The Brookfield softball team routed Milan at home on Monday, 11-1, to improve to 2-2 on the season. It took the Bulldogs nine games to get to two wins last year. Milan falls to 0-3.
The game lasted just five innings due to run rule.
The Bulldogs scored in every inning on Monday, including setting the tone by scoring a pair of runs in the bottom of the first inning.
The Wildcats made four costly defensive errors, but Brookfield head coach Paige Drescher was pleased by her team's ability to capitalize on those mistakes.
"We know that the snowball effect is a real thing, because that's definitely happened to us in the past handful of years," the 2012 Brookfield grad joked. "We've done a good job of shutting down our own errors, but we were able to work our way out of that. It was the same on the base paths."
The Bulldogs recorded nine hits on Monday night, including three girls chalking up multi-hit games. One- and two-hole hitters Cassi Conard and Kaylie Stufflebean both had a two-hit outing and recorded one RBI apiece. Freshman Kayedence Almond also had a pair of hits and stroked in a run.
Zoey Chrisman, Fallon Gladbach, and pitcher Faith Smith all recorded a hit as well.
Smith allowed four hits while recording four strikeouts to two walks. Her only run allowed was a hit batsman granted first base with no outs in the third inning.
Brookfield hosts an historically good Centralia team with a new coach on Thursday. The Panthers enter the game 1-3, but against tough competition thus far.
Drescher likes the way her young team is trending.
"All of our girls have seen a difference in our team, and we've talked about focusing on the team aspect rather than being individuals," Drescher said. "They've told us that they think the dynamic as a whole has changed since last season, and that's awesome to hear. We still need to work on popping up, but as long as we're hitting through the lineup, we'll be okay."