Spring Sports Postseason Update

Girls’ Lacrosse – Malik

Girls’ lacrosse finished their season 12-3, securing a spot in the playoffs with a first round bye. Tonight at Blake, the girls play Blair to compete for the chance to advance to the next round.

Boys’ Lacrosse – Malik

Boys’ Lacrosse advanced to the Regional Semifinals yesterday, beating Wheaton 17-2. Their next opponent has not been determined yet, but they will play against that team May 16th.

Senior Captain Michael McLean in Lax’s first playoff game

Softball – Nikhil

Varsity Softball came off a great win last night, beating Wheaton 17-0. Pitcher Kat Comer threw a perfect game, allowing 0 hits, 0 runs, 0 walks, and striking out 12 players. Softball is preparing for their home semifinal game against Blair on Monday, the 16th.

Senior Pitcher Kat Comer

Baseball – Kat

Baseball entered the playoffs as the 2-seed after finishing their season 12-5. Yesterday, the boys won their first matchup against Paint Branch, winning 5-2. Junior Tanner Sanderoff pitched wonderfully, getting the W and striking out seven of the ten batters he faced while allowing no hits. Baseball will now play Blair on Saturday at home in the Region Semifinals.

Junior Pitcher Tanner Sanderoff in Baseball’s first playoff game

Coed Volleyball – Josephine

Coed Volleyball did not qualify for the MCPS County Tournament, since it only includes the top 16 teams in Montgomery County. Coed lost eight games and won two during their season. Better luck next year, Bengals!

Boys’ Volleyball – Omar

Blake lost the first round of their postseason tournament to Churchill with a score of 0-3. Blake qualified as the #11 seed but was defeated by Churchill ending the season for the Bengals.

Boys’ and Girls’ Tennis – Kat

Boys’ Tennis unfortunately lost in the Round of 16 to Walter Johnson in the playoffs. Also, Girls’ Tennis unfortunately did not qualify for the playoffs. The boys finished with a 5-7 record in Coach Na’s first season as head coach, and the girls finished with a healthy 8-4 record.

Girls’ Track – Alayna

On Wednesday, May 11th, the Blake Girls Track & Field team won the MCPS County Championship meet! A number of athletes stood out, including senior Ella Zeigler, who won both the 1600m and 3200m races, sophomore Brooke Cochran, who won the 100m and 200m, and junior Gabrielle Franklin who won the 300m hurdles. Blake’s 4×400 relay team also placed first at the meet. Two school records were also set at the meet: Ella Zeigler beat her own previous record in the 1600m with a time of 5:01.12, and junior Mame Diop placed third in the triple jump and set a new school record with her mark of 36 feet and 3.75 inches.

Zeigler also won the 2022 James DeMoss Award for most outstanding female athlete at the meet.

The team will now advance to the regional finals. Congratulations, Bengals, and good luck at regionals!

Senior Ella Ziegler with her James DeMoss Award!

Boys’ Track – Alayna

The Blake Boys Track team competed and placed 13th in the MCPS County Championship meet. Some standout athletes include senior Nathan Busey, who placed third in triple jump and fifth in long jump, as well as sophomore Benick Akeh, who placed third in the 300m hurdles. Blake also placed fifth in the 4x100m relay and seventh in the 4x400m relay.

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