Brookfield's softball team was in action on Monday and Tuesday, losing the first game at home to Putnam County, 7-4, and falling the next night, 7-1, in Trenton.
In Monday's game, the Bulldogs held an early 4-0 lead before allowing seven unanswered runs.
"We didn't come out mentally ready to play," Putnam County coach Aaron Fitzpatrick said. "We had to get some quality at-bats and lock it down mentally. Brookfield came out well, they were sharp and they put pressure on us. They hit the ball really well and executed on bunts well early."
Brookfield scored in each of the first three innings before running dry, and finished with six total hits. Pitcher Sydney Wilbeck allowed seven hits and walked six batters. She recorded five strikeouts before being replaced by Faith Smith for the final inning-and-two-thirds of work.
On Tuesday night in Trenton, Brookfield's only run came in the seventh inning after the damage had already been done. Rylee Sensenich crossed the plate on a Fallon Gladbach double, but it was too little too late for the Bulldogs against an exceptional, one-loss Trenton side.
"We fell apart when they started hitting," Brookfield coach Paige Drescher said. "We have to continue getting better. These games were better than our last games, but it's not the outcome we wanted. We have to put together a full seven innings and make it work. We have lots of adversity on our team, and these girls haven't been a part of a successful team, so we're trying to turn that around. Next Wednesday is when it matters, that's the week that matters."
Brookfield falls to 4-17, and rounds out its regular-season home slate on Thursday night. It hosts Louisiana for senior night after the 5 p.m. junior varsity game.