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With dominant pitching, the Brandywine Heights High School softball team has gone 74-1 in Berks League play over the past six season. The last three Sarah Fronheiser has dominated opposing batters, and Alyssa Fegely did the same the three previous seasons.
Now that Fronheiser has graduated, the Lady Bullets will be on the search for the next great pitcher.
Well, that may not be so easy. Pitchers like Fegely and Fronheiser don’s pop up whenever you need them. So the questin is, can the Bullets win if they can’t find another Fronheiser-quality pitcher?
“This will be a different team from last season and we are excited to see how well we match up with our opponents,” said Head Coach Donald Roach. “We’re looking forward to being as competitive as possible.”
The Bullets do have a lot of talent coming back this season. Leading the way is senior Megan Olsen, a three-time All County player. She is a very versatile player and will do well wherever she plays. Roach also likes her leadership abilities and will be expected to fill that role this year.
Jenny Seabourne, another senior, is an All-County outfielder who will begin her fourth season as a varsity starter.
Amanda Hess, a junior, is another versatile player who will get a chance to play all over the field this year. “She’s capable of bringing a lot of energy and enthusiasm to the team,” said Coach Roach.
Other returning starters to the team include Jam Sweigert (Jr.), Taylor Brintzenhoff (Jr.) and Dayna Jalowy (Sr.). Part time starter Missy Komand (Sr.) will also be back.
“Right now we are putting the pieces of the puzzle together,” said Roach. “Several athletes are going to have to step up and compete for a starting position. There will be good competition for several starting spots.”
The Lady Bullets will start the non-league season with a home games against Minersville on March 22. They will start the Berks League season at home against Kutztown on March 27.