MIKE EYSTER/ CHRONICLE PHOTO - GM Jamie Christopher high-fives Lincoln Allen.

The Springfield Drifters opened their season on a rainy Friday night, but it couldn’t dampen the spirits of all associated with the game – especially coaches and players. 

The Drifters are a wooden-bat league team playing its home games at Hamlin Sports Complex in Springfield this summer.

MIKE EYSTER/ CHRONICLE PHOTO - The Drifters line up for the National Anthem.

After visiting the Wenatchee Applesox for a three-game series this coming weekend, the Drifters return home Tuesday, June 14 to face the Yakima Valley Pippins. 

MIKE EYSTER / CHRONICLE PHOTO - Managers exchange handshakes.

Photos clockwise from top: The Drifters line up for The National Anthem; managers exchange greetings; Drifters GM Jamie Christopher high-fives Lincoln Allen; in-game action rounding first base; and the Gleemen sing the anthem.

– Chronicle staff report