willingness to work hard 24-7. When you add the upgrade in talent from what the freshmen have brought to the table, you have a healthy roster of competition and kids who have to work hard for playing time.”

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Drifter offense was in full bloom at Monroe Park. The Drifters scored a season high 21 runs, pounded out 12 hits and received good mound efforts from three pitchers en route to beating the King & Queen Tigers. Four Drifters produced multi-hit games with five others adding multi-RBI games.

Freshman third baseman Smith continued his torrid hitting by blasting two doubles, drawing two walks, knocking in three runs, and scoring three more.

Smith’s teammate Graves knocked the cover off of the ball, by belting a line drive two-run homerun. He also contributed a two-run double to drive in several runs. Throughout the day he contributed four RBI’s, while scoring three more runs.

David Allison pitched the first three innings to pick up his first mound victory of the season. The lefthander allowed two earned runs, on three hits with two strikeouts, and four walks. At the plate Allison drove in three runs on two singles, and scored two more runs.

Travis Irvine pitched a scoreless  frame on the hill, and drove in one run on a sacrifice fly ball. He also singled, and scored two runs.
Dion Gonzales pitched an inning, singled, stole two bases, and scored two runs. Gavin Lutz singled in two runs in the first inning, doubled, and scored twice.

Other Drifters statistics included: Devin Davis, single, two RBI’s, run scored; Jason Vickery, walked twice, scored twice; Josh Thomas, RBI grounder, run scored; Dez’John Parker, double; Mark Singleton, run scored; Devante Harris, run scored, Sidney Horton, run scored.

On Thursday, the Drifters host Rappahannock; game time is 5 p.m.

The last day to put in your mulch order with delivery to your doorstep is Wednesday, March 28—coming this Saturday, March 31.
Also on March 31, the Drifters will supply the community and surrounding area with a one-day Little League Clinic for boys and girls, ages 5-12, at Monroe Park, starting with registration at 9:30 a.m.

Disney World
Follow the Drifter baseball team all the way to beautiful Orlando, FL next week as the “Black & Gold” embark upon Disney World for a week’s stay during spring break. This will mark the sixth time in eight years the Beach has visited Mickey, Minnie, and friends to enjoy some sun and fun while playing against some of the best baseball teams in the country.

Next week, the Drifters will touch down in Orlando on Monday, April 2. They will visit theme parks, and hit the Caribbean Beach Resort’s swimming pools each day, around a full schedule of practice and play two games at Disney’s Wide World of Sports.

On Wednesday, the Drifters will play against Springboro High School, a 1450 student public school from Springboro, Ohio, at Champion Stadium, home of the Atlanta Braves during spring training. On Thursday, the Drifters take on Paideia School, a 950 student private school, from Atlanta, GA.

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