New Berlin Eisenhower softball stays unbeaten in Woodland Conference
Katie Schlegel, Steffi Lombardo lead Ike to wins
New Berlin Eisenhower improved to 16-4 overall and stayed unbeaten (7-0) in the Woodland Conference West Division last week.
Eisenhower beat Greendale, 11-5, to May 5 and then won, 8-1, at Pewaukee on May 6, behind Katie Schlegel, who tossed a no-hitter, walking three and fanning seven. At the plate, she homered, scored twice and drove in three runs.
The Lions scored three runs in the third to break a 1-1 tie, then added a run in the fifth and three in the sixth to put the game away.
Two blowout wins
Eisenhower then blew away the Pirates early the next day at home, winning 11-0. The Lions scored three in the first and five in the second and then made it a five-inning game with a three-run fourth inning.
Schlegel pitched three innings and Steffi Lombardo two, combining on the two-hit shutout. Lombardo scored three times, banged out a single, double and triple and drove in a run. Schlegel singled and homered, scored twice and drove in two and Courtney Wenzel smashed a three-run homer.
The Lions played another five-inning game on May 8, beating Brown Deer, 12-1, at home. Leading 2-1 through three innings, Ike put the game away with a 10-run fourth inning.
Lombardo tossed a two-hitter and fanned seven and tripled, drove a run and scored a run. Schlegel slammed two homers, drove in four runs and scored three times.
Eisenhower then played two more competitive games on May 9, but still swept Pius XI in a doubleheader, winning 6-2 and 5-1.
The Lions jumped off to a 5-0 lead as Schlegel (five innings) and Lombardo (two innings) held the Lady Popes at bay for a 6-2 win.
Lombardo had two hits and Schlegel one, and each scored a run and drove one in.
In the second game, the Lions won, 5-1, leading 3-1 through five innings before tacking on two runs in the sixth, taking away any chance Pius had for a win.
Schlegel allowed six hits and six walks, but fanned eight and kept the Lady Popes off the board except for the one run.
She had a big day at the plate again, getting three hits, scoring twice and driving in two runs. Ali Nowak had two hits and two RBIs, as they combined for five of the Lions' 10 hits.
No luck at Pabst Farms
Ike dropped an 11-10 decision to Oconomowoc and lost to Waukesha North at the Pabst Farms Tournament on May 10.
The Raccoons scored eight runs in the first two innings, but the Lions rallied back, eventually cutting the lead to 11-6 going into the seventh inning.
Eisenhower then scored four runs, but the rally fell one run short.
Lombardo had three hits and four RBIs while Nowak had two hits and two RBIs.
The losses snapped a nine-game winning streak for the Lions, who are now 16-4 overall. They are 7-0 and leading the Woodland Conference West Division.
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