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4 Wednesday, May 4, 2016 THE JOURNAL 00 LEONARD BANKS ports edi or The 201~ season oCr the Drift- ers (2-2, 7-8) softball team had it's share of ups and downs; however, the black and" gold defeated Essex and West Point last week to move into 3rd place in the 1A Confer- ence 43 standings. More impor- tantly, the victory over the visiting Trojans, last Tuesday has instilled a newfound confidence in the Drift- ers. "I've been coaching softball since 2010, and we've never beaten Es- sex;' Drifter head coach Scott Fos- ter said. "We did it by hitting ball with solid shots, by most of all they played hard" The Drifters fought off the pitch- ing of Arleigh Wood, and 16 hits courtesy of aggressive Trojan bats. Defensively, the Drifters never waivered or lost their poise. "We made catches when we were sup- posed too, and even when we missed, we got to the ball;' Foster said. At the top of the 2nd inning, it was apparent that the Trojans were prepared for the long haul, as they took a 3-0 lead, courtesy of RBI hits from Liz Wilmore, Rose Rector, and Emily Thomas. In the ensuing bottom of the 2nd, Sidney Scherer (grounder) and Courtney Setliff (double) respond- Drifter pitcher Manana Morton overcame Trojan hitting for seven innings, yielding 16 hits, and 8 runs, but in the bottom of the 7th inning, Kenzie Cox's RBI single brought in the winning run. ed with run scoring RBIs that gave bottom of the 7th , with runners the Drifters a 4-3 lead. However, in on 2nd and 3rd base, and no outs, the following top of 3rd, with the Kenzie Cox sliced a hit into center bases loaded, the Trojans tied the field that scored Haley Phillips to game (4-4) on a Elizabeth Hipple win the game. sacrifice fly. To the dismay of the "Today is the first time we played Trojans, the Drifters ended the in- as a team, and did the right stuffto ning on a double play (outfield fly, win," Foster said. "When you do and home plate throw out). that, good stuff happens:' In the bottom of the 4th inning, Amber Jones finished the game the Drifters exploded for 4 runs, with a 2-4 plate performance, a taking a 8-4 lead. However, over triple, and three runs. Setliffadded the next three innings, the Trojans three RBIs, after finishing the day rallied from a three-run deficit to with a 2-4-plate appearance. Ma- tie the game in the top of the 7th nana Morton also had a 2-4 day at (8-8). the plate that included a triple and However, not to be outdone the two RBIs. RICHARD LEGGITT during his tenure in Montross that championship. Jones' state cham- his heart was still drawn to Essex, pionship team in Essex went 14 Washington & Lee High School where he coached for 14 years, and 0 and defeated Radford 30 to 0 Athletic Director Malcolm Lewis "He goes to church in Essex,"to win the state title. He was voted plans to hire a new varsity head said Lewis. "He gets his hair cut Virginia High School Coach of the football coach for the Eagles with- in Essex. His babysitting is there Year in 2009. in the next week: The new hire will and a lot of his life is there. I don't Jones was less successful in his replace Todd Jones, who is leaving think that anybody would disagree next coaching post in his home- W&L after only two years to be- that it became apparent that his town of Pulaski and had only mod- come the athletic director at Essex stay at W&L was temporary." crate success at W&L, posting a High School in Tappahannock. "We were lucky to have him here 1-2 record in the playoffs. Jones is "We've got a big folder of re- for a couple of years," Lewis said. a former "Emery and Henry line- sumes," said Lewis. "We invited six "But now we have to move forward, backer. His teams are known for of those down for interviews. We We have actually gotten a surpris- their quick strike spread offenses. called three back for second inter- ing number of resumes. The ira- His coaching tenure at Washington views. We had hoped to be finished portant thing is to find someone & Lee was hampered by the trans- by now, but now I think we are still one who understands us geograph- fer of star running back D.J. Wel- a week away from making a selec- ically and demographically." don to James Monroe and a chang- tion." Lewis said he hoped W&L woulding cast of assistant coaches. Jones' resignation was first re- hire ayoung coach willing to settle Jones declined to comment on ported in The Journal three weeks in the area and build the Eagles his planned departure for Essex. ago. Jones' W&L teams had a re- program. His wife, Meredith, a math teacher cord of 15-9 with two playoff ap- During his previous stint at Es- at W&L, will be joining him at Es- pearances. He was hired to rebuild sex, Jones, 43, built the Tappahan- sex. the W&L football program so his nockprogram into a regionalpow- Jones and his wife have two departure has been a disappoint- erhouse with a record of 70 wins daughters, Payton, 11, and Kylie, ment to W&L. But it was plain and 171osses including a2009 state 10. Foxes shut out Cavaliers, fall to Cou ars Staffreports (KG) defeated NyAsia Brown (CA) (KG) defeated Lauren Michaud (C) 8-1; Virginia Hawkins (KG) defeated 10-7; Rebecca Smith (C) defeated On Wednesday, the Foxes girls' Isabella Perez (CA)8-2; Rebecca An- Emily Martin (KG) 10-5; Caroline tennis team (6-5) handed Caroline a derson (KG) defeated Grace Chew- Amos (KG) defeated Quinn Harker 9-0 loss; however, two day later, dur- ing (CA) 8-2. (C) 10-6; ing a conference senior day match Caroline versus King George dou- Lexi Holley (C) defeated Clara featuring Courtland, they were nar- bles results: Brabo (KG) 10-5; Katy Niedzwiecki rowly defeated 5-4. On Wednesday, Wine/Amos (KG) defeated Beale/ (C) defeated Virginia Hankins (KG) the Foxes will travel to play James Perez (CA) 8-3; Hankins/Anderson 10-7. Monroe. (KG) defeated Chapman/Brown Courtland versus King George Caroline versus King George sin- (CA) 8-1; Clara Brabo/Kyleigh Jen- doubles results: gles results: kins (KG) defeated Perez/Chewing Wine/Amos (KG) defeated Smith/ Andrea Wine (KG) defeated Sarah (CA) 8-4. 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