The Brookfield Lady Dogs softball added yet another trophy to the softball section of the BHS trophy case with a fifth straight District Softball Championship this past Saturday. Brookfield held control over the hosting Penney Hornets for the second year in a row, and will host Bishop LeBlond Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Rusk Park in the Sectional Round.
Penney managed a hit or two in the top of the first, but the Brookfield defense proved tough, as they would all game long. In the bottom of the frame, Alesa Frey, Alexis Lindsay and Sammi Overton all reached base on Penney errors. Sydney Thompson replaced Overton as a courtesy runner, and the bases were cleared on a three-run double by Megan Kearns. Kearns would steal third, but end the inning stranded. After one inning, the Lady Dogs led 3-0.
Penney managed a single in the top of the second, but no runs. Frey singled with two outs, but ended the inning stranded. After two innings, Brookfield led 3-0.
Penney got another single in the top of the third, but again no runs. Overton reached on a Fielder’s Choice, even sliding into first, with Lindsay being forced out at second. Thompson again came on as a courtesy runner. Kearns singled to put two on, both of whom would end the inning stranded. After three innings, Brookfield led 3-0.
Penney loaded the bases in the top of the fourth, testing the heart of the Brookfield team. The Lady Dogs showed the heart and experience befitting a team in their fifth consecutive District Title game, and got out of the jam with no runs allowed,
Gabrielle Corf singled, and was joined on base by Frey in the bottom of the inning. However, the pair would end the inning stranded. After four innings, Brookfield retained a 3-0 lead.
Penney managed two baserunners in the fifth, but again were held scoreless. Overton, Kearns and Paige Clawson all singled to start the bottom of the frame. Thompson again ran for Overton. A two-run single by Taylor Ewing would bring two more home, and Ewing took second on the throw home. Jaclyn Weydert singled to load the bases for the Lady Dogs. Corf, Frey and Bailey Parks all singled to bring home three more runs in the frame. After five innings, Brookfield led 8-0.
Penney managed one hit in the top of the sixth, but no runs. Kearns singled to lead off the inning, and took second as Ewing reached on an error. The pair advanced to scoring position on a groundout, and the bases were loaded when Corf was hit by a pitch. But, the trio ended the frame stranded. After six innings, Brookfield led 8-0.
Page 2 of 2 - Penney scored one run on a throwing error by Brookfield, but it proved to be too little, too late. Brookfield took home their fifth straight District Championship with an 8-1 win over Penney.