The Hamilton softball team began last week with an 8-2 loss to Divine Savior Holy Angels on April 26 but responded with big wins over West Allis Central and Wauwatosa East. Hamilton's 22-0 win over WAC on April 28 snapped a six-game losing streak.
Karly Vigani went 3 for 3 in the game and drove in two runs. Jaelyn Howard had four RBIs for HHS. Morgan Dercola, Taylor Earing and Madison Earing all had three RBIs. Keri Bohlmann earned the win on the mound by striking out nine and allowing just one hit.
'Our approach last week was that everything we have done so far was preseason,' Hamilton coach Tom Schlueter said. 'This week was the start of games that counted. Of course, all games count, but we wanted to forget all of the errors and unearned runs we gave our opponents so far this year.'
Against Tosa East on April 29, Hamilton won, 8-3. Vigani and Katlyn Schneider both homered. Schneider and Kayla Sullivan each had two RBIs. Vigani and Dercola both went 3 for 4. On the mound, Vigani threw seven innings, struck out four and walked two.
'Friday's win over Tosa East was the first sign of us putting our new season together. Two home runs, two perfect sacrifices, good pitching and better play by our outfield. Overall, a good team win. The girls are beginning to realize they can rely on each other to get things done.'
In the DSHA game, both Vigani and Bohlmann drove in runs.
'We earned two runs off DSHA, and we had opportunities to score more that we unfortunately left on base,' Schlueter said. 'We gave up six unearned runs to them. If we take those away, it's a 2-2 game with the team tied for the conference lead.'
The Chargers are 5-8 this season and 4-4 in the GMC.