During a recent three-game losing streak, Wauwatosa West's softball team was hanging with the upper echelon teams in the Woodland West only to have a stretch in each game cost them in the end.
Tosa West was able to snap its skid and gain a bit of confidence heading into spring break with a pair of wins last week, rolling to a 13-3 rout of Shorewood on April 11 before pulling out a 4-3 win over Cudahy April 13 on a walkoff double by Margaret Radske.
With the two wins, Tosa West moved over .500 at 4-3 overall and to 2-3 in the Woodland.
Trailing 3-1 against Shorewood, the Trojans plated six runs in the bottom of the second and four more in the third before tallying single runs in the fourth and fifth.
Radske singled home a run to start the six-run second before Sophie Stuppy doubled home a pair with a single to give the Trojans a 4-3 lead. After Melissa Biefeld hit a sacrifice fly, Olivia Greener scored two with a double to make it 7-3.
Stuppy hit an RBI single to increase Tosa West's lead to 8-3 in the third. Adie Davies added a run-scoring single with another run scoring on a throw and Greener upped the lead to 11-3 with an RBI single. The game ended by 10-run rule when Riley McAdams drove in Emma Elliot with a base hit to right.
Radske went 3 for 3 at the plate, while Greener and Stuppy each went 2 for 3 with three RBI and Davies was 2 for 4 with two RBI.
Kaitlyn Nimmer picked up the win in the circle and did not allow an earned run on just three hits with five strikeouts over four innings. McAdams pitched a scoreless fifth inning with a strikeout.
Against Cudahy, McKenzie Brophey put Tosa West up 1-0 in the second with an RBI double to center. The Packers went up 2-1 in the third before Stuppy doubled home Brophey to even the score in the fourth. Nicole Ferch hit a solo home run to put Cudahy back in front in the fifth but the Trojans tied the game on a squeeze bunt by Radske in the bottom of the inning.
The score stayed 3-3 until the bottom of the seventh. With two outs and nobody on, Davies kept the inning alive with a single to center. Radske followed with a line drive over the center fielder's head, scoring Davies to win the game.
Brophey was 2 for 3 with a run scored and an RBI and Stuppy was 2 for 4 with an RBI. Davies allowed three earned runs on 10 hits with three walks and two strikeouts in a complete-game victory.
Tosa West will take the next week off for spring break before returning to play at Greenfield at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 25.