Silver Lake softball coach Mike Brennan picked up his 300th win in style on Thursday afternoon with a 5-2 victory over Duxbury.
The Lakers scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning then put down the Green Dragons 1-2-3 in the seventh to claim the victory.
Silver Lake had two outs in the sixth when Emily Colton stepped up to the plate and picked up a base hit. She was driven in by a double from Kayla Dickerman (1 for 3, RBI, run scored). The Lakers brought in their second run via a couple of base on balls before a fielder’s choice gave them the three-run advantage.
The Lakers were up 2-1 in the fifth before Duxbury tied the game at two. But Brennan’s squad was able to pull out the victory and notch his 300th.
“We knew at the end of last year that he needed three more so we had to play them one at a time and we finally got there,” said assistant coach Jim Bunton, who is in his 13th year with the program.
Brennan is in his 24th season as head coach of the Lakers and had a good crowd show up to see him get that 300th win. The team, boosters and parents celebrated after the game with cupcakes.
“He’s a great game day coach and he works the girls very hard," Bunton said. "We do a lot of drills everyday so they are ready to play when the game starts.”
Silver Lake has made the tournament for the past 23 years and went to the quarterfinals of the Division 1 state tournament last year after winning their fifth consecutive Patriot League title.
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