The Hamilton softball team defeated one of the Greater Metro's best last week. Against Menomonee Falls on May 12, the Chargers won, 6-1. HHS got off to a 3-0 lead after three innings and never trailed in the contest. Katlyn Schneider went 4 for 4 at the plate with three RBIs. On the mound, Schneider struck out four, walked four and gave up four hits.
'It was a great win over our rival, Menomonee Falls,' HHS coach Tom Schlueter said. 'Katlyn pitched a great game, and equally important, we played great defense behind her. Other than a short throwing error in the seventh, we were perfect on the defensive part of our game. We were able to get some key hits in the game and also took advantage of some indecision that the Falls had in the field.'
Madison Earing went 3 for 4 and scored three runs. Morgan Dercola, Maddy Sprinkel and Keri Bohlmann also drove in a run each.
At a tournament at Beaver Dam's City Athletic Fields on May 14, Hamilton beat the hosts in eight innings, 13-12. Beaver Dam led after three innings, 9-2, but HHS staged a comeback with 10 runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings.
'Beaver Dam hit the ball well and was aggressive on the bases,' Schlueter said. 'We dug ourselves a hole and were down, 12-3. We do have girls that can hit the ball hard and that is what we did to get ourselves back in it.'
In the bottom of the sixth, Bohlmann hit a grand slam to right field to tie the game at 12. With bases loaded in the eighth with one out, Sprinkel drove in Dercola for the game winner.
Dercola had three hits, three RBIs and scored four runs. Sprinkel also had three hits and drove in four runs.
Against New Berlin West, Hamilton lost, 5-0. The Chargers also lost to Kenosha Tremper, 12-2. Dercola went 3 for 3 and hit two solo home runs.