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Brottman dominant at any distance

Fremd pitcher is ESPNChicago.com's Player of the Week

Updated: April 11, 2010, 4:59 PM ET
By Scott Powers | ESPNChicago.com

Most softball pitchers hated that the mound was being moved back 3 feet beginning this season.

One would assume Fremd senior Lena Brottman would follow that trend. Brottman has been one of the state's most dominant pitchers the past three seasons from 40 feet out, and just last season she went 21-4 and struck out 280 batters in a 173 2/3 innings while leading the Vikings to a third-place finish at state.

But Brottman approved of the change. Never an overpowering pitcher, ...

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