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Bruins’ Softball Still Unbeaten in Patriot

The Lake Braddock Secondary girls’ softball team won both of its games at the Madison High Spring Break Tournament last week, back to back victories on Monday, April 18 over South Lakes and Lee High.

The Bruins’ actually played their first game at the Madison Spring Break Tournament nine days earlier, a 17-2 setback against the host school Warhawks. So bouncing back with the two tourney wins over the Seahawks and Lancers was a big boost for Lake Braddock, which finished the tournament at 2-1.

Overall for the season, the Bruins carried an impressive 9-2 record following their 1-0 Patriot District home win over Annandale this past Monday evening, April 25. The victory improved Lake Braddock’s district record to a perfect 7-0.

The Bruins were scheduled to play two more district games this week, at home versus South County on Wednesday, April 27, and at Annandale versus the Atoms again this Friday, at 6:30 p.m.

Most of Lake Braddock’s district wins have been lopsided scores, the exceptions being Monday’s shutout win over Annandale and a 3-2 home win over Woodson on April 11.

Bruins’ head coach George Rumore is pleased with the way his team has played. But he realizes there are plenty of good teams in the Patriot District and that his squad needs to be ready to play every game.

"My outlook for the second half of the season will remain the same as it did for the first part of the season, and that is to play one game at a time and not look down the road," said the coach. "All the teams in our district are very good and they should be even better on the next go around. With five freshmen on the team and with players coming and going for one reason or another this season, the whole team has [impressed]. Each player has done a great job."

The following Bruins have had particularly strong seasons both at the plate and in the field thus far: freshmen Ashley Flesch, junior Kelly Plescow, senior Nicole May, sophomore Mallory Gerndt, junior Anna Delaney and junior Andrea Selecman