LINKEDINCOMMENTMORE

WEST SOFTBALL

The Wauwatosa West softball team went 0-4 to fall to 0-5 overall this season.

The Trojans lost, 10-1, at Greendale on April 12 to begin the week.

The Panthers used a seven-run third inning to put the game away. Adie Daviespitched the first five innings, and Kaitlyn Nimmerpitched the sixth. West managed only five hits, and two were from Emma Elliott.

West lost, 12-1, over Whitnall on April 14 at home, as the Falcons scored eight runs in two innings to put the game away quickly. Alli Schumacherand Nicole Mystroweach singled twice, and the latter drove in the only run.

The Trojans lost a 9-7 thriller to Brookfield East at the East Triangular on April 16 and then dropped a 5-1 decision to Kettle Moraine Lutheran in the second game.

West outhit their opponents in both games but lost. Schumacher threw 32/3 innings of scoreless relief between the two games.

In the second game, Mystrow was 3-for-4 with two doubles and two RBIs. Melissa Biefeldand Bella Day each had two hits, and Hannah Bree and Courtnee Smith both got their first varsity hits.

WEST BOYS TRACK/FIELD

The Wauwatosa West boys track and field team finished second (96 points) at the New Berlin West triangular meet on April 13 behind New Berlin Eisenhower (102 points) and before New Berlin West (10)

'It was cold, but we gave many of the young kids a chance to run,' Trojans coach Scott Jordan said. 'Some kids were doing events for the first time. It's our opportunity to see how they can help the team.'

The Trojans won 10 events, including two double winners.

Christian Jacksonwon the 110 hurdles (14.85 seconds) and the 300 hurdles (43.13), and Javaree Jacksontook first in the shot put (50 feet, 3 inches) and first in the discus (117-3).

Malik Bascomwon the 200 (24.13), and Michael Greenhad a huge day.

He won the 100 meters in 11.24 seconds, was second in the triple jump (39-3) and was third in the 200 (24.55).

Jovani Jeffersonwas first in the pole vault (12 feet), and Paris Hannah-Howellwon the long jump (19-11/2).

The two relay winners were the 4x100-meter relay (47.20) behind Amadou Barry, Max Coulliard, Henry Tyson and Green and the 4x800 relay (9 minutes, 03.90 seconds) behind Jeremiah Cash, Joshua Cash, Ngaru Nenand Logan Steinike.

West had four other second-place finishes, with three coming from individuals. Taking second were Neu in the 400 (55.91), Jeremiah Cash in the 800 run (2:10.07) and Nick Hagopianin the pole vault (10-6).

The 4x200 relay was also second (1:35.86) behind Bascom, Hannah-Howell, Ean Hallerand Christian Jackson.

Steinke finished third in the 800 (2:13.71), and Haller was third in 110 hurdles (17.92) and 300 hurdles (46.38).

The 4x400 relay was third (3:45.82) behind Jeremiah Cash, Joshua Cash, Nen and Tyson.

WEST GIRLS TRACK/FIELD

The Wauwatosa West girls track and field team won the New Berlin West triangular on April 13.

Tosa West scored 85 points, followed by New Berlin West (62) and New Berlin Eisenhower (59).

Tosa swept the 100-meter dash, as Mercy Ndon(13.05 seconds), Azya McLin(13.16) and Breanna Weigman(13.38) took the top three spots.

Anna Roghanwon the 800-meter run in 2 minutes, 36.50 seconds.

Kayla Crumpwon the 100 hurdles (16.71) and the 300 hurdles (52.57)

The 4x100-meter relay was first (50.21) behind McLin, Ndon, Horton and Cheri'A Adams, and the 4x200 relay finished first (1:51.65) behind McLin, Ndon, Crump and Adams.

Adams won the triple jump (36 feet, 3 inches) and finished second in the long jump (16-1).

Caroline Morriswon the shot put (29-3), and Abby Kunawas second in the discus (79-61/2).

Julia Larsonwas second in the 400 run (1:09.36) and third in the 200 dash (30.23), and Brianna Hortonwas second in the 300 hurdles (53.42) and third in the 100 hurdles (17.50)

The 4x400 relay took second (4:41.22) behind Larson, Eliza Soczka, Roghan and Brishaun Bailey,and the 4x800 relay was also second (12:02.09) behind Roghan, Soczka, Ella Hagopian and Toriah Haanstad.

Ashley Salomonefinished third in the 400 (1:10.36).

EAST SOFTBALL

It was a tough week for the Wauwatosa East softball team, as the Red Raiders did not get off to the start that coach Ed Rauewas hoping for.

The Red Raiders started 0-4 and were outscored, 46-7, last week.

They opened by losing to Kettle Moraine, 14-4, on April 11 at home, scoring all their runs in a four-run second inning to cut the score to 6-4.

'Not the start we wanted,' Raue said. 'We looked young and unsettled, which we are. Five pitches in, we were down 2-0. Couple of great battles went their way, and we were a near great catch by (Natalie) Yahn away from getting out of the first, allowing only one run. She couldn't come up with the catch, and they went on to score five runs.'

'Analiese Glawemade her first career start and threw the ball well, but we couldn't make the big play to help her out of a couple jams. The bats never showed up, but I think that was a credit to KM, not our inability.'

Divine Savior Holy Angels then handed East a 10-1 loss on April 12 using a four-run fourth and a three-run sixth to ice the game. The Dashers smashed out 27 hits against the Red Raiders.

Cora Bilitztossed a seven-inning complete game, walking one and fanning two, and went 3-for-4 at the plate, and Morgan Schmanskiadded a single, double and an RBI.

'Cora pitched a heck of a game,' Raue said. 'We have a brand-new infield, and that unfamiliarity got us a couple times, and the talented DS team took advantage.'

Raue was impressed with his team's approach at the plate.

'We had great at-bats. Facing the GMC POY in (Rose) Dentice, I felt we did a great job,' he said. 'We had some hard hits; doubles by Yahn, Allie Kuhnand Morgan showed we have the ability to hit the areas best. Cora hit the ball well, and Taylor (Cure) walked four times. Again, I loved our approach, but we need to have that same confidence and focus on the defensive side.'

Eisenhower ace McKenna Heitpas blanked East, 10-0, on April 13 at Eisenhower. Schmanski had two hits, and starting pitcher Analiese Glawepitched 42/3, allowing 10 hits, one walk and two strikeouts and added a double in two at-bats at the plate.

'We hit the ball hard but right at people,' Raue said. 'I liked the way we handled the challenge against another solid pitcher, but our defense continued to struggle. We managed six hits. Morgan had two, and Analiese had a double off the fence, but as been the case thus far, we can't string the hits together.'

Menomonee Falls then won a 12-2 decision on April 14 at East, giving the Red Raiders an 0-2 mark in the Greater Metro Conference. Losing, 2-1, through two innings, East saw Falls score two, four and four runs in the third through fifth innings to take a 12-2 lead.

Natalie Yahnsingled, doubled, scored a run and drove in a run, while Schmanski singled, doubled and drove in a run.

Three freshmen collected their first career hits during the week: Glawe, Shea Murphyand Riley Breider.

— Compiled by Tom 'Sky' Skibosh