Not only were the Brookfield Blue Sox well represented at the Land O'Lakes All-Star Game on July 9 in Sussex, but two of their players had a major impact in the Suburban Division's 8-5 win over the Lake Country Division.
Blue Sox pitcher Johnny Arnold started for the Suburban Division, allowing just one earned run on three hits over four innings to pick up the win.
With the game tied, 1-1, in the third, Blue Sox first baseman Pat Tobiasz hit a two-out, two-run double off the left-center field fence to score West Bend's Billy Bynum and Lannon's Tyler Kozlowski to put the Suburban Division up for good at 3-1.
Tobiasz drove in Bynum with a single in the fifth, giving him three RBIs on the day.
Blue Sox outfielder Will Johnson struck out in his two at-bats, while catcher Steve Bartlien was zero for 1 with a hit by pitch.
The Lake Country Division scored its lone run off Arnold in the first inning. Monches' Mitch Dubnicka led off with a double and later scored on a ground out by Pewaukee's Nick Wichser.
Brookfield Bulldogs' designated hitter, Dan O'Brien, drove in a run with a single in the fifth to finish 1-for-4.
Both Brookfield teams will resume regular-season play July 23.
The Bulldogs will host the Lake Country Division-leading Pewaukee Muskies at McCoy Field, while the Blue Sox will play at Carl M. Kuss Field against the West Bend Lithia. Both games start at 1 p.m.
At 9-3, the Bulldogs trail first-place Lannon in the Suburban Division by one-half game. The Blue Sox are in fifth place, 21/2 games out of first place at 7-5.