Wauwatosa West softball is in the midst of quite the turnaround.
After winning four of five games last week, the Trojans sit at 15-7 overall and 8-4 in the Woodland Conference.
With four regular-season games remaining Tosa West has already won nine more games than it did a year ago and has doubled its conference win total.
The Trojans cruised to an 11-0 rout of Pius XI on May 9 but then fell, 7-3, to first-place New Berlin West on May 11. Tosa West bounced back for a 7-4 win over Waukesha South on May 12 and two wins the following day: a 14-1 win over Brookfield Central and an 11-0 victory over Kettle Moraine Lutheran.
Margaret Radske and McKenzie Brophey each had run-scoring singles as part of a five-run third inning that got the Trojans rolling against Pius.
Brophey finished 3-for-4 with three RBI and Radske was 3-for-3 with an RBI. Jordan Scharf, Melissa Biefeld and Sophie Stuppy each added two hits.
Adie Davies and Riley McAdams combined on a three-hit shutout, with Davies striking out six over four innings and McAdams fanning three in three innings.
Scharf and Radske each hit RBI singles in the second inning to give Tosa West a 2-1 lead on New Berlin West. But the Vikings tied the game with a home run in the fifth and took control with a four-run sixth.
The Trojans built a 7-0 lead against Waukesha South but had to hold on after the Blackshirts scored twice in the third and fourth.OIlivia Greener finished 3-for-4 with two RBI and Kaitlyn Nimmer and Brophey each added two hits. Davies earned the win by allowing three earned runs over seven innings.
A 10-run third left Tosa West to cruise past Brookfield East, as Nimmer and McAdams combined to allow just an unearned and two hits over five innings. Radske and Nimmer both were 2-for-3 with two RBIs.
Davies tossed a two-hit shutout over five innings to beat Kettle Moraine Lutheran. Stuppy was 2-for-3 with three RBI, Nimmer finished 2-for-4 and Greener drove in two runs.