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New Berlin Eisenhower boys baseball goes 3-2 in busy week

Team beats New Berlin West, 10-2, in Woodland

New Berlin West’s John Collins (24) leaps for the bag as New Berlin Eisenhower first baseman Ryan Macho (11) took the throw.

New Berlin West’s John Collins (24) leaps for the bag as New Berlin Eisenhower first baseman Ryan Macho (11) took the throw. Photo By Peter Zuzga

June 16, 2014

New Berlin Eisenhower won some and lost some last week on the diamond, but the good news is they won one more than they lost (3-2).

The highlight for coach Mike Vahovick's baseball team (7-7, 1-0 in Woodland) came in a 10-2 win over crosstown rival and defending state champion New Berlin West on June 10 at New Berlin West.

The game was a pitcher's duel for four innings, as the Lions held a 1-0 lead. But Eisenhower scored four runs in the fifth and five in the seventh while West got on the board with two in the ninth.

Ike's Peyton Cypress had a complete game win, allowing three hits, two runs and three walks while fanning 10. Losing starting pitcher Nate Henrichs (6 IP, 2 BB, 3 K) and Adam Fritz (1 IP, 2 BB) pitched for the Vikings.

Leading a 12-hit offense was four Vikings. Nick Vasic had three hits, two runs and two RBIs, Steve Hegeman and Cypress had two hits, two runs scored and an RBI each and Joey Scaffidi had two hits and two runs scored. West's Bryan Watson had a hit and an RBI for the Vikings.

Shorewood comes back

The Lions opened the week with a 6-4 loss to Shorewood on June 9 at home, as they blew a 3-0 lead in the late innings.

The Greyhounds scored once in the fifth and twice in the sixth to tie the game, 3-3, going into the seventh. They then scored three runs in the seventh to win, as the Lions never got on the board after the third inning.

Winning pitcher Oscar Bjornstad pitched six innings, walking four and fanning six, and Cooper Lang got the save (1 IP, 1 K). Ike's Joey Scaffidi tossed a complete game (1 BB, 9 K) but got the loss. Ross Spadaro had two hits and two RBIs, while Steve Hegeman had two hits and an RBI.

Cudahy edged in game

The Lions won their second game of the week, defeating Cudahy, a 4-3, at Eisenhower.

Pitching was the key to the victory, as Hegeman worked five innings, walked two and fanned three strikeouts. Cypress (2 BB, 2 K) and Spadaro (1 BB) each worked an inning. Hegeman went 1-for-2 with a run scored and an RBI to lead as they only managed four hits in the victory.

Ike scored three runs in the third to break a scoreless tie and then added a run in the fifth before the Packers scored three in the seventh to make it interesting.

Germantown splits pair

The Lions closed out the week at Germantown on Saturday, splitting two high-scoring games with the Warhawks.

In the nightcap, the Lions came away with an 11-7 victory, leading 9-0 after three and one half innings. Germantown did some damage with a four-run fourth inning, but that was really it.

Dreyer tossed a complete game, allowing seven hits, four walks and fanning three batters to earn the win. Gavin Beacom had three hits, Hegeman singled and tripled, Vasic and Bryce Wesling each singled twice.

In the nightcap, they trailed 10-2 before scoring six runs in the fifth inning to make it close, losing 10-8.

The Spadaro boys and Scaffidi pitched for Ike, as Drew worked worked three innings (5 BB, 1 K), Ross followed with two innings (1 BB, 1 K) and Scaffidi finished up with an inning (1 BB, 1 K).

Ike had nine hits as Nick Dreyer, was solid at the plate, going 3-for-4 and with an RBI. Luke Carey and Scaffidi each banged out two hits.

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