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The Drifters varsity baseball dream season has come to an end. After riding high in the post season, the Tidewater-A tournament champions Drifters lost in the first round of the Region-A tournament to a hard-hitting Rappahannock Raiders team. Drifter head coach Steve Swope said, “This has been fun to watch a club get hot at the end of the year like we did, come out of no where to earn our Region birth and extend our seniors’ careers.”
The Raiders, who went on to win the Region-A tournament and advance themselves to the state tournament, showed Colonial Beach why they will move on. The Raiders pounded 14 hits, including four doubles and a homerun on their way to an 11-1 victory.
Lefthander, Tanner France went the distance for the Raiders, allowing the Beach just one run on three hits, with four strikeouts. Jonathan Scott and Josh Hall each smacked two hits and scored four runs between them.
TT Carey and Kevin Swope pitched for the Drifters, as they had down the stretch, but could not cool off the hot Raider bats.
Will Trivett singled and scored the Driftes lone run as he eventually came home on a fielder’s choice by Chad Inscoe. TT Carey and Nick Peterson produced the other two hits, both singles.
The Drifters concluded the 2009 season at 6-4 in the Tidewater District and 11-9 overall. They have amassed a 99-26 overall record in the last five years to give their school, community and fans quite a run—thanks Drifters!