Colts take title for third year in a row

Published 10:02 am Tuesday, July 31, 2012

The Wakefield/Waverly Colts, who for a third year won the Appomattox River District Tournament, include, from left in front, Coach Rick Dagenais, Dylan Beale, Nate Williams, Charlie Webb, Jake Holland, Danny McKenney, Jake Pope, Reid Holdsworth and Benji Goodrich; and in back, Coach Wendell Buhls, Will Dagenais, Brynner Porter, Triston Holland, Kyle Hooper, Dillon Hasty, Peyton Holdsworth, Mike Webb, Jack Bunn, Hunter Buhls, Sean Raulston and Coach Paul Rogers. SUBMITTED

PRINCE GEORGE—The Wakefield/Waverly Colts for a third year in a row won the Appomattox River District Tournament at Prince George High School on Monday.

The Colts lost the opening game 7-0 to Matoaca, but came back in the second game with a 10-2 win for the title. The Colts lost one game in the tournament and Matoaca lost two.

In game one, Wakefield managed five singles. Coach Paul Rogers pulled all the starters at the beginning of the fifth to give them a rest for game two.

In the second game, Wakefield went three up and three down in the first inning.

Matoaca scored twice in the bottom half of the first on a hit and four errors.

Wakefield responded with three consecutive hits to lead off the top of the second and earn one run. Later in that inning, with two outs and bases loaded, Southampton High School’s Jake Pope hit a triple on a 3-2 count.

Wakefield scored four times in the fourth inning, led by Southampton Academy’s all-state pitcher/shortstop Jake Holland. Holland led off with a home run on the first pitch to left centerfield.

Wakefield’s Charlie Webb added a run in the fifth and Danny McKenney scored in the seventh.

Dillon Hasty threw 90 pitches over four innings for the win and gave way to McKenney making his first pitching appearance of the year.

The boys dumped the cooler of ice water on Rogers after the win.