Brookfield East won two of three games in a light week because of exams, but still fell out of a first-place tie in the Greater Metro Conference.
The Spartans won at New Berlin West on June 4 to open the week, the beat Brookfield Central at McCoy Field on June 7, rallying to win both games. Then on Friday at Marquette (3-5, 6-6), they dropped a 5-3 decision.
Going into the week East was 6-2, 9-2 overall, while Menomonee Falls was 7-1, 11-1 overall.
East jumped off to a 3-0 but then the Hilltoppers scored four runs in the bottom of the third, added one in the fifth and held on for the win.
Griffin Lynch had three of the Spartans' eight hits and drove in a run. Pat O'Brien doubled and scored twice and Drew Kehoe singled, scored a run and drove in a run.
Ryan Rouse pitched five innings, allowing eight hits, five runs, while walking two and fanning six.
Dennis Mistrioty walked four hitters in only 0.2 innings and O'Brien retired the only batter he faced.
Central done in by fourth
Ryan Rouse's two-run homer and Drew Kehoe's sacrifice fly keyed a four-run fourth inning as Brookfield East rallied to beat Brookfield Central before a packed house at McCoy Field.
Central took a 2-0 lead on a wild pitch and a sacrifice fly by Charlie O'Dwyer in the second inning, but the Spartans tied it in the third as the Lancers made two key errors.
An error and a two-run single by Peter Schuelke gave Central a 5-2 lead, before the Spartans big inning.
Relievers Pat O'Brien for East and Elijah Goodman for Central were both outstanding, shutting out both sides the final three innings.
Central fell to 1-8 overall and 1-6, last place in the Greater Metro Conference.
Team comes back over West
The Spartans opened the week with a comeback, 8-4 victory over the Vikings (7-2) at West on June 4, scoring four runs in the top of the seventh for the win.
After West scored four runs in the first inning, Dennis Mistrioty tossed five shutout innings and Pat O'Brien pitched the seventh. Mistrioty allowed four hits, but walked six to earn the win.
O'Brien singled twice and drove in two runs, while Brandt Rogers singled twice and Ryan Rouse and Jack Snow each drove in two runs has East banged out 11 hits off three Vikings pitchers.
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