After losing its first game against Menomonee Falls by 11 runs, the Hamilton baseball team responded with a 6-0 victory on June 15.
"The win against the Falls felt great," HHS coach Mike Schramek said. "I was really happy for the guys. We needed that win."
Sam Bjorklund, Will Enneking, and Cole Roepke all contributed two hits. Roepke drove in four runs.
Bjorklund pitched seven innings, struck out two, and gave up just one walk and four hits.
On June 17 against West Allis Central, Hamilton scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth to win, 11-10.
In the bottom of the eighth, Bjorklund bunted Tyler Wrobolewski and Ethan Bauer to second and third, respectively.
Ryan Hubbell hit a single up the middle to score two runs for the win. Hubbell went 3-for-5 with three RBIs. Bjorklund and Enneking drove in two runs each.
"After a failed sac bunt attempt with zero outs, I decided to sac bunt again with Bjorklund (with one out)," Schramek said. "I did so knowing Hubbell was coming up to bat. I felt you could not ask for a better kid to step to the plate with the game on the line. Ryan did not disappoint. On the first pitch, he lined a single back up the middle to win the game. I was very proud of him. He did exactly what a senior captain should do: step up and put the team on his back."
Jake Lex earned the win in 1 1/3 innings of work. Lex surrendered one hit and two walks. Kristensen pitched 6 2/3 innings for the Chargers.
Against Franklin June 13, Hamilton lost 6-2. Will Geels drove in a run for HHS.
On June 12, Hamilton was defeated by Marquette, 11-7. Hubbell drove in three runs. Geels, Roepke, Jared Wesline and Jacob Stucky had one RBI each.
Germantown wins six of seven
In a busy week, Germantown won six of seven games to improve to 16-3 overall.
"The pitchers did well," Germantown coach Jeff Wolf said. "When you play that many games, you count on the majority of those pitchers to eat up a lot of innings. That certainly helped."
GHS beat Cedarburg to start the week on June 12, 15-5. Jonathan Wizner and Bryce Thomas had four hits each. Thomas drove in five runs.
Thomas also earned the win in 3 1/3 innings of work. Thomas struck out four and walked five.
Against Nicolet on June 13, Germantown won, 6-4. Thomas hit a home run and registered five RBIs.
Ben Brandenberg went 2-for-3.
On June 15, Germantown defeated Grafton, 5-4. Connor Stoming, Dan Drinan and Colten Thomas had two hits each. Stoming doubled in the game.
Jake Elgner pitched 3 1/3 innings and struck out seven.
In a doubleheader on June 16, Germantown beat Whitnall in the first game, 7-2, and earned a 10-7 win in the second game.
Blake Kunz and Stoming doubled in the 7-2 win. Wizner had three hits. Nathan Hefle got the win on the mound after pitching four innings with two strikeouts.
In the second game, Colten Thomas had four RBIs. Nolan Vincent earned the win. Germantown scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh to win the game.
Against Kettle Moraine on June 17, the Warhawks trailed by six runs in the third inning, but came back to win, 13-9. Wizner, Brandenberg and J.P. Szopinski all had three RBIs.
Connor Fixel was the winning pitcher for GHS.
Franklin gave Germantown its only loss of the week on June 17, 3-1.
"This is probably one of the best hitting teams in terms of average, power and clutch hitting that I've seen in a long, long time," Wolf said.
Falls gets by Hale and NBW
On June 17, Menomonee Falls concluded its week with a 9-7 win over New Berlin West.
"We fell behind 7-0 after a half inning and ended up winning 9-7," Falls coach Pat Hansen said. "That was encouraging. Over the course of the season, you fall behind and you have to play from behind. It's hard to do it and the kids did a nice job."
Dayne Fuiten and Danny Howard both tripled against West. Daniel Knudson and Howard had two RBIs each.
Carter Ricco went 3-for-4 with an RBI. Jake Sutherland earned the win.
On June 16, Falls beat West Allis Hale, 7-3. Ben Heitman struck out three, walked one and gave up seven hits in the win.
Jack Koch and Knudson contributed two hits apiece.
Falls lost to Brookfield East on June 13, 11-9. MFHS scored five runs in the bottom of the seventh to give the Spartans a scare.
Knudson and Sutherland had two RBIs each. Arick Gleissner, Howard, Henry Hansen and Ricco all drove in one run.