Brandywine, Kalamazoo Christian meet for sixth time

Published 4:55 am Friday, June 10, 2005

By By ERIKA PICKLES / Niles Daily Star
NILES - Brandywine and Kalamazoo Christian will once again meet on the field Saturday for a shot at claiming the Division 3 Regional title.
This will be the sixth meeting between the teams in a regional game.
The past two years, the Bobcats have shut out the Comets. Three years before that, it was Kalamazoo taking the wins.
Brandywine is currently ranked No. 2 in Division 3 with a 29-8 record. The Comets are ranked No. 9 and hold a 28-10 record heading into the game.
So what's it going to take for the Bobcats to win?
Leah VanEnk and Allison Frisinger will be the threats on the mound for Brandywine. VanEnk is 17-4 and Frisinger is 9-3.
But Kalamazoo Christian hasn't met Bobcat pitcher Kelli Zache yet.
Zache is currently 24-6 on the mound, almost a better record than both of the Comets' pitchers combined.
Zache also leads Brandywine offensively putting the ball in play almost everytime she is up to bat.
Amanda Grice, Ashley Antus and Dee Echevarria are also strong players for Brandywine both offensive and defensively.
Freshman first baseman Kendra Zache is another Lady Bobcat who can handle her own on both sides of the field.
The Bobcats will face Kalamazoo for the second semifinal game Saturday at Constantine High School. Game time is set to begin 30 minutes after the first game between Watervliet and Gobles.
The two winners from each game will advance to the finals set to begin 30 minutes after the second semi final game.