The Post 284 Bucs defeated the rival Pirates last Friday in the first game of a double header that was shortened by rain. Grant...

The Post 284 Bucs defeated the rival Pirates last Friday in the first game of a double header that was shortened by rain. Grant Boyd (King College), a graduate of Matoaca High School has been swinging a hot bat over the last week.

Boyd, along with Colonial Heights’ slugger Zach Stoupa hit home runs to support the Bucs’ cause as they won 3-0. Boyd also unloaded the bases with a double in the game that was called due to rain. Though not an official game, the Bucs led 6-0. Boyd was converted to a full time pitcher during his freshman season in college, adding velocity to his fastball that now touches 91 mph.

“I just saw a couple of fastballs,” Boyd said. “I just saw them and hit them.”

Rick Spiers, a rising sophomore at Randolph-Macon experienced a baseball oddity as he allowed 10 hits, but managed to fire a shutout.

“He made some big pitches at the right times when he needed to,” said Post 284 Bucs Head Coach Merrill Morgan.

The Bucs missed out on a chance to sweep the doubleheader that was rescheduled for Sunday evening at Shepherd Stadium due to rain again. As of press time, no date had been set for the match.