With apologies to Queen: We are the champions, my friends. We kept on fighting ’til the end. We are the Champions. We are the Cham….” Well, you get the picture.
2012 is a banner year for the Burke Middle School Softball Team! Last year, this scrappy team came in a promising second place in what turned out to be a harbinger (AP English word) for this year’s run through the playoffs. From spring training, until the final out on a long throw from Valerie to Sophia filling in for Esme, this team and this season has been special. So special, in fact, that Sports historians, softball sabermatricians, and Burke graybeards are all looking into whether this is the first Sports Banner ever for a Burke Middle School team.
With seven strong innings by pitcher, Catherine W…. and
Patient, solid hitting against a very strong Sandy Spring pitcher…and
Clockwork-like fielding, Burke played it calm and cool, like it has all season, to bring home the win, 6-1.
The season-capping win came before an SRO crowd comprised of parents, friends, many alums, and a bleacher-full of softball-loving faculty fans, including Bob K., Ginger, Monica, Susan, Guy, Judith, Michelle (and Chase), Wendell, and Daniel (channeling Casey Stengel).
Special thanks for such a special season go to all the coaches: JD, Sam, Shala, and, of course, coach/team mascot Adam K.
Last, but not least, thanks for all the great action photos go to Holly Johnson!