It was a clash of the rivals at Robinson Secondary last Friday night between the Lake Braddock Bruins and the Robinson Rams. Lake Braddock came into the game with a 4-0 record, but during the first inning, it looked like Lake Braddock might suffer their first defeat. During the bottom of the first, Robinson hit a few solo home runs and scored another run off a double from Junior Warren Holzemer. The rams were feeling very comfortable, but that sense of comfort wouldn’t last very long.
In the top of the 2nd, Lake Braddock scored 6 runs off a few home runs and some errors by the Rams after Robinson made a pitching change. Things only got worse for Robinson as they got outscored 5-2 after being down 6-3. The Bruins emerged victorious with an 11-5 win to continue their perfect season, while the Rams fell to 3-2 after a 2-game winning streak coming into the game.
Lake Braddock’s Manager John Thomas never doubted his team’s ability to rise to the challenge of a rivalry game on the road. “We stayed poised throughout the game,” Thomas said. Even when they were down 3-0, Thomas remained assured that things would turn out okay. “I sensed that something special was going to happen,” he added after the game. He said the only flaw from the victory was, “The lack of getting strikes.”
Aside from that, Lake Braddock handled their problems in an exemplary fashion. “We’re only getting better,” Thomas added, concluding that, “We’re about getting better one game at a time.” The Bruins have been improving all season long and have a chance to do so again when they square off against Woodson on April 6 for a chance to go 6-0 on the season.