The Brookfield Lady Dogs softball team started their week with a Tuesday night upset win at home against Palmyra. In the successive two days, the Lady Dogs went away from home, and came back home to take two more games. For any squad to win three games in a week is good, to do so in three straight days...that’s just great!
In the Varsity game, Taylor Ewing was on the mound for the Lady Dogs. Both teams went down in order in the first inning, with Ewing netting one strikeout. After one inning, the game was scoreless.
Monroe City brought five to the plate in the top of the second, but a pair of strikeouts helped make sure no runs came across. Megan Kearns hit a one out double, and was replaced as a courtesy runner by Sydney Thompson. Sammi Overton hit a double to put both runners in scoring position. Ashley Kearns walked to load the bases. Jaclyn Weydert was involved in a Fielder’s Choice, where the lead run at home was out. Brookfield would strand three, and the game remained scoreless after two innings.
Monroe City scored one run in five at-bats to take the lead. Brookfield was retired in order in the bottom of the frame, and trailed 1-0 after three innings.
Monroe City managed one hit, but no runs in the top of the fourth. Natalie Wheeler bunted a single, and stole a base. Megan Kearns sacrificed herself to move Wheeler to third. Overton walked, and put runners on the corners, and then stole a base to get into scoring position. Ashley Kearns walked, loading the bases. Weydert sacrificed herself with a deep fly ball, and all were safe on the tag, earning Weydert the RBI. After four innings, the game was tied 1-1.
Monroe City scored one run in five at-bats in the top of the fifth. Alesa Frey bunted a single to start the home half of the inning. Alexis Lindsay brought her home, and scored herself, on a two-run homerun to center field. “I thought I got good contact,” said Lindsay. “It boosted my self-confidence, because I haven’t been hitting to well this week. I just really focused when I went up there, and it worked well for me.” After five innings, Brookfield took their first lead, 3-2.