The Brookfield Bulldogs won, 7-6, and the Brookfield Blue Sox lost, 1-0, in Land O'Lakes Suburban Division action.
The win gives the Bulldogs a 7-2 record, one game ahead of the Lannon Stonemen (5-2), while the Bulldogs dropped into third place with a 5-3 record.
This week, the Blue Sox host Menomonee Falls at 1 p.m. Sunday, June 19, at McCoy Field, and the Bulldogs are off until June 26.
On a day where clutch base hits and base running would be a plenty, the Sussex Cardinals and Brookfield Bulldogs rivalry added another classic to the book from the past decade.
The Cardinals' Travis Thompson fought through some early adversity as he has tried to barehand a play and bruised his hand. However, it was the Bulldogs who were the aggressor early as they jumped out to a 4-0 lead. After the teams traded two runs in the fifth, the Cardinals fought back and tied the game, 6-6, in the seventh.
The score remained the same until the 10th when Mike Mierow came home on a fielder's choice to score the winning run. Brookfield got a big day from the 'retired' Jeff Leuck, who despite retiring has not achieved enough at-bats to be included in the batting title race, had three hits for the Bulldogs. Scott Booth had another multiple-hit game.
Anthony Andres got the win for the Bulldogs with two-plus innings of sparkling relief.
Johnny Arnold and 7 Up ace Tyler Adams dueled to a scoreless battle through nine innings. The game was filled with defensive gems and big spots. Matt Schubert delivered the defensive play of the decade thus far as Schubert ranged to his left on a bullet one hopper hit by Steve Bartlein up the middle. As he ranged toward the right center field, he fully extended, dove to snare the ball and flipped the ball for the out at second as the bases were loaded with two out.
That would be the last serious opportunity either team would have to score in regulation. In the 10th, pinch hitter Casey Krohn doubled to lead off the inning. Sam Mattheis laid down a perfect bunt, and the throw from first was wide and struck Mattheis, sending the ball into the outfield. The winning run would score for 7 Up.
Arnold and Adams were brilliant. Arnold went the distance and did not give up an earned run. Adams went nine innings giving up just five hits, but Schubert picked up the win. Mattheis and Billy Bynum had multiple-hit games for 7 Up.