Hard loss for Brandywine’s Lady Bobcats

Published 5:14 am Tuesday, June 14, 2005

By Staff
Things didn't turn out exactly the way the Brandywine varsity softball team wanted on Saturday in the Division 3 regional championship game, but that by no way diminishes what the Lady Bobcats have accomplished this season.
Brandywine fell to Gobles in the title game, 3-2, keeping the Lady Bobcats from their third straight regional title.
We are proud of the way Brandywine continues to dominate the Lakeland Conference and the district tournament.
Brandywine won its seventh consecutive league title and its seventh straight district championship.
And, for the third straight year, the Lady Bobcats can hold their heads up high and say they beat one of the premier programs in the entire state in Kalamazoo Christian.
The Lady Comets have now lost three consecutive games to Brandywine at the regional level. There are not many teams in the state that can say they have defeated Kalamazoo Christian three times, let alone three straight times.
It's always tough to lose a game like the regional title game by a single run, especially when you've gotten as far as you have and you have such high expectations.
But win or lose, the Lady Bobcats still had an outstanding season and should be proud of the things they accomplished, not only this year, but in previous seasons.
The future remains bright for the Lady Bobcats, as they only have three seniors - Ashley Antus, Amanda Grice and Dee Echevarria.
Kelli Zache, the Bobcats' strong starting pitcher, will be back in action next year as well as her sister Kendra Zache, who plays first base.
Also returning for Brandywine will be shortstop Angela Newman, second baseman Rachel Batman, left fielder Christina Ford, right fielder Connie Brant and many others.
The Lady Bobcats work extremely hard and that has paid off in multiple conference, district and regional titles.
We expect many more to come.
Great job on another outstanding season!