Drifters find home, bright future in inaugural season

MIKE EYSTER/THE CHRONICLEThe Drifters’ Dom Hellman begins his home run trot during the team’s final home game of the season.

SPRINGFIELD – First seasons can be tough, especially when the wins are few and far between. For the Springfield Drifters that was true, partially. Despite the 17-37 record to finish the year, the team is proud of their inaugural season. 

“I'm gonna look back at this summer fondly, and I really, well … I think we learned a lot,” Drifters head coach Tommy Richards said. “I know it hasn't . . .