Following a week in which it went 6-0 to get back into the thick of the Greater Metro race, the Brookfield East baseball team saw its momentum halted.
The Spartans dropped four of five games to fall to 11-11 overall and 8-7 in conference play.
East entered this week tied with Franklin and Wauwatosa East for fifth in the Greater Metro.
East had its six-game winning streak snapped June 20 with a 7-2 loss to conference leader Oak Creek.
The Spartans fell behind, 4-0, early and couldn't recover. East pulled to within 5-2 by scoring a pair of runs in the fifth, but Oak Creek added single tallies in the sixth and seventh.
Jake Smith started and walked two with one strikeout in 51/3 innings. Nick Davies pitched the final 12/3 innings.
East had just one hit but drew seven walks against Knight pitchers Tyler Bujanowski and Dylan Fluegal.
A four-run first inning by the Chargers was too much for the Spartans to overcome June 21, as East fell, 6-3, at Sussex Hamilton.
East pulled to within 4-3 with a pair of runs in the fourth, but Hamilton added two insurance runs in the sixth.
Spartans starter T.C. Swittel settled in to pitch into the sixth inning.. The right-hander walked five and struck out two over 51/3 innings. Chris Shrawder recorded the final two outs of the sixth for East.
West Allis Hale
Just when it appeared as if East was going to let a gem thrown by Danny Butler go to waste on June 23, the Spartans broke out for five runs in the bottom of the sixth to rally for a 5-2 win over West Allis Hale.
Avery Barnes drew a one-out walk in the sixth and came around to score on an error. Swittel tied the game with a base hit, while Quinn Hyndiuk put East in front, 3-2, with a two-out RBI single.
Butler gave up just one hit over seven innings, at one point retiring nine of 10 Hale batters. Hale's lone hit against Butler was a second-inning RBI single by Jordan Breznik.