Saturday, April 30, 2011

April 29, 2011 -- Brookfield Highlights

The Brookfield baseball team is off to a stellar start, winning seven of its first eight games, including a thrilling 4-3 win over Bethel Wednesday.

Bethel scored a go-ahead run on an error in the top of the ninth, but the Bobcats scored two in the bottom of the frame for the win.

Brookfield started its rally with two outs, with the winning runs coming in on a base hit to center with the bases loaded by shortstop Bryson Herr. Ryan Berry threw eight innings, giving up two runs, and Dave Long came in in the ninth for Brookfield.

Brookfield lost its first game of the season earlier in the week to Notre Dame. The Fairfield club jumped on Brookfield starter Harlan Zeerip for seven runs in the first inning and never looked back.

Said head coach Dan McKee. “We have been successful because of attitude. These players are here for each other not themselves. We also have a bench with players that could be starters. It’s hard to see such talent have to sit, but we can only use nine at a time. We have three sophomores in the top five in the batting order, Tre Gause, Matt Gernert and Ryan Korb. We’re playing excellent defense and hitting the heck out of the ball.”

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