Just as it has been all season long, Wauwatosa West's baseball team was in all four games it played a week ago.

But facing quality opponents, the Trojans were able to pull out just one win — a 1-0 victory over Pius XI on June 12. 

Tosa West fell 7-3 in a rematch with the Popes on June 13 before losing 6-5 to Whitnall on June 15 and 3-2 to Marquette on June 16 to even its record at 7-7 overall and 5-5 in the Woodland West.

Pius XI

Logan Scharf tossed a one-hit shutout against Pius XI to lead Tosa West to the 1-0 victory on June 12.

The Trojans scored the lone run of the game on a RBI single by Ernie LaSpisa in the fourth. Will Jushka finished 3-for-3 and scored on LaSpisa's hit. 

Pius XI came back to split the two-game series with a 7-3 win over West on June 13. The Popes took a 3-2 lead with a run in the fourth and added two runs in the sixth and two more in the seventh to go up 7-2. 

Jushka worked five innings with three walks and four strikeouts and Spencer Whitlock threw two innings. 


Tosa West rallied to tie the game in the seventh but surrendered a run in the bottom of the frame to fall 6-5 to Whitnall on June 15.

The Falcons scored four runs in the bottom of the third to go up 5-3. The lead held until the top of the seventh when a two-out Whitnall error allowed two runs to score for Tosa West to even things at 5-5. 

Whitnall loaded the bases with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh. Trojans pitcher Danny Belknapp nearly escaped the jam by getting two outs before Peter Mueller drew a walk to force in the winning run. 

Scharf went 3-for-4 at the plate and Jushka, LeRoy Coleman and Sam Bauer each added two hits.

Noah Katula started for the Trojans and worked 5 2/3 innings, allowing four earned runs on six hits and five walks with three strikeouts. Belknapp walked three and allowed a run in his inning of work.


Making his varsity debut, Sam Watters kept Tosa West in the game against Marquette, but the Hilltoppers broke a 2-2 tie in the fifth on a solo home run from Peter Ahn and held on for a 3-2 win June 16.

The Trojans tied the game at 2-2 on a two-run single by Coleman in the fourth.

Watters walked four and struck out one over six innings. Scharf pitched a scoreless seventh.